Posted by psgels on 16 November 2012 with categories: Kamisama Hajimemashita

Holy crap! The ending of this episode was just perfect. Overall it was a bit of a weird episode, full of the hormones of teen-aged girls. That alone was quite enjoyable in how the creators managed to portray it, but the thing that all of that was building up to was even better: Nanami (there are quite a few characters named Nanami this season by the way… which is quite confusing) actually gets mercilessly rejected by Tomoe. After all of the romantic hints, he has no intention whatsoever to become romantically involved with his master.

On top of that, this episode had a really good director working on it. I mean, this series usually has very creative and varied camera angles, but this episode was quite special: the variety in shots really impressed me, and it brought out a lot of emotion from the characters, even more than usual. When the entire point of this episode was romantic angst, it really helped to bring this episode to life with Nanami’s feelings being thrown on a roller coaster.

And then there was the ending of the episode where Nanami was first dragged on top of a building, only to fall off it. That’s where the direction really impressed me, because it really managed to portray Nanami nearly falling to her death. Oh, and on top of that, I also found out that Akitaro Daichi has been personally adapting the script for each episode. That definitely explains a lot, and why this show is so incredibly consistent. I mean, I have hardly seen one weak moment in the characterization between the characters.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. witchy says:

    That ending really had a great impact, and that was a very refreshing confession. I was expecting she will deny it because she had some tsundere streaks on her, but she surprisingly didn’t.
    Tomoe dropping her really implied that he did think of her as cute, and I think he was too shocked lol. I like the blue puddles against white background. At some point they’re engulfing Nanami like an amoeba, and sometimes they just creep out somewhere…I can’t understand the symbolism though. Something about water? =.=

  2. Sabella says:

    I personally think this was the strongest episode yet, though I have to admit that I haven’t noticed many flaws at all since I’m so busy enjoying myself with each new episode. The characters are just so dynamic with their personalities and interactions.

    Having read some of the manga, I’m looking forward to seeing where the anime will end, even as I keep hoping that there will be a second season sometime down the line.

  3. kero says:

    oh my LENS FLARE* * *

    I’m enjoying how a lot of the girls have been up front about their love rather than denying it, but of course there will be set backs

    Ending was pretty good, I love how they use traditional music and instruments, like the drums during the falling scene.

    Was hoping Tomoe would keep his long hair though.

  4. Avalon says:

    This show just gets better and better! God, if this has a good ending it may very well end up as one of my favorite of this already great season!

  5. lialiakicks says:

    I’m really curious as to how this show will end considering that the manga is still ongoing. (It’s only 12 episodes right?)

    I absolutely love this show- the art, character development and story are all good. Most importantly, I think I love this show because I really like the director, Akitaro Daichi. Homeboy directed Fruits Basket and that’s one of my favorite animes of all time.

    So yeah, I’m definitely watching this show to the end. Here’s to hoping that they make a second season! ;)

  6. Mir says:

    A wonderful show. One of my faves this season. Loved it so I went on a marathon binge of all the manga chapters available online….I just had to know what happened next. And now, I wanna know what happens next. :D Hubby enjoys it with me, too, which is nice. The humor works for me, and the characters engage me.

    And both the Op and Ending songs are fun as heck to sing along to. I always look forward to that. It’s a plus. It’s horrifying when there’s crappy themes (or at least crappy to my ear). When I look forward to and don’t tire of the songs–like I loved the ones used in Higashi no Eden and Un-Go and GITS: SAC– big bonus.

    I also enjoy Psycho Pass and Shinsekai Yori, but dang, those are dark. Love Magi, which has humor and that utterly winsomely charming Aladdin. Also keeping up with Zetsuen no Tempest and “K” and Robotics;Notes. I thought this season would just be only maybe 2 to 3 animes I’d follow, but I’m following a lot. :)

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  • Emma
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 11:46 AM)
    Wait, wait scratch that, that was an old article/rumour…feck…
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 11:39 AM)
    @Bam: I was quite fond of Gillian Andersons character.
    Apparently Laurence Fishburne wants to quit the show =<
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 10:44 AM)
    I really enjoyed Alana Bloom’s shadow transformation during the season two hypnotherapy sessions. I thought was visually stunning and thematically relevant. Bryan Fuller has managed to gather quite a bit of talent around himself in the recent years, but Mads is undeniably both the egg that holds this cake together as well the cherry that’s sitting on the top.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 10:37 AM)
    Word of mouth and good reception managed to raise the viewership near the tail end of the 2nd season, that and the aforementioned cosponsorship managed to pull a hallelujah and bring the show back from the verge of death. And I’m glad tha happened.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 10:32 AM)
    I also always felt that their screen chemistry was mesmerizing and am very surprised that some critics found that it was lacking in that very same department, but to each his own I guess. The budget is not all that low actually, and the reason the 3rd season was greenlit was in part due to a dedicated fanbase, as well as the fact that this is a joint effort between NBC and a European studio who undertakes portions of the expenses.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 10:08 AM)
    There is this…certain chemistry between Dancy and Mikelson in that show too.
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    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 10:01 AM)
    *their
    As much as I love the inventiveness and creativity of the death/crime scenes I can see how someone would find them silly.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 09:54 AM)
    @Bam: I had heard there were alot of cancellation risks but that there series was cheap to make, if its true the budget is low, then they’ve worked around it effectively.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 09:27 AM)
    But everyone knows that this is Mads Mikkelsen’s show, and it’s really his magnetic charm and the series’ strong cinematography that sells the experience. I also think that the special effects are very well handled, and the whole show has a seriously disturbing edge while still managing to stay classy. Quite sophisticated if nothing else.
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    (Saturday, Feb 28. 2015 09:22 AM)
    @Emma: I’ve been steadily enjoying Hannibal and am thrilled for the third season. A lot of people had a problem with Hugh Dancy as Graham since they believe that he doesn’t fit the novels or the earlier adaptations, but I take this show as as a whole new reimagining of the story so I don’t particularly mind him, and I do think that he’s mania is quite palpable.

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