No, not that this episode made me cry.
Sad that Angel Beats has fallen to the Key Curse.
Everything, as eloquently put by an anonymous internet user, was simply ” a character from another of Key’s work placed into a different situation.” We have Hinata, or blue haired Sunohara, and of course Otonashi, the red-haired Tomoya. And the list goes on.
But screw that.
That’s what the internet thinks. Despite knowing damned well that Angel Beats has indeed many similarities to Key, I like it anyway. Why?
The major argument detracting Angel Beats is that is resembles other Key works. So? If Key is good at this type of work, why the hell not?
I’m quite happy to see the episode quality improving, no horrible art this time round.
So basically Naoi helps Otonashi regain his previous memories. Otonashi (that’s actually his surname, his real name’s Yuzuru) is a school dropout working to pay for his bedridden sister, Hatsune, ‘ s hospital fees. One day, he decided to bring his sister out of the hospital for what literally turned out to be her last wish – to be able to see the main road.
After her death, Otonashi decides to work and live for himself – eventually gaining university acceptance, only to die in a train wreck (?).
Kanade fishes the master of the lake, this gigantic leviathan of a fish and everyone is happy.
Otonashi asks her to stay with him in the SSS.
Of course, they cook the remaining meat, but during which Yurippe gets attacked by what seems to be an evil clone of Kanade.
This episode presents me with several predictions of the future:
- Someone popular with the fans will disappear to save the SSS.
- Kanade is related to Otonashi in their past lives.
- The ending will be all Clannad-ish.
- A new villain appears and causes several of them to disappear.
- Naoi betrays them.
- TK gets no lines again.
Pretty much all I can say for this episode, we’re already at the halfway mark.