After the death of his parents, Yuuto Amakawa lives a pretty ordinary life in the city. The only problem he has to worry about while attending school alongside Rinko, his next-door neighbor, is his cat allergies. That all changes on his sixteenth birthday, when an Ayakashi—a supernatural creature—attacks him for the sins of his ancestors. Luckily, he is saved by Himari, a mysterious cat-woman with a sword, who explains that Yuuto is the scion of a family of demon-slayers, and she is there to protect him now that the charm that kept him hidden from the supernatural forces of the world has lost its power.
Omamori Himari chronicles Yuuto's dealings with the various forces of the supernatural world, as well as the growing number of women that show up on his doorstep, each with their own dark desires. Will Yuuto be able to adjust to his new "exciting" environment? Or will the ghost of his (ancestor's) past catch up with him?
#1: "BEAM my BEAM" by Himarinko L. Shizukuesu #2: "BEAM my BEAM" by Ami Koshimizu (ep 7) #3: "BEAM my BEAM" by Iori Nomizu (ep 8) #4: "BEAM my BEAM" by Kei Shindou (ep 9) #5: "BEAM my BEAM" by Asuka Okame (ep 10) #6: "BEAM my BEAM" by Yuki Matsuoka (ep 11) #7: "Sakamichi no Hate" by Daisuke Hirakawa (ep 12)
A Nyan Koi rip-off? Not really. For those who have read the synopsis and went on that basis, let me stop you there. While the similarities of cat-allergies are familiar to each anime, that's pretty much it that each tale will share.
After episode 1, I was actually surprised to want to watch the next episode due to how close the show stuck to the manga's storyline. With a long line of let-downs in the last year for adaptations, I had made sure not too have to much of an expectation for this show, and I'm glad I did as its proven to be just above
what I had hoped for.
Without going into detail, Omamori Himari is the story of Amakawa Yuuto, descendant to a long line of demon slayers, and his kick-ass sexy feline guardian Himari Noihara(demon neko-mimi or cute puss-in-boots for you westerners). Add in a 'tsundere' childhood friend, a loli, a maid waitress, and an 'ojou-sama' like fiancee and you have the rest of Yuuto's "cliched harem" as they try to handle co-existence with youkai(demons) and humans alike due to Yuuto being casted as one of those sensitive new age guy who doesn't like violence(the type of nose-bleeding harem male you love to hate)
Now this show falls in the genres of Action, Comedy, Demons, Romance, Harem, Supernatural....which sound like ingredients to a great plot and story, but coming from a creator who's previous works are hentai, what you will see is fan-service, cliches, fan-service, loli-action, fan-service and a lot of ecchi(as a male I have no problem with that....oh and did I mention fan-service?)...well I guess the benefits of a H-mangaka is that you can expect the artwork to be top-notch. From the 3 sizes(of each heroine) to Yuuto making out with a few of the leading ladies, they've made sure to cover the right angle shots in detail(which some will find very ero-ero....if you can get past the censorship that is...hopefully there'll be none of that when DVD gets released).
The OP and ED are ok but not something to start looking out for on your next karaoke session and the BGM can be classed as elevator music(well not as bad). As for the voice actors, you have a great line up of seiyuus(Tenma from School Rumble being Himari as an example, and the cute Kuro from Kodomo no Jikan as Shizuku for those loli-lovers ^nano). The only thing I wasn't pleased with is Yuuto's VA, which I feel they've miscasted. Those who've seen School Days should know what I mean. Everytime I hear Yuuto's voice whilst Himari's trying to flirt with him, I get that spine-cringing feeling that someones out of place. I do feel sorry for that seiyuu as its not his fault for being the VA to Makoto(probably the most hated male lead in all of harem time), but he just does not suit being a harem lead.
All-in-all without discriminating the show from the seiyuu, Omamori Himari is a worthwhile anime to watch. From the producers ZEXCS(who gave us Regios, Rental Magica and *vomit* Da Capo), here's hoping they don't stuff this one and give us a bad ending, or in Makoto's term a "nice boat"....
