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• 1/2/2014

Whether or not the Programmer created Angel Player?

I wanted to know if Angel Player was created by The Programmer, or created by someone else. Here's a copy and paste of a translated interview of Jun Maeda answering question that fans have asked in 2010.

"Angel Player existed from the ancient past."

When Maeda was asked “What exactly is Angel Player?” this was his response:

"There were people fighting against God, even before the arrival of Yuri. Similarly, there were people that tried to unravel the mystery of this world as well. Angel Player is the result of an individual who found ways to manipulate and create material. Kanade found that software on her own, analyzed it [...continues]"

Otonashi was not the creator of Angel Players. Nor was he the only bug to find its way into this world. Ultimately, Maeda seems to suggest that the world has been going on for god-knows-how-long.

Could the individual Maeda was talking be the Programmer or somebody else?

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• 3/4/2014

To add up- the Programmer created the Angel Player to unravel secrets or to glitch upon the system. Along the way, he fell in love. But the girl didn't stayed for long and disappered (we all know that this means she lived a fulfilled life). The Programmer waited and waited til that girl to return- but never did. At that long span of time he just couldn't bear it that he made himself one of the "NPCs" (this was told in the anime). After a while, Kanade found that program and used it for herself.

Just a fix; Otonashi isn't really a bug/glitch in that world. He really had a purpose on being recreated.

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A FANDOM User
• 3/6/2014

No, Otonashi really is a bug/glitch. He says in episode 13 to Hinata that he wasn't supposed to be in the afterlife at all; he lived a fulfilled life at the end.

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A FANDOM User
• 4/21/2014

Ehh, not really. It's later (in that episode?) revealed that he was there because Angel had to thank him - otherwise she wouldn't be able to move on. So no, he wasn't really a glitch, even though that kind of afterlife wasn't made for people like him.

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A FANDOM User
• 8/31/2014

First of all i recomend to watch episode 9 around 17:30 in the episode and try to understad what it really means. with the situation that Kanade and Otonashi new eachother and planned things out, but Otonashi doesnt remember and Kanade is just following the plan.

let me add this guys. The NPC that Yuri talked to doesnt really know anything so we cant take what he says as facts. Otonashi Is the Programer here is why: Otonashi wanted to stay in the Underworld because he wanted to help people to pass on, before Yuri and everyone else. Since he is a human he got tired of waiting and turned it self into a NPC and deleted his memories, why would he do that? well, so he doesnt wait forever and get tired of living. So he programed that whenever people try to exist in the world forever he would turn human and help them pass on, and thats what he did as soon as he got his memories back. the anime didnt show that bcz that would take the mistery out of it. Now you ask: why is Otonashi the programer, why him? well God game him the ability to do that until he is satisfied on helping others. Kanade and Otonashi have been in the world for a couple of generations. Kanade new it all along thats why she was so obedient with Otonashi. They had this plan that Otonashi would join the revels and become friends and show them the way to pass on and that is not so bad, with angel representing as an asset of "God" as a distraction and motivation. He also let Angel Player to Kanade to defend herself.

remember that in one part Otonashi suggested that he would stay by Kanade's side for ever when they were in the infirmary, and she replied to him "Tha never happened before". meaning that by doing that it would break the cycle

So everything was planned out. 

the reason this was their last generation is because Kanade found out that he was the heart donor and she was able to pass on. Otonashi was never lonely because he had Kanade (who now passed on) and the computers running Angel Player were all destroyed by Yuri. and also he wanted to pass on bcz he been i love with Kanade and we wanted to be with her again.

once you re watch a couple of times, you can start seen the clues like the reaction and the way Angel reacts and responds

i recomend to watch episode 9 around 17:30 in the episode and try to understad what it really means

this is just my theory... but im confident this is how it is. I watched the Anime 9 times now bcz i like showing it to family and friends and they tell me their own theories (i usually watch it with them). and i been building on it lil by lil. and i think this is want makes sence the most  since it doesnt break or contradict any of the facts.

Just rewatch with any of the theories in Mind. and see what works

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A FANDOM User
• 8/31/2014

^^^^^^^So the person he end up waiting for in the Special episodes, after they all left, is Kanade/Angel again but then he gets bored and passes on. so the whole story goes from ANIME then the SPECIALS and it jumps back againg to the short clip at the end of the credits in the anime were Otonashi meats Kanade

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A FANDOM User
• 5/2/2016

Easy understanding,the specials answered,He are the programmer,because he waited for kanade xD

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A FANDOM User
• 7/12/2016

Guys, I understand that you're not english but at least write the verbs in a decent way, to be is am for the 1st person, are for all the other persons except for is which is for the 3rd person. So please, don't write HE ARE THE PROGRAMMER because I can't stand it.

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A FANDOM User
• 8/7/2016

Of Otonashi tien himself to a NPC: how he can die and re-join this world again after Kanade ?

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A FANDOM User
• 8/7/2016

80.214.118.132 wrote: Of Otonashi tien himself to a NPC: how he can die and re-join this world again after Kanade ?

If Otonashi turn himself *

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A FANDOM User
• 9/3/2016
Yes if otonashi is a PNJ how can he Join the World again?
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