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Apr 10, 2010 1:12 AM

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Looks like they're ripping off The Matrix. Massive underground colony where they produce shit? Computer world or something with "Agents"? I fully expect Otonashi to turn into Neo at any given moment, seeing as it looks like he's very good at not getting killed, the best skill to have in their world.

Anyway, this episode was an improvement over the first but the entire thing just feels so forced somehow. I'm still waiting for the story as well, guess they'll keep on expositioning for a while until we've met all of the players. OP is forgettable, the ED is kind of nice.

The animations still needs a lot of work, the 3D scenes are really visible and the clothes still look bad in almost every scene. Yuri's face looked strange in a few places as well. They should do more QC and fire/hire some animators. Guess KyoAni is a tough act to follow.

What was up with Sawashiro Miyuki's screaming at the end? Girl sure can scream. Looking forward to some more Miyukitaimu.
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:32 AM

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This episode was pretty hilarious overall, but it was nice that they fit in some character background as well :). Definitely looking forward to seeing more of this.
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:42 AM

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The music and animation remind me of Persona 4
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:45 AM
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A fantastic episode. The action sequence between Yuri and Angel was good. I'm looking forward to future episodes. 9/10
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:49 AM

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Nice episode. Loved the OP.
Comedy was nice.
And TK is f*cking awesome.
Wafu~ !
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:52 AM

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Fantastic episode! So much better than the first one (which was already quite good).
I especially liked the traps and the melee battle between Yuri and the Angel.
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:52 AM

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HORRIBLE.

Seriously, do they really, REALLY think that the so called "suspension of disbelief" would work in this way? Do they really want me to believe that they built the terminal dogma under the meta-school? Are there Lilith, Adam and the other Angels? Is the guild a part of the Unlimited Blade Works Archer kindly lent them?

What's the point in having the guild if, as Haruhi states, it is possible to create the weapons VIRTUALLY FROM NOTHING? Why was put all this importance in "defending the guild" if they, after almost 3 minutes of resistance, decided to blew up EVERYTHING because they had another terminal dogma "somewhere else"?

Only "good" part of the episode: the Biohazard cit. was kinda funny but I really don't see any point in having one of the guys puking the living shit out of him just to make us understand what happened to Karate-kid guy.

LOL at the Cheap Drama. Funny as hell, as always.

2/5, seen worst.
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:10 AM

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Really liked this episode. I won't be surprised if this becomes one of my top 5.

But I'm still hoping for it to get a lot better. This has a lot of potential. ^___^
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:17 AM

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HORRIBLE.

Seriously, do they really, REALLY think that the so called "suspension of disbelief" would work in this way? Do they really want me to believe that they built the terminal dogma under the meta-school? Are there Lilith, Adam and the other Angels? Is the guild a part of the Unlimited Blade Works Archer kindly lent them?

What's the point in having the guild if, as Haruhi states, it is possible to create the weapons VIRTUALLY FROM NOTHING? Why was put all this importance in "defending the guild" if they, after almost 3 minutes of resistance, decided to blew up EVERYTHING because they had another terminal dogma "somewhere else"?

Only "good" part of the episode: the Biohazard cit. was kinda funny but I really don't see any point in having one of the guys puking the living shit out of him just to make us understand what happened to Karate-kid guy.

LOL at the Cheap Drama. Funny as hell, as always.

2/5, seen worst.
Wow, you really are a shallow person who is trying to act all intelligent...

You can't know how many years they have been there. Since they don't really age and they can create anything with their memories, if given enough time I don't think it's impossible.

The point is, just as it was explained in the episode, that it is much easier and faster to create duplicates of already existing weapons than creating them from scratch every single time. They blew it up because Tenshi had already found the location,so even if they managed to stop her or escape there would be no point in keeping the place, since she would just come back later.

If my argument fails with you, then the heck with it, it's just an anime, don't be so uptight.
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:31 AM

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magnificent OP.. both the song and the animation.. mostly the animation.. piano and the lights were stunning..

haha.. lol at all the traps.. also, i found it very funny how they abuse some of their cliches, like it was obvious that shiina is the cool ninja girl who has a weakness for cute things so she fell for that trap so even before they said it i could already relate.. and TK is the man..

yuri's past is indeed kind of sad but i still don't know if that was the right moment to say it and ended up not having much impact on my part..

that thing about the Guild leaves me somehow confused.. so the place really isn't important but their memories? only use about the place is efficiency? and they have a backup (how awfully convenient.. guess Guild won't be used much as a plot device?)

