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Angel Beats! (エンジェルビーツ! Enjeru Bītsu!?) is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A. Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the screenplay and composed the music with the group Anant-Garde Eyes, with original character design by Na-Ga; both Maeda and Na-Ga are from the visual novel brand Key, who produced such titles as Kanon, Air, and Clannad. The anime aired in Japan between April 3 and June 26, 2010. An original video animation episode was released on December 22, 2010. The story takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled into the afterlife school and meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the Battlefront—an organization she leads which fights against God. The Battlefront fight against the student council president Angel, a girl with supernatural powers.
- Note: An interesting fact in Angel Beats! is that any weapon can be made in the Afterlife World using only dirt, as long as the creator remembers the image and specs of the weapon he/she is trying to create. (Which also means there are some crazy weapon designers in the afterlife who can recreate Kriss Vectors, M2000 Interventions, and AT4s...)
The following firearms were seen in the anime television series Angel Beats!:
Beretta 92FS Brigadier Inox
Yuri (AKA "Yurippe") uses a Beretta 92FS Brigadier Inox as her main weapon of choice. She actually has two of these handguns and at one point she dual wields both of them.
Beretta 92FS Brigadier Inox with custom grips - 9x19mm
Yuri cocks her Beretta 92FS. Note the dovetailed front sight. (OP)
Yuri with her Beretta 92FS Inox next to Angel. (OP)
Yuri commands her team with her Beretta 92. Here the Brigadier's distinctive sloped contours can be seen. (Ep.2)
Yuri in the middle with her Beretta 92 Inox. (Ep.2)
Yuri down on the ground next to Shiina with her Beretta 92FS Inox. (Ep.2)
Yuri and Otonashi fire at Angel with their 9mm handguns. (Ep.2)
Yuri up front with her Beretta 92 Inoc against an army of Angels, though this scene is actually only Otonashi's imagination. (Ep.5)
Yuri aims her Beretta 92FS Inox at Angel before being stopped to avoid wasting ammo. (Ep.8)
Close-up view of Yuri's Beretta. (Ep.8)
Yuri fires her Beretta at Angel, but she deflects it effortlessly. (Ep.8)
Yuri face off against several shadow beasts with her Beretta 92FS Inox. (Ep.11)
Yuri with her Beretta 92FS Inox vs. some shadow beasts. (Ep.11)
Yuri dual-wields both her Berettas to finally destroy the Shadow's source. (Ep.12)
Yuri rests after she has expended all her handgun ammo from her Berettas. (Ep.12)
Yuri stalks Angel with her Beretta 92FS. (OVA)
Yuri with her Beretta 92FS Inox with the rest of the team here. (OVA)
Otonashi Yudzuru uses a 2nd Gen Glock 17 as a primary weapon. It first was given to him by Yuri, who claims "even newbs can fire this". Unfamiliar with firearms, Otonashi nonetheless trains with the Glock until he becomes a proficient shooter, where he can shoot "gangster style" and without looking. Near the series' end, he is revealed to have two Glock 17s, firing them both simultaneously and in different directions.
A Generation 2 Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Otonashi holding his Glock 17 as he stands guard at a bridge. (Ep.1)
A side view of the Glock 17. (Ep.1)
Otonashi aims his gun against Angel. Notice that it looks a bit longer than normal here. (Ep.1)
Otonashi readies himself for Angel with his Glock 17. (Ep.2)
Otonashi taking aim with one eye closed. (Ep.2)
Otonashi tries to take aim at Angel. (Ep.2)
Otonashi's and Hinata's pistol and sniper rifles propped up by a table. (Ep.5)
Otonashi covers Yuri with his Glock. (Ep.11)
Here Otonashi reloads his handgun with good attitude. The Glock slide goes forward even though he doesn't push the slide catch down. (Ep.12)
Otonashi rallies the SSS Team against the Shadow Beasts dual-wielding Glocks. (Ep.12)
Otonashi dual-wields his Glocks here. (Ep.12)
A Shadow beast explodes next to Otonashi, with two Glock 17s in his hands. (Ep.12)
Smith & Wesson 645
Hinata carries a Smith & Wesson 645. He is quite familiar with the gun and is a good shot. In the final battle, he reveals that he had two S&W 645 up his sleeves.
