History Anime / AngelBeats

2nd Aug '16 1:39:19 PM Twiddler
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2nd Aug '16 3:21:46 AM kirara19
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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{Anime}} (plus two{{OVA}}s and a short epilogue), three {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'' conceived of and has and written all of the installments in the series.

In the {{Anime}}, simply entitled ''Angel Beats!'', our viewpoint character, high school-aged Otonashi wakes up suddenly to find that he can't remember anything, not even his full name. Before he even has time to get his bearings, a purple-haired girl with a sniper rifle informs him that he is dead and asks him to join her rebellion against God... but God is nowhere to be seen.

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'''''Angel Beats!''''' ''Angel Beats!'' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{Anime}} {{anime}} (plus two{{OVA}}s two {{OVA}}s and a short epilogue), three {{Manga}}s, {{manga}}, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) manga) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'' conceived of and has and written all of the installments in the series.

In the {{Anime}}, anime, simply entitled ''Angel Beats!'', our viewpoint character, high school-aged Otonashi wakes up suddenly to find that he can't remember anything, not even his full name. Before he even has time to get his bearings, a purple-haired girl with a sniper rifle informs him that he is dead and asks him to join her rebellion against God... but God is nowhere to be seen.



The LightNovel serves as a prequel to the anime and follows the character Hinata and the formation of the SSS. Titled ''Angel Beats! Track Zero'' (November 2009-May 2010), it was written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by [=GotoP=], and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''.

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The LightNovel light novel serves as a prequel to the anime and follows the character Hinata and the formation of the SSS. Titled ''Angel Beats! Track Zero'' (November 2009-May 2010), it was written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by [=GotoP=], and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''.



The TV series is licensed by Creator/SentaiFilmworks, the founders of Creator/ADVFilms, for the North American release. No surprise, considering that they've [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} picked up]] [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} many Key titles]] [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} in the past]]. The series was released with an English dub on DVD in July 2011. The first episodes were first shown at Anime Boston. Can be [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Angel-Beats/Watch viewed]] on the Creator/AnimeNetwork and [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/angel-beats Crunchyroll.]]

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The TV series is licensed by Creator/SentaiFilmworks, the founders of Creator/ADVFilms, Creator/SentaiFilmworks for the North American release. No surprise, considering that they've [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} picked up]] [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} many Key titles]] [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} in the past]]. The series was released with an English dub on DVD in July 2011. The first episodes were first shown at Anime Boston. Can be [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Angel-Beats/Watch viewed]] on the Creator/AnimeNetwork and [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/angel-beats Crunchyroll.]]



* TheEveryman: Otonashi.
** Not necessarily. After seeing [[spoiler: his backstory]], he becomes more or less the leader of the group, being logical, intelligent and strong-willed.

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* TheEveryman: Otonashi.
** Not necessarily. After seeing [[spoiler: his backstory]],
Subverted. Otonashi can be seen as such in the very start, but he becomes more or less the leader of the group, being logical, intelligent and strong-willed.strong-willed, after his backstory is revealed.



** It happens again in Episode 12. [[spoiler: Right before she denies becoming God that is a CMOA.]]

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** It happens again in Episode 12. [[spoiler: Right before she denies becoming God that is a CMOA.]]God]].



* EvolvingCredits: As characters are replaced and removed through various circumstances, the OP and ED, both of which focus on showing off the characters, change accordingly.
** Also, when characters interact in the show in a noteworthy way, it also reflects the interaction. Examples include Yui strangling Hinata as per episode 4, and Takamatsu not wearing a shirt to show off his (surprising) 8-pack from episode 5.

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* EvolvingCredits: As characters are replaced and removed through various circumstances, the OP and ED, both of which focus on showing off the characters, change accordingly.
accordingly to these events.
** Also, when When characters interact in the show in a noteworthy way, it also reflects the interaction. Examples include Yui strangling Hinata as per episode 4, and Takamatsu not wearing a shirt to show off his (surprising) 8-pack from episode 5.



*** The 2 special episodes feature a different "ToBeContinued" quote. [[spoiler: The OVA got "BAD END" (hence how every member of the SSS went through a week without water or food [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist and somewhat died]]) and Another Epilogue got "NEXT STAGE".]]

