Sousei no Onmyouji Review — B

Two exorcists are destined to get married to save the world.

It’s a shounen show with a lot of fighting, but I liked this quite a bit! Mainly because the fighting is a big part of it, but not really the main focus. There’s a lot going on with this show:

  1. Fights with monsters.
  2. A love triangle evolving into the growth of a couple and starting a family.
  3. The “meet lots of weirdos” arc, which actually had some pretty good substories.
  4. The usual shounen friendship / rival thing (except better than usual because the rival murdered everybody and is also the love interests’ brother).
  5. AWESOME HEAVY METAL MUSICAL EPISODES.

Ok I admit it the last item raised my rating a full letter grade. Every time this girl shows up

you are in for an amazing episode. It would be my dream come true if we could get a spinoff just about her. But, generally, this shows why Sousei no Onmyouji is generally so enjoyable: it tries to tell the main story, but when it comes down to it, the creators don’t mind jumping off the deep end and having a  lot of fun. Much of this show is ridiculous: the whole ohage man recurring gag, heavy metal girl, Benio’s stupid sidekick thingy, etc.

And I should mention, great shipping. It takes the time needed to develop the relationship, and it genuinely feels like they and their relationship grow throughout the course of the show.

Overall a solid and enjoyable show.

  • Storytelling – B – Good diversity, sense of humor.
  • Voice – A – Excellent death metal dance routines.
  • Characters – B – Loved the main two, other side characters tend to be interesting.
  • Attention Grab – B – I finished 52 episodes of this. Did get a bit tired in the middle.
  • Production – B – Looks good.
  • Overall – B

Recommendations – Tokyo Ravens, Shakugan no Shana, Noragami

2 thoughts on “Sousei no Onmyouji Review — B

  1. Fun fact, most of the later stuff and the ending is anime original. Even that rocker girl Basara’s original too.

    The manga’s still ongoing at its own pace – the creator says he had very little involvement in the anime (other than designing the new characters and the sidekick).

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