Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.
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Series cast summary:
Hiroshi Kamiya ...
 Yuzuru Otonashi (14 episodes, 2010)
Harumi Sakurai ...
 Yuri Nakamura (14 episodes, 2010)
Kana Hanazawa ...
 Kanade 'Angel' Tachibana (14 episodes, 2010)
Ryohei Kimura ...
 Hinata (14 episodes, 2010)
Blake Shepard ...
 Yuzuru Otonashi (14 episodes, 2010)
Brittney Karbowski ...
 Yuri Nakamura (14 episodes, 2010)
Emily Neves ...
 Kanade 'Angel' Tachibana / ... (14 episodes, 2010)
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 Hinata (14 episodes, 2010)
Shun Takagi ...
 Noda (13 episodes, 2010)
Yuuki Masuda ...
 Fujimaki (13 episodes, 2010)
Yumiko Kobayashi ...
 Ooyama (13 episodes, 2010)
Leraldo Anzaldua ...
 Noda (13 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Love ...
 Fujimaki / ... (13 episodes, 2010)
Corey Hartzog ...
 Ooyama (13 episodes, 2010)
Michael Rivas ...
 TK (12 episodes, 2010)
Adam Van Wagoner ...
 TK (12 episodes, 2010)
Megumi Ogata ...
 Ayato Naoi (11 episodes, 2010)
Fuko Saito ...
 Shiina / ... (11 episodes, 2010)
Takahiro Mizushima ...
 Takamatsu (11 episodes, 2010)
Greg Ayres ...
 Ayato Naoi (11 episodes, 2010)
Hilary Haag ...
 Yui / ... (11 episodes, 2010)
Eiichiro Tokumoto ...
 Matsushita (10 episodes, 2010)
Eri Kitamura ...
 Yui (10 episodes, 2010)
Rob Mungle ...
 Matsushita (10 episodes, 2010)
Melissa Davis ...
 Shiina (10 episodes, 2010)
Chie Matsuura ...
 Hisako / ... (9 episodes, 2010)
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 Hisako / ... (8 episodes, 2010)
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 Yuusa / ... (8 episodes, 2010)
Yui Makino ...
 Yuusa (7 episodes, 2010)
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...
 Battlefront Member A / ... (7 episodes, 2010)
Kalob Martinez ...
 Takamatsu (7 episodes, 2010)
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Upon his death, Yuzuru Otonashi awakens into an afterlife high school where a group of student rebels, lead by Yuri Nakamura, take arms against a dispassionate adversary with supernatural powers whom they call Angel. Calling themselves Shinda Sekai Sensen (a.k.a. Afterlife Battlefront), they're in open rebellion against God for their crappy, unfulfilled and cruelly unfair lives (and against a projected reincarnated future as meager sea life, presumably barnacles or water fleas). Though no one can die since everyone's already dead, killings are nonetheless very painful experiences, with complete recovery to follow. The greatest fear in their struggle to maintain their humanity is obliteration (Angel's goal for them), from which there is no return. Written by statmanjeff

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One of the best Anime's ever. Has a lot in common with Lost.
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Angel Beats! is a story about the afterlife in which unruly girl, Yurippe, starts a rebel group to fight against an army of people trying to delete them forever led by Angel.

This series is a ten for many reasons. The first being that it's a short series, spanning 13 episodes. This is important since many T.V. shows, especially Anime, are too long. Even Death Note, which was amazing, was stretched out a little much. Angel Beats doesn't falter like this. Also the story has a lot of clever writing up until the very end, which sucks you in.

Additionally the characters are clever in every way and for the most part we get to know each unique personality quickly and in depth. I would like to know some characters a little more but I'm satisfied.

Most importantly there is something thing that makes this Anime a "resistance fighter" as I like to call it. Angel Beats! has little to no Ecchi or Fanservice and thank God. It has no Moe (younger than teen characters with annoying voices and sexual suggestiveness).

Beats! has all the great Anime traits and hit's a home run with them. Similar to how Paprika is like Inception. Angel Beats! is similar to Lost. So if you like Lost and Anime you will like this.

Angel Beats! conquers and soars. Showing what a great Anime can do, and be with ease.

(NOTE: this review is for the Subtitled version not the Dub which is much worst and could be different).


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