13 Days of Otakutober: Star’s viewing experience of Shoujo- Kamisama Hajimemashita

Hello everyone, I’m back with a new Shoujo experience and this one is long overdue. This one really surprised me, infact if it wasn’t so funny, and the main girl wasn’t in highschool, I would think it was Seinen. I’m going to try my best not to give anything away.

For for those of you that liked Inuyasha, this is that but without all of the random fluff and endless journey of looking for the shikon jewel. Of course Inuyasha had a very strong villain and had a lot more adventure, but at its bear bones it matched Kamisama Hajimemashita. At the end of the day, this was a love story of a high school girl who meets a supernatural being. Where she is thrown into a mystical life while juggling to keep her grades up at school as well as protect her home as a new found land god.

Okay, it’s not very fair of me to say that it’s like Inuyasha. Because it also has elements of Fruits Basket in it as well. One homeless girl having to create relationships and friendships with beings that aren’t your typical boys next door. These ever-evolving relationships create emotions and tension to help personal growth from within the characters throughout the story.

So I guess if you take the ancient half animal demon spirit lore and force it into present day instead of feudal Japan, we have Kamisama Hajimemashita.

On its Shoujo side, they found a way to make the story rather amusing. By giving it comedy to ride on. Not entirely sure if this theme carried over into the manga, Kamisama Kiss, but it was rather apparently in the anime. But my good weebs, this story is a slow burn. Which I almost got upset over when the ending of season two wasn’t where I thought it would be by the end of the series and I was right. These anime gods graces us with an extra 4 episodes that wrap up the entire story. (I couldn’t have been more satisfied. And yes y’all, I cried.) I consider it my new feel good anime.

For those of you that wish to venture down this yokai infested trail make sure to watch Season 1 and Season 2 before Kako-hen.




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