Angel Beats! Interview with Maeda Jun, Second Season??

Angel Beats!

There are some talks on the Japanese side of the net regarding a recent interview with Maeda Jun which will be featured in the August 2010 issue MEGAMI Magazine.

In the interview, Maeda Jun revealed and filled in some of the points of debate after Episode 13 of Angel Beats! aired last Saturday.

Also, there are unconfirmed rumors of a Second Season. More on that at the bottom!

Otonashi was able to reincarnate.

Maeda was asked what happened to Otonashi after the last scene that moved many.

His response:

It was no use being there by himself, so I believe he also left the world after that. Besides, he was rewarded. It wasn’t a bad life. It wouldn’t be like Otonashi for him to stay. He’s a forward-thinker…looking towards his next life.

In the 3 days [between EP12 and EP13] there were probably a lot of drama too, but in the end, all other members left for their next life after a satisfactory persuasion from Otonashi.

So, for the TL;DR people:

Otonashi left the world soon after. In the 3 days he also convinced other SSS members to leave the world as well.

That effectively debunks up my theory where the world functions like a loop, and Otonashi went on to create Angel Player. Which leads to the next revealed clue.

Angel Player existed from the ancient past.

When Maeda was asked “What exactly is Angel Player?” this was his response:

There were people fighting against God, even before the arrival of Yuri. Similarly, there were people that tried to unravel the mystery of this world as well. Angel Player is the result of an individual who found ways to manipulate and create material. Kanade found that software on her own, analyzed it […continues]

Otonashi was not the creator of Angel Players. Nor was he the only bug to find its way into this world. Ultimately, Maeda seems to suggest that the world has been going on for god-knows-how-long.

Lastly…

Angel Beats! Second Season???

The picture is probably from MEGAMI magazine as well, and it basically has Hinata, Yuri and Kanade in a conversation, talking about mapo tofu. Hinata (the one in blue text) asks if anyone has any last words to say before the end, and Yuri (The text to the left of the red lines):

Look out for the Angel Beats! Second Season where I’ll return as the heroine!

A WHATT????!?!?!?!

I’m also a few days late in reporting this, so it might have turned out to be a practical joke.

Take this with a grain of salt, but I personally don’t want a second season – it ended fine, as is.

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80 thoughts on “Angel Beats! Interview with Maeda Jun, Second Season??

  1. あらっ!…AB!2ndセッションあるみたいだな~…いつ出るのかな~来年かもよね…じゃ~仕方ないゆりっぺさん達待ってます!!!

  2. Well according from another site or something[lol if forgot] I read that there is a good chance that Angel Beats! will have a 2nd season in 2011 😀 but sadly it said they will use new characters because everyone got out of the “afterlife” -_- sadly this was a huge disappointment -_- it made me lose all hope into reading this and i don’t really think it would be worth it waiting for that long…..well for me of course.But seriously, without the original characters its not Angel Beats! anymore! T_T

    1. Maybe they all left, maybe they didn’t. But look closely, at the last few scenes, the NPCs have been replaced and fully functional,[img]http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9349/npcsa.png[/img] and Otonashi never left… ish… >_> lmao [img]http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/8606/otonashi.png[/img] And the world is still there.

      1. It was never implied that the world ended when Otonashi left. No, the world was one continuous space from the ancient times (presumably) and so Otonashi & co. leaving the world doesn’t mean anything for the actual world itself.

        Similarly the NPC’s have been there for eons since the world began. The program that turned people into shadows was merely a reset mechanism, which after that the NPCs will return – look at Takamatsu.

    2. If you look on hidden-anime.com you could see an epilouge that shows Otonashi is still there.

  3. if there´s a second season it should center about their lives before they came to the other world and the beginning of the afterlife front thing with yuri and hinata etc

    1. Surely they could do that, it would give them 18 episodes to do, but we already know how Yuri, Yui, Hinata, Naoi and ofc, Otonashi’s life end… But surely I would want to see how TK’s life was ^^

  4. Uwah! I don’t care for a secound season, what i really really want is to see what happens after everyone gets reincarnated I wanna see if they all meet again in some mysterious way and become friends all over again! I want to see if Yui and Hinata fall in love and I want to see Iwasawa being happy and Yuri and Otonashi with Kanade. :/

  5. Also ich wollte mal fragen ob da jetzt eine 2te staffel kommt ode nicht weil so wies ausschaut kommt nix so wie ich das gerade verstehe stimmt das oder nicht ^^

  6. Is there really going to be a second season of Angel Beats?

    If there is, it should be about their life in the actual world…

  7. I can’t wait for season two:)!!!I will kill to watch it!!!
    If season two is aired i assure the company that created angel beats. that trillions of people from america and japan and all over the world will watch it. I Iive in New York City and i know trillions of people who can’t wait for angel beats season two! if the anime keeps going on it has a 99.9 percent chance of becoming the world’s most greatest and popular anime.I am a lawyer in a very important seat in america.My brain is so critically organized .and i even went to the greatest college in the nation.But watching season 1 of angel beats blew my head off !it was the greatest anime ever in the whole universe.If the company keeps on running the show angel beats.I assure you that they will make trillions of dollars a month.I assure that.Season 2 has to air no matter what. it is mandatory to air.

