I Will Never Understand Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Setting
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I know, I know, I’m terribly late with this first episode review. But, since I’ll be writing first episode reviews to ALL new Anime shows coming out this season, it’s just impossible to write everything on time. So, although Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! episode 2 has already aired, I’m still just gonna talk about episode 1.
One of my new year resolutions is to be more open-minded when it comes to Anime genres. It’s my objective to continue to publish Ultimate Seasonal Guides and, for that to actually be a guide, I need to be able to talk about an Anime regardless of its genre. Meaning, let’s say an ecchi Anime is actually good, but I just don’t like the genre I need to give it a good review. It’s not fair for people who like ecchi to get a biased review, as also it is not fair to the Anime itself.
However, I have to tell you, it is not really an easy thing to do! I just can’t comprehend Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! and Anime shows with this type of plot setting. Have I been living under a rock, or is a teenager/adult woman falling for young girls a new thing?
The story is about Miyako Hoshino, a very shy college student who has a younger sister, Hinata. One day, Hinata brings one of her friends into the house. The moment Miyako puts her eyes on her, she completely falls in love (?) for Hana, Hinata’s friend. From what I could see of this first episode, the Anime will center in Miyako’s tries to get closer to Hana.
The Way to a Young Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Stomach
This is probably one of the troupes of this Anime genre. Normally, the younger girl is more into the tsundere side and feeling the older girl’s behavior is questionable, at best. However, every little thing is forgotten when presented with yummy food. Basically, it’s the accepting candy from a stranger and entering inside their van.
Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! follows this route. Hana, questioning Mya-nee behavior she draws the line right away, However, the moment she gets to know Mya-nee does these very tasteful snacks, she agrees to be dressed up in cosplay and being photographed by Mya-nee. In fact, I believe the show will be repeating this kind of setting over and over while Mya-nee’s requests become more and more ridiculous.
Truth is, Miyako seems like a pedophile. It may sell like she is into Hana so much because of its cuteness, but, in the end, it seems that way. At least, it is not an abusive and sexual relationship as we are used to in Yaoi. At least, we have that! Mya-nee does not seem to want to have actual sex with the child. But, yet again, I continue to feel that the setting is a little creepy.
The show follows the same formulas as UzaMaid! which aired last season. This way, I think the best way to come along with this review is to do it by comparing both shows and see which one is better. Hopefully, it will be enough for people who like this genre to know if they want to watch it or not.
Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! versus UzaMaid!
When it comes to the characters the shows are pretty similar.
UzaMaid is about a retired army soldier who loves cute stuff and wants to dress cute little girls for a living. Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! is about a college student too shy to even get out of the house (or at least it seems to be like that) who has the hobby of making cosplay… For young girls of course.
On the other side, Hana and Misha are also actually very similar. Both seem to think the older girl is a pervert but end up complying when they are offered tasty snacks.
However, the setting is actually a little different. UzaMaid has a nicer touch and depth to its story. In here, Misha is having all sort of troubles because she is still coping with her mother’s death. This way, she ends up being this pretty angry child who does not want any maid taking her mothers’ place.
Moreover, although Misha does calm down when offered tasty snacks, it’s not she will comply with everything Tsubame asks of her. In fact, most of the times, Tsubame only receives an opportunity to have a small conversation with her.
When it comes to Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!, still on episode 1 and Hana already shows dependence on Mya-nee since she does not want to stop eating the tasty snacks. So, while UzaMaid actually had some space to grow a nice relationship between the main characters (which it did), Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! does not seem to have much to offer.
When it comes to the comedic part… Well, I have laughed in both shows. I will say that UzaMaid takes things a little further which for some people may be crossing a line. However, if you have a dark humor side like myself, UzaMaid ends up being funnier.
When it comes to cuteness, both Misha and Hana are pretty cute, so I will leave that to your choice!
Even if it is an Anime genre which I’m not that comfortable or like that much, I feel that you can get better than Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Truth is, compared to UzaMaid! everything seems to be pretty average. Even if you love the genre I think you will feel the show could give you more… At least, from this first episode.
So, my suggestion is, if you haven’t seen UzaMaid! go watch it and let this one pass. If you feel you already watched everything of this genre, then be my guest and try it out! 😀 And then come back and tell me what you think about it haha It would actually help to have the opinion of someone who understands more of the subject than myself xD