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* ActorAllusion:
** [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] is a [[ChildSoldier kid]] committed to fighting off against [[spoiler:Angels]] using husks of steel as his bidding, while trying not to lose his sanity and/or self in the process. When Naoi, [[Creator/MegumiOgata with the same voice actor]], is shown [[spoiler:completely deranged on a bloodied battlefield]], [[DeconReconSwitch what is the main line]] Otonashi [[{{Reconstruction}} delivers]]?
** Otonashi's sister is an IllGirl. Her voice actress played an IllGirl in [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} another Key property]].

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* RRatedOpening: As mentioned above, the first episode starts with Angel stabbing Otonashi in the chest.


''Angel Beats!'' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{anime}} (plus two {{OVA}}s and a short epilogue), three {{manga}}, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the manga) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikisMagic'', 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!'' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode thirteen-episode {{anime}} (plus two {{OVA}}s and a short epilogue), three {{manga}}, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the manga) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikisMagic'', 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 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.



* EldritchLocation: a more linear one than most, but the school is only accessible by death, gives resurrection to everyone within it's borders, is supplied with utilities and enough energy for an ecosystem, despite the fact that if the battlefront could move anywhere else they would, implying a barrier around the grounds.

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* EldritchLocation: a more linear one than most, but the school is only accessible by death, gives grants resurrection to everyone within it's its borders, is supplied with utilities and enough energy for an ecosystem, despite the fact that if the battlefront could move anywhere else they it would, implying a barrier around the grounds.



*** It's implied that with episode 13.5[[spoiler:/Another Epilogue where it says "NEXT STAGE", that it the series might continue and get a 2nd season.]]

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*** It's implied that with in episode 13.5[[spoiler:/Another Epilogue where it says "NEXT STAGE", that it the series might continue and get a 2nd season.]]



* {{Tomboy}}: Yui, according to Yuri. After Yui [[spoiler: accidentally chokes herself to death with microphone wiring while auditioning for lead singer in Girls De Mo]] Yuri comments:

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* {{Tomboy}}: Yui, according to Yuri. After Yui [[spoiler: accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally chokes herself to death with microphone wiring while auditioning for lead singer in Girls De Mo]] Yuri comments:


* PlanningForTheFutureBeforeTheEnd: When, after sneaking [[spoiler: his dying little sister out of the hospital during christmas night]], he promises her to make this night the best possible for her. She then [[spoiler: die on his back, without him noticing, after thanking him.]]

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* PlanningForTheFutureBeforeTheEnd: When, after sneaking [[spoiler: his dying little sister out of the hospital during christmas night]], he promises her to make this night the best possible for her. She then [[spoiler: die dies on his back, without him noticing, after thanking him.]]


* LoveConfession: Yuri's plan for Ooyama during the exams. Angel tells him to name a time and a place, which effectively stuns him until the teacher tells him to sit down.

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* LoveConfession: Yuri's plan for Ooyama to distract Angel during the exams. Angel tells him to name a time and a place, which effectively stuns him until the teacher tells him to sit down.


Another manga has been [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/11/01-1/true-angel-beats-manga-to-replace-heavens-door announced]] for 2017. Yuriko Asami will return as illustrator for the manga, which is described as the "True ''Angel Beats!'' [Maeda] wanted to write".

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Another manga has been manga, ''Angel Beats! The Last Operation'', [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/11/01-1/true-angel-beats-manga-to-replace-heavens-door announced]] for began]] in 2017. Yuriko Asami will return returned as illustrator for the manga, which is described as the "True ''Angel Beats!'' [Maeda] wanted to write".

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* PlanningForTheFutureBeforeTheEnd: When, after sneaking [[spoiler: his dying little sister out of the hospital during christmas night]], he promises her to make this night the best possible for her. She then [[spoiler: die on his back, without him noticing, after thanking him.]]

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* CharacterFocus: A lot of episodes focus on a single character, telling the story of their past life and possibly giving them resolution at the same time. Episode 2 focuses on Yuri, 3 on Iwasawa, 4 on Hinata, 6 on Naoi, 7 and 9 on Otonashi, 10 on Yui, and 12 [[{{Bookends}} on Yuri]].

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* CowerPower: Angel hides behind Yuri when Hinata complains about the lyrics to their graduation song.


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

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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}}, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the manga) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/Manga/HibikisMagic'', ''Manga/HibikisMagic'', conceived of and has and written all of the installments in the series.


''Angel Beats!'' is a franchise consisting of a thirteen episode {{anime}} (plus two {{OVA}}s and a short epilogue), three {{manga}}, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the 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.

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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}}, a LightNovel (adapted into one of the manga) and a VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts. Jun Maeda, author of the manga ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'' ''Manga/Manga/HibikisMagic'', conceived of and has and written all of the installments in the series.


* {{Expy}}:
** Yuri has been called a "rip-off" of Haruhi Suzumiya by some pissed off fans of ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', even though any resemblance between the two characters is ''entirely'' skin deep (though Yuri's initial appearance is at least bombastic enough to be on Haruhi's ''level.'') Some fan artist took note of this and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/673173/angel_beats-banner-brown_eyes-brown_hair-crossover this piece of fan art]] was born. (WARNING: linked site is NSFW).
-->'''Comment on Picture:''' So Yuri finally gets to fight God.
** This serves as the driving force of a [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6149731/1/ crossover fanfiction between the two franchises.]]
** Takeyama looks exactly like [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Jeff]]. Numerous other characters, such as Naoi, also have uncanny resemblances to those of other shows.
** Otonashi looks (and to some degree sounds) a lot like Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'', though the similarities between [[NiceGuy Otonashi]] and [[AxCrazy Light]] end there.
*** Actually, they have a little bit in common. Both are smart but disillusioned {{Broken Ace}}s who try to do something good and wind up making things worse, in Otonashi's case with [[spoiler: his sister]] and in Light's case with his "[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans New World]]". Of course, Otonashi redeems himself. [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain Light...]]
** Hinata looks suspiciously similar to [[Anime/{{Clannad}} Tomoya Okazaki]] and they even share the same voice actor in the English dub.


* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Matsushita 5th Dan]] in Episode 12. Granted, he was already {{Badass}}...

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Matsushita 5th Dan]] in Episode 12. Granted, he was already {{Badass}}...badass...


[[caption-width-right:311:(From left) [[OnlySaneMan Otonashi]], [[RebelLeader Yuri]], and [[SugarAndIcePersonality An]][[MysticalWhiteHair gel]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:311:(From left) [[OnlySaneMan Otonashi]], [[RebelLeader Yuri]], and [[SugarAndIcePersonality An]][[MysticalWhiteHair gel]].[[ReiAyanamiExpy Angel]].]]


Another manga has been [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/11/01-1/true-angel-beats-manga-to-replace-heavens-door announced]] for 2017. Yuriko Asami will return as illustrator for the manga, which is described as the "True Angel Beats! [Maeda] wanted to write".

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Another manga has been [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/11/01-1/true-angel-beats-manga-to-replace-heavens-door announced]] for 2017. Yuriko Asami will return as illustrator for the manga, which is described as the "True Angel Beats! ''Angel Beats!'' [Maeda] wanted to write".

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