OP: 「神様はじめました」 (Kamisama Hajimemashita) by ハナエ (Hanae)
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「奈々生、神様になる」 (Nanami, Kami-sama ni Naru)
“Nanami Becomes a God”
Who knew that saving a person from a barking dog could earn you a house – or in this case, a shrine where a handsome and sadistic youkai resides?
Wow, this season sure is a blast for all the shoujo lovers out there! As a huge fan of Suzuki Julietta’s manga Kamisama Hajimemashita, I absolutely wanted this anime adaptation to receive some love on Random Curiosity. This show definitely has an interesting start. Unlike most shoujo series out there, this one throws us directly into the story; we don’t have separate moments for character introductions – everything is woven into the main plot. This is something positive to me because Kamisama Hajimemashita is a comedy before anything else, and by getting to know our characters through the hilarious events throughout the episode, everything becomes more fun and enjoyable. There were many moments where I found myself laughing out loudly at some scenes, namely Tomoe’s “misfortune”.
The strongest point of this series is its characters. To have a sadistic male lead is very popular nowadays in shoujo, but I guess that only shows how well received that concept is. I definitely think sadistic males are enjoyable, and I love to see how they slowly loosen up to the girl of their interest. I’m glad that girl is Nanami in this case because she is such a sweet and nice girl. While sealing the contract like she did might’ve been a bit cunning, her intentions were good and I know she is too kind-hearted to abuse Tomoe’s obedience. These two characters are a great combination, but let’s not forget that we have many others left that haven’t been introduced. Without revealing any spoilers, I can say that those are Mizuki (Okamoto Nobuhiko), Kurama Shinjirou (Kishio Daisuke), and Otohiko (Takahashi Hiroki). I’m definitely looking forward to their portrayals!
Something else worth mentioning is that Akitarou Daichi is directing this show. Two of his most well known romance titles are Fruits Basket and Bokura ga Ita, so he definitely knows how to make good romance and comedy shows. Having those two titles on his résumé makes Kamisama Hajimemashita quite trustworthy and I hope to see if this will develop into a memorable and fun show like the others. The first episode played out very well; let’s see if next week’s does the same!
Having said that, I hope you check this show out. Kamisama Hajimemashita was unquestionably enjoyable to me.
ED: 「神様お願い」 (Kamisama Onegai) by ハナエ (Hanae)
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