Noragami — First Impressions


A god does random odd jobs. A girl helps him.

The common premise I probably hate most in anime is the “person helping people” setting. For goodness sake, it makes me want to barf. What goody two-shoes. Don’t they have anything better to do? It’s one thing to help people who need it, but another thing to set up a shop where you try to recruit people to ask for your help. What an awful business model. I guess I don’t mind it so much in Gintama where they’re supposed to be a bunch of good for nothings. And here the main character at least is doing it out of greed, even if it is an idiotic plan. But still there’s something that’s just so lazy about the setup. It’s like they can’t think of anything better to do so they’ll have a different little pointless story each week. Then they don’t have to plan ahead!


I say all that but who knows if they’ll even stick with the odd jobs format after the first week. The initial episode was decent, but nothing to write home about. It looks nice, but I can’t say that any of the characters particularly grabbed me. They seem rather generic to be frank. And if the story is indeed an odd-job of the week setup, I’m going to be losing interest in this one fast.

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