Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Angel Beats" Review

I was never really planning on watching "Angel Beats". I knew it was popular, and it kept showing up on my Netflix feed, but it just never made it on my list of "must see animes". Well, a few weeks ago, my cousin Katie suggested it to me, and since I had just finished "Evangelion" (which is amazing. BTW), I figured I would give it a try. I liked it. I'm not going to say that it will ever be in my top 10 list or anything, but it was really good, with great character growth and a generally light plot. Heck, I even cried in the end (and not feels/internal crying, I bawled like a baby). It's a fun, short show that I recommend to anyone who likes a bit of action and sci-fi thrown into the a school-life show!


Alright, on to the review!

"Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri's claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn't go as he intended."
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Swearing: not any more than the other shows I've reviewed. I feel like it may have been less, but I'm not sure. (Ok, I'm going to make a page that has how I rate stuff on it... that sounds good).

All of these characters are dead. They are living in a strange high school afterlife. They cannot die in the after life, so they are constantly "killed" in violent ways... run through with a knife, drown, fall off a building... but they don't actually die. Make sense? It's like their all Rory Williams-Pond or something.

Some of the characters have flashbacks to their earthly life and how they died. One girl's siblings are brutally murdered. Nobody commits suicide in their real life, btw, just thought I'd throw that out there.

It's a relatively popular anime, but I heard that it was taken off of Netflix. I watched it on animefreak.

There are sooo many great characters in this show. I really wish there had been two seasons, because it would have been easier to explain everyones back story better.


  1. I've watched Angel Beats a couple of times with my otaku cousin, and we both really like it. Yuri's one of my favorite female leads. :) I mean, who doesn't love a gun-toting girl who isn't a faux action girl?

    1. Yeah, Yuri is awesome! I love how she actually had *character* and wasn't just the "teenage girl who plays with guns". I also loved Yui, she was just adorbs :p