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Angel Beats Complete Series Collection [Blu-ray]

Harumi Sakurai , Hiroshi Kamiya , Seiji Kishi    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Harumi Sakurai, Hiroshi Kamiya, Kana Hanazawa
  • Directors: Seiji Kishi
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Japanese
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Manga Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 330 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00791E8OC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,001 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

In a world after death, angels fight for their fate and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life. On the otherhand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the world after death, battles against the SSS members. SSS members utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against the angels harnessing supernatural powers.

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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Saddest Anime Ever! 3 Mar 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I bought this from Amazon.com; at the time (a few months back) it wasn't available in the UK (It is the US region version that I have - the one to be sold by Amazon UK will be a UK edition).

The first thing you notice about this series is the stunning picture and sound quality (even for blu-ray!). The animation is utterly superb; the opening sequence (of Kanade playing the piano) completely takes your breath away, and the end theme is also very poignant and beautifully done. The story is based on the unusual premise of a sort of 'afterlife' if you will (although not really in the Judeo-Christian sense; this one appears to be in a Japanese high school!) where the characters go after death, if they died feeling unfulfilled or badly-done-to. A side effect of being in this 'pergatory' is that the inhabitants cannot die; they can be 'killed' say by a gunshot or knife, but reawaken shortly after, fully restored. However; dying still hurts just as much as in the 'real' world, so they try not to be 'killed' too often! The characters can decide to 'pass over' to eternity, once they are convinced there is no further reason for them to stay. When that happens, the character simply disappears; usually the camera view will switch away from the character who is 'passing', and when it comes back, they are gone. No sound or visual clue accompanies their passing. The story follows the efforts of a group of the 'students', who have formed a band of rebel freedom fighters, to avoid 'passing on', as they feel aggrieved, and that it is God's fault that they died prematurely! I won't give any more detail, as it would spoil the story, but have your Kleenex ready; you will cry at various points in the story, especially at the end.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best series in years! 29 Mar 2012
By Matthew
Format:DVD
Angel Beats was produced by the same studio that did Clannad, Lucky Star, Haruhi and many of anime shows many people regard as being excellent and in general are well loved by the fans.

The anime starts off with Otonashi appearing on the school grounds confused, without any memory of where and how he got there, upon encountering a girl called Yuri who has a gun aimed at 'Angel' he immediately jumps into action not realising he is infact dead, and in limbo per say.

Quickly trying to grasp the situation he has found himself in, he joins the 'Afterlife Battlefront' a group of students who are fighting against God and 'Angel'.

In some ways this anime is more slice of life, but it is also very tragic. Each and every character in this series has a story to tell about how they died, and why they are there. Each character has issues to resolve and this is how this anime really comes into play.

The school inwhich this anime is based at is populated by what they describe as NPCs, students created to populate the school but don't possess a soul or anything.

One thing you will notice about this series is the animation, it is quite frankly amazing.

Although this anime has a lot of action and comedy moments, there is also a 'rock' band called Girls Dead Monster, who perform a wide range of catchy tunes that are really good.

The English and Japanese languge tracks are quite good.

I clearly regard this as one of the best anime shows ever made. It's so good, yet so sad.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting beauty 7 July 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What is utterly superb about Japanese anime is the story within a story and the Japanese are masters at this type of storytelling. Angelbeats is a story about a group of students that can roughly be described as being in "limbo" as they have not yet passed on the the next world and they fear passing on as they believe that they will be obliterated if they do. They form a rebel band of fighters that fight against a girl called "Angel". To defeat her they employ a girl band that is used for distraction purposes so they can carry out their guerilla raids sometimes not so successfully and Angel is not actually the person the rebels believe her to be but I wont give too much away here but the Anime is very emotional and will make you cry like a baby at places and make you laugh out loud at others.

The music is so superbly emotionally beautiful the ending song at the end of each episode is deeply moving and so beautifully sang it goes straight to your heart and makes it want to break with deep sadness.

Without a doubt this anime is a must even if your not an Anime fan. Superbly crafted with exquisite graphics and music it is very well balanced between sadness and comedy and for those who understand the Japanese way of thinking you will also see the underlying story of loss redemption acceptance and others that will take too long to explain here. A truly exceptional anime that MUST be included in your Library
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Angel Beats, or :D to :( in seconds 31 Aug 2012
By Francois The Armaldo VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Angel Beats is a beautiful, odd little show that doesn't know if it wants to be Haibane Renmei or Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, and sadly suffers for it.

I've been a huge fan of Visual Arts/Key's original work since becoming entranced with the gorgeous cinematic masterpiece that was Air (still the superior title of the current 4), and after the pretty but formulaic Kanon and the loveliness but AWFUL ending of Clannad & its sequel, Angel Beats feels like a true return to form for creator Jun Maeda. If you've watched any Key anime before you'll know what to expect: slice of life with a sprinkling of magic, the occasional bit of slapstick, and absurdly tragic backstories that will result in you curled up on the couch weeping copiously after the ending credits. Warning - if you're of the cynical variety who rolls their eyes at the infamous 'My Sister Needs an Eye Operation' trope, run for your life. Still here? Good, you won't want to miss out on the banquet of crisp, lush visuals, bittersweet humour and well-developed cast of lovable rogues laid out for you.

So why haven't I given this fresh, fun, eye-bleedingly beautiful little anime 5 stars? My answer is three words. Severe Mood Whiplash. And not the kind of semi-predictable Joss Whedon mood whiplash where the characters are so happy one minute that you just KNOW something is gonna come along to ruin it. Or when you have one full episode devoted to comedy and the next devoted to some tragic happening. No, Angel Beats smugly decides that it's going to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions all in 23 minutes, and it's really. effing. annoying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Anime at its best
If you are an anime fan then this series is one for you.
Published 2 months ago by Rayzalaff
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming, Original - Jun Maeda
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Jun Maeda, well known for previous teen drama efforts - Kanon and Clannad, has come up with another, shorter retelling, only this time with a much more interesting... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best
I loved the concept of a kind of limbo between our world and passing on- although I do think some of the side characters (such as shina) should have had a bigger part
Published 4 months ago by Rosalie the unicorn slayer
5.0 out of 5 stars super series , but a little bit short
loved it , super series , good aktion , good Story , nice animations verry good , just a Little bit short with 12 epsiodes .
Published 4 months ago by Herbert Schlüter
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!!
I love this series it is amazing! Perfect anime, a very good storyline..wish they developed the characters a little more but one of my favourites
Published 5 months ago by Hayleyxxx
5.0 out of 5 stars I want more
I bought this on a whim after reading good reviews everywhere. Even tho it was not to my normal anime taste(berserk,ergo proxy,black lagoon etc) i thought it was brilliant. Read more
Published 7 months ago by patricia ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story and a must watch series
Following the japanese idea of teen school life is the greatest time of your life, This series follows a group of teens that have died and before they get reborn have a chance live... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Phil R
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly good anime when you get into it.
This anime broaches the subject of life after death in a very unique way. The first couple of episodes may not make much sense but the characters soon grow on you, so much so that... Read more
Published 7 months ago by James Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars the labels on the box and dvd are wrong xD
I love this series but the only thing is... the dvd box and discs say that episode 1-9 are on disc one and then 10-13 and the ova on the next disc... Read more
Published 8 months ago by roxanne
4.0 out of 5 stars Something everyone should watch
The first few episodes may seem a bit off-putting depending on your preference of genre - I initially put this off as I considered the humour to be a little overwhelming. Read more
Published 9 months ago by redhead
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