    1. If u r a lawyer from the best university in us… then u should be smart enough to realize that the earth contains only 7.5 billion people. And not trillions -.-

      Btw YES I WANT A SECOND SEASON. but well i want it to be just fillers or their story in the next life.

      Or an alternate ending where they stay in that world and that world became their eternal paradise

      1. hey hey, maybe when they actually release the thing there’d be trillions of people willing to watch it. Maybe not only on Earth, cause that’d be quite bad with overpopulation and everything….

        Though be honest, I doubt they’ll make another one. This one was originally planned to be 24 episodes, but was cut short due to budget.

    1. no, there is, however, the angel beats! manga that is the story on how the SSS was created

  8. the second season will probably come out sometime in 2012. if not, there’s no chance of a season 2. It already passed the date it was ” said ” to come out. It might not happen guys. Sorry =.=’

  9. I’m pretty sure that in the special OVA episode, it showed Otanashi staying behind in the afterlife world
    and helping new people find there way to “disappear.”
    So it can make sense if they make a sequel for when Otanashi encounters new souls (or Kanade again, but she doesnt remember him)in Second term.

    Hope for the best for it to come out by the end of 2011 🙂

  10. I personally am really hoping for a season 2, regardless the cast.. the entire set of characters in season 1 was fun, so I’d be hoping they could pull that in season 2.

    Call me what you will, but I personally think that, with “Another Epilogue,” it left me with more questions than just at the end of episode 13.

    I feel they set themselves up to let people expect a season 2 which will come (Hopefully) eventually.

  11. it’s my guess, but if yuri said that she was gonna be the main heroine, it’s very much possible that it’s not a sequel, but a prequel. there’s the manga, that shows the creation of the SSS, and maybe the anime is going to be about that as well!

  12. actually all I want is a cover-up episode not for a second season. A wrap-up episode would fit nicely because it wont make the anime drag on and tire it out but a simple follow-up episode would tie up many loose ends and answer many fan’s questions

  13. I think a second season would be absolutely beautiful.

    I’ve heard reports about it being released in spring of ’11, of course now its almost a full year later, but its possible that earthquake and tsunami had something to do with that.

    Either way, Angel Beats is very popular, and not even talking about profits, it would just make sense. I’m very very hopeful 🙂 – A teaser would be nice though.

  14. I have a feeling that they will make a season 2. Angel Beats! is so popular, there is no way that they will turn down this opportunity. We can only pray and hope that there will be a season 2!! 🙂

    1. I think a lot of us around the world hope for a sequel, but one must keep in mind that Maeda Jun has stated many times before that he is already burned out. So in the end, it all comes down to him.

      1. you are absolutely right, It is really up to him in the end. I just hope that he will recover and that his next work will be as good as Angel Beats!
        I will forever be his fan!! 🙂

  15. if they make a second season they need to make it their lives after they are rencarnated i want to see wat happens it would make me happy

  16. A second season would be awesome, but right now, if an episode came out just to wrap everything up so we know what happens after episode 13 (or in the 3 days Otonashi got the SSS obliterated), that would be fine with me.

  17. i HAVE Great ideas for the writers well one of thosse carectors a cuple years later is at school when what ever one of thosse people from the other season who died and didnt want to get recarnated then advently did herd kids singing the song at there school and rembered the song they sang before they decied to leave!

  18. Well Hi all! I found this website because I was trying to find new spisodes of Angel Beat the whole day. How I heard someone said that there might be second season, is that true?
    Since 2010-2012 I haven’t found any new episodes of Angel Beats.
    Please be able to reply my comment.Let me know if you got some good information about the second season of Angel of Beat.I’ll do my best to find it anyways!

    1. I’m pretty sure that Angel Beats! Season 2 was cancelled, which is why it hasn’t come out yet. I’m fine with that, with the exceptions that I was curious to find out what happened to all of them when they passed on and also that I would like to hear everyone’s past.

  19. второй сезон просто обязан появиться!!! я уверен многие хотят продолжения!

  20. saya sangat berharap ada season 2 .. karena saya sudah lama menunggunya.. saya sangat mengharapkan itu

  21. They should make an OVA, showing what happened when Otinashu was reincarnated and met the reincarnated angel.

  22. They should make a movie to fulfill their promise that they would find each other in their next life. But that’s just my opinion tho

  23. I NEED 2ND SEASON !! this anime is the best one i seen so far , there is so many good points in this anime T_T

  24. Nooooo. I want it to have second, third, uncountable seasons! I like how SSS gathered and did many fun activities together! Well, I do agree that it ended fine, but are you kidding me?? T_T what’s with the difference between 13 episodes(Angel Beats) and 48 episodes(Clannad)?! They are both the same by KEY, so why the difference? T_T I like Clannad too(in fact very much) but, not only did Angel Beats amuse and entertain me with its emotial and humorous episodes, but also taught me several life lessons. And we have yet to know the past of other SSS members! T_T so hopefully…. Season 2…

  25. though this series had been aired (idk in what year..sorry)….i just finished it (2014)…really….i cried…the first anime that touched me deeply….nice work maeda sensei….if i could suggest….maybe if there is second season….just maybe….i hope it tells the stories about their new lives…after they reincarnated….how they met again…haha…still thank you very much maeda sensei for your work… ^^

  26. I honestly Hope there is Season 2 – Angel Beats. What a Lovely story, almost as real :'(. Angel Beats has touched me deeply and has made an impact on my way of thinking and living. Sometimes I turn to it for Answers 🙂 I just wish to Understand and Learn more to what Life has to offer.

