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Kamigami no Asobi (Review)

Filed under New Anime Added, The Half Asian Corner

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So I haven’t reviewed any anime before, but I figure my first review should be a new anime that just premiered on the 6th of April in Japan. *This anime has been added to the voting list*

Plot
Kamigami no Asobi is  based on an otome dating-sim game of the same name. Kamigami no Asobi stars heroine Yui Kusanagi, who is ordered by the Greek god Zeus to try and help the gathered Gods, from a few different mythology realms, understand and become closer to humanity in the course of a year at a High School created to help them learn important lessons. From everything I have seen and read so far is that depending on how they choose to go, there’s a chance for some serious emotional outcomes. Will Yui be able to help the selected Gods understand the nature of humans again? Or will they be forced to stay at the high school for the rest of their lives?

Episodes:
There are currently 12 slated episodes and 2 have aired in Japan as of 4/15/14.

My Review: 8.5/10

So far from what I’ve seen, Kamigami no Asobi is your traditional “Reverse Harem” style anime that, as you would expect, taps into female fanservice, especially evident in the transformation sequence that happens in the first 3 minutes of the first episode. However, don’t let that mislead you as it seems to be a bookend that leaves questions that will hopefully be answered as the series progresses with surprises that will make for an interesting series.

It does take on a bit of an Ouran High School Host Club feel with the flowers that pop up around each of Yui’s potential love interests when they first meet;  couple that off with the sprinkled in bits of humor which I’m pleasantly pleased with as I was a very huge fan of Ouran to begin with. Top that off with Gods from the Norse, Greek, Egyptian, and Japanese mythologies and it pulls in a vast array of different character types.  Plus, what’s not to like about attractive looking men?

Of the female protagonist, I would say that Yui is a well written character with a good set of personality traits that doesn’t seem so cookie cutter. I hope to see her Kendo training come into play in later episodes. It will also be interesting to see if she falls for the seemingly Tamaki like character, Apollon, or one of the other male God bishies.

Recommendation: Worth a 3 episode watch.
– It will be interesting to see how each God plays into the series along with interacting with Yui and what challenges Zeus may throw at the bunch. If you like mythologies of Greek/Norse/Egyptian/Japanese realms, along with reverse harems such as Ouran HSHC or Fushigi Yugi, it’s definitely worth a look.

 

NEW ANIMES!!!

Filed under Club News, New Anime Added

Hey guys, VP here. I added a couple of new animes on to the list. Look up and vote if you want to see:

-My Little Monster
-Sakurasou na Pet no Kanojo
-Chihayafuru
-Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
-Little Busters

-Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (NEW!)

Check ’em out if you want vote for ’em.

 

[Secretary edit! I just added Girls und Panzer to the list! -Chris]