This anime I felt was quite average, but despite that I enjoyed
watching it. It has a slightly unusual premise where the main guy (Mitsumi Goro),
who looks a lot like Keichi from Love Hina, is unlucky. A goddess in the
guise of a fortune teller sends three guardian angels to watch over him and help
him. The guardian angels are reincarnations of some of his dead pets. It is amusing
to see how they reflect their past lives in their mannerisms and fears (bird afraid
of cat, fox afraid of dog etc). The goddess gets a bit carried away and eventually
he has 12, count them 12, guardian angels. They are all cute varying in apparent
age from 7 to 18 (Akane the fox is my favourite).
I found the animation
very well done and detailled. The voice acting was very good with Akane and Ran
staning out for me. The music is rather repetitive. A particular harmonica tune
is used over and over again. It has relevance to the story but it gets wearing.
The opening song fitted the series reasonably well, though I thought the closing
one a nothing.
The story-arc reaches it's end in episode 11 in an almost
laughable battle. It was the only point I was uncomfortable about in the series.
There are two OVA type episodes 12 and 5.5 which fill in details of their
life and Goro's family. I look forward to the second season (Angel's Tail Chu)
It is surprising how anime groups get money to make these series,
there must be some hidden surplus of money in the anime industry over in Japan,
allowing any fool who can draw a cute girl to create a series, this particularly
lame and debilitated series is about reincarnated animals, 12 to be precise, all
owned by the same guy previously, to be honest I feel bad for the animals, imagine
having that jinx of an owner! And wouldn't he catch on, after his 6th pet is killed
by a lightning bolt from above on a perfectly clear day wouldn't you think he'd
catch on? Okay so that part was an exaggeration, all the deaths are very lame,
especially the goldfish one, if you like the idea of reincarnated animals, go
watch Kanon, it is considerably better and doesn't dwell on the one single
idea. Avoid this at all costs.
Many girls, serving one guy. I would say more about it, except
that there is very little more to say. It tries to turn "serious" at
the end, but fails. Badly. Almost no unifying story.
The only thing this series really has going for it is a LOT
of cute girls, twelve to be exact. The plot is stupid, the dialogue is boring
and cliché with only a few exceptions. The ending to episode 11 is kind
of funny, and there are a few other funny parts but mostly watching this series
was a chore for me. I only did it to watch all the cute girls. Episode 12 is just
an omake episode but even the silliness in this series is badly acted out. I don't
recommend this series at all, there are cuter girls in tons of other new anime