Kannazuki no Miko is referred to as "The Greatest Shoujo-ai ever". This is mainly because the lesbian couple is confirmed to be canon. However, in terms of structure, setting, character and overall work as a whole, I doubt its status. There was so much potential to be tapped with the concept, but no one was willing to develop said concept if they were as dedicated as making stereotypical characters.
In the end, I really enjoyed Kannazuki no Miko because it was a Shoujo-ai. But because of the angst and how miserable the characters were, the incompetent villains, the leads being stereotypical, I cannot recommend Kannazuki no Miko. It's an anime that's melodramatic, fluffy and all in all, just a chore to watch. It ends strongly only because the beginning was so weak.
It seems that of late I am grabbing at shows that have yuri undertones to it. This certainly isn't intentional, but it is somewhat nice. The majority of this show consists of robot battles and the lives of Himeko, Chikane and Souma. Souma has feelings for Himeko, Himeko likewise for him. What makes this more interesting is that Chikane has feelings for Himeko as well. She lives her life to see the smile of the one she loves, which actually has quite a beauty to it. She watches as Himeko goes on dates with Souma, and just sucks up the pain of watching the object of her affection go on a date with someone else. You also get to see her go crazy as her love becomes more and more unrequited. Which is actually where the turning point of the story comes around.
Value-The music is something obviously worth watching the series for. I would of just watched the series to watch and hear the OP/ED. Other than that the series is filled with nothing special, but comprised of soo many things that it is SURE to be something unforgettable.
Enjoyment-The first time I saw the series.. I stopped watching it after Five minutes. My friend then talked a lot about it and i decided to give it another try. I stopped watching after the first episode. A couple months later another friend was talking about the music, and i listed to Agony, Re-sublimity, and Suppuration and I was hooked. I finally decided to watch the series, and did so over a spaced out period of time.
Well, I had some problems with how long Himeko is with Oogami. I mean, you -know- Himeko is going to get with Chikane-chan but what the heck, WHEN???
I would have liked for them to have a longer, happier relationship.
The story was kind of predictable for a little while and then I got thrown completely off, which, is good. There wasn't much humor, but it isn't a comedy. Fairly original, but I found it very enjoyable to watch - then again, I like shoujo-ai.
Non shoujo-ai fans most likely wouldn't like this (case in point: my brother) so that may hurt its overall appeal (but if you're not a shoujo-ai fan why watch this at all?)
The characters are all good, with some development.
I watched the fansubs and i've been like,oh my god when is the fansub is going to release...since the romance always goes to the climax every end of the episode.For some people,they would watch this anime to entertain themselves in a sense of humor.For instance,a really hot-blooded hot guy fights against his destiny to protect the girl he loves and this girl loves another girl.And the scene comes where the guy fought the enemy and saying with great determination "i will protect whoever-name-of-a-girl" ,down there,two females embracing each other.Poor guy he is ,and it's like the funniest unrequited love in the world,some people think.