Angel Beats- the Guild
I really hope that with this third post, I can do justice for this anime.
Angel Beats is about a group of kids who are unable to move on and are trapped in purgatory. At first it would seem that Yuuri-pe would just be a reap off of Haruhi Suzumiya, and the story would be too absurd and frankly, stupid. But just hang on and continue watching. Coz if you don’t, you don’t know what you’re missing.
This anime is about dying with so much regret and sadness that you’d willingly trap yourself in a made-up world, trying so hard to continue living and never giving up- all for the sake of your life and your memories. It tells the story of how these kids finally moved on and accepted their fate, they surrendered theirself to fate and to God, knowing fully well that they’ll, in a way, die again. It’s about how love have once again prevailed. It’s really all about unconditional love: the lost and gain of it.
I feel sorry for the people who didn’t get or who weren’t able to appreciate this anime. The main theme isn’t original but the way it is presented, with the high school students fighting and angel as well, it is truly a one of a kind story. Also, the characters each have their own story, they aren’t just there for show, they have development and twists. Expecially Yuzuru, you think he’s the main protagonists, that somehow he is the saviour of the Guild… tunrs out it’s not him. I really liked the twists. Even though it brought Yuuri-pe one step closer to being Haruhi Suzumiya with all the God thing.
Bottom line of this whole review: Don’t miss out. This is an amazing anime. I cried and cried and cried. It makes you think about life, you know. It makes you realise things and it just makes you feel alive.
I must admit, I really thought the person in the picture is a freakin girl. I mean, look at the pose! The hair! Right? But anyway, this shouldn’t be about that.
I’d only watched the first 4 episodes but I’m really impressed. The first episode already gets you on the edge. The main focus of the episode ‘First Blood’ is Megumi. Right of the bat her character is given a pretty good background story. She’s obsessed with leaving her boring life in the village but her obsession with something else is holding her back. Natsuno, the main protagonist of the story is shown as arrogant and antagonistic, not really the cool yet lovable type. But he’s okay. 🙂
The story is pretty straightforward at the start: new family arrives, strange things happen. But the mood of the story is really dark and creepy. I’m watching it at night and all I can think about is opening the lights. It also give a lot of hints about the Shiki but it never gives too much away, and this keeps the readers wanting more. The only problem is, the ‘epidemic’ part of story is quite slow. I mean, yeah it’s only been four episodes, but it feels like 20. The best thing, on the other hand, is Megumi’s creepy- stalker character. I swear I’d rather be fat and ugly than to have an admirer like her. Creepy. I also like the relationship between Toru and Natsuno. I know the bacground story for Natsuno, as of now, is cliche but it’s still great.
Anyway, so far so good. Definitely worth the download and in the future, my money.
I’ll update this after I watch more episodes. 8/10
Angel Beats- Otonashi, Yuri-pe and Kanade
When I first heard about Angel Beats, I was told that the main protagonist, Yuri-pe, looked like Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. True enough, she does. That’s what really attracted me to this anime. I have no idea about the story or what-so-ever and I really thought it’ll be a rip off of MHS, I was just hoping it would be a good one. So, I downloaded all the episodes.
The first episode isn’t really that good. It was like, nonsense for me really. It’s basically about a group of bitter teenagers blaming God for their misfortunes and rebelling because they can’t move on. It’s original but really crap. Then, I decided today to keep watching it. And I must say, I was fucking wrong.
Angel Beats isn’t anything like MHS. Yeah, it’s about a guy who basically lets himself be ordered around by an eccentric girl leader, but it’s not really focused on that. It’s about rebelling and fighting to not disappear because they have a deeper purpose, a lingering regret. The characters are given depth and made realistic by the following episodes. They aren’t just brats who are bitter and the story isn’t crap. It’s sad, painful and inspring. There’s friendship, hope and courage. Though it’s not delivered in a serious way, it’s there; together with humour and action that you’ll definitely love.
It’s a great anime. I’ll definitely crossing my fingers for a second season. Those who can share some news, link them.
P.S. I don’t do new anime reviews, I occasionally do if I started watching it. I’m usually too lazy to download and keep up with anime so… just recommend some.
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Whew. Typing Koisuru Boukun took me a lot longer than I expected… maybe next time I should just type Tyrant Who Fall in Love? The Jap is really long…
Anyway, there’s already a trailer out in You Tube and I bet all the fan girls are screaming at the top of their lungs! Who’s not excited?? KB is possibly the best ever BL manga that’s still publishing~ and I prefer it that way- publishing. I don’t mind waiting for a long time or checking Nihonomaru almost everyday, every second… coz at least I still have something to wait for right?
But, this, THIS is even better! Seeing them actually moving?? HEAVEN!
So, what are you waiting for? Freakin’ click the links already! You shouldn’t even be reading this part! Click it!
Haha. I feel like I’m trying to do something that I know, I can’t do. But what the hell, right? Try things. Do stuff. SO anyway, I’ve been trying to do lots of remodeling and redoing my online accounts and I remembered this thing I saw in one other blog with 365 something… then I thought, how about I post something for 365 days, each different? Well, that would be great. I thought. So, I decided to give it a try. Anyway, wish me luck! I need it.