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*** ** The 2 special episodes feature a different "ToBeContinued" quote. [[spoiler: The OVA got "BAD END" (hence how every member of the SSS went through a week without water or food [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist and somewhat died]]) and Another Epilogue got "NEXT STAGE".]]



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* FlowerMotifs: [[spoiler:Angel's Hand Sonic version 4]] is a lotus flower, a traditional Buddhist symbol for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva bodhisattva]] - [[FridgeBrilliance enlightened ones who forgo ascension to help others do the same]].

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* FlowerMotifs: [[spoiler:Angel's Hand Sonic version 4]] is a lotus flower, a traditional Buddhist symbol for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva bodhisattva]] - [[FridgeBrilliance enlightened "enlightened ones who forgo forgot ascension to help others do the same]].same".



-->'''TK:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Fuckin' crazy!]]

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-->'''TK:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Fuckin' crazy!]]crazy!



** [[spoiler: Another piece of symbolism to 'Otonashi' is simply that, lacking a heart in the literal sense, Otonashi has no heartbeat]].

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** [[spoiler: Another piece of symbolism to 'Otonashi' "Otonashi" is simply that, lacking a heart in the literal sense, Otonashi has no heartbeat]].



* MoodWhiplash: Often during a single scene. This show is notable for being one of the shows for which one can easily find themselves both [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laughing so hard they cry]], [[TearJerker and then genuinely crying]], in short succession.

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* MoodWhiplash: Often during a single scene. This show is notable for being one of the shows for which one can easily find themselves both [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laughing so hard they cry]], [[TearJerker cry, and then genuinely crying]], crying, in short succession.



--->'''TK:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Fuckin' crazy!]]
18th Jul '16 3:23:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: EVERYONE. To the extent that can be called [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerous]]. Some battles are won or lost depending on who is more genre savvy. This even affects the plot: the show is an action anime, until everyone realizes that they star in a drama.
16th Jul '16 10:24:33 AM frogpatrol
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Two {{Yonkoma}} manga under the title ''Angel Beats! The 4-koma'' (December 2009-October 2013, December 2013-January 2016) followed. They were, again, written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Haruka Komowata, and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. Both have come to an end.

The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending entitled "Another Epilogue". A second OVA, "Hell's Kitchen", was released in June 2015. The OVA's [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

Another manga (May 2010-present) was published, adapting and continuing the story of the ''Track Zero'' LightNovel. This manga, ''Angel Beats! Heaven's Door'', was, again by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Yuriko Asami, and once again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. It is ongoing. SevenSeasEntertainment is releasing the manga in North America.

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Two {{Yonkoma}} manga under the title ''Angel Beats! The 4-koma'' (December 2009-October 2013, December 2013-January 2016) followed. They were, again, written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Haruka Komowata, and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. Both have come to an end.\n\n

The anime was written by Jun Maeda and anime, directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It Works, began airing in spring Spring 2010. Included with the 7th seventh and final BD/DVD volume were was an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short brief alternate ending entitled "Another Epilogue". A second OVA, "Hell's Kitchen", was released in June 2015. The OVA's [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

Another manga (May 2010-present) was published, adapting and continuing the story of the ''Track Zero'' LightNovel. This manga, ''Angel Beats! Heaven's Door'', was, again by Jun Maeda and was illustrated by Yuriko Asami, and once again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. It is ongoing. SevenSeasEntertainment is releasing the manga in North America.
16th Jul '16 10:22:35 AM frogpatrol
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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{Anime}} (plus three {{OVA}}s), three {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', has conceived and written all installments in the series.

In the {{Anime}}, simply entitled ''Angel Beats!'', our viewpoint character, the high school-aged Otonashi wakes up suddenly to find that he can't remember anything, not even his full name. Before he even has time to get his bearings, a purple-haired girl with a sniper rifle informs him that he is dead and asks him to join her rebellion against God... but God is nowhere to be seen.

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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{Anime}} (plus three {{OVA}}s), two{{OVA}}s and a short epilogue), three {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', has ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'' conceived of and has and written all of the installments in the series.

In the {{Anime}}, simply entitled ''Angel Beats!'', our viewpoint character, the high school-aged Otonashi wakes up suddenly to find that he can't remember anything, not even his full name. Before he even has time to get his bearings, a purple-haired girl with a sniper rifle informs him that he is dead and asks him to join her rebellion against God... but God is nowhere to be seen.