ED is also good.. better song than the OP but nothing spectacular overall..

anyway, up to now, story is still not clear.. hope they can build it up in the right pacing given their 13 episode limit.. for now, i'm just so in love with the animation.. and because of that animation, i regard it as one of the few 720p videos that slow down my laptop, way better than some 1080p's..
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:43 AM

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DAT OP

That was amazing!
Lia FTMFW!
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:45 AM

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note that almost every positive comment about this episode is about the OP/ED.
the episode itself was another huge disappointment. the lead-in to the whole situation was weak; i can't say "unbelievable" because it's a show about the afterlife to begin with. but anyway... meh. yuri is a pretty cool character. the other ones annoy me, so i like watching them die.

either way... this show is dangerously close to getting dropped after just 3 episodes.
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Apr 10, 2010 2:47 AM

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Wow, you really are a shallow person who is trying to act all intelligent...


Now expressing an opinion is called "trying to act intelligent". But still I am surprised you didn't just call me "a troll".


If my argument fails with you, then the heck with it, it's just an anime, don't be so uptight.


It's not "just an anime". It's a story and I express an opinion based on the plot. Based on the premise "it's just an anime" we should give 10/10 to every production.
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:50 AM

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Did anyone else just crack up laughing when that guy was hit with the hammer at the start and the calming music kicks in when he's in the air. I was laughing for like 5 minutes rewinding that scene over and over.
 
Apr 10, 2010 2:57 AM

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someone probably made a list of all the traps the last time they went to the guild
the only way to stop a gamer from playing is either: beat them, or wait until they get bored (though 2% percent suffer seizures
 
Apr 10, 2010 3:05 AM

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A lot better than the first episode in terms of explanation and character building for the heroine of the show along with some bonding. We also had a little drama with her story and how she lost her brother and sisters.
Unfortunately the mediocre character design seems to be a standard so we have to live with it.

I'm happy that we got an explanation from where the weapons are coming from but i didn't quite get that "we can create anything from anything" thing. How exactly does that work?

BTW is there only one Angel or are there many Angel's that look the same? Is there anything that can kill an Angel? If falling in to that burning hell can't kill her nothing much can, so aren't they already fighting a lost war?
This Angels remind me more and more of the Agents of Matrix. Is the new guy going to be the ONE! Considering the zero's and one's jumping during fights we could very well have a big similarity.
The laser-cut beams are so Resident Evil!!!



I didn't like the OP song much although it had nice direction but the ED song was good for me.
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Apr 10, 2010 3:05 AM

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OP "My Soul,Your Beats!" words and music by Jun Maeda.
ED "Brave Song" words and music by Jun Maeda.

Really he has multiple talent.
 
Apr 10, 2010 3:12 AM

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Beautiful OP, nuff said.
 
Apr 10, 2010 3:17 AM
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LOL omg that was so much better than the first episode
OP/ED were great
TK is a bro XD I just love his lines :P
Toy puppy trap was lawls
yuri's past was pretty messed up though she didn't say how she died...
Looking forward to the next episode
 
Apr 10, 2010 3:18 AM

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Wow, that was an amazing episode.

Yuri's past was really sad... Felt so sorry for her. But I really wondered how she died...
The animation in this episode was superb, as usual. I loved the fight scene.
5/5
 
Apr 10, 2010 3:46 AM

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Ukyo9 said:
Wow, you really are a shallow person who is trying to act all intelligent...


Now expressing an opinion is called "trying to act intelligent". But still I am surprised you didn't just call me "a troll".


If my argument fails with you, then the heck with it, it's just an anime, don't be so uptight.


It's not "just an anime". It's a story and I express an opinion based on the plot. Based on the premise "it's just an anime" we should give 10/10 to every production.
There is nothing wrong with criticising anime and expresing your opinion, but do it more... ah... moderately. In two years you have posted 7 times one of those being to criticise AB starting with "horrible" in capital letters. Really...

