Tenchi Souzou Design-bu


Heaven's Design Team

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tenchisozo Design Bu, [Ten-De-Bu] What a strange animal!, Tendebu
Japanese: 天地創造デザイン部
English: Heaven's Design Team
German: Heaven's Design Team
Spanish: Heaven`s Design Team
French: Heaven`s Design Team
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2021 to Mar 25, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: EducationalEducational, Gag HumorGag Humor, MythologyMythology, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.161 (scored by 3243332,433 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2402
Members: 78,854
Favorites: 288

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Synopsis

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He also sought after a wide variety of animals to populate the planet. However, he felt that it was too tiresome to think of new ideas within his criteria. To address this problem, God appointed an organization—the Heaven's Design Team—to do the work instead!

Shimoda is a newly-hired angel who serves as the mediator between God and the design team. As he steps into his role, he witnesses his coworkers conceive interesting ideas for many unique life forms according to God's desires. From giraffes and snakes to birds, anteaters, and everything in between, the possibilities for different animal species are endless!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shimoda

Main
Enoki, Junya
Japanese

Mushi-bu

Supporting
Mizushima, Daichuu
Japanese

Unabara

Supporting
Takeuchi, Ryouta
Japanese

Kanamori

Supporting
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese

Meido

Supporting
Oozora, Naomi
Japanese

Higuchi

Supporting
Tomari, Asuna
Japanese

Ueda

Supporting
Hara, Yumi
Japanese

Yokota

Supporting
Oosaka, Ryouta
Japanese

Mizushima

Supporting
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese

Kimura

Supporting
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Japanese

Staff

Iizuka, Aya
Producer
Oomori, Shinji
Producer
Yamaoka, Yuuki
Producer
Hino, Ryou
Producer


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"Give It Up?" by 96neko (96猫)
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Ending Theme

"DESIGNED BY HEAVEN!" by Shimoda (Junya Enoki), Ueda (Yumo Hara)




Reviews

Jan 11, 2024
It's a silly edutainment show about a team of designers to whom God (a fussy client we never see) has outsourced the creation of animals. The show both revels in design-focused humour (clients are the worst) and teaches you about the biology and physiology of various animals (in way more detail than I would have expected); it actually doesn't feel like it's aimed at kids?

It's also very much a series of vignettes within and across episodes, where the continuity is mostly about the relationships between characters, who are really diverse and fun. There's some nice gender expression diversity (i.e., a super soft and sweet ...
Jun 28, 2022
About as simple as it gets, without any aspirations to be anything other than a slightly manic workplace comedy. It's also surprisingly educational; I definitely picked up a few extra animal facts here and there. Mostly, it's carried by its characters, who are all very fun and silly and chaotic and charming.

It's very fun to watch with friends; me and the people I was watching this with made a very fun game out of trying to guess what animal the team were designing at any given point. Often everyone was wrong. There's probably a good drinking game in there somewhere...
Jul 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Heaven's Design Team is an anime that...
Well, it's not an anime in a default sense. There's no plot. There's no punchline.

What Heaven's Design Team IS, is a lightweight easy-to-digest trivia about various animals.
It's not bad, but it's not good either.
All the micro-episodes follow the same pattern:
-god orders the design team to make some seemingly fucked-up animal (think "make an animal whose males go through pregnancy!")
-design team makes some noodle-doodle play-doh monster that fulfills that requirement without dying from some critical body failure
-they add some final touches to the design
-a-HA! it turns out it was Seahorses ALL ALONG!!!! Crazy, ain't it, dear viewer?!?!!
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