Kami-sama Hajimemashita

41929lNanami Momozono (CV: Suzuko Mimori) has had share of bad luck in life – her father was a gambler and one day he just disappeared leaving only a note behind, and to pay his debts, Nanami was kicked out of her home. Now homeless she doesn’t know what to do or where to go, when she save a man from a dog. Then man tells her he has been away from town for 20 years and when he hears that Nanami has nowhere to go, he tells her to go to his home and kisses her forehead. Following the map she got from the strange man she arrives at a shrine and is mixed up by someone called Mikage. It appears Nanami now has become the Earth God in place of the man she met, the previous Earth God. Now her new life starts with the fox familiar Tomoe (CV: Shinnosuke Tachibana) by her side.


Breakdown
Story: 4
Characters: 3
Animation: 4
Music: 3
Total: 14/20
Average: 3.5/5


The setting was a rather unique one. Although Inari, Kon Kon, Koi Iroha is similar, the shows still differ enough to be very different in my opinion. In Inari, Inari Fushimi wants to become someone else and simply ends up with godly powers, while in Kami-sama Hajimemashita (or Kamisama Kiss in English) Nanami is chosen to become a god, but has no powers whatsoever. to receive powers she needs to fulfil the prayers and wishes of people coming to the shrine. But while the story and setting was good, the characters felt rather flat in my opinion. They weren’t bad, just flat.

The animation was well done and this was a show that wasn’t afraid to be completely silent at times. There was a time I really heard the silence. I’m not saying there was no sound at all, as there were appropriate sound effects for what happened during the scene, but there was no background music and no dialogue. The intro was cute, while the ending was pretty weird. “Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah” is what I mainly remember from the lyrics, because it feels like half of the song was that. The soundtrack was otherwise pretty normal. My favourite track is the one in the scene where Nanami exorcised the Tsuchigumo (Earth Spider) from the Mikage Shrine.


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Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.1
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.1
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.2
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.2
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.3
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.3
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.5
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.5
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.7
Kamisama Kiss / Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.7

Kamisama Hajimemashita / Kamisama Onegai (Hanae)
Kamisama Hajimemashita / Kamisama Onegai [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (Hanae)

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