Sora No Otoshimono: Forte

October 8, 2011

That thing which fell from the sky, is it still here? Well yes. Tomoki still has it. Whether he wants it or reluctantly has to keep it, that’s a different story. And I believe there’s a fine and thin gray line between that too. After the events that have happened at the end of the first season and the tantalizing teaser at the end of the so called unaired OVA episode, it’s no surprise that Sora No Otoshimono: Forte came out a year after the first season aired.

So what else viewers are really hoping to see in this sequel? The answer to the mysterious Angeloids and “Heavenly” creatures that reside in some floating world right above Sorami City? Well, even if that’s what we would like to see, oh heck, it’s more of Tomoki‘s pervertness, right? Right. Now, that guy’s favourite phrase may contain “peace and quiet is the best” but the way he enjoys peeping (possibly taking voyeurism to a whole new level) may not be so if you’re the unfortunate girl that is being peeped on. Plus, with a bunch of wacko characters that include his childhood friend who secretly has a crush on him, Sohara (still hasn’t lose her touch on her murderous chop. Why not? She’s been doing it so frequent on Tomoki), the ‘scientist’ infatuated with the New World, Eishirou, the massacre-loving student council president, Mikako, the emotionless pet Angeloid, Ikaros, and the currently masterless flat-chest Angeloid, Nymph. Yeah, his peace and quiet days are all but long gone.

Episode 1
If you’re ever interested to read up on the back story of this series, go read my previous blog. Or some other sites that offer the same. I’m just jumping straight into the first episode where everything beings and left off at the end of the first season. Tomoki still has that dream about meeting that mysterious angel. This time she is warning him about the coming of an angel. He wakes up to find Ikaros in a very enticing position so you can tell his erection could rival Eifel Tower. However he can’t ‘deflate’ it fast enough because Sohara is coming. He knows he’ll be dead if she ever sees this ‘monument’. So I don’t understand this odd part whereby he orders Ikaros to blast it to bits. Got to be very painful, eh? Don’t know what happened to that as we now see Eishirou still interested in discovering the New World with all sorts of mumbo-jumbo. Are we interested? In school, Tomoki relates yet another dream of that angel to his pals (about an angel being held in the sky and wants him to treat her well). Nymph suggests a Dive Game, a once popular game back in Synapse whereby they dived into human’s dreams. Using a machine (that resembles like a rice cooker), Nymph opens the portal to let the gang go through and see Tomoki’s dream. Since Angeloids can’t dream, Nymph and Ikaros will have to stay back. In the dream world, the scenery seems unfamiliar to Tomoki. Then they start getting chased by prehistoric animals! Actually, this is Eishirou’s dream. Oops. Sorry for the screw up. Going in for the second time, now they enter a decimated war zone. Mikako quickly jumps into action by blasting away all her enemies! She’s slaughtering everybody and enjoying it! Yeah, this is her dream alright. With no one else to kill, she starts targeting her own pals!

After fixing yet another screw up, the next dream seems to be fantasy-like. Turns out to be Sohara’s but she couldn’t admit it because there are lots of Tomokis outraging the many happy Sohara’s modesty! She covers this up by beating up Tomoki and accusing him of having such weird dreams about her. Now she’s going on a crazy beating-Tomoki spree. So much so that poor kid has flashbacks about his dying grandpa who departed ‘great words of wisdom’ before he dies. That is, to dream big. Grandpa too had a big dream: To get intimate with all the women in the world. Only 2.9 million more to go! WTF?! So finally they enter another world. This time on a floating vessel. Eishirou notices evergreen trees withering here whereas they are supposed to stay green all year long. In the middle, there is a big monument. Though they can’t read it, Sohara feels sickly. When they get back, Tomoki and Nymph get into an argument because the latter insists that the latest dream was his but the former claims his dream is in a field. Later Eishirou is at the giant sakura tree, the place where pillars first fell out from the sky. He seems to have brought back an acorn from Tomoki’s dream but the odd thing was Nymph told them bringing back things from the dream world is impossible because that item will disappear but this acorn did not. Remember that busty Angeloid at the end of the OVA? Yeah, she makes her sudden appearance. Crashing right in front of Eishirou, she claims she needs to kill Tomoki.

Episode 2
Eishirou rushes back to Tomoki’s place to warn he is being targeted but as being told by the girls, he has gone to the mountains. Seems he can’t control his lust whenever Ikaros and Nymph are close by so he decides to purify himself by becoming a monk. Can he? Ikaros does a wide range scan and her results indicate that this type Delta Angeloid is Astrea. Speaking of which, she crashes right at Tomoki’s feet. However Nymph didn’t seem alarm so the Angeloid duo go back to their normal chores. As explained, though Delta type Angeloids are excellent in close combat, they have low processing capabilities. In other words, they are idiots! And yeah, Astrea trips before she could launch a strike. The chief monk sends Tomoki to various training to overcome his worldly desires so we see Astrea’s stupidity by tagging along. She plans on killing him but each time she flops big time so much so you’d think a kindergarten kid could have done a better job. And each time, ending up in inviting fanservice poses that erects Tomoki’s ‘little buddy’. Sohara, Ikaros and Nymph decide to pay him a visit at the temple. Tomoki is seen doing to ultimate purity: Burying his porn mags. He thinks it won’t be a bad idea flipping through one last time but was caught red-handed by Nymph, who beats him up. Nymph decides to show her mature side by using some time machine to bust up her boobs. No change even if Tomoki is an old guy. Always will be flat, eh? With Nymph running of in tears, Ikaros goes to check on him. Getting caught off-guard again reading porn mags, he tries to cover up by saying these are dangerous stuff. Ikaros interprets this as a sign to destroy all stuff that threatens her master’s safety. She burns all the magazines away! Goodbye pin-up girls.

Later at the giant sakura tree, Eishirou asks Ikaros to analyze the acorn he took with a newly planted one. Her results that they are completely the same so Eishirou thinks that the answer to it all lies within the New World. Tomoki is burying and saying goodbye to his magazines. Astrea spots him and tries to seduce him by becoming a porn mag. However he gets turned off by her soft porn. To get his attention, Astrea gets bolder as she takes off a piece of her clothes each time he turns the pages. Just one more page and she’ll be completely naked but in Astrea’s embarrassment, the page is stuck together so Tomoki desperately needs something to cut it open. Too bad Sohara was standing behind him. He’s dead this time. Tomoki continues to live the secluded life. Astrea continues her mission to kill him via poison. However she flops when she sees him eating (she’s always hungry by the way). Due to the compromising position they ended up in, Astrea receives horrifying visions about the 6 Domains of karma in Buddhism. Only this time, everything is perverted. Enough to scare that idiot away. Tomoki gives up and returns him. His despair turns into happiness when he sees a parade of porn mags! Seems it is Ikaros’ doing and she doesn’t mind what it is as long as her master is happy. Yeah, they even go on a night festival parade. As for Astrea, she crash lands near Eishirou’s tent. While her self-repair starts, Eishirou hears her reconfirming her mission. There’s also a little history lesson whereby 11 years ago the dream of a Downer (Synapse’s term for humans) connected Synapse though the council didn’t find it a threat. But a few days ago, several Downers were detected to have entered the Synapse Core which contains Rules. Though no Rules were changed, the council deemed this a dangerous event and ordered the quick termination of Tomoki, which is Astrea’s mission.

Episode 3
Astrea realizes she has spoken too much and starts panicking when Eishirou interrogates her for more. She tries to kill him but as expected bungles her way through. She is tied up by Mikako and threatened but is willing to help Astrea to learn and fight via traditional style. That night, Tomoki and gang are visiting the summer festival when he spots a familiar person. It’s that Rifle Dude!!! Run for your life, Tomoki! Run!!! Too late, he got caught. And yeah, Mikako hatches another plot to do another tournament for this year. Last year was that gunfight (remember that royale battle?), but this year it will be sumo wrestling. Erm… Why does it seem like masked wrestling? The prize? Ten million Yen and a ticket to her family bath house filled with geishas. You bet Tomoki is going to enter this one. Yeah, with panties on his head as his mask called Mask Dupants. Damn pervert. The enemy of all women! He wins each round because he fondled his female opponent’s boobs. Damn pervert! Not only Tomoki’s doing well, but Mikako too. You should see her iron fist grip over Eishirou’s face. No contest. The next match turns into a tag team match with Tomoki-Ikaros against Nymph-Astrea. Ikaros and Astrea got disqualified for using their dangerous weapons while Nymph runs away after Tomoki couldn’t get turned on over those flat chests. Yeah, a walkover. The least favourite one advanced to the finals. He will be facing Mikako in a caged battle. Why is Tomoki’s crotch bulging so big?! Does he have something forbidden hidden beneath it? Turns out to be sesame oil so this proves handy as he is able to slip away from Mikako’s iron grip. Tomoki turns on the tables on Mikako and will this be the first she will get outraged by Tomoki? Sohara who has been the referee in all the matches couldn’t stand it anymore and dives in as a masked wrestler to break all of Tomoki’s bones. In an unconscious mode, Tomoki stood up with his fist punching the air. It’s a sign that he’s dead but with pride. Yeah, all the guys are crying for him. You’re all crying for the wrong reasons. Since the identity of the mysterious wrestler was a mystery, and Mikako couldn’t possibly accept it since she was cornered. This means Tomoki gets the prize, right? Erm… How come he has to face Rifle Dude in a match for the title of undisputed champion? Did he hear somewhere wrong that this is supposed to be first prize? Uh oh. We all know how this will turn out, right? Hey, are guns allowed? Well if Tomoki’s molesting is, then why not? Rifle Guy wins without breaking a sweat.

Episode 4
Astrea is living the poor life and thinks about how her master sent her down to kill Tomoki. Even if she’s an idiot, she knows too well she can’t possibly go back without accomplishing her mission. Don’t worry. Mikako is here to help her. It’s a snowy day and Tomoki’s peace and quiet comes crashing down once more with yet another scheme from Mikako. This time a traditional snowball fight between the genders. Mikako will lead the girls while Tomoki reluctantly becomes the shogun for the boys. The game ends when the general of either side is taken out. Plus, the winning team can do what they want to the losing team all day. Yeah, that’s got to be the motivation Tomoki is waiting for. With the girls building their defence, Mikako sends Ikaros and Nymph to search for hotsprings. The guys execute their diversion and surprise tactic as they bury Sohara, the biggest threat underneath piles of snow. Ikaros and Nymph couldn’t locate any hotsprings so Eishirou helps out by giving Mikako a pick and whenever she digs, hot water gushes out. Night falls and the guys interrogate some of the captured girls (doing perverted stuff of course). They receive news of the girls soaking in the hotspring so the perverted shogun goes to take a peep. Then it goes downhill from here. Tomoki receives report that many of the guys have betrayed them and let loose the girls (that’s because many of them have girlfriends). Tomoki and those losers (those without girlfriends) try to stage a final fight back but are confronted with a giant snowman (it’s Sohara!). Hey, she’s buried underneath it the whole day? This Snow-hara goes on an angry rampage, wiping out what is left of Tomoki’s army. Astrea takes this chance to kill Tomoki but the guy asks her if this is what she decided or her master’s? He is disappointed that Angeloids can’t make decisions by themselves. When Ikaros appears, Astrea panics and flees. As Mikako and Eishirou soak in the hotspring (he is keeping his distance because he knows what’s good for him), he explains the reason why he helped her dig a hotspring was because every time she digs for something, she always struck gold. She goes on saying how she wanted to make cabinet ministers bow down to her due to her massive resources and the times they spent making secret bases together. She asks him why doesn’t he go home and his answer is simple: He has no home. Back at his tent, he sees Astrea poorly fishing and ponders about her mission to kill Tomoki. Until that happens she can’t go back. He laments the fact she has wings but can’t go home to the sky. Astrea undergoes training from Mikako and she continues to stay with Eishirou.

