Kami-sama Dolls – 12
“Out of Control”
The girls in Kami-sama Dolls are completely off the chain, be it Utao, Mahiru, or Kuuko. The stuff they do never ceases to amaze me even by anime standards. Structured and predictable progression can’t hold these girls down, as they do whatever the hell they want in any given situation. Homicide? Pssh, oh please. Kakashi going out of control? Not on Mahiru’s watch!
Kuuko took top honors in that regard by taking out Hirashiro and only letting it weigh on her conscience for all of three seconds. I thought she was in a pretty grave situation with a homicide on her hands, but she shrugged it off like it was nothing and even turned Shimoyama into an accomplice. I was so torn between my disbelief on what just happened and her quick thinking in response that I couldn’t help but laugh at how crazy she is. Kuuko must be doing her detective father proud by pulling off stints like this. (lol) Then there’s Mahiru, who was quick to tell Magatsuhi to know its role and not even try to turn on her. Any “normal” person would’ve sensed the danger they were in, but clearly, these girls are anything but normal. “Reckless” doesn’t even begin to describe their actions, as they’re much closer to batshit insane.
It probably goes without saying at this point, but I loved every minute of it. Their unconventional way of dealing with things is absolutely hilarious and continues to stress the series’ impeccable way of combining plot and humor. I don’t know if this was the intention all along, but this ingenious mix in the second half of Kami-sama Dolls has truly been series-defining. The story maintains a serious air and the characters continually escape from it with brief comedic outbursts. Even something like Shimoyama forcing himself on Hibino became funny before long, thanks to Kuuko being an opportunist and trying to make the most of the situation. I almost died laughing at Mahiru mocking Utao too. Anyone who taunts their opponent like that must have more than a few screws loose. The back and forth insults between her and Utao were pretty priceless, especially after learning that Utao was driven by what happened to her cookies. Judging from Kyouhei and Moyako’s reaction, I presume their Kakashi fight looked like two kids on a playground pinching cheeks and pulling hair, which added to the hilarity of it all.
Surprisingly, Kirio showed some real concern for Kyouhei and jumped in trying to help his older brother, but that too was short-lived after he poked out Kukuri’s eye by accident. It did however set things up for Kukuri going berserk in the finale and possibly resonating with Kyouhei after he lost it at the thought of Karakami taking Hibino from him (who was pretty cute with short hair by the way). That was a “crazy good” contrast to Koushirou teasing Kirio and Mahiru freaking out when Magatsuhi took her even further out of Kyouhei’s good books. I’m really starting to think I should recommend this series to other people for its comedic value alone because it’s pretty golden.
Anyway, I hope the finale’s episode title means what I think it does and Kyouhei’s going to open a can of whoopass by taking control of Kukuri again. Maybe Aki will do something too, because his lazy ass was just pretending to be in a bind. He probably think it’s a pain in the ass to be in this story to begin with, further showing just how “awesomely unconventional” the characters are in this show.