Angel Beats! 05

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

… fucking rocket chairs. I laughed way more than I should have. Damn you Yurippe! Damn you Maeda!

This week’s episode was pretty much as ridiculous as ever. The whole point of this week was to sabotage Tenshi’s exam results so that she suffers a blow to her dignity. Cue seat lotteries, rocket chairs, extremely gay admissions and random love confessions.

Angel Beats!

Verrily gay, I’ll admit

Surprisingly their plans work out and Tenshi scores pretty much zero in every test, causing her to Q_Q and go grab some Mabo tofu to eat, but even that gets blown away by Operation Tornado. Bastards.

Angel Beats!

Tenshi want meal ticket ;_;

Too bad their plans worked TOO WELL and they pretty replaced the strict but still lenient prez with the nazi vice-president, who follows the Bush Doctrine of management. Durr hurr hurr.

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That cap looks good on him, admittedly

Pretty much an indirect Tenshi character development episode. Everyone just wants to troll Tenshi even though she did nothing wrong ;_;. Interestingly we find out that Tenshi has a real name, “Tachibana Kanade”, which I must add, sounds really fitting considering the piano OP and all.

Tenshi’s cuteness count pretty much shot through the roof in this episode. Like for example how she stopped Otonashi from leaving the room and how she coolly responds to Oyama’s “confession”. Man, it sure makes me feel really bad for her now that they shown this side of hers. The fact that the idiots are using such random underhanded tactics to screw her up so utterly kinda makes the fact they replaced her with the nazi vice-prez poetic justic for them. Hurr.

Anyways, I’m calling it here, Tenshi will break them out of jail and join them in exchange for getting her name cleared, next week. Do want to see more Tenshi still :).


  1. Chris Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    Takematsu reminds me so much of FMA’s Armstrong, that it’s almost scary.

    Also, this image of Tachibana is so cute, I feel bad for her.

  2. bublifuk Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    I now hate Yurippe with passion.

  3. Wittyreviewer Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Yurippe is still awesome IMO.

    Was I the only one thinking “VE HEAR YOU ARE KEEPING JEWISH STUDENTS!”, when the vice prez walked in after the credits?

  4. AozuAkazu Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    I have much <3 for Tenshi now.

    More Tenshi please. I felt bad for her this episode ;A;

  5. Yyi Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

    You know…I’ve always wondered what happens when Yuri’s plans actually succeeded. Strangely the case, for this episode, I doubt she actually considered what would happen after her biggest rival (Tenshi) would fall from her post.

    From this episode, I’m positive that Tenshi might have taken things into her own hands to fight off Yuri and her gang. Naoi is probably doing the same, but much more large scale and in an official way.

    Btw, did anyone notice that Tachibana Kanade has the initials of TK? Hmm…

  6. AznCoffee Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    I keep wondering if maybe Tenshi did something to Yuri in the past to make Yuri hate Tenshi so much. @___@ iuuno, just guessing.

    omigod, idk why but I find random gay moments really funny. and lmao at this episode’s ending xDD shirtless megane chara ^q^

  7. AznCoffee Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 6:48 pm


    Noticing that TK has the name initials as Tachibana Kaede is just over-thinking it… hah….

  8. DocAstaroth Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    First Nagato and now Kanade… Poor, not-so-emotionless girls…

    But I wonder, how they want to escape now?

  9. Shin Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    >implying the vice isn’t a trap

  10. Nestor Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

    Nice job breaking it, heroes!

    Wait, who’s the hero again?

    Does making the nice, soft spoken, diligent girls quietly suffer a new trend in anime?

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

    To set it straight, Yurippe’s fighting against God (or, to be more abstract, the truth of the afterworld they are set in to). She’s only against Tenshi because she used to be the representation of Him, but it seems that’s being proven to be bullshit after this episode.

    Yurippe actually does think quite a bit before acting, which is probably why she has managed to lead the SSS to this level so far. Of course… things probably won’t always go as planned and unforeseen consequences will eventually set in…. like now.

  12. Haesslich Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    I can’t wait to see how the SSS gets tortured or vanished arter this, and Yurippe discovers how bad being dead can get.

  13. Tycoonajv Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 12:00 am

    after watching this episode I feel sorry for Tachibana Kanade but at the same time in cute point of view..hehehe

  14. Xellos-_^ Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 2:27 am

    Kanada’s Moe is OVER 9000

    hey somebody got to say it.

  15. Phuong Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    I was hoping that the Yuri-Haruhi similarities would stop at appearances, but no, it extended to personality, too. Dammit…Oh well, at least now I can root for both T.K.s with impunity.

    Also, looking kinda Naoto Shirogane there, Mr. President.