Episode 5
The gang pays Eishirou a visit but are shocked to see him beat a bear with his bare fists! Apparently he needs something to feed useless Astrea. He has them help him out via fishing. But Eishirou has more important things to investigate, asking Sohara to tag along, they dive into Tomoki’s dream and end up at Synapse Core. They take a hang-glider down to the world below called Synapse. Sohara sees a strange wheel invention and touches it, accidentally causing it to fall off Synapse and to the real world below, nearly killing Tomoki. Eishirou and Sohara venture through the town with no souls in sight. Then they see several angel clones coming out of the homes heading somewhere. Upon touching the door of a large dome, they are being transported to several scenes on Earth. Coming back inside the dome, Eishirou thinks this dome is the real world and humanity must’ve been watched the whole time. Then he sees several people sleeping in the capsules. However a pair of Harpies caught Sohara. Eishirou seems confident. Based on his calculations, this is about the time he and Sohara will be transported back. He leaves a message by telling the master of this place that he shall return. Eishirou asks Nymph if he is real so she assures him he is. Eventually the gang couldn’t fish anything and end up eating vegetable soup. Better than nothing, right? Astrea tries to resume her mission but gets interrupted when coming contact into a wasp. Back home, Tomoki ponders the use of that wheel invention and hopes it is something perverted (oh no). It starts moving so he gets an idea to make a new Panty Robo Bike out of it. He hangs out with it and doing everything so often that it becomes like his best buddy. Yeah, doing perverted stuff. It’s amazing he doesn’t get arrested. On another killing attempt, Astrea fails again when Panty Robo molests her. I’m not sure about Tomoki’s statement about defeating the enemy and defending the world. They should be the villains! Soon their friendship comes to a crashing halt when Sohara finds out about it. She’s going to give him her murderous chop but Robo Panty blocks and protects him. It tells him to run while Sohara’s chop disintegrates every part of it. Tomoki gives it a decent burial and was being told by Nymph and Eishirou that it fell from the sky from his dreams. Not that he understands what they’re saying anyway. Lastly, we see the Sky Master completing another Angeloid for his own nefarious ends.

Episode 6
Tomoki and co arrive in school to see a shocking scene: Astrea eating rabbit’s food with the bunnies! Seems she’s hungry. That hungry, huh? The rest get an idea for Astrea to attend school. Tomoki knows his protest will be shot down so he better thinks of a way to make it fun. Yeah, he is going to turn himself into a girl to do perverted stuff on Astrea. Oh dear. Not that Tomoko alter-ego again. He’s having fun fondling her huge boobs during a fake physical examination but if Sohara is around… Astrea is too stupid to follow class so Tomoki orders Ikaros to be her personal tutor. Then Tomoki has to sit for remedial lessons due to his bad grades along with Sohara, Astrea, Nymph (she’s just doing it because she’s bored) and Mikako (she failed her moral subject. Oh sh*t!), Mikako shows Tomoki that he is the least popular in school. Furthermore, several girls mock him about his stupidity. This gives rise to a challenge as Mikako organizes a quiz to see who is the smartest. With random questions being asked, the first person to hit the buzzer gets to answer. A correct one will move up one slot and the person with 10 correct questions will win a trip to one of Mikako’s luxurious private tropical island, indoor pool park for all year and a photo magazine featuring Mikako as the cover. That last prize… Anyway what if one answers wrongly? I think Mikako purposely demonstrates this feat as it will send the contestant down to a pit of something unwanted. In her case, it was octopuses. Fanservice frenzy! For Sohara it will be pigs, eels for Astrea and a container filled with dung for Tomoki. Mikako flops her morality question to slaughter everyone, Sohara mispronounces her English question, Astrea is just too dumb for anything while Tomoki fails another morality test (to peep at girls in locker room). He is already the most hated person among the girls but the guys are supporting him. Nymph is the only one who answers all correctly and is a step away from clinching the title. However the next series of questions are about girls’ size measurement so Tomoki perfectly answers them all! Not only that, he could tell the exact place of what they did and the colour of their panties!!! Somebody hang this perverted stalker! The girls are outraged but he is the same level with Nymph.

The next question decides it all when it is the same question about peeping girls in the locker room. Tomoki has learnt from his mistake and is to answer correctly when he sees visions of angels showing him the ‘true path’. All the guys realize he couldn’t answer because he’s fighting with his inner manliness (WTF?!). They plead to him to just lie for the sake of the quiz but Tomoki would rather die than be a good kid. He repeats his mistake and is sent tumbling down into the manure. Nymph wins the contest and all the guys rejoice. Yeah, maybe she’s not so bad after all. A few days later, Astrea comes crawling to Tomoki’s home and they start challenging each other to a few series of games to see who is the smartest. They’re neck to neck with each other, though you’d wonder how this will prove that they’re smarter. In the end, Tomoki is fine with losing so everyone holds a BBQ part at his place to celebrate the biggest idiot in Sorami. Astrea is taken in by their hospitality so Tomoki tells her to feel free to come eat with them anytime. It doesn’t take long before they start arguing again. Back in Synapse, the angel in Tomoki’s dream, Daedalus is watching how happy her Angeloids are with Tomoki. But she is interrupted when Sky Master comes looking for her. He knows she was the one who released Uranus Queen (Ikaros) and has been accessing Tomoki’s dream. Though he is here not to fight her, he informs her that his second generation of Angeloids have been completed and their capabilities far surpass her first generation ones. He plans to use them to destroy Ikaros and Nymph.

Episode 7
Daedalus tries to warn Tomoki about the second generation Angeloid in his dream but was abruptly cut off. Tomoki sees this new Angeloid, a loli in a nun outfit, Chaos, excitingly beating up Ikaros badly and she thinks it’s all fun and games. Astrea continues to be an idiot and the more hungry she is, the more idiotic. Yeah, she’s eating Eishirou’s fish bait. This is so sad. If that’s not enough, she tried sneaking into Tomoki’s fridge to steal snacks but didn’t find any. Too bad Nymph too wanted to snack. So she gets an idea of eating Ikaros’ watermelons. One or two shouldn’t hurt but what if they eat her entire farm? Now they’re in big sh*t. Remembering the last time she terminated insects that hover near her watermelons, Nymph starts thinking fast to cover up. Oh, Ikaros is already back. Nymph uses some programme to hack and grow the watermelon faster but it turns into a giant monster in which it swallows unsuspecting Tomoki! Now it becomes a perverted melon monster and devours Astrea. Nymph is going to destroy all the evidence and fires her bazooka. When it’s over, Nymph starts accusing Astrea was the culprit! Yeah, Ikaros just unleashes her blast on the entire house. So later Ikaros fixes a meal for them all to eat. Nymph and Astrea leave so the latter teases her for being a shorty without wings but she isn’t amused. Tomoki is sitting alone at the park when Chaos approaches him. She seems to be interested in him and is creeping him out. Nymph ponders about Astrea’s words and her own predicament while assisting Eishirou in his Dive Game. He has been successful in evading those Harpies till now. Nymph is supposed to prepare a portal to transport him back on time but was being whisked away by Tomoki. He takes her to a field and wants to be her master. This brings tears to Nymph’s eyes but he has an order he wants her to carry out first. That is, to self destruct. Say what? Tomoki wants her to teach him to meaning of love as he starts strangling her. Turns out this ‘Tomoki’ is Chaos, second generation Angeloid type Epsilon in disguise. I’m amazed Nymph couldn’t tell apart from his scary face. I mean, his perverted face is scary but this one is outright creepy. So okay, maybe his perverted face is scarier. Nymph is upset that she toyed with her emotions but she has no fighting capabilities to fight back. Chaos mentions she was ordered to take Ikaros’ convertible wing core. But she’s not interested in that so she disguised as Tomoki to learn from her seeing that her master told them they had betrayed Synapse and gone crazy with love. So what is love? She really, really, really wants Nymph to teach her. How can she do so when she’s strangling her? Eishirou is transported into Daedalus’ room as he sees Chaos strangling Nymph via monitor.

Episode 8
Chaos continues to torment Nymph in episode 8 by transforming to her other pals, taunting her before turning into several Tomoki clones and do physical abuse on her. Nymph is under tremendous trauma but is saved when Ikaros appears in time (previously she spotted fake Tomoki with Nymph but saw the real one out with Sohara at a cafe). Ikaros prepares to fire her Artemis cannon but stops when Chaos transforms into Tomoki. Using him as a front, she orders Ikaros to terminate Nymph. Can Angeloids disobey their master? Ikaros walks up to Nymph and throws her away to escape. Chaos is not amused and orders Ikaros to destroy herself. The loud noise is heard throughout town. Sohara wonders if it’s a construction but Tomoki just got up and leave. Nymph needs to go save Ikaros when she bumps into Astrea. She tells her to save Ikaros but the Sky Master orders her to destroy Nymph. She reluctantly obeys but before she could, Tomoki coolly tells Astrea off (he knows where they are due to the explosion seeing that it is impossible for any big time construction in this sleepy town). He wonders if Angeloids really do have to obey their master’s wish and would it be wrong for them to do the stuff they like. He tells Astrea to make her own decisions as he gives Nymph a helping hand while the poor Angeloid cries in his arms. Sky Master orders Astrea to finish off Ikaros since Chaos is just toying with her. Astrea too is having a dilemma with her feelings. Then she realizes that she too likes Tomoki and severs her chains with her master by ripping it off. Astrea faces off with Chaos and her power up is tremendous. As Daedalus explains, due to her powerful combat capabilities, she did not install any processing capabilities because she didn’t need any. Thus, nobody can beat her when it comes to close combat. Chaos learns from her mistake and keeps her distance to pound Astrea. By this time, Ikaros has finished her self-repair and transforms herself into a giant spaceship. Chaos’ iron wings also enlarge and they have an epic sky battle. Ikaros did a sacrificing move that will destroy them both as she sends Chaos plunging deep into the depths of the ocean (Angeloids aren’t programmed to swim). Chaos wants her to explain the meaning of love. Ikaros replies that she doesn’t know but says her reactor (Angeloid’s term for heart) hurts whenever she thinks about her master. It feels like it is breaking apart each time she thinks about it but will protect the master she loves so much. Wow. This is a long time since I saw Ikaros display so much emotion since her emotional restriction was gone in the previous season. Ikaros’ emergency system rescues her to the surface as Astrea picks her up. She asks Astrea if she knows the meaning of love. Not knowing it either, Ikaros feels she is just the same like Chaos and wants to see her master. They come crashing into his house and Tomoki starts reprimanding once more. But he’s glad that they both came back.

