Posted on 13 August 2011 with categories: Kami-Sama no Memo-Chou



Now this is why I originally was looking forward to this series. This definitely was the best episode of this show since the first episode. This fully let the characters show their characters off, without divulging in annoying fanservice. This show already had the best dialogue of the series that premiered during the summer season, and this episode finally showed the heights you can reach with it.

I really like how natural this episode progressed. Little by little the past between the Fourth and the guy with that strange haircut became clear, and just about everything was well acted. The scenario was very creative, and I liked how Narumi also got to hang out with some of the side-characters for a bit. Alice’s part in it as a bystander was also top notch. Everything was just really well written. I’d go as far to say that the characterization was even better than during the first episode.

The weird part though, is that this doesn’t really have anything to do with Kami-Sama no Memo-Chou. Alice was just a side-character here. A role she fulfilled really well and all, but this series is acting like it’s got 24 episodes, while it actually has just 12. This is a mystery series, but instead of that this was much more a character study. A very well written character study and all, but I still believe that this show has a bit of an identity crisis.

Overall, Narumi does have the “Kamijou Touma”-syndrome of having very vague reasons to want to risk his life in order to help others. The people he meets thankfully are a lot interesting than with To Aru Majutsu no Index and all, but it still stands out especially with the actual mysteries of this series. This arc has managed to avoid that, though: with this, I can see why he wants to involve himself. He’s a guy who very easily makes friends and attaches himself to people who treat him with respect. I guess his family situation also has a lot to do with that.

The fact remains though that it remains a bit annoying that anime keep pulling the dead parents thing. It makes sense for things set in the past and all, in modern times it just happens way too often.
Rating: *** (Awesome)

3 Responses

  1. tomphile says:

    Unlike JC Staff’s other male lead, Narumi lacks the Imagine Breaker and many other things as well. He’s also not very tolerable.

  2. Loz says:

    So, whay is this show called ” God’s notebook” or whatever? Is there any actually correlation to the title?

  3. Joojoobees says:

    @Loz, yes, they explained it in episode 1.

    This is a good switch back to the darker themes. It’s good to see Yondaime’s band acting like a real gang, instead of just a bunch of clowns.

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  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:51 AM)
    @Wyatt: I liked the Leiji Matsumoto style music video too. And speaking of Matsumoto the Harlock reboot movie was alot better than I thought.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:50 AM)
    Bubblegum crisis has unfortunately not aged as well as I though, still, my childhood anime and I love it.
  • WyattX
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:49 AM)
    @Emma Their new album… Is so refreshing. Although Get Lucky overstayed it’s welcome on my favorite radio station.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:49 AM)
    Might be on an oldskool kick right now…
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:48 AM)
    @Emma So old, that I forgot it even existed. I honestly can’t disagree with your opinion of that.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:46 AM)
    Heard a few daft punk songs, consider myself a fan.
  • WyattX
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:46 AM)
    @K-Off I… Already might have.
  • WyattX
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:45 AM)
    Speaking of cyberpunk, I think Daft Punk did Irréversible’s soundtrack. What were you doing there?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:45 AM)
    @K-off: Or accidentally on purpose create one ;)
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 09:42 AM)
    Fastest 140 minutes I’ve had in a while, entertaining enough. My brother was able to enjoy it and he isn’t even all that into anime.
    It took me, like some of these old ovas I’ve been watching/skimming back to when I was younger and really got the most out of anime.

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