OP: 「夏色サプライズ」 (Natsuiro Sapuraizu) by 中川かのん (東山奈央）(Nakagawa Kanon (Touyama Nao))
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「4人とアイドル」 (Yonin to Aidoru)
“4 People and an Idol”
There have been a lot of references to other shows in Kami Nomi, but this OVA takes the cake in the overall number of references that were made. So if it wasn’t clear what light music club the show was trying to reference, let me just list out a few of the obvious clues. Four girls trying to start a Light Music Club, Ayumi (Taketatsu Ayana) getting pumped up about being a motivated musician, and an anime highlighting a certain girl with iconic pigtails should have been more than enough to get that K-ON vibe.
While the OVA itself didn’t really bring up any plot points (like this Goddess I’ve been seeing in the comments) like I hoped it would. However, it did bring back a topic that the second season of Kami Nomi briefly touched on — how in the world does Keima deal with all the memories he’s made?
In terms of how awkward it must be for Keima to face girls whom he has learned everything about in order to capture their hearts, I’m willing to bet it’s close to an 11 out of 10. With pretty girls like Kanon, Chihiro, and Ayumi constantly remembering the feelings they’ve made with Keima and trying to figure out why they feel the way they do, it is impressive how Keima doesn’t let the truth just burst out of him. Sure, no one in the world would probably believe him, but whenever he gets stuck in these situations I feel like yelling out in rage for him.
All in all, the OVA reinvigorated my love for Kami Nomi. The second season was really good, and this OVA only makes me want a third season that much more. As unlikely as a third season is, there are still a lot of different things they could animate: like giving us more details about loose souls and a deeper look into Keima’s life since he’s finally begun to accept the real world! If for nothing else, I would settle for more Elsie.
ED: 「初めて恋した記憶」 (Hajimete Koishita Kioku) by 小阪ちひろ (阿澄佳奈) (Kousaka Chihiro (Asumi Kana))
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