Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork ReviewHaley Nicks
Tomoki Sakuari, Ikaros, Nymph, and the rest of the Heaven's Lost Property gang are back in a full length movie entitled The Angeloid of Clockwork. For those not familiar with this anime, the basic premise of the show is that Tomoki is a highly perverted school boy whose only wish is to live in peace and quiet. However, his obsessive antics to see boobs and girls' panties often leave him in hot water and massive amounts of pain courtesy of his childhood friend Sohara Mitsuki. Being a karate master, she demonstrates her skills on Tomoki whenever she catches him in the act of perversion. One day, as Tomoki is out in a field, a being calling herself Ikaros falls from the sky. She is an Angeloid and states that Tomoki is her master. Angeloids, of course, look like angels, but they are dependent upon a master to tell them what to do and how to act and think. Tomoki takes Ikaros in and soon many weird and silly adventures take place as Ikaros is shown the ways of the human world and is introduced to Tomoki's friends in the New World Discovery Club at school. As the show progresses, two more Angeloids are sent to Earth. Their names are Nymph and Astraea. So at this point when the movie takes place, Tomoki has found himself dealing with three Angeloids that have effectively ruined his chance of peace and quiet, but he wouldn't have it any other way.
The movie takes place at the beginning of the series and we are shown many previous episode shots through the eyes of a new character named Hiyori Kazane. She is pretty girl that wears bells in her hair and has a talent for growing vegetables as she works part time at a grocer farm. She has a thing for Tomoki and as she narrates her thoughts and feelings through the first half of the movie, we come to see how she grows to fall head over heels for him. Eventually, Hiyori decides that in an effort to become closer to Tomoki, she will join the New World Discovery Club. With her introduction to the club, the rest of gang decides to hold the club meetings at Tomoki's place every day after school. He is less than thrilled about this and somehow gets it into his head that if he can make Hiyori quit the club, the meetings will go back their regular schedule.
He secretly has Hiyori do purity tests which boils down to him making her do perverted things that he thinks no girl would do and that she will quit the club soon after. I'll just say some tests involved panties and cosplay girl fashion. Hiyori is in love though and goes through with whatever he asks of her. Tomoki eventually stops though as he feels like a heel in making her do all of these things. Also, the rest of the club get wind of what he is doing and they gracefully beat the tar out of him and shove a light bulb up his butt.....yeah. Anyway, Hiyori is accepted as a full member and begins to become good friends with the whole gang and she is able to spend more time with Tomoki.
However, all good things must eventually come to an end. Hiyori announces her feelings to Tomoki and says she will wait for his answer the following day. The following day, of course, is when everything changes. I won't spoil too much, but it should already be obvious on what the big plot twist is with Hiyori's character in a movie about Angeloids. I'll just say there is conflict and resolution to the new changes albeit a sad one, but upon watching the movie to its full completion after the credits, we see that it may not be so bad after all.
I have watched this show for two seasons and can't recommend it enough. There is romance, action, cute girls, sci-fi, comedy, drama, and all the boobs and panties one could hope for. What's not to love about that? The movie was well done and I fell in love with Hiyori. Her cute and kind nature really draws you in. Fans of the original show will not be disappointed and as stated in my other movie reviews on a series that I have watched before, it was nice to see the characters back again for another wacky adventure.
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