Let us get one thing very clear, dear readers. As entertaining as this reverse harem shoujo anime turns out to be, let it be noted that THIS is the main purpose behind Kamigami no Asobi.
(Hehe, I made a meme.)
The plot has a lot of potential, in truth. The idea that a human girl gets trapped in what is basically another dimension with a variety of gods from different world mythologies and has to teach them to understand humanity in order for them to esacape? That’s a big task. It sounds awesome. And then you watch it.
And it is awesome..!
…in one of those so-bad-it-is-good kind of ways!
This shoujo did what it intended, and its intention answers the following: what is one trope that everyone who hates the reverse harem genere gives as a reason for their despise? What is that thing that gives all reverse harem a bad name? Kamigami no Asobi thrives on it. It does so unapologetically and without remorse.
This show held literally the most female-oriented fanservice that I have ever seen in a show. Nothing too traumatizing, but I was pretty shocked. And I LOVED it, because it was HILARIOUS. So, so, SO hilarious! A+
The overall concensus for me is a solid 7/10 just because the plot isn’t awful, the female protagonist isn’t without personality, one can do some shipping, and it’s just so dang unintentionally funny.
MINOR SPOILER WARNING and a note to those familiar with shoujo tropes: the seemingly obligatory beach episode? It happens only 3 episodes in. And they never even get to swim. And the female MC is the *only* one who stays fully clothed. That should tell you everything you need to know about the show. I died laughing. You’re welcome.
(And, readers, the “Black Butler” post is coming… Uncontrollable fangirl ranting will ensue. Be warned! :P)
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