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Cool Find: Moments with TK

Angel Beats! is one of the more interesting anime to come out of the Spring 2010 anime lineup.  The story (and screenplay) was conceived and written by Jun Maeda, one of the cofounders of Key, the visual novel company famous for such works as Kanon, Air, and Clannad, many of which were later adapted into successful anime series.  (Kanon, in particular, is a fantastically moving piece and is one of my all-time favorites).  However, unlike these, Angel Beats! is not based on a visual novel, but is an original creation.

While it doesn’t come close to Kanon or Clannad in terms of story and character depth — part of this is no doubt because Angel Beats! was only given a 13-episode run — it was still interesting and enjoyable.  A full review is forthcoming.

One of the more unusual character in the series is TK, a strange guy who tends to bust out some flashy dance moves at random times, and speaks in a weird mix of nonsensical Japanese and English phrases.  But his antics are always humorous and he seems to be a fan favorite, as evidenced by the many pages and videos devoted to him that can be found across the intarwebs.  One video in particular aims to collect all of the “TK moments” sprinkled throughout the series and present them back to back.

Can the universe handle this overwhelming level of TK-ness compressed into a single point in space-time?  Check out the video to find out.  And definitely check out Angel Beats! – I sorely hope that this thing gets properly licensed soon.

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