Should You Watch Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!?
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Title: Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! (MAL Page)
English Title: Wataten! An Angel Flew Down to Me
MAL Score: 7.11
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Shoujo-Ai
Number of Episodes: 12
Broadcast: Tuesday (JST)
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-Koma manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Miyako Hoshino is a college student who is very shy and never gets out of the house. One day, her little sister brings a friend from school, Hana, and it’s love at first sight, from Miyako side that is.
Miyako is completely addicted to cute stuff! She creates great cosplay costumes and makes her little sister pose for her. Now, with Hana in the game, Miyako makes everything so that she can take photos from Hana while she is cosplaying.
It’s not really a deep story. At least so far. Basically, we have a college student (I don’t know how she is able to take the course since she does not get out of the house and sleeps until the middle of the afternoon every day) whose little sister brings female friends from school. Then, we have Miyako making these girls dress in cosplay and take photos while drooling like a psychopath…
I would say that it follows the generic type of story when it comes to this kind of Anime shows. Hana is, of course, weary of Miyako since she looks like a pedo most of the time, but ends up agreeing to everything Miyako asks just to get her home-baked sweets.
Nevertheless, it does have some funny moments that made me laugh out loud.
When it comes to characters it’s also very straight forward. Until episode 3, 4 characters were introduced.
Miyako, a complete awkward girl which passes her afternoons by dressing her little sisters’ friends in cosplay and take photos while drooling all over the place. She is presented like this extremely shy person. However, by episode 3 she actually gets comfortable quite easily with Hinata’s new friend, Noa, without having an actual reason for that development.
For the little girls, we have Hinata, the little sister, who is the more energetic and wants to see everyone happy while at the same time feeling quite jealous of all the attention their friends are getting… In a childish kind of way, of course. Hana, who is the “angel” has the same personality as Misha from UzaMaid!, a more Tsundere kid but will completely do everything for some home-baked goods. Last, but not least, Noa is this kind of girl who suffers from a severe lack of attention and is always trying to be in the center and be called the cutest in the world.
These characters are somewhat given as face value. Besides Miyako, I don’t actually see any of the other girls actually developing when it comes to personality.
In my opinion, if you want to go the route of Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! genre, then you need to make sure that it’s cuteness all over the place.
The kids’ design overall is cute. Very moe, if you like! Big eyes, fluffy hair, it has everything. Miyako, on the other side, is not really that great. Her design is pretty bland. I understand this happens because of her personality, but still, they could have done a better job.
The backgrounds stand out a little, in a bad way that is. Probably because the characters have this more “fluffy” design while the backgrounds have a sharper look. This makes that things do not blend that well and the characters seem a little bit off. Not a huge big of a deal, but it’s there.
Oh, and before I forget, the deserts’ design is also fluffy and mouth-watering.
The intro music is, of course, cute! It seems like kids singing, which makes complete sense for the Anime we are watching. Is it my cup of tea? Not really, but it works.
I would say that the voice acting is a little loud. Especially when they get us those really sharp girly screams! When it comes to the voice acting itself it’s pretty good. There are some parts that seem a little off when it comes to conversations, but overall it’s nice.
Most of the episodes are full of energy, so it’s nice to see that almost 100% of the episode has always cute and nice music on the background.
I know Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! is targeting to a very narrow niche. Contrary to a Cute Girls Do Cute Things, on this type of genre there is actually an adult falling in love with a kid… I don’t actually know if it’s in a platonic way or in a real way… Though, for the scenes around that subject, it seems real for me.
Taking this into mind, and since I’m trying to write these reviews for the target they are made, not only my personal opinion, I would say that if you are into this kind of genre, then this a good Anime for you to try out! It’s cute and funny… What do you really need to ask more?
Although I would say that if you didn’t watch UzaMaid! yet, I found out that one to be a little funnier than Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
I will try to finish this one! I actually want to know what kind of end does this type of Anime have xD
Final Score: Above Average!