Samatarou is not just an average high-school boy, the truth is that he is the son of a god, his mother is a goddess and his sisters are candidates to become goddesses. They are living in the human world, because they want their boy to learn about the human customs and the habits of the creatures that they are protecting, so that in this way Samatarou will become a better god. Tenko is a angel assigned to look after Samatarou. She's born the same day, same year as Samatarou and have been close friends ever since. Life seems normal but things start to change with the appearance of a transfer student named Kumiko. Samatarou falls in love with her and from now on, things will be a lot more different for him. His decision of making her fall in love with him without using his powers will put him in trouble.
I wasn't too sure what to expect from this series as the conecpt seemed a little unusual for an anime - the story not being about angels or gods dealing with humans, but rather the son of god learning what it means to be human.
The show is well written and moves along at a nice pace. The story itself is quite intruiging, and the main characters develop quite well throughout the show.I especially enjoyed the fact that the show evolved to include darker themes towards the end
The animation is of a very high standard, and the opening music is a
very catchy rock/pop tune.
Overall this is a nice series that develops the characters well. It gets a little dark towards the end of the series, but this is done very effectively.
This is an enjoyable show to watch and I would recommend this to fans of Chrno Crusade, Ah! Megami-sama, Pita-ten, etc.
Kamisama Kaoku is about the God's family who lives on earth and the life ofGod's son who falls in love with a girl from his high school. And the twists that come about as he realises his feelings which he has for his life-long friend and guardian angel.
I think the story is unique, it is definitely your fantasy-romance kind of anime. There was a good deal of romance in the anime and the drama was present as wellso if you are a romance-drama fan you might like it. However, the story does not have an outlying plot that encompasses the whole anime so there
are like small arcs of 2-3 episodes, only the romance is continuous throughout the story. Which i partly because it was so short i guess, had it been longer a better storyline could have been developed, thus this anime had a lot of potential.
The style of drawing is different from your more popular anime style and its quite refreshing for a change. I found it quite suited for this anime, since it was a romantic comedy it was good in depicting comical scenes.
The sound was so-so ,not that there was anything outstanding about it at all no insert songa either so can't say the studio did their best with the music.
The characters were not very deep, but they still portrayed the typical high school lovelife behaviour to a comical degree at points. It is because of the lack of seriousness in the romance that i did not find it so captivating. There are only a few character in the anime and the supporting characters are just for comic relief with no significant roles.
I enjoyed the comedy in the anime, as well as the romance but as i said earlier its not to the degree that i truly enjoy. However, the story line is quite different from your typical highschool love affair because of the dabble of fantasy in it so it makes quite an ok anime.
If your up for a comedy and not so serious romance then this anime is for you, it had good potential but it was not built upon so for a 13 ep anime its quite good, so if your up for a short break from the serious tones of some horror or psychological anime then give this one a try.
I wasn't expecting much from this series but what I got really surprised me. This seems like the complete opposite of something I would enjoy but it turned out to be very well thought out, cute and tender.
Story 8 It does have a bit of a juvenile feel to it, but thats what an anime like this is supposed to be like. This series did not disappoint and did not lead off with a cliff hanger or unanswered questions. Though I would love to see a second season, this stands up on it's own just fine.
Art-9 Not the typical style I usually like,
the colors here are bright and unrealistic, but in a world like this it really works. Opening animation was great and while at the begining I was turned off to the character design as the series progressed I was able to just view them as another cute quirk of this anime.
Sound- Op was great, ending was interesting. Voice acting was top notch. The character Meme has to be one of my favorite characters of all time, due mostly to her voice actor. The voices fit seamlessly into the animation. The male side character's voice is a tad annoying, but he is playing an annoying side character so even that worked.
Characters-9 My only gripe was with the male lead, his character came off as incredibly selfish and you spent most of the anime thinking what a brat he was, or how could someone do that. While that may not have been the creators intention it didn't hinder the show too much, and by the end you grew to care so much about the other characters you didn't really notice.
Tenko- Was amazing, the personality, the character design the voice acting fit together perfectly. I love that every time she gets flustered a little poof of halo smoke pops out of her head along with a little fart type noise.
