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Neverending New Beginnings: [New Series] God's Notebook

5 Jul 2011

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Haruka Takahashi

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[New Series] God's Notebook

Japanese name: 神様のメモ帳 (Kami-sama no Memo-chou)
Season: Summer 2011

This first episode was a 1 hour special and aired ahead of its regular schedule. It also confirmed my wanting to "drop" Hanasaku Iroha after episode 12 and 13 failed to keep me from watching it and a lot of positive/negative reasons on it. I don't want to say anything bad about it, but let's just say I'm looking for something with a faster pace and more action.

This 1-hour special allows us to see more what this anime is about, character background, and the first case being solved of a group that deals with hunting down NEETs. The first case involves helping Miku on finding Sakuma Shouko, her senior, who is with her boyfriend. I need to watch this again to catch what happened as my watching of this episode has been interrupted with several hour gaps in between.

In terms of how similar to other anime this anime is let's put it this way since there are so many:
  • more real-life/serious version of Ookami-san (Summer 2010)
  • Has the same kind of atmosphere that Sigofumi (Autumn 2008) has, and oddly mixing it with N.H.K. ni Youkoso! (Summer 2006)
  • visual-wise, by the same artist who did Hanasaku Iroha (Spring 2011)
  • Steins;Gate (Spring 2011) for the mouthful/detail explanation of things (and Dr. Pepper references)
  • Somewhat like To Aru Kakaku no Railgun (Autumn 2009), but in a more ordinary setting and without lengthy fighting scenes.
We'll see how this goes.