Music of Angel Beats!

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Angel Beats! discography
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 1
Singles 8
Soundtrack albums 1
Remixes 1

Angel Beats! is a 13-episode 2010 anime television series produced by P.A. Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the screenplay and composed the music with the group Anant-Garde Eyes, with original character design by Na-Ga; both Maeda and Na-Ga are from the visual novel brand Key. The first volume in a six-part episodic visual novel adaptation produced by Key was released in 2015. The discography of Angel Beats! consists of two studio albums, one compilation album, eight singles, one soundtrack and one remix album.

The core of the discography is the original soundtrack album produced by Key Sounds Label in 2010. The music on the soundtrack was composed and arranged by Jun Maeda and members of Anant-Garde Eyes. One album and five singles for the in-story band Girls Dead Monster were released in 2010 featuring songs performed by LiSA and Marina. A theme song single was also released in 2010. A Girls Dead Monster mini-album was released in 2014. A theme song single for the visual novel version was released in 2015. Another single for Girls Dead Monster and a piano arrange album were also released in 2015. A compilation album containing previously released vocal tracks was released in 2016.

Albums[edit]

Keep The Beats![edit]

Keep The Beats! is a studio album by Girls Dead Monster released on June 30, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0058.[1] A version of Keep The Beats! containing instrumental tracks was released on July 28, 2010 bundled with a 256-page band score book. The album contains one disc with 13 tracks sung by LiSA. The album is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Crow Song (Yui Ver.)"   4:04
2. "Thousand Enemies"   4:48
3. "Shine Days"   4:56
4. "23:50"   4:21
5. "Run With Wolves"   4:05
6. "Morning Dreamer"   3:47
7. "Rain Song"   4:57
8. "Alchemy (Yui Ver.)"   4:16
9. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui ver.)" (一番の宝物) 6:00
10. "Little Braver (Album Ver.)"   4:57
11. "My Song (Yui Ver.)"   5:09
12. "My Soul, Your Beats! (Gldemo Ver.)"   4:45
13. "Brave Song (Gldemo Ver.)"   5:40
Total length:
61:45

Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack[edit]

The Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack was released on July 28, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog numbers KSLA-0059—0060.[2] The soundtrack contains two discs totaling 47 tracks composed and produced by Jun Maeda and members of Anant-Garde Eyes. All of the tracks were arranged by Anant-Garde Eyes. Three artists provide vocals for three songs: Lia sings "My Soul, Your Beats!", Karuta sings "Ichiban no Takaramono (Original Version)", and Aoi Tada sings "Brave Song".

All music composed by Anant-Garde Eyes, except where noted.

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "My Soul, Your Beats!" (Composition and lyrics by Jun Maeda; Performed by Lia) 4:35
2. "Theme of SSS"   1:52
3. "School Days"   2:21
4. "Girl's Hop"   2:12
5. "Art of War"   1:35
6. "Today Is OK"   3:52
7. "Memory"   1:33
8. "My Most Precious Treasure" (Composition by Jun Maeda) 2:47
9. "Tactics"   1:32
10. "Enemy Country"   2:12
11. "Operation Start"   2:19
12. "Decisive Battle"   1:39
13. "Attack!!"   1:49
14. "Critical Point"   1:12
15. "Study Time"   1:38
16. "Niku Udon"   2:04
17. "Invention"   1:08
18. "Toy of Spring"   1:46
19. "Deochi!"   1:34
20. "Light Drop"   2:00
21. "Worthy Rival"   2:06
22. "Burial"   2:48
23. "Play Ball"   2:47
24. "Walkure"   0:30
25. "Let's Operation"   2:00
26. "Evening Breeze"   1:36
27. "Moment of Rest"   2:12
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Initial Impulse"   1:14
2. "My Heart" (Composition by Jun Maeda) 2:49
3. "Soul Friends" (Composition by Jun Maeda) 2:56
4. "Kanade" (Composition by Jun Maeda) 3:03
5. "My Most Precious Treasure (orgel)" (Composition by Jun Maeda) 2:21
6. "Memory (orgel)"   1:33
7. "Unjust Life"   2:45
8. "Nocturne in the Afternoon"   1:39
9. "Anxiety"   1:49
10. "Abyss"   3:16
11. "Alter Ego"   1:50
12. "Siren"   1:54
13. "Transforms to the Shadow"   2:25
14. "Otonashi"   1:40
15. "Angel's Flight"   1:16
16. "Firing Preparation"   2:14
17. "Desperation"   2:33
18. "Breakthrough"   3:08
19. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Original Version)" (一番の宝物)
(Composition and lyrics by Jun Maeda; Performed by Karuta)
5:59
20. "Brave Song" (Composition and lyrics by Jun Maeda; Performed by Aoi Tada) 5:37
Total length:
107:40