Meme- Just might be one of my favorite characters of all time.
Misa- Proved herself to be quite essential to the plot and a valuable member of the family, I would be interested to learn more about her character since none of her personal life ever really gets discussed.
Another great concept this anime had was the little people talking... thing.. Hard to describe but sort of like telekinesis, just with little minature pupets. Only the members of the family (and Tenko) have them, and it really brought alot to the show.
With shows like this it can get a little crazy sometimes, random abilities constantly being introduced, a new concept in every episode etc. But that wasn't the case here, the writters clearly had a vision of what was, and what wasn't possible even in their world of the gods and they didn't stray much from the first episode, which makes it much more believable. (Not that any of it is actually believable, but it wasn't one of the series where you roll your eyes at every episode)
Enjoyment-8 it was rare that I sat at the end of my seat after an episode, but while watching them I certainly enjoyed it. I'm surprised this isn't a much more popular anime. A few times the characters seemed to be traveling down their road and you're waiting to see where they end up, when boom random sub plot kicks in, the sub plots weren't bad and while for the most part I can see why they were included, weren't really needed.
Overall 8- As far as cutsie animes go, this is one of the best I've seen. I highly recommend this to fans of the lighter side of anime.
As per usual, I’m not going to bother reviewing Kamisama Kazoku like everyone else. Rating anime by categorical aspects is boring – rather, I like reviewing anime based on their perceived category. This anime is a romantic comedy and I was looking for a light-hearted romance when I came across it.
Now, most anime centered around romance, whether it’s good or bad, usually falls into a flurry of clichéd events, situations and dialogue that’s sometimes so automatic, you can see it coming when you read the episode title. However, surprisingly, Kamisama didn’t fall into many of those traps and, to be frank, much of the material
was completely original and the characters refused to fall into certain traps that most characters of their type fall into.
The main characters for instance, Tenko and Samatarou, are as original as you can get. Samatarou loves Tenko, but not in that way, but she has feelings for him, but refuses to admit it could ever happen. However, what these characters don’t do is fall in line with the same warped sense of thought most typical characters in these kinds of anime tend to do. They say what actual people might think and do what actual people might do. So, in the end, when everything falls into place, the romance is natural and feel-good, but most of all, it makes sense.
Now, take that with a grain of salt, because the story itself is wild. Based around the everyday life of the son of a “god” who is living among humans in order to learn more about them all while being “protected” by his personal angel, it doesn’t take long for the viewer to realize those aspects fade really quick into obscurity and it just becomes a normal romantic comedy with a few fantastical throw-ins. In fact, Tenko doesn’t once actually protect Samatarou from any kind of danger in this anime… not once. But after a while, you forget that, because she’s adorable and truly cares for him. What I’m trying to get at is that if you take this anime seriously, you might be in for disappointment, but if you treat it lightly, this anime is a lot of fun! The best aspect of it are the characters. From cute Meme and Misa, Samatarou’s goddess sisters, to a brilliantly and energetically voiced Venus (his mother), they display an entire heart-felt range of emotions, complimented by a rare art style that isn’t afraid to take a few chances. Their faces are comical and cute in a rough way and yet their hands are so well drawn, they’re good enough for the most top-notch anime out there.
I tend to rate romance based on a number of personal factors. I demand that a happy-ending romance end with a kiss, I want the characters to be able to touch each other and hold each other close when they want to convey feelings, I want to see true happiness and passion offset drama if there’s a lot of it and I want connection that goes way beyond awkward, pre-teen nuances. If you are going to do romance, do it right, you know what I mean? Otherwise, it’s just slice of life and that really is for the kiddies. Well, Kamisama Kazoku accomplished a lot of what I love, and while I won’t give anything away, I don’t think it’s wrong to give away the fact that the viewer looking for a good little romance won’t get left with a bad taste in his mouth at the end (like a lot of anime tends to do.) If you like brilliant romance anime like Kimikiss Pure Rouge, Nodame Cantabile and True Tears, you might just like this. It’s fun to say the least and that says a lot when you consider how much crap there is out there.