This post was originally combined as one, but looking at the dramatic length of the post itself, I decided to slice it into 3 or 4 posts to make some profit.
Well, here we go again.
*sob sob sob*… After watching the last episode, it was obvious to me that Angel Beats came out on top of my favourite Spring Anime this season. The little moment between Otonashi and Tenshi right at the end where they’re the only two left was worm and fuzzy, the original and vibrant story that lead up to this conclusion, the epic BGM and inserts to make Angel Beats worthwhile, it was a fun three months. The only thing that I’m still wondering is how the heck to all the characters disappear into thin air when they’ve settled their regrets and finally move on? Usually the view just moves away from the character disappearing and in the next cut, they’re gone, or simply a cut showing that they’ve instantly vanished. Guess it was just another Jun Maeda thing huh…
Awesome TK is awesome.
Males of Angel Beats, reporting in!
Family photo <3
More obligatory Yurippe service…
A full view of the overall in the ending sequence.
Yurippe looks so cute and vulnerable now that everyone is gone…
In the last episode Tenshi’s moé-ness seems to finally be at the optimum level!
Get ready for the water works…
Don’t make me cry Naoi, it’s already bad as it is! :'(
Yurippe and Tenshi… aww
This is where it gets interesting, as well as tearjerking and emotional :'(
I, for had actually shedded a little tears at this point, NUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Way’dda go Maeda for slipping in a flash forward scene where Otonashi and Tenshi meet in the real world.
Overall, Angel Beats lived up to it’s wonderful reputation. The series did go downhill a bit due to the constant exploitations, harassment and bullying to the ever-so-awesome Tenshi and the lack of TK screen time, but that’s just me and a few other people in the club. Episode one did begin their campaign with a rocky start, due to unforeseen PA Works quality art and animation, which suffered quite a bit several episodes on, but luckily stood right back on its feet from episode 4 or so. The opening was a magnificent display of over-the-top flash forwards and back with clips appearing from the series, the usual Clannad-style name labels on all the main and supporting characters, while the ending despite being cheap and economical, Jun really pulled it off with innovative choreographing.
Oh how I’m looking forward to the extra episode, coming with the last DVD/BD volume coming out… later this year…?
Arakawa Under the Bridge
In true Shaft-tastic spirit, Arakawa proved it’s bullshitty randomness and etiquette while holding no sense of strong plot whatsoever. Personally, I believe Arakawa to be a unique anime. The characters are… well… “outcasts of society you’d never be able to imagine”, the plot well, it starts with a guy losing his trousers and ending up living under a highway bridge like a homeless person, and that’s about it. Oh and the opening is as “Shaft”y as it can possibly get (no pun intended). The conclusion to this series at the end was just a simple typical case of Ric’s dad trying to clear down the Arakawa bridge and its embankment for some multi-billionaire projects that’s been planned, and Ric managing to stand up for himself before his kowai and intimidating dad of a father and grow some manly balls. Episode 13 was simple a “epilogue” you might say, showing how life has “changed” after the events that took place in the last few episode, as well as introducing three (or four?) new characters in the process that has appeared in little cameos throughout the series.
Is that what I think it is!?
Epic Star Wars parody is epic.
What comes around goes around.
Epic screen calls for an epic combine.
It’s the new fad.
Arakawa again lived up to expectations, and lets meet again as a SECOND SEASON has been announced by the Arakawa Production Committee after the 13th and last episode of the first season. Coming again either this fall or early next year. Can’t wait.
Not a Spring Anime, but it finally closed its curtains around the same time, ultimately completing it’s 15 episode TV run over the course of just over a YEAR.
Not much to say about Bakemono other than the fact that it’s made of pure awesomeness. Shaft does it again!
I now demand BD 1080p versions of the anime and demand Yen Press to license the original Light Novels and bring it oversees.
B Gata H Kei
Dohohohohohohoo… This series was lolz. Unlike any other borderline ecchi/hentai series that heavily focuses on 2D skinship with no latter of plot *coughkissxsiscough*, BGataHKei takes the initiative and twists everything, combining both ecchi/erotic themes, plot and humour as well to make a truly badass hilarious anime. Though sadly, I feel for Kosuda and Yamada, who almost got it right at the end there and dropped the soap, Kosuda had to ruin everything and break his feet like a douche. Needless to say, BGataHKei turned out to be (one way or another perhaps) a downright and funny anime. It also take every little aspect, that is to say from cheesy and annoying on-screen censors and seiyuu’s heavy breathing skills to a range of girls with a range of sizes for many aspects and a range of sexuality of the characters, and makes them into something entirely epic and utter hilarious and worthwhile. Oh how I wish more ecchi animes could be like this…
Kosuda needs to grow some balls, though.
Part 2 coming soon. Or in a few hours…