Angels Beats begins on a disappointing note. In all the other side characters, such as TK, Ooyama, etc, that I’d come to loved have at this point already vanished. Without even so much as a send-off as even the last people in the episode got. I mean really? They deserved better. But apparently, only Otonashi, Hinata, Naoi, Yuri, and Tachibana get a proper send-off. Heck, all those minor characters were around longer then Naoi. Dammit! They could have easily been added into the graduation ceremony, and by all means, should have been. Gah, I am so angry about this.
I wonder if anyone else sensed the irony of Tachibana writing the lyrics. After all, the Battlefront was created with one of the purposes of defeating her. Tachibana’s really changed in this episode from being a monotone kick-ass warrior to just a normal girl. It’s a nice development for her, but I don’t feel it was well built up.
The graduation was kinda touchy. It played on the quirks on the characters, and the piece that played was downright gorgeous. But to be blunt, it was kinda dull as well. I think I’m still burned out on graduation.
Naoi’s goodbye was really sad to me. Poor guy. I loved the juxtaposition of hum not wanting any womanly tears, and then he started crying. I’m glad Yuri apologized to Tachibana, after everything Yuri put her through. And then Hinata was gone, and for him, I hope he finds peace. His speech was somehow the most emotional at all of them.
On the plus side, for the Tachibana and Otanashi shippers, which includes me, we get a love confession when Otanshi gets cold feet about moving on, which causes a total squee moment in me.
In a moment of major revelation, we find out that the reason Tachibana hasn’t moved on is she’s here for one reason. To thank Otonashi for donating his heart. This moment of confession between the two is seriously one of the most touching things I’ve seen in awhile.
By the ending, I was flat out teary, romantic sucker I am. I loved what they did with the ending theme as it kind of made of up for leaving out the characters before. The little thing after that makes about as much sense to me as you, but I’m thinking that’s the two reincarnated. Or it could be them finding each other in heaven. I hope they find the rest of the gang in their next life/in heaven as well, I’m imaging the fanart and fanfiction now. A lot was left unexplained, but to me, the ending was satisfying enough. I’m not that bothered by the loose ends, I suppose reading Track Zero helped me get a better understanding on what Madea was trying to do. Some of it was meant to not be explained. Furthermore, I guess it says something that I’ve come to expect endings of anime series not to wrap up series.
And as I’m a romantic sucker, more romantic screenshots here. By the way, when TK reincarnates, he’ll be Chuck Norris. Also, in America, becoming an organ donor is very easy. I’m one myself! If you’re not, and are interested, talk to the people at the DMV next time you have to boring crap there.