Read this and more anime news on AnimeReel, SideReel's anime blog! The highly anticipated, mostly mysterious anime Angel Beats! announced the identities of its musical performers on the Japanese home page. To absolutely no one's surprise, Lia will be performing the opening theme for the 2010 series, after previously providing music for Key's Air and Tomoyo After games. Interestingly, the ending song will be performed by Tada Aoi, who had a brief seiyuu career before reinventing herself as a singer/songwriter - you may remember her as Ed from Cowboy Bebop. There are still precious few details released about Angel Beats! so far. Aside from the identities of the singers and a few details about the staff, very little is known about the anime, including an air date, a cast, or even a solid story summary. All that's known is that the story takes place in the afterlife, and that the very Haruhi-like main character intends to defy the will of heaven.
The official Japanese website for upcoming anime Angel Beats! is now streaming five promotional videos on its video site , which are mostly series of stills that introduce the main characters and crew. The images show off the character designs of noted illustrators Na-Ga ( Clannad , Little Busters!) and Katsuzou Hirata (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Cosplay Complex) and introduce the rest of the staff, including Satoki Iida (He Is My Master) on music and Seiji Kishi (My Bride is a Mermaid) taking the reins as director. The upcoming anime Angel Beats! has drawn many comparisons to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for its characters, but very few details have been released other than the names of the staff and a few images. The story details revealed so far show that Angel Beats! takes place in a high school in the afterlife, where a young man with amnesia named Otonashi meets a girl named Yuri, who intends to defy the will of God. Angel Beats! airs next spring in Japan. Source: Moon Phase