I've just finished Angel Beats and well I really liked it! I think it was best described by GodLen when he said ' Basically, this anime is a roller coaster of emotions' as that sums it up so well. It has you laughing one minute and crying the next(I loved the Looney Toons -isque slap stick humor in episode 2!). The whole show felt very well crafted together and the animation was top notch, although it is a shame that they kinda teased us with uber awesome animation during the Girl's Dead Monster gigs and then don't apply them in any other scenes (like the action scenes for example), although thats just me picking holes.
I hope I wasn't the only one with tears in their eyes when Yuzuru was left all on his lonesome, although it's all good if you watch after the credits cos he finds Kenade.
Now I've heard this being compared to 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya' and although I have tried to watch it I couldn't get past the first episode and its cheesy home movie isque feel. Or maybe more to the point it caught me off guard I guess. I might give it another shot... Would I miss out if I skip the first episode and maybe come back to it as I heard the episodes are kind of mish mashed together.
Anyways I should get a Angel Beats! review up soon (fingers crossed) and maybe a Code Geass: R2 one as well if I can compose myself.
Till next time!
The Triforce Fighter