Anime Series of the Genre: “Harem”

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

Asobi ni Iku yo! – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

asobi ni iku yo
Review: Kakazu Kio is your usual high school boy living in Okinawa; that is until the day Eris stepped into his live. Eris is an alien agent with the appearance of a cat-girl, who came to earth to observe, make friends and have fun. Like always in these stories she is living together with the main character during her stay on earth. But as it seems, alien fanatics, government agencies and other aliens living in secret on earth are about to become a thread to their fun times together.

Asobi ni Iku yo! can be described as a mix of To-LoveRu and Dears. It’s the usual anime show where Alien female life forms come to earth and seem to have nothing better to do than go and have fun with the main character, who in turn has to teach them about the way of living in a human society. With a little comedy and romance thrown in we get another fun anime, as originality isn’t a necessity as long as it’s well made and fun to watch. Weak points of this show are rather unrealistic organizations, secret agencies and government departments. All action and fighting scenes seem so wrong and out of place that it destroys the overall picture of the anime.
Rating: 7/10