Angel Beats! #07 — The Gay Agenda

May 14th, 2010


I worry about this show.


Well, this was the usual ping-pong match between overblown drama, angst-hair, and then fighting giant fish. I swear, this is the second giant animal I’ve seen someone fight today, plus the snake yesterday, and lord only knows what else I’m forgetting. I’m tired of the giant animals now.

AAAAAAAAanyway. Naoi is making a strong case for being the most obvious closeted man alive as he joins the team and proceeds to touch and feel up the other men as much as possible before Yuri yanks him aside to dreamiy stare into Otonashi’s eyes for the next 12 minutes. The only way they could make him more flaming is if they gave him a scarf and a poodle to carry around. *ahem* Stay on course. Otonashi’s sob story about his sick sister was as lame and predictible as you’d expect from Maeda. I was hoping partway through that he’d start resenting her and then she’d die and he’d feel guilty or something, but no, he was just an obsessive loving brother who got into a train accident. I’d be a lot more forgiving of these drama dumps if they actually worked up to them, or did anything with them afterwards. They just appear, get spewed out to try to squeeze a quick tear off, and then vanish into the wind again.

And then everybody wandered off to fight a giant fish.


Right, so, the last third of the episode was a tad inane. More amusing than the first half, certainly, but… and I feel like a broken record… mixing up your massive drama with fish boss battles leads to an unhealthy place. Somewhere in Japan, there is a scriptwriter who is drowning in tequila just to make it through the next Angel Beats episode and my heart goes out to him. I have no idea why they’re so scared of Kanade but have no problem letting the mind-raper who just killed all of them into the group. Whatever the case, I would have been happier if the entire case hadn’t gotten into a line and humped each other. I’m not sure if Yuri was mad about everybody coming together to help Kanade, or jealous that she wasn’t at the front of the mantrain. I’m putting my money on the cliffhanger at the end of her beat up by ‘Tenshi’ down as a ploy for attention. Although maybe Maeda’s just swiping from Kanon for this one and it’ll be an unwitting one like Mai. Fun to speculate about that at least, which is more than I can say for the Otonashi parts.

Oh yeah, and apparently his name is Yuzuru (turn over/surrender). That’s about as bad as Otonashi.

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23 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • redlupine says:

    huh, I was certain that Naoto kid was going to be the villain for the rest of the show

    now who are they gonna fight in the meantime?

    • Aroduc says:

      Tenshi again apparently. They want to have their cake and eat it too.

    • Aex says:

      Violent-Kanade (red eyes) I would guess. She split into two when she took the fish out, and now Calm-Kanade (yellow eyes) is with Otonashi, and I’d bet she doesn’t have her crazy skills anymore either. This’ll be fun if Violent-Kanade decides to start messing up the Battlefront.

      • Anonymous says:

        Kanade (Yellow Eyes) uses Hand Sonic right after splitting to slice the giant fish into bits. At the very least, she still has that. Judging from the wounds, Tenshi (Red Eyes) has it as well.

        And yeah, Naoi’s flip to goodness was rather odd. “I am God” is yet another lame catchphrase in the vein of “Call me Christ.”

  • Anon999 says:

    And I was hoping when this anime aired, it would be about demons attacking angels.

  • Anise Punter says:

    1) Wasn’t Baka Test episode 3 the gay agenda episode?

    2) How tall will Tenshi be next week, 4 foot 4?

    3) Yui-nyan really wants her senpai bad methinks.

  • tylon says:

    With so many tenshi around, can I take 1 home?

    Was that the harmonic (guard skill) shown in episode 4?
    Will there be an army of Kanade (with version 4 hand sonic)?

  • chad001 says:

    Kanade has RED EYES? Only 2 possible culprits; Naoi’s hypnotism, or God… seriously, I’m hoping for the latter, otherwise we get to see 3 weeks (minimum) worth of him pretending to be good, and his plans, and the big reveal in which everyone freaks over how he is evil…

    • Albedo says:

      OR… Yurrippe made her with that magic turn-dirt-into-anything-you-want ability that everyone seems to use for whatever. Not sure how you get the ability to mind-rape though…

  • Ninja Penguin says:

    I see, so Otonashi was a sis-con. It’s a rather convenient – and cliche – perfect fit for the tiny tenshi in need of a hug.

  • Nanaya says:

    “I’m not as think as you drunk I am… Now wheresh my compshuter, my shthird of the scriptsh due tomorrow~”

  • Nanaya says:
    ^ Heh, and I like how all the guys are hiding behind the women using them as meatshields. Self-preservation > chivalry?

  • Haesslich says:

    Damn it. I was hoping for more Kanade time, and now that they beat her and got their asses kicked, they’re going back to the same old.

  • Dude says:

    “apparently his name is Yuzuru (turn over/surrender)”

    So he’s uke. Naoi (more liek Yaoi) would be seme, what with his Geass.

  • Nazarielle says:

    Although maybe Maeda’s just swiping from Kanon for this one and it’ll be an unwitting one like Mai.

    Or that their world is just a place made up for Yuri to let out her anxiety that everyone is out to get her? Boy that sounds familiar too.

  • Aex says:

    SO Kanade split into two when she took out the big fish? Okay then, this’ll need some explaining. Did someone in charge not like her making friends with trouble-makers or what?

    And hey, now we have God AND Christ on the team. What kind of blasphemes nickname will the next person want?

    • redlupine says:

      that was the Harmonics ability you saw when they broke into her room and hacked her computer. The diagram showed girl TK splitting in two.

      what you did not expect is that the double would have a mind of its own and stick around, or whatever just happened

    • Yue says:

      On your team: GOD, CHRIST, TENSHI~SAMA, plus misc.

      There no way you’ll in Battle.Net now. ^_^

  • Albedo says:

    Best line of the episode: “chop chop chop chop.” -TK

  • The Phantom says:

    I was checking the scene and the kanade that cut the giant fish had red eyes, so it was probably her copy the one that saved everyone. I still dont understand why she used Guard Skill: Harmonics to clone herself, but in any case it seems that her red eyed copy renewed her own agenda against the sss.

  • Eleutheria says:

    “mantrain”. Good stuff

  • Charizardpal says:

    I didn’t care for this episode: All the “characters” feel paper-thin, and I’m starting to think that most of the men in this show are gay. The “Lets all work together to catch a fish” moment was lame too..made me feel like I was a kid watching Captain Planet or Power Rangers while Jun Maeda preaches to me.