Hein (fub) wrote,
Hein
fub

  • Mood:

Finished series: Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi

We've finished watching Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi. My first episode review is here.

The background is very, very interesting: God has abandoned the world. No more births, no more deaths. So if you die, you basically keep on being yourself -- only a grave dug by a 'gravekeeper' will allow you a peaceful, eternal slumber. And everybody's secret wishes are granted as well, which gives some people special abilities, or twists the world around them.
We follow the adventures of Ai, a girl who is half gravekeeper and half human. She is the youngest person on the planet (being born after the 'last generation'), which makes her a curiosity. With a rag-tag band of humans and another gravekeeper, she travels around and finds herself in all sorts of situations.

The background is filled with interesting stories, but we only get to see a few of them. Some are really great (such as when Ai and her band visit a city that is populated exclusively by the dead), but others have a much, much more limited scope (like escaping from a boarding school that's more of a prison camp). And then it ends abruptly, because it's only 13 episodes, and that's pretty much it.

The series looks gorgeous, especially the backgrounds and the (digital) effects when a 'miracle' occurs. The mist receding very fast in the last episode was really something. The character designs are OK, if you're into that particular look. I would have liked a bit more realistic designs for this setting.

So, nice to look at, very interesting world, and plot arcs that are either very good or merely so-so. I'll give it a 7.5 -- could have been more with a bit more effort for tighter plotting.
Tags: anime, full review
Subscribe

  • Supergeil

    I can’t stop thinking about this German supermarket commercial of six years ago. Especially since in German the slang term…

  • Happy Easter!

    There used to be a program on Dutch public TV that commissioned short art movies for smaller children. This is their Easter special. I make a point…

  • Thou art more lovely and more tempered

    We have some silicon molds for chocolates, which we use to make the occasional sweet. You know, melting chocolate, making ganache, pouring it in,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments