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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.
The following firearms were seen in the anime television series Angel Beats!:
- 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.
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 9x19mm with custom grips
Note the dovetailed front sight
Here the Brigadier's distinctive sloped contours can be seen
a tough brawl between the gun wielding SSS team and Angel's evil clones (though this scene is actually only Otonashi's imagination)
Yuri and Otonashi's 9mm handguns, along with two sniper rifles.
Here Yuri dual wields both her Berettas
Yurippe, after she has expended all her handgun ammo
Otonashi Yudzuru uses a Glock 17s (2nd or 3rd Gen.) as a primary weapon. It first was given to him by Yuri. Unfamiliar with firearms, Otonashi nonetheless trains with the Glock until he becomes a proficient shooter.
A Generation 2 Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Otonashi firing his 9mm handgun for the first time
A side view of the Glock 17
Otonashi shooting his gun against Angel. Notice that it looks a bit longer than normal here
Otonashi taking aim with one eye closed
Otonashi covers Yuri with his Glock
Here Otonashi reloads his handgun while looking confident
The kodachi wielding Shiina and the Glock wielding Otonashi
Noda prefers to fight with his halberd, but at one point he is forced to use a Stechkin APS gun against Angel.
Noda reluctantly fires his Stechkin at Angel, wishing he can use his halberd instead. Notice that the gun's slide looks a bit deformed here
The amazing English speaking TK occasionally uses an L.A.R. Grizzly (calibre unknown)
L.A.R. Grizzly - 45 Winchester Magnum
TK holding his L.A.R. along with a Browning gun
Dual wielding his handguns again
TK takes out a shadow fiend, executioner style. "I KISS YOU!!! Knocking on Heaven's door!"
TK's other handgun of choice is a Browning Hi-Power. He dual wields it along with the L.A.R. Grizzly.
Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Takamatsu carries a Desert Eagle. However, it is not quite noticeable in the anime.
Takamatsu's Deagle. Being a magnum it should be more effective against Angel
Smith & Wesson 645
Hinata carries a Smith & Wesson 645. He is quite familiar with the gun and is a good shot.
Hinata aiming with his trusty S&W handgun
Hinata realizes that bullets do little to stop Angel
a cool scene where Hinata and Noda take out shadow fiends along with the other SSS members
Ooyama's signature sidearm. His preferred primary weapon is actually a sniper rifle, but he uses his pistol for close-range fighting.
the boy nearly gets hit with lasers and looks prepared to drop his pistol
Ooyama, falling down a deep hole. hopefully he can also retrieve his gun
Ooyama looks like a special agent here
Ooyama, who is hypnotized by Naoi, holding Otonashi at gunpoint
the SSS team train their handguns at Angel while Yuri takes the role of a commander
An Heckler & Koch P7 serves as Matsushita's little sidearm during the SSS journey to the ruins of the Guild.
Heckler & Koch P7 - 9x19mm
it's ironic that big guy Matsushita who carries machine guns and rocket launchers has a tiny pistol as back up
Ayato Naoi is armed with a 9mm USP.
Heckler & Koch USP 9x19mm
The arrogant Naoi with his USP
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 open fires together with his team mates
notice that every character in Angel Beats! exercise admirable gun safety habits (kudos to the animators)
Fujimaki carries a PPSh-41 during the battle with "Angel"
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
just like Noda, Fujimaki prefers melee weapons (a sword to be exact). But when facing the strong Angel they both cannot help, but use firearms too.
Towards the end of the series Yurippe uses a TDI Vector as a primary weapon. She also has two of these SMGs just like her handguns.
Prototype TDI Vector SMG, .45 ACP
the Vector lying on Yuri's table alongside an assortment of .45 ACP bullets and magazines
TDI Vector with some sort of reflex sight. Also note the extended Glock pistol magazines.
TDI Vector without the reflex sight
A close up of the TDI Vector.
Yuri walking with the SMG at the ready. Notice that the flashlight attachment is turned on.
Some members of the SSS are armed with HK 33s.
When Angel enters the headquarters of the SSS, one of the members points a HK33K rifle at her.
HK33A3 Rifle with Telescoping stock - 5.56x45mm.
when a friendly Tachibana Kanade goes inside the cafeteria, a SSS guy rudely points his weapon at her. The telescoping stock of the rifle makes it effective in tight spaces
Takamatsu sometimes uses a SG 552 assault rifle.
Takamatsu carries a SIG SG 552
Guild leader Cha presents a M4A1 CQBR assault rifle to Yuri when she runs out of ammo for her TDI Vector submachine gun.
Mk. 18 Mod 0 5.56x45mm with RIS handguard
Note the EOTech Holographic sight, the SOCOM stock, and the Beta C-Mag.
Yurippe rests for a bit with her M4A1 leaning against her shoulder.
the same M4A1 CQBR, this time with a high capacity drum magazine.
Hinata carries an RPK-74
RPK-74 light machine gun 5.45x39mm with 45-round box magazine
Hinata carrying a RPK 74 when they meet Otonashi for the first time
Hinata aims his LMG at Angel again.
Matsushita uses an MG3 during the first episode.
MG3 Machine Gun in 7.62x51mm NATO
Remington 700 rifle
Ooyama's primary weapon of choice is a Remington M700. He serves as the main sniper of the SSS.
Ooyama taking aim with the M700
the smiling Ooyama supports his team with sniper fire
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 Ooyama serves as a lookout with his binoculars
Takamatsu shoots his PSG-1
Hinata is armed with a M14 DMR rifle when both he and Otonashi serve as lookouts as they scan for their enemy, student council president Angel.
armed with high caliber scoped rifles, Hinata and Otonashi patrol the balcony while discussing if Tachibana Kanade "Angel" is really a threat to their group
At the sight of their target, both guys aim their sniper rifles at her
but it looks like Angel was not after them
Otonashi and Hinata hold their rifles as they look at the thousands of food coupons flying in the air
Hinata's M14 DMR, Otonashi's Galil and Glock 17, and Yuri's silver Beretta 92FS
Galil Sniper Rifle
While serving as a lookout along with Hinata, Otonashi is equipped with a Galil Sniper Rifle.
Yuri uses a CheyTac M200 during the first episode when she snipes her nemesis, Angel. Being new to the Afterlife world Otonashi asks if the gun Yuri uses is real. He also discourages Yuri from firing at Angel.
CheyTac M-200, .408 CheyTac
Otonashi: "is that a real gun?" Yurippe: "duh"
Yuri takes careful aim at Angel
Yuri, about to fire her Intervention sniper rifle. but Otonashi decides to talk to Angel instead, which frustrates Yuri
Being the heavy weapons guy of the team, Matsushita use an AT4 against Tachibana Kanade (Tenshi), to little avail.
M136 AT4 Anti-Tank recoilless launcher - 84mm
Matsushita, ready to fire his rocket launcher