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Mayu's a hit with the ladies!
This was lots of fun, the cast is fantastic (Taketatsu Ayana ~desuwa!), and the animation is well done. Yuzu is the quintessential Horie Yui character, so <3 her as well.
I look forward to the rest of the female cast falling for Mayu, and Gonta always striking out with Yuzu.
Also, why are Binbokami always so adorable?
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
That was pretty funny and cute. Has a bit of a Touhou-ish feel to it. Didn't exactly set my world on fire, but it's only the first episode. Looking forward to the next.
Less Touhou-ish than expected. Not sure if that's a good thing or not
Just on first episode impressions, this is the best show of the season not called Usagi Drop or No6. I hope it gets even more fun once the introductions are out of the way.
edited 13th Jul '11 8:05:32 PM by Funnyguts
Based on the number of people in the opening, I don't think we'll ever be done with introductions. Ever.
Also, the yaoyorozu in the title is a reference to the supposedly uncountable number of Shinto gods, so the very premise is Loads and Loads of Characters.
this show kind of reminds me of Kamichu!
Eh...I don't see any Kamichu aspects other than being about gods. From the first episode, even at first glance, it reminds a little bit of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki though. Maybe somewhat more relaxed.
I was so confused when the clerk actually sold Shamo a beer. She looks ten years old at best! I hope she had a valid ID!
edited 17th Jul '11 10:01:24 PM by Ruise
So the pink girl is Lily White. I can dig it
I can't say I like any of the characters except Mayu. And this episode was full of what I'd call "cheap" sentimentality.
This show veritably runs on cheap sentimentality and shinto gags.
Also Yuzu bossing around gods.
Would it really be too much to ask for some "rich" sentimentality? I know Flip Flops can do it when they try. I'll give this a few more episodes.
Just started it. Interesting art style. It feels really retro. I like it.
And did anyone else think of Degiko as soon as they saw Mayu?
Well, it won't win any awards, but at least it's entertaining. That's worth something.
Episode 3 was notably better than episode 2. It seems the writers hate the side characters as much as I do, if the way they were treated was any indication, and the drama was a bit more reasonable and heartfelt despite being a bit too quick. Well, there's only so much you can do when you're introducing a new character every episode.
Hey guys, remember this show? Well, it just ended. It was okay overall.
Wow, I thought I was the only person who bothered watching the whole thing.
Ah, final ep got subbed? Will watch tomorrow or something.
Twas okay, I guess.
light hearted comedy break in between lots a fanservice the season
It's quite good comedy. Not special but enjoyable. Hope they get second season.
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