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Angel Beats Licensed by Manga Entertainment

posted on 2011-10-06 20:50 EDT
Fantasy series about afterlife rebels.

Manga Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has acquired the 2010 television anime series Angel Beats! for the U.K.

The series revolves around protagonist Yuzuru Otonashi, who wakes to find himself in a strange high school setting. Otonashi has no memories prior to waking, but learns that the location is a strange afterlife and all of its inhabitants are deceased. He joins a group which rebels against the afterlife and its primary enforcer, Angel. A young woman named Yuri Nakamura leads the group, called "Shinda Sekai Sensen" (Afterlife War Front) in the Japanese version of the series, which consists of a variety of colorful characters.

So far the Angel Beats! franchise includes two manga series, a light novel series written by creator Jun Maeda, and two Internet radio shows. The anime was announced in 2009 and aired in April 2010. The series is also well-known for its music, which performed strongly on Japan's sales charts.


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