Winter 2019 Anime

In Hot Water – ‘Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me’ Episode 4 Review

In Hot Water - An Anime QandA Review for 'Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me' Episode 4

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What’s the show? Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me, Episode 4.

How’s this episode? More of the same, which makes this incredibly difficult to review but I’m sure I’ll muddle through it.

Well that bodes well for this review… I don’t know, I just thought ~something~ more interesting would have happened by now—‘UzaMaid!’ this ain’t.

Gotta love the frills.

You keep comparing it to ‘UzaMaid!’, is that really fair? Probably not, I mean they’re only tangentially related but that relation is still enough to make the comparison applicable. Though there’s one thing that’s significantly different and that’s the protagonist and her motivations. I don’t think there’s any connective tissue between Tsubame and Miyako—in fact I dare say if they ever did meet Tsubame would harbor the same kind of disdain she has for Midori.

And what was the point of that thought exercise? I dunno. Filling time?

Accurate.

*facepalm* Just tell us what the episode was about and what you liked and didn’t like about it, no use wasting everyone’s time, okay? Fair enough. So the first part is about the girls playing in an inflatable pool in Miyako and Hinata’s backyard while arguing over who is cuter in their swimwear, the second part is them making clay models of their “favourite things” for summer homework project and the third part is everyone going to a summer festival.

“Where’s my attorney?” springs to mind…

 

Oh. I can see why you didn’t have much to talk about–kinda basic stuff for this kind of show? More or less. And none of it’s bad, it’s all pleasant and fun and funny and occasionally creepy (in all the right ways) but as I said at the start it’s just not particularly interesting to talk about. The most interesting thing that happens is at the summer festival Miyako starts taking candid photos of Hana and as a result Miyako gets in trouble with the police. It’s a funny moment but is resolved in literally 20 seconds with the girls coming to her begrudging rescue.

Does bribing them with sweets count as consent? Because she’s got that!

Anything else to add? Another thing that has the potential to be interesting (should it ever come to fruition) is the idea that everyone in Hinata’s class thinks Miyako is some super-sister, who’s a charismatic domestic goddess when of course the reality is the complete opposite. It’ll be interesting should these two worlds collide but for all we know that could be ages away.

Presented without comment.

Final thoughts on the episode? It’s more of the same–which is neither a great thing nor a terrible thing. The three girls (now five actually–with the addition of two more classmates introduced in this episode) are consistently more entertaining than our protagonist, but she’s at the very least slightly less gross then she was at the start–either that or I’m just getting used to her…

This is Koyori and Kanon, they are very cute. More of them please.

Previous ‘WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me’ Reviews:

Angel Sweets – Episode 1 Review
Hide And Meek – Episode 2 Review
Loliconopoly – Episode 3 Review


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