View Full Version : Nekogami Yaoyorozu, Ro-kyu-bu!, Nichijou, Kamisama Dolls
09-28-2011, 01:03 PM
I would like to hear some opinions on these anime. Thanks.
09-28-2011, 03:09 PM
Nekogami Yaoyorozu's a fun little show about Japanese gods hanging out. It derives more than just a bit of influence from Touhou. Nothing deep, and no fanservice to speak of, but fun.
Ro-Kyu-Bu! is about a group of 12 year old girls who form a basketball team, and the high school student who's roped by his aunt (who's their teacher) into coaching them. You do need to be fine with naked 12 year olds to watch this, but that shouldn't be a problem. Anyway, its pretty good, all the characters are interesting, the basketball is fun to watch, and it has service for fans of basically every major body and personality type.
Nichijou is the most batshit crazy gag comedy series ever. I don't eve begin to know how to describe it. The best thing to do is just check out the first few episodes and see if you like it. I wouldn't really recommend marathoning it though.
Kamisama Dolls is about a group of people from a hidden, mountain village (and you know what those are like..), who have control over "Kakashi", giant flying dolls they control with their minds. The people who control Kakashi are known as "Seki". The main character is a former Seki, who left the village to go to college in Tokyo. One day he's attacked by a former friend, who he thought was locked up do to...events in the past. But then he's saved by his younger sister, who is now the Seki of his former Kakashi, Kukuri. The show is very good, with a blend of drama and comedy that is highly unusual, but works well. However it doesn't end. It literally just stops. So everyone is hoping for a second season.
09-28-2011, 05:36 PM
I have only seen Nichijou'
It is like azumanga daioh on Crack that is what I first thought of XD or it could be like Pani poni dash. it is hilarious and unpredictable. I highly recommend it now if only we could get some company to license and dub it.
09-29-2011, 11:20 AM
I would like to hear some opinions on these anime. Thanks.
Kamisama Dolls - I think the general consensus was started off fairly average, got much better as it went along. I thought it was a fairly interesting show even at the start, but it did get alot better as you started seeing some of the history that didn't come until later. Has a very non ending, so if that bothers you, then stay way.
Nichijou - Well, out of parameters you can grade a show on, I consider comedy to be the most subjective. For this one, I'd say try watching an episode or two to get a feel for the comedy. I personally loved Azumanga Daioh, but thought this show was more of a poor man's imitation of it. The show stayed in the "meh" range pretty much for the whole season for me. Never quite bad enough for me to drop it, but never good enough for me to get in a hurry to watch the individual episodes either. Out of all the Kyoani shows I've watched, this one was closest to a miss for me.
Ro-Kyu-Bu - Fencedudes summary was pretty spot on. Personally I wasn't particularly interested in the fanservice, given the age range depicted. But in spite of that, it still was an entertaining show.
09-29-2011, 12:49 PM
Nekogami is a fun harmless show about a bunch of cat gods. The star of the show, Mayu, is exiled from the Cat God realm for getting into way too much mischief and ends up freeloading off of Yuzu, a kind hearted antique store dealer. All of Mayu’s friends, enemies and fiancÚs all show up and cause varying amounts of chaos. Although a comedy the show really isn’t very funny. It is quite silly and harmless fun.
Kamisama Dolls is about a bunch of people who can summon their own remote controlled mechas, called kakashi, and their personal issues as a result of being brought up in a strange small town village in the middle of nowhere. The show doesn’t have a plot in the traditional sense. Stuff happens, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for no reason and the cast deal with it. The characters are a lot of fun and many of them are clearly insane to some degree. The show has a unique ability to suddenly inject humor into a tense or dramatic situation and it also has a few great fights and tense moments and I enjoyed the show immensely. But if you need your shows to make sense or have a clear plot progression or development or a consistent tone or if you need to have a lot of explanations or even an ending or if you are allergic to blimp size boobs then you should look elsewhere.
10-01-2011, 08:20 PM
Nichijou: Beautifully animated comedy whose humour is kind of a mixed bag. I really enjoyed all the segments centered around certain characters (Nano) while many other segments consistently fell flat. This also meant that for this first half of the series, I was pretty much watching it for these characters and they were only featured for about five minutes per episode. It uses a lot of pun and reaction humour so your mileage will vary depending on whether that is your brand of humour. That said, I thought the series improved significantly in its second half and even for the characters whose segments I often felt were boring (ie Yuuko), I actually always kind of liked them despite that (Yuuko again).
Overall, I thought about 30-40% of the series was really good with the second half making up most of that percentage. Again, your mileage may very depending on whether you enjoy its brand of humour. Its still on Crunchy Roll so its easy enough to try out an episode or two to see if you want to stick it out.
10-03-2011, 04:44 AM
Nekogami Yaoyorozu - Watched it, but didn't think much of it and lost interest after 4 episodes. Not to say it's bad, but there's not much going on with the show.
Ro-Kyu-Bu - 12 y/os playing basketball, coached by a teenager. Fun little series, but you have to shake that feeling of being a lolicon with this show. Especially since there's a few naked loli scenes.
Nichijou - It's like Pani Poni Dash or Azumanga Daioh. Random bits of humour.
Kamisama Dolls - Starts out slow but great story and characters (with the humour as well) brings this show together. It's also delivering a message to the lead that running away from his troubles doesn't solve anything. And yes be warned. The show just stops at the end, with scene's from a supposed 2nd part, which there is no word yet if it's in production.
10-10-2011, 07:05 AM
Nekogami... a very silly and lighthearted show about a lazy cat god that's kinda spoiled and spends her days goofing around. I found it to be pretty funny.
Nichijou... a comedy with amazing animation that is completely unfunny 90% of the time.
Kamisama Dolls... this is one can be really dark one moment but ultra silly the next without the two ever clashing. I found the characters interesting enough, the little girl was super cute and funny to me, and the episodes were always enjoyable. Enjoyable for wildly different reasons depending on the episode, but enjoyable nonetheless. There's some slick animation in it as well.
vBulletin® v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.