Thanks to Madman we had the chance to see Julietta Susuki’s ‘Kamisama Kiss’ (Seasons 1 and 2) on DVD.
This sweet and heartwarming comedy tells the story of Nanami, a high school girl who suddenly becomes homeless due to her father’s debts. One day, she saves a mysterious man and to show his gratitude, he let her stay in his shrine. What Nanami doesn’t know is that this guy is a land-god who has transferred his powers to her.
From now on, Nanami has to learn how to be the new human-deity, help people and restore the reputation of the shrine with the help of her handsome fox-guardian, Tomoe, and the shrine spirits.
‘Kamisama Kiss’ is a beautiful comedy with an endearing storyline, throughout which the relationship between Nanami and her familiar (guardian) Tomoe develops.
The series depicts lots of beautiful Japanese mythology, involving gods in gorgeous clothing who possess mystical powers. However, despite the magical theme, the romance and character development are what makes this anime special. Furthermore, the series has many hilarious moments that will, without a doubt, keep you laughing out loud.
The main characters are interesting and loveable. Nanami is a strong, kind and selfless heroine that will do everything in her power to help others without being a burden. Tomoe, on the other hand, seems cold and serious, but he usually goes beyond his duties as a familiar to help Nanami.
The supporting characters are hilarious, especially Misuki and Shinjuro, who brings lots of laughs to the story.
The animation is not outstanding, but just okay. The score complements the story perfectly. The opening and ending songs are not exceptional, but they do grow on you. Also, there are a couple of rock songs featured, sung by fallen-angel, Shinjuro, the idol of the series.
If you are a rom-com fanatic, this will definitely be your cup of tea.
Madman brings ‘Kamisama Kiss’ Seasons 1 and 2 to Australia. The DVD extras include: episode commentaries, textless songs and U.S trailers.
Get your copy of ‘Kamisama Kiss’ here.