Heaven’s Lost Property
26 Episodes + 2 Films
2009 (Season 1)
2010 (OVA* + Season 2)
2011 (Film 1)
2014 (Film 2)
Sora no Otoshimono
Heaven’s Lost Property (OVA is included as episode 14 of physical release)
Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte
Heaven’s Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork
Heaven’s Lost Property Final: Eternal My Master
Sci-fi; Comedy; Drama; Romance; Action; Fantasy; Ecchi**
Tomoki Sakurai is your average student who loves nothing more than peace and quiet. However, everything changes when an emotionless, winged android falls from the sky and into his life. Ikaros proclaims herself to be a Pet-Class Angeloid that will fulfill any wish her new master, Tomoki, has for her. Of course, he has perverted ideas in mind and carnage ensues. But when another Angeloid appears with orders from the ‘Synapse’ above to eliminate Ikaros, Tomoki becomes suspicious that Ikaros might not just be a Pet-Class Angeloid, afterall, but rather something much more threatening. Suddenly, his goal of making her smile is put on hold as he employs the help of his oddball friends to find out who or what the Synapse is.
This is not a comprehensive list of every individual use of strong content, merely a guide to show you how extreme it gets and how strong it tends to be. Also, the tags I’ve given each segment (e.g. Very Strong Language) is based on my own system and does not necessarily reflect the tags the BBFC (or other national equivalent) use. According to my system, the ‘Mild’, ‘Moderate’, ‘Strong’ and ‘Very Strong’ adjectives are based on strength, not on volume. Now, obviously, the strength of any type of content is subjective; what I consider strong might just be a relaxing weekend for you. Hence, I have added an explanation for my decision to allow you to make your own informed decision.
Please also note that the ‘colourful’ language I am referring to here is based on FUNimation’s English Dub. The Japanese Dub may (and probably does) differ.
Strong Sex References
Lots of innuendos, a perverted main character and a fair few dirty jokes make it unsurprisingly heavy on its references. The implications are just shy of crossing the line and being completely blunt mentions. From erection implications to even some light sexual fetish references, this show doesn’t hold back much.
Infrequent use of ‘shit’.
A fair dose of milder language (e.g. crap, ass, etc.)
Mild Sexualised Nudity
Even the physical releases are censored. This isn’t like Deadman Wonderland (where the UK version was censored and the American version wasn’t) as this is the case across all versions (Japanese included).
As such, any nudity that would ordinarily be more explicit is censored by white circles with wings. All genitalia (male and female) and female nipples are censored. I’m specifying ‘female’ nipples because ‘male’ nipples (where present) are uncensored.
That isn’t to say that nudity doesn’t exist throughout! However, it’s fairly tame – showing only cleavage and panty-shots.
Moderate Bloody Violence
While the actual blood content is small, the show does touch on some dark sequences and a number of destructive battles. The darkest of these include wings being torn from bodies and robotic limbs being forcefully removed.
Some (if not most) of the blood featured is used for comic effect (e.g. the main character’s nosebleeds, etc.).
The first episode features a character ordering another to kill themselves, which they then attempt to do.
Reasons to Watch
This is the difficult part. I don’t want you to see this entry as an oversized ‘DON’T WATCH THIS’ post. Equally, I don’t want to influence your opinion with a biased review – there’s a reason this website is called ‘Anime Insights’ and not ‘Anime Reviews’! In this section, I’m going to try to convey to you some of the reasons (in no particular order) that I’ve seen this series’ fans give for enjoying it!
A series with a darker plot than is generally expected of the ecchi** genre that may intrigue its viewers beyond simply waiting for the next flash of boob.
An inventive use of its many endings make it stand out even among veteran watchers.
If you enjoy its sense of humour (which is obviously subjective, because that’s what comedy is) then there’s plenty of it to go around.
A tamer ecchi** series for those who prefer to let their imagination literally fill in the blanks.
Barrier of Entry
Precisely because comedy is subjective, it may not be to everyone’s tastes.
Some of the show’s darker elements may put off viewers who are purely up for a fun experience, and for those looking for a darker ecchi**, this may spend too much time on creating comedy stories rather than focusing on its plot.
The second film (Heaven’s Lost Property Final: Eternal My Master) is not available in English speaking territories at all (aside from non-English versions), meaning that viewers will not get a chance to see the end. That being said, the film itself does not cover the original manga’s actual ending, opting instead to finish about five minutes before its official conclusion. In other words, even those who do see the final part may be disappointed by its ending. It should be noted, though, that the first film doesn’t end on a cliff-hanger.
