Thursday, October 14, 2010

[New October 2010] Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Japanese title: 神のみぞ知るセカイ
Watch online:
Drama / Comedy
I've watched: 1 episode

Summary: Katsuragi is a high school student known as Capturing God who can "capture any girl in gal games. One day he received a challenge to capture a girl
. But this time, it's something that is out of his league.

Voice Talent: It seems that
Ayana Taketatsu (竹達彩奈), the voice of "Azu-Nyan" of K-ON! has been quite busy--this is the third new series of the season she's cast in. On top of that, a voice that is so familiar but haven't heard for so long, Atsuko Tanaka (田中敦子), who is the infamous voice of "Shousa", or "Major" in some translation, Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex.

First impression score: 80 ~ Copycat?

Personal comments: Ok, it's almost a complete ripoff from Yu Yu Hakusho. Instead of having a dead trouble kid earning his way back to live, we have an otaku try to earn his way back to freedom from the contract he made with the devil. On top of that, in stead of riding a oar everywhere, the "guardian" carries a broom everywhere and sweeps. However, copycat or not, so far it's somewhat entertaining. I'd definitely would give it at least till the half season before I make a decision on keep or drop.


the_other_brand said...

after having read both this and Yu Yu Hakusho, they don't really have much in common. This series us really a slice-of-life style anime with small but significant pieces of the supernatural.

This anime was one of two that I was looking forward to this season, the other was Bakumon. After reading the manga I have high hopes for this anime.

The Evil Cat said...

Well, I'm just drawing a parity between this and Yu Yu Hakusho upon my initial impression of episode one. Maybe in the long run they're nothing alike. But episode one by itself, to me, feel very much like a similar concept with slightly different presentation.