^ Completely unrelated but pure /awesomesauce/.
After a suspicious lack of opening theme, the rest of GirlDeMo (read: useless n00bs) disappear and everyone else sets off to bully the poor shadows :(
…Even (skinnier) Matsushita comes to terrorize the defenseless shadows… ;_;
…Because TK + Matsushita = Awesome enough, the trio of unawesome people proceed down into Guild.
Yuri’s already there with LITTLE AMMO
so Chaa gives her a gun with AMMO
Then he DISAPPEARS because he can’t FIGHT cause he’s NOOB
Anyways, Yuri gets pwnt by one of the shadows and is teleported to learn about ASCII.
She realizes that she’s a NPC and very HAPPY to learn about ASCII.
But then, she finds that she’s supposed to be EMO for the rest of her LIFE
so she LEAVES to her own crappy LIFE
She awakes to find herself with the trio of n00bs and Tenshi, so they continue down to guild to bully those shadows.
Yuri goes off by herself to steal destroy eat do something to more computers and finds an UNNAMED CHARACTER
The UNNAMED CHARACTER reveals that the entire anime is just A PROGRAM written by A PROGRAMMER. The PROGRAMMER wants to be with some RANDOM GIRL but goes INSANE and turns into a NPC.
Because the entire school is just supposed to be one big EMOVILLE, if there’s LOVE in the school, then everything BLOWS UP. So the shadows were created to KILL EVERYONE
Yuri realizes she can become the real GOD (and make Naoi and Christ very sad), but doesn’t want to because that’d be hacking and she’d be banned. Thus she destroys all of the computers as well as the UNNAMED CHARACTER
Everything’s supposedly saved now, and Key decides to add in random Key moments at the very end.
…Thus ends what is basically the last episode of Angel Beats.
There’s an episode after this but that probably won’t have any plot at all, just a long goodbye. I mean, if they decide to introduce /yet another/ enemy in the last episode I’m pretty sure a lot of people would stab the computer screen in frustration.
…Angel Beats is… well, I didn’t think much of it, and still am not thinking much of it. There are plotholes everywhere, this bad guy is introduced and dies in the same episode without even being named, the programmer’s likely never to appear, and the entire background of the entire anime is shown in one episode.
It feels really choppy, as if someone’s trying to pack in 100 chapters of manga into a single season, or just making up the story on the spot. As I said countless times, the enemies constantly change, the goals constantly change, and people are reintroduced a bit too suddenly (Matsushita came back after so long and all he got was 20 seconds of footage? >_> Same with Chaa…).
Then again, it’s anime, and it’s only a season long. Nevertheless I’m looking forward to the ending just to see what gets revealed (the fishing dude was actually the programmer!)…
As a final note, honestly, I think they should have just omitted the entire background story and just said “Oh yeah, cause you guys were annoying I decided to create shadows to kill you. But now I have to kill you myself! [cue epic battle scene]”
…In this episode, both Naoi and Hinata found out about Otonashi’s justasplanneds, and want to HELP OUT
SHADOW THINGS COME OUT
And so they FIGHT it
They realize that the shadow-things
Then, Takamatsu gets Devoured (+1 dark quantum yeaahhh)by a shadow and becomes an NPC as well.
So then Yuri, who knows all about Otonashi’s plan, tells him to announce it to the rest of the SSS. They are faced with a decision; to get Devoured and doomed to suffer the same fate as Takamatsu, or to disappear to somewhere else.
Other stuff happen as well;
…Finally, Yuri tries to find out who’s creating the shadows. So, she goes into the Computer Library Place Setting Thing, and finds OLD PEOPLE (who’s probably a NPC).
She finds that people were STEALING COMPUTERS from the COMPUTER PLACE THING WHATEVER. AND THERE’S A TRAPDOOR LEADING TO GUILD INSIDE THE ROOM.
I TOTALLY WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH A SMALL POSSIBILITY THEY ARE GOING TO GO INTO GUILD I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN OH MY GOD
See, this again goes with my theory.
Episode 1: Fight against Tenshi to get meal tickets.
2: Fight Tenshi in Guild.