The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending entitled "Another Epilogue". A second OVA, "Hell's Kitchen", was released in June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

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The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending entitled "Another Epilogue". A second OVA, "Hell's Kitchen", was released in June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" The OVA's [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.
8th Jul '16 11:21:17 AM frogpatrol
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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{Anime}} (plus two {{OVA}}s), three {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', has conceived and written all installments in the series.

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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{Anime}} (plus two three {{OVA}}s), three {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', has conceived and written all installments in the series.



The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending called ''Another Epilogue''. A second OVA, "Hell's Kitchen", was released in June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

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The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending called ''Another Epilogue''.entitled "Another Epilogue". A second OVA, "Hell's Kitchen", was released in June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.



The TV series is licensed by Creator/SentaiFilmworks, the founders of Creator/ADVFilms, for the North American release. No surprise, considering that they've [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} picked up]] [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} many Key titles]] [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} in the past]]. The series is released with an English dub with the first episodes being shown at Anime Boston. The English dub was released on DVD in July, 2011. Can be [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Angel-Beats/Watch viewed]] on the Creator/AnimeNetwork and [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/angel-beats Crunchyroll.]]

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The TV series is licensed by Creator/SentaiFilmworks, the founders of Creator/ADVFilms, for the North American release. No surprise, considering that they've [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} picked up]] [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} many Key titles]] [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} in the past]]. The series is was released with an English dub with the on DVD in July 2011. The first episodes being were first shown at Anime Boston. The English dub was released on DVD in July, 2011. Boston. Can be [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Angel-Beats/Watch viewed]] on the Creator/AnimeNetwork and [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/angel-beats Crunchyroll.]]
7th Jul '16 12:31:18 PM Twiddler
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Two {{Yonkoma}} manga under the title ''Angel Beats! The 4-koma'' (December 2009-October 2013, December 2013-January 2016) followed. They were, again, written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Haruka Komowata, and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. Both manga have come to an end.

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Two {{Yonkoma}} manga under the title ''Angel Beats! The 4-koma'' (December 2009-October 2013, December 2013-January 2016) followed. They were, again, written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Haruka Komowata, and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. Both manga have come to an end.
7th Jul '16 12:28:58 PM Twiddler
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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a novel consisting of a thirteen episode, two OVA {{Anime}}, two {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel series (one of them adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', conceived as has written all installments in the series.

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'''''Angel Beats!''''' is a novel franchise consisting of a thirteen episode, episode {{Anime}} (plus two OVA {{Anime}}, two {{OVA}}s), three {{Manga}}s, a LightNovel series (one of them adapted (adapted into one of the {{Manga}}s) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'', has conceived as has and written all installments in the series.
series.



The world they are in seems like an enormous Japanese boarding school populated by soulless, though realistic and harmless, [=NPC=]s who act like ordinary students and faculty. The only apparent enemy of the self-named Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) is the student council president, a short, white-haired girl they call Tenshi (Angel), who wields supernatural powers in an effort to force the SSS to behave like the normal students. Every real person who has submitted to this behavior has disappeared forever, so the SSS members are understandably unwilling. The ''Angel Beats!'' anime is the story of Otonashi's time in this strange afterlife, as he learns about his situation, interacts with the others in the SSS and Tenshi, waits to regain his memories, and decides what to do after he does.

The LightNovel and the first {{manga}} serve as a prequel to the anime and follow the character Hinata and the formation of the SSS. The LightNovel series ''Angel Beats! Track Zero'' (November 2009-May 2010). It was written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by [=GotoP=], and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''.

The {{Yonkoma}} manga ''Angel Beats! The 4-koma'' (December 2009-present) followed. It was, again-written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Haruka Komowata, the manga was again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. The manga is ongoing.

The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in the Spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending called ''Another Epilogue''. A second OVA, "Hells Kitchen", was released on June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

A second manga, (May 2010-present) was published, adapting and continuing the story of the ''Track Zero'' LightNovel. This manga, ''Angel Beats! Heaven's Door'', was, again by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Yuriko Asami, and once again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. It is ongoing. SevenSeasEntertainment is releasing the manga in North America.

