Angel Beats!

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (15,998)

Angel Beats! is a Japanese anime television series created by Visual Art's/Key, aired from April to June 2010, and is one of the most popular and beloved anime of its time. Directed by Seiji Kishi, the show boasts an impressive lineup of voice actors including Miyuki Sawashiro as the lead role, Yui Makino, Kana Asumi, Takahiro Mizushima, Hiroshi Kamiya, Kana Hanazawa, Shun Takagi, Eiichiro Tokumoto, Hiro Masuda, Yumiko Kobayashi, Eri Kitamura, Ryohei Kimura, and Fuko Saito.

The story is set in a strange afterlife world where the main character, Otonashi, wakes up without any memories of his past life. He finds himself in a school-like setting and is greeted by a girl named Yuri, who leads a group of students called the Shinda Sekai Sensen (SSS) or the Afterlife War Front. Their main objective is to rebel against God, who they blame for their untimely deaths and the misfortunes they faced during their mortal lives. In this world, people who die with unresolved regrets or desires become trapped in a sort of purgatory, where they must come to terms with their own deaths and accept them before they can move on to the next life. However, some students at the school refuse to do this, leading to the formation of the SSS.

The group fights against an enigmatic and seemingly invincible girl named Angel, who serves as the student council president and is tasked with enforcing the laws of the afterlife world. But as the SSS continues their fight against Angel, Otonashi begins to question the true nature of their existence, leading to a dramatic and emotional climax that puts everything into perspective.

The show excels in both its storytelling and character development. Each character has their own unique backstory and reason for joining the SSS, which is slowly revealed as the show progresses. The interactions and relationships between the characters are well-crafted and emotional, leading to some truly heart-wrenching moments throughout the series.

Angel Beats! is also a show that knows how to balance its dramatic moments with humor and lightheartedness. There are plenty of comedic moments throughout the show, which prevents it from becoming too emotionally heavy at times. The show's animation is top-notch, with vibrant colors and fluid motion that make each action sequence visually stunning. The opening and ending themes are also beautifully crafted, with haunting and emotional tunes that are sure to stick with fans long after they finish the series.

The themes of the show revolve around the concepts of life, death, and acceptance. Each character is dealing with their own personal demons and must confront them in order to move on to the next life, which makes for a deeply emotional and relatable story. The show also deals with the concept of God and the afterlife in a unique and interesting way, posing some thought-provoking questions that are sure to stay with viewers long after the show has ended.

In conclusion, Angel Beats! is a must-watch for anyone who loves anime. It is a deeply emotional and engaging show that will leave a lasting impression on its viewers. With memorable characters, beautiful animation, and a thought-provoking storyline, this show is a masterclass in storytelling that is sure to resonate with anyone who gives it a chance.

Angel Beats! is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on May 23, 2011.