Episode 9
Mikako is saying how peaceful it is. At first I was wondering what she meant till her dark aura starts showing! She is upset that with the super battle that has been taking place in the previous episode, she did not have any massacre roles to play! She thinks of taking out her frustration and there is only one guy who can satisfy her. Oh no! Run Tomoki, run!!! It’s the night festival again and that sense of deja vu. Over at Mikako’s stall, it’s that Rifle Dude once more!!! Run Tomoki, Ruuuuuun!!! Too late. Caught. This time Mikako does a yo-yo fishing competition. She does a demonstration by tying a rope to herself then diving down below into the giant pool to scoop up one of the many tied up girls in it. The rule in this team game is simple: The once who catches the bounciest yo-yo wins. You bet Tomoki is in. Yeah, as Tomoko. Pairing up with Eishirou, he happily dives down to grab all the horrified girls he can. He catches Nymph but throws her back and hopes this little fish will grow some more. That feels like an insult. Tomoki is going for Astrea but each time is thwarted by Mikako, whose team is in the lead. Wondering if there are bigger ones than Astrea, they eventually spot it: Sohara. The scene turns into some sort of drama. Tomoki leaving Ikaros to do some big catch in the ocean with a promise he’ll propose to her when he returns. However he never did but never regretted a single thing because it was ‘so big’. In short, Tomoki lost and Mikako wins. In the end, it’s all part of Mikako’s perfect scheme as Tomoki is hang naked upside down outside her window like a dried cuttlefish! Oh sh*t! She’s really satisfied now. Later Ikaros asks Sohara about the meaning of love and she replies it’s the feeling of wanting to be with someone. Then she asks Nymph so based on Tomoki’s character, they start watching his porn videos to have a good idea! Of course he stops them. He feels that since they can shop on their own now, he gives them some cash allowance. Nymph is happy she can buy all the snacks she wants but Ikaros is having a tough time deciding on what to buy for her master. Taking Sohara’s advice to be with him doesn’t cut it because she’s crushing him to the wall. Mikako’s one to take a bath with him only earns her several bumps on the head and Eishirou’s puzzling recommendation has her flying to the store to buy… Watermelons? When she shows Tomoki the watermelon she bought, he is okay with it since it is what she wanted. As Eishirou said, the irony is that Ikaros bought the thing she wanted and not what Tomoki wanted but because of that he is happy. Chaos still pondering about the meaning of love at the bottom of the ocean suddenly understands what it means when she starts feeling pain in her reactor. Thinking back on Ikaros’ words, she slices all the poor fishes and concludes that pain equals love and wants to show it to everyone. Oh dear.

Episode 10
Tomoki is upset that Astrea continues to freeload in his home. Hey, he was the one who said that she could come here anytime, right? Because of the all the bugging, Tomoki makes the toilet his sanctuary. Yeah, it’s like his own personal room. Ikaros has predicted such an outcome and has made a remote control for the bidet. The water pressure becomes great but Tomoki isn’t giving up his throne but eventually gets blasted out through the roof. Next, he makes the closet his safe haven and isn’t going to come out. In view of this, Ikaros has made lots of preparations like food. But since they’re raw and needs to be cook, the whole closet becomes a microwave oven! Oh sh*t! His balls are going to get cooked. Let him out! Let him out! And for bathroom purposes, she also installed a toilet so Tomoki got flushed out. Later Ikaros follows Sohara out to town for errands. They see a magazine about a famous TV couple getting married so Ikaros starts feeling hot about the thought of Tomoki proposing to her. Meanwhile Astrea is learning poker from Mikako. She is going to teach her betting and tests her with a simple maths quiz. The funny part wasn’t Astrea’s answer, but the way she confidently answered it! How much is 1 + 1? Fifty! Oh my. No wonder she drops the subject and has Astrea eat something. I’m not sure of this because Mikako soon leaves when is being told by her subordinate that something has happened. Seems in the background her bodyguards are rushing somewhere like as though they’re going to defend something. Later Tomoki is glad his project that takes half a year to finish is completed. It is his sophisticated peeping tom system that allows him to peep at girls all over town using mirrors! Yeah, and you wonder why there are pipes sticking out of everywhere like sore eyes. He doesn’t need to leave his room to enjoy his voyeurism. Yeah, all that secret digging and cabling sure must have paid off. He is enjoying the fruits of his labour (see those disgusting nose bleeds?) but to his dismay sees Astrea in his room. Oh not to worry. She’s just hungry.

After shooing her away, then it’s Nymph’s turn in his room. She’s disappointed with him (she should’ve seen this coming) and would gladly do a little service if he becomes her master. However she drops the idea and leaves. Now the person he doesn’t want to find out most is in his room: Sohara. He knows he’s dead. But surprisingly she didn’t give him her trademark chop. But instead, she is asking him he does perverted stuff to Nymph and Astrea lately but not Ikaros. She gets up and leaved without saying anything else. Something smells fishy. The girls plot to punish him. First they distract him by faking they’re taking off their clothes in the yard. When he goes to view them, they reflect the blinding lights into his eyes. Tomoki is going to get back at them and strips naked to show his ‘little buddy’ at the girls. They get horrified when they see his ‘bug’. To finish it off, Tomoki puckers his lips as though as he wants to kiss them. Ikaros peeps through and flusters. Her reactor is giving out steam! In the end, Sohara chases Tomoki while Nymph and Astrea destroy his intricate pipelines. But Tomoki hasn’t learnt his lesson yet. Using a new sophisticated system, Tomoki has Ikaros in space holding a mirror. This time all they need to do is to change coordinates and he has a new peeping scene. His final voyeur came when he peeped at Sohara so her chop was superb enough to send his skull cracking into half. A view to die for, eh? Lastly, we see Eishirou continuing his research when he hears over the radio about an impending storm and thinks the worse is to come. Chaos has evolved and now a grownup version. She has escaped from the pressure of the ocean’s depths and is excitedly on her way to teach everyone the meaning of love. Poor seagull didn’t know what sliced it.

Episode 11
Tomoki wakes up from another frightening dream that Daedalus is warning him about evolved Chaos coming and sees the other Angeloids destroyed. On a heavily rainy day, Ikaros falls ill as Nymph stays back to look after her. When Tomoki and Sohara leave, Ikaros do not remember who they are. Nymph diagnoses her and though her self-repair programme is activated, there is a programme that is erasing Tomoki from her memories. Ikaros is able to remember Tomoki but is saddened that she doesn’t want to forget her master. In school, Eishirou tells them about the several strange phenomena that are happening. After Tomoki tells about his dream, Eishirou thinks not only Ikaros is targeted but Tomoki too. Eishirou and Mikako are investigating the storm with Astrea out in the field. She sees Chaos within. Both sides clash with Chaos really wanting to teach her the meaning of love. Eishirou contacts Tomoki and tells him to go to Synapse via Dive Game. He meets Daedalus who gives him a lock that can stop Chaos. Tomoki is upset with all this annoyance but it’s not himself that he is feeling but rather the Angeloids as they should be the ones living in peace and quiet. Ikaros and Nymph arrive on scene and since they can’t take down an evolved Chaos, they need to work together. After studying her attack patterns, they put their plan in motion. It doesn’t go well as Nymph and Astrea got captured. Ikaros plans to unleash her Uranus Queen powers and wouldn’t mind sacrificing her memories of Tomoki as long as she protects him. Chaos is going to teach them what she learnt from the painful lessons of love when Tomoki reappears and says he wants to be with all of them. He willingly becomes Nymph and Astrea master and orders them to live. Their feelings for Tomoki became so great that Nymph is able to sprout new wings while the rest power up. Chaos’ love reasoning gets more twisted as she thinks they all love her for sinking her to the bottom of the ocean and that she’ll repay them with love by killing them all. The trio cooperate to finally bring down Chaos. She feels she is really loved by her sisters because it hurts so good. The love-crazy Angeloid is prepared to meet her fate for the sake of love but Astrea couldn’t kill her. Tomoki rushes to her side and in tears feels sad for her suffering. Then a different kind of pain fills Chaos’ reactor but this one feels warm. She collapses and he puts the lock over her chain. The storm stops as Tomoki praises them all for a good job well done.

Episode 12
Chaos is left in Daedalus’ care. Since Nymph has her wings back, she is able to use her data processing abilities to restore Ikaros’ memories. Tomoki’s peace and quiet continues to evade him since the Angeloids continue to freeload and annoy him. He thinks of staying in his sanctuary in the toilet again when Ikaros comes into ask about the proposal. However Tomoki isn’t amused and reprimands her about knocking the door before coming in and to flush properly! Why is he reprimanding her without his pants on?! Anyway he has a special favour to ask of her again. Yeah, another perverted scheme. After transforming into Tomoko, he becomes the pool water to fondle all the girls’ boobs. Till he touches Nymph’s. Of course they know this is Tomoki’s doing as they drain the pool water out. But Mikako isn’t going to let this go very easily and organizes a wide hunt for that lecher. Tomoko hides in the girl’s toilet and gets amused with, well, the girl’s toilet. After all his perverted antics, he’s acting like he has never been into one? When several girls come in to do their business, he gets this terrible idea to peep but eventually couldn’t do it. Then the worse scenario comes. Sohara and co are going to clean the toilet before going home (apparently they can’t find Tomoki). Noticing a locked cubicle, they think somebody is inside. Tomoko remembers he taught Ikaros about knocking on the door so he uses Morse code to communicate with her! Thing is, Ikaros translated what Tomoko is knocking out loud. Now they are suspicious. Tomoko then meows like a cat but the rest aren’t buying it and this definitely confirms the culprit of you-know-who. Tomoko can’t escape because Mikako somehow put electric barb wires on top and MIBs with guard dogs at the door. Plus, Mikako gives Sohara a saw to saw off the lock! Thinking hard on how to escape, Tomoko remembers the time when grandpa left because grandma found out he was cheating on her. His last parting words, “A good woman washes everything away like a tide”. Tomoko gets an idea on how to escape. To flush herself down the toilet bowl! WTF?! When Sohara opens the door, she sees the most incredible sight ever: Tomoko sitting in the middle of the toilet bowl trying to go down while the water gushes out everywhere. Of course cannot flush out lah! Cannot fit lah! However Sohara isn’t amused and helps push Tomoko down the bowl. Haha! I don’t know how but it really worked. Astrea narrates the workings of the sewerage process till its purification stages. Oh, Tomoki. You’re filled with sh*t.

