Siren Visual adds Angel Beats to AnimeLab
posted on 2014-10-06 05:00 EDT by Jon Hayward
The news was dropped via email and AnimeLab's facebook page. Siren Visual soon followed up with their own facebook post announcing the addition of Angel Beats!, which follows on from September's addition of The Devil is a Part-Timer! streaming on AnimeLab.
Otonashi (Hiroshi Kamiya/Blake Shepard) has awoken in the afterlife with no recollection of what came before next to a sniper named Yuri (Harumi Sakurai/Brittney Karbowski) who is aiming her rifle at the student council president, Angel (Kana Hanazawa/Emily Neves). For some reason the afterlife looks like a high-school, has an organisation called the SSS who aims to fight against god and their sole enemy are the angels that police the world. Otonashi can't even begin to imagine the crazy mess he's woken up in, but perhaps dying at the hand of Angel will help to change his mind.
Angel Beats! was created as a Key / Aniplex co-production with Jun Maeda creating the original concept and Na-Ga handling the original character designs (both were responsible for Clannad, Air and Little Busters!). The project was animated at P.A. Works (CANAAN, True Tears) with Seiji Kishi (Magikano, My Bride is a Mermaid, Tentai Senshi Sunred) directing the series from Jun Maeda's scripts. Katsuzo Hirata (Cosplay Complex, Hand Maid May) oversaw the animation and adapted the original character designs by Na-Ga and Satoki Iida (Magikano, My Bride is a Mermaid, Tentai Senshi Sunred) handled sound direction.
The 14 episode series originally aired in April 2010 and was licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America, Manga Entertainment in the UK and Siren Visual in Australia and New Zealand. Siren Visual's DVD release hit shelves with Japanese audio and English dub in September 2011.
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