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Angel Beats! OVA 1 Review
Angel Beats! Stairway to Heaven
エンジェルビーツ! (Enjeru Bītsu!)

Synopsis

Set between episodes four and five, Yuri comes up with 'Operation High Tension Syndrome', encouraging the other members to behave as wildly as possible, so they would appear to be enjoying school without disappearing. Yuri hopes this will make Angel wonder what's happening and lead them straight to God.

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Rating

  • The overall rating of the show.

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Animation

  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

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Story

  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

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Pros

Visual
World building

Cons

Filler

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Overview

An original video animation (OVA) episode was released in December 2010, and a second OVA was released in June 2015.

Alternative title

– Angel Beats! Stairway to Heaven
– Enjeru Bītsu!
– エンジェルビーツ
– 天使的脈動
– 엔젤 비츠!
– แองเจิลบีทส์ แผนพิชิตนางฟ้า
– Angelo širdies dūžiai
– Eņģeļa Pulss
– Ангельские ритмы!
– Пульс ангела!
– 天使的心跳
– 엔젤비트!

TL;DR Review

Angel Beats! Stairway to Heaven is a stand-alone filler arc essentially. You see more crazy antics from these members.

The animation and music are consistent with the TV show.

I recommend this OVA if you enjoy the Angel Beats! anime. This anime is only enjoyable if you are already familiar with Angel Beats! and these characters’ personality. The anime contains crude humor, a moderate amount of graphic violence, and some suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

Angel Beats! Stairway to Heaven
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

TV Series

  1. “My Soul, Your Beats!” by Lia (eps 2-3, 5-9, 11)
  2. “My Soul, Your Beats! (Gldemo ver.)” by Girls Dead Monster (ep 4)

Closing Theme

TV Series

  1. “Brave Song” by Aoi Tada (eps 1-9, 11-12)
  2. “Ichiban no Takaramono ~Yui final ver.~ (一番の宝物~Yui final ver.~)” by LiSA (ep 10)
  3. “Ichiban no Takaramono -Original Version-” (一番の宝物) by Karuta (ep 13)
  4. “My Soul, Your Beats!” by Lia (Special 5)

Insert Song

TV Series

  1. “Crow Song” by Girls Dead Monster (marina) (ep 1)
  2. “Brave Song” by Tada Aoi (eps 2,5)
  3. “Alchemy” by Girls Dead Monster (marina) (ep 3)
  4. “My Song” by Girls Dead Monster (marina) (ep 3)
  5. “Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui Ver.)” by Lisa (ep 10)
  6. “Shine Days” by Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) (ep 10)
  7. “Thousand Enemies” by Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) (ep 5)
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Featured Video

Angel Beats! Stairway to Heaven

A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.

Yuzuru Otonashi
"I... don't know why I'm alive. I have no reason to live. I have no interest in others. Living without concern for others... That's the way to live. Working a job that earns me just enough to eat... A life like that was enough..."
Yuri Nakamura
"I put a propulsion engine under your seat just in case you messed up."
Yuzuru Otonashi
"One person needed the courage to face the past. Another person needed the effort to make a dream come true. Yet another person needed time and friends. What about you?"
Ooyama
"Oh man, my heart is pounding. I'm eating snacks in the middle of class! I ate it! I totally ate it! Boldly eating snacks in the middle of class! I'm being so reckless!"
Yuzuru Otonashi
"Watching TV or playing games alone is more fun. Playing along with your friends' hobbies... Laughing at their jokes when they're not funny... All that does is tire me out."
Yuri Nakamura
"We have no choice but to accept the one and only life we're given, no matter how cruel and heartless it might be."
Yuzuru Otonashi
"My life after losing her... Is it over as well? The days I spent satisfied with the happiness I never noticed... Those times had passed away. For me... There's nothing left at all."
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