When: Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Synopsis: At the end of the last summer vacation of high school, Youta Narukami spends his days preparing for the university entrance exams, when a young girl named Hina suddenly appears, proclaiming herself as the “god of omniscience.” Youta is confused and does not believe Hina when she tells him “The world will end in 30 days.” After witnessing Hina’s God-like predictive ability, Youta begins to believe her powers are real. Hina, who is innocent and childlike despite her supernatural powers, decides for some reason to stay at Youta’s home. Thus begins the start of their lively summer before the end of the world. (Source: MyAnimeList.net)
Admission: I did not want to watch this show.
My husband picked this one out on a hunch and thought it would be worth a watch. After a few episodes, I didn’t hate it. I didn’t much care for it either…until this week. But, before I get into the details, let us put up that warning:
DO NOT READ PAST THIS POINT IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANY SPOILERS OR SHOW DISCUSSION.
I have been casually watching this show with Rugjen. It’s the show that I half-heartedly watched, and here is why:
It’s disorganized. Right off the bat, I felt like the show was disorganized. I don’t even really know how to explain it. We start with the introduction of Youta. He’s a normal high school boy who is preparing for college entrance exams. The main storyline seems to center around his crush on the prettiest girl in the class who he is childhood friends with, but the childhood friend is indifferent and more focused on her studies. We then meet Hina, a young girl that proclaims to be a God. So begins the whirlwind summer with Hina trying to help Youta with his love life. So, from the beginning, the show feels like a slice-of-life comedy/romance.
There is nothing that stands out about the show. There is nothing unique about the content of this show in the earlier episodes. The characters are likeable enough, but the content is highly predictable.
But, then something changes. However, out of nowhere, comes a whole different plot line that I did not see coming. We learn that Hina was abandoned by her father because of Hina’s debilitating disease. She was taken in by a professor, who she called Gramps, and that is where things take a swift turn from slice-of-life to drama. We are introduced to an underground organization and learn that Hina has a chip in her brain that is assumingly keeping her alive and contributing to her God-like deducing powers.
I really can’t wait to see where the end of the show leaves us. It takes awhile to finally get passed the by-the-book storyline, but I am really excited to see where it goes.