Its really the main reason I’m watching ‘Angel Beats!‘. Key’s involvement. Sadly the chara designs are more Little Busters than Clannad, but its still Key, and therefore worth a go in my opinion 🙂 Jun Maeda and all 😀 My little brother also wanted to watch it because of what I told him about the series before. I think he liked the violence and comedy parts most really… which is fair enough… he’s 12 😄
So far, (seen up to ep 4) I’m liking it, but I’m not *loving* it, I haven’t picked a character to latch onto. I am particularly happy to hear Rei Otohata from Super Gals! again though hehe. As the main chara 🙂
He’s Otonashi, the Kyo/Kyon-kun lead male pictured at the top. From appearance he reminds me of Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket, though his hairs more red than bright orange lol. From personality and demeanor, he reminds me of Kyon-kun. The lead gal, Yurippe is very ‘Haruhi’ too. The similarities are accidental I hope lol.
Girls Dead Monster is…different….I spose… lol… Angel Beats! is kinda feeling like a mish-mash of winning elements from other anime though XD. Not saying its a bad thing. Just pointing it out.
What seems to be happening is that characters are getting mini-arcs and we get their story, and if their memories/regret/whatever is resolved, they ‘move on’ and disappear. Some of these stories get pretty grim. Like Iwasawa’s. OI was that ever a downer…
The latest ep is all baseball-y. Which I now :woop: at unconditionally because of Rookies…. But still had a bit of a downer near the end… we didn’t lose another character at least 🙂 Twas the nice blue haired guys ep. He’s cool. Otonashi keeps asking him if he’s gay lol. Tis funny.
Now… I’m guessing Tenshi(Angel, I prefer calling her Tenshi lol) is gonna be important to the story, she’s very ‘Yuki Nagato’ which my little bro likes. I doubt she’s actually an Angel. I bet she’s just a student who’s been there for ages, in the afterlife/inbetween/limbo… but it is very Haruhi… the crazy leader of the club(army in this case lol)forcing them to do lots of crazy things… I’m less interested in that and more interested in where the hell they are lol. I wanna find out if theres *any* connection to past Key titles. I doubt there will be, but I hope there might be… or nods to past titles 😄
Loving the Bolvic too hehe.
Whether or not it’ll be up there with Clannad/Kanon is iffy… shame its only 13 episodes long really, not enough time for multiple story arcs like Clannad/Kanon/Air. But I’m gonna keep watching 🙂 For Otonashi’s seiyuu if nothing else 😀 Yes the animation is very pretty at times, though at odd moments it slips up, but overall its very good. Plotwise… it could turn out to be very LOST-like XD. Plonked down in the middle of the ocean, tho in this, plonked down in the middle of a high school 😄