Sunday, March 23, 2008

Kamichu - ANN Summary

Alternative title:
Kamichu! ~ Kamisama de Chuugakusei (Japanese)
Teenage Goddess
The Goddess is a Middle School Student
かみちゅ! (Japanese)
神様で中学生 (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, drama, magic, romance, slice of life, supernatural
Themes: gods, moe, school
Age rating: Older Children (May contain mild bad language, bloodless violence)
Plot Summary: Yurie Hitotsubashi was just an average middle school student living in the city of Onomichi on Japan's inland sea in the easygoing times of the 1980s. She spent her days worrying about exams and trying to get Kenji, the clueless boy she likes, to notice her. Then during lunch one day she suddenly announces to her friend Mitsue that the night before she had become a goddess. Their classmate Matsuri quickly latches on to Yurie’s newfound divinity as a way to promote her family’s bankrupt Shinto shrine. She hopes that replacing their hapless local god, Yashima-sama, with Yurie will make the shrine more popular (and profitable). Now, with Matsuri as her manager, Yurie has to grant wishes, cure curses, meet aliens, and attend god conventions. All the while attending school and working-up the courage to confess to Kenji.
User Ratings: 427 ratings have been given [details]
Masterpiece: 62 votes (sub:44, dub:14, ?:2, raw:1, Ita.sub:1, Spa.sub:0)
Excellent: 152 votes (sub:118, dub:28, Spa.sub:2, raw:2, Ger.sub:1, Fre.sub:1)
Very good: 100 votes (sub:83, dub:14, raw:3)
Good: 61 votes (sub:47, dub:11, raw:2, Fre.sub:1)
Decent: 33 votes (sub:31, dub:2)
So-so: 11 votes (sub:9, raw:1, dub:1)
Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, Spa.sub:1)
Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
Awful: -
Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 878 users, rank: #466
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.2019 (Very good+.20), std. dev.: 1.4365, rank: #278
Weighted mean: 8.0965 (Very good+.09), rank: #241
Bayesian estimate: 8.08654 (Very good+.08), rank: #148
Running time: half hour
Number of episodes: 16
Episode titles: We have 16
2005-06-28 to 2005-09-27 (Japan - TV Asahi)
2007-07-31 to 2007-11-13 (USA - ImaginAsian TV)
Opening Theme:
"Hare nochi HARE [Fine Weather Followed by Fine Weather]" by Maho Tomita
Ending Theme:
"Ice Candy" by MAKO
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 5
In the news 3 times:
Of the 16 total episodes only 12 were originally broadcasted. Episodes 8, 11, 13, and 16 were not included in the original Japanese TV broadcasts, but were first released on the Japan DVD release. Also, some additional material was added to the broadcast episodes for the DVD release, increasing the length from 23 to 28 minutes per episode.

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