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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:48 pm Reply with quote
For a pick-me-up anime when I'm feeling down, I think my pick would actually be Angel Beats!, particularly Yuri's speech to the NPCs in episode 12. I guess it's a misery-loves-company thing, but just watching something light and fun, even something I really love (like, say, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) just doesn't register when I'm in a bad place. And the whole structure of Angel Beats! is that the entire cast is beaten down and damaged, like that's literally why they're eligible to be in this show in the first place. So, I guess it's easy to empathize and just connect with something that says "yeah, things do suck, huh?", but then takes it in such a different direction… which is exactly what Yuri's speech is about.


(And then we get the "Matrix Reloaded" stuff, followed by spoiler[Yuri being forgiven by her murdered siblings] and then we all pretty much lose it, right?)
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