Reach a Decision! The Up and Down of Heaven and Hell User Reviews

Reach a Decision! The Up and Down of Heaven and Hell is an anime episode of Heaven's Lost Property Forte that was released on 11/05/2010
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Heaven or Hell? Definitely Hell Reviewed by damswedon on Nov. 8, 2010. damswedon has written 16 reviews. His/her last review was for Wolverine. 44 out of 50 users recommend his reviews. 6 out of 6 users found this review helpful.

 Maybe I’m insane to be wanting at least some kind of resemblance of dignity from Sora no Otoshimono: Forte. But, I’ve wished for crazier things in my life. If you haven’t been keeping up with the series so far here is the general gist of the show. After the events of the first series, our so-called hero Tomoki Sakurai had recurring dreams in which he was transported to the world called synapse, this is a land ruled by Angels and their slave race of Angeloids (Angel-Droids), the Angel overlords decided to send the Angeloid Astraea to earth to kill Tomoki but she is a complete idiot.

 They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
 They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Much like the rest of the series I feel like the entire plot development of this episode could be summed up into maybe a 5-minute video at best. Astraea enrols into school and during a remedial class Tomoki finds out that every girl in school hates him because he is a pervert. So the eternal psychopath Mikako Satsukitane decides to set up a quiz to let him settle the score. The first person to answer ten questions right will win a bounty of prizes, this just further the seeds fact that these elaborate games are just fronts for her Yakuza family (I wish I were joking). All the contestants decide instead of answering the questions they might know, they will instead answer the questions that they themselves have admitted are their weaknesses (well except for Nymph who knows all by the looks of it). Now I don’t point out the stupidity here do I?

Well Nymph is one question away from winning when Tomoki answers a string of questions about the various girls at the school. He is only stopped when his own perversion stops him from lying and giving a correct answer, so Nymph wins. The second half has Tomoki and Astraea trying to prove to each other which is the smarter in various different ways starting with a game of Othello and quickly spiralling into games and activities that prove nothing about how smart a person is. The only thing this section accomplishes is that we might finally be rid of the Astraea trying to kill Tomoki angle, or at least the characters have decided that she is obviously so stupid that she is only a threat to herself.

For any real plot development skip to about  22mins in.
For any real plot development skip to about  22mins in.

What holds the show together are the strangely alluring visuals. The Angeloids outside of Nymph might look like a thirteen year old boy’s wet dream but the overall visuals of the show is not unpleasant to look at. The overuse of a Super-Deformed version of Tomoki is irritating but then it exists to fuel the “wacky” humour that he is involved in.

Six episodes in I still feel that there might be some resemblance of a desire to tell an interesting story in Sora no Otoshimono: Forte but the plotting and constant waves of fan-service that the show throws at the viewers makes it really hard to care about the show. I have literally gotten to a point where I’m no longer watching the show because I desire to, instead I’m watching the show out of a seething hatred I will not let this show beat me to the ground.

Oh and do I have to point out the stupidity of having some of the most important plot development after the end of the credits.

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