Angel Beats! Kanade Bed Sheet

Angel Beats!

It’s been relatively quiet on the Angel Beats! front recently. The anime ended over a year ago and the last Blu-Ray discs went on sale about a year ago.

However, fans rejoice! We have another destructive product coming out this winter featuring Tachibana Kanade.

Cue the Kanade Bedsheet!


I’m reading that it’s an official product of VisualArts’/Key, but details are scant at the moment.

This awesome bedsheet is slated to go on sale anytime this week.


C80 Cosplay Collection

Japan, News

Comicket 80 (C80) concluded earlier today after setting a one-day record of 200,000 visitors and a three-day tally of 540,000 visitors.

For the cosplayers, it was an important day as the regulations were loosened for C80, allowing for objects longer than 30cm to be brought in. This in turn led to a more colorful cosplay session compared to previous years.

Below are some of the nicer photos that I’ve picked from a 2ch C80 Cosplay thread.

Click on any to see it in its original size. Link to original thread is at the bottom of this post.



Original Thread is Here.

Angel Beats! Visual Novel Progress: Not Good


I have written during November 2010 that Key’s Maeda Jun spoke publicly to an audience at Kyoto University regarding a possible Angel Beats! Visual Novel adaptation. Visual Arts’ President Baba Takahiro then added on Twitter that in 6 month’s time, progress would be evaluated and the project be started.

However, inquiries by several users on twitter and President Baba’s replies have cast the project’s future into doubt.

Q: When will the details of the Angel Beats! game be revealed? I’m most curious about the hardware.

A: Nothing has been decided yet.

Q: I recall that the original schedule called for the evaluation of the scenario writing in 6 month’s time and only then will the project proceed. [We] haven’t had any information and it has been past 6 months, so I am worried.

A: The reality is it hasn’t progressed that far.

Those two tweets by President Baba has set off a storm of speculation regarding the future of Angel Beats! visual novel. Some call for patience seeing that Key visual novels take anywhere from 2-3 years since announcement to hit the shelves; others are more pessimistic.