Angel Beats! Episode 9 Discussion
May 28, 2010 5:02 PM
GODDAMN SLOW-ASS RESCUE TEAMS! (even if the "rescue at the last minute while main hero dies" thing is kind of overplayed, it always gets to me)
-The entire train scene was almost like a completely different anime. I actually liked it because I figured "Otanashi dies in a train crash" just seemed kind of cheap for such a main character. It makes sense that it would be something that really suits him like taking on the role of Jack from LOST like saving people. I bet if that asshole hadn't stolen the water he would have lived. Where did that jerk think he was going anyway? Both sides were blocked.
-OtonashiXKaede moments are just so sweet.
-This sort of "let's maneuver around Yuri" thing is giving me Death Note vibes but in a good way not a "I'll be the new god" way.
-So how are they going to cover the pasts of all the SSS in 4 episodes? Looks like from the last sentence of the preview, Yui's up first. (Oh god, if TK disappears, it's gonna SUCK!)
I too have to admit, this show has gone in a completely different direction than I thought. Now the tagline of "The greatest story celebrating life" in the PV makes more sense.
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May 28, 2010 5:25 PM
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oki guys this is whats gonna happen I figured it out:
Otonash is gonna help everyone feel better about themselves and they will disapear... but maybe they are not dead but just vegetable so when they disappear they actually go into real life...
I started thinking the same thing a few episodes back.
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May 28, 2010 6:16 PM
I'm no doctor by any means, but Otonashi must have had some serious internal bleeding (judging from him coughing up blood and the huge blood colored spot on his stomach), and probably damaged his intestines, because that dark spot was about the area your greater omentum is, which probably got tore open inside him and spread an infection.
Really, that sounds like he was one of the ones in the most pain, but he sacrificed everything he had for those people. Amazing how he made such a huge personality change from a selfish self-obsessed child to an all out caring guy that pretty much gave up his life for all those people by not asking for extra supplies or killing morale with their leader being in that kind of position.
(I do not blame those that say TLDNR)
Modified by Shinrin, May 28, 2010 6:25 PM
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May 28, 2010 6:22 PM
when otonashi died... his eyes were opened
It takes the same amount of muscles to close and open your eyes, so it's most likely when someone dies that they'll be open considering people spend like 7/8 of their lives with their eyes open.
May 28, 2010 6:23 PM
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btw if you know whats going to happen can you pm me and let me know if its sad ending because I hate sad endings must as hell stop watching now heh.
I don't think anybody knows where this is going considering this is an anime-original.
I agree with you... Well the TK part especially... No actually about the OtonashixKanade part too. Wait... they said that it's the "Greatest Story Celebrating LIfe"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZVAODrtP6E at around 1:42
Well it's says "The best song in praise of life" but that's like the same thing.
May 28, 2010 6:32 PM
May 28, 2010 6:41 PM
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Pretty amazing episode. Drama was great in this one, almost like Clannad. The donor card scene was outstanding, made me optimistic that those types of people may be out there in the world. Otonashi sacrificing himself to actually save another's life, even in death.
The humor was still there though: "Oh!, Everybody seems to be quite smart today! Did you eat something bad?" LOL. And TK and Matsushita dancing outside of the door... rofl :D
And i'm one of them :D
bring me an accident men :D
lemme fill up my donor card as well XD
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May 28, 2010 7:00 PM
I don't think anything could deter me from giving this a 10 now.
I'm such a sucker for those kinds of situations.
Haha I'm the same. I love these hopeless situations, but they somehow make it kind of scenarios. Kind of like code geass, but less depressing than the end of season 2
I haven't watch this episode yet. But just for curiousity sake, will they have 2nd season since they haven't reveal most of the character's past yet? Or they would just ignore it~~~
I think Otonashi is going to get a few of them, and it will be Yuri, TK (maybe), Hinata (of course), and a few others are going to find Otonashi out, and they will fight him and Kanade at the end somehow.
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May 28, 2010 8:02 PM
If Maeda really wanted to make this mainly a comedy, he failed big.
I don't really think he was considering Yuri's past for one thing.
btw lol, 3 pages already. Seems like this really is something...
Yeah, we get 10+ page discussions every week. Guess a lot of people are watching.
May 28, 2010 8:05 PM
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I figured there was more to his past then we were given before since they haven't showed the true death scene of any member yet. The latter 2/3 of this episode was done really well and totally overshadowed the meeting at the beginning. (Still no tear from me though.) This is what Angel Beats! should have been like all along. Sorry, Maeda but your I-want-it-to-be-a-comedy justification does not work. It should not have taken 8 episodes to build up to this, such a waste. I'm not sure how they'll fit "graduating" every member of the SSS in 4 (?) episodes but I'm still looking forward to the answers Otonashi also wants. What will happen to him and Kanade?
The true message of the show, I think got repeated twice in this episode and really struck a cord with me. "We will be saved." How uplifting.
Kanade ftw! <3
May 28, 2010 8:23 PM
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I figured there was more to his past then we were given before since they haven't showed the true death scene of any member yet. The latter 2/3 of this episode was done really well and totally overshadowed the meeting at the beginning. (Still no tear from me though.) This is what Angel Beats! should have been like all along. Sorry, Maeda but your I-want-it-to-be-a-comedy justification does not work. It should not have taken 8 episodes to build up to this, such a waste.
I agree like crazy. I enjoy comedy somewhat, but I started watching Angel Beats expecting it to be a drama, and that's kind of what I was looking for. Don't get me wrong, most of the comedy scenes are pretty funny, but I preferred something more serious.
Maeda is a strange guy. He took a school harem and turned it into one of the most depressing things I've ever seen (depressing as in sad, not scarring like Elfen Lied or School Days), and then he takes Angel Beats and makes it a comedy-drama..
I feel like the ratio is like 3/5 comedy and relaxation, and that should be switched with the drama and story development.
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May 28, 2010 8:47 PM
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Maeda is a strange guy. He took a school harem and turned it into one of the most depressing things I've ever seen (depressing as in sad, not scarring like Elfen Lied or School Days), and then he takes Angel Beats and makes it a comedy-drama...
Strange people think up strange concepts and twist everything, haha. I probably respect Maeda for that much.
/I notice every week, I fucking say that. 'how this will play out later'
This. Probably the only reason (other than Kanade) why I'm still watching Angel Beats! It's lame and has been utterly disappointing for 7-8 episodes but it keeps me on my feet, thinking exactly what you say every week. ;)
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