God’s Dolls 13 – A Desperate Plea (END)
Sept. 27, 2011
Hello! From our research, you have been watching our latest anime, Kamisama Dolls! Thank you for tuning in! While our best and clearly most talented people went to work on Mawaru Penguindrum and Natsume Yuujinchou San this season, that doesn’t mean we neglected Kamisama Dolls in any way!
Sure, the animation could have been better — at times even we could not help but laugh at how bizarre some of the art ended up being! Boy were our faces red when we shoved that stuff onto the air! And some of those fight scenes! Whew! We kind of blew our load with the urban combat at the beginning of the season, so our imaginations were tapped by the end. Having the kakashi beat each other head on for minutes at a time really helped us speed the episodes out the door, though, so that’s a plus!
And, yeah, maybe the plot spun its wheels a bit too much. Sure, there’s a clear goal in mind and clear villains in the village elders, but when you’re angling for a second season, you can’t waste time with silly stuff like that! We have to give the fans what they really want: 1) Utao eating cake, 2) Boobs, 3) Utao brushing her teeth, 4) Boobs and 5) Squeezed boobs. And don’t tell me you didn’t enjoy a Hanazawa Kana-voiced character coming out of nowhere and hogging all the remaining screen time with a meaningless storyline that goes nowhere and accomplishes nothing! That’s all the rage these days! Sure, we could have told the story much more efficiently and interestingly — like we did in the flashback to Kyohei, Aki and Mahiru being attacked by the wild kakashi — but tell me, Occupant, where then would you see scenes of Utao and Hibino bathing, and Kyohei accidentally walking in on them in a hilarious manner?? Nowhere, we say!
And speaking of the characters, we will admit that we dropped the ball with them just a tad. Kyohei’s anger issues and past trauma could be interesting if he weren’t such a lame doofus. Aki could be a good, dark character if his backstory weren’t so ridiculous and if he didn’t spend half the time wandering around doing nothing except when the plot needs him to pop up in convenient places. Hibino . . . er . . . has boobs! That’s her charm point! Utao, um, we will admit that she is pretty useless and doesn’t need to exist at all, but who would be the loli, Occupant?? Huh?? You tell us!
But while there may be sundry and plentiful flaws in Kamisama Dolls, we ask you, dear Occupant, to look past them and see what really matters — that awesome cliffhanger! Look at that! It’s obviously implied throughout the episode that Utao has lost control of Kukuri, and that control has transferred to Kyohei for reasons that definitely will not be pulled out of our collective asses — and that’s exactly what you see in the cliffhanger! Wow! How about that hook, huh? Kyohei actually doing something of worth?! You’re looking forward to the second season already, I can tell!
And that’s what it’s all about, we say! Even though nothing of worth gets resolved in this first season and we essentially wasted your time, there’s a whole new season on the way to tie up all those loose ends . . . maybe! Ahahaha, I bet you didn’t think there would be a cliffhanger in this letter, did you?! That is the kind of quality we can promise in the second season of Kamisama Dolls! So please, please, please watch!
One last message: For those of you who think we may have rested on our laurels a bit because many of our other adaptations — such as Baccano, Durarara, and Natsume Yuujinchou — have been so good, we have just one thing to say about our adaptation of Kamisama Dolls: Don’t blame us! Blame the manga-ka! It’s the author’s shitty story! We’re blameless!
PS: Watch season two! We like your money!