Angel Beats! was created by P.A. Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally created by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the screenplay and created the music with the group Anant-Garde Eyes. The character design was by Na-Ga. Maeda and Na-Ga are from the visual novel brand Key, who produced Visual Novel classics such as Kanon, Air and Clannad. The anime aired between April 3rd and June 26th, 2010.