Sakurai Tomoki has settled into his life with the two angeloids, Ikaros and Nymph, and is enjoying himself immensely. However, he keeps having weird dreams and asks all of his friends to help him investigate the cause.
Nymph conjures up a device that enables people, but not angeloids, to enter other people's dreams. The device malfunctions at first but eventually they get to what was supposed to be Tomoki's dream but discover that something is very wrong with it.
Later, a meteor comes crashing down from the skies at the site of the large cherry blossom tree where Tomoki first discovered Ikaros. An extremely well endowed blonde angeloid with a huge sword emerges from the meteor and sets off in search of Tomoki!
#1: "Ring My Bell" by Hoshi Souichirou as Sakurai Tomoki (ep 1) #2: "Heart no Kakuritsu (ハートの確率)" by Blue Drops (Main Vocal Hitomi Yoshida) (eps 2-10) #3: "Heart no Kakuritsu (ハートの確率)" by Blue Drops (Main Vocal Saori Hayami) (ep 11)
#01: "Kaeru Kara (帰るから)" by Blue Drops (ep 1) #02: "COSMOS" by Blue Drops (ep 2) #03: "Kakegemeguru Seishun (かけめぐる青春)" by Mina and Ayahi Takagaki (ep 3) #04: "Miracle Guy (ミラクル・ガイ, Mirakuru Gai)" by Kaori Fukuhara (ep 4) #05: "ff (Fortissimo) (ff (フォルティシモ))", Forutishimo)" by Mina (ep 5) #06: "Soldier in the Space (ソルジャー・イン・ザ・スペース, Sorujā in za Supēsu)" by Soichiro Hoshi and Tatsuhisa Suzuki (ep 6) #07: "Kaerazaru Hi no Tame ni (帰らざる日のために)" by Soichiro Hoshi, Saori Hayami, Mina, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Iori Nomizu and Kaori Fukuhara (ep 7) #08: "Odoriko (踊り子)" by Saori Hayami and Ayahi Takagaki (ep 8) #09: "Natsu no Ojō-san (夏のお嬢さん)" by Iori Nomizu (ep 9) #10: "Bōkyō no Tabi (望郷の旅)" by Soichiro Hoshi and Saki Fujita (ep 10)
#11: "Kaeru Kara (帰るから)" by Blue Drops (ep 11) #12: "Jidai Okure no Koibito-tachi (時代遅れの恋人たち)" by Saori Hayami, Iori Nomizu and Kaori Fukuhara (ep 12)
Sora no Otoshimono: Forte is the second season of the series of Sora no Otoshimono. Likewise, it's highly recommended you watch the first season before watching this show, as the story in Forte basically picks up immediately after where season one ends.
For those who don't know what this show is about, it's obviously an ecchi comedy at heart, but do not let this discourage your hopes of finding the foundations of good characters and story. Sora no Otoshimono has proven last year that the ecchi comedy genre when directed well is one that can create a very endearing story and truly likable cast of characters, and Forte as of this year continues with the same excellent direction that its prequel managed to execute successfully. All in all what you have in this series is amazingly epic and genuinely funny comedy, and an interesting story to round things out.
The story in Forte I feel isn't quite as consistent in quality as it was in the previous season. A few of the episodes exist mainly for the purpose of random (but usually funny) comedy, and don't really contribute very much to the plot. It is also worth knowing that the final two episodes are anime original content, and had weaker character development than some of the other episodes. However, the way Forte introduces the new characters of the series, mainly Astrea and Chaos, was truly a highlight of the series. Generally when Forte shows the viewer in which way the story is headed, it is clear, to the point, and captures emotions during both internal and external conflict beautifully. A point of focus is the fact the Angeloids, normally an emotionless object of servitude towards their master, are changed through Tomoki's kindness and equal level treatment towards them, which in turn develops their emotions for Tomoki, and raises some intrapersonal questions about what rights an Angeloid has under her master.
Speaking of characters, the characters are generally very good in this show. The three Angeloids, like other classical trios, are endearing individually and together with their varying levels of intelligence, combat abilities, and emotions. The duo Mikako and Suguta are both cunning, yet contrast each other brilliantly with their evil and good qualities respectively, although Suguta gets extra points for promoting the advancement of the story in a number of episodes. The character I enjoyed least personally was Sohara, who didn't feature too much development, and for the most part was just a stereotypical tsundere osananajimi who beats up Tomoki periodically.
