Angel Beats! Another Epilogue Episode 1 Discussion
Mar 18, 2011 4:59 AM
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Maybe we can finally watch Yurippe and Hinata form the Front, Since that would make for an excellent season.
Overall though I like this short. Otanashi was cool.
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I'm the same opinion as KidNemo in regards that maybe Otanashi is the created of the software and was to one that turn himself in to NPC because couldn't stand the wait(for Kanade). This is possible because time isn't continuous as seam for the fact that Kanade was there "first". But one could also say that Kanade isn't dead because in the case of the other members of the brigade they just disappear and Kanade we see a light going up in the sky for just a moment before the credits on ep 13, and like some said before she might be in a coma but also could just show that because she is a main character an is the last one to go so the show could afford to focus in her "go away"
WOW man i never even thought about that possibilty!
From the descriptions of the "man" in ep 12 that Otanashi is turned himself into a NPC because he couldn't stand to wait(Kanade). May be definitely right it's a good point!
So much mystery in this anime :O
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The idea that the story comes full circle and reunites us with an NPC version of one of the characters (presumably Otanashi) in episode 12 doesn't sit comfortably with me. Whilst the NPC (presumably self-referencing) details the person being driven to insanity, I think this falls far from Otanashi's character. As shown in the way he dealt with his sister, and his own tragic death, I find this second ending far more stirring than the first.
Whilst the first works under the sense that Otanashi is someone who has found a purpose in aiding other people, and because he as accepted that he can move on, I think the second method works as it links in with his extreme loyalty with his devotion to aid others.
I think the programmer/NPC is merely a reference to the dangers of staying in this world, to add tension to the decision Otanashi is left with at the conclusion of episode 13. The idea of being granted a new life, or living in that world for an eternity. I think it is probably a decision that the creators were unsure of themselves, in the same way I am unsure as a viewer. Whilst I think it would be fitting and heart-warming for the original epilogue to be the final conclusion, I think that, however tragic, it is more befitting of Otanashi's character to take the route of the second epilogue. He mentions that he is satisfied with the life he lived, and that he wanted to stay and help, and I think I prefer the ending that way. He has in a sense become the "angel" that is referenced throughout.
And to clarify against points previously made by others: I don't think this epilogue has anything to do with a desire for a sequel, and I don't believe a sequel can be made from it. If it was made it would be a fairly superficial fan-fic style series that wouldn't be worth much emotional investment.
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Another Epilogue --> Another such as "Different" or "More"? Hmmm....
In the "More" version you could say that Otonashi stayed behind until this new guy appears, supposedly the new "Otonashi-guy", who can take his place so he can finally dissapear too :D, and then the anime original ending comes :D:D:D
as for different... I hope it somehow becomes a season 2 that shows an even better ending than season 1, lolz, probs not but hope never loses :P
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Recently finished watching the series and then did some research (probably already said by someone else in this thread but I'll say it again for those who don't want to go post hunting).
Apparently Otonashi does eventually move on and this was confirmed by the writer.
Basically it seems that rather than this special instead of being an alternate ending is actually a sequel that takes place directly after episode 13.
Otonashi stays to motivates the students around him to gain the courage to live on as the new student council president.
I guess he was just waiting for someone else to take his place.
Then in the post credits scene of episode 13 he's reincarnated and gets to meet Tachibana again in the real world.
If there is a season 2 (unlikely IMO) it would probably be about Otonashi trying to find his successor and then he would eventually move on.
Aug 9, 2012 8:53 AM
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Pretty nice little extra episode, i finished watching the angel beats series a few months ago and i just decided to watch this and it was nice, brought back a lot of feelings from the series. It would have been cool if they made a second season from this alternative ending but i guess its never going to happen.
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By the way (not to destroy anyone's happy ending), doesn't Otonashi's situation look way too similar to the programmer's from episode 12?
What I want to say is that we know time doesn't flow chronologically here, and what if Otonashi is actually the programmer described in ep12?
Situation seems the same... and once he becomes an npc, maybe time resets. (just thinking out loud)
But it would totally suck if this was real:S