Kyokou Suiri (First Impression)


Kyokou Suiri

  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Shounen
  • Synopsis: “At the young age of 11, Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by youkai for two weeks and asked to become their “God of Wisdom,” a mediator between the spirit and human worlds, to which the girl quickly agreed but at the cost of her right eye and left leg. Now, six years later, whenever youkai wish for their problems to be solved, they make their way to Kotoko for consultation. Meanwhile, Kurou Sakuragawa, a 22-year-old university student, has just broken up with his girlfriend after he fled alone when the two encountered a kappa. Seeing this as her chance to become closer with him, Kotoko immediately makes her move, hoping to get married to Kurou one day. However, she quickly realizes there is something more to Kurou. With this knowledge, she asks for his help in solving the various issues presented by the supernatural, all the while wishing her newfound partner will eventually reciprocate her feelings.” – MAL Rewrite

First Impression:

The plot is definitely interesting. I’m still not sure how I feel about the show yet but I’m definitely interested in how they’ll do that art and animation especially for all of the youkai.

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5 MINUTES IN AND WE ALREADY HAVE A CUTIE ALERT.

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I love this depiction of a kappa, the way it’s drawn makes it looks so eerie and bizarre!

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The biggest plot twist in the whole series. Change my mind.

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I think….he needs better hobbies.

Recommendation:

NO

While the main concept is cool and the art is really great, the execution of the show itself didn’t quite hit the mark for me. The story feels scattered as if we missed a whole season before watching this as it starts very abruptly. With plot point after plot point, it’s hard to digest the information that is thrown at you. I’m guessing at some point in the show it’ll go back and explain every detail but with the quick start…it’s hard to follow. I wouldn’t recommend the show because of the rough start and the story isn’t that compelling enough, in my opinion. I’m curious to see how the rest of the show will unfold.


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