Love. Regret. Moving On. Angel Beats. [One Last Time]

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.

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Angel Beats! (Again?! Yup. Once is not enough!)

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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Angel Beats Information:

0zero8days: Angel Beats! (Anime)

Welcome to the “Like-hell-I’m-dead Battlefront”!

Anime Title: エンジェルビーツ
Producer: Aniplex
Status: Airing
Synopsis: In a world after death, angels fight for their fate and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life. On the otherhand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the world after death, battles against the SSS members. SSS members utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against the angels harnessing supernatural powers. (via Anime News Network)

I saw a trailer in a site called Metanorn and it looked really cool. So anyway, I decided to download it after I saw the review. At first, it didn’t look anything new. The story IS original and that’s a plus point. But, it was nonsense at first really. Stealing lunch meal tickets? By singing in the stage?! But yeah, there’s a lot of nonsense but it’s unpredictable and really interesting.

I think I was talking, *ahem* typing, in circles but what I want to say is, I’m definitely watching it again. The characters are pretty cliche but I think there’s more to them. Yuki is really like Haruhi from MHZ. Her hair, her face and even her actions! They’re like twins or something. Not a minus point though. And as for Angel, she’s very very interesting. I wonder what the twist will be?

I’ll update this after I watch the 5th ep.