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Kami-sama Dolls – 13 (END)

「隻・枸雅匡平」 (Seki, Kuga Kyouhei)
“Kuga Kyouhei, the Seki”

Well, it looks like Hibino’s damsel in distress role has finally been upgraded to emotional support, after she took the initiative and thanked Kyouhei for saving her.

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September 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm Comments (91)

Kami-sama Dolls – 12

「暴走」 (Bousou)
“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!

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September 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm Comments (39)

Kami-sama Dolls – 11

「囚われの日々乃」 (Toraware no Hibino)
“Kidnapped Hibino”

Is it such a crime to have big boobs? Is it!? As distracting as they may be, viewers should start feeling sorry for Hibino when she’s not flaunting her curves or seducing Kyouhei and still gets kidnapped by a crazy bitch who gropes the hell out of her. On second thought, that’s kinda hot.

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September 16, 2011 at 1:44 am Comments (38)

Kami-sama Dolls – 10

「美姫、繚乱」 (Biki, Ryouran)
“The Beautiful Maiden Arrives”

As sadistic as it sounds, Mahiru turned out to be all kinds of batshit insane yet I actually liked her more because of it. Hanazawa Kana in a psychotic role is uncharted seiyuu territory that’s definitely worth exploring further.

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September 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm Comments (64)

Kami-sama Dolls – 09

「因縁の渦」 (Innen no Uzu)
“Spiral of Fate”

Is it just me or does every series get instantly better when a Hanazawa Kana-voiced character is added to the mix? I could get used to hearing her in clingy roles too, especially when it’s opposite Hibino, who seems completely disinterested in our male lead. “Kyouhei-sama” has a nice playful ring to it too — at least when Hyuuga Mahiru says it. She gives new meaning on the “Girl Meets God” series tagline too.

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September 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm Comments (32)

Kami-sama Dolls – 08

「神様の役割」 (Kami-sama no Yakuwari)
“A God’s Role”

So after the story-defining flashback last time, we’re quickly taken back to the lighthearted side of the series during a late-summer getaway.

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August 24, 2011 at 5:10 am Comments (30)

Kami-sama Dolls – 07

「追憶の肖像」 (Tsuioku no Shouzou)
“Portrait of Memories”

With the opening and ending sequence taken out in favor of extra time, plus a new ending theme by Ishikawa Chiaki (Garden of Summer), this flashback episode felt like the lead up to the finale. It definitely surprised me with the way it unfolded, which was very different from what I had in mind.

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August 17, 2011 at 3:35 am Comments (69)

Kami-sama Dolls – 06

「空守村」 (Karakami Mura)
“Karakami Village”

Compared to the action-packed previous episode, the trip to Karakami Village was a lot more easygoing. Be that as it may, the formal introduction of Kyouhei and Utao’s hometown and the explanations about the Kakashi made this episode just as good.

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August 10, 2011 at 4:28 am Comments (33)

Kami-sama Dolls – 05

「故郷へ・・・」 (Furusato e…)
“Going Home…”

Well then. Let’s just ignore what I said last time about Utao having no chance against Kirio. I was calling out from the sidelines for a Seki change after seeing Kukuri get electrocuted repeatedly by Takemikazuchi, but then an inexplicable reversal comes out of nowhere just to prove me wrong. This seems to be happening a lot lately.

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August 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm Comments (49)

Kami-sama Dolls – 04

「ヘルマ」 (Heruma)

As unusual as it may sound, there’s a lot happening every episode, but I still haven’t gotten into the story about a small village and its mysterious god-like dolls. I’m not the least bit disappointed about Aki escaping again, Kuuko butting her head into things, and Koushirou/Kirio showing up, but I’ve never really felt compelled to say anything about what’s going on either.

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July 27, 2011 at 12:40 am Comments (62)

Kami-sama Dolls – 03

「攻め来たるは・・・」 (Semekitaru wa…)
“The One who Comes Attacking is…”

I didn’t expect to see Suou (Sendai Eri) again, but she sure made an immediate impact, snapping back at Utao’s cold behavior toward her goodhearted head and cheek rubbing. The latter made wonder if the series is intentionally trying to make Utao come off as a pet of sorts, especially with all the squeamish noises that Fukuen Misato was making.

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July 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm Comments (61)

Kami-sama Dolls – 02

「神様の特訓」 (Kami-sama no Tokkun)
“God’s Special Training”

After a somewhat feverish start with the arrival of Aki last time, the story changes gears to a more humorous and setup-like tone with the introduction of Hibino’s N University friend, Karahari Kuuko (Sawashiro Miyuki).

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July 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm Comments (39)

Kami-sama Dolls – 01

「神は来たりて」 (Kami wa Kitarite)
“God Arrives”

The adaptation of Yamamura Hajime’s action fantasy manga may not have ranked very highly in the seasonal poll, but I was pretty sold on what I read in the early parts of the manga. The promo material left me with a good first impression, and Brain’s Base delivers impeccably with this premiere episode, quickly reminding me of all the potential that I saw.

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July 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm Comments (53)