Posted by psgels on 8 November 2012 with categories: Kamisama Hajimemashita

I love how this show is able to cheer me up no matter what. This once again was the best episode since the first episode, and that first episode really was in a league of its own with all of the hyperactivity going on there. This episode was utterly hilarious in its first half, and incredibly charming in its second.

I usually dislike fevers because they’re often forced in for extra drama, but here the creators made brilliant use of it by having Tomoe dress up as Nanami. As an added surprise, Shinjirou was again hilarious in combination with him, toying with a lot of the bishounen idol cliches. His entrance alone was just delightful in the way that it created this expectation that things would get crazy, and they did.

What this episode also did really well was portray love: Nanami’s crush developing was very good, especially now that she also got to see a chunk of his past and how much he changed. His previous master is also finally introduced here. This part worked particularly well due to how much I like the characters already, after just six episode, and I really have to say that Kamisama Hajimemashita has some of the most consistently enjoyable characters of the season.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

7 Responses

  1. Airies says:

    Out of all of the shoujo shows airing this season, this one is my favourite. The art style is so simple but so nice on the eyes, the characters are funny and relatable, the comedy is quite hilarious, the episodic format is quite enjoyable and the the opening song is so good! No much negatives to say about this show except maybe that it should of been 26 episodes and not 13.

  2. Avalon says:

    I am loving this show, but I am finding it interesting that you place the 1st episode in such high regard. About the only thing I liked about that episode were our two lead characters. It was the later episodes that sold this show for me.

    Either way, this show reminds me of InuxBoku even if the leads are quite different. The think about that one though is that none of the stories were interesting/entertaining, just the characters. This one has interesting AND entertaining stories.

  3. Kiseki says:

    Previous master? His first master was Mikage so if you’re referring to Yukiji…

    They’ll get to her later. (And then they’ll never get to the rest of her.)

    • Witchy says:

      I think he meant Akura-ou or the Bloodthirsty King. Yeah sadly if this is only 13 episodes, they’ll never get to the very interesting parts. I just read the manga because I was getting impatient, and oh boy the mangaka is brilliant.

  4. Stars says:

    I love how sometimes this show just seems to be a huge parody of shoujo, (that tengu!) and then it get serious and ends on a lovely heartwarming note. And the ending! It’s always a seamless transition from the end of the episode. Love it.

  5. RABUJOI says:

    Also our favorite KamiHaji episode so far. It just had so much going on. They could have just had an episode that focused on Tomoe-as-Nanami, but that turned out to be only half of the running time. The rest was Nanami being swept back in time – the fact it was not a dream and her soul was actually in the past, was both extremely cool and a little creepy.

    Nanami seems convinced that the roguish Tomoe she saw back then wasn’t who he COULD be and is capable of, but who he WAS and has moved on from, and isn’t buying Mizuki’s admonition. Looking forward to whether she ever tries to learn more from the fox’s mouth what he was up to, or if she’ll let sleeping foxes lie.

  6. kero says:

    i like how the episode makes you feel a mixture of emotions, I laugh at the funny bits, and love all the heartwarming bits. and there’s still an air of mystery and glimpses of characters you know will show up later.

    I think on the whole this develops a lot better than tonari, I like the characters in tonari as well, but it the plot so far just goes around on itself.

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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Nov 27. 2015 07:30 PM)
    Oh lol the Symphogear guy teased the idea of a fourth season for it, you mad mad bastard.
  • Masky
    (Friday, Nov 27. 2015 08:03 AM)
    @Bam: Yeah, but simulating reality applies to certain types of games. Judging EVERY game by how realistic it is is silly xD
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 27. 2015 02:36 AM)
    @Masky: lots of game designers aspire for realism. Now this can be done for cosmetic purposes like face textures and lighting, practical with physic engines and movement, or contextual like believable character reactions and dialogue. Now some games thrive in being ridiculous and fantastic, but some want to create a realistic setting to further the emotional impact. Nothing wrong with that.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 27. 2015 02:32 AM)
    @ratsgnoF: and happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:43 PM)
    Anyway seriously though, I’d say it does actually make sense in context xD Since none of monsters are actually that threatening.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:42 PM)
    .-. I have no words, mainly because whenever anyone uses word “Realism” in context of video game, I want to say rude words xD
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:40 PM)
    I think he gave it a passing glance and felt it wasn’t his thing, I remember he also felt that he thought the idea of sparing the monsters wasn’t believable or realistic given that he felt if you were realistically placed in that situation yourself, the real thing to do would be to fight back out of fear.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:37 PM)
    Did he actually play the game though? I mean, did he actually discover it himself or did he just heard the spoilers?
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:35 PM)
    I had a talk with a friend about undertale and he wasn’t a fan, he prefers other types of rpgs, the choice element also made him uncomfortable and that he felt the game was too punishing.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 07:34 PM)
    @Kaiser: Puzzle elements, outside of sparing everyone, seem to be mainly just parodying video game puzzles. Like, only place where you actually have to solve actual puzzles is in Hotland, before that pretty much every puzzle is automatically solved, really easy or has some silly twist to it. Like the puzzle you can skip by pressing a switch in tree trunk. Can’t say I’m too fond of puzzles either, but I liked how game was making fun of them

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