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A little late perhaps but…

Posted on: May 22, 2010

I just have to share this! I do not watch that much anime lately, there just isn’t enough time, and I guess having watched a lot you just tend to get picky.

Anyways, today I happened to stumble upon a little gem called Kamichu (かみちゅor神中). It’s a soft spoken, slow and easy show about a junior high school girl who one day discovers that she’s become a god (literally). But since being a god, and indeed the very nature and meaning of the word god is very different from what we are used to in the Christian part of the west, it does not actually have that much of an impact on her daily life.

As the story progresses her (and the viewer’s) understanding of the gods of Japan and Japanese Shinto deepens, and while she struggles to confess her love to a fellow student, and becomes the commercial hope of a local bankrupt shrine, we get a particularly detailed and accurate picture painted of many of the local traditions and shrines around Hiroshima prefecture where the series takes place.

The story is set in 1983-1984, which of course only makes it better!

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