Tuesday, July 06



Angel Beats is...  Not even worth ranting about.  The show only avoids being terrible by not having enough substance to be anything at all.  I don't think any of that supposed potential was actually there - rather just an illusion of potential.  It's pretty clear that no-one involved in the project had any concept of how to construct or tell a story, or how to draw faces or to animate, well, anything at all.

If they actually fed Haruhi and Shana into a Markov-chain Lua script controlling Maya and Vocaloid and streamed the results straight out onto TBS, then I give them a B for effort.  If there were, unlikely as it may seem, real live humans involved in production, then they should be prevented from ever reproducing.  You probably wouldn't need to put too much effort into that; just publicise the fact that they worked on Angel Beats.

I give it no nothings out of none.

Fortunately, there is K-On!!, which has a turtle.

Disclaimer: This review is based on watching only the first episode, since the show was cancelled immediately afterwards.  In my universe.

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1 This is a respose to Ubu?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, July 07 2010 11:54 AM (+rSRq)

2 Wonderduck, actually, but more generally to anyone who thought this thing had any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 07 2010 04:48 PM (PiXy!)

3 That means as a newfag, I shouldn't be here at all. D:

This show was supposed to be part of an entire media franchise: who knows there's going to be an extra DVD episode, a prequel light novel, a side-story about one of the characters etc. to fill the hearts of every otaku with hope to milk the cash out of the otaku cow to simply illustrate how bad the franchise was.

Back to Haruhi 101.

Posted by: Hitoribocchi at Thursday, July 08 2010 12:43 AM (T+5m5)

4 If you only watched one episode, how do you know?

I'll admit I took the high road on my review (which, I'll point out, ends with "I cannot, in good conscious, recommend the show."), but I still enjoyed Angel Beats.  Maybe I'm wrong, maybe the potential that I see wasn't there... but if I saw it, it's pretty clear that there must have been SOMETHING potentially deeper, even if it's in my own head.

After all, isn't that what SDB and J Greeley did with Hand Maid May?  They just wrote it up.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thursday, July 08 2010 08:38 AM (iJfPN)

5 But HMM had panchira. That's an extra two points right there.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, July 08 2010 09:43 AM (+rSRq)

6 Hand Maid May was a pretty good show with a catchy theme song even before SDB and JG riffed on the permutations.

Angel Beats was so inept that it accidentally went back in time and erased itself from existence.

Wait, what were we talking about again?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 08 2010 01:20 PM (PiXy!)

7 Also, it doesn't have a turtle.

Even Love Hina had a turtle.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 08 2010 01:25 PM (PiXy!)

8 And HMM had a squidbot, which is even better than a turtle.


Posted by: J Greely at Friday, July 09 2010 03:54 AM (fpXGN)

9 IMHO, HMM was pretty bad and I was unable to complete it. Dropped about 6 eps in. But since everyone praises it (not just in this circle -- J.P. said that he "agreed with every word SDB said about it"), I permit an idea that it has something to it. But hey, tastes differ. And as far as expert opinion goes Angel Beats does not even have that much. The best they say is "unfulfilled" (except Tappan, of course, who really lets his imagination feed on this corpse of a show). The comparison with HMM only says to me that Angel Beats must be dire.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, July 09 2010 06:28 AM (/ppBw)


"Let's get Petie! He hates everything!"

(Anyone get the reference?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 09 2010 03:20 PM (+rSRq)

11 "What's this stuff?"

"Some fan-service. Supposed to be good for you."


Posted by: J Greely at Friday, July 09 2010 04:36 PM (2XtN5)

12 Eh, I'm with Pete here.  HMM wasn't exactly Perfect Anime, I didn't finish it either.  I say Mahoromatic is a better robot-maid show, hated ending and all.  And Angel Beats is... not terrible.  It lacks focus, and the first episode had some bad CGI integration issues, but overall it's a lot prettier than the not-very-good anime I'm watching right now - Fate/Stay Night.  *That* sucker has some serious issues with uneven character animation and off-design blob-faces.  It's pretty clear which scenes the directors cared about, because you can *see* when they couldn't care less.

I haven't gotten around to watching the last episode of  Angel Beats, mind you.  Maybe it's a disaster of Evangelion 25/26 proportions.

Posted by: Mitch H. at Saturday, July 10 2010 12:42 AM (jwKxK)

13 Eva only had four episodes.  Did they do a remake?  I always thought it ended abruptly.  Probably that got cancelled too.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 10 2010 01:41 AM (PiXy!)

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