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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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.