13 of 13 episodes seen
Sora no Otoshimono is a romantic comedy, also known as a romcom. Of it's genre, it stands out from the crowd in that the jokes are actually funny and the ecchi isn't over the top, yet it still falls prey to flat characters and a storyline which lacks a bit.
Ecchi is like the topping on a hot dog, it's not the main attraction but it certainly adds flavor. While some series sacrifice all else for ecchi, Sora no Otoshimono moderates itself (just a little bit). It's not a (huge) distraction, which is good.
The characters are pretty flat. The character that develops the most is Icarus (Ikaros), who struggles with trying to become more human like for her master. That doesn't get very far, nor does it really seem to be a driving point in the story.
The story, it actually includes drama. There were a few parts where I knew what was going to happen solely because I read the manga, yet I still was shocked to see it happen. It kicks it from comedy to drama in a few seconds, but unfortunately only when it comes to one character. Still, plenty of "oh snap!" moments.
Each episode has it's own ending theme, and episode eleven has a different main vocalist for the opening. The end themes are sometimes parodies of other end themes, but not always. The twelfth and thirteenth endings are actually quite beautifully done in my opinion.
However there's a spot in which Icarus sings. I was looking forward to hearing it after reading the manga, but the actual song is disappointing.
The art of this series is based off of the art of the manga, and while they did some parts worse than the manga overall I'd actually say that they illustrated the characters better, Icarus especially. I didn't really notice how well designed she was until I watched the anime. On the other hand, three unnamed characters seemed a bit underwhelming.
I enjoyed the series myself, but it is quite episodic. You could cut out a lot of episodes, but then again you could also take the pictures out of a children's storybook.
This series is not meant for heavy storyline fans. read more
13 of 13 episodes seen
Art's on the cover, music's pretty mediocre, protagonists are slightly developed while everyone else is really shallow (but still hilarious).
NOW ABOUT THE STORY
The ending to an anime is usually either good or bad. This particular series is more of an in between, only because the ending didn't give enough of an ending. It's too subtle. The loose ends that should have been tied up nearly choked me to death. I was very confused and bothered. Time traveling in anime does that.
You could easily cut out the middle episodes, middle meaning 3 to 11. While there was some character development between the two protagonists, that's about it. They're nice but they're irrelevant.
In certain spots there's a touch of dramatic irony in that you know it's going to happen and the poor sap on-screen doesn't. There's also a sad episode, as this is about the occult which naturally leads us to ghosts which then leads us to a sad ghost story.
It's definitely worth the time. But keep this in mind. if you over-analyze a magic trick and figure it out it sucks. Same with this show. Don't think about it too much, you'll just facepalm later either way. read more
6 of 22 episodes seen
The show feels like code geass had sex with gundam seed, and the resulting child hung out with evangelion and to aru majutsu no index in Middle school.
I'm fine with the fact that it's a code geass clone, but the main- he's like another freaking shinji ikari. Like, seriously. Some more subtle similarities: There's a crippled kallen, a swig out of bakuretsu tenshi's cyber-loli after a few years, and then a bad play on renton/euruka/holland A La eureka seven with shinji as renton, lacusclyneXreiayanami's odd fusion as eureka, and gai as holland.
The whole thing reeks of WTF storyline, but the rest of the series could (dear god please) turn out better. I take solace in the fact that the audio is wonderful. Apart from that, I'm hoping that this series gets it's rudders up because the whole damn thing is nose diving from take off.
Art's okay. Doesn't suck, but nothing ground breaking over here.
There's potential, but like hell is it realizing any of that right now. I pray that the next however many episodes that it runs for don't suck. I feel like I just watched micheal phelps slip off the diving board.
Ah, before I forget. The opening sequence starts off with some horrible engrish. It bothers me so much that I rip off my headphones everytime I hear that one line in the song. It's the only thing stopping me from bumping the sound score up a notch. read more
100 of 100 chapters read
The story, art, and characters are all pretty mediocre, and nothing really sets this apart from any other "generic shounen". Of course, the beginning chapters were different, and I enjoyed those much more. They had me thinking "how is the protagonist gonna fix this one?" and had me waiting eagerly for the next chapter. Alas, after a few cases the author switched gears. Pity.
I liked the art, I liked the main, I liked the story at first. Then after twenty chapter it went downhill.
Overall, I liked it when it was coming out, but in the end it's only decent. Not great, but definitely not bad. I reread the first twenty chapters every now and then. read more
72 of 72 chapters read
Well it sure as hell got me.
It starts off with a bit of innocence, then adds a bit of blood then adds a bit of nipple and then blam. dude 's shaggin his secretary. It's practically (basically) hentai. So hey, if you're into that kind thing check chap57pg25, there's a nice picture there for you.
Thing is, this manga looks like a bug that the mangaka couldn't squish. It just went wild until the end. What I mean is it's
SO DISORGANIZED!!But it was good, so yeah.
It goes from
Oh hey, normal school life DEMONS ARE FREAKING ATTACKING RARGLEFARGLE
To Cherry blossoms are beautiful AND NOW YOU ALL HAVE SUPAHPOWAHS BOOYEAH
And the ending! was like a cheap copout. Hold on, let me draw everyone happy real fast and only answer 3/4 of your questions.
5 out of 10
because it was that WTF.
If it was more organized, would've been higher.
character=a little bad?
I don't know how else to describe it.
Beh, I shouldn't be reading so much manga. It sounds like I think I know what I'm doing. I should just keep looking at chap57pg25 until I feel happy with life. read more
119 of 119 chapters read
I'd have to say that the main theme of Living game would probably be making decisions in life, hence the name living game. It's mostly centered on living space (characters move multiple times through the series) and the futures of the protagonists. The one thing that I noticed the most is the theme of moving on in life. Reading this manga felt like visiting old friends in my opinion.
Only one bad thing: the ending was pretty blah. it just kinda ends the story where it is, but nothing BIG happens. It's not necessarily bad, but it kinda gave me that "wait, it's over?" kinda reaction. like there's a sequel, but there isn't.
All in all, a great manga which truly describes the "slice of life" genre, a good read. read more