About two years ago I decided to try out some anime and see whether I liked it or not, it was always something I was aware of but had never been that interested in and I can’t remember what it was that attracted me to it but I decided to do a bit of research and pick one to watch. I wanted to pick a series rather than a film and I didn’t want the series to be too long.
I decided that Angel Beats! was for me, it’s a 13 episode television series directed by Seiji Kishi. I suppose it’d fall in the categories of fantasy, comedy, drama and action. There is also a bit of romance in there also. I don’t want to give anything away because I’d recommend it to be watched by anyone but it’s about a boy called Yuzuru Otonashi who I suppose ‘wakes up’ in a high school where he meets Yuri Nakamura who explains to him that they are all dead and this is now a kind of limbo. The other main character is Angel who they are at war against and despite being tiny she really does kick ass. There’s a lot more to it and many more characters but I don’t want to spoil it. Because I really do think it’s something that needs to be watched. I absolutely fell in love with the storyline and all the characters and cried so much during the final episode. I think this was defiantly the perfect choice for me to help me get in to anime and I have watched other films and series since but I can honestly say that I haven’t found anything that I have enjoyed as much as Angel Beats!
Although saying that I am very happy to take recommendations of things to watch so feel free to post in the comments.