3: Iwasawa DISAPPEARS
4: Hinata ALMOST DISAPPEARS (Fight Tenshi in baseball)
5. Tenshi fails.
6. Fight Naoi
7. Fight Fish.
8. Fight Reisen Tenshi.
9. Flashback (Otonashi).
10. YUI DISAPPEARS.
11. Fight shadow people.
…See? There are no duplicates at all. There is no main boss. The fight shifts to different people EVERY SINGLE EPISODE (besides 1-4)
I like the variednesses of this, but it makes the story extremely choppy. There is no goal, no point. The story has no structure.
It seems like the Afterlife School or whatever really is in a video game. The 1s and 0s from Episode 1, the multiple references to gaming terms (“NPC”, “Guild”, creating “Software” for weaponry, etc.), and even the appearance of shadows to “prevent people from playing too long”.
And then this. The whole world is pixellated. It’s like .hack (excellent series of animes, BTW), except they aren’t really aware that they’re in a game (Unless Yuri already knows).
…I’m completely certain that the ending is going to be revealed as the people waking up outside of the game; maybe finding out that in reality, they suffered something extremely traumatic and were put into a new program to fix it, and eventually woke up with fewer injuries (emotionally, I’d presume).
…It’s sorta far-fetched now, but with these types of turns (the shadow was /completely/ unexpected), anything can happen with this anime.
This episode itself definitely had its highlights, specifically the battle (which you all should totally watch) and to some extent, the ending that showed all the remaining (main) characters. All in all, it wasn’t a very bad episoe, but the turns still make me feel :/
Another anime-grouping post. It’s tsunday eh I have tiem
So basically Otonashii remembers that OH MY GAWD HE DIDN’T DIE DURING THE TRAIN CRASH
..Being the doctor-student he is he tries to SAVE EVERYONE
But that’s impossible if you have something like
But who cares, he tries that anyways.
So they’re stuck in a train tunnel and people start dying
…Eventually Otonashii realizes that HE HAS A CARD
IN HIS POCKET
that I assume the JAPANESE TRAIN COMPANY HANDED OUT
and it says this:
And obviously he dies right before the huge excavator thingy comes in to save them.
Fast forward to the present (present being ep. 10), and you realize that Otonashii and Tenshi are now trying to make everyone disappear (so everyone can be HAPPY), starting with Yui cause she’s Yui.
Unfortunately, they severely underestimated the ability of a person paralyzed from a spinal cord injury and forced to watch Barney on the television every single day to create astoundingly impossible wishes.
Basically, Yui got pwnt by a car and stayed in bed. There she watched WRESTLERS and SOCCER KICKERS and BASEBALL HITTERS and BAND PEOPLE WITH GUITARS AND STUFF. She’s already a band person with a guitar and stuff, so the next one would be wrestling.
After slamming Otonashii into the ground too many times she wins, while all of you just lost the game.
Then she goes off to try soccer. Through Tenshi’s UBER CROSSBOW THINGAMAJIGGY WHICH SNIPES EVERYONE she manages to weave through liek 5 pplz and liek score liek a goalthing ololol
Finally she tries baseball but fails.
But then Otonashii realizes her last goal is actually to get married, as she was all paralyzed IRL (lululululul this is t3h interwebz). Obviously that would be an insult to his personal morale, however Hinata accepts and then…
MASS-ENERGY CONVERSION FAILURE
Angel Beats is getting better and better now (though it’s also ending in two or three eps, durr hurr). The time when they signed the brain-dead-I’mma-donate-mah-useless-organs-to-random-people-I-don’t-know form was actually moving (damn you Key), as was the final few minutes of Yui’s episode…
But then again, everything was just obvious from the beginning.
In episode 9, the one thing I didn’t expect was that he would survive. After he did everything was straight anime style; “I want to help out everyone so that they can live, I found out I have fatal disease/virus/sickness/injury/whatever, I do something inspirational, I die, a second after I die something comes to save everyone else besides me.”
Episode 10 was… interesting. The scene where Tenshi grabbed Yui’s guitar and ran away was a bit too… obvious that
ITS A TRAP
Anyways, I suppose Yui did know that someone was manipulating strings and such (the ball curved in another direction after it was shot O_o), but didn’t really care. Eh, believable.