Ring My Bell by blue drops (Main Vocal Hitomi Yoshida) (Season 1: Ep. 1-10, 12, 14/OVA*)
Ring My Bell by blue drops (Main Vocal Saori Hayami) (Season 1: Ep. 11)
Ring My Bell by Sōichiro Hoshi (Season 2: Ep. 1)
Heart no Kakuritsu by blue drops (Main Vocal Hitomi Yoshida) (Season 2: Ep. 2-10)
Heart no Kakuritsu by blue drops (Main Vocal Saori Hayami) (Season 2: Ep. 11)
SECOND by blue drops (Film 1)
Soba ni Irareru Dake de by blue drops (Season 1: Ep. 1, 13)
Misaki Meguri by Mina (Season 1: Ep. 2)
Taiyō ga Kureta Kisetsu by Saori Hayami, Mina, Ayahi Takagaki, Sōichiro Hoshi & Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Season 1: Ep. 3)
Senshi no Kyūsoku by Sōichiro Hoshi (Season 1: Ep. 4)
Yuke! Yuke! Kawaguchi Hiroshi by Tatsuo Kamon (Season 1: Ep. 5)
Natsu-iro no Nancy by Iori Nomizu (Season 1: Ep. 6)
Furimuku na Kimi wa Utsukushii by Saori Hayami, Mina, Ayahi Takagaki, Sōichiro Hoshi & Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Season 1: Ep. 7)
Wild Seven by Sōichiro Hoshi & Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Season 1: Ep. 8)
Hatsukoi by Saori Hayami & Ayahi Takagaki (Season 1: Ep. 9)
Bokura no Diary by Ayahi Takagaki & Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Season 1: Ep. 10)
Champion by Sōichiro Hoshi & Saki Fujita (Season 1: Ep. 11)
Akai Hana, Shiroi Hana by Saori Hayami (Season 1: Ep. 12)
Haruichiban by Saori Hayami, Mina & Iori Nomizu (Season 1: Ep. 14/OVA*)
Kaeru Kara by blue drops (Season 2: Ep. 1)
COSMOS by blue drops (Season 2: Ep. 2)
Kakegemeguru Seishun by Mina & Ayahi Takagaki (Season 2: Ep. 3)
Miracle Guy by Kaori Fukuhara (Season 2: Ep. 4)
ff (Fortissimo) by Mina (Season 2: Ep. 5)
Soldier in the Space by Sōichiro Hoshi & Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Season 2: Ep. 6)
Kaerazaru Hi no Tame ni by Sōichiro Hoshi, Saori Hayami, Mina, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Iori Nomizu & Kaori Fukuhara (Season 2: Ep. 7)
Odoriko by Saori Hayami & Ayahi Takagaki (Season 2: Ep. 8)
Natsu no Ojou-san by Iori Nomizu (Season 2: Ep. 9)
Bōkyō no Tabi by Sōichiro Hoshi & Saki Fujita (Season 2: Ep. 10)
Kaeru Kara by blue drops (Season 2: Ep. 11)
Jidai Okure no Koibito-tachi by Saori Hayami, Iori Nomizu & Kaori Fukuhara (Season 2: Ep. 12)
Sora to Maboroshi by blue drops (Film 1)
Always Smiling by blue drops (Film 2)
Special features are present on both Blu-Ray and DVD versions (including two English Dub episode commentaries for season 2 and a film commentary).
At time of writing [30/05/2019] only season 1 is available in the UK. If you are purchasing the series from America, note that the regions are inconsistent. Season 1 is available in DVD Region 1|4 NTSC and Blu-Ray Region A|B. Season 2 is available in DVD Region 1|2 NTSC and Blu-Ray Region A. The First Film is available in DVD Region 1|2|4 NTSC and Blu-Ray Region A|B. Basically (assuming you use UK Blu-Ray/DVD players) Season 1 is viewable in Blu-Ray, Season 2 is viewable on most UK DVD Players, and the film is available on either.
Animation Production: AIC A.S.T.A. (Season 1, OVA*, Season 2, Film 1) & Production IMS (Film 2)
Director: Hisashi Saito (Season 1, OVA*, Season 2, Film 2) & Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Film 1)
ADR Director: Christopher Bevins (Season 1, OVA*, Season 2, Film 1)
Series Composition/Screenplay: Yuuko Kakihara (Season 1, OVA*, Season 2, Film 1) & Jiyū Ōgi (Film 2)
ADR Script: Eric Vale (Season 1, OVA*, Season 2), Andrew Rye (Season 1) & Patrick Seitz (Season 2, Film 1)
Music: Motoyoshi Iwasaki
Original Creator & Original Character Design: Suu Minazuki
Animation Character Design: Yoshihiro Watanabe
Chief Animation Director: Yoshihiro Watanabe (Season 1, Film 2), Satoshi Ishino (Season 2), Mutsumi Kadekaru (Season 2), Nobuhiro Arai (Film 1), Masami Inomata (Film 1) & Yoshinori Watanabe (Film 1)
Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura (Season 1, Season 2), Hiroshi Gōroku (Season 2, Film 1), Yuuko Sugiyama (Film 1), Minoru Maeda (Film 2) & Ken Tateishi (Film 2)
Lead Voice Actors
Sōichiro Hoshi as Tomoki Sakurai
Saori Hayami as Ikaros/Alpha
Lead Voice Actors (FUNimation)
Greg Ayres as Tomoki Sakurai
Brittney Karbowski as Ikaros/Alpha
For Your Anime Dictionary
*OVA (sometimes also referred to as OAV) stands for Original Video Animation and is basically a straight-to-dvd episode. They tend to be fun self-contained episodes that have little to do with the main plot of the series, though there are many complete series that have been entirely made up of OVAs! Because they aren’t subjected to broadcast content restrictions, these can have more explicit content and any length they find suitable.
**Ecchi is anime’s version of softcore pornography. Though sex scenes and even pixilated genitalia can be present, it’s rare (particularly in the genitalia department). It’s much more common for Ecchi anime to contain less explicit detail. In this case, the fan-service is very tame for what Ecchi is capable of.