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Kamisama Kiss

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Kamisama Kiss (which is known as Kamisama Hajimemashita in Japan) is an anime series based on a manga series by Julietta Suzuki.

The protagonist of Kamisama Kiss is a high school girl named Nanami Momozono. Her father ran up large gambling debts and ran away from home. Nanami is evicted from her home due to her father's debts and is homeless. One evening, she "saves" a man named Mikage from a dog; all Nanami ends up doing is shooing the dog away. After sharing her story with Mikage, he draws a map and says she can stay at his home. He gives her a kiss on the forehead before he leaves.

When Nanami reaches Mikage's home, it turns out to be a run-down shrine. She learns that Mikage was the land god, and that he has been away from the shrine for 20 years. Onikiri and Kotetsu, the shrine attendants, realize that she has Mikage's mark on her forehead, and say that she can say. Tomoe, the cynical and mocking fox demon who serves as the land god's familiar, refuses to serve Nanami and leaves.

When Onikiri and Kotetsu take Nanami to the demon realm to try to get Tomoe to come back, Nanami is attacked by a hag. When Tomoe comes to mock Nanami and watch her suffer, she seals a contract with Tomoe to force him to be her familiar; this is accomplished by having to kiss him.

Kamisama Kiss is definitely a shojo anime, especially with some of the shojo tropes that are utilized in the animation. This is a quirky shojo anime, but it's also rather fun to watch. The series seems to have the right mix of drama and comedy, which made it enjoyable to watch. Kamisama Kiss was directed by the same person who directed the Fruits Basket anime series, and I think I was able to see some of his touch in this series. Admittedly, the animation in this series was rather typical; in other words, the animation wasn't bad, but there wasn't anything to truly make it stand out, either.

Kamisama Kiss is a title I had heard of through the manga series appearing in the New York Times' manga best seller list. After seeing this first episode of the anime, I think I may need to work at reading the manga series that serves as this series' source material.

If you're an anime viewer who likes Fruits Basket, then you might also enjoy Kamisama Kiss. Personally, I would recommend this anime series to anime viewers who are 12 or 13 years of age and older.


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Kamisama Kiss132012Akitaro DaichiTMS EntertainmentFUNimation Entertainment
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