Anime Synopsis: Kamisama Dolls

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
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Kyouhei moved out of his village to the city to escape an old family rivalry centering around massive wooden beings called kakashi.  These kakashi are considered as gods and can be controlled only by talented individuals known as seki.  Kyouhei believes that he’s successfully put that old life behind him and is enjoying his college life while trying to flirt with his classmate Hibino.  Unfortunately his past comes back to haunt him when his little sister shows up with his old kakashi to alert him that his psychotic old friend has escaped prison and is coming to hunt him down.  After a violent confrontation at Kyouhei’s apartment leaves him homeless, he and his sister Utao take the kakashi and move in with his crush and her father.

There were a number of shows competing over this third slot this season, all of which were entertaining on one level but flawed in another.  In the end, Kamisama Dolls may not have been the most original show, but it was perhaps the least cliched, offensive or dull.  The presentation is good, the kakashi have interesting designs, and the characters have potential for depth.  The psychopath villain is entertaining, in the way that most fictional psychopaths are, and the show has promise for some impressive, even if large and clumsy, supernatural battles (Utao’s kakashi is just not graceful at all.)

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