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#1 May 07 2010 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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The first five episodes have aired, and while I was unsure about Angel Beats! at first, I'm growing to like the show.

Angel Beats! is being produced from the same group who made Air, Kanon and Clannad; It's pretty easy to tell with the character design, the Opening theme, and the mix of comedy and touchy-feely plot.

The episodes seem to follow a basic design: comedy in the first half, plot in the second half. I love this mixture. I'm betting on the series ending with a bittersweet ending, if the Ending song is any indication.


K-on!! (K-on! season 2) is somehow getting cuter with every episode. So.. if you're not into slice of life, plotless series, you probably won't like K-on.

There seems to be less focus on the band aspect of the series, at least in the first five episodes. Instead, we see how much fun the girls have during school, and on field trips. The girls are also working on getting new members for the Light Music Club, so that Azusa isn't alone when they graduate.

The Opening song, while annoying at first, has sort of grown on me. The Ending song, on the other hand, seems to be a pretty solid song. Not as great as Don't Say Lazy (from the first season), but still enjoyable to listen to.


So yeah, I'm enjoying these two series. They might not be masterpieces, but they've made me laugh.

Edited, May 7th 2010 2:12pm by Kirby
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#2 May 07 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm following Angel Beats!, K-On! I've been meaning to watch. Really like the character design in Angel Beats and the fact that they added catchy J-Pop/J-Rock in the episodes. While the comical parts really did make me laugh, I do hope some more plot shows up soon. It has potential.

Edit: Here, catchy J-Rock. :D

Girls Dead Monster - Alchemy

Edited, May 7th 2010 5:54pm by BlackyLakshmi
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#3 May 07 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
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Cool, favourited :D

I'll have to take a look at their other songs, just been trying to catch up with anime (I've been away from my PC for about a week).

The wait between episodes for Bakemonogatari blows. Smiley: frown
I'll have to rewatch the series so I remember what happened, lol.
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#4 May 07 2010 at 11:54 PM Rating: Good
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I'm incredibly picky with what I watch. If I don't even like the design one bit, I'll probably just never glance at it again (despite a bazillion people telling me it's awesome). I'll give Bakemonogotari a check later.

According to a friend 'Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou' is pretty good, too. It's at episode 6 as of today.
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#5 May 08 2010 at 12:13 AM Rating: Good
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I forgot episode 6 of Angel Beats! was airing today. This one was packed with plot, and more Tachibana.

I'll have to check out that Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou, it's worth at least watching the first episode, since it has Mio's (from K-on!) voice actor in it.

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I'm incredibly picky with what I watch. If I don't even like the design one bit, I'll probably just never glance at it again (despite a bazillion people telling me it's awesome). I'll give Bakemonogotari a check later.
I'm the same way.

It drives my friends crazy, because I'm apparently missing out on some awesome series. I know Cowboy Bebop is supposed to be one of the best series, but I just can't get past the first episode.

Edited, May 8th 2010 12:27am by Kirby
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#6 May 08 2010 at 12:52 AM Rating: Good
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I know it's not really the best idea to judge a series on the first episode, but I don't see myself caring too much about Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou.

It just seems like another fan-service filled harem, where the main character is also avoiding death in every episode. That, and I don't really like the animation style, it seems.. cheap?
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#7 May 08 2010 at 5:35 AM Rating: Good
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I know it's not really the best idea to judge a series on the first episode, but I don't see myself caring too much about Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou.

It just seems like another fan-service filled harem, where the main character is also avoiding death in every episode. That, and I don't really like the animation style, it seems.. cheap?


Just watched the first episode now. It's not half-bad, but it seems to suffer from the same thing Needless suffers from, constant jokes with terribad timing.

Edited, May 8th 2010 7:38am by BlackyLakshmi
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#8 May 08 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
BlackyLakshmi wrote:
it seems to suffer from the same thing Needless suffers from, constant jokes with terribad timing


Wasn't that the entire point of Needless?
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#9 May 08 2010 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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I'm incredibly picky with what I watch. If I don't even like the design one bit, I'll probably just never glance at it again (despite a bazillion people telling me it's awesome). I'll give Bakemonogotari a check later.


I'd suggest you wait 'till the last episode comes out, but if the conspiracy nuts are right we'll all be dead by then.
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#10 Jun 05 2010 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm such a wuss, I nearly cried this episode of Angel Beats! I really, really enjoy this series. It's both comical and touching.
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#11 Jun 05 2010 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I really liked episode 10.

