Kamisama Dolls – First Impressions

Next up is the schizophrenic Kamisama Dolls. It looks good and is made by Brains Base so it should be good but it can’t seem to decide whether it wants to be serious or light hearted so it could very possibly be bad. Lets see.

So as has become custom, we are thrown into a random action flash-forward from presumably much later in the series. There are some explosions and wierd moaning noises and no words are spoken, I think somebody dies. Mostly pointless and a large waste of time in my view.

When the show finally starts we meet Kyohei who is having a night out with his friends and manages to get puked on by a girl, sing a song in karaoke and then pass out in the lap of Hibino, on whom he has a crush. Fun-filled night, I wholeheartedly approve. However to dampen the evenings proceedings, Kyohei and his squeeze find a dead (read: chopped up into tiny pieces) body in the elevator, you know – like you do.

Through flash backs we figure out that Kyohei left he’s home village  after finishing high school and moves to the big city to attend university. The village doesn’t seem to take this too well. But now on to the best part of the show, Kyohei’s little sister Utao pays him a visit, She is so cute, so so cute!

Thing is that she is a Seki, indiviuals from their village whom are able to control the massive robot (?) Kamisama Dolls telepathically, some are good like Utao and some are bad like Kyohei’s former friend Aki. She has come to tell him that the psychopathic Aki has escaped to the city so obviously Aki attacks them… long story short Kyohei’s apartment is destroyed.

Hibino and her father (who mysterially also knows about the dolls) offer Kyohei and Utao a place to stay and so we get Hibino & crushing Kyohei under the same roof, splendid.


Firstly, I loved the OP with its hispanic sounding theme music. The animation has been largely impressive as the designers have gone for a realistic style with a realistic colour palette, no green or pink hair here.

Also Utao is extremely cute, when I saw Hibino & Utao together I couldn’t help but have dirty thoughts. Also the soundtrack in general is great but more specifically I like the wierd lullaby-like jingle that plays each time Utao controls her kamisama doll, Kukuri.

My only complaint so far is that almost all of the fighting has either taken place off screen or is implied, I hope it doesn’t continue like this.

Verdict (Will I blog this?):

This is definately the forerunner so far, I’m fully invested in this series but there is still noitaminA to come.

6 Responses to “Kamisama Dolls – First Impressions”

    9 July 2011 at 5:54 am

    I asssumed that the opeing bit was a flashback to how the main character lost his kami.

    • 9 July 2011 at 6:11 am

      I don’t think so. If you notice in the first bit of the episode, Kyouhei’s Kami seems to be Kukuri. So, you can assume he just gave his god to his n00b sister when he left the village.

    • 4 jGLZa
      9 July 2011 at 5:19 pm

      I guess it does make (more) sense for it to be a flashback, they never did explain why he forfeit being a Seki, although Im sure they will.

      If it is a flashforward though, at least it gives us something to look forward to.

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