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Angel Beats! 

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 Harumi Sakurai ...  Yuri Nakamura 14 episodes, 2010
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ...  Kanade 'Angel' Tachibana 14 episodes, 2010
Ryohei Kimura 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
David Matranga ...  Hinata 14 episodes, 2010
Shun Takagi Shun Takagi ...  Noda 13 episodes, 2010
Yuuki Masuda Yuuki Masuda ...  Fujimaki 13 episodes, 2010
Yumiko Kobayashi Yumiko Kobayashi ...  Ooyama 13 episodes, 2010
Leraldo Anzaldua ...  Noda 13 episodes, 2010
Andrew Love Andrew Love ...  Fujimaki / ... 13 episodes, 2010
Corey Hartzog Corey Hartzog ...  Ooyama 13 episodes, 2010
Michael Rivas Michael Rivas ...  TK 12 episodes, 2010
Adam Van Wagoner Adam Van Wagoner ...  TK 12 episodes, 2010
Megumi Ogata ...  Ayato Naoi 11 episodes, 2010
Fuko Saito Fuko Saito ...  Shiina / ... 11 episodes, 2010
Takahiro Mizushima Takahiro Mizushima ...  Takamatsu 11 episodes, 2010
Greg Ayres ...  Ayato Naoi 11 episodes, 2010
Hilary Haag ...  Yui / ... 11 episodes, 2010
Eiichiro Tokumoto Eiichiro Tokumoto ...  Matsushita 10 episodes, 2010
Eri Kitamura Eri Kitamura ...  Yui 10 episodes, 2010
Rob Mungle ...  Matsushita 10 episodes, 2010
Melissa Davis ...  Shiina 10 episodes, 2010
Chie Matsuura Chie Matsuura ...  Hisako / ... 9 episodes, 2010
Jessica Boone ...  Hisako / ... 8 episodes, 2010
Serena Varghese ...  Yuusa / ... 8 episodes, 2010
Yui Makino Yui Makino ...  Yuusa 7 episodes, 2010
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...  Battlefront Member A / ... 7 episodes, 2010
Kalob Martinez Kalob Martinez ...  Takamatsu 7 episodes, 2010
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Storyline

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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1-2-3-4-5-6-7 All Good Children Go To Heaven (They Wish)


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ritam anđela See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Although Miyuki Sawashiro and Eri Kitamura have sung in other anime series, neither of them sing for their characters in this series. See more »

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Brave Song
Performed by Aoi Tada
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All-around wonderful show with lovable characters
15 July 2013 | by zhinata317See all my reviews

This is one of the few anime series where I like every single one of the characters. There were times when certain characters annoyed me, but by the end I loved the, all. One character in particular annoyed me, but then there was a much-needed episode about her background, which made me like her more.

I think each one of the characters reached that point in their lives when they just felt lost and had no idea how their lives could possibly get better. Then they died in their youth before being able to really experience adulthood. That's how they ended up in this purgatorial world where they get a chance to attend high school and move on from their lives. A few of their backstories were revealed, and they were all sad and interesting.

Instead of normally attending classes, a group of people led by Yuri Nakamura fight against Angel in hopes of finding clues about God, but I believe that there is more to it than that. People are confused by why they fight against Angel, but I think there is a reason. Staying with Angel and enjoying a normal high school life would sorta mean accepting their life on Earth. I think that deep down they also want to fight so that they can stay in the purgatorial world longer with their friends.

I really love how this show has some action and comedy and still blends in some drama and just a touch of romance. Really, there are low chances that the romance in this show will annoy you, unless you want a lot of it. Personally, I get tired of romance after a while, so I like how it was done in this show.

And also, let's not forget the music. I loved all the songs in this show. Honestly, I kinda loved this show from the second it began because of the opening. There are also a lot of other great songs in this show.

Before you judge this show, you should at least watch the first and second episode, and maybe the third one. Also, know that it will get better. The first episode will probably confuse most people, but because the show is short with only 13 episodes (not including the hilarious OVA), the beginning is pretty fast and got me interested quickly. The second episode is pretty funny, and you start to know the characters more. Then at the end of that episode a backstory is revealed, and you realize that the show can get pretty serious and that the characters are pretty strong.

I think this show is one of my favorite anime series, and I would recommend it to anyone, whether they watch anime or not. I would recommend trying to be openminded though. I really love the characters, artwork, and music. The show had action (though not that much), comedy, drama (it gets more serious towards the middle/end), and just a hint of romance. I also love the concept of the show, and I definitely think it's worth watching and rewatching and remembering for years to come.


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