If you're enjoying Angel Beats!, and haven't seen Kanon or Clannad, you're missing out on similar story-telling and comedic elements.

Edited, Jun 5th 2010 3:23pm by Kirby
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#12 Jun 06 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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But if I've seen Kanon (and really liked it) but not the others, I should look those up? :)
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#13 Jun 06 2010 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
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Hai.
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#14 Jun 19 2010 at 12:09 AM Rating: Good
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Wow, that was a pretty epic episode 12 for Angel Beats!





I got a little teary-eyed when Yuri's siblings told her she'd done enough.

I'm wondering what the last episode is going to be about :o

Oh, and K-on!! is a cute as ever. I just wish they had more concerts/live shows with new songs in 'em.

Edited, Jun 19th 2010 12:10am by Kirby
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#15 Jun 19 2010 at 3:26 AM Rating: Good
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Wow. Awesome Angel Beats. Chill went down my spine when she mentioned that humans won't even wait for 10 minutes. Shame it's ending next week, but maybe that's what'll keep the show great.
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#16 Jun 19 2010 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm incredibly picky with what I watch. If I don't even like the design one bit, I'll probably just never glance at it again (despite a bazillion people telling me it's awesome). I'll give Bakemonogotari a check later.

According to a friend 'Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou' is pretty good, too. It's at episode 6 as of today.


I finish Ichiban yesterday and i gota say it was wack the story just jumps around not making sense overall i didn't like it.
#17 Jun 25 2010 at 7:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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That was a pretty good finale for Angel Beats!. I love when series find away to wrap up the story with very little loose ends.

I was genuinely surprised at the fact that Kanade had gotten Otonashi's heart transplant, but it made for a very touching moment.

Overall, Angel Beats! is one of my favourite series, among shows like Haibane Renmei, Clannad, and Toradora

Edited, Jun 25th 2010 7:55pm by Kirby
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#18 Jun 26 2010 at 1:02 AM Rating: Good
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Apparently K-on has another 13 episodes to go. Looks like I have to wait another 3 months before I can watch it.
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#19 Jun 26 2010 at 2:31 AM Rating: Good
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Wow, I sometimes got a little teary eyed watching Angel Beats, but I just couldn't keep my desk dry this time. Very touching.
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#20 Jun 28 2010 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
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Finally got around to watching Angel Beats. I was very pleased with it, from start to end. The way it wrapped itself up was enough for me to be happy with the ending, and the after credits thing even more so. Definitely a baww-worthy series, and they even managed to do it with plenty of action and blood. Definitely a recommend to anyone I know.
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#21 Sep 03 2010 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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Bumping this because I started Angel Beats! last night and am enjoying it a lot. Got through the 1st 8 episodes last night, and of course it was the first episode to end on a cliffhanger. >:(
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#22 Sep 03 2010 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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I just got Air in the mail yesterday. Smiley: grin
#23 Sep 03 2010 at 12:57 PM Rating: Good
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I just got Air in the mail yesterday.


Sweets! Reminds me, I should finish that. Quit at episode 4 for unknown reasons...
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#24 Sep 03 2010 at 3:35 PM Rating: Good
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I liked Air, just not quite as much as Kanon and Clannad. I don't remember why I only gave it a 7 on MAL, so maybe I'll rewatch it sometime.

Oh, and K-on!! only has 4 episodes left to go. I almost got teary-eyed near the end of ep 21 (iirc), heh.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2010 3:46pm by Kirby
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#25 Sep 03 2010 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Watched the first episode of Angel Beats the other day. Going to try to make time this weekend to watch more.
#26 Sep 07 2010 at 8:33 PM Rating: Good
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Kirby the Eccentric wrote:
I liked Air, just not quite as much as Kanon and Clannad.


I definitely liked Clannad better, but the ending of Air had me in tears. Smiley: frown
#27 Sep 12 2010 at 6:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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Kirby the Eccentric wrote:
That was a pretty good finale for Angel Beats!. I love when series find away to wrap up the story with very little loose ends.

I was genuinely surprised at the fact that Kanade had gotten Otonashi's heart transplant, but it made for a very touching moment.

Overall, Angel Beats! is one of my favourite series, among shows like Haibane Renmei, Clannad, and Toradora

Edited, Jun 25th 2010 7:55pm by Kirby


Having just finished Angel Beats, I agree 100%!
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