Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

 

Angel Beats!
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Genre:

Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action

 

Plot:

Angel Beats! is an anime about a highschool in limbo. This is where students who have died can give up attachments and pass on. The main character, Otonashi, loses his memories after he dies in a train accident. He meets Yuri who invites him to join SSS, an organization she founded. A band named Girls Dead Monster is also part of this organization in Angel Beats!. They will act as diversions for the SSS at times. Guild, another organization, makes mass produced weapons out of dirt and with this they supply the SSS. Angel is the only enemy to the SSS. Otonashi eventually comes to terms that he is to stay in limbo and help people to pass on.

 

Novel:

Angel Beats! Track Zero

Written by Jun Maeda

Illustration: GotoP

Publisher: ASCII Media Works

Magazine: Dengeki G’s Magazine

Released: Nov. 2009 – May 2010

1 Volume

 

Manga:

Angel Beats! The 4-koma: Bokura no Sensen Koshinkyoku

Written by Jun Maeda

Illustration: Haruka Komowata

Publisher: ASCII Media Works

Magazine: Dengeki G’s Magazine

Released: Dec. 2009 – Ongoing

3 Volumes

 

Angel Beats! Heaven’s Door

Written by Jun Maeda

Illustration: Yuriko Asami

Publisher: ASCII Media Works

Magazine: Dengeki G’s Magazine

Released: May 2010 – Ongoing

4 Volumes

 

Animes:

Angel Beats!

Directed by Seiji Kishi

Produced by Kenji Horikawa, Hiro Maruyama, and Hironori Toba

Written by Jun Maeda

Music: Jun Maeda and Anant-Garde Eyes

Studio: P.A. Works

Released: April 3, 2010 – June 26, 2010

13 Episodes

 

OVA Angel Beats!: Stairway to Heaven

Directed by Seiji Kishi

Studio: P.A. Works

Released: Dec. 22, 2010

24 Minutes Running Time

 

Characters:

 

Main characters

 

Angel Beats!
Yuzuru

Yuzuru Otonashi:

Protagonist

He is a caring person due to his hard past

Loses his memories of life when he dies, but later finds them

Died in a train accident

Weapon: Glock 17

 

Angel Beats!
Yuri

Yuri Nakamura:

A.K.A.: Yurippe

Invited Otonashi to join the SSS

Leader and founder of the SSS

Weapon: Beretta 92

Skills: hand-to-hand combat

Her three siblings were murdered by burglars

 

Angel Beats!
Kanade

Angel/Kanade Tachibana:

President of the Student Council

Can eject bullets from her wounds

Extremely powerful

Skills: Guard Skills (computer program)

Abilities: Hand Sonic (blade with five forms), Distortion (barrier), Delay (after-image), Harmonics (cloning), and Overdrive (great physical strength)

 

SSS members

Hideki Hinata:

Closest male to Otonashi

Talented baseball player

Died: Hit by truck

Weapon: RPK-74 and S&W

 

Takamatsu:

Honor student

Intelligence gatherer of the SSS

Turned into an NPC

Weapon: Desert Eagle and Sig 552

 

Noda:

Strategist of the SSS

Weapon: Halberd

 

Eri Shiina:

Female Ninja

Weapon: Kodachi and Shuriken

Skills: Sense of danger, highle capable fighter

 

Yusa:

Operator in the SSS

 

Fujimaki:

Similar to Noda

Weapon: Shirasaya and a PPSh-41 submachine gun

 

TK:

A mysterious person

Dances alot

Weapons: Browning Hi-Power, LAR Grizzly, and a PP-19 Bizon submachine gun

 

Matsushita:

A.K.A.: Matsushita 5-dan

Skills: Master of Judo

Weapons: H&K P7, an MG3 light machine gun, and heavy weapons (rocket launchers or machine guns)

 

Ōyama:

A “Jack of all trades”

Weapon: Remington 700 sniper rifle and a P226 handgun

 

Takeyama:

Skills: hacking

Gathers data for the SSS

 

Chaa:

Leader of the guild

Fourth member of the SSS

 

Ayato Naoi:

Skills: Hypnotic powers

Son of a famous poet

Student council member (briefly)

Weapon: Dual USP 45 handguns

 

Girls Dead Monster

Masami Iwasawa:

Vocal and rhythm guitarist

Writes the lyrics

Plays: Sienna Sunburst/Maple Fender Stratocaster guitar

 

Yui:

The biggest fan to Girls Dead Monster

When Iwasawa departs, Yui becomes vocalist and rhythm guitar

Plays: Gibson SG Special electric guitar

 

Hisako:

Lead guitarist

Good at mahjong

Plays: Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar

 

Miyuki Irie:

The bands drummer

 

Shiori Sekine:

The bass guitarist of the band

Plays: G&L L-2000 bass guitar