Category “Fall 2009 Anime Review”

Sasameki Koto – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Review: Ushio can’t help but openly show her affection for cute girls over and over again. Because of that she lost all her friends and was an outsider during middle school. In high school she befriends the tall, cool and strong material artist Sumika. As she doesn’t fall into the category “cute girl” she isn’t offended by Ushio’s unusual love interest. However, she slowly falls in love with Ushio but fails to be noticed as a love candidate as she isn’t her type.

In general as for the quality in art and storytelling the Sasameki Koto anime doesn’t fall behind the shoujo-ai manga it is based on. It’s a nice story; a little farfetched, but not too cliché. Yet this anime probably won’t change the mind of those who aren’t into shoujo-ai, but it’s a nice watch for those who are.
Rating: 7/10

Sora no Otoshimono – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Review: Tomoki is your usual high school boy and takes most pleasure in life when everything is peaceful and normal. He seems pretty happy as the little fights with his neighbor/childhood friend Sohara-chan are only a small threat to his peace. Yet, he couldn’t help but save the female angel-like creature who came falling down from heaven in a big explosion. This creature comes from a different world and proclaims that Tomoki is her master now. Tamoki cries as he wishes his good old peaceful days goodbye, but he also sees the possibilities that come with the powers of this angel and wastes no time to make full use of them. After all he is just a high school boy.

Sora no Otoshimono is based on a manga by the same author as Watashi no Messiah-Sama. Both are very outstanding and breathtaking fantasy stories. While Watashi no Messiah-sama focused more on drama and action, Sora no Otoshimono focuses more on the school-life/romance/comedy part. It can be compared to Dears or Chobits. It’s the usual but always welcome “protagonist teaches alien visitor about human life and human feelings” pattern. The story already offers glimpses of hidden secrets and tragedies to be revealed, but sloppy work on key scenes and alterations to the plot greatly weaken the impact of both comedy scenes and story relevant scenes. Despite these flaws it’s really a great anime and definitely worth watching.
Rating: 9/10