Angel Beats!

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Japanese: Angel Beats!(エンジェルビーツ!)
English: Angel Beats!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 12562071,256,207 users)
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Ranked: #5212
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Popularity: #28
Members: 2,026,563
Favorites: 47,874

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Death is one of many mysteries that has left humanity in the dark since the dawn of time. However, the burning question of what happens to the soul after one dies is soon answered to 17-year-old Yuzuru Otonashi. Waking up with no previous memories in a dimension between life and death, he discovers the unsettling truth of the afterlife.

Taking the form of a high school, this bizarre dimension is designated to shelter those who died unwanted deaths. Feeling wronged by God during their earthly lives, the school's residents have decided to form the Afterlife Battlefront—a rebellious faction determined to oppose their god-like student council president, Kanade "Angel" Tachibana. The group's leader, Yuri Nakamura, recruits Otonashi in their fight against Angel in order to take control of their own lives. However, questioning the morality behind their actions, Otonashi takes a step behind the enemy lines to understand the opposing side of their common fate.

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Angel Beats! is an original anime that was created by screenplay writer Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi. A manga adaptation was later released by Jun Maeda and published by ASCII Media Works in Dengeki G's Magazine. The manga was used as a way to expand on elements of the plot that could not be fitted into the show's original running time. The series has been praised for its integration of music, humor, and action into a plot with deep and powerful themes. The show was chosen as a recommended work by the awards jury of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival in the year 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Rivas, Michael

Iwasawa, Masami

Sawashiro, Miyuki

Naoi, Ayato

Ogata, Megumi


Saito, Fuko


Takagi, Shun



Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
1: "My Soul, Your Beats!" by Lia (eps TV: 2-3, 5-9, 11; BD/DVD: 1-3, 5-13)
2: "My Soul, Your Beats!" by LiSA (eps 4)

Ending Theme

1: "Brave Song" by Aoi Tada (eps 1-9, 11-12)
2: "Ichiban no Takaramono ~Yui final ver.~ (一番の宝物 ~Yui final ver.~)" by Girls Dead Monster feat. LiSA (eps 10)
3: "Ichiban no Takaramono (一番の宝物)" by karuta (eps 13)


Aug 29, 2023
"Angel Beats!" produced by P.A. Works in 2010, stands as a unique and emotionally resonant entry in the supernatural drama genre. The anime unfolds in the afterlife, where a group of deceased teenagers find themselves in a high school-like purgatory, facing their pasts and grappling with unresolved emotions. This series offers a blend of humor, action, and heartfelt introspection.

To fully appreciate the depth of "Angel Beats!", it's recommended to watch at least the first few episodes, allowing time for the intricacies of the afterlife setting and character dynamics to unfold.

The greatest strength of "Angel Beats!" lies in its inventive and thought-provoking premise. The afterlife setting ...
Aug 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Worth a watch if you think more with your heart than your brain.

Students must find a way to accept their past lives, or fulfill certain dreams, before they can move on from purgatory in the form of high school. If you can look past the extremely inconsistent world building, there are many heart-tugging moments here, as well as plenty of comedy, action, awesome - and powerful - music, and fun to be had. Great cast of characters, unfortunately many of them are (if you can forgive the on–the-nose expression) gone too soon. It’s beautiful to look at and will certainly stay with you. Worth a ...
Jul 31, 2023
I finally decided to watch this show, after years of seeing it get highly praised by the community, and i am pretty disappointed.

-Plot: Angel Beats is a show that in 13 episodes tried to do what not even a longer anime would be able to. Watching the series felt like getting bombarded with new plot points and plot twists almost every episode, just to then resolve them quickly and never talk about them again; this anime had so many chances of getting more interesting, but it seemed to just have an adversion against going deeper into world-building and actually explaining things that otherwise just make ...

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