Deadpan Kana-chan is deadpan.
First episode of Angel Beats is pretty interesting, with a good amount of initial exposition, interleaved with action and slapstick humor that just keeps one glued to the screen. I’m quite glad it lived up to my expectations.
Obey Haruh– oh wait
Still, Yurippe is awfully similar to Haruhi, only a lot less overbearing and a lot more rational type. Surprisingly, Harumi Sakurai’s rendition of her made me think of Nazuka Kaori instead. Had to double check cast list to make sure, hurr.
Kamiya Hiroshi’s Otonashi plays the perfect tsukkomi and voice of rationality as we get thrust in (together with him) in to this surreal afterlife world that seems to be a mash of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and generic school settings. Operation Tornado had me in stitches at first when Yurippe explained the contents of it. I mean… STEALING MEAL TICKETS FROM NPC’S. LOL.
Well, obviously going to be the most promising show of the season. I hope they deal with Kanaminator nicely, I have a feeling she could be something like Enma Ai’s existence in the universe of Jigoku Shoujo, but that would be really calling it too soon isn’t it?