Speaking of Tomoki, a lot of people complain about the protagonist Tomoki being too perverted, but I believe that the show would not be nearly as entertaining without a deliberately flawed protagonist like him. Tomoki is honest in more than one way, and while his honesty is something that his friends can rely on, his blatantly honest acceptance of his perversions as a hormonal teenager is also a refreshing concept in light of the "perfect" but boring and ultra lame protagonists that typically accompany your usual harem anime. This type of personality opens up a lot of opportunities for extremely creative and risque comedy.
The other part of what makes the series of Sora no Otoshimono exceptional is the general production quality. Forte follows the footsteps of its predecessor appropriately in this way, so it generally should be agreed that the art and sound quality of Forte are simply outstanding. Figures and backgrounds are detailed and colorful, voice acting for every character fits and contributes to the comedy well, and animations are fluid in many different types of scenes, ranging from the opening sequence (two of them!), snowball fights, chibi comedy shenanigans, showdowns in the sky between Angeloids, and of course ending sequence that is unique to each episode. Forte reuses some of the soundtrack that was present in season one, although a few new themes can be heard in the background to suit each important or comedic moment as it happens. In each ED, a different classic Japanese J-pop/rock song is remixed to accompany its paired animation. Anyone who has listened to a lot of old J-rock/pop might get a kick out of that.
While a few of the episodes might be mildly not up to expectations of fans of the series, they can be overlooked in light of how many exceptional things this show does. Generally speaking this show does a lot of things really really well in spite of (or because of?) being an ecchi comedy. This is not to say that this show ever slacked on being a legitimately fun ecchi comedy on top of their solid production and story. If you watched season one, it's pretty hard to miss an exceptionally epic concept like the flying panties. I'll leave it to you to decide, but I believe Forte does no worse in coming up with at least one idea that is equally, if not more amazing than flying panties. For me, becoming a fan of the series was inevitable, given how much I enjoyed it.read more
This is now my newly edited review for this anime. As this anime nears its end, lets get a general review of it: The story is awesome in a comic way, never mind if it's perverted humor, what's important is that one gets to have a good laugh since, just like from the previous season, it is all about the misadventures of the perverted Tomoki and his never ending quest to peek inside the ladies locker which serves as the main climax of this anime, everything else are side dishes. The action side of it, the one which the angeliods do battle with Chaos can be considered as good as well. But, one thing about this anime is it's ending theme...... it doesn't have one, there is a different ending theme for every episode, but it does give it a unique way of ending an episode and you can really feel the creativeness of the author. The art, I really like the way how the characters were drawn especially the female characters in various attire whether in a bikini, lingerie, school uniform, normal everyday clothes or in any kinky outfit that you see in some of Mikako's festival scheme, it really look great (and the boobs, too). The sounds, if your talking about the opening theme, I'd say I like it, but the ending theme......I don't like any of it and frankly all of it are corny. The characters...... this kinda gets interesting, from the start, you would have thought that you've already knew the characters from the previous season and you simply rely on what info you get from the newly added, and as you watch the new season of this anime you would have thought that Astraea was mislabeled as a "Close Combat Angeliod" because of her stupidity, but as the episode progresses she really is what she is been labeled and she's has made herself part of Tomoki's bunch that adds to the comic relief of the anime , for the other characters, well, I found out that Tomoki is hornier than ever, but I can't dig as to why he didn't bang Ikaros (ep9) when he has the chance, Sohara who is as jealous as ever whenever Tomoki does some perverted things to others rather than to her (co'z she always dream of him doing it to her) , Nymph, who still has no wings, desires to be Tomoki's servant and hotter that ever despite being flat chested , there is Ikaros who is still a bit of an air head, but now seems to desires to have a deeper relationship with Tomoki, also we get to see the 2 angeliods observing modesty whenever they get close to Tomoki. The 2 other characters, Eishiro who still longs to discover the so-called "NEW WORLD" may have have found it above the sky to where the angeliods came from, thanks to Nymph's dream machine and there is Mikako who is sadistic and always has a lot of schemes to relive her boredom. There is a new comer, Chaos, whom at first I thought has been defeat by Ikaros, so I guess the best is yet to come.
Furthermore, the enjoyment of this anime, is fair enough to be rated as "FAIR," the comedy of this anime is enough to make up for any shortfalls, frankly speaking I don't think that an actual end for the main villain, Prometheus would be probable, maybe to Chaos something will. Also, Deadalus the angel that Tomoki sees in his dream will remain a mystery to him, not surprising since most animes with this kind of genre always end up with the main villain getting away to fight another day, still it is anybody's guess as to how the author of this anime plans to end it. So overall it's a FAIRLY FAIR ANIME TO WATCH.