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The world they are in seems like an enormous Japanese boarding school populated by soulless, though realistic and harmless, [=NPC=]s who act like ordinary students and faculty. The only apparent enemy of the self-named Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) is the student council president, a short, white-haired girl they call Tenshi (Angel), who wields supernatural powers in an effort to force the SSS to behave like the normal students. Every real person who has submitted to this behavior has disappeared forever, so the SSS members are understandably unwilling. The ''Angel Beats!'' anime is the story of Otonashi's time in this strange afterlife, as he learns about his situation, interacts with the others in the SSS and Tenshi, Angel, waits to regain his memories, and decides what to do after he does.

The LightNovel and the first {{manga}} serve serves as a prequel to the anime and follow follows the character Hinata and the formation of the SSS. The LightNovel series Titled ''Angel Beats! Track Zero'' (November 2009-May 2010). It 2010), it was written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by [=GotoP=], and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''.

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{{Yonkoma}} manga under the title ''Angel Beats! The 4-koma'' (December 2009-present) 2009-October 2013, December 2013-January 2016) followed. It was, again-written They were, again, written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Haruka Komowata, the manga was again and published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. The Both manga is ongoing.

have come to an end.

The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in the Spring spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending called ''Another Epilogue''. A second OVA, "Hells "Hell's Kitchen", was released on in June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] episodes 4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

A second manga,
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Another manga
(May 2010-present) was published, adapting and continuing the story of the ''Track Zero'' LightNovel. This manga, ''Angel Beats! Heaven's Door'', was, again by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Yuriko Asami, and once again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. It is ongoing. SevenSeasEntertainment is releasing the manga in North America.






* GunsAreWorthless: Against Tenshi's Distortion shield. Lampshaded.

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* GunsAreWorthless: Against Tenshi's Angel's Distortion shield. Lampshaded.



* LiteralChangeOfHeart: One of the heroic examples: [[spoiler: Otonashi donates his heart to Tenshi after dying]].

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* LiteralChangeOfHeart: One of the heroic examples: [[spoiler: Otonashi donates his heart to Tenshi Angel after dying]].



* PowersAsPrograms: [[spoiler:When the SSS break into Tenshi's room, they discover that she's been modeling her powers on her computer, using the software [=AngelPlayer=]. Yuri later finds a ''manual'' for it. '''''[[AllThereInTheManual There is a manual for warping reality]]'''''. Too bad it's [[LostInTranslation in English]].]]

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* PowersAsPrograms: [[spoiler:When the SSS break into Tenshi's Angel's room, they discover that she's been modeling her powers on her computer, using the software [=AngelPlayer=]. Yuri later finds a ''manual'' for it. '''''[[AllThereInTheManual There is a manual for warping reality]]'''''. Too bad it's [[LostInTranslation in English]].]]



** [[spoiler:The evil Tenshi clones, too.]]

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** [[spoiler:The evil Tenshi Angel clones, too.]]
7th Jul '16 10:34:08 AM frogpatrol
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The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in the Spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending called ''Another Epilogue''. A second OVA, "HellsKitchen", was released on June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] early episodes of the series.

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The anime was written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi for studio P.A. Works. It began airing in the Spring 2010. Included with the 7th and final BD/DVD volume were an {{OVA}} entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and a short alternate ending called ''Another Epilogue''. A second OVA, "HellsKitchen", "Hells Kitchen", was released on June 2015. "Stairway to Heaven" and "Hell's Kitchen" [[{{Interquel}} take place between]] early episodes of the series.4 and 5 and episodes 2 and 3, respectively.
7th Jul '16 10:32:40 AM frogpatrol
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A second manga, (May 2010-present) was published, adapting and continuing the story of the ''Track Zero'' LightNowel. This manga, ''Angel Beats! Heaven's Door'', was, again by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Yuriko Asami, and once again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. It is ongoing. SevenSeasEntertainment is releasing the manga in North America.

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A second manga, (May 2010-present) was published, adapting and continuing the story of the ''Track Zero'' LightNowel.LightNovel. This manga, ''Angel Beats! Heaven's Door'', was, again by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Yuriko Asami, and once again published by ASCII Media Works in ''Dengeki G's Magazine''. It is ongoing. SevenSeasEntertainment is releasing the manga in North America.
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