  27. This is something that has making me go crazy!!!!! If yuzuru’s (otonashi’s) heart was transplanted to kanade (angel)
    Then why was angel there before Yuzuru (otonashi) if he died😅😅😅😅. Plus for kanade (angel or tachibana) to become 会長 president then wouldn’t she have to take some time and get good grades before that!!!!! WHAT!!!!!! Did they totally miss that important fact😅😅😅😅😅😅

    1. To MAYA TRIPODI, there is a logical explamation to your question. Consider this, in Angel Beats, it is established that Otonashi had amnesia, so he couldn’t remember anything from his past. Now, Angel Player is a system that grants people that didn’t live meaningfull lives a second chance to live life, so there has to be a type of process that determines. Whether or not you are allowed said opportunity. So how does Angel Player recognize an unfulfilled life from a fulfilling onedied? By checking the memorizes of those who had died. But, since Otonashi was an amnesiac, the Angel Player did not recognize his memories and he may have been lost in the system for some time, perhaps enough time for Kanade to die and live in the world of Angel Beats and fight the SSS until the system placed Otonashi in the world of Angel Beats, so that he would remember his past, and then he could be judged by the Angel Player.
      Another theroy, thou much simpler, is that time has no meaning after death, so no some things were done faster than others in the e orld of the dead, thou its a stretch. Or it may even be possible that the Angel Player sytem allow such a time difference to happen in order to fullfil Kanade’ s only wish to meet the person that extended her life.To MAYA TRIPODI, there is a logical explamation to your question. Consider this, in Angel Beats, it is established that Otonashi had amnesia, so he couldn’t remember anything from his past. Now, Angel Player is a system that grants people that didn’t live meaningfull lives a second chance to live life, so there has to be a type of process that determines. Whether or not you are allowed said opportunity. So how does Angel Player recognize an unfulfilled life from a fulfilling onedied? By checking the memorizes of those who had died. But, since Otonashi was an amnesiac, the Angel Player did not recognize his memories and he may have been lost in the system for some time, perhaps enough time for Kanade to die and live in the world of Angel Beats and fight the SSS until the system placed Otonashi in the world of Angel Beats, so that he would remember his past, and then he could be judged by the Angel Player.
      Another theroy, thou much simpler, is that time has no meaning after death, so no some things were done faster than others in the e orld of the dead, thou its a stretch. Or it may even be possible that the Angel Player sytem allow such a time difference to happen in order to fullfil Kanade’ s only wish to meet the person that extended her life.

  28. I really really wanted to watch angel beats season 2 im always waiting but there’s still no angel beats and 2015 has come too

  29. WHOEVER CREATED ANGEL BEATS!!!! MAKE A SEASON 2!!!! in season 2 show us (VIEWERS OR FAN) what happen to them all when they are all reincarnated… would they meet?…..PLS!!! make a season 2!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. I was really looking forward for the season 2. I hope you will respond to the request of all of the followers of this anime.

  31. on what I have heard, there was an upcoming 2nd ova that will be released this coming June 24, this yea. I don’t know if this is true but I hope it was, so that it will lead to the second season of Angel beats.

  32. I heard that the next Angel Beats! sequel will be done by a few fans of the original anime. How good will it be? Idk, but it is said to follow the SSS and Kanade Tachibana after episode 13 as they live their new lives in the real world.

  33. i want to see a good ending about this story …. i don’t want it to be hanging around like a hanger that keeps me and the other viewers hang-up…..

  34. Hopefully in the second season (if there is one) We get to learn about the rest of the characters Backstories.Then we would know their regrets and how they died. Hopefully this will be in the next season. Lastly, Thank You Jun Maeda for the amazing anime that moved our hearts and taught us life lessons. Jaa ne!!!

  35. Cám ơn Jun Maeda đã cho ra một tác phẩm hay và tôi cũng biết ông có nhiều việc nhưng tôi và mọi người hy vọng đều muốn có mùa giải thứ hai này ?

  36. I don’t think there will be a 2nd season.
    But, if a fan make a manga/anime/fanfiction on high-story quality about the end, I mean, about their life, the re-encounter between each of them, that would make me.. SOOOOOO happy.. So if someone has a link.. Tell me please ❤

  37. it’s October 10 2016 and still no s2. believe it or not, this anime brought me out of my suicide. it gave me a new meaning of life. now I know that my life is worth living. thank you Angel beats. thank you jun maeda San.

  38. I wish there is a 2nd season thats talk about how they go with their normal lives in their real world and than they remember each other and try to find each other.

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