Kamisama Dolls is a manga series by Hajime Yamamura. An Animated Adaptation has aired in Summer 2011.Not so Ordinary College Student Kyouhei moved away from his small village to study philosophy at Tokyo University, hoping to escape the life of a Seki before it was thrust upon him. Unfortunately, Kyouhei finds himself witnessing a string of bloody murders involving members of his estranged clan. Another Seki by the name of Aki escaped his prison in the village and is slaughtering them with the use of a mystical doll known as a "Kakashi." And the only one with the power to stop him is Kyouhei's little sister Utao, who has a Kakashi that Kyouhei was supposed to receive, but little in the way of the experience to fight with it.Kyouhei finds himself conflicted between wanting to stop Aki before he kills anyone else, and staying away from the affairs of the Seki he left behind.
Butt Monkey: The universe clearly enjoys screwing with Utao's little world. Aki is a milder example; after years of imprisonment he's being now occasionally captured and abused... not by his pursuers, but by passing psycho females with no interest in his past crimes.
Buxom Is Better: Hibino. Utao and Kyouhei are the only Seki/former Seki who know her beyond some variation on "the girl with the boobs".
The Lost Lenore: Chihaya-sensei is a Type A for Aki. Kyohei seems to have gotten over it thanks to Hibino.
Love Dodecahedron: The series has become this with all the various characters being introduced. Utao and Mahiru are confirmed to be in love with Kyouhei, who seems to have a crush on Hibino. However, in the past he, and likewise with Atsushi were in love with Chihaya. She had a thing with Aki. Aki, in turn, is implied to be liked by Moyako. Yurako, Moyako's sister, also has some sort of crush / Cuteness Proximity thing towards Utao. That's just the major ones too.
Moment Killer: Kyohei got close to asking out Hibino in the first episode... but a drunk Suou barged in.
And again same situation in episode 9.
Mood Whiplash: Seems like a slice of life show about a college student having his first romance. Let's watch the awkward flirt — whoa, dead bodies in the elevator. Okay, let's forget that for a moment and go back to flirting. Scary robot. Cute little sister. Epic battle. Panty shot. Epic battle. Incest joke. Epic battle. Mysterious conspiracy. And back to flirting. And that's just episode 1.
Utao is a walking Mood Whiplash. The writers can't see to make her focus to stay with the same expression. There's literally one episode where she thinks Kyohei is getting intimate with Hibino and beats him up...only for literally seconds later, her hugging him.
Kyouhei: (to Utao) "You never did learn how to smile, did you?"
Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Aki. While not being so social in the first place, Chihaya grew on him and made him raise a dog, which finally made him smile for the first time. Her death however, changed everything for him.