The special for Kamisami no Inai Nichiyoubi is split into three short episodes. The first short episode is a typical onsen (hot spring) scene. As obvious, there is fan service, both males and females. The second short episode shows Alice/Alis recalling his actions (main series spoilers not shown) and then encountering Hampnie. The final short episode shows how Hampnie first met with Hana.
The stories are interesting to follow, but the way they are portrayed from start to end is awkward - jumping from a cheerful story to a serious dramatic story. The first episode would only appeal as fan-service, well as the other two episodes appeal as stories with development. It would be better if these short stories can be separated into three individual OVAs. Anyway, the special is optional to watch.
To put the stories in chronological order, the first episode takes place during the last arc of the main series, the second episode probably taking place after "the actions" Alice did, hence the last arc as well, and the third episode takes place during the first arc, second episode to be exact.
The art style is okay, but not really much appealing.
But although the downsides of the special, I enjoyed it as much as the main series.read more
Specials, or OVAs, are great for a number of reasons. First, they can work as a means to promote a story or series to encourage viewers, or as a way to conclude a series and offer proper closure with an unsatisfied audience, if any. Second, they may hint on a possible continuation of a series. And third, it always works as an excuse for catering. Whether it be fanservice, or that much requested manga chapter that didn't make it to the "big screen" - there is always room for catering. Or, ultimately, as a means to make more money. But let's put aside these realities for a bit for the sake of this post.
The Sunday Without God Special promotes a total of three mini episodes which, all together, make it episode 13. So in order to understand the episode, you should probably watch the anime beforehand.
In the spirit of all things great about Specials and OVAs, episode 13's first "mini episode" offered a lot of fanservice, for the simple sake of fanservice - taking place around the third arc of the anime. Segment two and three catered to an audience who enjoys a little more development. Also taking place in the third arc of the series, it captures Alice recalling an encounter with Hampnie, while the third segment focuses around Hampnie's memory of how he met Hana - most probably taking place during the first arc of the anime. And, although, I don't know why they decided to break the special into three different side stories, they all offer a piece of insight into past occurrences of the series that could be considered worthwhile. Especially the third segment, personally speaking. Which also happens to be the segment that hints more towards a continuation of the story or not.
Could they continue the series? Of course they can. Assuming the anime was a complete success and the manga and light novel it's based on had plenty of material left to work with, then yes. But they can also discontinue the anime all-together, considering the special ended on a good note. Almost conclusively so, in my opinion. But I don't want to spoil you non-viewers of the special out there, so I'll leave it at that. In the end, I found something worth my time and whether you will or not is up to you to find out.
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In my last review of the parent anime "Godless Sunday;" I called it "whimsical as hell." This "special" beats you to death with whimsical, sends you to the coroner and tags your toe "whimsical," drives you in a VW hearse to your funeral "whimsical," and then whimsically buries you.
* The hot springs part features NO stupid physical harem animu gags whatsoever.
* Part two features Alice as he meets Humpty Hump...
* Part three features Humpty Hump before he met Hana...
This show is hot springs and then some flashbacks. It's mainly "scenery porn."
Viewers wanting ACTION, comedy, and sight gags to make their own pain go away will head-explode because it's hardly anything there. But I believe that's the point; that not all anime titles have to be about "cute girls doing lesbian things" and "guys sucking @ life for otaku / viewer lulz."read more