  16. Silver Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    Yes, Yurri does think before she acts and it also seems that she realized that Tenshi is not who she really things she is. So as of now, she is the only one who figured it out while Otonashi feels that way. That definitely means something.

  17. arigatou Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    I want a Otonashi-Kanade romance that would spark Yurippe into rage mode.

  18. animetyrant Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    Tachibana was so cute. i loved it when she introduced herself. I really felt pity on her in this episode.

  19. Eriker Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    Tachibana Kanade (ok we need to make clear if we call her Angel or by name), was ultra cuteeeeee xD

    arigatou: man, we have the same bloodtype

    DocAstaroth: few student council dudes vs. SSS with guns (if they get serious I know the winner) xD

  20. Yui Punter Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    +1000 for Yurippe’s rocket desk fiasco(es).

    -12 inches for Angel’s height. Still don’t know how that happened.

    I’m curious if this is a series turning point or just a one episode swerve to make us feel bad for Angel.

  21. Sniperk Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    If this is going as I think it is, by the end we’ll learn that the one who’s actually being controlled are the SSS and Yurippe is a NPC programmed with only one thing. Fight god. That way she would be able to control all the SSS without them being too much aware of what’s the reality.
    In my view, Tenshi is just another dead soul which has the regret in life of not being a good council president of something alike, and that’s why she got so apparently shot down by the end of this episode.

  22. Dakkar Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    It would seem that Yurippe’s primary objective was to confirm that Tenshi is but another human soul hindering SSS of her own volition rather than a true representative of God. Removing her from the game might cause the actual God’s agents to interfere, which is precisely what Yurippe is looking for. Naturally, attaining these objectives might bite her in the ass, but who can argue with the overconfidence of the youth? :)

  23. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    Well, it doesn’t really matter in the long run since they can’t be tortured to death or killed anyways. Unless Mr. Naoi has some deus ex machina that makes them disappear.

    They’ll inevitably find a way to fight back again. That’s what guerrilla groups do.

  24. Bill Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    I’ll drop this show if Tenshi gets erased next episode.

  25. Dakkar Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    You could simply lock away the leader and the most stubborn followers for some time, then the rest would be way easier to rectify. Besides, they clearly haven’t given out all the possible scenarios under which people disappear, so it won’t come as much of a surprise if with some personal attention you can make anyone rest in peace. Shutting down the factory is not a big deal either, it’s just that Tenshi was pretty lenient all the time.

    Ah, and it’s hard to believe anyone from the main trio might disappear before the last episode…

  26. ewok Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    Poor Kanade – I refuse to call her Tenshi anymore since it was pretty much proven she is another human soul in this strange school-purgatory… Yurippe to her merit seems to realize this, aong with Otonashi.

  27. shidou Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    well…i think the ‘real’ battle just about to start with that new student council president…

  28. 无名氏 Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 7:07 pm


    Not quite. He does talk a bit in the background for the 1st two minutes or so. Granted, its not quite a role, but Michael Rivas would still have needed to come into the studio and work.

  29. Wrathkal Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

    Somehow I have a feeling that being rounded up will be used in a doujin of this series.

  30. CHMakoto Said,

    May 3, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    Personally I think they pushed over the edge. Would the teachers really believe Angel got a zero on all her exams without some hanky-panky going on? A short oral with any of them could easily have demonstrated that she knew her stuff and that the SSS was probably behind it. Why not have just made her dumb all of a sudden, that would have been just as believable.
    Angel has always been my favorite character in the series and I think the writers have done her wrong.

  31. Aki-Fan Said,

    May 3, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    This may sound like like wishful thinking, but I’m hoping Angel joins Yurippe and gang…

  32. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 3, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    You probably missed the part where they mentioned that the teachers don’t realize things like that. They are NPC’s after all, so there’s probably no degree of autonomy there.

    Yurippe’s intention was probably to see if Kanade was an NPC as well (albeit special) or not. Well… she got her answer now.

    The interesting thing now is to see if Naoi-kun is another NPC or not.

  33. Glo Said,

    May 4, 2010 @ 12:46 am

    Firing rocket chair replays were hilarious.

    I’m hopping on the Angel bandwagon I think, although Iwasawa will always be my favorite character.

  34. primu Said,

    May 4, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Ha! I like Yuri this episode. ^ ^ My tummy’s hurt because of this episode! (laugh)
    Kanade-chan’s so cute, I really like her!

  35. Xellos-_^ Said,

    May 5, 2010 @ 1:26 am

    I doubt the fine upstanding citizen who post here would be interested but Yurippe’s VA also does a lot of H-work. Her latest is Haruka in Beat Blade Haruka in which she screams very well.

    Not that anyone here would be interested.

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