So I’m continuing this year the tradition that started at the blog Borderline Hikkomori, and I continued doing over here last year. Except I’m only doing 7 days this as opposed to 14, as, uh, well if you don’t know what last week was like for me by now, I’m not going to spell it out for you. As always, if you’re comment is to tell me how much you hate my ship, I reserve the right to mock you, and will probably block you from my blog.
Okay. I lied. I’m not doing two posts today. The drive back home actually took longer then the drive to, and I’m pooped. And it turns out my counting is off. V-Day is Monday. But the way I previously had it spaced out, I would finish on Sunday. So oops. Only one tomorrow as well.
Today is a case of response to the previous couple, and while they’re not quite as exciting, I don’t feel right having one and not the other. Let’s have what turns into the main couple of Angel Beats! Otonashi and Kanade.
The thing about this pair is it had the potential to be a really interesting couple. The storyline ended up at a point where the couple could have been really tragic and memorable, leaving a lot to the viewers. Instead, a little epilogue was put at the end which gave them a happy ending, caused a bit of controversy in the blogsphere, and in the end ultimately made them, while cute, kinda unmemorable.
What happens before the epilogue. Before Otonashi died, he made himself an organ donor. Kanade turns out to be the one who got his heart. She’s been in this world, waiting for the slim chance she might meet the person who gave her the heart that saved her life when she was alive. Kanade wanted to thank him. After everyone has moved on, including the stubborn Yuri, Otonashi gets selfish, and asks Kanade to stay with him in this world, helping others to move on. Kanade refuses, as all she needs to move on is to thank the person who gave her the heart, and hear the he loves her. Otonashi grants her wish, leaving him alone. How’s that for intense?
And then we see them reunited in what the Word of God says is their reincarnation, but I chose to believe is heaven, making the previous scene meaningless. Maeda was not happy that he didn’t get to do exactly what he wanted with the show, he lashes out at points in the show, and it’s obvious. Ah, well. They’re still cute.