Took me a while to realize that the gods weren't even hiding their nature or anything (and thus no Masquerade
of any sort), but I guess I can accept that. The art-style seemed much more suited for "flat" imagery than anything else, most notably Mayu's hair which has an odd shape to it.
I don't particularly like the "fighting over Mayu" paradigm, but the fact that they can
fight and have actual weapons strikes me as interesting. A lot of Flip Flops' old Touhou doujins had fighting scenes, regardless of their tone (the snowball fight in the OP reminded me of a similar situation), so I guess we might expect some of those.
The sense of humor is a bit... Well, I guess it's the shotgun approach. Rather than doing anything really uproariously funny, it just throws everything at you at once and hopes that you find some of it funny. Also likes to rely on simply funny-looking images, like facial expressions and such. I guess it's going for a general "amused" mood that the audience might get upon watching it. I suppose you could call it laid-back, atmospheric comedy, except for the fact that the premise and characters are so absurd. Might just take a while for it to sink in.
Relatedly, In Medias Res
. We start with an explanation for why Mayu's on Earth, but other than that they just throw you in with no explanation of the setting or the characters (other than an amusingly lampshaded flashback introduction of the two love rivals). Interesting approach, definitely reminiscent of Touhou-style storytelling. "This is the world, just accept it and I hope you enjoy these characters."
Edit: Why does the thread say Cat God in parentheses anyway? If it's supposed to be a translation of the title, why only the first word?
Edit2: Oh, I see, that's the name Crunchyroll is using for it.
edited 12th Jul '11 1:13:14 AM by Clarste