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** It wasn't a matter of loving someone, it was a matter of being loved. She felt useless because in her real life she could do pretty much nothing with herself, and was convinced that no-one beyond her own mother could have feelings for her. Cue Hinata and his CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in which he declares that he would have loved her anyway, giving her a feeling of self-worth and a reason to pass on.

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** It wasn't a matter of loving someone, it was a matter of being loved. She felt useless because in her real life she could do pretty much nothing with herself, and was convinced that no-one beyond her own mother could have feelings for her. Cue Hinata and his CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments in which he declares that he would have loved her anyway, giving her a feeling of self-worth and a reason to pass on.


* So apparently, your memories [[YouFailBiologyForever are]] [[spoiler: stored in your heart?]]

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* So apparently, your memories [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology are]] [[spoiler: stored in your heart?]]


* Angel's Overdrive is a passive power, which means it's permanently active. If that's the case, why didn't she just punch her way out when she and Otonashi got jailed?

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* Angel's Overdrive is a passive power, which means it's permanently active. If that's the case, why didn't she just punch her way out when she and Otonashi got jailed?jailed?
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* In episode 3, Angel is seen to use 128-bit encryption. This is impossible to hack. When people say impossible, it's not because they haven't figured out a way; it's because to crack it (even with a "High speed hacking program") it's been calculated that it would take longer than the universe has been around. For a modern Supercomputer. Never mind a LAPTOP, especially within an hour, as implied in the episode. Making it even weirde, a 128-bit DES...isn't a thing. However, DES has several severe problems that allow it to be cracked in about 1/8 192th of the time required to brute-force it (Modern hardware can brute-force DES keys in about a day, much less if these tricks are used). Alas, even with this advantage, a 128-bit DES key would still take a truly immense amount of time to crack. It seems likely, then, that it wasn't a brute-force decryption, but rather using some security exploit to bypass the entire thing. Or possibly guessing passwords (Angel doesn't seem the type to be overly creative with those).
** While that's certainly interesting information, I think this is where BellisariosMaxim and MST3KMantra come into play. Or HollywoodHacking.
*** alternatively the irregular nature of time in the school simply meant that brute forcing it took literally no time. We've seen the effects computers have on reality, so why not the reverse?

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** One of the themes is despite everyone having such horrific memories, they still value them in making them who they are. Getting reincarnated means not only losing those memories but being separated from each other. It's explained that the first person to turn into an NPC ended up that way because he fell in love with someone who then moved on and he could not accept that, and Otanishi nearly suffered the same fate.


** I would assume the faculty [=NPCs=] would be the source, considering Yuri finds a worker who is installing a new computer. If the second-chancers had to make the computers in order to use them, that would likely mean that they would need to build everything, including the school building.

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** I would assume the faculty [=NPCs=] would be the source, considering Yuri finds a worker who is installing a new computer. If the second-chancers had to make the computers in order to use them, that would likely mean that they would need to build everything, including the school building.building.
*Angel's Overdrive is a passive power, which means it's permanently active. If that's the case, why didn't she just punch her way out when she and Otonashi got jailed?

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** WE as the audience knew very early on that people who disappear do so because they've achieved inner peace of some form, although what happens to them after disappearing is left up in the air. However, the characters don't know that, because they couldn't hear Iwasawa's inner monologue that lead up to her disappearance (Hinata probably remembers, but he probably didn't want to talk about it; remember he's the first one to accept that disappearance is actually a good thing). It is only in episode 9 that it is stated explicitly, and that characters in-universe find out, even though it's been hinted to the audience since episode 3.


** Additionally, Otonashi's amnesia is the result of a cultural subtlety that's lost on Westerners: Japanese folklore holds that memory is stored in the heart. Otonashi's last act was to sign away his organs for donation; this reference is backed up by the fact that he died from internal bleeding, not head trauma.

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** Additionally, Otonashi's amnesia is the result of a cultural subtlety that's lost on Westerners: Japanese folklore holds that memory [[spoiler:memory is stored in the heart. heart.]] Otonashi's last act was to sign [[spoiler:sign away his organs for donation; this donation, including his heart.]] This cultural reference is backed up by the fact that he died from [[spoiler:from internal bleeding, not head trauma.]]

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** Additionally, Otonashi's amnesia is the result of a cultural subtlety that's lost on Westerners: Japanese folklore holds that memory is stored in the heart. Otonashi's last act was to sign away his organs for donation; this reference is backed up by the fact that he died from internal bleeding, not head trauma.


* How do they have computers? Are teenagers really going to have the complete schematics of a computer in their memories, with all the precise details of all the circuit boards and microchips and every single data bit in the hard drives? A teenager is going to be able to recreate something that complicated just from their memories? Did a computer engineer die, go to that place, and build some kind of huge, fully automated computer factory before reincarnating?

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* How do they have computers? Are teenagers really going to have the complete schematics of a computer in their memories, with all the precise details of all the circuit boards and microchips and every single data bit in the hard drives? A teenager is going to be able to recreate something that complicated just from their memories? Did a computer engineer die, go to that place, and build some kind of huge, fully automated computer factory before reincarnating?reincarnating?
** I would assume the faculty [=NPCs=] would be the source, considering Yuri finds a worker who is installing a new computer. If the second-chancers had to make the computers in order to use them, that would likely mean that they would need to build everything, including the school building.

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** More than anything, I think it's just a simple case of being unable to deny a true wish from a loved one. It's similar to his own sister's case. She was really sick and taking her out would only speed up the process but it made her immensely happy.

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** No matter how strong you are, it is difficult to maneuver with someone's dead weight (haha, see what I did there?). The corpse's weight would have caused her to lean back (she is pretty small after all) and lose the leverage necessary to pull her blade out quickly.

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***Then, what would happen if Otonashi did the "prank" Yuri suggested him to do?


** Otonashi [[spoiler: stated in that episode that he wants to help the others pass on as well, something Kanade has also been doing all that time.]]

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** Otonashi [[spoiler: stated in that episode that he wants to help the others pass on as well, something Kanade has also been doing all that time.]]]]
* How do they have computers? Are teenagers really going to have the complete schematics of a computer in their memories, with all the precise details of all the circuit boards and microchips and every single data bit in the hard drives? A teenager is going to be able to recreate something that complicated just from their memories? Did a computer engineer die, go to that place, and build some kind of huge, fully automated computer factory before reincarnating?

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** It's unknown what happened to them, but they're probably not in Limbo. Otonashi's sister didn't appear to have any regrets to come to terms with there, and Yui's sibling led normal lives, with only the last 30 (20, 10) minutes of them being terrible.

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** It's also a reference to old Japanese folklore that said [[spoiler:memories are stored in the heart.]] The kind of thing that flies over foreign viewers' heads, since we don't have the cultural background.

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