Remember how this series started? There were screaming, explosions, murders — Kamisama Dolls felt like a potential sleeper hit. Since then, the anime has been spinning its wheels. God, there’s just one interesting development this week — one: Aki decides that he’ll need to destroy the village in order to feel true happiness. This is a major, major decision; it’s certainly not one that should be taken lightly… but it is.
Aki: “…I can’t fool myself. I’ll have to blast that hellhole off the face of the Earth before I’ll be able to change.”
Aki is going to commit mass murder on an even larger scale, but we never really follow him through his thought process. Instead, all he seems to do is lounge around Tokyo, lazily ignoring Kuuko’s clumsy advances. Oh yeah, Kuuko is still in the anime — did you forget? So are these guys lovers? Are they friends? Why are we devoting so much time to Utao and nothing to these two?
But I digress… back to Aki, what on earth was he doing at library last week anyway? What led him to ultimately decide that he should destroy the village? Has he really seen what the world has to offer? We don’t know the answers to any of these questions. To the audience, Aki simply makes his pivotal decision out of the blue. Why devote an episode to Aki’s backstory and drop the ball on such a crucial turning point in the anime? I don’t get it.
Under a festering pile of dung
Oh wait, yeah I do. Instead of making Aki a compelling character, Kamisama Dolls will instead weave an episode involving one, two… eleven other characters. It’s like variety freaking hour: a boring detective fumbles around, a sister tries to (creepily) impress both of her brothers, the anime suddenly introduces a girl who has a crush on Kyouhei (at this stage of the season?), and Kyouhei whining about whether or not he has changed. Every single Aki-less scene was boring as hell. The last one might sound a little harsh, but screw Kyouhei. I know his worries are supposed to mirror Aki, but Kyouhei is such a pathetic character. He’s such a schoolboy, but in typical anime fashion, almost every girl likes him… including his own sister.
In case you didn’t realize, incest is bad.
Especially when one of the characters is underage. No, I’m not even going to add anything else to this section. This doesn’t deserve a debate.
Incest is just bad. Romantic relations with a child is just bad. No, joking about it isn’t funny either. Nope, I don’t care if it’s “hurr hurr just make believe.”