WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me - Reviews

Alt title: Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!

KuroNeko8997's avatar
Jun 8, 2020

WATATEN! basically a teenaged girl that loves making cosplay outfits and letting her little sister and her friends wear them, and taking pictures of them. In my opinion its a really good anime, i absolutly love the artstyle, the story is simple, but still filled with a lot of content, every episode is mainly based around one activity. amazing OP aswell as ED, and cute and ketchy music during the episodes. And the charactars are really nice animated and expressive, and maily lolis. the 3 main charactars Hinata, Hana and Noa are very ofter watched after looked after from hinatas big sister Miyako. the entertaining episodes and the funny situations really makes WATATEN! an entertaining and funny slice of life with a bit of daily and school life. and in my opinion the little girls make the anime really adorable and cute!

6/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
krofire's avatar
May 7, 2022

Doga Kobo’s 2019 shoujo-ai comedy is sure weird but distinctly fun and very funny. Only in Japanese anime could grown adults make a show about a grown woman falling in love with a young girl in junior school. This bizarre plot is made totally acceptable when the woman is actually a super shy university student and the young “angel” is a friend of her younger sister’s. Student Miyako Hoshino doesn’t like leaving her mother’s house as she is extremely anxious in social situations with strangers. However, she is a lovely girl with an extraordinary talent for cooking, baking and making clothes. In her very private moments, she loves to cosplay. One day her little sister Hinata brings a school friend home. Hana Shirosaki (through Miyako’s eyes) is an angel and Miyako starts to obsess about this little girl. She tries to get Hana to cosplay for her but she is reluctant until her weak spot is found: she just loves sweets and dessert. So, the story is set up for an odd-comedy where all the young girls are aware of Miyako’s strange obsessions but they love her all the same because she is (thankfully) harmless.

This sort of story can be done very badly but this one handles the topic well. Miyako is well aware of how unsavoury her crush is and fights it all the way. However, despite it being non-sexual, it is all-consuming. Thankfully her little sister, her sister’s friends and Mum are there to closely chaperone the school-girls. It slowly turns into a tale of friendship across the generations made all the more fun when a contemporary of Miyako turns up - Koko Matsumoto – who has her own fixation. Koko has been stalking Miyako for a couple of years ever since they met in High School. Koko can be a little scary at times but her obsession is filled with harmless affection which reflects Miyako’s feelings for Hana. The show is derived from the four-panel yuri comedy manga written and illustrated by Nanatsu Mukunoki. A movie is in production expected out at the end of 2022. The series is packed fill of lots of nice little touches in the plot and the characterisations. Miyako’s character is put through some adult rights-of-passage as her new young friends try to help her come out of her shell. The reversal here is that the junior-school girls are often more perceptive and grown-up than Miyako. Whereas Miyako is painfully understated her little sister idolises her leading to classmates coming to believe a whole set of outrageous rumours about her elder-sister’s wonders. Miyako’s talents are put to good use for the school play by the final episode leading to Miyako’s excruciating embarrassment if having so many little girls want to meet her and thank her for her costumes. It is all so adorable and cute you will finish the show with a warm and fuzzy feeling that will last for days. There is not a single thing that would make this show better. Pitch perfect.

10/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
Yamsensei's avatar
Jan 12, 2021

Anyone saying this show is about pedophelia is projecting.

If you like CGDCT shows like Slow Start, Hinako Note, Comic Girls, New Game!, etc. You'll like this. Super funny with amazing voice actesses and interesting animation and very funy/catchy music.

7/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
Inu230's avatar
Jun 10, 2019

Attempt to hide perversion with cuteness, FAILURE.

College girl is attracted to elementary school girl.

Miyako sets her sights on her little sister’s {Hinata} friend (Hana) within the first five minutes of the anime.

By the first five minutes of episode 2 she has another victim (Nao) who actually turns out to be on par with Miyoko's perversions. Nao is confident in her looks and her ability to make other people do what she wants because she’s “cute”. Miyako’s passion is by far and large Hana and Noa attempts to divert her attention which results in a three-way-pervert-relationship.

  • Miyako wants Hana.
  • Nao wants to mess with Miyako.
  • Hana wants Miyako’s baked goods.


Miyako bribes Hana with sweets to win the girls affection. Hana’s love for food - sweets in particular - makes her susceptible to Miyako’s fetish.

Miyako’s perverse interest in Hana takes many forms:

  • Takes photographs of her from the ground/pany shots, and in her swimsuit.
  • Dresses her up like a doll/cosplay.
  • Has her little sister perform kabedon upon Hana.
  • Attempts to bathe with her.
  • Plants herself in the middle during Hinata and Hana’s sleepovers/sleeps in between them.
  • Desires to rub her skin.
  • Sweats and imagines perverted things when in close quarters with her.
  • Gets physically and physiologically aroused when hugged by her.
  • Appreciates and smiles when she gets slapped by her for making her embarrassed.
  • Gushes over her in her swimsuit.
  • Stalks her.
  • Constantly lies about her intentions.


