Posted by psgels on 19 December 2012 with categories: Kamisama Hajimemashita

Um, Kamisama Hajimemashita, you’re ending next week. Don’t you think that with this episode, you’re heading to a rather flimsy climax? I mean I dunno, but this just screams “crap, we’ve run out of time! Quick, throw in some really powerful monster and have the main couple split up!”

I guess it had it coming, but the style of this episode definitely was different from usual. The jokes were ess sharp and the plot took this turn that just screams that the script was rushed. The final episode had better be very good to make up for this, because it’s an episode that I’ve seen so many times before.

A few of the things that did manage to set this episode apart: Nanami’s feelings of being useful. Okay, they came totally out of nowhere, but heck. They give her character. This just is not fitted for the final climax of the story. Problem is that this is the thing that I’ll remember this show by, so I really hope that the creators can still make something out of this. Please…
Rating: 3.5/8 (Enjoyable)

17 Responses

  1. Airies says:

    I expected this to happen honestly. Tonari no Kaibutsu is such a better show.

  2. Firechick says:

    Huh?! It’s ending next week?! Wasn’t it supposed to be 26 episodes instead of 13?

  3. kuromtisu says:

    Rushed? How? It was perfectly well done. Sure, so far it’s the usual case of “we need some cheap conflict to resolve in the finale” but that doesn’t mean it’s rushed.

    And as for the jokes, the visual gags, especially Mizuki with his flute, were just as sharp as ever.

    • Puran says:

      It was a *bit* rushed, in the sense that a sudden catastrophy comes from no-where (which btw, the miasma, and the magic (cursed? whatever) box getting unsealed are not part of the manga). But I think psgels was too self conscious about it being the penultimate episode, because it really wasn’t that bad otherwise.

      • kuromitsu says:

        But the miasma didn’t come from nowhere, it was Otohiko testing Nanami, not for the first time. Maybe it wasn’t in the manga but it made sense in the context of the anime.

        I don’t think there was anything rushed, Nanami wasn’t out of character, I have no idea why psgels thought the episode was any worse than the ones before it. :/ Maybe he expected something else, but that’s not exactly the anime’s fault, is it.

        • Puran says:

          Yeah, but, psgels (and other people) like their endings to use things that are built up through-out the series.

          As I said, if it was any episode it would be fine, but as a penultimate episode it looks like an attempt to raise the stakes to make the finale more dramatic. Which is kind of what they did actually. The way Otohiko tests nanami is the manga is more subtle.

          Either way, personally, I saw the episode without knowing it was the penultimate ep, and thought it was fine.

  4. Kaiserin Emma says:

    Given that theres not much time left of this show I think it would be better spent adapting the events in volume 11 of the manga, that is more on Nanami’s background.

  5. mistress_kisara says:

    It was not the best episode but nonetheless very enjoyable :P

  6. Witchy says:

    I don’t think they’re going for a really great climax. It’s because the shrine festival isn’t the main climax of the whole story. I think they are going for an open ending. The miasma might get resolved. The monster might get vanquished, but what they’ll be trying to accomplish is Nanami “starting the being a god thing.” From the start they couldn’t cover the romance in 13 eps; that encompasses all 90 chapters of the manga.
    And no, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is not a better show. It’s messier than KH and tries to get deep—it’s forcefeeding. I read the manga of that too, and while I enjoyed it sometimes, I could I’d read many more manga that has a better and neater storyline.

    • Witchy says:

      Oh and this shrine festival arc just makes them cover up to chapter 30, so eliminating chap 79& 50(ep10) and chap 37&38(ep 11), there’s about 50+ chaps left to adapt. They should make a second season…

      • Kaiserin Emma says:

        So roughly around chapter 40 or 41 I should probably pick up the manga at then when the anime leaves off? Thanks witchy.

    • Kamiorika says:

      Thirteen episodes is just not enough to cover the manga. At all. There really should be another season.

  7. rufe says:

    In the end, it was not a very good show. Looking back my favorite episode was when Mizuki goes to Tokyo. -_-

    I WAS hoping that the show would end with her completing her reverse-harem as a contrast to the common harem genre, but it looks like that will not happen either…

    • Avalon says:

      I disagree completely. This was a MUCH better show than I originally expected and had great main characters. I say it was one of the surprises of the season.

      I honestly only started liking Mizuki recently.

  8. Avalon says:

    It really bugs me when people base a series off its ending. Yes I understand that is an important part, but that is not everything. Here is an example for me. Soul Eater has probably one of the worst endings I’ve seen (imo) and yet I still love the show because everything else was awesome.

    I truly hope psgels that you will remember this show for more than just the ending since it more than deserves that.

  9. kero says:

    For me this episode felt rather rushed, i don’t know if it was because I was conscious it was ending.

    However I absolutely loved the running gag of Mizuki with the flute, I laughed each time they showed him!

    I’ve really warmed to Mizuki in the past few episodes.

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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:41 AM)
    I see Ojojojo being mentioned, it was written/drawn by the same person who wrote Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken. I haven’t read either, but the anime for the latter is rather “meh.”
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:06 AM)
    @Emma, I haven’t given my thoughts on Bahamut or Psycho pass because I have been putting them off. Mainly cause I have been playing bravely default.
    Oh you are bound to like that authors other works too. They are equally dark. Mayonaka no X Giten for example is one I avoided because of the description but I read it and DAMN it’s not what I expected at all. In a good way.
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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:05 AM)
    W/ Psycho Pass, I think it’s a show best left without any reading into. Especially this second season.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 12:59 AM)
    @Mikey Yeah that’s fair. I have found the implementation of her character to be aggravating as well.
  • Mikey
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 12:56 AM)
    @Ninja I know. That doesn’t make her any less aggravating.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 12:53 AM)
    @Mikey She was a minor character in the original series and at the end of Season 1 she was shown to be the new MWPSB inspector under Akane. So her role and characterization were not entirely a choice made by the new staff.
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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 12:48 AM)
    Psycho Pass S2 4: I am enjoying this show (Though not as much as Season 1, but dammit! Who the hell thought Mika was a good idea. If ever there were more an annoying character in a good series…
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    Ah bloody maiden was the name of the manga I was thinking of.
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    @Relist: I read up to the part with the psychic girl I believe.
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    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 11:26 PM)
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