Welcome back, my fellow AnimeVice followers, to this my second part of my blog review of the hit ecchi-anime Sora no Otoshimono (2009)
. As seen in the first part, most major spoilers regarding the anime will be hidden away behind the "Spoiler Warning" banner, but I will try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible. In Part Two of my review, I will explore the logic and story that the show is based on, expand on the dream that Tomoki has regarding the girl being "taken by the sky" and help you better understand this wonderful show.
3c. Tomoki's Re-occurring Dream (The Logic)
The mysterious girl who appears in Tomoki's dreams, leaving him heartbroken when she is pulled away from him.
Ever since Tomoki Sakurai
was a young boy, he has had a re-occurring dream that rattles him to the core and almost always leaves him crying when he wakes up. In the first episode, this re-occurring dream is briefly shown several times, each time revealing a little more of what transpires within the dream. The sight of Tomoki
crying leaves his best friend Sohara
concerned over his well-being, and decides to help him discover the true meaning of his mysterious visions.
4. The Imprinting Process (The Logic)
The Imprinting Process
is first seen in Sora no Otoshimono
in the first episode, after Ikaros
awakens in time to save herself and Tomoki
from being crushed by the falling stone pillar. This allows for Ikaros
to be connected to Tomoki
via a magical bond that allows him to become her new master.
5. Ikaros and the Pet-Class "Transport" Card (The Logic)
Pet-Class Transport Card
This is the card that allows Ikaros
to grant any of Tomoki's
wishes by summoning the requested items to be teleported to her current location. All Pet-Class Angeloids
carry this card, in order to ensure the happiness and pleasure of their masters. The card can be used by anyone who possesses it, leading to several outrageous situations in which Tomoki's
perverted thoughts become reality without him ever intending for them to come to pass. The card can grant almost any wish that one so desires, for all they must do is think of the one thing they want the most and wish for it.
6. Types of Angeloids
There are Three main types of Angeloids that make a appearance during the progression of the anime. Listed below are all four types of Angeloids, their abilities, and their primary attacks/weapons.
1. Pet-Class Type Alpha Angeloid:
Pet-Class Type Alpha
These variations of Angeloids
are created for one sole purpose: to ensure the pleasure of their master and to grant him whatever he desires. Ikaros
arrives on Earth as a Pet-Class Type Alpha Angeloid
, with only the objective of serving her master and fulfilling his every wish and desires. By using the "Transport" card that is given to all Pet-Class Angeloids
, she can summon almost anything that she requests from the world of Synapse
and grant her master's every wish. Built to be very submissive and extremely loyal to their masters, Pet-Class Angeloids
serve without hesitation.
2. Electronic-Warfare Class Type Beta Angeloid:
Electronic-Warfare Type Beta
These variations of Angeloids
are built for stealth and battle situations. They can hide their wings, hack into high-security systems, and contain high processing powers. Nymph
, who is a Electronic-Warfare Type Beta Angeloid
, originally seeks to capture Ikaros
and return her to her master. She possesses high agility, processing powers, and is extremely talented at hacking electronics whenever the need arises. Her primary attack is a powerful energy beam called Paradise Song, which shoots high-energy blasts at her enemies.
3. Ambush-Class Type Gamma Angeloids:
Ambush-Class Type Gamma
The twin Harpies
that become the main antagonists towards the end of the show are both Ambush Class Type Gamma Angeloids
, possessing the powers of invisibility, super-strength, and devastating energy weapon attacks. They posses a might particle canon by the name of Prometheus
, which shoots a high-energy laser blast that heats the air around it to a staggering 3,000 degrees C.
7a. The World of Synapse (The Logic)
The world that resides within the black pocket of disturbance that slowly is making it's way over the earth's surface, Synapse
is the world in which the Angels and their creations (mainly the Angeloids
, such as Ikaros
, and the Hapries
) live in. Surrounded by mystery and shrouded in secrecy, it is not until later on before Tomoki
and his friends learn the truth about the "new world" hidden away from mankind and feel the wrath of one of it's inhabitants, who seeks the rare Variable wings of Ikaros
and to punish Nymph
for failing to serve him obediently.
7b. Nymph's Master in Synapse and the Harpies (Spoilers Hidden)
Nymph's master in Synapse enjoys seeing her suffer at his hands when she fails her mission
Living in a massive Roman-style temple up in the upper reaches of Synapse, the male angel who is the master of both Nymph
and the two Harpies
requests that she go down to earth and seek the Angeloid Ikaros
, for he desires to come into possession of her Variable-Type wings (which are apparently quite rare and valuable). Fearing to upset her master and bring on another vicious beating, Nymph
makes her way down to the town of Somari
, to observe the movements of Ikaros
and to capture her in order to return to her master and please him.
Overall, Sora no Otoshimono
is a funny, ecchi-filled anime that will leave you either laughing until you cry or will leave you somewhat shocked that they managed to pull it all off in a outrageously-epic way. I recommend this show to all who have a great appreciation for Harem and Ecchi animes. If you can overlook the somewhat non-existent story, this show is fairly enjoyable. *** (ignore this unfortunate format error)*** The Good: Original cast, outrageous moments, some fan-service to be found, interesting concepts, great artistic style, full of strange twists. The Bad: Lackluster (almost non-existent) story and plot, some dull moments, more information regarding the girl in Tomoki's dreams and Synapse would have helped the story and Plot.
Final Score: 3.75 Stars out of a possible 5 Stars