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Angel Beats! is a supernatural drama anime by P.A. Works. The protagonist wakes up to find out that he was dead. While he is figuring out what is going on, an armed schoolgirl introduces him to the unusual school life of this "limbo" world.

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Why do people disappear?

Why do people disappear if they become Angel's friend? Also, why did Otonashi say "we will not disappear, be our friend" (something like that)? Why did other Angel's "friends" disappear and Otonashi ...
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Did Yuzuru ultimately cause Hatsune's death?

Yuzuru Otonashi's sister Hatsune had cancer and there were indications that it was getting worse. When Christmas came, the doctors refused to let her out but keeping his word Yuzuru snuck in and took ...
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Why can't the Battle Front fight NPCs?

After Naoi's taken control of the Student Council she starts using them as shields against the Battle Front because, as Yuri said, they can't attack NPCs. I would get if it was a moral ground they ...
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Why does Yui have a tail and shackles?

During the series, I noticed Yui has a tail (which at times I think moves independently of Yui) and she also has a couple of shackles on her arms. Now if her shackles were related to her life, it ...
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Has this painting appeared anywhere else besides Angel Beats! and Charlotte?

It is well known that Charlotte is the second anime created by Key in collaboration with P.A.Works, the first being Angel Beats!. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Charlotte makes passing ...
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What do the “Beats” in Angel Beats! mean?

I am not sure if "Beats" refer to "heart beats" or "music beats". What does the title mean as a whole?
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Who is the mysterious Programmer of Angel Beats?

The Programmer is an unknown student from the anime Angel Beats. He is revealed to exist when Yuri, the leader of the SSS, The Programmer is widely credited with having created: the Angel Player ...
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Is this TK's real name? [duplicate]

TK is a character in the well-known anime Angel Beats! Note: In the anime, TK's real name is never revealed. In he opening to the show, all of the characters are shown with their Japanese names ...
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How did Kanade get access to Angel Player?

Tachibana Kanade (aka Angel) is a prominent figure in Angel Beats. The SSS, is constantly fighting her, but she has certain abilities that make her very difficult to defeat. However, it's revealed ...
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Why did Angel and Otonashi want to pass on and make others pass on?

The characters think passing on makes them re-incarnate. They are not sure what happens after passing on. Consider these points on why a sane person would not want to pass on: You live in a world ...
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Why didn't the SSS create powers like Tachibana Kanade (Tenshi) did?

I saw Angel Beats a couple of years ago (can't really remember when), and I remember that Tenshi So why didn't the SSS create powers themselves to fight her, if they were later on shown to be able ...
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Girls dead monster songs?

I can't find any girlsdemo songs with English sub they are the band from angel beats. Does anyone know a place I can find videos of all the girls dead monster songs with English subtitles?
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How do Otonashi and Kanade remember Iwasawa's last song in their next life?

In the final scene of Angel Beats!, we see what we know is Otonashi pass by Kanade. Kanade is humming Iwasawa's last song 'My Song', which she wrote in the afterlife. How did both Otonashi and Kanade ...
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Can we roughly determine the dates and duration of Otonashi's stay in the Afterlife World?

In Otonashi's flashback in episode 9, he was on his way to take the National Center Test for University Admissions, held annually during a weekend in mid-January over a period of two days, when the ...
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How is it possible to take 7 days to rescue the trapped survivors in the train crash?

I'm asking about episode 9, in which Otonashi remembered that in his past life, he was involved in a train crash accident. The illogical thing is: what on earth takes the rescue team so long to notice ...
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What exactly happened when a person passed on?

After watching the final episode of Angel Beats, I saw that, after the credits, But is that all that happened when everyone passed on? Did they just lose their memory and get reincarnated as a human ...
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Is there any connection between Otonashi and the first NPC?

In episode 12, the Mysterious Boy (who is probably the first NPC) explained to Yuri that there was a boy from a long time ago who loved another girl who left him alone in this world. Thus he lost his ...
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Melody from an anime I can't remember [closed]

I don't even remember the whole song. Just a very, very small part of the beginning which goes like this I think: But if you think you know what it's from, could you help me out? Any help is ...
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Why couldn't Otonashi of Angel Beats pass on?

Everyone in the anime 'passes on' after coming to peace with the life they used to have, except for Otonashi. Unless I'm really confused, Angel seemed to imply that the reason Otonashi couldn't pass ...
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Is there a 2nd season for Angel Beats?

I've watched the epilogue of Angel Beats, and it seems Otonashi and Kanade have been reincarnated to meet each other on the street in the real world. In an alternative epilogue, Otonashi is shown to ...
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Is there any humor or meaning to the conversation about Yuri's dream and how many Hinatas there were?

In episode 5, Otonashi and Angel had a conversation about Yuri's dream and how many Hinatas there were, which seemed totally random and out of nowhere. When I first watched that episode, I didn't get ...
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What are the paintings in the Anti-Angel Headquarters and what do they mean?

Here is a partial list available on Wikia. What do the ever-changing paintings mean and how are they connected to the episode's or the overall plot? For example:
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How does the Angel Beats special episode connect with the main storyline?

In the special episode (Stairway to Heaven), the Battlefront has decided to commence a new mission: Operation High Tension Syndrome. How is this story connected to the main timeline of the anime? Or ...
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What happen in episode 13.5?

After the last episode (ep 13), What exactly happen here?
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What happened to Otonashi and Kanade in the last episode? [duplicate]

In the last episode, Kanade graduated and disappeared. After that, there's a scene where Otonashi meets Kanade outside in the afterlife world. Did they reincarnate and meet again, or have they met ...
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Is it true that Angel Beats was originally set for 2 cours before being cut down to 1?

The following claim frequently pops up in discussions of Angel Beats: The reason Angel Beats seems so rushed is that the show was originally planned for 2 cours (24-26 episodes) before being cut ...
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How can they tell the difference between NPCs and humans?

How can they identify whether a student is an NPC or not? Is that because they act differently than NPCs? But what if the student doesn't remember anything (amnesia) and does everything and accepts ...
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Did Angel Beats copy Haruhi?

Both Angel Beats and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya feature a strong female lead as well as a "brigade." In Angel Beats, there is the SSS Brigade, and in Haruhi there is the SOS Brigade. Since ...
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Why does Shiina always say “how shallow-minded”?

She usually says the phrase "how shallow-minded" (あさはかなり,asahaka nari). Is the fact that she came from the past (a.e Feudal Japan) and was born in Ancient Japan has something to do with it?
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What are the “specs” of the afterlife world?

Regarding the afterlife world we see in the Angel Beats! anime, I have many questions, but I think we can pack all of them as "what are the specs of the afterlife world?": Are habitants limited to ...
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What is TK's actual name?

"TK" is a mysterious character who tends to speaks in nonsensical English phrases depending on the situation. Was it ever revealed what is his actual name? Also, why do the other SSS members call him ...
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How is it possible that Kanade has Otonashi's heart?

In Angel Beats, Kanade clearly entered the afterlife before even Yurippe did, yet Otonashi arrived later. Technically, Kanade must've died after Otonashi. How is it possible that Kanade has Otonashi'...