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Now that I have found a new source for Sora no Otoshimono, I will be resuming work starting late next week on various character pages. #goodtobeback
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Hello, my fellow AnimeVice lovers, and I would like to welcome you all to this my second full-fledged blog review of a anime series. For this review, I will be discussing the hit ecchi-anime Sora no Otoshimono (2009). Like in my previous review (Kampfer), I will try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but any potential spoilers that might appear in this review will once again be hidden away behind the "Spoiler Warning" banner. In this first part of my review, I will explore the plot and story that the show is based on, give detailed information regarding the many characters that make appearences, and help you better understand this wonderful show. Enjoy!

 Sora no Otoshimono: A Ecchi Anime Done Right
 Sora no Otoshimono: A Ecchi Anime Done Right

1. The Plot (Beginning)

The main plot of Sora no Otoshimono primarily revolves around the main protagonist Tomoki Sakurai, a teenage boy who currently lives in the small city of Sorami along with his childhood friend Sohara Mituski. He lives alone in his parents old house on the outskirts of town, and only wishes to enjoy a life full of peace and quiet. Every night since he was young, Tomoki has had a recurring dream in which he is upon a grassy hillside, and a mysterious girl with wings that he loves is being taken away from him by the sky. She warns him that "the sky has me", tells him to "come and save me", and that he will lose his angel if he is not careful. This dream leaves Tomoki confused and crying when he wakes from the dream, for he feels as if he is losing something important to his existence. Worried about his reoccuring dream after seeing him wake up crying after class is over, Sohara decides that they will tell the leader of The New World Club at their school about his dreams.

 Being saved from suffering a horrendous death is pretty swell, but Tomoki never imagined being saved by a angel...
 Being saved from suffering a horrendous death is pretty swell, but Tomoki never imagined being saved by a angel...

Thus starts the wild, wacky adventures of Tomoki Sakurai as he tries to figure out why these series of events have taken place, and how he must deal with the changes that now affect his everyday life.
 
The plot of Sora no Otoshimono can be confusing at times, mainly due to the story jumping around somewhat randomly as the show progresses. Fans of the ecchi genre will greatly enjoy this show, but might be put slightly off by the inconsistency of the story.
 
Plot: 3.75 Stars out of 5 Possible Stars.

 

2. Main/Supporting Characters (Mainly Spoiler-free)

During the course of his adventures, Tomoki befriends several different people that each end up playing a part in the overall story.  Listed below are the supporting characters, other Angeloids, and beings that Tomoki comes across during his wild adventures in Sora no Otoshimono
 
 Tomoki Sakurai
 Tomoki Sakurai
  1. Tomoki Sakurai: A quiet, teenage boy who currently attends school in the small city of Sorami, Tomoki is the main protagonist of Sora no Otoshimono. He lives alone in his parent's old home on the outskirts of town across the street from childhood friend Sohara Mitsuki; preferring to live a live full of peace and quiet (as his motto goes: Peace and Quiet is Best). His mostly peaceful life, however, is brought to a shattering end after he is saved from certain death by Pet-Class Angeloid Ikaros, who imprints herself to him with a magical chain and declares him her new master. Even though Tomoki has a extremely perverted side (such as using one of the many peepholes that he has made in order to see girls changing or stashing his collection of pornography in his closet), he is a mostly kind and sincere person, who deeply cares for those around him.
 
 
 Sohara Mitsuki
 Sohara Mitsuki
2. Sohara Mitsuki: The teenage childhood friend of Tomoki Sakurai, Sohara often wakes him up every morning before they both head to high school (because she lives across the street in her mother's house). She experienced a sickly childhood when she was young, thus resulting in her not having very many friends to play with while growing up. She becomes extremely envious and agitated over Tomoki's relationship with both his Angeloid Ikaros and later with Nymph, a fellow Angeloid like Ikaros. Whenever his perverted side comes out, she usually responds by smacking him with a brutal karate-chop that leaves him dazed and in pain. She is deeply in love with Tomoki (to the point in which she dreams of her and Tomoki being together in provocative situations, such as taking a bath with him, etc.) and fears that he might fall for one of the Angeloids instead. Even though she denies it, she actually enjoys it whenever Tomoki is being perverted in her presence. 
 