Hinata aiming with his trusty S&W handgun. (Ep.2)
Front view of Hinata's S&W 645. (Ep.2)
Hinata with his S&W 645 running from a trap. (Ep.2)
Hinata surveys an area with his S&W 645. (Ep.2)
Hinata second from front with his S&W 645 against an army of Angels in Otonashi's imagination. (Ep.5)
Hinata's and Otonashi's pistol and sniper rifle propped up by a table. (Ep.5)
Hinata on the left with his S&W 645 in a firing line shoots at Angel. (Ep.8)
Hinata takes out his S&W 645 at the duo's first encounter with the Shadow beasts. (Ep.11)
Close-up on Hinata's S&W 645 as he shoots a Shadow beast. (Ep.11)
Hinata reloads his S&W 645 as Noda comes up behind dual-wielding USPs. Hinata reloads pretty fast, in just a blink of an eye he's locked and loaded again. (Ep.11)
Hinata besides Noda with his S&W 645 as they fight the Shadow beasts. (Ep.11)
Hinata with his S&W 645 berates Noda to understand the term "friendly fire". (Ep.11)
Hinata fires his S&W 645 at Shadow Beasts. (Ep.12)
Hinata on the right dual-wields his S&W 645 against the Shadows. (Ep.12)
Heckler & Koch USP
Ayato Naoi is armed with two Heckler & Koch USP. He dual-wields them and can shoot at different directions simultaneously with them.
Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
Naoi behind Hinata dual-wielding his USPs, here he is firing at two different targets with his USPs. (Ep.11)
Naoi in the Team's meeting room with his USP. (Ep.12)
Naoi on the left fires his USP at Shadows. (Ep.11)
Naoi on the left fires his USP at Shadows, unlike the other two, he's not dual-wielding his pistols. (Ep.11)
Heckler & Koch P7
An Heckler & Koch P7 serves as Matsushita's little sidearm during the SSS journey to the ruins of the Guild.
Heckler & Koch P7 - 9x19mm
Matsushita above Ooyama fires his H&K P7 at Angel. (Ep.8)
Matsushita fires at Angel with his P7, little gun for the big guy eh? (Ep.8)
Ooyama's signature sidearm is a SIG-Sauer P226R. His preferred primary weapon is actually a sniper rifle, but he uses his pistol for closer ranged fighting.
Ooyama on the left with his P226R. (Ep.2)
Ooyama ducks with his P226R to avoid getting hit by deadly lasers. (Ep.2)
Ooyama falls into a trap with his P226R. (Ep.2)
Ooyama readies his P226R to ambush Angel before given the order to not do so by Otonashi. (Ep.5)
A hypnotized Ooyama points his P226R at Otonashi, here we can see the rails on the P226R. (Ep.6)
Ooyama down on the ground by Matsushita fires at Angel with his P226R. (Ep.8)
Ooyama next to TK with his P226R. (Ep.8)
Noda prefers to fight with his halberd, but at one point, despite hating guns, he is forced to use a Stechkin APS gun against Angel.
Noda with his APS up front. Notice that the gun's slide looks a bit deformed here. (Ep.1)
The amazing English speaking TK uses a LAR Grizzly for his sidearm. He often dual-wields it along with his Hi-Power. It seems he has two LAR pistols as he dual-wields two in the end rather than his usual Hi-Power.
L.A.R. Grizzly - .45 Winchester Magnum
TK holding his L.A.R. along with a Browning gun. (Ep.2)
A blurry, close-up image of TK's guns. (Ep.2)
TK dual-wielding his handguns again in preparations for Angel. (Ep.5)
TK with his L.A.R. next to Ooyama. (Ep.8)
TK using "dance-fu" to dodge Shadow beasts with his LAR pistols, this time he has two of them. (Ep.11)
"I KISS YOU!!!"...(Ep.11)
...BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!,
says the LAR pistols. (Ep.11)
TK's other handgun of choice is a Browning Hi-Power. He dual wields it along with his LAR Grizzly.
Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
TK dual-wields his Hi-power with his LAR Grizzly. (Ep.2)
A blurry, close-up picture of TK's guns. (Ep.2)
TK dual-wields his pistols again here in preparations for Angel. (Ep.5)
"Knocking on Heaven's Door" Tk gives his one-liner with the Hi-Power as the punch. Afterwards Hinata realizes the phrase is from Bob Dylan
, but Noda comments that it was "appropriate for the situation". (Ep.12)
Desert Eagle Mark XIX
Takamatsu carries a Desert Eagle Mark XIX. However, it is not quite noticeable in the anime, only making a good appearance once.
Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50 AE
Takamatsu's Deagle. Being a magnum it should be more effective against Angel. (Ep.2
A currently unidentified pistol is used by Fujimaki in the final battle. It has back slide serrations and a safety on the slide, but those are the only identifiable features.
