Angel Beats is an emotional rollercoaster that makes you cry your heart out multiple times.
It deals with themes like death, regrets, acceptance, and moving on.
The show is full of twists and turns and executes them very well. Among these serious themes, Angel Beats has a comedic undertone that makes serious moments more intense.
This anime is perfect if you’re new to anime and are looking for an anime that has it all!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Angel Beats! (2010)
- Angel Beats! Another Epilogue (2010)
- Angel Beats! Specials (2015)
The chronological order of Angel Beats is its release order. There aren’t loads of content to watch, so the order isn’t necessary.
3. Will there be Angel Beats! Season 2?
After its ending, Angel Beats left many fans with teary eyes and made them crave for more of the show and its characters.
Unfortunately, the story is complete, and Angel Beats! Season 2 will not be made.
4. Quick Review
I. Story and Characters
The story of Angles Beats is very unique and intriguing. There is a twist at the end of every episode that keeps you on your toes. Though there are many elements of comedy, it does not disrupt the severe tones of the show.
The characters are diverse, and the story feels a little short and fast-paced, given the size of its cast. However, this gives the feeling of urgency and makes the ending memorable.
II. Animation and Sound
The animation is fantastic! Even after 10 years, the animation still looks stunning and makes the show very enjoyable.
Unlike its animation, the soundtrack is a bit of a disappointment. Most anime with a large cast has individual themes for the main cast, but Angel Beats does not have that.
5. About Angel Beats!
Otonashi, a high school student, suddenly wakes up in the middle of an intense battle between two strange girls. He doesn’t remember anything other than his name.
By the time he comes to his senses, he realizes that he was dead and was in the afterlife. Yuri, one of the girls from the strange fight, tells him that she’s forming an alliance against Tenshi, her rival. Unable to believe that Tenshi was evil, Otonashi tries to speak to her but fails miserably.
Despite feeling strangely attracted to Tenshi, Otonashi joins Yuri, and her team called the Shinda Sekai Sensen or the SSS. While trying to figure out the mysterious vibe that surrounds Tenshi, he slowly unravels the secrets of the afterlife.