Angel Beats! Ep. 10

June 5, 2010

After 9 incoherent episodes, we finally start to get somewhere, after Otonashi and Kanade team up to help everyone pass on. I still don’t know how they’ll get everyone since there are only about 3 episodes left, but I’m  sure they’ll make up something. That is, after all, what they’ve been doing so far. Anyways, you’ll remember that the first one on Otonashi and Kanade’s hitlist is Yui, the loveable ball of pink that is also the singer and guitarist for Girls Dead Monster. Apparently, she’s been doing really shitty, with some bitch (I’ve been watching this series since the start and I still don’t know everyones names) chastising her for, well, sucking. According to Otonashi’s plan to get close to Yui and figure out her regrets, Kanade must come in and take Yui’s guitar (and throw in an insult about how she’s killing the band) and Yui will chase after her and Otonashi will save the day and blah blah blah. Well of course, it doesn’t work at first, since one thing the other girl was complaining about was Yui’s inability to sing and play guitar at the same time. She does eventually chase after Kanade though. And finally we get to Yui’s regrets. I really tried to feel sad hearing her story, but considering it was Yui, it was kinda hard since she’s such a comedic character. Being paralyzed, all she could do was watch tv, where she got all the ideas about the things she wished she could do. Sucked for Otonashi, because she had a lot of wishes, from performing a german supplex (what the fuck?) to dribbling past 5 players and scoring a goal in soccer (which they achieved thanks to Otonashi’s brilliant letter and a sharp shooting Kanade) Her last wish is to hit a homerun, which turns out to be pretty fucking hard, but it was nice to see her trying so hard. All of this was probably to ready you for what happens next when she gives up and says she was just plain glad to be able to move, but what she really would have wanted was to get married. I kinda thought that Otonashi would agree to that since it was his goal to get her to move on, but seeing Hinata come out and say he’ll marry her was surprising and rather heart warming, considering their past experiences together. I didn’t really understand when Yui seemed to be referring to this world as fake or something, as if they could leave it, when Hinata was reassuring her he would definitely marry her. Hearing him tell her that he would meet her by losing a baseball in her house after he hit it through the window and then meeting her and falling in love brought a tear to my eye. It was all just so beautiful and heartwarming, and seeing her disappear would surely send anyone into a deep bawl, and Hinata joining Otonashi is helping everyone was rather sweet. However, not satisfied with ending the episode without a cliffhanger, we are left with Noda in a hallway having just cut god knows what. This whole change of atmosphere doesn’t really feel right and I simply couldn’t dig it. We go from this wonderuflly sad moment to HOLY FUCK DRAMA. Regardless, I am interested what this monster could possibly be. All in all, a pretty good episode, although the mood swings wildly. I must say, I’m looking forward to the next episode


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