Noragami Episode 8: Breaking Point


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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4 Responses

  1. Pablo says:

    If Noragami does not get a second season, I will be so pissed!!!! No one really knew this series at all and it came out of nowhere! I was looking forward to a few series, but many of them ended up being pretty bad and after the first few episodes of Noragami, I was completely grabbed. I read the manga which is even better, and I have “read” all of the raws… the story is just so good!!! And the characters are extremely likeable too!!!!

    • Eva says:

      I KNOWWWW RIGHT! I was hooked right away and I could not keep myself away from the manga! (Usually I wait until the anime adaption ends when I haven’t read the manga) AND THANK GOD KODANSHA USA COMICS LICENSED THE MANGA SO SOON!!!!! I don’t know how long I would have been able to wait for someone to license it. The characters are just so awesome, the girls are all queens (even Nora), the guys are total dorks and I LOVE IT. It would hurt my soul if this show doesn’t get a second season so I am crossing my fingers that it will.

  2. Noc says:

    Aaah, this was a great episode that adapted one of my favorite parts of the manga to near perfection. I especially loved the glass breaking scene and the point where Hiyori willingly left her body to help Yato, both were sad and beautiful. The only thing that would have made this better would be if they hadn’t toned down Yukine’s misdeeds compared to the manga, but I shouldn’t be so picky lol

    The anime OC appearing in the opening credits made me cringe, but I’m glad he didn’t show up in this episode. The manga has so much good stuff going on in it, it’d be such a shame if they didn’t make a second season. I really think Noragami should have been given a full 24 episodes considering how the story takes time to build up- it’s just not one to be rushed. Anime-only viewers will be expecting some kind of ‘big climax’ by episode 12 so I suppose an original ending can’t be avoided, but as long as it doesn’t create any plotholes for future events, there’s still hope for a second season!

    • Eva says:

      Yeah it’s’ shame they toned down on it, but at least they did a pretty good job. By now they definitely had enough material to make 24 episodes, but like I was telling my friends, there’s a chance that at the time whenever they had first decided to do the adaption, there weren’t enough chapters to make 24 episodes.

      I have faith in both BONES and the Mangaka that the original character won’t screw things up. If anything, I see it as potentially a side story that was simply unwritten since the Mangaka created the Original Character. They said that the OC will be what Yato could have been. So I think this can be a really interesting insight, especially considering what we have been seeing in the manga right now. In any case it could be like squeezing in that “side story” in between the two arcs, which would help them avoid that original ending, and potentially leave it open enough to continue in the future.

      Based on my experience, when the Mangaka is the one to create the Original Character to put into the adaption, it usually turns out better as oppose to the OC being created by the adaptions’ production team without the mangaka’s input.

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