Well, I have no reason to call you "troll"...
 
Apr 10, 2010 3:51 AM

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Best OP this season.
 
Apr 10, 2010 4:22 AM

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Monad said:
I'm happy that we got an explanation from where the weapons are coming from but i didn't quite get that "we can create anything from anything" thing. How exactly does that work?
Let just say, can everyone in the world draw? Yeah we can, but what about the quality? As you can see in this episode, they can make a big cannon but it can't be used because they don't know how to make it(like something have to do with the memory).


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Apr 10, 2010 4:28 AM

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Trap with lasers remind me first movie of resident evil.
And Yuri's past was sad but tell her find something valuable and kill people every 10 minutes is maybe little stupid....
To first i think they gonna rape her.
 
Apr 10, 2010 4:34 AM

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Lol @ Shiina.
 
Apr 10, 2010 5:01 AM
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Beautiful Op....having all the character introduce in it its really nice.And suddenly,all of them one by one die.Op need to remake?I think not,I think all will survive ^^.

How do you died?
Stupid, there no one commit suicide in this world,there no way people commit suicide and allow to stay in this world.

From the message above,how can it relate to the memory concept?why izzit suicidal not allow to live in this world??
 
Apr 10, 2010 5:10 AM

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I'm so eager to watch the rest of this anime. Saw the Angel Beats special with Maeda Jun interviewed and the staff producers. I felt touched by their hard work and Maeda Jun said that the latter half will be more like his other Key's work, emotional stuff. CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

I know about that special too. They're really trying to put their all into this.
 
Apr 10, 2010 5:12 AM

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Loved it. This was a big step up from the first episode in just about every way, and I love the RPG-esque layout (Like, when they enter a new area, it brings it up at the bottom).

This thing where nobody dies adds so much to the series. They can quite easily kill off a character without it bringing the mood down, yet use flashbacks of the real world to give us some bawww moments. I'll admit, I didn't find Yuri's past that heart breaking, I feel they haven't built the character enough for me to care yet. Still, Angel Beats! isn't making the mistake of some (SOME) anime for the past few seasons and starting the story too late, throwing in fanservice and shite for 4-5 episodes.

I hope it remains similar to how it is. The combination of comedy and drama (Oh, and awesome fight scenes) is executed quite well in this episode.
 
Apr 10, 2010 5:15 AM

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It works fine with me if i shut down my brain for a while..the God in that anime is surely having fun to let those guys making weapon and rebel against the angels, not that i complain

Oh well i like the battle, Yuki's past is pretty "waw", i'll make sure to raise a guardian dog or hire a security guard if i that rich and never let your kids alone folks!,

First alert for me that this anime not only for LULZ..better prepared
 
Apr 10, 2010 5:26 AM

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I've expected nothing less of Key - an anime that makes you think that it's a comedy, but later it proves to be something totally different. Yuri's memories sure took me by surprise...
Also, this ep was even better than the first one. Looking forward to next episodes!


 
Apr 10, 2010 5:54 AM

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Did not watch the episode itself, only the OP.
I'm speechless, that was just amazing.
Lol'd @ nico already having covers; never disappoints.
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Apr 10, 2010 6:05 AM

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Wow, awesome OP! Probably my favorite of the season so far.

I thought the beginning was hilarious where everyone started dying xD I lol'd hard when the one guy got crushed by the hammer and the slow music started playing

But then...it went into Yuri's past. And I cried. ;_; Having a burglar break into my house was one of my biggest fears when I was younger D: And it's still scares me.

And the ED made me cry too. ;_; The lyrics </3

Definitely expecting this to be a tear jerker now. But I can't wait for more episodes
 
Apr 10, 2010 6:50 AM

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I've expected nothing less of Key - an anime that makes you think that it's a comedy, but later it proves to be something totally different. Yuri's memories sure took me by surprise...
Also, this ep was even better than the first one. Looking forward to next episodes!


Pretty much this. Really enjoying this show so far.
 
Apr 10, 2010 7:06 AM
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OP sucked, episode was good.
 
Apr 10, 2010 7:25 AM

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The animation is so awesome, it makes me want to cry...