The one thing this anime doesn’t delve into is incest. It’s clear throughout the anime that Miyoko does not have perverted thoughts about Hinata. Though it would not surprise this reviewer if such a relationship developed offscreen/in a future season.


Overall this “cutesy” anime is not entertaining nor does it have any meaningful story or message to convey.

It is eww through and through.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
1/10 overall
AustinDR's avatar
Feb 20, 2019

College student meets and falls in "love" with her younger sister's friend. Okay. So, this was made by the same studio that released UzaMaid a year ago, and it does show. For starters, I don't have much issue with the main plot namely because it's a show. It doesn't mean that it's suggesting that actual cases of pedophilia are funny. The show makes it clear that there is an inherent creepiness towards that concept, and it never gets to the same extent that UzaMaid did when it used Lolita as its main schtick. With that out of the way, what do I think of the show? Let's start with the characters.

Miyako Hoshino is the protagonist of the series. A college student, Miyako is someone who hardly leaves her home due to her ineptitude with socializing. Really, she's almost as bad at it as Tomoko from WataMote, which was actually one of the reasons as to why I was never able to finish that show. It just really made me think about how bad I was (and still kind of am) with being sociable with other people. To describe it, Miyako has anxiety about going out, about interacting with others, has little to no social skills. However, at the same time, Miyako as a character isn't that interesting. She's not really that funny. Even when she starts to squee over Hana, she is restrained with it. She's really the polar opposite of UzaMaid's Tsubame. Even when there are some nuggets of intrigue to her such as her being skilled with making sweets or hand-crafting cosplay outfits, she is otherwise bland.

Hana is the coprotagonist, the eponymous "angel" in the title. Hana is a more stoical girl who quickly picks up on Miyako's creepiness regarding herself, but she goes along with wearing Miyako's cosplay outfits in return for various sweets. Hana serves more as the straight man...well, girl, where she gives the right reactions towards not only Miyako, but Hinata, Noa, and others. The problem with her, however, is that much like Miyako, she can be bland. She's there to be the reluctant modeler. She does mention once that she was an only child, which could potentially lead towards more development into Hana's life to maybe explain why she would come off as cold and abrasive at times.

Hinata, is probably the only truly fascinating character. The younger sister of Miyako, she loves her sister unconditionally whilst not knowing why exactly she does. She is a very energetic fifth grader who provides most of the laughs in the show. Heck, her first appearance sees her galloping towards Miyako's room and jumping on her bed, subsequently waking and frightening her, and then heads to school as if nothing had happened. Hinata comes off as wholly childish with how she misunderstands her sister's interest in Hana, or how she lacks Hana's more mature attributes. My only problem there is she could lean towards being annoying at times, but otherwise, she does pull her own weight.

Noa has only one character trait: she is a narcissist obsessed with being "cute" sometimes to even outdo Hana in terms of cuteness. Honestly out of the main cast, Noa would be the least likable. She's haughty, self-centered, and annoying. Maybe they could have some explanation down the line that would provide insight into Noa's motivations, but I doubt that. She can also be pretty manipulative, having caught Miyako wearing one of her cosplay outfits and then blackmailing her. On the opposite side, she does show some indication that she is developing feelings for Hinata, who often provides her with emotional support, which I actually found pretty cute.

There are a few other characters that I don't really have any feelings on. Mrs. Hoshino is funny, though she doesn't appear too often. Koyori and Kana are class representatives of the main trio. Koyori reminded me heavily of Satania from Gabriel DropOut (and I was actually informed that Kana was actually voiced by the actress who played her). Koyori tries to be someone that people could depend on...but she has continuous bad luck, or she needs help herself. Kanon is kind, sweet, and often more lucky than her best friend. Of the two, Koyori is honestly more entertaining. They seem to also be developing into a little something more.

Humor wise, the show often misses more than it hits. It's honestly pretty mediocre. Miyako's more restrained in her actions and lacks the over-the-top prowess that Tsubame had. Other potential comedic moments are also underscored because they lack that sting to them. As for music...it's also bland and forgettable. The opening sounds pretty and is genuinely catchy, but in the likes of other slice of life openings such as Yuru Yuri or Uchi No Maid, it comes off as less memorable. The ending theme is also mediocre. As for animation, it's okay. It isn't anything too special.

Overall, WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me is unfortunately more in the mediocre bin. While some of the characters are interesting, they lack depth or are reduced to one character trait. The humor isn't as biting, and it doesn't push the envelope much like UzaMaid did. It's a show that is better off as white noise.

5/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.7/10 overall