Fall 2009 First Impressions: Sora no Otoshimono

What if you mixed elements of Air, To Love-ru and Chobits? You might get something like Sora no Otoshimono, although I still can’t tell if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.

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I picked this bit of fanservice, because it was a lot better than the naked dude running around

Fansub group: HorribleSubs courtesy of Crunchyroll

Things I liked:

  • Sohara may be the most attractive girl of the fall season. She’s well proportioned too. Not too loli, not too Queen’s Blade.
  • Certain moments were actually really interesting. Tomoki’s dream of the angel. The monkey’s paw effect of world domination.
  • The concept of totally throwing any sense of realism out the window was sort of refreshing. When Ikaros made the billion dollars appear out of thin air, the first thing I thought was, "what happened to the principle of equivalent exchange"?

Things I didn’t like:

  • Ikaros continues this harem comedy trend of ridiculous proportions. But unlike the bowling balls from Princess Lover, Ikaros unfortunately gets saddled with a couple of monstrous water balloons. It’s gross. Plus, why does she look like she’s been overdrugged on antidepressants? Is the earth’s gravity that oppressive?
  • Tomoki (from here on known as the idiot) was THE most unredeemable character I have ever had the displeasure to watch. Seriously, no positive characteristics whatsoever. His ecchi laugh is really annoying too. Souichirou Hoshi (Maebara Keiichi) what have you done!? You’ve created a monster.
  • The character designs, besides Sohara, are pretty meh.

Random other thoughts:

I thought I had this show figured out when they opened with some morning wood, but in some ways this show surprised me. The animation was solid and the story’s fantasy twist is genuinely interesting (that is when it’s not just on a naked, ecchi rampage). But in other ways, it was pretty much what I expected: ecchi, ecchi, ecchi. Unfortunately, it has, like I mentioned, the absolute worst, most annoying character that I’ve ever seen in my life. I want to continue watching this show, but I don’t know if I can put up with 20+ minutes of the idiot laughing like a moron, and waffling between being a pervert, a chibi and a wuss. If you can put up with the idiot, and you’re a fan of ecchi harems, Sora no Otoshimono might worth your while. But otherwise, it’s one for the trash pile. At the very least, I’m going to try to stick it out until the blue-haired angel shows up.

5 Replies to “Fall 2009 First Impressions: Sora no Otoshimono”

  1. Why, this is good anime! The male lead actually runs around naked and does all the ecchi things for once when he gets to be invisible!

    The ED was nice. Ikaros was nice. Waiting for blue angel too lulz. First character Hoshi has managed to irritate me so much in, but then again only he can do it so well.
    .-= Panther´s last blog ..Sacred Blacksmith 01 Impressions =-.

    1. Hmm, I will give him points for going invisible (but what was up with the whole naked thing). But he loses points for wussing out and not going any further with Ikaros. These harem leads don’t dream big enough!

  2. It seemed pretty interesting, but like yourself i’ve also grown to dislike the main character. At first a had a little respect for him until he started making those annoying ass sounds interpreted as laughter. Its no wonder they usually make the main character on shows like this modest for the most part and unwilling to act on their private desires, but now I see that if they were to do so, I believe most would end up as annoying as Tomoki.

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