Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi Ep 1 [First Impression]
“And on Sunday, God… Forsook the World”
Eva’s First Impression:
A/N: There are two different spelling for the white haired guy’s name. Vivid Subs used Humpnie Humbert while both ANN and MAL went with Hambart Hampnie. However because I’ll only confuse myself, I’ll stick with Humpnie Humbert.
It feels like I was expecting a bit more after having been talking to Vantage while he was watching the pre-air and seeing his reaction change from, “Eh this is boring” to “HOLY SHIT”. Or maybe it was because I had asked to be warned if there were going to be any gore, so I had a relatively good idea what was going to happen and what to expect. However I was certainly not expecting the last bit, where Humbert tells Ai that she isn’t actually a gravekeeper- and it really threw me off. I had to rewatch the scene three times to try and warp it around my head before settling to the conclusion that either he is referring to that woman as “legit” gravekeeper is that she had actually done the job for Ai as her burial may have been ineffective. But if what Humbert said was true, this may also imply that Ai is a unique human.
Despite being partially aware of what was going to happen, I didn’t find the first half to be boring, I enjoyed every minute of it. I really liked how informative the episode was, even if it was only from Ai’s knowledge and perspective, meaning there could be some corrections or adjustments made in the future- varying on how things play out. Take as what had just happened in the last scene as an example. Humbert remarks that she is merely human as a gravekeeper has no parents, tends to magically pop out of nowhere and the villagers had lied to her about her role she had ‘inherited’. It was also quite heartbreaking to see the villagers who cared for Ai so much be dead. Such as Yuuto who lost part of his head go out to protect her from Humbert thinking she might be another target.
I really like Ai, she is a precious little girl with a cute personality. I noticed that it’s actually the hat…err headband, whatever those things are called that makes Ai look even younger than she is. Once that thing is off her head, she looks a lot more like her age (12) and less ‘loli’. Then we have Humbert who is an interesting guy who Ai had earlier jumped to conclusions and figured he must be her father. He is known as Humpnie Humbert, the Man-Eating Toy. We don’t know much about him, but if I had to guess- his role probably has to do with being responsible for slaying the undead so that they can finally be buried by the gravekeeper and truly be “dead”.
The OP and ED themes are both really pleasant to listen to (I especially love the ED song, I cannot wait for the single to come out), the OP sequence reminded me a bit of a couple of Minori Works’ games opening especially the lighting effect. I absolutely love that particular style because it’s so stunning, so you can count on me watching it every episode. The animation as whole is absolutely gorgeous, the backgrounds my goodness are just breathtaking, I could probably stare at them all day. I should make a a graphic set later… I have a lot of faith in Madhouse to be able to maintain consistent animation quality because up to this point they haven’t disappointed me.
The only thing that kind of bothered me, is that Yohki and Anna who don’t even look like they are “dead” -let alone injured. Like- uh… what??? They look more like they are asleep in each other’s arms! I mean, they are both beautiful characters, it would definitely be a shame to see their without a head or something but… uh I don’t know- I kind of wished they made it a bit more clear that they were actually dead, dead.
Overall I enjoyed how things kicked off, it was interesting and enjoyable to watch. You have no idea how relieved I am that their censored the blown off pieces of the heads. It wasn’t like a white streak either, they played real smart using the sun rays. I am definitely all in for watching and blogging this, so sign me up!
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