Angel Beats heroine Yurihi‘s overwhelming similarity to a certain monomaniac schoolgirl now extends past simple character design and into some truly unfortunate “coincidence” courtesy of Newtype:


The text above “Newtype” reads “I’m not interested in any ordinary anime,” a clear reference to Haruhi’s catchphrase. Supposedly the text is there by coincidence rather than design.

Whatever the actual depth of similarity, the fact that nobody can shut up about it is probably a reasonable indication that Yurihi’s design should never have been accepted.

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    Comment by Canadane
    04:00 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Coincidence? I think not.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:35 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Lets see...

    1. They both explain in such a way you don't understand at first.
    2. They both lead a certain organization/club
    3. They both have hair accessories (hairbands)
    4. They both have VERY SIMILAR character designs
    5. They both are very "persuasive"
    6. They both burst out and say "Baka" in a similar way
    6. Both are tsundere? types
    7. Both have weird opening statements (aliens/battlefield)
    8. Both have a "Kyon" character?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    both don't like the current status quo.

    However SOS Kyon >>>> SSS Kyon

    Comment by Anonymous

    though I understand your point, some of those things can't be helped for the sake of story balance. Imagine what would happen if you take away the voice of reason from hyperactive characters like these. Though yuri seems much more methodical...yuri also has the excuse that here weird opening statement was suitable for the situation. Weird for weird.

    Come to think of it...what makes a character tsundere these days? She hasn't done anything particularly mean or aggressive. It's still in the range of how a completely normal girl would act and speak...so why is she tsundere?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:56 23/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Perhaps you would like to answer the question to "What is the meaning to life?" as well, given your previous extensive explanation on how the world goes around?

    Comment by Anonymous

    tsundere.... can you stop being a weeaboo and say it in english, damn serious

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    Comment by alex251
    23:39 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    hi anon troll, so what is called "tsundere" in Engrish ? :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lmao! u get points.

    Comment by Anonymous

    tsundere in engrish = under-fucked-bitch.

    quite a mouthful, so we all stick to tsundere

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only thing in common, if you learn to see its that both are females, cheeezzzzz you need to play more the game find the 5 diferences for 4 year old kids.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Two word: Endless Eight

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    kyon-kun denwa

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    both are diferent, diferent eyes, diferent color , diferent hair cut, maybe if otakus had less time having sex with girls, or drawing and see how hard it is will complain less.

    Trolls reproduces like hamsters this days, they even hate their own face in the mirror.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its a homage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a simmons

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    No, THIS is a trap. Get it right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's a trap

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see what you did there

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:14 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    is it just me or thats just BAD anime quality.... even worst than haruhi.... *sigh*

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its just you cause you are stupid

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it IS bad anime quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't really find anything wrong with it.. quality wise. I think this site has all of you brainwashed lol. Whatever he says, you believe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be a fag, both series have quite decent animation as TV series. If you expect movie level quality from series you should go and jump.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, both animes are good and diferent people complaining and havent seen it yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    both of you need to read Japanese
    if you cant ill read it for ya....


    look at the picture again

    at the top left and right
    there is a word but i bet most of you

    cant read the work so here we go

    Left : KOREAN MADE
    right : JAPANESE MADE

    so the anime was actually made by korean animation company. THAT is why its BAD quality rather than traditional jap-ani works

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:41 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem with calling her a Haruhi clone is that she's not.

    Haruhi didn't come anywhere NEAR to codifying the concept of wearing a school uniform, making the below-the-neck comparisons obvious and stupid. Off the top of my head I could name a dozen lead characters from anime and manga who wear similar school uniforms.

    The bow and hairstyle? Again, Haruhi didn't invent them, or codify them, or anything like that. Hell, their hair is only the same in that they both have bangs and long hair, which could apply to thousands of characters. The only thing which comes close is the ribbon, and the problem there is that ribbons are a pretty common hair feature anyway.

    I'd be far more inclined to call it a ripoff had the little details lined up (color, uniform stuff), but even the freaking body proportions are nowhere close to one another.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    we are not only talking about that they look alive but their personalities are very alike. (so I copypasta for you to understand)
    -they both are leaders of a group. (SOS and SSS)
    -their talking style is alike. (listen to "baka ja nai no" of both of them)
    -both of them are not quiet and have tsundere element
    -their "sidekicks" are pretty deadpan sarcastic, exept otonashi is louder and resist, unlike kyon.

    of course, those character elements are not rare in anime but for two characters being that alike is possibly not a coincidence. (but you want to say that yurippe is neither rip-off nor plagiarism of haruhi, which is totally right, right?) I rather think of a possibility of parody or hommage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    also, the parody is totally confirmed by KEY.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont think they are nearly similar enough to fuss about

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    B-but she has a headband!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol we have a new brand of atheism and that is:

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see no similarities other than their being female....?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF 13 of anime...

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    Comment by stray
    11:34 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    she look nothing like Haruhi, but I don't know if their character is the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime is dying because of all the ripoffs. It really started with Evangelion and all the clones. Now we have ripoffs such as this. People need to get original and knock off the mindless, rehashing bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imitation and Inspiration had a son its name was Plagiarism

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    am I being censored?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    can't we just shut up about this uglily drawn rip off of an anime with a crappy story and move on?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you even watch it? Beyond the main character having a ribbon in her hair (god fucking forbid) there are no similarities between the two animes.

    Angel Beats certainly has gotten off to a better start than Haruhi's troll ep beginning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Angel Beats has all the elements of overhyped brainmushing fail. But then, people around here are watching Qwaser, so anything remotely resembling a brain must have been annihilated by now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn, I see QUALITY in those images

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    Comment by Aero
    10:51 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Yurihi"? What a silly way to coin it.
    Putting aside the discussion of personality mirroring aside, their hair styles -apart from the hairband- are easy enough to tell apart, not just by the obvious difference in colors too.

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    Comment by Reizo
    11:06 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should've let KyoAni animate this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't see it

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    Comment by LanceRayne
    14:50 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    congrats on reporting on the benign.
    next thing your gonna report on is that the sky is actually a sky blue over just blue >.>
    GJ newtype.
    no wonder i don't read it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    I'm more interested with how good the fucking show is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the first thing that came into my mind when I saw this girl, was haruhi

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on!

    When the game was released the developers said openly that she was highly inspired from Haruhi. There even was an article about it at Sankacom.

    Why is everyone bitching about it know? We already knew she was a Haruhi-clone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe this show is actually in production by China, or at least as a secret benefactor. Even Dinosaur Baby Holy Heroes could be contested for having more original character designs than this show.

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    Comment by Kai
    01:57 10/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're probably using lower end korean animators.

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