Angel Beats

By Nopy

It was revealed earlier this week in the latest issue of Dengeki G’s Magazine that Key’s newest work, Angel Beats, will be an anime produced in collaboration with Dengeki G’s Magazine and Aniplex. Key is widely known for their visual novels Kanon, AIR, Planetarian, Clannad, and Little Busters. Three of which (Kanon, AIR, and Clannad) were adapted into anime with good results.

Although anime adapted from Key’s games have been rather successful, it remains to be seen if an anime not based on a visual novel will do as well. There’s also the matter of Key already working on a visual novel, Rewrite, meaning they will have to split their resources between the two. Many fans have already pointed out that Yuri, one of the main characters of Angel Beats (shown on the left) bears a striking resemblance to Haruhi Suzumiya, with the only major difference between the two being the colours used. An intentional attempt at parody, or perhaps the first signs of laziness? Only way to find out is to wait for the anime to be released.

For anyone interested, there are some promotional clips of the anime on youtube (in Japanese):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAtsdGFTbHQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifu99LvL_Vo

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Nopy is an engineer and a rabid fan of anime. He also enjoys collecting anime figures, reading manga, and viewing artwork from anime/manga artists. Nopy began blogging about anime in 2008 and joined the Forever Geek team in 2009. Besides anime and manga, he also enjoys the occasional video game and catching the latest internet memes.

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