Joined: Jun 2008
Touka gettan aired backwards, so the first episode is, in fact, the end. The chronological order is: 1(26);2(24);3(23); 4(22); 5(21); 6(20);7(19); 8(18); 9(17);10(16);11(15);12(14);13(13);14(12); 15(11);16(10);17(9);18(8);19(7);20(6);21(5);22(4);23(3);24(2);25(25);26(1). So if you want to start by the beginning click watch episode 26 first. If you want to watch instead, something really artistic and unique, watch it as it aired, but ofc, be aware that you will know the end of the series in the very first episode. (I watched it as it aired and that made it very confusing, but I love confusing plots XD).
Also for those who did not understand the end and keep asking the following questions:
1. Who was Touka?
2. What the hell was the land of Kamitsumihara?
3. Who was Momoka?
It's very easy, here are your answers:
1. Touka was thought to be the reincarnation of Isamihiko the former lover of Goddess Sei, but it turns out that he is in fact only a DOLL which was given life to bear the sword and with the sword came the memories of Isamihiko who was hinted to love the goddess Sei.
2. Kamitsumihara is a land of the gods/goddesses and its filled with power. Momoka and Touka were "born" because Yumiko wrote stories and her stories became "alive" in that land, which means she had the power to change the story of her characters and their surroundings (ex: Touka's dog which died because of her will; The "happy end" of Momoka and Touka was also written by her which was probably another alternative land she created for them to be together).
3. Momoka was the goddess Sei who was pushed into the story of Yumiko in Kamitsumihara and ends up falling in love with the doll Touka who was made not just to bear the sword but to "replace" Yumiko's lost daughter also named Touka who was also one of the wielders of the sword.
Note: it is hinted in the manga adaptation that the sword has the power to kill the goddesses and Isamihiko tried to kill Sei, which could explain why she was "asleep" and needed someone's power to come back.
Modified by Orulyon, Dec 27, 2017 2:10 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Thank god. Here I was thinking that the first chapters made absolutely no sense.
I see that other people say that this series should be watched it the order that it aired; while, I can understand that there are series that could get away with that, this doesnt seems to be one of those. The first chapter as it stands is a hilariously nosensical, altough beautifuly presented, narrative.
So it seems that the only solution -at least for me- to enjoy this serires is to watch it in chronological order.