Back home, Tomoki is in his toilet when Ikaros wants to talk to him. Remembering on the proper toilet etiquette, she pounds the door open and flushes Tomoki down the toilet bowl! Now he got easily flushes down because he is in chibi form! Ikaros flies off to search for him but meets Mikako. She learns about Ikaros’ proposal. Fishing Tomoki out from the ocean (that’s where he ended up floating), Mikako grooms him up nicely and brings him to the church. He is surprised to see Ikaros in a beautiful wedding dress and Eishirou as the priest. They conduct a mock wedding and when they’re about to kiss, Tomoki backs off. He doesn’t remember he proposed to Ikaros. Mikako is having great fun so she has the other girls, Sohara, Nymph and Astrea come into the hall in their wedding dress and wants Tomoki to choose! Of course Mikako hints that he can pick anyone except her because she is already taken by a certain bespectacled guy. Now, the eternal dilemma that every harem guy has to face: Which girl to choose. Tomoki can’t take the pressure and lets loose a crazy scream when suddenly Chaos comes crashing from the roof. Then she happily leaps into his arms. “Oni-chaaaaaaaaan”. Oh dear. Hey, she’s back to her loli body again. But because of that, Tomoki is spared from choosing. As Sohara mentions, she prefers things to stay as they are now. Tomoki isn’t happy that everyone is having a meal in his place. Plus, Eishirou asks him to become Chaos’ master since taking 1 more Angeloid won’t make a difference. Oh yah. Like another one won’t be hard to handle, eh? Good thing Chaos isn’t hostile anymore but this means his peace and quiet is getting further and further, eh? Hello noise and chaos (mind the pun). Nymph is happy that Tomoki is their master so she takes him on flight around town.

Fallen For You…
Apparently that isn’t the end of it because just at the end of the last episode, a movie of this series is announced. From the teaser, seems like more drama and antics. And yes as mentioned, another new Angeloid to come and disrupt Tomoki’s peaceful and quiet days. But from the last time this second season promo was played out the same way, should I be fooled again? I’m not sure, it must be me because anime movies aren’t my kind of thing and even though the film was released back in late June 2011, I still haven’t got any plans to watch it. So far this season didn’t really reveal much of the mysterious New World in the sky. In the sense there is not much development or stunning revelation that will make our jaws drop. We are just given a glimpse of what it is and if not for Eishirou’s persistence and perseverance, we won’t be able to learn a little more especially if Daedalus actually really exists or not. So perhaps the movie could answer and make clear some of these questions. From major ones like the monument in Synapse Core and why it is linked to Tomoki’s dream to minor ones like that little trouble in Mikako’s house when Astrea was over for poker and the reason why Eishirou believes he has no real home to return to. If only if I could kick start myself to watch…

Other than that, every main character in the series seems to be as consistent as they are in the previous season. Mikako still the massacre-loving girl (man, you got to love her when she turns into this mode) and she can ‘kill’ without remorse while putting on a smile. Sohara still your typical girl-next-door who still can’t bring herself to confess her true feelings to Tomoki while playing a tsundere. Eishirou’s fascination with the New World never diminishes and in fact in some episodes, you can still hear him narrate his theories on history of mankind’s discovery and innovation that may lead to the possibilities of this so called New World. And yes, he still lives by the tent near the river. Tomoki is still the town’s number one pervert and numero uno public enemy of women. He really enjoys it and can you entirely blame it all on him when his grandpa is equally bad? While it may seem that the daily arguments and reprimanding of the Angeloids are natural and part and parcel of his life, but I feel that there is a little bit of progress in terms of bonding with Tomoki. Not only he grows to accept them or teaches them to do things on their will, he is willing to protect them and at times feel their pain and suffering. Besides his pervertness, he’s a nice guy. Just that he’s being a pervert most of the time. And his reprimanding is his way of showing his love to his Angeloids. I don’t remember about the last season, but Ikaros’ has displayed an emotion side of hers that I believe I have not seen before even if they are just short bursts of emotion. Nymph on the other hand continues her dilemma of being masterless till Tomoki finally takes her in. All she wants is to be accepted. Newcomer Astrea shows that she may just look menacing at first. But after you get to know her, she’s one lovable idiot. I have another theory why she is quite dumb. It’s because she’s always hungry! Can’t think on an empty stomach, eh? Besides, my guess is that her bottomless stomach is as proportionately big as her boobs :). We may not know much about the Sky Master except that he is one crazy sadistic dude. One thing is for sure that if there are going to be more sequels in the future, he’ll be one bad ass antagonist that Tomoki and co will have to deal with.

With a big chunk of the second season seemingly like fun fillers (well, at least anything that has got nothing to do with the New World and its workings), the fun part is of course Tomoki’s perverted antics. Whether it is some wrestling match or a snowball fight, it’s not the perverted things he does but also when he becomes into chibi mode. In some episodes, he retains this form as much as 90% of the episode and when he is so, you can expect that something funny and hilarious will happen. Yeah, you can say that he is one funny little guy. He never learns to control that beastly side of his. Why should he when he is having the time of his life? Sometimes I think he can transform so freely and frequently between these forms, heck, he may be some kind of Angeloid too! Only not because he’s a guy. I’m pondering over something. If the Angeloids were created not to have emotions or have dreams, seeing that all those who have come into contact with Tomoki ended up disobeying their master’s orders and developing their own feelings and free will, can I say that their technology is imperfect? I mean those people in the sky seem to look down (mind the pun) on the people on Earth. Maybe Tomoki without himself realizing it has something inside him so extraordinary that perhaps he is the one. No, I’m not thinking of his inner perverteness.

At first I thought that this season the producers are going to pull off another unusual feat by changing different opening themes for each opening credit, just like how they did for each and every ending theme for the first season is different. I was convinced after watching a totally full-on Tomoki version of Ring My Bell for the first episode (this theme was also the opening theme for the first season but this time replaces all sexy Ikaros views with Tomoki. Fancy viewing his chest in the opener?). But that isn’t to be when they maintain Heart No Kakuritsu by Blue Drops for the rest of the episodes. Though I remember that at one point they use a different singer to singer (if I’m not mistaken, it was Ikaros’ seiyuu). As usual, all the ending themes are different in this season too. All the seiyuus are retained in the season and the new addition that surprised me was Aki Toyosaki’s role as Chaos. My stereotypical view of her is that she suits perfectly voicing ditzy and airhead girls like Yui in K-ON! and Tomo in Seikon No Qwaser. But when she voices a very twisted Chaos, she seems perfectly fitting and convincing in making Chaos sound like a lost and dangerous Angeloid loli in search for the meaning of love. Kudos to her. Now that Chaos is part of the gang, I hope she’ll learn the correct meaning of love and hopefully Tomoki won’t impose his own version of love on her. My guts say that Chaos will be safe firstly because Sohara is around and secondly she’s flat. Oops. Hey, you got to admit that Tomoki likes busty babes. The bigger the better.

Now with a bunch of Angeloids in Tomoki’s home, you can safely say that his peaceful and quiet days are very much a distant dream. If this continues at this rate, he might need to get a bigger home to house all the Angeloids he ‘saves’ from the Sky Master’s torment. Heck, he can be the new harem ruler in the sky. But even with a few ladies flanking him, it is obvious he will have a tough choice making the call which want he really wants by his side. Can’t have everything? Well, he was able to have it his way by stopping the Angeloids from killing him or each other. On second thought, maybe choosing a girl would be a much tougher decision. So remember when your mother tells you about picking up stuff from the ground? Same thing too if you pick up stuff that fell out from the sky. You don’t know what kind of troubles that will come with it. Unless you don’t mind becoming a hero and saviour of mankind. Otherwise, isn’t it peace and quiet the best?

Sora No Otoshimono OVA

December 24, 2010

This was supposed to be the unaired 14th episode, Sora No Otoshimono OVA. Because it was deemed ‘too dangerous’ to be shown on TV, it has been scheduled to be released via DVD. However, that too changed and was excluded from the DVD and that episode was replaced by a Director’s Cut version of episode 13 instead. Wow. How dangerous could this episode be? But I guess to serve as an ‘appetizer’ for the second season aired in October 2010, this 14th episode was eventually released a month before the sequel. And as usual, my curiosity to know how dangerous it was has me to go see it.

The events of this OVA takes place right after the TV series ended. Meaning, Nymph has been freed of her cruel master in Heaven as her chains connected to him have been severed by Tomoki and co. Now without a master to obey, she is temporarily staying at Tomoki’s place and is curious to know what is going in his mind. Seriously?! You don’t know? I’ll forgive her because she doesn’t really stay with him. Those who know Tomoki’s perverted character would instantly know what he’s thinking. In this OVA, he wants to peek at the girls’ locker room. Has he ever changed? Will he ever change?

Apparently not because remember the last time he used that metamorphosis machine to turn himself into a girl? Yup, he’s using it again but this time he becomes the floor so he has a nice time viewing all the unsuspecting girls changing. With Ikaros handling the machine, tsundere Nymph isn’t pleased with what they’re doing but nevertheless seeks for Tomoki’s orders to help out though that guy has none for her, making her a little sad. Tomoki hasn’t had enough yet so now he transforms into his girl version, Tomoko. However he can’t barge into the changing room because childhood friend Sohara is there! She’ll recognize him and from the last experience, the ‘slaughter’ was indeed painful. Tomoki quickly conjures up a plan and in an instant before Nymph could suggest anything.

That plan is to have the girls visit the indoor pool owned by Mikako. If you’re wondering why Eishirou is wearing his school uniform, note that these are the only set of clothes he has. Poor guy. Remember, he lives by the river in a camp. While we see Sohara and the Angeloids aren’t able to swim, Sohara wonders where Tomoki has been. You could’ve guessed he is already in action peeping at the sexy swimsuit of the girls swimming from underneath the pool. He’s quick as a fish! He’s causing a nuisance with his perverted actions and peeping so much so you wonder why the pool water don’t get stained with his nose bleeds. So when they are able to round him up, Tomoki gives his twisted reasoning for doing so. Girls can expose their half naked bodies here in broad daylight? What the hell do you want him to do if he can’t come here to admire their bodies? I’m sure there are 1001 reasons to counter that statement. Tomoki is pretty confident in continuing his voyeurism and jumps into the middle of the pool since he knows Sohara and the Angeloids can’t swim. Annoyed Nymph uses her hacking ability to hack and lock Tomoki’s brain so that he can’t swim. So if he messes around, he’ll drown. Serves him right. As Tomoki lies on the floating board (it’s hilarious that in his chibi mode, he’s shorter than the float!) lamenting his fate, suddenly his perverted light bulb gives him another idea. Oh no.

