Posted by psgels on 21 December 2010 with categories: Angel Beats



It was a long time a mystery what the Angel Beats OVA would focus on. I mean, the ending was pretty conclusive and left hardly any room for expansion. As it turns out, this is the “Bad End” version of Angel Beats. Yes, that comes directly from this episode and no, it’s unlike anything you imagine with such a title.

In the end, this pretty much is an episode in which this show takes the piss out of itself. The entire episode is based around the premise of Yurippe coming up with a plan that required everyone to confuse Tenshi with high tension. What follows is an entire freaking episode with non-stop yelling, screaming and people overacting. It’s a complete and utter chaos in which half the cast acts out of character in order to keep the tension as high as possible.

I liked Angel Beats, but I always thought that the director was a bit of a mis-cast. This episode however screams his style all over. It’s ridiculously high in energy without any subtlety whatsoever. The episode itself was completely stupid, but I laughed quite a bit. There’s also this constant tension level-meter that makes things even more hilarious.

There were some cheesy parts of the episode, like how the quiet girls like Yurippe and that ninja girl got the highest tension when they started yelling. It’s a complete filler, but it does fit within the series’ premise: this remains a series in which a bunch of confused spirits are just running around randomly and that’s exactly what this episode was.
Rating: * (Good)

11 Responses

  1. Nayrael says:

    This reminds me of days when angel Beats aired… a whole bunch of bullshit from episode to episode… and yet I still loved it XD

  2. rrw says:

    it basically fun awesome episode that trying to make us rest form emotional series

  3. rrw says:

    it basically fun awesome episode that trying to make us rest form emotional series

  4. betawatcher says:

    How do you get to watch raws so quickly? Oh well, just gotta wait for subs.

  5. FlameStrike says:

    Hahaha, well I guess does really does embody the spirit of Angel Beats! very well. A whole ton of random bull crap shoved together with a moe Angel, yet it’s STILL awesome!

  6. Solaris says:

    Didn’t watch to this yet, but, from what i read, still totally forgettable stuff.

    btw, the sooner they redo this “thing”, the better.

  7. Ruki says:

    I still don’t understand about where they are, and the rest of background casualities. I think I didn’t need them to enjoy this anime though…

    Anyway, Girls Dead Monster there is cool!

  8. Watcherzero says:

    I didnt realise how much I missed Tenshi, especielly with Yuki back on my screen for the Haruhi movie.

    Pretty terrible episode however, and while it was interesting to learn tenshi gardened I thought the whole premise and playing out of the episode was frankly retarded.

  9. Haters Gonna Hate says:

    “Pretty terrible episode however, and while it was interesting to learn tenshi gardened I thought the whole premise and playing out of the episode was frankly retarded.” -Watcherzero
    Elaborate please.
    Good job at bashing a show without explaining anything. You shouldn’t bother commenting again if you pull more crap like this.

  10. Ncrdrg says:

    Fun little OVA. Reminded me of how much I miss that cast.

  11. emily says:

    Well while some people I’ve talked to seemed to think that there wasn’t much story or things to pick up like all of key’s animes there where a lot of things that you can pick up along the way which really bring on the drama that all of the directors animes have. But I won’t spoil that for anyone.

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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 06:18 PM)
    @Bam Ahhhh Burning Man. I had some friends from Indiana who were trying to get me to help them build an organ that shoots fire with each key-press for Burning Man. It sounded fun but I already feel too old for something like Burning Man.
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