Rare Tracks[edit]

Rare Tracks is a mini studio album by Girls Dead Monster released on December 28, 2014 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0098.[3] The album contains one disc with three tracks sung by Marina. The album is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Crow Song"   4:38
2. "Alchemy"   4:42
3. "Hot Meal"   4:47
Total length:
14:07

Holy[edit]

Holy is a piano arrange album with songs taken from the Angel Beats! anime and visual novel and arranged into piano versions. This album was released as a bonus item included with the limited edition first printing of the Windows version of Angel Beats! -1st beat- released on June 26, 2015 by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0102.[4] As a result, it was not released for individual sale. The album contains one disc with eight tracks remixed by Ryō Mizutsuki. The album is otherwise composed and produced by Jun Maeda and Anant-Garde Eyes.

Track listing
No. Title Music Length
1. "My Soul, Your Beats! (Piano Arrange Ver.)"   Jun Maeda 6:32
2. "Girl's Hop (Piano Arrange Ver.)"   Anant-Garde Eyes 2:53
3. "Evening Breeze (Piano Arrange Ver.)"   Anant-Garde Eyes 4:00
4. "Theme of SSS (Piano Arrange Ver.)"   Anant-Garde Eyes 3:30
5. "Memory (Piano Arrange Ver.)"   Anant-Garde Eyes 3:58
6. "'Burial' as Barcarolle (Burial yori)" ("burial" as Barcarolle (burialより) Anant-Garde Eyes 4:37
7. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Ichiban no Takaramono yori)" (いちばんのたからもの (一番の宝物より)) Jun Maeda 5:27
8. "Brave Song (Piano Arrange Ver.)"   Jun Maeda 7:15
Total length:
38:12

Angel Beats! Perfect Vocal Collection[edit]

Angel Beats! Perfect Vocal Collection is a compilation album of vocal music featured in the Angel Beats! anime and visual novel. It was first released on May 1, 2016 at the Character1 exhibition in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog numbers KSLA-0113–0115.[5] The album contains three discs with 34 tracks composed, arranged, and produced by Jun Maeda, Tomohiro Takeshita, Hikarishuyo and the group Anant-Garde Eyes. Singers on the album include: Karuta, Lia, LiSA, Marina, Suzuyu and Aoi Tada.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda, except where noted. 

