You remember everything I said for the previous episode, right? About how this show plays with my emotions like DeSean Jackson plays with touchdowns? That does effing double in this episode. The wonderful opening remix spins into a hilarious sight gag, the tragedy of episode 3 becomes the comedic relief of episode 4. The new character both gets on my nerves and melts my heart. In short, this show confuses me, and I love it.
A bit of personal stake in this episode; I played baseball for 13 years before life got in the way, So the idea of blowing the big game is one that stirs the big emotions inside. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to disappear. Accepting deadly medication... in that sort of state, i find his choice to be totally believable.
Given the emotion of the previous episode, the alternate opening for this day is sort of bitter-sweet. The song is great and up-beat, but then you get that little clip of the guitar... and then the singer hangs herself in what can only described as the most smooth thing a performing artist has ever done on stage. Angel Beats! gets my humor, and involves self-inflicted pain :P
That main character though… He’s still boring like rice. By far the most boring character in this increasingly-lively show. Why is he still reduced the quality of a background character? Why can’t Hinata be our main character? Or Yuri? Should I expect anything to change?