Sora no Otoshimono as an anime series was interesting. Despite being full of perverted antics by our main protagonist Tomoki, the show had an interesting mystery story behind the angeloids and the place they come from known as the Synapse that peaked my interest. For this movie, I personally expected the absolute best of Sora no Otoshimono because I enjoyed the story itself and the “good” side of the main character. Unfortunately, this movie didn’t match up.
The story of Sora no Otoshimono: Tokeijikake no Angeloid has a very interesting premise, involving a new girl in the series named Hiyori Kazane and putting her at the front of the story. As a shy girl, she has fallen in love with Tomoki (big surprise), and attempts to get near to him as the story goes along. While the premise is good, the execution…wasn’t. I’ll explain. While the story itself has a good idea, half the movie involved a recap of the Sora no Otoshimono anime, (both seasons), making someone who’s watched it, like me, a bit dissatisfied. They also do some sort of trolling where they implement her into old scenes, almost like a middle finger saying “Here she is! Remember her because she’s important!” As for the other half, the story becomes rather rushed and comes to a conclusion that almost comes…too fast.
The characters in this movie are basically the same ones in the anime series. None of them other then Tomoki and Hiyori have too much of a role. The story of this movie is centered around these 2 and improves their relationship, as short-lived as it was. This idea in the story was a good plot point and deserves much praise.
Art and sound:
The art in this anime is wonderful as always, putting as much detail as they can into the angeloids’ designs and making them truly as creatures of the heavens. However, I can’t help but think that the creators got lazy due to how much they recycled old scenes rather then making new ones as any anime movie does. The sound wasn’t too good and not really as catchy or interesting.
This movie has its ups and downs with its pacing and recycled scenes. However, this movie does have a few things that I’m pleased about. For starters, the fanservice can be said to be a minimum for where this movie comes from. Almost like the creators thought, “Why don’t we focus on the plot rather then fanservice?” Whoever thought of that, THANK YOU! Anyway, the movie also does a great job at showing which characters are the center and helps with the progression. It also creates a hint at the movie’s end, hopefully following the correct storyline in the anime’s 3rd season. Though I do like the anime quite a bit, this movie did sort of downplay its credibility with a rushed plot. Though due to time constraints, I can’t really complain too much. To put it short, I like this movie, but it could be better.