Ikaros takes control of the pool’s wave currents and the strong currents send the girls in the pool swirling out of control. Eishirou throws a rope to have them grab on but even if they’re holding on dearly for their lives, their bikinis are coming off! Tomoki’s determination has him jump into the pool even if he can’t swim. He’s experiencing both Heaven and Hell because since the pool goes around in a circle, he gets to see those sexy bodies from below every time he flows back to the same point. Otherwise he’s struggling to breathe while making his rounds. After several rounds and having enough, he thinks it’s okay if he drowns here. In the afterlife, he sees his perverted grandpa and was ready to go to the other world with him but that dirty old guy wants him to go back as there’s a whole life ahead of him. Yeah, a whole perverted life. Tomoki wakes up as Ikaros pummels his stomach to get the water out from his lungs. Noticing that he is alone, Ikaros mentions that everyone is in the changing room since the pool is closed. Oh no. Not another perverted scheme.

Thanking grandpa for giving him another twisted chance in life, he goes into to peek but this time he has morphed into a panty and is darn excited which girl will put him on! Oh yeah! Of all the girls, why the hell she has to be Sohara?! He has to control his urge because if he transforms back now, he’ll be in big sh*t. Oops. Too late. He turned back and got his face over Sohara’s erm… Let’s just say her lower body area. We all know what’s coming. He knows too well. And I don’t understand what Eishirou’s narration thanking Tomoki has given them a hope and dream. What hope and dream?! What noble death?! By the way, Tomoki is seen crashing like a missile into the asphalt outside, badly beaten up. That’s got to hurt real bad.

On their way home, Tomoki is miserable because Sohara destroyed his metamorphosis machine. Nymph suggests some gel that would allow girls to peek at them. Tomoki begs her to give him but she won’t unless he orders her since she has lost her master. Then he changes his mind and doesn’t want it. He tells her that she is free and to decide herself whatever and wherever she wants to go. He leaves dejectedly. In class, Tomoki has that dream again whereby the angel wanted him to rescue her but she changed her mind and went back to sleep. She hopes he won’t forget her. He wakes up once class is over and asks Sohara about her dreams. Seems like she was getting married to Tomoki but that pervert starts by squeezing her boobs! In her embarrassment, she lands Tomoki her trademark murderous chop.

Later Eishirou calls the gang to witness yet another of his experiments to head to the New World via a hang glider. Nymph wonders why he keeps trying though he failed many times. He replies he has a dream about flying in the sky and is certain he will succeed one day. Nymph thinks it’s wonderful to have dreams since Angeloids are incapable of that. Eishirou is confident there must be something for her too but she is sad that Tomoki doesn’t allow her to be her master and wonders if she’s being hated. Eishirou thinks that is Tomoki’s way of showing his kindness. Soon Eishirou begins his flight and he flies a considerable distance before landing safely (for once). Nymph wishes to stay with them so Ikaros is okay with it since Tomoki will always be her master.

Erm… So where the heck was the ‘dangerous’ part?! If you consider those underwater peeping of Tomoki having a nice full view of the girls’ bodies then I think that wasn’t anything close to any red alert level. Just moderate. In fact, you don’t see the girls baring their breasts or any visible tits like what most fanservice OVAs would do. Sure we have lots of fanservice shots but even if the ‘dangerous’ ones do come by, they are ‘censored’ using frogs. Frogs?! Well, if you consider them in a way they look good both on land and in water. So how did the producers come to a conclusion for it to be ‘dangerous’? Maybe they’ve watched too much of such shows so it screwed up their minds. Like ours. Haha. We’re so immune to such fanservice already.

This particular OVA though has Nymph accepting Tomoki as her new master, but it’s mainly about Tomoki’s perverted antics. That’s what this show is all about, right? Right. Of course it was too short to see any new kind of developments but you can guess it’s still pretty much the same. You know, Sohara still harbouring that secret crush on Tomoki, Mikako the sadistic daughter of the local yakuza (too bad we don’t get to see her sadistic side here) and Ikaros the ever obeying expressionless Angeloid to Tomoki. Unlike in the TV series, we don’t see Eishirou spewing his fascination lines on the discovery of his New World. He’s still pretty much interested in that I assure you. And it was pretty funny to see Tomoki existing in his chibi form for around 70% of the episode. It’s like his other permanent form.

As a teaser for the sequel entitled Sora No Otoshimono: Forte (just ended it’s run at the time of this blog, by the way), there are scenes at the end of the OVA that gives us a glimpse of what’s more to come. Seems to be more dangerous in the sense of action rather than fanservice this time. Who is this threatening and seemingly powerful third Angeloid, type Delta Astrea crashing down with thunder from the black hole above the sky? A dangerous battle is about to begin? If Tomoki still thinks of anything perverted of this busty new Angeloid, I’m thinking he’s going to get a hell out of a beating from her seeing that she’s really mean looking and the sexy suit is just for distraction. So yeah. I’ll be hoping to catch the sequel though I know it’s going to be more or less the same thing. Fanservice, more of Tomoki’s pervertness, fanservice, Tomoki’s perverted side, fanservice and more fanservice. Okay, other than that, probably more developments for the returning characters as well with new ones and answers to the questions that have been floating around since the first season. And yeah, more fanservice.