 
Apr 10, 2010 7:27 AM

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I enjoyed it, fantastic OP and I liked Yuri's past as well, it was immensely tragic.

Angel is badass as well =)


 
Apr 10, 2010 7:36 AM

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poor angel. lots of wtf there
 
Apr 10, 2010 7:39 AM

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Looking forward to next episodes!
 
Apr 10, 2010 8:01 AM

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OP and ED were excellent. The episode itself was pretty good towards the end, though the slap-stick just isn't doing it for me. It sends shivers down my spine to think what TJ and big guy must have felt when they were done in my the traps. Brgghh.

Also, good to see some drama and character development in this one; I hope more like this continue to pop up.
 
Apr 10, 2010 8:05 AM

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Great episode, thought the I personally don't find the OP super amazing.
It has superb animation, that's for sure; but for some reason the song just don't wow me.

I like the ED song better
 
Apr 10, 2010 8:24 AM

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Trap with lasers remind me first movie of resident evil.
And Yuri's past was sad but tell her find something valuable and kill people every 10 minutes is maybe little stupid....
To first i think they gonna rape her.

Too bad, eh...

OP and ED were great. Yup, this is Key, a mix comedy and drama at the same time. Yuri's past was a bit tragic but those robbers really took their time didn't they..Animation is great, much focused on the fights, though on 16:35 to 16:39, the part where Yuri and Otonashi were entering the Guild was weird. Story is still fuzzy but let's see.

Yuri: "Don't hold yourself up using that!" *kick*
Hinata: "Waaaa....Idiot!"
 
Apr 10, 2010 8:48 AM
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I liked these 2 episodes,can't wait for the next one.This seems like a good anime.
Lol.the part where he climbed on her..that was...rofling =))
 
Apr 10, 2010 9:01 AM

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That was interesting and it was funny watching everyone die.

 
Apr 10, 2010 9:14 AM

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I really liked the opening animation but the song is going to take some time to get used to for me... I don't really like Lia's songs at first generally..
I wasn't really expecting Yuri's past so quickly... but I guess it is only 13 episodes after all.. Hopefully it won't feel rushed or anything...
 
Apr 10, 2010 9:27 AM

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Here I kept getting nagged at about the new OP being so awesome (By a certain SamTheNayru), and I thought "it can't be that good, right? ...But damn, it was awesome xD
And I can't stop thinking about Haruhi whenever Yuri's on-screen : |
Also, whenever Shiina's on-screen, I keep thinking about Hime O.o (Not personality-wise though)
And Yuri had some pretty terrible memories, eh? : <

Anyway, I personally like the prospect of not being able to die, but still feeling a hell lot of pain whenever it would've killed you.
I'd sure as hell want to try it out if it was possible, would open up new possibilities, so to speak : 3
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Apr 10, 2010 9:35 AM

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Here I kept getting nagged at about the new OP being so awesome (By a certain SamTheNayru), and I thought "it can't be that good, right? ...But damn, it was awesome xD

 
Apr 10, 2010 9:48 AM
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I don't undertstand one zilch of what's happening on screen. Seems interesting but I can't comment on something I don't know appart from : the OP is good, Yuri is the new Haruhi, it's definitely got the Key feeling, but it's still quite different from Kanon, Air and Clannad in that it tries to do some new things, but fails at it for the moment. And I still hate the art. It was somewhat of an improvement from ep 1 though.

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Apr 10, 2010 9:53 AM

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wow that surprising decent, i think...
But plz get rid that "we won't die even when we're" killed" that just lame, and i don't like the OP so much, the piano play animation just not sync well with the song, and make the OP awkward.

But the last six-minute is blown me, and remind me of the Terminator xD
overall nice episode. 3/5 from me.
 
Apr 10, 2010 9:56 AM

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Lol @ Shiina.

bad ass + love for cute things = love
 
Apr 10, 2010 10:09 AM

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\Oh what a obvious and classical trap, damn... rest is also pretty classic.
\TK know japanese... D:
\This is fucked up. Seriously, they all "sacrificed" themself but they're gonna be all-fine after a while...
\Yeah, "Is this guy in high school too?"
\Tank and german granades, awesome.

Enjoyable, even though it's nothning special.
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