Pointless Rambling – Hinata→Otonashi←Naoi
I expected Angel Beats to be a straight harem show like every other Key anime produced. I thought Otonashi would immediately hook up with either Yurippe or Tenshi. Instead, Angel Beats is gay. Fabulously campy homosexual gay gay. Since episode one. What a nice surprise.
Haha hook up with a chick? Not till like 10 eps later, Otononashi. Right off the bat, the guy has Hinata ‘hitting on him’ in a very GriffithxGuts way in Berserk and honestly, Otonashi prolly has more screen time with the guy than with anyone else. The two are almost never seen without each other, always very touchy feely, and the whole series is filled with no so subtle gay hints of these guys romping around in the hay backstage.
While it seems as though Otonashi ain’t interested, with Hinata doing most of the gay shit, eps 4 and 6 say otherwise. Otonashi flips out when Hinata could potentially ‘move on’ and disappear by catching the baseball, and runs like crazy to stop him, thinking the whole time that he doesn’t want the guy to leave him.
In ep 6, when Naoi beat the whole SSS up, guess who Otonashi runs to first? Yeah, a no brainer, Hinata. Not Yurippe or another GIRL, but a GUY. Even Hinata raises eyebrows at this and lols about how Otonashi totally swings that way. Otonashi ain’t appreciating the gay jokes at his expense, being fuck worried and all, and tells the former to STFU though – my my ;) I thought Otonashi would be more of a Kyon type and I’ve never seen Kyon dash toward Itsuki before he does anyone else (actually, I’ve never seen him throw himself over Itsuki) but heck, I’m not complainin.
At the same time, Hinata x Otonashi becomes Hinata –>Otonashi<–Naoi. Yes, the hug scene. Wow. That was definitely the most ‘passionate’ moment of Angel Beats, and once again, Otonashi shares it with a GUY. His lines were awe inspiring, desperate, and it was heartwarming when Naoi melted in the end.
Whereas Hinata is prolly gay in a “haha just fuckin with you” way, Naoi is totally horny for Otonashi via ep 8. Getting off all the gayness, another noteworthy couple in the series is Otonashi x Tenshi. Realistically speaking, this is prolly gonna be the official couple, given that Angel Beats later on places its focus on the romance aspect on things, and I love this couple. Ma Gad is Tenshi cute. Honestly, Otonashi is like a nicer version of Kyon, going out of his way to help someone they’re supposed to killing and the two are already on first name terms. Woteva about Yurippe, cuz its really not about her, and she’s essentially a less annoying Haruhi. Hinata→Otonashi←Naoi FTW.