Kamisama Hajimemashita Ep 3: Nanami’s First Task


My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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  1. tchoke says:

    Hi, I’ve been reading your review for Kamisama Hajimemashita for awhile now, even though it’s just 3 episodes so far. And yeah, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION WITH THE BROKEH AND REARRANGEMENT OF ARCS ARGH. But for this episode when Nanami first uses word bind on Tomoe, I’m SO glad that they followed the scenes exactly like the manga panels (sit down and start making up with the fish!) because Tomoe’s expression was just so priceless.

    Also apparently Nobuhiko Okamoto, who’ve done roles like Usui Takumi and Okumura Rin, is voicing for Mizuki which I find really odd because I’ve always imagine Mizuki to have a more gentle effeminate voice, since he always has that smiling veneer. So I’d picture him somewhere along the voice of Yoshinori Fujita (Hitachiin Kaoru/Hiroaki Ogata) but maybe it’s just me, hahaha

    • Eva says:

      :3 Thank you for reading!
      Yeah definitely, but I have to admit that even that scene when Nanami used the word bind felt… lacking. Maybe it was just me, but I didn’t feel that it left the same impact as it did in the manga. It felt like there was a slow delay. I think it might have had to do with Nanami actually speaking the order and since she didn’t do it as quickly as I pictured how she said it in the scene might be why I felt slightly disappointed – not to mention it’s one of my favorite pages.

      Hmmm….. When I think about Mizuki’s voice, I imagined that he’d have a mischievous tone and sound a bit needy or something along the lines. But now that you mentioned it, I can easily picture him with Hiroaki Ogata’s voice. He is definitely the closest to what I’d expect as well. xD

  2. Mai says:

    I think what made that make up with fish scene lacking was that the phrase arrow came out first than Nanami’s voice. It wasn’t sort of synchronized for me, and so the effect was…not immediate.

    Anyway, I heard some clips of the drama cd, and I think the way Nobuhiko portrayed Mizuki’s voice was quite good. I don’t know about Usui’s anime voice, but Mizuki’s voice by Nobuhiko definitely didn’t sounded like Rin. It was more cheerful and…playful…and not deep? I don’t know. It was just really different.

    The drama cd clip is in YT btw…if you haven’t heard of it yet… ^^ Thanks for the review!!! The arc I’m anticipating the most is actually the chibi Tomoe one! I wish they would really animate that part!! The lack of such arc will ruin the anime for me. But I somehow have a nagging belief that they’ll show it because they placed that scene at the night fog car…which is a good comparison of development in Nanami’s part…^^

    • Eva says:

      //I think what made that make up with fish scene lacking was that the phrase arrow came out first than Nanami’s voice. It wasn’t sort of synchronized for me, and so the effect was…not immediate.//

      I’m relieved to hear that I’m not the only one who felt that way!!!

      Is the Drama CD the one from Vol 13 LE? I have it but I haven’t listened to it yet – someone kick me now! OTL|||

      • Mai says:

        You mean the limited edition one with the vol 13?? Yeah I think. Ü You can type Kamisama Hajimemashita drama cd in YT and it’ll pop up. If you don’t have the cd that is (I don’t have one too.) ^^

        • Eva says:

          Okay thanks! XD I just know there’s one or two going around that isn’t the one included with Vol 13 LE so I wasn’t sure ahahaha. I’m hoping someone has translated it *goes to google search now* XD It’s a shame I don’t understand Japanese, working on it though! /notevenworthbeingcalledanovicewhentheonlythingiknowbyheartisあandacoupleofwords

          • Mai says:

            Haha I can’t understand Japanese too Ü There are translations in the YT comments, so it makes sense. ^^ YW XD

            • Eva says:

              *FACEPALM* YT means youtube right? Oh my god i can’t believe how long that took me to figure out!!! I’m so out of it! XD
              Thanks for sharing!

  3. tchoke says:

    Oh yeah yeah, about that delay. It’s probably because they added an extra ECU shot of Tomoe shaking hands with the fish, so it kinda slowed down the whole comedic effect but oh well.

    Hmm, I haven’t heard the drama CD yet but I will tho. I’m looking forward to see chibi Tomoe too! Because that’s also the arc where we first see Tomoe’s youkai form (OH DAT LONG HAIR) and judging from the ED, it’s safe to say it’s likely to be animated. Besides that arc’s actually pretty important later into the manga so yeah, I’m keeping my hopes up! ^^

    And thanks, I’ll be looking forward to your next review!

    • Mai says:

      I see. Didn’t know it could affect like that Ü You should check it out! It’s really nice to hear haha Ü I can imagine Mizuki moving in my mind XD

  4. Mai says:

    @Eva: YW Ü Sorry for not elaborating though >.<

    • Eva says:

      ^____^/// Don’t worry about it, if I weren’t out of it, I would’ve realized it immediately. I use the same abbreviation all the time.