Angel Beats!

2010

Seasons & Episodes

  • 1
  • 0

7.7| 0h30m| TV-14| en
Synopsis

Angel Beats takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled into the afterlife school and meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the Afterlife Battlefront — an organization she leads which fights against God. The Battlefront fight against the student council president Angel, a girl with supernatural powers.

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Alicia I love this movie so much
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BoardChiri Bad Acting and worse Bad Screenplay
Fatma Suarez The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
ChitogeKirisaki This Anime is one of the best I've ever seen, and it's one that I'll hold close to my heart. It just goes to show how much value life really has, and that one cannot simply throw it away, As a non-critical anime watcher, I can safely say that this is one of the best animes out there and that all should see it.With a clear concept, the anime rocketed off with a good start, giving the audience a introduction too all the characters and what role they played, it is established at the start that the main story would revolve around our protagonist, Otonashi, a young man who had just died with no recollection of his past life, and there is where we meet our secondary protagonist, Yuri, and the antagonist of the first arc, Teneshi. It is later revealed with the final episodes that a new antagonist emerges and that Teneshi would become a supporting character. This style of story telling is something that isn't unheard of but it adds great concept building within the story, how the SSS would no longer fight Teneshi but fight god.The story: It was one of the best aspects about the series and that it just left me wanting more and more, all of the characters are unique in their own way, no generic characters and that all contribute to the story building in their own way, As the story progresses, it is seen how our protagonist develops relations with other characters, and it is through that building that gives us the heartfelt endings too each characters. Although it has its moments, it also has some cons to it, with an anime being only 13 episodes long, it has the tendency to get rushed a lot. The producers can not be blamed given the low budget, story and character development may have not been given the full potential but in the end they delivered.The Characters: With little to no generic characters, I can say that I enjoyed all the characters, whether they played a big role or a small role, it made me burst in tears when the ending came, as we see each and every one of their departures, leaving no regrets and ready to take on a new life. And with that final climatic ending, it shows just how much an impact singles characters have. The characters is definitely a big point in the story.The Art: Amazingly done, I would watch it again, but it would make me cry. The art of the anime is very well done and it gave everything detail, even the smallest things, it was done to perfection.I enjoyed Angel Beats, despite its flaws, and I personally would've enjoyed a few more episodes to have more character development, but in the end it came down to execution, and Angel Beats did it right, which is why it will be close to my heart forever.
trupti-gupta29 Honestly, I think this anime had a good concept. The story could have been much, much better. It was draggy and boring in some places, and too soppy in the others.I personally feel, a story should not force you to shed tears. A story should help you shed tears. I felt that the emotion in 'Angel Beats' was too imposed, like the makers wanted you to feel in a certain way. For me, it was just fake. It took away from the entire series, and i watched it only so I could finish it.As far as I can remember, I felt the character's sorrow/joy only in two episodes. Once when Yuki disappears and the other when Yuzuru dies. Otherwise the amine was pretty tasteless.Somehow, I did not/ could not connect. It was good in bits, but as a whole it did not quite make it.
LetsWatchSomething If someone had never seen Anime before and asked me to recommend one, Angel Beats! would be the perfect choice.It has a bit of everything... but unfortunately it isn't perfect. Think of it as 'The jack of all trades, master of none'. Angel Beats! has powerful emotion, well placed humour and great protagonists all worth rooting for.The problem is that it tries too hard with all these elements and all of them come off much less effective. It's most notable when you look at the 'side' characters which most of them ultimately become forgettable rather quickly. These characters have absolutely no depth or meaning considering the whole point of the story is about them coming to terms with life, despite the fact that these characters are not even shown to have a back-story and feel as if they have just been created to provide conversation.13 Episodes simply wasn't enough to cater for all of the characters or provide enough time to become fully invested in them, I was also disappointed with some elements of the story too however I don't wish to include spoilers but it felt a little rushed sometimes.The main characters however is the reason I give Angel Beats! an 7/10, The back-stories are really touching and I truly enjoyed the ending. Definitely one to recommend to someone who hasn't watched Anime before but if you have, then I wouldn't consider it a 'Must see'.
tomdude0 Angel Beats is my favorite anime of all time. It has everything that makes a great story. I'd definitely recommend watching a subtitled version as opposed to the dubbed version, as the dub has all sorts of mistakes and the voices do get on your nerves.Otonashi Yuzuru wakes up in the afterlife with no recollection of how he died. He can barely remember his own name. He meets Nakamura Yuri, the leader of the Afterlife Battlefront, a group of young people in the afterlife who are rebelling against God for giving them cruelly unfair lives. Their main target is "Angel," a girl who they believe is, as the name suggests, an angel created by God to watch over and enforce the rules of the afterlife (which takes the form of a huge boarding school). Abiding by the rules results in disappearing, supposedly due to being erased by Angel and/or God. Otonashi joins the Battlefront, and so the story begins.Several flashbacks are placed throughout the series to give some of the characters' backstories. Each flashback is very emotional, very real, and, most importantly, human. You can relate to each character incredibly well, because they are presented as human beings, and this sucks you completely into the story.The musical performances by the fictional band in the anime, Girls Dead Monster, are really exceptional. The animation is spot-on (they even go so far as to match the actual chords that are being played) and the songs are very catchy, even if you don't speak Japanese. They provide a very nice soundtrack to some scenes.My only problem with this series is that it should've been twice as long. It was originally intended to be 26 episodes, but for some reason was cut down to only 13. They could have done so much more with another 13 episodes. However, the episodes that were made are still more than enough.Angel Beats makes us ask ourselves, "What do you want to do with your life?" Everyone wants to die without any regrets. Angel Beats explores this theme with a story that is hilarious, emotional, action-packed, tearjerking, human, and, ultimately, beautiful. I've watched it several times, and it never gets old, because the themes are timeless and universal. I highly recommend this anime to anyone.