I’ve watched “Kimi ni Todoke”, “Kaichou wa Maid-sama”, “Ao Haru Ride”, “Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji” and a lot more but this is by far the only shoujo I would recommend! KamiHaji is so much more than just romance. It truly is inspirational. I will say it time and time again, Kamisama Hajimemashita is without a doubt the best shoujo anime I’ve seen. Under its typical shoujo demeanor, the characters are so emotionally invested and realistic that I just can’t seem to get enough, it’s the first time I’ve fallen for a shoujo anime! I think every anime fan should give this shoujo a shot. I’ve been watching this since the 1st season, and at first I just liked all the hilarious scenes but with season 2, the character development is insanely amazing! It’s not just relationships between characters that grow but the amount of awesome personal development is crazy good, even the side characters took my breath away.
Episode 10 had me sniffling and with this, I decided that KamiHaji should be highlighted. I really think it’s an underrated anime that deserves more attention than it gets. So please please please do check it out if you haven’t.
So ep 10 was a very emotional episode to me, especially with Jirou and Nanami. So this time, Jirou and Nanami go to the cave of some thunderbolt beast thingy to find the sojobo’s soul and it’s beautiful to see Jirou having mellowed down so much. When Nanami was in danger, he risked himself to save her and what really complemented that scene were Suiro’s words (and the OST!)
“When I thought that he might die… Before I knew it, I was already moving. I have no regrets. “
These words were from Suiro, who, since he rescued Shinjuro, became unable to fly. Flying was practically everything to a tengu and Suiro gave it all up because he loved Shinjuro so much, he didn’t have to think. It was obvious to him that Shinjuro mattered more than anything else. Now what’s amazing is that, this anime isn’t just about the romantic love, but also family love. Suiro has no regrets saving Shinjuro even if it costed him everything. He couldn’t enter the main hall, his status reduced to dust and he has been alone since then. Shinjuro left, and despite all that, Suiro had absolutely no regrets.
This time. The same thing happened to Jirou. He instinctively moved to save Nanami when he realised she could’ve died, and even though he wouldn’t admit it before, his instincts already did recognise what he felt as love. And to see Jirou mature so much upon realising his feelings was truly exceptional. Jirou’s sacrifice should have left a bigger impact on viewers compared to Suiro’s since Jirou had a lifelong dream of becoming sojobo. He trained harder than anyone else for that dream, he strived to become stronger, and this episode, he risks all that he has worked for for Nanami without hesitating. That is the extent of his love for Nanami. What’s more is that he has a solid reason for falling for Nanami since she was a headstrong woman who showed him what life truly meant. She corrected his boorish ways. Now, imo, Jirou deserves Nanami. He’s chivalrous, and most of all, honest and loyal, he has traits that even Tomoe lacks. Regardless. BOTH of them deserve Nanami. She inspires them both in different ways and that is why these two relationships are absolutely beautiful. Even Tomoe x Nanami shippers shouldn’t be able to hate the other pairing because Nanami has affected them both in very inspirational ways, and vice-versa, although Tomoe’s inexpressiveness may become a bit stressing to viewers.
Tomoe has become more endearing with the recent episodes. Just like in this episode, he said that Jirou would have suffered it happily even if he lost the ability to fly, knowing that he saved the woman he loved. These words sound like they were said from his own heart, which meant he would have done the same for Nanami. The sole problem with Tomoe is his inability to actually tell Nanami how he feels, but even that is cute in its own way.
But my favourite part throughout the episode is the sojobo’s love towards his sons. I always thought tengus were intimidating figures but it seems the sojobo was a loving father.
He’s well aware of all his sons actions, their strengths and flaws and he loves every one of them equally. The hardworking Jirou, the scatterbrained Suiro, even Shinjuro who didn’t have many memories with him. The reason the sojobo was tricked was because he loved deeply Shinjuro who had left for years and was overwhelmed when he received what he thought was a letter from Shinjuro. I especially love how he forgives even the biggest mistakes his sons have committed. And it’s heartwarming to see that Kurama is well aware of his father’s love for him. I really wish Kurama can spend more time with family and come back home, but I guess his role remains in the mundane world.
The next episode should be really awesome since I think I know what comes next. (=´∀｀)
Also, here’s some of my other favourite scenes this episode!
Haru y Nitori (me recordaron a Usui y al vicepresidente de KWMS)
Haru y Momotarou (Momo traía un traje de baño bajo su falda (?)
Sousuke y Nagisa (la escena del dumpling XD plz)
Rin y Rei (par de locos dramáticos gays)
Haru y Sousuke (tienen en común que no aman a Kisumi (?)
Sousuke y Makoto (no es de mis favoritas y es de las que no entiendo de donde salió pero ahora me agrada un poco)
Sousuke y Rin (daw, cuando le da a probar la comida)
Sousuke y Gou (si alguna vez en el anime dieron indicios de esta ship, no lo había notado TANTO hasta ahora… SE ENOJÓ TANTO PORQUE NITORI LE DISPARÓ aunque pudo ser porque, según recuerdo, eran algo parecido a amigos de la infancia o estaban algo emocionalmente conectados por Rin)
Makoto y Haru (NO PERO ES QUE NAGISA LO ARRUINÓ TODO DOS VECES (?) like, no me dejó ver quien dispararía primero -apostabatodoaHaru- y al final no se explicó… Aunque tengo una idea estupida de lo que iba a decir, por el contexto, que no tiene nada que ver con shipearlos)
*SOUSUKE LITERALMENTE MURIÓ CUANDO RECIBIÓ EL DISPARO DE RIN, LIKE, EL TAMBIÉN QUERÍA EL ÓSCAR POR SU ACTUACIÓN!! ALSO ME QUERÍA MORIR DE LA TERNURA CON ESO DE QUE NO TIENE SENTIDO DE LA ORIENTACIÓN*
*REI, HARU Y MAKOTO SE VEÍAN DECEPCIONADOS DE HABER PERDIDO LA OPORTUNIDAD DE VER A RIN VESTIDO DE MAID -yyasededondesalioloderinchansanlol-*
Por el momento tengo esas cosas trabadas en mi mente… Pronto lo veo de nuevo y hago un post aun mas largo y estupido XD <3
Considering I sent in my employment agreement today I guess I can officially announce that I’ll be spending the summer in the Catskills at Frost Valley YMCA camp as an equestrian counselor! I won’t be on as much but I’ll be sure to keep my queue rolling!