An Enlightening Engagement
- Episodes : 26
- Genre : Demons, Supernatural
- Airing Date : April 2018- September 2018
- Studios : Gonzo
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi Introduction
When Aoi is told that that she must marry an ogre god to repay a debt for her deceased grandfather, she is none too pleased. Steeling herself against the idea, she decides to make her own way in the bed and breakfast by opening her own restaurant. Before his death, Aoi’s grandfather taught her the best food to make for ayakashi so her cooking is unparalleled in the spirit world. Aoi must learn to navigate the world of spirits by making friends, forming relationships and cooking delicious food.
1. The Main Character
Aoi seems to be the human that most of us strive to be, compassionate, caring and strong. She sets an excellent example for humans in an inhuman world. The backstory behind her character is well-developed and we know her moves are not based on what the creators simply felt like doing that episode but actually run with her character design consistently.
2. The Music
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi has a beautiful soundtrack that transports you to an alternate universe of ancient Japan. While the music can be a bit repetitive sometimes, it is soothing and fits the feel of the show perfectly.
3. The Feel
This anime is a great feel-good and heartwarming anime for the upcoming winter chill. The tone of the show is consistently happy and can lighten even the darkest of moods.
1. The Characters’ Backstories
While Aoi’s character was well-developed and had an interesting backstory, many if not all the other characters lacked this important quality. We know little about everyone in that world other than Aoi’s direct interactions with them.
2. The Script
The language of this anime is very rudimentary and could stand to be wittier to match Aoi’s character. Because of this simple dialogue, it makes some of the interactions come off as cheesy or seemingly mistimed.
3. The Animation
The animation of Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi is lazy. The shadowing is often lacking and while there are so many beautiful characters, they often fall flat because of the lack of depth and work put into the animation.
This was a standout anime of the season for us. The characters and plot were charming and while this may not be an award-winning anime, it is certainly a feel-good one. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi is an anime that should be on everyone’s list for when you aren’t looking for something so serious. While this anime didn’t have any fist fights, dragons or cell phones, it was full of its own kind of magic which was brought to us it fox demons, spices and even the occasional explosion. This anime was a highlight and we implore you to watch it and form your own opinion.
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