Shinbo MUST really love Kamiya.
Love the different art styles SHAFT’s giving on this one. It really fits the comedy vibe, and SHAFT never fails when it comes to that. The thing I find to be the most annoying in this show is these little “divider” things, I hope they lessen it as the show goes because for me, it didn’t help with the flow, and it’s obvious that this episodes already showed around eight chapters of the manga.
The story is definitely random, WTF, weird… right up to the production’s alley. The author of the source material (who happens to be one attractive woman btw) also wrote Saint Young Men, and it’s also one heck of a comedy ride. Not to mention it’s a hot hit right now. Gotta wonder how the hell she comes up with these stuff, she probably lived under a bridge for some time.
Maaya Sakamoto is probably the best thing about this show, even though getting here cast here is a bit unexpected since she fits more, uh, expensive ones. She balances out Kamiya’s crazy delivery. Hiroshi Kamiya is well, Shinbo’s man-crush using him in almost every other SHAFT comedy. The exaggerated reactions and obnoxiousness works for him anyway. The epic thing is the gar kappa, voiced by Fujiwara Keiji. The VAs were great, what can I say? So as the characters.
Araragi’s ahoge meets his mom.
It’s alright, quite nice actually. Though a bit expected and cheap at times, I wouldn’t really take this show so seriously and I’ll just go with the ride and won’t expect anything, since it’s SHAFT after all. Looking forward on how the OP and ED looks like.