At first glance, Aki is someone others easily dislike. I’m pretty sure most viewers would agree. He’s unfriendly, cold, always wearing that evil smile, constantly threatening Kyohei and the list goes on. He was painted as a merciless mass murderer and it’s easy to see why. He showed nothing to suggest otherwise. He doesn’t get on my nerves, but he is the antagonist. He is the bad guy here. Needless to say, I don’t think well of him.
But watching the seventh episode of Kamisama Dolls changed all that.
I admit I picked this anime only cuz it’s a detective series and was reluctant to drop it also cuz it’s a detective series. I’m a huge fan of detective series and was looking forward to a mystery filled season with Kami-sama no Memo-chou. Perhaps deep down I chose to watch this series to fill in the gap left by Gosick. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations.
Before I begin my rant of some sort, I shall briefly tell you what the anime is all about. It’s an anime that tells a story about not an ordinary detective, but a NEET detective, speaker for the dead. Yeah. That.
Whether or not the series will continue adapting what the manga has no longer feels important to me. The anime started with Daikichi as a carefree salary man with nothing much to worry about and slowly he turned into someone who was constantly feeling inadequate and unconfident about his parenting skills and worrying about the welfare of a total stranger, Rin, to someone who knows he had made the right choice. As we all know, he turned out great. Likewise, Rin has morphed into a cheerful, beautiful butterfly from her shelled cocoon at the start of the series. Two complete strangers at the start of the episode had become family by the end of the series.