A girl lives at a shrine with her father and a guardian spirit. She makes friends.
These slice of life shows are normally not my kind of thing. I prefer war, pestilence betrayal, etc., etc. Much more entertaining.
But Gingitsune was still a pleasant show to watch. It’s different from shows like Aria in that something actually happens. It may not involve giant robots bashing each other with maces (as all shows ought), but each episode does have a conflict, be it fitting in at a new home or overcoming barriers to become friends. The conflict was enough to build a little bit of tension and keep your attention. At the same time, it’s relaxing and pleasant to watch, which I guess is the main appeal to these kinds of shows. Relaxing but not so relaxing it knocks you out.
Additionally, Gingitsune has a good sense of humor. The two fox spirits are particularly amusing to watch.They’re cute as well. Actually everything about this show is adorable.
- Storytelling – B – Won’t blow you away, but focused, relaxing and interesting.
- Voice – A – Peaceful vibe, with mythology coming to life.
- Characters – B – Unique but believable characterizations. I especially like the dad.
- Attention Grab – C – Still slow for my liking, but things at least happen.
- Production – B – Looks good.
- Overall – B-
Recommendations – Kamichu, Natsume Yuujinchou