Sora No Otoshimono

Sora No Otoshimono

July 3, 2010

Would it be a good omen if something fell out of the sky and especially from the Heavens? Even so, would you take it and consider it as your own? If you say yes, how about a pet angel that will grant you any wish you desire? Sounds too good to be true unless you’re talking about the anime series Sora No Otoshimono. Hearing the name of this title may at first bring sci-fi elements to mind. Partially that’s correct till you see the images of this title. Sexy angels. What does that tell you? Yeah, ecchi fanservice. Do I need to elaborate?
So let’s get down to the story and the characters. In a sleepy town where nothing much happens, Tomoki Sakurai is your typical high school kid whose motto is "Peace and quiet is the best". Sounds like a pretty decent guy, right? That is, until you find he’s a typical pervert who likes nothing more than stare at girls’ boobs and panties. Is that his definition of peace and quiet? But no matter how perverted he is, you can tell that he is also a sincere person and that he still cares for those around him. Except his perverted side is more profound.
His childhood friend, Sohara Mitsuki, just like any other such animes, lives across his house, takes it upon herself to wake that kid up since his parents are overseas, and though she may be a violent girl, you can tell she harbours a secret crush on him. Ah, if he wasn’t such a pervert, it would all be perfect. Unfortunately due to Tomoki’s pervertness, Sohara has to unleash her ‘murderous chops’ in which that guy deservingly gets in almost every episode. It’s a wonder he doesn’t die from it. Then there’s the mysterious leader of the club called the New World, Eishirou Sugata. In short, he’s a weirdo. How weird? I don’t care about his scientific explanations and theories but this guy is obsessed with the discovery of The New World. Whatever and wherever that is, he believes that World is hovering close by to ours and he is pretty adamant to find it. You can’t blame others into thinking he’s a nut case. Finally, there is Mikako Satsukitane, the student council president and childhood friend of Eishirou. One thing about her, if she’s smiling, it doesn’t mean a good thing. Yup, she may appear nice and all but in fact is manipulative, cunning and a sadist. And she loves teasing Tomoki.
As seen in episode 1, Tomoki has always been waking up from this weird dream in tears about an angel in the sky wanting him to rescue her. But he has to put that aside since there is a commotion that Eishirou is attempting another one of his weird stunts. He is trying to fly to the New World via hang glider. Is he crazy? You bet. He fails miserably as always because God did not make men to fly. Sohara suggests helping Tomoki solve his dream problem, to go see Eishirou. Yeah, even that’s the last thing Tomoki wants on his mind. Too bad Sohara threatens him with her chop so it’s between the devil and the deep blue sea. In his dark clubroom, Eishirou explains the concept of the New World. I don’t know why Sohara is so impressed but Tomoki knows his peaceful days are numbered if he is going to seek this weirdo for help. His hell has just begun. Before he knows it, all that elaborated explanation leads Tomoki to being recruited into his club as Eishirou wants them to meet him at midnight at the town’s sakura tree. What does his dream have to do with the New World? Not sure. But he’s bloody sure that they’re connected. Now his peaceful days are definitely gone. That night, Tomoki seems to be the only turned up as Sohara is on a curfew and Mikako ‘kidnaps’ Eishirou for some help. Tomoki is going to leave when he gets a call from Eishirou to get out of there immediately. Too late. A black hole appears over the place and lots of ‘pillars’ start dropping. Tomoki must be lucky to have it all missed him. Just then he spots an unconscious angel and his conscious tells him to save her. A pillar threatens to squash them both when the angel awakens and saves him. She starts her ‘imprinting’ process and lands them to safety. She introduces herself as Ikaros, a Pet-class Angeloid and she is here to fulfil all his master’s wish and desire. Hey, it can’t be a bad thing after all, right?
So maybe Tomoki thinks all this was a bad dream and wakes up the next morning in his room but to his dismay, Ikaros is by his side. Nope, not a dream. So to test whether she’s the real deal, Tomoki wishes for money. And a billion Yen he gets! Wow! Tomoki gets hold of the card Ikaros has in possession which grants his wish. Seeing that he can wish for anything, Tomoki starts getting weird ideas. Yup, that includes turning invisible to spy on Sohara changing and even outrage her modesty! Then stopping time and run around naked in town doing all the unthinkable things which isn’t possible if others would’ve seen him. Then back home as he feasts like a king, his thoughts tell him that all that left is world domination. But for now he wants Ikaros to strip. She does so and though Tomoki wants to cancel that wish, he learns that her programme does not allow her to do so. Next morning, Tomoki wakes up and gets the shock of his life. Nobody else is around. Seems that Ikaros has activated his wish for world domination and due to some research that not a single human would accept him as a ruler, she has every single one of them erased! Tomoki feels guilty and breaks down so Ikaros asks if she should terminate herself. He said yes and she was ready to do so. Till he stops her as he was just ‘joking’. In tears, he pleads to her not to do so as he doesn’t want to be alone but as she said, she cannot cancel orders. Wishing that all this was just a bad dream, you can’t help pity this selfish pervert the way he emotionally breaks down. Then the next thing he knows, everything is reverted back to normal. How? Well, he did wish that all this was just a dream, right? Right. Feeling relieved and learned his lesson, he tells Ikaros to do as she wish and allows her to stay by his side. Well, if she even knows what that means. Though Ikaros is loyal and can grant her master any wish, but I feel she’s like an emotionless robot without any independent thoughts of her own. Just like she only moves when is being told to do so.
In episode 2, Sohara finds Ikaros in Tomoki’s room. You know what that means. Ouch time. Seeing that Ikaros’ choker chain is tied to Tomoki’s hand, she follows him everywhere and even to school, attracting lots of attention. No choice, Tomoki sees Eishirou about this. Well, that weirdo tells him to watch over her till he figures out the details. Like he has got time for that. And I’m sure Mikako loves to see how this is developing. Ikaros gives Tomoki an older model card. During class, Sohara trips and Tomoki saw her doggy panties. Soon, her panties start flying out like a bird! Tomoki thinks it’s the card since it is flashing. Sohara thinks it is Tomoki and chops him. They go back to Eishirou and tell him the problem. However, no matter how many or what kind of panties Sohara try to put on, it blasts out through the window and into the sky faster than a fighter jet! I don’t know how, a pair of handcuffs appear before him and he puts in on Sohara. With that, she can’t defend herself if the wind decides to play a little trick up her skirt. That’s not a good thing, the way Sohara puts it. Tomoki tries to get order back but his stammering about panties has Ikaros grant him his wish. Yup, every girl got her panties flown away and assembled over Tomoki. Pervert’s dream come true?
So this is what I understand from Eishirou’s explanations. It seems the card first activated when Tomoki saw Sohara’s panties which he disliked and will remove it no matter what. So the answer is to wear panties that are acceptable to Tomoki. So Ikaros and Mikako go shopping and got a heap load of panties. However not one of them stay put! So one last chance, a bear print panty and somehow it worked. I’m not sure about the explanations that the card shut itself down but Tomoki glad this ordeal is over. Yeah, he doesn’t want to talk about panties for the time being. How long is that? That night, Tomoki and Sohara chat about when they were young. Sohara had trouble breaking boards for her karate practice so naughty Tomoki pulled down her pants. That’s when she developed her murderous chops and in a way, Tomoki got traumatized by the doggy print panties (not to mention dogs too) she was wearing that time. Realizing that he was the cause of it all, she starts throwing things at him. Remember all those other panties? This may sound like a disgusting new phenomenon, but they seem to be like a flock of migrating birds, flying in row all over the world! Panty meteor shower?! Even caught the attention of the White House people…
In episode 3, Tomoki and Sohara are having problems with their maths homework so who better to go seek for Eishirou’s help. They find his large house but the residents mention they have no son of that name. To their surprise (or horror, depending on how you look at it), Eishirou lives in a little tent by the river stream! Hey, he’s a weirdo, remember? Eishirou explains to the dumb ones and it’s like Einstein talking to a baby. Then he passes it to Ikaros to test her computational skills but all she did was scribble over it. He concludes she lacks computational abilities. In exchange for helping them out with their homework, now they help him out with his New World theory. Eishirou’s calculations has him believe that the New World is hovering about them but they don’t see anything so Tomoki has Ikaros fly around but her reports come back negative. Since everyone is staying for the night (oh yeah, now it’s turning into a camping trip), they draw lots to see what chores they’ll be doing. Ikaros has the task of buying groceries and apparently she doesn’t understand the meaning of acting more human because she starts flying. I guess the others are worried so they tail and watch her from afar. During her trip, she buys a watermelon that she’ll carry around for the rest of the series and a little chick (for meat) that will also follow her around. Because Tomoki is having trouble catching fish, Ikaros flies around the world and brings back a giant one. Eishirou and Mikako suspect her purpose as a Pet-class Angeloid as her speed is faster than the world’s best jet fighters. That night, Eishirou confronts Ikaros and wants her to tell him what she is but her answer remained the same. So he thinks the problem now is how sent her to Tomoki and for what purpose. The next day, Eishirou has Tomoki doing a hang glider stunt as part of his experiment and repayment for his homework done. Yeah, another big time failure. Ikaros asks Eishirou the meaning of fun so he tells her that it is her homework to find out.
Remember those flying migratory bird-like panties? They’re back in episode 4 and they’re coming home to Tomoki! Now he’s got a bunch of them! You know what will happen if Sohara sees this? Oops. Too late. She shreds them all with her chops. She wants him to get rid of all of them but will that pervert listen? Nope. He still keeps them. And because Sohara saw this coming, using one of Ikaros’ cards, she puts a spell that if Tomoki lays his eyes on a single panty, that panty will explode! Unfortunately the night before, Tomoki has decorated his entire house with them! From the walls to the outside garden! Every nook and corner is covered with them. Just how many panties are there?! Extreme! Now he’s trapped in a mine field! Boom! Bang! He tries to get out blindfolded but it seems touching them too will cause them to blow up. While Tomoki continues his explosive affair to get out alive, Sohara takes Ikaros out as she tells of her past why she ‘likes’ Tomoki. Apparently he was the only kid who came to her birthday party. Ikaros senses her master in trouble so they rush back to find the house like a battlefield.
Though Tomoki manages to make it out, he trips and got his face onto Sohara’s panties. The explosion sends her flying into the house. With Eishirou and Mikako watching this, they manage to convince and psyche him up to re-enter the house to save her. It would’ve been easier if someone else went in but you know Mikako, she loves making things interesting. Tomoki manages to find Sohara but she has discovered his darkest secret. A stash of Playboy magazines! I’m not sure what wish Tomoki put up the night before but as some sort of security system, a heap of panties turned into a robot and has got Sohara in its grasp. In a dilemma to save Sohara or his magazines, he chose the former and sacrifices himself by coming into contact with the robot to make it explode. His entire house is destroyed and collection shredded into pieces but Tomoki emerges with Sohara in his arms and the crowd goes wild after the dramatic endeavour. But the mood is spoilt when Sohara notices his pervertness once more and… You figure out the rest. That night as Tomoki sleeps, that dream angel is lamenting that she did not send an angel for things to turn out like this.
With his house decimated, Tomoki and Ikaros are trying to find a place to live in episode 5. Eishirou’s camp is out because the wild animals seem to have an appetite for perverts and dumb angels. Sohara won’t let him in because he will definitely steal her panties. All that’s left is Mikako, in which she offers them all to come stay. As the largest house in town, Tomoki and co learn that Mikako is the granddaughter of the local yakuza head. Ah, now we know where her character stems from. They’ll be fine as long as they don’t do anything silly. Oops. Too late. Ikaros rubs the Boss’ head since it’s like a watermelon! But Boss seems to like it and subjects them all to first class luxury treatment. Sumptuous meals and high class entertainment. Man, this is the life! That night, Tomoki mistakenly enters a forbidden place when he was going to soak in the hotspring bath. He sees Mikako bathing alone but too late as the alarm is sound. Every personnel go into full action to catch the ‘intruder’. Eventually Tomoki gets caught as Boss explains how this bath is sacred since a celestial maiden cleanse her body here. After her passing and the bath opened to the public, the town experienced disasters and was only quelled with a sacrifice. Tomoki is to be put to death at any cost. Oh the horror! Mikako can’t do anything and Eishirou can’t persuade them. Before a personnel is going to chop off Tomoki’s head, Ikaros grabs his wrist and though it may not seem like it, he experiences excruciating pain. And what is that scary power aura she is emitting? She asks what is he doing to her master and it could’ve gone from bad to worse if Tomoki didn’t order her to stop. After witnessing the spectacle, Boss hints he will overlook the events so Tomoki apologizes and takes his leave.