 
 Eishiro Sugata
 Eishiro Sugata
3. Eishiro Sugata: The esteemed leader of the small school club called "The New World Club", Eishiro's current goal is to explore the "new world", in which he says lies within the black orb of disturbance that shot down Ikaros to earth. He is a research scientist, researching into the issues regarding the "new world" and that of the Angeloids. He has a tendency to praise famous explorers such as Columbus and Marco Polo in his speeches. He is friends with the President of the Student Council
 
 
 
 Mikako Satsukitane
 Mikako Satsukitane
 
4. Mikako Satsukitane: A upperclassman to both Tomoki and Sohara, Mikako is the President of the Student Council at the high school and a childhood friend of Eishiro Sugata. She is the direct heiress of a might Yakuzua family and she is very manipulative, cunning, and sadistic towards others that she considers below her. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The cast of Sora no Otoshimono is funny, random, and amazing all at the same time. One of the more better casts of a ecchi anime that you will see.
Characters: 4.25 Stars out of possible 5 Stars

3a. Main Angeloids

After being imprinted to Pet-Class Angeloid Ikaros and thus magically bound to her, Tomoki unwillingly becomes her new master, who she will grant his every wish and desire that he so craves. Later on in the show, he will come across another Angeloid by the name of Nymph, who was sent to recapture Ikaros. Listed below are the two main Angeloids that make their appearance in Sora no Otoshimono.
 
 Type Alpha-Angeloid: Ikaros
 Type Alpha-Angeloid: Ikaros
1. Ikaros: Ikaros is a Pet-Class, Type Alpha Angeloid who falls from the mysterious black orb in the skies above the city of Sorami. After being saved by Tomoki Sakurai and by closely saving him from being crushed by a falling pillar, she imprints herself upon him, connecting to him via a invisible chain that effectively bonds them together. Her primary objective as a Pet-Class Angeloid is to grant her current master (Tomoki) with any wish or desire that he currently wants with the use of magical cards, thus leading to some outrageous moments that create absolute chaos in his mainly quiet life. She is very submissive towards others and has a very poor grasp on human emotions, although she does display aggressive anger whenever Tomoki's life is in peril. She is willing to sacrifice herself at a moment's notice in order to protect Tomoki's life at all cost.

 Type-Beta Angeloid: Nymph
 Type-Beta Angeloid: Nymph
2. Nymph: Nymph is a Electronic Warfare Class, Type Beta Angeloid that is originally sent by her master in Synapse to capture Ikaros and return her to him, so he can harvest her wings (which are very rare, apparently). But with her being far less powerful than Ikaros, she fails to complete her mission and decides to move in with both Tomoki and Ikaros (much to the dismay of Sohara, who sees Tomoki falling in love with one of the Angeloids instead of her). At the beginning, she treats humans as lower beings that are under her boots (referring to Tomoki on several occasions as a "bug"), but as she observes the ways of humans, her opinions on them begin to change. She begins to develop feelings for Tomoki after seeing how kind of a master he is towards Ikaros (unlike hers, who beats her whenever he feels like it) and eventually decides to turn against her master in Synapse. Nymph is highly-skilled in the ways of stealth and hacking technology but low on overall power and strength.
 
 
 

3b. Other Angeloids (Harpies)

After a key series of events take place, two other Angeloids are dispatched by Nymph's master in Synapse to complete the mission that Nymph failed to do, and to teach Nymph a deadly lesson for betraying their master. They make a brief appearence in the anime (towards the end of the series), but they affect the ending. 
 
 Type-Gamma Angeloids: Harpies
 Type-Gamma Angeloids: Harpies
1. Harpies: The twin Ambush-Class, Type Gamma Angeloids sent by Nymph's master in Synapse to punish the futility of Nymph and to capture Ikaros at all cost, they serve as the main antagonist towards the conclusion of the anime.
 
 
 
 
This concludes my first of two part blog review of Sora no Otoshimono. Be on the lookout for Part Two of my review tomorrow! n_n
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