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Another Epilogue of Angel Beats To Be Released

by dtshyk
Sep 27, 2010 8:11 PM | 90 Comments
According to Dengeki G's Magazine, Angel Beats! Blu-ray and DVD volume 7 will carry an extra anime "Another Epilogue". It's a different version of the epilogue (C part) in the Episode 13.

Source: Scan of Dengeki G's

C part means

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Feb 3, 2011 8:42 AM by underMebius

hikaricore wrote:
If the time is looping or non-linear as suggested

i think that it's non-linear is a given, because otherwise tachibana couldn't have been there before otonashi. i don't think that it's looping, because then some things don't make a lot of sense. though what would non-linear, looping time look like anyway, *snicker*; that makes my brain hurt. i really like the concept of non-linear time though.

btw, calling this 'purgatory' is only a good idea if one can thoroughly divorce that concept from the catholic one, because the world of "angel beats" is too different from the catholic concept (i notice one of the reviewers complaining about that, but you can't apply christian assumptions to a japanese anime that's very clearly not about christian beliefs, so it's not fair to judge it because it doesn't portray those assumptions). what it really portrays is a buddhist view, that of upadana (clinging) and bhava (becoming) -- the members of the battleforce are clinging to memories of their previous lives because they feel regrets, and move on to the next life after they've reached a form of enlightenment. ok, this is really overkill for a discussion on this site, *grin*. i stop now.

i don't think i'll watch the other epilogue because i thought the ending was perfect for the show, and i don't want to see it spoiled. i LIKE that their meeting in their new lives wasn't elaborated on -- that's another story; it's enough to know they met again. my heart was really breaking for otonashi at the end before the credits.

Feb 2, 2011 7:52 AM by pleochroic

paksis_pragma said:
was kind of disappointed since i was hoping this would be a continuation of the last ep where otonashi meets kanade in their after-afterlife
apart from that it was a good watch

It is named "another epilogue", which means a different ending. There is no expansion. They didn't have to make anything clear. All it meant was you could of cut out the ending of episode 13 and slapped this in.

Jan 12, 2011 7:44 PM by Moe_

was kind of disappointed since i was hoping this would be a continuation of the last ep where otonashi meets kanade in their after-afterlife
apart from that it was a good watch

Jan 5, 2011 6:54 AM by paksis_pragma

Concerning the relationship with Otonashi and the Angel Player, wouldn't it be an inconsistent theory given that not only does the Angel Player already exist in either epilogue but also the fact that Maeda himself has denied the time loop theory as a whole?

Still, it doesn't explain Otonashi's "spawn time"; he should have appeared long before any of the SSS members and especially long before Kanade, so why show up in the middle of it all? Either there's something more to this (hopefully clarified in the eventual sequel) or someone didn't think this concept through (sounds more likely given Angel Beats!' inherent nature at failing to deliver when it counts).

Jan 4, 2011 1:05 AM by KirikaYuiko

Season 2? HELL YEAH :3

Dec 29, 2010 12:12 PM by hardnyasha

Ah...they were talking about the 2 minute bonus ending, not the extra episode.

Seems they came out a couple of days apart from each other, so a few people are getting mixed up.

EDIT - Actually, looks like both came out on the same day. =P

Dec 25, 2010 11:40 PM by Paladin65536

Paladin65536 said:
...wait what? I'm starting to think what you saw and what I saw were two different things, where'd you watch it? What site?

(@MapoTofu or Kipcha)

I'd also like to know...

Dec 24, 2010 3:47 PM by Lupin123

ooohoooo no, No, just NO!

This "another epilogue" was a(nother) total disappointment. I mean I was totally lost in the original ending, especially the last part of the 13th made me scratch my head, because I didn't get at all what was going on. But did this answer any of my questions? No, it just raised more, well thanks a lot! Ok, maybe I'm just too stupid to understand what was going on, so could anyone explain what happend in the orignal ending and what this new ending has to do with it?

Kinda reminds me of a very popular anime series from the mid 90's which had a confusing ending and therfore they made a second one in order to make things clear but it became even more convoluted...

Dec 24, 2010 7:57 AM by tempo_plus

Cool. Gonna look forward to this.

Dec 24, 2010 12:53 AM by Sylpheed

I was devastated at the end of Angel Beats until I saw the scene after the credits. It was implied that they met again but we don't know for sure. Now I'm all torn up again thinking like many others that otonashi is the creator and that an even sadder story was behind the series to begin with. If the time is looping or non-linear as suggested perhaps he didn't just show up there but had been an NPC for some time and suddenly reawakened without his memories. The other SSS members wouldn't have noticed him before especially if he was just another NPC until he regained control of his soul.

Dec 23, 2010 8:46 PM by hikaricore

Subs are out for the epilogue. So it looks like in this version Otonashi stays behind to guide new kids that come to the world or something.

Dec 23, 2010 12:29 PM by Gar_Logan

...wait what? I'm starting to think what you saw and what I saw were two different things, where'd you watch it? What site?

(@MapoTofu or Kipcha)

Dec 22, 2010 9:57 PM by Paladin65536

Umm, a little theory that I thought of.

So after watching the epilogue, it seems as though Otonashi could be the creator of the Angel System in Episode 10? (forgot which episode) which said the creator was waiting for someone and then turned himself into an NPC. So if that works out then the time frame of the anime is non linear or loops around.

Dec 22, 2010 7:33 PM by MapoTofu

Wow... I actually liked this. Yuzuru... He's a badass, seriously.

Kinda sad that he's still pining away for Kanade though. You can tell he misses all of them a lot.

If they continue from this next season, I'm really looking forward to it!

Dec 22, 2010 1:33 PM by Kippercha

SSS's members on the board.

The Epilogue's good though.
Wait for AB! Visual Novel next year.

Dec 22, 2010 9:29 AM by luongphanhien

Just finished watching it myself...was worth the watch, I thought. Kind of an extra episode that fits about halfway through the series. I'd recommend it to those who like the anime.

Dec 22, 2010 1:06 AM by Paladin65536

good , looking forward

Dec 22, 2010 12:46 AM by Eternal_Shield

CLANNAD did something that no other KEY adaptation at that point had attempted to do: broadcast multiple endings. Both endings (the sad and the good) are appropriate for the story with neither really being considered better than the other without involving subjective preference.

If CLANNAD's conclusion was bad, then by that same logic, Kanon's ending (either adaptation) was bad (and AIR's to an extent).

Oh and for anyone that hasn't seen it yet and is expecting development:

Dec 21, 2010 11:33 PM by KirikaYuiko

Tomorrow :)

Dec 21, 2010 7:12 AM by Okikurumi

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