It seems that there is a trend of older sister and young girl kind of stories with yuri as seem with UzaMaidand Happy Sugar Life. Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita (私に天使が舞い降りた, Lit: An Angel Swopped Down to Me!) is one of those stories, but not as creepy compared to the other two.
Author: Mukunoki Nanatsu (椋木ななつ)
Publisher: Ichijinsha (Comic Yuri Hime)
Published: June 1, 2017
Where to Buy: CDJapan
A shy otaku freshman college student named Hoshino Miyako starts college. She has a little sister named Hinata. In May, Hinata brings home a friend that she made at school. Her name is Shirosaki Hana. After seeing how cute she is, Miyako falls for her at first sight. She tries to become friends with her, but has some difficulty. She finds out that she can simply give her sweets after Hinata gives Hana a melonpan. During Hana’s second visit, she comes to their house wearing an unfashionable t-shirt.
After giving Hana sweets, she dresses her in cosplay and takes pictures of her. After the photo shoot, Hana wants to change back to her own clothing. However, Miyako offers to give her whatever sweets Hana wants. However, in return, Hana has to wear the outfits that Miyako made. After that visit, they eventually had a sleepover.
One day, after taking pictures of Hana in a witch cosplay, Hinata took her home. With Miyako’s parents at work, Miyako decides to cosplay. She dresses up as White Lily and said her catch phase. However, Miyako didn’t realize a girl in a neighboring house saw her cosplaying.
The next day, Hinata brought that girl over. Her name is Himesaka Noa, a half-Japanese girl who believes that she is the cutest girl. She intends to keep what she saw a secret. With Hinata, Hana and Noa, they spent time with Miyako. Besides Miyako dressing Hana and also Noa in cosplay, they had a cosplay contest, played a game of Sugoroku, and went to a summer festival.
While age gap stories can be creepy sometimes, Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita is not as creepy compared to Happy Sugar Life and UzaMaid. Miyako just wants to become best friends with Hana and her friends. Miyako picture taking is probably the only thing that can be a red flag, especially with her stealth photography during the summer festival. However, she is no Tsubame who stalks Misha and mentions marriage frequently. This is not too surprising since Miyako is very shy and has hardly any friends, besides Hinata and her friends.
While she doesn’t do as many creepy things compared to Satou and Tsubame, she gets in trouble sometimes. Besides trying to take low angle shots, which Hana tells her outright not to do, she takes pictures stealthily during the festival of her friends and Hinata. With her timid personality, she is not good with crowds. The police woman catches her red handed as being suspicious. Thankfully, Hinata managed to get her out of the situation.
I have to admit that the characters are mostly cute and the comedy is funny. Hana is cute, especially when she wears Miyako’s cosplay outfits. She also seems to like her sweets a lot, so much that she would eat a macaroon that accidentally fell on the floor. Unfortunately, that scene didn’t make it to the anime along with a few others in the first volume.
On the other hand, Noa reminds me somewhat of Morikawa Yui since they both boast about how cute they are. Noa self-depreciates herself sometimes when Miyako finds Hana cuter. Like with the anime and the Manga, the chapter where Miyako secretly cosplays and Noa saw her do it was hilarious.
However, there are some nice Noa and Hinata moments as Hinata thinks that Noa is cuter. Moreover, Hinata has a strong attachment to her sister, Miyako as she sleeps together with her and helps her out when she needs it. At one point, she gets angry at Miyako in one instance when she spends most of her time playing with Hana and Noa and leaving Hinata out. Thankfully, Miyako notices and makes up with her by taking a bath together.
Overall, the first volume of Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita is surprisingly enjoyable. While the anime adaptation mostly follows the first volume with some differences, it’s still worth taking a look at. It has a lot of funny and endearing moments without being nearly as creepy compared to the two aforementioned titles. Still, hopefully with Miyako’s friendship with Hana and Hinata’s help, hopefully someday, Miyako will get over her shyness. ¶