The fourth episode of “Angel Beats!”, as what previewed during last episode, the story will be a guerrilla operation of taking part in a baseball game…
I was thinking of who would be the character of the day, and surprisingly it turned out to be Hinata…
Don’t continue reading if you don’t want spoil the fun of watching the episode yourself.
The episode starts off with a brief flashback when Hinata was still alive… during a very important game… then the flash back ended.
Hey, the episode is not just about Hinata only. We’re now “officially” introduced with Yui, well, replacement for Iwasawa??
Anyway, the opening of this episode is K1ck-@ss!!.. Rock version of “My Soul, Your Beats!”.
Uhm… Death Metal??
Yui is a Devilish-Hyperactive-Loli.. Although there’s a lot of negative critics about how annoying she is, however I don’t feel it that way.
I like her character design, especially her outfit – the devil tail, the strapped boots (or stockings?)
Yuri’s order to SSS members to participate in the Baseball tournament to win over Angel’s Student Council “fair and square”. The reason is that they couldn’t have a proper operation due to their diversion division is not in a good shape after the disappearance of Iwasawa.
And so, Hinata recruited Otonashi to his team and then went around the school looking for more members.
Well, the recruitment doesn’t seems to be working well.
Not well.. I was hoping TK to be with their team.
and so, Yui is recruited too..
Yui-nyan~~ awesomely cute… someone please make a GIF.
Hell yeah they recruited Shiina. Note that this part’s animation detail is awesome.. You could see the dust!!!.
Noda joins the groupie.
Erm… three anons..
and so they take part with just 9-1 = 8 members. (what a team…)
forgot to mention that Shiina is in training – balancing a broom on her fingertip. (note* she never drop it throughout the episode)
TK – “Don’t stop dancing!”
LOL.. what a team… (what’s Noda writing.. Die??)
Student council team came up.
The guy is Naoi, Student Council vice-president.
I choose not to take screencaps as there’s too much actions during the tournament..
At least here’s the Yuri-Villian-Laugh.. She’s just observing from SSS HQ.
Flashback continuation, it seems Hinata failed during the game and wasted his team’s effort… eventually he caught up with drugs… How he died is never mentioned.
At this point, I’m pretty sure that Hinata would disappear if they win the game…
However, just the moment Hinata trying to catch the ball, Yui ruined his reincarnation chance… ended with their team losing.
Overall, the story itself is good, just the rushing made the plot too brief. Same complain.. too short.
However, there’s several great thing about this episode, for example, the stunning rock version opening.
How’s your opinion?