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    Kamigami no Asobi Review

    Kamigami no Asobi Cover Art

    Kamigami no Asobi is a reverse harem anime that involves gods from many different mythologies. It incorporates Greek, Japanese, and Norse mythology, as well as their gods and powers. Each god is related to the thing that they are patron to in some way, and they each act like a personified version of that item. It is very interesting to watch each character interact with one another, as the gods’ personalities sometimes will clash with each other… not always in a good way.

     

    Kamigami no Asobi Plot

    The Crystal Ball Appearing

    Kamigami no Asobi centers on the gods from the three different mythologies and one human. They are all sent to a mystical garden setting, where the gods find out that they must learn about and love humans. The human, which is a girl, will do most of the teaching, alongside another god from Egyptian mythology. The girl teaches more about feelings while the Egyptian god teaches them about general human things. There is a crystal ball that shows the gods’ progress on learning about humans. Should the gods not fill the crystal ball by the end of one year, then they will be stuck in the garden forever, along with the human girl.

     

    Kamigami no Asobi Characters

    (Only Some of the Characters) Back: Apollon, Tsukito, Baldr; Front: Hades, Takeru, Loki

    The human within Kamigami no Asobi is called Yui Kusanagi. She is very kindhearted and cares for pretty much everyone. She develops a strong relationship with the Greek god Apollon. Apollon Agana Belea is the Greek god of the sun, and also the student council president. His father is Zeus Keraunos, the Greek god of the gods who created the garden which everyone is trapped in. The other two Greek gods in the garden are Dionysus and Hades. Dionysus Thyrsos is Apollon’s stepbrother and the Greek god of wine and fertility. He is a proud member of the Gardening Club. Hades Aidoneus is Apollon’s uncle and the Greek god of the Underworld. He feels as if he is the cause of all misfortune, so he usually stays away from everyone else. Takeru Totsuka is the Japanese god of the sea and storms, and a member of the Kendo Club. His brother, Tsukito Totsuka, is the Japanese god of the moon. He is not a member of a club. Balder Hringhorni is the Norse god of light. Loki Laevatein and Thor Megingyoruzu are his childhood friends. Loki is the Norse god of trickery and Thor is the Norse god of lightning. They are both members of the Going-Home Club, while Balder is in the Tennis Club. Thoth Caduceus is the Egyptian god of knowledge and the professor at the school.

     

    God Powers

    Three Gods in their God Form

    Each god in Kamigami no Asobi has its own “god form” and set of powers. When they first found out about being trapped in the garden, all of the gods attempted to attack Zeus using their powers. This made Zeus put a shackle in the form of jewelry on them, preventing them from using the power in both their normal form and god form, as well as preventing them from being able to turn into their god form. After the god has learned a significant amount about humans, the shackle will disappear and they are free to use their powers again. Each time a shackle falls off, the crystal ball showing the gods’ understanding of humans fills considerably.

    Kamigami no Asobi is a very fun anime with very likable characters. The art within the anime is pretty good, and the OP and ED are amazing. Though this is a pretty relaxed anime, the ending of the anime is very suspenseful, which provides a lasting impression on the anime.

    Overall Score: 7/10