The next morning, Tomoki and co find themselves being flown to a distant uninhabited island. Since Tomoki isn’t going to pay with his life, I guess he has to live in seclusion for the rest of his life. Well, it’s better than losing his head. Even if this island is owned by Mikako’s family, it is really uninhabited and lacks any facilities. So better start your surviving skills. With Ikaros blasting off to fulfil her master’s orders of catching some fish, Tomoki tries to hunt food for himself but as you can see, he’s a total failure. Then Tomoki ate a weird mushroom and passes out. He wakes up only to find Sohara alone and scared and the others missing. Not to mention that scary howling. They take refuge and try searching the next day but their efforts were futile. Soon a whole month passed and the duo are accustomed to living life on an island. Look how tanned they are. One night, the usual nostalgic chat about being lonely and all that. So we’re thinking Sohara suggests easing that loneliness by having a baby since Tomoki promises never to leave her side. And you know what that means, right? Gulp. So are they ready to experience their first time? Apparently that had to wait as a giant threatening sea creature emerges. Tomoki goes all out to save Sohara till he finds out underneath all that oyster and seaweed is just Ikaros. She’s back from her fishing trip to parts unknown of the world and somehow those sea things got stuck to her. Using her radar to check for other signs of life, suddenly part of the forest fell off and we see Mikako, Eishirou, Boss and his subordinates watching them! Oh sh*t! So they were just in their backyard all the while?! And that scary howl was just a tape recorder. Since they had so much fun, Boss will let them off the hook with this punishment. Using their powers, Boss has his subordinate rebuild Tomoki’s house. Partly he seems to take a liking for Ikaros rubbing his head. Uhh… But Tomoki and Sohara’s ordeal isn’t over because back in school, Mikako plays those romantic I’ll-never-leave-you lines over the PA! They got it recorded! Such a sadist…
More trouble for Tomoki because in episode 6, another Angeloid, Nymph, is seen in his home like as though it is her own. A friend of Ikaros? Unfortunately she doesn’t know even if she has wings and the same choker around her neck. Unlike Ikaros, Nymph has independent thinking and emotions and doesn’t like humans whom she regards as bugs. But in this episode, the gang go on a beach trip after winning a lottery first prize. Even Nymph tags along. Wouldn’t they mind the new girl in town? Heck, the more the merrier, they say. So the usual beach affair. Bouncy babes in bikinis. Tomoki can’t leave Ikaros by her own or else she’ll do ‘un-human’ things so he teaches her how to swim like a human. This disheartens Sohara because she thought she was going to spend a little private time with him boating. She gets upset and boats by herself. Some flashback how Tomoki tried teaching her to swim when they were young and by the time she snaps out of it, she’s too far from shore. As expected, her oars fell off and she slip out while trying to retrieve them. Tomoki then realizes his boating promise with Sohara but too late as he spots her drowning. He wouldn’t have made it in time if not for Nymph’s help. Apparently, Eishirou won some prize so the gang gets to stay over for the night. That night Tomoki can’t sleep and sees Ikaros awake. She tells him Angeloids of her design don’t sleep or have dreams so he takes her out for a night stroll. At the same time, a bunch of thugs try to hit on Nymph. Tomoki goes to rescue her and since 1 of them got rough, the same wrist twisting what-are-you-doing-to-my-master tactic from Ikaros. Her aura is so powerful that it blows away the nearby rocks! Could’ve been bad if Tomoki hadn’t told her to stop. Enough to scare those jerks away. Tomoki is upset that she shouldn’t do those stuff and takes her away. Unknown to them, the rest are watching from afar and yeah, Sohara looking very shock. Haih…
Back to school in episode 7. Was that vacation refreshing? Well, you’re going to need it Tomoki because Ikaros and Nymph have become new transfer students in his class! Blame it on the card, dude, since Ikaros really wanted to be with Tomoki 24/7 so Nymph got irritated and made her wish come true. Tomoki is not too happy but he is reminded by Eishirou that he wanted Ikaros to act more human. Sohara on the other hand is glad and tries to help out but to her dismay she is way out of the Angeloids’ league. From solving difficult out-of-this-world maths questions to home economics to even English classes. They come out tops. Due to that, they’ve got a few fans of their own. Isn’t that a good sign? Then to make things more interesting, bored Nymph has Ikaros become the teacher for their next class! It is so interesting that even seniors Mikako and Eishirou are in their class and suggests making Tomoki a test subject! And today’s class is how to fly in the sky. They love tormenting him. Everyone gangs up to have Tomoki jump and fly out of the window and no matter how reluctant that guy is, call it smooth convincing talk or he just gave up and join them that he finally dons a weird flying outfit and makes his leap out of the window. Into the endless sky… Well for 3 seconds, that is. Then he comes crashing down just like reality. Now that has got to hurt. The next day, Ikaros and Nymph get a bunch of fan letters in their locker. As the Angeloids read their letters alone, Ikaros do not understand its content as Nymph shows her true colours. She mocks Ikaros and starts scanning her (regarding her multiple restrictions such as emotions, etc) and then revealing Ikaros as the Uranus Queen that wrecked havoc the entire Synapse. She is interrupted when Eishirou comes in. He too suspects about Nymph nothing that she is quite different from Ikaros. Lastly, a short clip shows how Nymph was sent down to Earth by her master to retrieve Ikaros.
It’s the traditional festival in episode 8 organized by Mikako’s family for the town to unite the people. Well, she’s got a yakuza background so expect a guy to sell rifles and guns at the place in addition to traditional food and games stall. So everyone is there including our protagonists. Mikako spices things up by organizing a survival battle contest using cork guns in which the last standing survivor will win the prize of 10 million Yen cold hard cash. Enough cash to buy one’s dreams. Who is up for grabs? Everyone for himself! Sever all ties! Get ready to kill! I don’t know why, everyone gangs up against Tomoki. They love him that much, eh? But they are taken out by the sharp sniper of Eishirou and Mikako. Both engage in mortal combat and are equal in terms of fighting skills. Poor Tomoki gets caught in between but he still survives. Meanwhile Ikaros destroys a huge chunk of the competition with her chaingun! OMG! She fragged the entire town! Her body count is rising to level high records! Till Tomoki stops her by shooting a cork at her head for overdoing it. When Ikaros flies away, she is being encountered by Nymph. She starts abusing and beating her up, claiming to know her true identity. But Ikaros maintains of her Pet-class type statement. That’s when Nymph unlocks her memories and we see Ikaros as some devastating weapon of mass destruction responsible for annihilating lots of human civilization. Nymph continues to mock her that her memories brought her to tears but that was a bad move because she has really awakened the true Uranus Queen. Ikaros goes on the offensive and lets Nymph gets a taste of her own medicine. Nymph crashes down and dirty in the ground as Ikaros unleashes a huge mean looking arrow of destruction, Appeloun, enough to destroy the entire country. She is prepared to fire and destroy Nymph but her emotional state pleads for her to leave. Though Nymph agrees, she vows to be back and warns her that sooner or later her master will find out her true identity.
Meanwhile Tomoki thinks he has a shot with the money now that the entire town is taken out. Seems Sohara is the competitor standing in his way. However the rifle dude warns him that he mixed up a real gun with the fakes. Guess what? Yup. Sohara has it. She’s so obsessed with winning so she could spend the money on some sick fetishes with Tomoki, she isn’t going to listen to him. Run for your life! In her obsession she accidentally fires a shot at Tomoki and that guy thinks he is done for. Luckily for him, Ikaros appears to take the shot in his place. I guess it takes death of a closed one to snap one back to his/her senses. But all that emotional drama comes to an end when Ikaros just wakes up. Hey, she’s and Angeloid (and more recently a WMD) so she can’t dies that easily, right? The final battle for the cash turns into a three-way fight. Tomoki, Sohara and the rifle dude. So he was in this game all along? A showdown between the trio and can the kids pull off a major upset. Seems like it… Not. Rifle guy wins so Mikako hands him the money and wishes him for next year too. Later as the fireworks are being displayed, Tomoki and Ikaros talk. He expresses his concern of her jumping in to save his life and that he would be upset if she had really died. Since her emotional restriction is gone, Ikaros starts crying and hugs his back.
In episode 9, Nymph returns to the Heavens but gets punished for her failure to retrieve Uranus Queen. Seems her sadistic masters are bored that they find torturing her in excruciating pain very entertaining. Is this what Heaven is? Then I don’t want to go there. For this episode, it’s the sakura viewing season so as usual, the gang patron the stalls and a nice spot for the viewing. Ikaros is worried about her past when she overhears other people saying that it is human to lie. Noting that is her master’s wish, she goes around telling lies to her buddies. Oh the heartbreak. Except for Mikako. Because I guess it is music to her ears when Ikaros tells her she is a good person. Haha. Then Ikaros sees Nymph again but the latter lies that she plans on hanging around with them when she’s actually planning to take her back to the skies. Nymph then goes to see Tomoki and based on her body actions, I think she’s turning tsundere. There is some rare perverted DVD that Tomoki wanted to buy at the stalls but since he has no money (earlier on he had to pay for an item Ikaros broke), he starts selling weird stuff. Yeah, his perverted stuff is driving the female customers away. He misinterprets Nymph’s advice to be an idol by selling naked photos of himself! Gross! Then he gets desperate by secretly selling Sohara’s panties and even throwing in a cute picture of her. He should’ve been prepared for the chop if he intended to do so. Anyway he got it.
Frustrated Tomoki throws up a tantrum when he sees lovely couples around him so Nymph helps him out by using a jamming system to make all the ladies for fall Tomoki. Oh yeah. Now he’s such a hot hunk. While he’s busy entertaining the girls, Nymph has been reluctantly relegated to a waitress job serving drinks so she shuts the system off and that’s when the ladies turn on him while he is showing his ‘tower’ off. Super ouch. But Tomoki thanks Nymph for helping him out before going to buy the DVD. This causes her to be in a dilemma over her feelings and the different treatment between both their masters. Eventually Eishirou confronts Ikaros and knows she had been lying all along. Thus her reason for lying is exposed so everyone is relieved. Except for Mikako’s one. I guess Ikaros is smart enough to agree with Mikako that she’s a good girl still. Eishirou notes how Tomoki has changed in the sense that initially he didn’t want to be with the Angeloids. When they get back home, Ikaros asks Tomoki what he thinks of her. This prompts him to tell his younger days when he was a weird kid so much so he had no friends. Thus the reason he doesn’t want her or Nymph to suddenly just disappear as it will remind him of his sad past. That’s when Ikaros kisses him and asserts that she will always be by his side. Since this is developing so fast, Tomoki reprimands and gives her another one of his lectures. And late that night, to his shock, he finds the Angeloids watching his perverted DVD! All part of trying to be human, eh?
It’s time for the yearly school cultural festival in episode 10. Due to their town lacking in number of students, the festival is jointly organized with another local private high school, Sorami. And they seem like a bunch of stuck-up aristocrats looking down on this ‘poorly organized’ festival. Yeah, big time jerks, if I should say. Since they fired the first salvo by mocking just about everything lowly about them, Mikako can’t sit back and is going to counter their orchestra performance with their own rock band. To Tomoki’s dismay, everyone is a flop. I don’t know what weird seashell instrument Eishirou is blowing, Ikaros can hardly hit her tambourine, Sohara losing her drum sticks and I wonder if Mikako even knows how to play the bass. The only hope lies within Nymph who is quite adept with the keyboard. And during such times, all Ikaros could think was how to hold her master’s hands. The battle of the bands blows up into a full scale election-like machinery as Boss and his subordinates go around town gathering support for Mikako’s band. Soon the entire town is divided over both sides and it’s like a fiery battle could erupt any moment. Hey, it’s just a band performance, will everyone cool down? While everyone is focusing on Nymph, the soon realize a hidden talent from Ikaros. During the festival and before the showdown, the gang takes a walk around. Nymph sees Eishirou promoting his New World exhibit and this has her to remember the time when her cruel master beats her up, in addition to putting up a smile and saying thank you at every kick she gets. Heartless. Then when her master tells her to bring a bird and break its wings, Nymph has no choice but to do so since she can’t go against his orders. Totally heartless! So seeing Tomoki’s kindness, she can’t help break into tears. Of course the rest blames him for doing something to her.