If your looking for Nyan Koi replacement, I'll advice you now your not going to get it. As long as you don't come with no expectations, I can safely vouch that this anime will aim to please
Hey guys, this is my first review! :D
Omamori Himari is a Super-natural Ecchi/Harem anime with action scenes and romance.. Maybe more than that, hehe. It is like any other Ecchi/ Harem anime out there but this shouldn’t be a problem if you are into that. I will try not to give any spoilers but If I do, I apologize.
The story is involving a guy named Yuuto, who lives alone due to his parents dying in a car accident. He is an average teen, but he is allergic to cats. Then there are the Ayakashi, or the demons. There are some Ayakashi that
are evil and some that are not. On Yuuto’s 16th birthday as he was walking to school, meets a strange girl with a katana named Himari. Himari appears to be an Ayakashi but she oaths to protect him from evil.
The sound was mainly blah and didn’t really touch me. The sad OST’s do not sound that great but the action OST’s are fine. Opening theme song was good and the ending was good as well. The voice acting in Omamori Himari is very very good (English Subbed). Extra details are added when the main character is getting seduced by Himari making sounds like “Oh my goodness, please do not.. I’m very very shy.. OooAWawoo.” The voice acting for the female was very good and not annoying at all.
You can surely enjoy the art and the animation in Omamori Himari, the fighting scenes are not that great because it doesn’t really make any sense. The art is very well done like any other ecchi/harem series with the Chest and other areas appealing for a lot of people. Overall the art was very well drawn and the animation was great.
The main character is a “Weakling” who gets protected from 4 ladies at ALL times. The other females (Except from Himari) did not make any sense at all. They were basically there to fill the show in for 12 episodes. Himari is willing to do anything for her “Young Master, Yuuto – Kun” going far as having intercourse with him. I was very displeased with the characters and thought they could do a better job with it.
As an ecchi/harem fan, I really liked this series. But for the people that dislike these genres, this anime is not for you as this has a lot of “sexy” stuff in it. However if you are into this, this anime can be very very enjoyable like I did.
I would suggest you watching this anime if you are into Ecchi/Harem/Action/Supernatural.
Other Recommendations of the genres listed above would be: Rosario To Vampire, Rosario To Vampire Capu2, Highschool DxD, Highschool DxD NEW.
For Just Ecchi/Harem : Princess Lover, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou, Freezing, and Sekirei.
I thank you for reading my review, and I hope you have a nice day.
This anime was my first Ecchi/Harem anime and it was very good...
The story is about this young boy named Yuuto that has a normal life and is allergic to cats, one day he trips with this girl called Himari then he finds out she is a cat/girl and is allergic when she gets close to him, but there's something he doesn't remember and that is she is his protector and gives him an Omamori (amulet) that keeps the enemies away from hurting him, he will meet a lot of girls that will care for him and they want to be with him, they will
help him to retrieve back his memory to know what he should do. The story is good.
[b][u]Art & Animation[/u][/b]
The animation was very good, it's an ecchi after all, it has to be, there were irregularities sometimes but i thought it was very good.
The sound overall was good, the VA was good too and the music background was ok, the OP and ED were ok.
There's a lot of characters to see here, all of them well developed, your typical harem where there are a lot of girls with big boobs or naive girls or the ones that falls for the MC with his back story but this was very good because of the bunch of boobs and babes there are.
Being my first Ecchi/Harem i enjoyed more this anime because of those elements and the action scenes were good and boobs of course.
Yet another ecchi show aired this year proves that trivial things like plot or characters' depth might end solely as a bonus to the brainless fanservice. And I wouldn't mind that!
Omamori Himari, though, was one of the worst and least enjoyable anime shows I've watched lately.
Again, normally, I wouldn't mind fanservice>everything else design, as long as it's at least decent. This anime, though rated R+ lacked it at all!
It's not like I'm watching the show solely of the fanservice purposes, but this one has literally nothing else to offer.
Art isn't horrible, but mediocre at it's best.
Characters' design is tedious and ordinary. Backgrounds are
boring and dull-looking. Overally bland.
Sound doesn't highlight much. Music is that typical that it hurts. Not interesting at all.
Plot lacks plot, mostly slice-of-life except few episodes. Dialogues are dull, usually too long and boring. Characters are shallow, lackluster and stereotypical.
Overally very predictable and beat.
In general anime is bad and very tiresome. I don't suggest watching unless you expect nothing or get entertained very, very easily by boring stuff.