Posted by psgels on 30 November 2012 with categories: Kamisama Hajimemashita

The current episode… I think it was a bit weaker than the others. And don’t get me wrong, it had an awesome climax again, and this made me laugh harder than any other episode this week, but it was a tad too short for my liking. The rest of this episode, it wasn’t that it was bad or anything in that direction, but after watching an episode of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo that just kept switching back and forth between comedy and drama, something that THIS show was supposed to be good at, I feel like it could have been a bit more.

But that’s not to say that aside from the climax there wasn’t anything noteworthy in this episode. Tomoe’s past rocked, and how his feelings completely changed. Nanami refusing to steal something that could save the life of that woman whose name I can’t find. It didn’t even cross her mind, she just didn’t want to solve her problems over the backs of others, and I can really appreciate that.

I just missed the same chemistry for a large part of the episode that made me originally like this show so much. The ending made up for a lot, but not everything in this case. Ah well, better luck next week.
Rating: 4/8 (Nice)

9 Responses

  1. Kiseki says:

    The woman’s name is Yukiji, although I don’t remember where that was mentioned.

    I haven’t watched the episode, but I don’t remember if they ever explained why Nanami had the eye inside her.

    • Nautical says:

      Yes, the woman’s name is Yukiji. It’s the same village woman whose body Nanami inhabited when she went back in time the first time.

      They never gave the explanation for why the eye is inside Nanami, but that’s deliberate. You can make an inference as to what explains that part. It’s meant to hint at something else.

      • Kiseki says:

        Mm, I couldn’t remember if there was some other reason for it.

        Though I can’t see Nanami as a reincarnation or descendant of Yukiji for various reasons. ‘~’

  2. Spike says:

    I don’t think it’s really hinted at as much as beat-you-over-the-head-obvious that she is some kind of decendant/reincarnation of Yukiji.

    • Airies says:

      agreed, you’d have to be some blind idiot if you couldnt even pick that up.

      • Nautical says:

        You’d be surprised how many people didn’t pick up on it when this story first appeared in the manga. :P Though I do suppose it seems more obvious in the anime adaptation.

        • kero says:

          Not read the manga but can’t say, but yeah, this isn’t a hint so much as blatantly spelling it out

          yukiji eats the eye. nanami has it inside her.

          DUH

          however, it might be a bit icky if tomoe is her great great great great great great grandfather or something.

          there must have been a tragic parting from yukiji in the past of sorts.

  3. ojisan says:

    In this great series, agreed that this episode was spent rushing around doing lots of things in vague mystical locales far from home – kind of thing that would span three episodes in a more leisurely format. Too much plot doesn’t give Daichi-sensei the room to do his great stuff –

    • reese says:

      Which is why I’m kind of disappointed with the adaption. The manga deserves much better.

      Well then again, its 13 episodes. What can you do I guess.

      Also, I don’t want her to be a reincarnation. I’m glad the manga is hinting at something else right now lol.

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 06:25 PM)
    Altogether there is no good explanation as to why Berserk has been on the fringes for the last 20 years. The silver lining is that it looks like things are picking up for the franchise- with a new series, two new games and frequent manga releases- so here’s hoping we get a much bigger budget for the next cour, and god willing maybe even a studio change. And I’m getting greedy, but gimme that From Software Berserk game! That would be an instant cash mine.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 06:18 PM)
    @Vyse: I was actually thinking of that, and the dark mature content is definitely a factor. Yet looking at what’s trending at the moment, with AoT and Kabaneri, it seems that the more violent stuff are bankable now. And it’s not like anime is stranger to adapting material that hasn’t finished yet. So I’m guessing that Miura is hard to work with probably, and maybe he’s tight about giving studios the license.
  • Rusty
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 05:16 PM)
    I like it better when animes are different then the manga because normally i know how everything will end after reading the manga.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 05:07 PM)
    And I’m more than open for an anime to do things a bit differently from the source, I mean look at the new berserk they included an action scene that wasn’t in the manga, I liked that.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 04:59 PM)
    @Mike: Makoto Takahashi! Makoto Takahashi! I know who he is, I spent a while looking at his art, best example of good oldschool shoujo style. He also is credited with kickstarting the shoujo-ai genre I think…
    @Bam: flowers of evil both improved on and took away from its source material.
  • reaLjustified
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 04:16 PM)
    Furthermore, it’s not as if Berserk is so special by itself that a decent adaptation is automatically impossible. You’re watching one right now. If you think otherwise than it boils down to personal preference.
  • reaLjustified
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 04:13 PM)
    @Vyse It’s obviously not trying to cater to children, the studio knows its audience. I wouldn’t automatically assume that just because it’s an anime adaptation that it’s an attempt to please everyone.
  • VyseLegendaire
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:45 PM)
    Because the story is so dark and so violent, its hard to cater to a middle ground audience that includes kids or maybe even adolescents.
  • VyseLegendaire
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:45 PM)
    Hey Bam, the reason for Berserk’s neglect is how unadaptable it is to other media. As a manga it stands as a monolith. but the thematic and graphical content -as well as the long and rather convoluted presentation – don’t lend well to either anime or games.
  • Badesh
    (Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 01:58 PM)
    Yeah, you could even easily do a spin of series in the berserk universe, it’s that well thought out unique and huge. I dreamt myself continously into that world – mostly because of it’s bright, shimmering side, which aren’t mentioned that often because of it’s ultra dark counterpart.

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