Kamisama Hajimemashita Ep 1: Rushed Start [First Impression]
*Summary and First Impression below, I just get to get this off my chest first*
AHHHHHHHHHH! IT’S FINALLY OUT! THE SUBS ARE FINALLLLY OUTTTTTT!!!!
;w; There’s now two teams subbing Kamisama Hajimemashita!
I and many fans appreciate both teams for taking on this series.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW SCARED I WAS OF EMBRACING THE POSSIBILITY OF KAMISAMA BEING LEFT OUT SINCE NO ONE WAS TOUCHING IT! ;A;
FEELS, FEELS EVERYWHERE!
OH MY GOD YOU KNOW, I WAS SO EXCITED FOR THIS SHOW, I LOST FOUR DAYS OF SLEEP.
THAT’S HOW I EXCITED I WAS/AM!!!!!!!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW OFTEN I GET EXCITED LIKE THIS? LIKE, NEVER!
UNLESS IT’S INVOLVED WITH ATLA/LOK SERIES OR CHIHAYAFURU.
AND CRUNCHYROLL *SOBS*
I WAS COUNTING ON YOU DAMNIT!
I REALLY, GENUINELY THOUGHT YOU’D PICK IT UP! BUT THEN AGAIN I WAS ALSO SHOCKED THE VIZMEDIA DIDN’T PICK IT UP EITHER SINCE THEY HAVE THE MANGA LICENSE AND ALL BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT AS I WOULDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE LEGAL STREAM ANWAYS BECAUSE I’M IN CANADA. @(#@#)(!@ REGION PROTECTION. COCKBLOCKING LEGAL ANIME STREAMS SINCE… WELL I DON’T KNOW WHEN BUT YOU GET THE POINT.
SO LETS GET STARTED!!!!!!
BEHOLD MY OTP!!!!
Momozono Nanami who suddenly finds herself evicted from her home after her father had ran away and left her behind due to gambling debts. While sitting in the park trying to figure out what to do, she helps a man named Mikage out who in return after hearing her story gives her his home. Nanami goes to her new home only to be greeted by yokai, and discover that Mikage had given her the power of the Land God of a Relationship Shrine.
^ Keyboard smashing is a mandatory action at this point.
EEEEE THE OPENING IS SO CUTE LKAJSDLKAJSDLAJKSD!!!!! I LOVE IT, definitely different than I expected but KALSJDLKAJSDLAKSD JUST, OMG JUST THE SONG IS SO CUTE AND ASKJDALSJD.
I loved how simple and gorgeous the ED sequence was, and the lyrics… *RIGHT IN THE FEELS*!!!!
*FANGIRL MODE OFF*
But ugh, I’m not going to lie- I’m extremely disappointed with the first episode. :\ The last five minutes however, was pretty good.
And for once, it’s not because I was over the top hyped up about it and holding too high expectations.
Here’s the problem, and this is my greatest concern for this adaption:
I have no idea how many episodes this is supposed to be, and judging by the OP, we’re going to at least get up to the Tengu Mountain Arc (this starts in Volume 9). I felt that it was really unnecessary to rush the beginning and modify and adjust the timing of when and how certain scenes happened like they did in the manga. Even if I hadn’t read the series beforehand, I would certainly be disappointed specifically because it was clearly rushed and if I had to describe it, it was almost like fast forwarding, no joke. That’s how fast it felt, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one who feels that way.
However the animation and character designs were pretty well done. I’m still trying to grasps both the Dragon King’s and Mikage’s colors… (I always pictured the Dragon King green… O___o;;;) I really liked how they had some almost identical scenes and image as the manga panels itself. The colors of everything felt a bit washed out, but once stepped into the Demons World, everything went vibrant and I absolutely loved it.
Onikiri and Kotetsu were definitely the main comedy factor for this episode, unfortunately I found that both Nanami and Tomoe failed to claim the spotlight- specifically because their whole first encounter happened so quickly, it was forgettable and almost non-existent. I felt that they missed the opportunity to give the new audience at least a good idea right off the bat, based on what kind of characters these two are- but it might just be me being a bit too critical.
It’s going to take me a while to get used to both Nanami’s and Tomoe’s voice. They are definitely different than I how imagined them to be, but I still like them. Mikage’s on the other hand was exactly how I imagined him to sound like.
I don’t really get why they put a permanent blush on Nanami. She doesn’t have that in the manga, I found it rather unnecessary. Oh my god, speaking of unnecessary extra, WHAT IS WITH ALL THE SPARKLES, DAZZLING EFFECTS OR WHATEVER IT’S CALLED?! I WAS ROLLING MY EYES. It was so cheesy!
Overall not an ideal start, but I’m going to pull through blogging this series regardless of whether or not it goes down hill. So lets just hope for the best.
Possibility of Watching: Guaranteed
Possibility of Blogging: Guaranteed