Angel Beats Licensed by Manga Entertainment
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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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