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Stairway to Heaven
14. Stairway to Heaven
December 21, 2010
Yuri has a bright idea: to distract Angel, have all the members live at "˜High Tension Level' for the next 12 hours-or suffer severe consequences.
13. Graduation
August 15, 2011
When she awakes from her dangerous solo mission, Yuri finds her surviving friends in Battlefront seem to have found some kind of peace. So, in an impromptu "graduation" ceremony, they all take steps to move on to the next level of existence. But this transition seems most difficult for Otonashi as it means losing his newfound bond with Angel.
Knockin On Heavens Door
12. Knockin On Heavens Door
June 19, 2010
The Shadow monsters show no signs of stopping as more Battlefront members and NPCs fall victim to their strange, marauding power. Yuri takes a dangerous trip into the darkened Guild.
Knocking on Heaven's Door
12. Knocking on Heaven's Door
August 8, 2011
The Shadow monsters show no signs of stopping. And more and more Battlefront members and NPCs fall victim to their strange, marauding power. So Yuri takes a dangerous trip into the darkened Guild. But in her search to find out just who-or what-is behind these new events, she discovers even darker secrets about herself.
Change the World
11. Change the World
August 1, 2011
As Hinata and Otonashi talk with Naoi, something strange happens. His shadow begins to take an enormous, powerful, evil form and engulf him. As he screams for help, their weapons seem powerless to stop the creature. Making matters worse, the Shadow monsters seem to be multiplying, appearing to take control of the members of Battlefront and the unlimited number of NPCs.
Goodbye Days
10. Goodbye Days
July 26, 2011
Otonashi decides that the high-strung, band-obsessed singer Yui needs to be pushed into finding her piece and thus "moving on" to the next existence. To do so, he enlists Angel who shows him her new weapon, the dark and evil-looking Hand Sonic 5. But Yui has other plans-namely to beat the boys of Battlefront in a violent game on the soccer field.
In Your Memory
9. In Your Memory
July 19, 2011
With the Angel clone situation reaching critical mass, the Naoi proposes they use the genius hacker, "Christ", to break into her laptop and erase vital information from her hard drive. Meanwhile, Otonashi begins to remember his past-specifically a terrifying ordeal in an earthquake-ravaged subway tunnel with a handful of other survivors.
Dancer in the Dark
8. Dancer in the Dark
July 12, 2011
With Otonashi and Angel's newfound alliance, dark and powerful clones of Angel have appeared and begin attacking the Battlefront with greater aggression and increased ruthlessness. So they must return to the trap-rigged Guild once more and risk heartbreaking, violent losses.
7. Alive
July 5, 2011
Now that Naoi has seemingly joined Battlefront, Yui persuades Otonashi to let his powers of hypnosis help him recover his lost memories. But Otonashi may not be ready to remember such a tragic, painful past. But there are other issues at hand for the group-such as banding together to capture the mysterious creature from a nearby river known only as the Monster Stream.
Family Affair
6. Family Affair
June 27, 2011
When Angel is believed to be breaking scholastic code, Naoi uses this infringement to exert his growing power and places both Angel and Otonashi in a kind of prison within the school. But when they get a communication from Yui, they discover that Naoi is using his power in ruthlessly violent ways and Angel and Otonashi must escape or risk heavy casualties.
Favorite Flavor
5. Favorite Flavor
June 20, 2011
To strip Angel of her scholastic power, Yui devises a plan for the Battlefront to replace Angel's test results with bogus ones. She will be shamed, stripped of her title of Student Body President, and be out of their way for good. But they never realize the one who replaces her may be even more sinister than Angel could ever be.
Day Game
4. Day Game
June 13, 2011
With the lead singer of Gldemo now obliterated, a replacement must be found. So the manic, high-strung wannabe Yui tries desperately to assume the role. Hinata, meanwhile, decides he must avenge a mistake made long ago on the baseball field by assembling the strongest team possible to defeat the other teams in the school. But Otonashi worries the game could strike Hinata out in more ways than one.
My Song
3. My Song
June 6, 2011
With the aid of a new member, the genius hacker, "Christ", Yuri and the Battlefront decide to break into Angel's lair and steal secrets from her hard drive. To distract the NPCs, they use the girl group Gldemo. But when the teachers interfere, the lead singer suffers a shocking fate.
2. Guild
May 30, 2011
Realizing they need more weapons in their battle against Angel, the group descends into the Guild. But once there, they realize that all of the hallways, staircases, and passageways have been rigged with deadly traps. It's a race against time to see if they can get through the violent maze before Angel catches up with them.
1. Departure
April 3, 2010
In a strange realm within the afterlife, a band of teens called the Battlefront fight to keep the mysterious, powerful Angel from taking them to the next unknown level.
Departure Angel Beats!
1. Departure Angel Beats!
May 23, 2011
After a mysterious accident, a young high school student wakes up to discover he is caught in some kind of violent afterlife where a strange and avenging Angel is pursuing him. Confused and afraid, he joins a band of gun-toting teens intent on destroying the Angel and gaining control of this world to take their destinies in their own hands.
Where to Watch Angel Beats!
Angel Beats! is available for streaming on the Visual Art's/Key website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Angel Beats! on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    May 23, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (15,998)