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Ephemeral-Garden's God Family Tv Review

God Family tv Review

Story & Characters

Kamisama Kazoku (God's Family) was animated on 2006 based on a series of novels of the same name by Kuwashima Yoshikazu. Basically Kamisama Kazoku is about a boy namely Kamiyama Samatarou, who is the son of God, an old geezer called Kamiyama Osamu. In this anime, our star, Samatarou was said to be living in the human world below ordered by his old dad so he could be a better successor by understanding humans better.

The plot is pretty simple and straightforward. This anime only runs for 13 episodes and trust me, it's not as bad as 13-episode-anime sounds like. The plot mainly focuses on Samatarou and our heroine, Tenko (Heavenly Being), an angel which was born on the same day as Samatarou with the duty to look after Samatarou in becoming a great God. Along the way, Samatarou learns how to date a girl out, raising child, defeating evil, learning true love and being a more responsible person with frequent interference from his family members, mostly with tastefully done nudity.


Kamisama Kazoku has the balance of comedy, romance, friendship, good versus evil and self-realization. So if you like a straightforward anime with no twists in it, Kamisama Kazoku is definitely a pick.

Rating: 8

Art

At first glance, I thought the artwork looked somehow similar to Eureka 7. Well there are some reports saying that the animator who's in charge of Eureka 7's artwork did help out in the process.

But anyway, the artwork are fresh, just something you should expect in the year 2006. Bright colours, neat drawings. This can be seen through the hair colours of Samatarou and Tenko, both with bright blue and pink which catches everyone's attention.

But overall, it's just okay. Nothing extraordinary there.

Rating: 7

Sound

Original soundtracks composed by Takei Hiroyuki. Well generally I think Kamisama Kazoku's OST are pretty well done. The music suits each mood as they are played. Most of the time I dont pay much attention to the background songs but if the OST don't work well, I can definitely catch it so it's good, no comment.

The OP and ED are just great. OP "Brand New Morning" performed by Mizuhashi Mai of a group named Miraku. It's a very great and unexpected opening which is dished with nicely done animation. And after that, the episode is then ended with a light, cute song performed by Miraku. I know 13 episodes aren't much but at least everything was wrapped up nicely, I couldn't ask for more.

Not to forget, the voice behind each characters have also done quite a great job. Kishio Daisuke has definitely done a great job in lending his voice as Samatarou, ranging from freaking out loud to being serious. And also to Koshimizu Ami who has done her job nagging Samatarou most of the time as Tenko.

Overall, sound department is pretty good.

Rating: 7

Presentation

The overall presentation are just okay. I find it hard to actually like an anime which only runs 13 episodes long but the anime is wonderfully done. There are quite a number of animes which run quite long but having no proper direction in delivering the plot correctly, so I'd say Kamisama Kazoku is very direct. But there are also times when they show you some unexpected cliffhangers which drives you to bite your pillow. (Especially the thing going on between Kumiko and Samatarou, owh I really was worried at the moment) But don't worry, Kamisama Kazoku stays true to the usual anime plot guidelines and is nicely wrapped up like everyone wish it would be.

But I really don't want it to end just there yet though. The closure was great, but I don't think it's enough...

Rating: 8

Final Verdict

7.67 (good)

Reviewed by Ephemeral-Garden, Feb 26, 2007

Comments

  1. BossMac Feb 26, 2007

    Not the usual "excited" review I see... but solid review as always.

    I don't know about you but I like short animes. Though I find the story section lacking (too few information about how the story progresses, how they were presented... things like that) I might still take some time and watch this one.

    Where ya at, shoujo-boy?

  2. shoujoboy Feb 26, 2007

    Quote by jakulito

    Where ya at, shoujo-boy?

    Hey I can't be first to comment every time now can I? Packing my friend, packing.

    Reply to good ole jak aside, solid review. We have had a rash of subpar or quite frankly horrible reviews of late gracing this site and it's good to see a decent one pop up. One of those bad reviews was Jak (oh in your face... cold as ice) *cough*. Anyway keep up the good work and reviewing shows/mangas/whatever that I've either heard very little of or never at all. Keeps me on my toes.

  3. Akaiken Feb 28, 2007

    Maa... judging on your review, this anime's CooL?

  4. rukasu04 Mute Member Nov 30, 2009

    Nice review, thanks

  5. SchRita Jan 15, 2010

    Thanks for the review!

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