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Angel Beats!Reviewed by TheCritic
Submitted December 28, 2012 • 233 views
Welcome to the battlefront. Do you have what it takes to fight against God?
The story starts off with Yuzuru Otonashi who is in a sort of purgatory. He is recruited by Yuri Nakamura, a charismatic leader of a battlefront that is fighting against Kanade Tachibana, a student rumored to be a servant of God. As the story continues, Yuzuru develops strong bonds with other members and learns Kanade's true purpose which is to help everyone get where they are going.
The animation is well done and different from Key's other works.
The main opening and theme songs were quite beautiful and changed with the scenery of every episode. The self insertion songs by the band Girls Dead Monster was also nice to listen to. Voices were great as well as they fit each and every character.
Angel Beats! has a very large set of groups and characters. However, you only know about a fraction of their lives. Other characters such as the NPCs(non-player characters) had no role in the storyline. The pasts of the main characters are heart breaking, leaving this very emotional. The lack of character development gives this a 9.5.
Overall, the story of Angel Beats! will leave you in tears. It switches from humor to serious for comedic relief. It also gives you some slice of life and makes you wonder what happens to the characters. Many say that they were reborn into a new life but that is left up to the viewer. I recommend Angel Beats! because even though I didn't sob my eyes out, it helped me appreciate the fact that I was alive and that one day death will claim me. This beautifully, emotional anime is a must watch and will leave you in tears(either by crying or laughing) every episode.
I enjoyed this anime and even bought the DVD box collection for it. I look forward to watching it again when I can.
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