Disc 1
No. Title Artist / Arrangement Length
1. "Crow Song"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:08
2. "Alchemy"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:16
3. "My Song"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:53
4. "Last Song"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 5:36
5. "Hot Meal (Another"Thousand Enemies")"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:57
6. "Million Star"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:53
7. "Hungry Song"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:47
8. "God Bless You"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 10:32
9. "Crow Song (Acoustic)"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:38
10. "Alchemy (Acoustic)"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:42
11. "Hot Meal (Acoustic)"   Marina / Hikarishuyo 4:47
Disc 2
No. Title Artist / Arrangement Length
1. "Crow Song (Yui ver.)"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:04
2. "Thousand Enemies"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:48
3. "Shine Days"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:56
4. "23:50"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:21
5. "Run with Wolves"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:05
6. "Morning Dreamer"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 3:47
7. "Rain Song"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:57
8. "Alchemy (Yui ver.)"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:16
9. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui ver.)" (一番の宝物) LiSA / Hikarishuyo 6:00
10. "Little Braver (Album ver.)"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:57
11. "My Song (Yui ver.)"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 5:09
12. "Answer Song"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 5:34
13. "Day Game"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:53
14. "Storm Song"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:13
15. "Highest Life"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 6:26
Disc 3
No. Title Artist / Arrangement Length
1. "My Soul, Your Beats!"   Lia / Anant-Garde Eyes 4:35
2. "Brave Song"   Aoi Tada / Anant-Garde Eyes 5:25
3. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Original Version)" (一番の宝物) Karuta / Anant-Garde Eyes 5:59
4. "Heartily Song"   Lia / Anant-Garde Eyes 5:19
5. "Subete no Owari no Hajimari" (すべての終わりの始まり The Start of the End of It All)
(Composed by Tomohiro Takeshita)
Suzuyu / Anant-Garde Eyes 5:54
6. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" (一番の宝物) LiSA / Hikarishuyo 6:08
7. "My Soul,Your Beats! (Gldemo ver.)"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 4:45
8. "Brave Song (Gldemo ver.)"   LiSA / Hikarishuyo 5:40
Total length:
174:20

Singles[edit]

Crow Song[edit]

"Crow Song" is a single by Girls Dead Monster, featuring songs sung by Marina, released on April 23, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0051.[6] The single is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Crow Song"   4:08
2. "Alchemy"   4:16
3. "My Song"   4:53
Total length:
13:17

Thousand Enemies[edit]

"Thousand Enemies" is a single by Girls Dead Monster, featuring songs sung by LiSA, released on May 12, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0052.[7] The single is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo. The AMG Music School provides the chorus in the third track "Highest Life".

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Thousand Enemies"   4:49
2. "Rain Song"   5:01
3. "Highest Life"   6:26
Total length:
16:16

My Soul, Your Beats! / Brave Song[edit]

"My Soul, Your Beats! / Brave Song" is a split single released on May 26, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog numbers KSLA-0053 (limited edition) and KSLA-0054 (regular edition).[8] The two title tracks, performed by Lia and Aoi Tada respectively, were used as opening and ending themes to the Angel Beats! anime series.[9] Each song is presented in full length, TV size, and instrumental versions. The single is written by Jun Maeda and arranged by the group Anant-Garde Eyes. The single debuted at No. 3 on Japan's Oricon weekly singles chart, selling about 80,000 copies in its first week of sales.[10] It also ranked at No. 7 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100.[11] The limited edition contained a bonus DVD containing a no-credit version of the opening and ending animation sequences used in the anime.[8]

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Artist Length
1. "My Soul, Your Beats!"   Lia 4:35
2. "Brave Song"   Aoi Tada 5:25
3. "My Soul, Your Beats! (TV Size)"   Lia 1:35
4. "Brave Song (TV Size)"   Aoi Tada 1:48
5. "My Soul, Your Beats! (Instrumental)"     4:35
6. "Brave Song (Instrumental)"     5:25
Total length:
23:23

Little Braver[edit]

"Little Braver" is a single by Girls Dead Monster, featuring songs sung by LiSA, released on June 9, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0055.[12] The single is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Little Braver"   4:33
2. "Shine Days"   4:56
3. "Answer Song"   5:34
Total length:
15:03

Last Song[edit]

"Last Song" is a single by Girls Dead Monster, featuring songs sung by Marina, released on December 8, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0064.[13] The single is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Last Song"   5:36
2. "Hot Meal (Another "Thousand Enemies")"   4:57
3. "God Bless You"   10:32
Total length:
21:05

Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)[edit]

"Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" is a single by Girls Dead Monster, featuring songs sung by LiSA, released on December 8, 2010 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0065.[14] The single is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" (一番の宝物) 6:08
2. "Storm Song"   4:13
3. "Day Game"   4:53
Total length:
15:14

Heartily Song[edit]

"Heartily Song" is a single released on April 1, 2015 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLM-0099.[15] The single contains the opening and ending theme songs to Angel Beats! -1st beat- sung by Lia and Suzuyu, respectively. Each song is presented in full length, game size, and instrumental versions. The single is composed by Jun Maeda and Tomohiro Takeshita, and arranged by the group Anant-Garde Eyes.

