Jun Maeda's Angel Beats Anime Gets Game Green-Lit
posted on by Egan Loo
The November issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine is confirming on Monday that an game adaptation of the Angel Beats anime has been green-lit.
The 2010 anime 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).
An Angel Beats! game adaptation has been a topic of discussion among fans since co-creator Jun Maeda revealed a possible adaptation in November of 2010. After two years with little to no updates, Visual Art's President Takahiro Baba re-acknowledged the possibility of a game adaptation on Twitter last October, but stated that the project is not yet at the stage where it can be announced. He has since then indicated that information will be available this year.
Baba reiterated last month that there may be a possible Angel Beats game in the works. The tweet was made in response to a trending hashtag on Twitter.
Sentai Filmworks released the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America.
[Via Hachima Kikō]