Kamisama Hajimemashita ~ Review
“A cute romantic comedy with gods, spirits and supernatural stuff”
Here’s a little series for you romance/shoujo manga fans that is sure to tickle your inner girliness (if you have any at all, that is). In other words, if you watch this series, you’ll feel just a little less of a man, if you know what I mean. What I’m trying to say is that this is a good series to watch. Ah, whatever. Let’s just get on with the review…
Kamisama Hajimemashita revolves around Momozono Nanami, a homeless high school girl who lost her house due to her gambling father. Having nowhere to go, she goes to the closest park to plan her seemingly bleak future when she sees a man up in a tree shouting for help. The man calls himself a Land God of an old temple at the top of a hill. In return for her help, Mikage shows her a map of the old temple and tells her that she is now the land god of the temple. Although she doesn’t believe his story at first, she goes to the temple to spend the night. She later discovers, however, that what Mikage said was true; Nanami has become the new land god.
The series is originally based off a shoujo manga series, thus the shoujo-manga styled artwork and character design.
The series contains 13 episodes and aired during the Fall 2012 anime season. The series is animated by TMS Entertainment Studios (who also created such iconic series as D.Gray-man, Zetman and the original Lupin III series). The series contains a few notable voice actors, including Suzuko Mimori who voices Nanami (and also voices Himiko from BTOOOM! and Himawari from YuruYuri) and Ishida Akira who voices Mikage (and is also known as the voices of Kaoru from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gaara from Naruto).
I quite enjoyed this series, but unfortunately there was nothing in this series that really stood out for me. It may be because I’m solely not a big fan of shoujo-genred anime (or anime based on shoujo manga), but that doesn’t mean it was totally un-watchable. In fact, there were many things about this series that I quite enjoyed, such as the voice of the narrator (I just found it absolutely adorable) and the opening (never skipped it, it’s just so addicting for some strange reason). But I mean, by all means, please give this series a go; you might enjoy it more than I did.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 3/5 – Recommended
Final Score: 6/10