All lyrics written by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Music Artist Length
1. "Heartily Song"   Jun Maeda Lia 5:19
2. "Subete no Owari no Hajimari" (すべての終わりの始まり The Start of the End of It All) Tomohiro Takeshita Suzuyu 5:54
3. "Heartily Song (Instrumental)"   Jun Maeda   5:18
4. "Subete no Owari no Hajimari (Instrumental)" (すべての終わりの始まり The Start of the End of It All) Tomohiro Takeshita   5:19
5. "Heartily Song (Game Size)"   Jun Maeda Lia 2:58
6. "Subete no Owari no Hajimari (Short Ver.)" (すべての終わりの始まり The Start of the End of It All) Tomohiro Takeshita Suzuyu 4:19
Total length:
29:42

Million Star[edit]

"Million Star" is a single by Girls Dead Monster, featuring Marina, released on June 26, 2015 in Japan by Key Sounds Label bearing the catalog number KSLA-0101.[16] The single was released to those who pre-ordered the limited edition of Angel Beats! -1st beat-.[16] The single is composed by Jun Maeda and arranged by Hikarishuyo.

All songs written and composed by Jun Maeda

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Million Star"   4:53
2. "Million Star (Instrumental)"   4:53
Total length:
9:46

Chart positions[edit]

Albums Release date Label Format Peak Oricon chart positions
"Crow Song" April 23, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0051) CD 7[17]
"Thousand Enemies" May 12, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0052) CD 4[18]
"My Soul, Your Beats! / Brave Song" May 26, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0053 and KSLA-0054) CD, CD+DVD 3[19]
"Little Braver" June 9, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0055) CD 2[20]
Keep The Beats! June 30, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0058) CD 6[21]
Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack July 28, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0059—0060) CD 9[22]
"Last Song" December 8, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0064) CD 2[23]
"Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)" December 8, 2010 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0065) CD 3[24]
"Heartily Song" April 1, 2015 Key Sounds Label (KSLA-0099) CD 17[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keep The Beats!" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Girls Dead Monster rare tracks" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Angel Beats! -1st beat- ピアノアレンジアルバム「Holy」" [Angel Beats! -1st beat- Piano Arrange Album Holy] (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "『character1』ビジュアルアーツ出展情報特設サイト" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Crow Song" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thousand Enemies" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "My Soul,Your Beats! / Brave Song" (in Japanese). Aniplex. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lia&多田葵のスペシャルイベントに、LiSAもサプライズ登場" [At Lia's and Aoi Tada's Special Event, LiSA Also Makes an Appearance]. Barks (in Japanese). IT Media. June 6, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Angel Beats! Theme Songs are #3 on Weekly Single Chart". Anime News Network. May 31, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hot 100 | JAPAN Charts | Billboard JAPAN Issue date 2010/06/07" (in Japanese). Billboard. Archived from the original on July 11, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Little Braver" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Last Song / Girls Dead Monster Starring marina" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ "一番の宝物~Yui final ver.~/ Girls Dead Monster Starring LiSA" [Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)] (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ "AB!-1st- 主題歌CD発売決定&キャラクター投票開始!" [AB!-1st- Theme Song CD to be Sold & Character Poll Starts!] (in Japanese). Key. February 13, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Million Star" (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Crow Song" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Thousand Enemies" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ "My Soul, Your Beats! / Brave Song" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Little Braver" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Keep The Beats!" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  22. ^ "「Angel Beats!」オリジナル・サウンドトラック" [Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Last Song" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  24. ^ "一番の宝物~Yui final ver.~" [Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Heartily Song" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 26, 2015.