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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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 06:04 AM)
    Southlake Tales was way too ambitious in my opinion. If you notice the three movie chapters start from IV, since Kelly released a three chapter comic book series that takes place before the movie and covers the first three parts of the story. This might be cool, but confused the hell out of some people. Just like Donnie Carlo this movie gets better with a second viewing. I’m just surprised this hasn’t reached the cult classic status which I think I think it deserves
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:59 AM)
    I can never get enough of the weird tales genre, its a great platform for creativity and for a long time, like neo-noir I have found it inspiring.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:58 AM)
    I got a kick out of the first two, hell! maybe even the third, Scary Movie film, but the rest of those are just lewd. Artistically lewd.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:57 AM)
    @Bam: Thats about roughly what I thought, that viewers brought personal politics into it and ruined it for themselves.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:56 AM)
    I always check the staff and synopsis and if I find those interesting then I’ll give it a whirl. Now Kelly’s only other movie The Box is much more confusing in my opinion, as it is based off of an 80s Twilight Zone episode about a mystery box that kills someone randomly somewhere else. Also worth a watch but not as good as Southlake Tales in my opinion.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:56 AM)
    @Bam: I did think it ended slightly abruptly however.
    Ugh, stuff like epic movie…there was a time in my younger days where I’d mostly watch silly comedies as a teenager =<
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:53 AM)
    @Bam: I know that I got much much more out of Donnie Darko when I was a teenager.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:53 AM)
    How can this be the worst movie when we have Disaster Movie, Epic Movie etc.? I think it was unfairly treated by many who where offended by its left politics and lampooning of Republicans, and some by its religious imagery. It all makes sense once you consider that in the story the earth IS slowing down and throwing off people’s mental equilibrium. That Rock line near the end: “the fourth dimension will collapse upon itself, you stupid bitch!” will forever be remembered.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:52 AM)
    @Bam: I suppose this goes to show that just because films have low ratings I shouldn’t ignore them based on that.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 25. 2015 05:50 AM)
    @Bam: only 2 stars on rotten tomatoes and 3 on imdb =<
    Some people found the film confusing but I didn't think it was overly hard to follow.

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