An art student named Mikuriya Jin carves a statue from the wood of the Kannagi tree only to have the statue come to life in the form of a goddess, who has now taken over the statue. He and “Nagi” work together to destroy the impurities that are gathering in the town.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Magical, Romance, Supernatural
Age Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
No. of Episodes: 13 episodes
Plus: Entertaining Comedy |
Minus: Sudden change of mood |
Kannagi, when it first aired, I had no intention of watching it because of it’s crazy shrine maiden stuff. However, after the airing the show, there was a Nagi hype for quite some time, isn’t it? And so, I thought of trying this series out. But after completing the series, well.. I think It’s just another average anime..
The plot is mainly driven by the comedy, although the story start to shift into serious mode near the end, but without the comedy element, this series won’t have enough content even for a 13 episodes series.
Just like other harems, you have a typical *COuselessUGH male lead with a number of females surrounding him. Uhm… the production team had the intention of making this a different series which has a serious plot (quite). Too bad that I don’t they really made it. Main reason? The story got off track in the middle part…
One of the worst part is when they focus back to the main plot at episode 11, the sudden change of mood from comedy to melancholy is bad..
Overall, Kannagi is just another comedy, slice of life, harem anime… But the comedy is very nice and epic especially with the karaoke at episode 10.
Major Plot – 6.5
Details – 7
Story telling – 6.5
Heart catching – 7
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Plus: Smooth animation | Consistent quality |
Minus: nothing particular
The animation quality of this show is not top notch, but I believe it’s the overall quality that makes it great. The artwork is fine and fits the theme of this series, but somehow it gives a kind of “Lucky Star” feel… maybe because the director directed 4 episodes of Lucky Star before…
Well, you know, this show isn’t any other serious or heavy battle anime, obviously, there won’t be super detailed artworks or intensive scenes. But it does has some excellent parts – Movements are fluid and the minor details such as the background characters or settings are all fully animated.
Artwork – 7.5
Details – 8.5
Animation – 8.5
- “motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね！)” by Tomatsu Haruka
- “Musuhi no Toki (産巣日の時)” by Tomatsu Haruka (eps 1-9, 11-12)
- “Theme of Shiligeya（しりげやのテーマ）” by Shilige Team (ep 10)
- “motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね！)” by Tomatsu Haruka (ep 13)
Plus: Job well done for the seiyuu (voice actors) | contra between OP and ED |
Minus: nothing particular
The BGMs of this series is just so-so, nothing really caught my attention.
The contra between the OP and ED is nice. The cheerful OP reflects the comedic side of the story while the ballad ED reflects the serious side of the story. Both songs are performed by Nagi’s seiyuu – Tomatsu Haruka, great work. ps* I prefer the ED though… the lyrics is great. Oh yeah, not to mention the 10th episode’s ED was a surprise.
Theme song(s) – 2.5/3
Soundtrack – 6.5/11
Voice cast – 5/6
Well, what can I say…
The drama part.. it failed…
But, the comedy part is hilarious.
29 + 24.5 + 14 + 7.5 = 75points
75points, GREAT anime [08/08/2010]