The showdown has arrived and the Sorami counterparts put up a magnificent orchestra display. Then it’s Tomoki’s turn. He makes a false start by singing a horrible rendition about his tingling nipples! WTF?! Before they become laughing stock and lose the bet, he then passes the microphone to Ikaros (finally get to touch his hand) and when she opens her mouth, she’s got a damn beautiful voice mesmerizing the crowd. Everyone goes wild at the end and it’s safe to say who won. As Tomoki and co celebrate their victory, he thanks everyone for their hard work. Eishirou asks him if he is going to the bonfire dance but Tomoki says they only allow couples in. Sohara and Nymph offer themselves but after noticing that Ikaros really wants to go, they agree to let her be with Tomoki. But Ikaros is still worried about her past and if her master should find out and wonders if she should be this happy. Sometimes too much thinking and worrying is bad, so just enjoy the moment will ‘ya girl?
Tomoki is still the pervert he is and suggests for the gang to go for an open public bath in episode 11. Since the girls are smart enough to know his intentions, they reject his proposal. He goes to Eishirou for help. By know Tomoki knows how to play Eishirou’s game so when he mentions the possibility of the New World via girls’ bath, the bespectacled weirdo agrees to help. Eishirou uses a card he borrowed from Ikaros to study, to change Tomoki into a girl to infiltrate the bath. Hello people, it’s Tomoko now. So his first mission is to get into everyone’s good books by being the new klutzy transfer student. Seems to be working well so far. Having new fans and making friends with Sohara, Tomoko has stepped into a place where no men has ventured and got out alive or unscathed. The girls’ changing room. He must be loving it. In no time, he manages to convince the girls for a public bath. Though Mikako has her reservations, it was still enough to fool her. So Tomoko takes her first step into the bath while Eishirou spies as wall mural. Unfortunately with great powers come great responsibilities. Okay, not quite accurate but Tomoko misuses her ‘powers’ and goes on a wild perverted rampage! She’s like a horny monster shooting beams?! "Yes! Yes! Yes!" Ikaros is keeping tabs on Tomoko’s system stability and as a guy you know which part grows bigger as you get turned on, right? So how does that part grow considering Tomoko is a girl? Mind boggling?
Because of that, he lost control and the system starts malfunctioning. Tomoko changes back to Tomoki and it doesn’t matter if he has seen Sohara naked because this will be the most painful chop he’ll ever received. So how is Heaven like, boy? Smart Eishirou has retreated when he knew Tomoki went out of control. As punishment, Tomoki is made to clean the entire bath house. So the girls get to soak in peace and Ikaros feels happy that Sohara sees her as a normal girl. With her resolve to tell her master the truth, Ikaros goes to see Tomoki outside but seems to hesitate and is afraid he will hate her. But he compliments her for being more human and that it is okay to have a thing or two to hide. She starts breaking down so Tomoki says to tell him when she feels like it. Tomoki sees Eishirou for more information about the New World and Angeloids but he too doesn’t have much. Meanwhile Nymph’s master has plans on scrapping her. And yeah, Eishirou gets beaten up by Mikako and a rifle shoved up his face since she has a photo proof of where he was hiding in the bath house. No escape from her eagle eyes…
The gang tries to teach Ikaros to smile in episode 12 but yield unwanted results. Ikaros should know better than to seek Mikako’s advice. Hitting someone makes her happy but you know, it won’t be the same if Ikaros tries to do the same with her master. So one morning Tomoki gets the shock of his life to see her really smiling. Actually, Nymph glued her face that way. That’s not going to cut it. So Nymph suggests for the 3 of them to go on a date. Of course the date seems un-normal given the fact that Ikaros hasn’t fully understand about being human so Tomoki has a hard time as usual. As for Nymph, she’s in a dilemma about her feelings for Tomoki since he isn’t her master. Then at the zoo, Nymph mentions how they are like these animals, caged up and would be happy if were set free. Ikaros misinterprets this would make Tomoki happy and frees them all. I guess Tomoki is a trouble magnet because the wild animals chase after him and bite off his clothes till he’s naked. It got out of hand that even the army got involved and thinks this is a new kind of terrorism! Naked kid unleashing havoc at a zoo is terrorism?! He got caught and arrested but I don’t know how he was released. He reprimands them so Nymph suggests a kiss to end their date. Ikaros doesn’t know the pain in her heart is jealousy so she flies away. Nymph backs out upon realizing how embarrassing it is. Then she too flies away, wishing them goodbye and that was supposed to be some sort of her final memories with them. She thinks Ikaros will be fine with a guy like him. Soon Tomoki finds Ikaros and they walk home hand in hand. It is revealed the bleeping thing on Nymph’s choker is a time bomb and her time is running out. While laughing to herself in the rain, a powerful blast befalls on her. She recognizes the pair of harpies as Gamma Angeloids.
In episode 13, the Harpies tell Nymph that they’re being sent by her master because he was thinking about her and all that crap. Of course this sends confusing and happy signals to her that her master is caring about her but in actual fact his real intentions are to kill Uranus Queen, all the humans below and then see her reaction when she returns only to be told she’ll be scrapped. Jerk. Meanwhile the rest are preparing a Christmas party at Tomoki’s place. Ikaros has her mind preoccupied with Nymph’s words about freedom and revelation of true identity. Sohara notices and ‘allows’ her to go out. Ikaros meets Tomoki on his way back from shopping. She drops a bombshell bidding him farewell and that she will never forget and loved him. She flies off. Okay, bye. Would that go down well with Tomoki? Hell, no. He goes to find her high and low throughout town. Ikaros finds Nymph and before their conversation interrupted when the Harpies blast and knock Ikaros out. They reveal their lies to Nymph and that their master told them to bring back Ikaros’ system core and variable wings only. They are going to easily blast Ikaros away when Nymph unleashes her powerful Paradise Song beam towards them. Unfortunately Nymph couldn’t finish them off so the Harpies, like little school girls, impose their girly bullying on hapless Nymph by pulling her hair and pulling off her wings. So heartless. Pity to see Nymph in pain.
Soon Tomoki and his pals realizes what is going on and start heading to the angels’ whereabouts based on information of eye witnesses and Eishirou’s data. They arrive to see Nymph’s horrible fate. By that time, Ikaros too has come to and that’s not a good sign for the Harpies. You don’t want to mess with her. You don’t want to make her mad. And when she’s in weapon mode, you’re in deep sh*t. So deep that the Pacific Ocean is like the shallow part of a children’s swimming pool. Ikaros reveals the truth about herself to Tomoki but he says he knew it all along. The fact that he said he hated her being a weapon was that he meant he felt bad for her and thought it was too much for a girl to be a killing machine. As Ikaros is brought to tears by his kind words once more, Tomoki is also glad that she’s a weapon because now she can go save their friend. With that, she goes into combat mode and the Harpies better pray that they have lady luck on their side. Oh wait. They don’t. So are they still thinking of fighting her? How can you beat her fully equipped monstrous Uranus System arsenal? Well, it’s either their master’s wrath or this. As for the kids, they try to free Nymph of her chain. Though she tells of the time bomb, they persist that they’re here to save their friend. So I guess Nymph realizes lots of stuff like being happy and such. I also feel it wasn’t the axe Tomoki used that successfully broke her chain, but rather their determination. With Nymph free and the Harpies barely retreating back to Heaven by the skin of their teeth, Ikaros returns to normal mode and joins with the rest while watching the white snow fall.
I don’t blame you if you felt the ending was a little abrupt. No doubt that the ‘good people’ won the day and Ikaros reunited with her master, but that doesn’t feel satisfying since there are many questions left unanswered like the so called Heaven up in the sky, the angel that Tomoki dreamt and who or why Ikaros had her memories and other functions sealed and sent down to Earth. But don’t fret because a second season has been given the green light and maybe those questions will be answered and revealed. Yeah. Can’t get enough of those sexy angels, can’t we? Besides, if they made angels to be mass weapons of destruction (I guess to annihilate humans, what else?), why living things with emotion? Would it be better if it’s just a scrap of metal like a giant laser cannon? Maybe those sickos up there who must have been living so long got bored and needed their weapon to double up as their toy as well.
Tomoki may be a pervert but just like many young kid heroes in such show, he too has a caring side. He may have to forgo his peaceful and quiet days now that he has two angels to deal with but I guess he is okay with that. Something trivial about Tomoki bugs me. During comical scenes, half of the time he would be in chibi form. That means he would look so out of place and weird amidst the crowd. It’s really funny. Also the fact he goes into naked mode, a pair of wings act as his natural censor. And maybe with Tomoki truly accepting Ikaros, perhaps she could learn to smile. I bet I have never seen her with that nice facial curve (that gluing part does not count) because it has always been the blur gloomy expressionless look. Then after she remembered her memories, it was either that or crying. Angels like her are so emo… Oh yeah I forgot about her serious kick ass face in the final episode. Another initial aspect that I was pondering is the Ikaros’ inability to cancel wish. If Tomoki can’t undo a wish, why not give an order which is the opposite. I mean, if he changed his mind of wanting Ikaros to strip naked, then just give an order to not strip. Simple as that. I wonder if she still takes care of her watermelon and little chick.
Nymph is a totally changed character at the end too. At first, she started out hating humans and looked down upon them. Till she starts thinking about the cruel treatment her own master gave her all the while. It may not be a surprise that she’d fall for that guy. Oh wait. Maybe she already did. As for Sohara, too bad she couldn’t let Tomoki know her true feelings. Not even close. Better be quick since the ‘competition’ is getting a little crowded. It’s amazing that Tomoki has managed to survive Sohara’s deadly chops all over the years. Normal people would’ve been dead by now. And Tomoki’s not normal. He’s a pervert. Wait a minute, isn’t that normal for a kid his age? Mikako’s manipulative and cunning behaviour was amusing to watch especially when metes it out on poor Tomoki. Blame it on her yakuza background. Surprisingly she didn’t make any sly moves in the final episode but I guess she just left it to Tomoki since he’s in charge of his angels. As for Eishirou, what more can I say. He has got nothing but the New World on his mind.
He’s so obsessed about the New World that at the beginning of every episode (except the last), Eishirou will narrate to viewers about mankind’s progress in discovery, communication and exploration during the early ages and the turn of the century. History revisited. I don’t know all that mumbo jumbo he spewed because it somehow relates to the New World that he is hoping so much to discovery. Yeah, he has several assistants called Pretty ranging from a doll to a fish and even Mikako volunteered herself. For argument’s sake, if you ever believed in his New World theory, don’t worry, the New World won’t be some sort of an invisible planet on collision course with Earth like some Doomsday soothsayers would believe in. A ‘unique’ thing about this series is that each of the ending theme is different. No two are the same. They can range from typical Japanese anime pop to slow ballads to even those kind of music you hear in typical sentai shows. Of course the ending credits differ too. Some offering snippets of the aftermath of that episode, montages of previous episode clips or drawing sketches. Howzabout seeing Tomoko doing her physical training? Fancy seeing the gang doing retakes of the episode like as though they are acting in a film? Or perhaps a showcase of the characters in action? But don’t worry, the opening theme is standard and fixed. Entitled Ring My Bell by Blue Drops.
Then there is something about the episode titles. A word part of the title that is written in kanji, seem to bear a different meaning based on the hiragana or katakana written above it. Though the meaning of both words do not necessarily contrast each other, but they give the sentence a different new meaning. For example, episode 2’s "The Soaring Rainbow-coloured Underwear (Romance)", episode 7’s "The Cute (Exciting) New Girls", episode 10’s "Where The Angel’s Melody (Words) Go" and episode 13’s "The Queen (Thing That Fell) From The Sky". I wonder the significance of this double meaning. Maybe it’s to signify the hidden double standards the angels faced. Born to serve and make their masters happy from the moment they were born but not allowed to be happy for themselves.
So if you like your angels to be sexily clad and your ecchi fanservice filled with bouncy boobs and coloured panties (at least to Tomoki, he’ll definitely love it), then yeah, maybe you could enjoy this one. Me, can’t say I got disgusted with them because they were funny. Especially the naked kid alleged to have caused mayhem at the zoo as a new terrorism and the time Ikaros gunned down the entire town during the survival game. I still can’t stop laughing thinking about that. And if you ask me, it won’t be a funny thing if an angel suddenly drops down at my feet and proclaims herself to be my indispensible wish granting genie. I would take it as a sign as the end of the world! Just like that 2010 Hollywood movie Legion, eh? Hmm… Maybe I would consider if she’s a little kawaii and would grant my wish of watching every darn anime that has ever been produced. If that was true, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing up this blog. Oh yeah, I got to get me one of those cards. On second thought, maybe peace and quiet would be better.
Sora No Otoshimono

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