New Screenshots and Artwork for Angel Beats! Visual Novel, Angel Beats! 1st Beat

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Now’s as good a time as any to catch up on Angel Beats! 1st Beat news.

Key’s official Twitter account has sporadically been tweeting the above photos, which are off-screen stills and show the visual novel’s development. Particularly noteworthy is the third image, which reveals that the VN will have animations.

Key have also updated the official webspace for 1st Beat with the below artwork. [Editor’s note: the one with nudity is from Twitter, and likely just promotional material.]

1st Beat‘s opening movie has already been shown at events in Japan, so it shouldn’t be too long before we on the internet get to see it, too. In the meantime, catch up on the details, first trailer, and (much) more artwork here.

The visual novel, which is based on a series of short stories which later became an anime and then a manga, will consist of several volumes. Angel Beats! 1st Beat, the first volume of a planned six, is due to release in Japan on May 29, for Windows PCs. It will have three characters’ routes: Masami Iwasawa, Yui, and Matsushita.

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