A small incident causes a young girl, Koto, to wander into this world.
She runs into a mysterious monk, gets chased around by a tech-obsessed girl, and heartily enjoys her chaotic and colorful new life, but meanwhile, out of sight, a certain plan is being set into motion...
In this mysterious city where spirits and humans have been thrown together, the festivities are about to begin!
(Source: translated from the official website by lygerzero0zero)
"What in the hell am I watching and why is it so entertaining?"
This was my reaction the whole time while I was watching this short, (sadly), but amazing ONA. Kyousogiga is a mess, that's not to say it's bad though. It's just so random and jumbled up that you really don't know what is happening, and to be honest with you that's what makes it so damn good.
Kyousogiga follows the main protagonist, Koto, as she chases after a rabbit that she thinks will get her out of this fantasy-like word and back to the real world where she can reunite with her parents... The
only problem with this not everyone wants you to leave.
The only problem I really found wrong with this anime was the fact that it didn't explain exactly who Koto was and how she ended up in that world known as Mirror Kyoto , and for that I can see how people can give such a low rating, but you've got to remember that 25 minutes isn't much to work this.. Especially with a story like this one.
Overall, I found it really enjoyable and I've already seen it two times. For people that only watched it once and were left confused, I suggest you watch it again now that you,(somewhat), understand what the hell is going on.
And as a side note, I'd like to say Koto has the sexiest eyebrows ever. That is all.
Kyousougiga is the absolute epitome of when anime attempts to be far too ambitious and subsequently obfuscates every piece of its content. While I can't say I wasn't entertained while watching the short ONA, I also can't say that I have the slightest inkling as to why the anime was condensed down to nearly an unintelligible level.
If there is one thing (besides viewer confusion) that definitely stands out in Kyousougiga, it's definitely the art. Fast-paced and colorful, the animation really complements the chaotic nature of the ONA but only to the point of adding a visual level to the acid trip that is
the story. If the rest of the aspects that make a good show were executed properly, Kyousougiga would have been an extremely good watch.
Despite the outrageous visuals, the story was too dense for its allotted time. Because of this, the viewer is left with vague ideas and general plot directions that are not terribly easy to follow. Honestly, Kyousougiga's story feels like the climatic moment in a longer series with no rising action or conclusion.
Like the story, character development, due to the length of the ONA, was very much lacking. We're pretty much forced to take all characters at face value because that's all we really see of them.
To add on to the fire-pit, the soundtrack was pretty awful. There were several moments where a musical score continued way after it should have and didn't even try to correlate to the moment in the show at all, although, considering the rapid sequence of events, it would probably have been just as chaotic to change scores between moments, too.
While I'm necessarily hard on the show for its obvious faults, it's hard to say that it wasn't enjoyable. Clearly, the problem with Kyousougiga was not that it didn't have the ambition to create something great, it was that it tried to do so in far too little time. Even if given three or 4 times the amount of time it allowed itself (roughly the length of a movie), the show would have been spectacular.
That being said, Kyousougiga is probably still worth giving a watch if you have 20 minutes and are in-between series, and especially if you liked FLCL or Dead Leaves as the nature of the three is very much similar.
It's difficult to explain it, but this anime makes me nostalgic of something I've never experienced. This statement best describes this anime.
Its a bit hard to understand, but from what I understand it is a supernatural coming of age type scenario.
Character designs for the humans are decent and enjoyable to look at.
Character design for the Yokai are colorful and eye catchings
Scenery is breathtaking wierther its the modern day city or the interdenominational world alot of hard work was put into this.
Music matches the scenes perfectly I can imagine the OST selling spectacularly.
Koto - Energetic powerhouse female lead
Playboy monk who also has a very serious side and concerned overall for Koto and the tiwns.
Twins - Energitc sidekicks to Koto
Shouko - Koto's boss is what I gather.
Yokai - (well go into detail later)
Every scene had me on the edge of my seat. I look forward to the next airing of this amazing film.
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