All in all, stuff was interesting; Key likes to alternate light/dark scenes, so the next one’s probably about a certain person with a giant halberd…
Though the episode we’re all looking forward to the most is still TK.
In this episode, teh angel zombie apocalypse is well underway, as they realize that Tenshi has a technique that lets her make clones. A lot of them.
Yuri haxx0rz into Tenshi’s (unguarded?!) computer and makes a few modifications to her cloning skill while everyone else actually GOES TO CLASS (but obviously don’t pay attention)!
They hid the real Tenshi at the bottom floor of Guild that was firebomb’d a looong time ago, so they decide to go down and everyone dies, because it’s a
At the end, only Otonashi and Yuri are left again, as usual, and they get Tenshi (to attempt) to reverse what happened, and so she does that with BULBASAUR-COPIED ABSORB
…Eh, not much to say this episode. Just found it sorta weird that since Tenshi was able to just jump and lift, like, 30 people 30 metres into the air, how is she not able to shake off one person (during the sacrifices into Guild)? I mean, even Naoi managed to somehow pin her. Not only that but she wasn’t even pinned most of the time, just her blade in their body, and thus she should be able to just take it out and continue stabbing other people, right…? Eh, plot devices, I won’t bother talking about them.
I can say that I’m looking forward to next episode though, seems that something either really good (Tenshi goes back to normal) or really bad (Holy crap I have so many evil clones now I have infinite powaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr time to kill everyone) will happen, but that’s next week…!
…So yeah, mah first anipost, I guess… (for some reason captions don’t look really good, might be because of POOR SITE DESIGN)
Anyways, for those of you who haven’t been watching Angel Beats!, I’m not going to summarize it; I’ll just ramble on and on. Go watch it. If you have, then read the rest of this post…
…So, basically in this episode, Naoi uses his REISEN POWARS to hypnotise Otonashi so that he can recover his memories.
Then we learn that Otonashi was an idiot in life who failed at school. Then his sister dies so he gets all emo and decides to learn MEDICINING so that he can SAVE people. Unfortunately just as he was going to go to University the train he’s on crashes and he dies.
The SSS then go out to fish because they were bored of blowing giant fans to suck tickets out of peoples pockets, and Tenshi manages to catch a monstrous fish that couldn’t possibly have fit in the river. In fact, it’s so big that everyone was almost going to be swallowed by it, until Tenshi uses…
As you can see, there’s actually a Tenshi /behind/ the first Tenshi – which means she’s PERFECTED INFINITE CLONINGGGGGGG
And with that she cuts up the giant fish. By giant, I mean GIANT.
And so everyone’s happy and everything until Yuri gets STABBED by the other Tenshi.
IMHO this series seems extremely disjointed – first, they fight against Tenshi and “win” after just 5 episodes. For a long time, I thought she’d be the primary antagonist for the entire duration of the show, but she converts just halfway through. Then in episode 6 Naoi becomes an enemy, and so I thought he’d be another primary antagonist, being God and everything. Except he converts at the END OF EPISODE 6. If this continues, that means that Tenshi2 will become an ally at the end of episode 8, and two more antagonists would be introduced, which is already too much. Even at the very beginning I felt overwhelmed by the huge cast of characters (just like how you’re getting overwhelmed by this huge textwall, which in comparison to other aniblogs isn’t really that big). There were just too many people, and now they’re going to introduce even more?!
Well, I guess I can’t make any accurate predictions now – but Tenshi2 converting at the end of the next chapter is.. a major possibility. After all it’s a freaking CLONE of Tenshi. Maybe an epic clone war will happen [no pun intended, seriously].
Just watch the next episode >_>
…So as some of you know, I’ve been recently watching anime..
…And so I finished watching the rest of Durarara!! and Angel Beats.. in a week…
…and this means I didn’t do anything else :/
Which also means I don’t have any links.
Thankfully, this means I might be able to start aniblogging or something when I want to. Unfortunately, I’m too lazy.
…Anyways, this was supposed to be posted approximately 17 hours ago, but… I’m posting this now.
Both this and the next post are fillers.