Fujimaki points his pistol at the audience. (Ep.12)
A side view of Fujimaki's pistol. It has back slide serrations and a safety on the slide. (Ep.12)
TK preferred primary weapon is the PP-19 Bizon-2 sub-machine gun, first seen during the first assault against "Angel"
PP-19 Bizon-2 with side-folding stock in folded position - 9x18mm Makarov
TK on the far end aims his PP-19 at Angel with the team. (Ep.1)
TK with his PP-19 alongside Matsushita. (Ep.1)
TK on the right with his PP-19. Notice that every character in Angel Beats! exercise admirable gun safety habits (kudos to the animators). (Ep.8)
TK on the right prepares to fire his PP-19 at Angel before it gets sliced in half in this scene. (Ep.8)
Fujimaki carries a PPSh-41 during the encounters with "Angel"
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Fujimaki second on the left with his PPSH-41. (Ep.1)
Fujimaki on the left with his drummed out PPSH-41. (Ep.1)
Fujimaki prepares to fire his PPSH-41 at Angel, but it gets sliced in half in this scene. (Ep.8)
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
Ooyama seems to be using a H&K MP5A2 when the SSS team goes down the guild a second time.
Ooyama between Takamatsu and TK with his MP5. (Ep.8)
Ooyama on the right with the MP5. He never uses it as it gets sliced in half in this scene. (Ep.8)
Towards the end of the series, Yurippe equips herself with a TDI Vector as a primary weapon. She uses it as her main weapon until she gets a Mk.18 MOD 0 from Chaa.
Prototype TDI Vector SMG - .45 ACP
The Vector lying on Yuri's table along with an assortment of .45 ACP bullets and magazines. (Ep.11)
The TDI Vector with some sort of reflex sight and a one-point sling. A continuity error is later the reflex sight disappears from the gun. (Ep.11)
TDI Vector without the reflex sight which it had before. Here we can see the flashlight on top of the barrel. (Ep.11)
Yuri lock and load her Vector. (Ep.11)
Yuri walking with the Vector at the ready. (Ep.12)
Yuri shoots at some Shadow beasts with her Vector. (Ep.12)
A good close-up on the Vector's right side. (Ep.12)
The Vector slung over Yuri's back. (Ep.12)
In the finale, Yuri uses the Vector to destroy the Shadow's source before tossing it away when it runs out of ammo. (Ep.12)
Heckler & Koch HK33
Some members of the SSS are armed with H&K HK33s, both full and telescoping stock versions (A2 and A3 respectfully).
A HK33 with full stock can be seen propped up on the top left corner. (Ep.5)
When The student body council security and Naoi interrupts the SSS meal time, one of the members points a Heckler & Koch HK33A3 rifle with telescoping stock at them before being stopped by Yuri.
HK33A3 Rifle with telescoping stock - 5.56x45mm.
A SSS member points his HK33A3 at the student body council enforcement, but gets stopped by Yuri. (Ep.5)
SIG SG 552
Takamatsu sometimes uses a SIG SG 552 assault rifle.
Takamatsu's with his SIG SG 552 in the middle. (Ep.8)
Takamatsu's SIG SG 552 with a sling on the right. (Ep.8)
Takamatsu prepares to fire his SIG SG 552 at Angel before it gets cut in half here. (Ep.8)
Mark 18 Mod 0
Guild leader Chaa presents a Mk. 18 Mod 0 assault rifle to Yuri to back her up on her mission to destroy the Shadow's source. It is customized with a railed handguard, a foregrip, an EOtech sight, a Beta C-Mag slapped onto it, and a custom retractable stock; it also has a reduced fire rate compared to normal AR-15 variants.
Yuri is given the Mk.18 rifle. It has an EOTech, foregrip, and a Beta-C Mag on it, as well as a custom retractable stock. (Ep.12)
Yuri rests for a bit with her Mk.18 leaning against her shoulder. (Ep.12)
Yuri aims her Mk.18 at approaching Shadow beasts. Here the Beta C-Mag looks REALLY big, but considering the amount of ammo she expends mowing down Shadow Beasts and destroying the source with just one magazine, it's quite justifiable to believe that its size is because it can hold more than 100 rounds. (Ep.12)
Yuri with her MK18 by her side. As a team member states, she really needs to fix up those clothes. (Ep.12)
Yuri arrives at the Shadow's source with her Mk.18. (Ep.12)
Yuri aims her Mk.18 at the source of the Shadow beasts. (Ep.12)
"We humans, we aren't real big on waiting...If you ask me we've been waiting LONG ENOUGH!!!" - Yuri. (Ep.12)
Yuri destroys the Shadow's source with her Mk.18. (Ep.12)
Yuri drops the Mk.18 when it (finally) runs out of ammo...right on the EOtech too. Chaa won't be too happy about that. (Ep.12)
Hinata carries an RPK-74 as his main weapon against Angel.
