Sora no Otoshimono begins

Sora no Otoshimono

Better than I expected. I thought it was gonna be a low-budget thing, but it turns out to have one of the best animation quality of the Fall ’09 season so far. AIC is doing a great job, but I hope they don’t run out of budget by the 3rd or 4th episode.

Plus it has Hayamin in a prime role as Ikaros and I miss her a lot. Additional plus is that she’s singing the OP and ED with Ayahi Takagaki Yoshida Hitomi under the group name blue drop. OP was left out, but the ED sounds very nice.

No doubt some people (I’ll admit the raw’s volume was a bit too loud for some reason) aren’t gonna like the formula, but I’m personally impressed with the show. Then again, I’ve been following the manga, and people who enjoyed Watashi no Messiah-sama would be pleased to know it’s by the same artist.

Liked: Yes.
Watching: Hayamin no tame ni!

6 Comments

  1. Bill Said,

    October 5, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

    Well, duh… It’s a sin if AIC ever try to fuck up the greatness of Minakisu’s art. Now I’m waiting for Watashi no Messiah-sama… or Judas.

  2. hashi Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 3:03 am

    Another Hayamin fan, eh? She’s good here, and she sings well in the ED. But Blue Drops is her with singer Yoshida Hitomi, not with Takagaki Ayahi. Yoshida-san sings lead (very, very well, in my opinion) and Hayamin is her back-up singer:
    ttp://www.presepe.jp/soraoto/archives/612.

    Apparently they did do various versions of both songs, and the Hayamin version of one of them will be the theme song of the radio show. I’ll bet it will show up sometime for the anime, too. The CD including all versions will be on sale November 4.

    By the way, I think Takagaki Ayahi is outstanding as the poison-tongued student council chairman in this show.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 3:08 am

    Oops, I misread the ED credits ahahaha~

  4. Yi Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    I’m surprised that you thought this was pretty good. My first impression before watching this is that it’s terrible. I guess I should give it a try.

  5. Westlo Said,

    October 6, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    Watashi no Messiah-sama was terrible, worst time skip ever.

  6. dunsany Said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    I thought the first episode was very watchable, although, if truth be told, I did feel a bit guilty that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Watching the dead-eyed, overly endowed Ikaros grant wish after wish was a partly uncomfortable experience – particularly when we got to the inevitable moment of fanservice. Saori Hayami’s voicing of the character, too, gets across the sense of her servility perfectly. I’m assuming (hoping) that Ikaros gains more of a personality as the series goes on.

    The ending, I thought, was surprisingly clever. The way in which Ikaros grants Tomoki’s last throwaway wish was unexpected and also reinforced just what a non-entity he is. His despair was touching, as was Ikaros’ tentative embrace. I’ll be interested to see how this relationship develops and look forward to the next few episodes.

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