Genre: Slice of life, comedy, fantasy
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He also sought after a wide variety of animals to populate the planet. However, he felt that it was too tiresome to think of new ideas within his criteria. To address this problem, God appointed an organization—the Heaven’s Design Team—to do the work instead!
Shimoda is a newly-hired angel who serves as the mediator between God and the design team. As he steps into his role, he witnesses his coworkers conceive interesting ideas for many unique life forms according to God’s desires. From giraffes and snakes to birds, anteaters, and everything in between, the possibilities for different animal species are endless!
This was another show that I was on the fence about watching. In fact, this was a show that Rugjen put on “just because” and we both ended up really enjoying it each week.
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If you like animals, you will most definitely like Heaven’s Design Team. This show is a combination of educational aspects with comedy and slice of life. You get a dash of everything in this show.
The concept of the show is well described in the synopsis, so if you skipped over that, I am not going to go into too much detail. You might want to go back and read it. God is the client. The design team creates his “orders”.
First of all, the design team has an array of different personalities, and they’re all pretty fun. You have a horse-lover and one that loves sea creatures, and one that specializes in the terrifying. My favorite is the designer that loves to make all his creations tasty. Their interactions are so relatable like any office. I think this is what makes it particularly funny to me.
What I love about this show is the creative process. We get to see the creative process of each of these designers and you get quite a bit of education on animals. I’ve been truly fascinated at the small tidbits of information I have learned.
The comedy is gold. They often make test animals that don’t quite work out, but again. They do a great job of explaining why they didn’t work. The whole approach to designing these animals makes the whole show funny.
If you love animals, I think you’d love this show. You’ll learn a bit about real-world animals as well as get to experience fictional animals that didn’t quite make the cut. This is a highly enjoyable show and one that I thank my husband for making me watch!