RPK-74 LMG with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm
Hinata carrying a RPK-74 when he meets Otonashi for the first time. (Ep.1)
Hinata with his RPK-74 on the right. (Ep.1)
Hinata second after Noda with his RPK-74. (Ep.1)
Hinata aims his LMG at Angel again. (Ep.1)
Hinata firing his RPK-74 second from right. (Ep.1)
Hinata on the left with his RPK-74 down in the guild. (Ep.8)
Hinata watches Angel turn his RPK into a short bolt-action rifle. (Ep.8)
Matsushita uses an MG3 as his main weapon against Angel.
MG3 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO. Note the black furniture.
Matsushita third from left with his MG3. (Ep.1)
Matsushita with his MG3, he uses the MG3 bipod as a horizontal grip. Probably referencing some other gun-toting anime
Matsushita in the middle with his MG3 pointed at Angel like the rest of the team. (Ep.1)
Matsushita fires his MG3. (Ep.1)
Matsushita second from left fires his MG3. (Ep.1)
Matsushita on the left with the MG3 barrel sticking out of his back. (Ep.8)
Matsushita on the left with his MG3. (Ep.8)
Remington 700 rifle
Ooyama's primary weapon of choice is a Remington M700. He serves as the main sniper for the SSS team.
Ooyama taking aim with the M700 at Angel. (Ep.1)
Ooyama supports his teammates from up above with his M700. (Ep.12)
Ooyama aims down his M700 at the Shadows. (Ep.12)
Ooyama ejects a shell from his M700. (Ep.12)
Takamatsu at one point uses a H&K PSG-1 sniper rifle.
Takamtsu waiting for Angel to appear with his PSG-1 at the ready while another SSS member serves as a lookout with his binoculars. (Ep.1)
Takamatsu shoots his PSG-1. (Ep.1)
M14 Designated Marksman Rifle
Hinata is armed with a M14 DMR when both he and Otonashi serve as lookouts as they scan for their enemy, student council president Angel, to protect Operation Tornado.
Hinata with his M14 DMR and Otonashi up top on the roof. (Ep.5)
Hinata aims down his M14 DMR at Angel. (Ep.5)
Hinata lowers his M14 DMR to comply with Otonashi's orders to hold fire. (Ep.5)
Otonashi and Hinata hold their rifles as they look on to the success of the operation. (Ep.5)
Hinata's M14 DMR and S&W 645, Otonashi's Galil and Glock 17. (Ep.5)
Looking down, we see the stocks of the rifles. (Ep.5)
Galil Sniper Rifle
While serving as a lookout along with Hinata in Operation Tornado, Otonashi is equipped with a Galil Sniper Rifle.
Otonashi with his Galil Sniper Rifle. (Ep.5)
Otonashi spots their enemy with his Galil Sniper Rifle. (Ep.5)
A view down Otonashi's Galil scope at Angel. (Ep.5)
Otonashi crouching besides Hinata with his Galil Sniper Rifle. (Ep.5)
Otonashi orders everyone to hold fire, holding his Galil Sniper Rifle. (Ep.5)
Otonashi watches with his Galil as the operation is a success. (Ep.5)
Otonashi's and Hinata's pistols and rifles propped up besides a table. (Ep.5)
A lower shot to see the rifle's stocks. (Ep.5)
The very first gun seen among the many in the series. Yuri uses a CheyTac M200 in the first episode, trying to snipe Angel. Otonashi, being new to the unknown world
, questions Yuri about the rifle and her target. Otonashi also humorously calls it a "M16" in an argument with Yuri, showcasing his current lack of knowledge around firearms at the time.
CheyTac M-200 - .408 CheyTac
Otonashi: "is that a real gun?" Yurippe: "duh" (Ep.1)
Yuri takes careful aim at Angel. (Ep.1)
Yuri, about to fire her Intervention sniper rifle. but Otonashi decides to talk to Angel instead, which frustrates Yuri. (Ep.1)
Side view of the Intervention sniper rifle. Otonashi humorously calls it a M16. (Ep.1)
A view through the scope of Yuri's Intervention. (Ep.1)
Being the heavy weapons guy of the team, Matsushita carries and uses an AT4 against Angel, to little avail.
M136 AT4 Anti-Tank recoilless launcher - 84mm
Matsushita, ready to fire his rocket launcher. (Ep.1)
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
When Angel attempts to take the guild, Chaa and the other guild members use high-explosives M24 Stielhandgranates to stall Angel.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate - high-explosives
Chaa takes out some M24 grenades, suggesting others to use them against Angel. (Ep.2)
Guild Members arm M24 grenades to throw at Angel. (Ep.2)
Yuri keeps a few explosive grenades on her when the team goes down the guild. It resembles a bit like a green can.
Yuri arms her grenade to throw at Angel. (Ep.8)
Yuri arms another one of her grenades to throw at Angel. How she holds them inside the back of her shirt is unknown. (Ep.8)