Trivia: Do you know that an angel, a heavenly being with wings that we know, was actually a Nordic (Vikings) concept, called Valkyries it is said that they are responsible to bring warriors who died heroically to Valhalla (the Norse concept of heaven). The concept was adapted by Christians later on during the early middle ages. The idea of an angel with a halo on top was an Islamic Arab concept, just like the Nordic concepts it is said that the halo that angels wore represent the turban that they wear in heaven, the concept was lather on adapted by the Christians also during the middle ages. read more
Story: the story isn't that special but the when it mixes with the music, characters it just goes, WOW.... it's hillarious when i first read sora no otoshimonos manga, i dropped after the 2nd chapter(regret doing so!!), then i watched the anime just to give it a try and season did not disappoint... season 2 isn't much different from the 1st season except for the addition of a new girl astrea.. the best part about this is the COMEDY... its perverted but really really funny(i'm not kidding)... this isn't just about fan service.... it's seriously funny with all the charaters. all i can say is, the author is a GENIUS in making comedies, the comedy is better in the anime because the presence of awesome sound!
sound: 10, why? because there's so many ending themes and its hillarious, every episode has a special ending theme.. 2nd reason is because it adds to the comedy... the sound, u just need to watch it for yourself, the comedy scenes will sometimes have this serious music but then again it's comedy..i don't know wht to say, both season 1 and 2 have marvelous op(i prefer season 1's :D).....the music for the action scenes r also good.
art: 7 nothing special here i don't really have anything to say about this part... it's everage, not that bad but also not that good...
character: 10 the setting for the characters is pretty cliche but its hard to find characters which r not cliche... best character: tomoki...he never fail to make laugh ... most of the time(comedic scene), there will be this chibi tomoki and serious looking tomoki.. without them, i think the comedy will only be 70% less enjoyable... sugata sempai, he's the coolest, smartest character in the series(i think) but he's not all that perfect(makes the comedy better)... he's weird, funny and... cool(but still funny!)....he's searching for answers regarding to the 'new world'. most of the time, at the beginning of the episode, he'll talk about the world's hystory with his assistant 'pretty'...
enjoyment/overall: 10, i'm satisfied with almost everything in this series... the art isn't special but still... no complaints...read more
Forte basically picks up right where the first series left off, but it's going to be really hard for me to review this since I have such ambivalent emotions about it.
In terms of storytelling style, it basically mimics the first season in that you have a little plot development and a little filler-type comedy mixed into each episode, although I'd say this season is definitely more focused on the overall conflict, which is the mysterious blue-haired angle in Tomoki's dream. My only concern is that since there is more focus on this mysterious angel and about Synapse in general, which leads to a more serious tone, the comedy and seriousness clash a little bit at times as in some episodes you'll feel like that with such a solemn plot going on, is it really appropriate to have this much comedy? Especially since this anime does have some violence (Nymph losing her wings in the first one was pretty brutal to watch) that seems out of place when mixed with comedy. The pacing was also annoying in that although there is more focus on Synapse, sometimes you'll only get a tiny bit of plot movement in some of the episodes, which is extremely frustrating because it really makes you just want to find out what happens already. Cliffhangers are one thing, but delaying the main plot and making it that slow-paced was definitely a bit frustrating to watch. However, I would say that after episode 7 or so, the series gets really really good all the way to the end and it concludes with a strong finish, which really redeems this series. So to give it a more accurate rating, I would say the first half is a 6/10, and the second half is an 8 or 9.
I don't have a problem with the animation itself, but like the first season, there is a ton of chibi, but there's even more in this season to the point that I honestly forget what Tomoki looks like sometimes because you'll have entire episodes where he'll be in chibi. Chibi is cute when used correctly and really enhances comedic effects, but it's definitely overused on Tomoki, even though it's used really well on all the other characters.
The opening and ending themes are awesome as usual, and the music picked for the various moods is also appropriate as well. No complaints here.
I think Forte did an excellent job with character development. Nymph continues her tsundere growth, and it's really pleasant to watch how much she changes from the first time she enters the show to the very end, where she's a completely different character, and yet retains her core personality traits. Ikaros experiences just as much growth as she learns little by little what emotion is, and what her feelings for her master really mean. Really heartwarming to watch. The other characters remain pretty much the same though, especially Sohara, the Pres, and Sugata; they don't really change at all. But this season did such a great job focusing on Nymph and Ikaros' development that it makes up for the other characters'.
I'm only giving it a 7 since I really didn't like the first half all that much, but the second half was extremely well done, so I definitely enjoyed that part of the series, but the first half was, like I said, a little frustrating to watch.
Forte definitely wasn't a disappointment to Sora No Otoshimono fans, though, since I definitely consider Forte to be stronger than the first season, so if you liked that one, go ahead and start this one!read more
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