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
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 11:09 AM)
    @ninja: I certainly hope that they got better shit to do.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 11:08 AM)
    @Emma: I agree. I also had no clue that it was a Shoujo, tines have certainly changed. I enjoy me a Ray Mustang type of character every once in a while.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:52 AM)
    @Bam: Furthermore watching these ovas , its like being twelve again =P
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:49 AM)
    @Bam: Of interest twilight of the dark master is considered shoujo and its such a shame that the demographic has gone to for most part shit since the old days.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:48 AM)
    @Bam All this talk about drugs being bad is for the benefit of my personal NSA monitor. I just want them to know I’m right with the DEA. The NSA is reading everything we type so it’s nice to give them some fanservice when you can.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:48 AM)
    @Bam: And would you believe Akiyuki shinbou directed this? It was interesting enough to trace back to his early work/beginning of his directing style and compare it to now.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:46 AM)
    @Bam: I just finished twilight of the dark master, enjoyable nonsense. What I liked about these old ovas is that you don’t really end up caring about the why, you get a bit of fun violence, an artstyle you just don’t see enough of anymore, the plots are simple, quick, entertaining and digestable.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:31 AM)
    @Emma: easier said than done. The results of a mixture are often strangely unpredictable and quite overwhelming
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 08:21 AM)
    @ninja: a bit of an over-generalization don’t you think m8?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 07:53 AM)
    @Friend: And speaking of scenes from a marriage, I really do wish that anime could, like some films like that, focus on a mature couple.

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