Tomoki’s ideal life is quiet and simple, but a strange reoccurring dream has the potential to upset that. While investigating the dream, an angel falls from the sky and forever changes Tomoki’s life.
What did you watch?
If you remember, I did a thorough re-examination of Highschool of the Dead in December 2018. Diving in and exploring exactly what makes it my favourite series was a lot of fun. If you haven’t yet seen any of those posts, you really should. Anyhow, as that was so much fun, I’ve decided to do the same for another series that I haven’t seen in ages – Heaven’s Lost Property.
Tomoki lives in a quiet city where nothing much happens and he loves it. He likes the peace and quiet that comes with an easy life. The only blemish on his perfect existence is a reoccurring dream where he experiences what he believes to be love. Each time he has the dream he wakes with tears streaming down his face, leading his best friend Sohara to suggest that he go speak to the high school scientist, Sugata.
Sugata explains that he alone understands what is going on and if Tomoki is to get answers he should meet him under the old cherry blossom tree at midnight. For one reason or another, neither Sugata nor Sohara are able to meet Tomoki there. At the last minute, Tomoki gets a call from Sugata warning him to run away. Before he can, however, an angel falls from the sky, followed by stone pillars and debris. Tomoki reluctantly saves her and becomes her master…
What did you think?
I really enjoyed this series the first time I watched it and I already have high hopes for that to be repeated. The first episode is very interesting because we get to see two very different sides to Tomoki. He starts out as the normal teenage boy with normal teenage boy problems. On top of that, he is quiet and contented. That all changes the instant he wakes to find out that the angel falling from the sky wasn’t a dream.
Ikaros, the angel or to be more correct the angeloid is designed to serve Tomoki in any way he wants. It’s her role to ensure that he is happy, so she asks him what he wants. He catches a glimpse of her ample cleavage and the transformation begins. At first, he tries to hide his impulses and asks for money. Ikaros makes a massive pile of money appear. Amazed at the power, things escalate quickly. This is the side of Tomoki I remember most, but he is far more than just a perverted teenage boy.
What was your favourite moment?
With Ikaros granting whatever wish Tomoki can come up with, he was like a kid in a candy store. Well, almost. He was a teenage boy running around naked with a pair of panties on his head as the world remained frozen around him. That’s the same thing, right? It was hilarious and totally believable from a teenager with unlimited wishes.
What was your least favourite moment?
Near the beginning of the episode, Sohara is in Tomoki’s bedroom, trying to wake him for school. When he refuses to stir, she whips back the sheets and gets quite the shock. Poor sleepy Tomoki was experiencing what can only be described as morning glory! Sure, Sohara is allowed to be shocked by this, although she did pull back the sheets and has only herself to blame. Attacking him because of it, however, was quite uncalled for.
Who was your favourite character?
Episode one is all Tomoki really. Sure we catch a brief glimpse of Sohara, Sugata, even Mikako – the student body president, and then there is Ikaros. None of them
Who was your least favourite character?
Study body president shows her true colours right from the very beginning. As the school watches Sugata standing on top of a building, waiting to see if he jumps, Tomoki tries to get Mikako to intervene. Rather than try to help her long-time friend out she reveals that she has several insurance policies that would make her incredibly rich should anything happen. Who am I kidding, Mikako is awesome. She’s dark and mischievous and I can’t wait for her to get more involved.
Would you like some more?
Absolutely. It’s been long enough that I’ve forgotten what I wrote in my original season reviews for Heaven’s Lost Property and I don’t plan on re-reading them until I’ve finished. I think it’ll be interesting to see if I spotted anything different or if my thoughts have changed. You can, of course, read the original reviews by following these links – Season One and Season Two.
Other reviews in the series
- Episode 1 – A Full-frontal Hero Arises in the World!
- Episode 2 – An Airbourne Prismatic Panty Adventure
- Episode 3 – Angeloid Directive Zero
- Episode 4 – Love and Triangles, Revisited
- Episode 5 – Hot Night With the Big Fish
- Episode 6 – Swimsuit Surf Brigade, Go! Go! Go!
- Episode 7 – The Brainy, Heart-pounding Transfer Students
- Episode 8 – For Whom the Shooting Festival is Held
- Episode 9 – The Delusional Story That Began With a Lie
- Episode 10 – Where the Melodious Words Of an Angel Go
- Episode 11 – Off We Go To My Bathhouse Paradise
- Episode 12 – Chains of No Escape
- Episode 13 – Queen of the Sky
- Episode 14 – Project Pink
- Season One
- Episode 15 – Forte: You Strip, Too! The Return of the Full-frontal Hero
- Episode 16 – Forte: Bombshell! The Angel is a Big Boob
- Episode 17 – Forte: A Proud-fought Battle
- Episode 18 – Forte: Mortal Combat! Hot Spring Snowball Fight at 1.4° Below
- Episode 19 – Forte: The Brother Who Came From Heaven
- Episode 20– Forte: Reach a Decision! The Up and Down of Heaven and Hell
- Episode 21 – Forte: Eating Watermelon Tomoki
- Episode 22 – Forte: The Song of the Angels Echoes in the Sky
- Episode 23 – Forte: Shoot-out! Fishing At the Jumbo Carnival of Dreams
- Episode 24 – Forte: Peek Into the Fantasy Field
- Episode 25 – Forte: The Edge of an Indiscriminate Requiem
- Episode 26 – Forte: Forte Wings Soaring for Tomorrow
- Season Two
- Movie – Angeloid of Clockwork