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Angel Beats! 

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Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.
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Cast

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:

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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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Sound director Satoki Iida with approval by director Seiji Kishi decided to take a minimalist approach to the music score. See more »

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Brave Song
Performed by Aoi Tada
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Unique, Wonderful, Beautiful
5 February 2011 | by valentin-frankSee all my reviews

Angel Beats! is my definition of a sleeper hit of a series. When I first set eyes on in it, I knew nothing about it, and did not expect anything either. I never heard of any merit about for this series, so I dismissed it as mediocre before I even saw it. Boy, was I wrong. This show exemplifies non-mediocrity in every fiber of its being. Heading things off is the premise, which is wonderfully unique and is so abstract and alien that it will take most of the series to get used to it. I do not wish to spoil anything, but it takes a refreshingly unique and non- religious view on an afterlife scenario. This leads to a style of storytelling that is rarely, if ever, found in anime. The characters are also well made. The main group is a very quirky, funny group of people who still, despite all humor, are the definition of friendship and companionship. This leads me into another facet of Angel Beats that I thoroughly enjoyed, which is how serious sections transition directly into absolutely hilarious one in mere seconds. Not only is there a huge and sudden contrast between these two feelings, but the serious is truly serious with emotional and epic moments, and the funny is uproariously hysterical. In the end, the show is bizarre, unique, and has a feeling that is anomalous to anything I've ever seen. This does not however mean that standard emotions are left out this. In fact, the ending, if viewed properly, is one of the saddest and most beautiful scenes I've ever seen. All this emotion, humor, and story is helped by a stunning soundtrack that is mind-blowing in how much emotion is in itself, let the series as a whole. The only pity about the series is it's length. Angel Beats! is a 13 episode series of 20 min. episodes. Still, in retrospect, the sweetness of the series comes out of how as soon as you settle in to enjoy, it's over, just still lasting in impression. All in all, this helps to create an incredible "Life is Good" vibe that I have never seen like this anywhere else.

Definitely watch this series if you are looking for a unique, short series with wonderful humor, yet beautiful and bittersweet ending to it.


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