Because you don't need clothes when you're fighting zombies. They don't protect against biting or anything. Actually, in a totally non-sarcastic way, maybe this fan-service is actually good zombie strategy; the bare minimum in weight, plus you can't snag on a piece of scrap metal or wry zombie limb. You saw what happened to Takashi with the grabbing and the almost dying, and HE WAS WEARING CLOTHES! In fact, everyone that has died so far was wearing an appropriate level of fabric. Just saying.
Again, I’m not really sure about the strategy behind simply leaving a gated, multi-level compound with ammo without any plan to get to the quarantine zone. Seems to me that they could have returned home after saving what seems to be our last cast member, but maybe I’m missing something. Sound shouldn’t be an issue; the undead were having real problems getting over the walls in that neighborhood, so simply driving the humvee back and closing the gate…
Hirano really is a kick-ass gunner. Best fatty in anime.
Was anyone else weirded out by the whole “I have to pee” thing? I know that Japanese have a thing about urine and trust, but that whole scene was just uncomfortable.
Not much else to say on this episode, beyond the ridiculousness of jumping the bike over the wall. But I’ll stop complaining about this show being ridiculous; at this point, it’s obviously on purpose. I’ll miss looking at it in the same light as “Dawn of the Dead” but camp is fun too.Lastly, does EVERY female character regardless of age or background have to be in love with the main character? Is that REALLY a requirement? I mean, can't one or two of them like Hirano, or be in mourning, or something? I mean, if this isn't a harem now, I don't know what is.
Angel Beats! is now going through antagonists the way Paris Hilton goes through dogs, or the Arizona Cardinals go through quarterbacks. We get to dislike Naoi for a single
episode, before a demon tenshi (little joke there :P) appears to our heroes?
And this new one… I’m seriously tired of the standard Japanese anime/game theme of having a “dark” version of a character. Dark Link, Hollow Ichigo, the mirror Naruto, the whole concept is just a big cop-out and lacking in creativity. The symbolism is obvious. The protagonists have to overcome THEMSELVES in order to achieve their goals. But good symbolism is subtle, or at least more subtle than this. Star Wars and Lord of the Rings are great examples of how this struggle can be pulled of properly, without cliché. But as usual, I'm probably over-reacting and going in the wrong direction.We get one of those melancholy episodes today, though it starts out with a bang-we get a look into Otonashi's past, courtesy of the increasingly adorable hynotist. And I must say, this might be the most heart-wrenching look back yet. I'm surprised that he didn't blame himself more, because it was kind of his fault... But it was interesting to see the subtle difference in the character after he regained his memories. He's more ernest, more forthright. He's finally a sympathetic character, and it seems that's all it took for me.
Also painful to watch are these slice-of-life episodes, though like with many aspects, Angel Beats! Makes it worth watching. They’re going fishing… Sure it gives us a chance to get to know the characters better and allows the SSS to accept Tenshi, but that could have been reduced to a few minutes. That said, the scene with Otonashi and Tenshi among the sunflowers was stunning. I’m getting a big crush on... the cinematographers.Speaking of those two, this episode makes me wonder what the nature of their budding relationship is. Could it be one of romance? They certainly seem to get along well. But now, I'm beginning to think they could be more interested in a brother-sister familiarity.
If I haven’t made it clear yet, Angel Beats! Has really grown on me, and very well could wind up on my favorites list. My biggest worry now is that we won't see TK's memories, because there has to be an interesting story there.