In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. Then He created the animals. Or so it was supposed to go, but it got too tedious so He outsourced it. That’s literally the introduction to the first episode of Heaven’s Design Team. Shimoda, a new angel assigned to said team, will be the go between for the animal designers and God. It is explained to him that there are just too many animals planned on Earth for God to do it all, so he hired a team of angel consultants to do some of the work for him. They’re role is thus to do the work and ready it for their client, God.
The first episode starts with the need to create a creature that can eat leaves that are very high up on the top of trees. One of them is the one who created the horse, so he always recommends horse-esque creatures including a pegasus. Each of the designers have their own unique style which makes it interesting. And silly. After coming up with an animal design, they run it through a heavenly engineer who works out the kinks and does a test run with the animals. The episode then goes on to explain why some animals are unrealistic and why certain animals just…work the way they’re designed, as well as provides some educational information about the species of animal discussed.
Literally the moment I read the synopsis, I was sold on this series. Sure, it’s a bit much, but it’s silly, educational, and fun. Honestly, I could go for a relatively benign series that’s mostly silly fun. Let’s enjoy some edutainment!
Heaven’s Design Team is streaming at Crunchyroll