Kamisama Kiss - The Complete Series: Goddess Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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(Jan 01, 2014)
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Yes, there is a lot of romantic tension, but it is a story of a girl in over her head trying to live up to the role of a land kami, while following her own heart. It is the story of an arrogant yokai forced to serve a girl, whom he knows is much less capable than he is, trying to be both an obedient servant and a strong protector. What makes the series interesting is watching them sort out (often comically) who should take the lead in what situation. That they have fallen in love and can't admit it, because as human and yokai and as mistress and servant they aren't supposed to, just makes their story more touching.
And while it is DVD AND Blu-Ray that is still a really high price for, again, an anime that contains thirteen episodes. (That's another thing! I wish there had been more than thirteen episodes! Wahh!)
When the price drops maybe then I'll buy it but I'm not spending $50 bucks when I can still watch it on Hulu.
As for the english dub, Tia Ballard is a perfectly acceptable Nanami, but J. Michael Tatum (Tomoe), while he is a wonderfully talented actor with a wide variety to his voice acting, sounds eerily like 'Sebastian' from Black Butler in this. I'm not sure that simpering tone works as well for Tomoe and I found myself wishing he'd used one of his gruffer voices for the character. The other choices of voice actor all worked pretty well, but if you really like this series, try listening to the subtitled versions (also on the dvd) and see what I mean about Tomoe's voice. It's worth a listen.
Keeping it short is a good thing. The 12/13 episode season keeps the focus on the characters and their budding love story and there's not a lot of fluff/filler. The thing that really drove home how good it is was that my mother, who's 62, asked me when we were going to watch the next episode because she wanted to watch it, too. I know it went over well because she's asking me when the next season comes out.This is a gem for all ages.
I am not a fan of shoujo, HOWEVER, I enjoyed the manga for Kamisama Kiss SO MUCH that I even bought the anime!! While the show is short and does finish completely different to what fans of the manga would expect being that it is still ongoing, I enjoyed this IMMENSELY. I even liked the dub!!! That is a very hard thing for me to like, and Funimation brought in a SUPERB English cast. However, it cannot trump the amazing Japanese cast:) Tomoe's VA has seriously one of the sexiest voices in Japan.
The story has a strong female lead who I have a lot of respect for. Granted she does let her emotions pop up as it is shoujo, but she never annoyed me. If you are a fan of bishies, Japanese folklore, great characters, and beautiful animation, I highly recommend you try Kamisama Kiss.
Though to be honest, the manga truly outshines the anime near the anime's ending, because it made its own spin to nicely end it. Tomoe's VERY dark past is never really explored because that all happens in the manga. I would say read the manga if you want, but if you are considering the anime, it certainly is worth your time and money. Though it does end pretty fast, and doesn't have as much action, plot and romance as the manga. Truly, it's a doki-doki worthy series. <3
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are into romantic comedy type animes, then I definitely recommend trying out this one. I haven't truly laughed at an anime until I watched this series. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Savannah
I love the series but this dvd set isn't the complete series. It's one season one, I had to look up season two on Hulu. Got here fast and nothing wrong with the quality.Published 18 days ago by Natasha Daniel
This said it was the complete series but it's only the first season. While it is loved and watched, the kids were disappointed not to find the second season.Published 26 days ago by Lissette
I love this anime its great if u love love story and it works great nothing wrong with itPublished 1 month ago by iliana
Good quality animation. Same ones that did Fruits Basket. Blu-ray is just slightly better in appearance, but audio is lower than DVD version. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M
FUNNY LOVE IT LOADS AND LOADS OF HUMOUR.
STRONG AND INTERESTING CHARACTERS.
WILL WATCH THIS ONE YEARLY
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I love this show! It is funny, witty and full of fun. The only thing that I was upset about was they packaged two of the same season together so It was NOT the entire series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephanie Langston