Anime review: Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

Greetings everyone. As I have holidays now, I still keep on procrastinating until I write on Tuesday, so there’s no difference really. Haha. Anyways, now that I have holidays, I’ve been drawing here and there. Although I do have my midterms soon enough, I don’t have a lot to do tbh, so I can literally just do some other stuff too now. That aside, let’s see if I have some information.

It’s originally from a novel. Most of the time, I find those novels a bit boring to read if I think I know how it’s been written, so I don’t have the biggest impression on it. I mainly began watching this when I heard that Nano sang the second opening of the anime. I really like her voice, if you’re interested, go check her out. Anyways, that’s it really about information I have.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi theme 2

Synopsis

Female college student Aoi inherited her deceased grandfather’s ability to see ayakashi. One day, while Aoi is feeding some ayakashi, a demon appears! He declares that Aoi’s grandfather owed a great debt, and as compensation, Aoi must marry the demon! Aoi refuses, and decides to pay off the debt by working.

(Source: MU)

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi theme 1

Opinion

So, I’ve basically half binge-watched the series. The first twelve episodes were already up and then I had to wait every week. Quite surprising that my dedication to waiting every week was this big, considering my final opinion was somewhat bland.

So, the concept. Food, ayakashi, loneliness because of being abandoned. Well, food things are really a thing that gets too overused at some animes these days, mostly mangas and light novels still though. I don’t really like what they do with it nowadays tbh. Some things are good though. It’s mostly isekai (like this) and food that I feel like doesn’t go together as the food is so…. ugh whatever. Ayakashi, always welcome to see how people interpret this nowadays. Myths and folklore have always been interesting for me. Loneliness, well, a bit overdramatic. I can understand scars of the past, but sometimes I felt like….um this doesn’t have that much to do with the current situation, excuse me?

The story itself. It was bland. Maybe it could’ve been fun, but my only interest was Ginji, but that’s because he’s a fox. I like foxes. He’s really cute in child form. But ye, the story was a bit overdramatic in my opinion. Indeed it’s sad about Aoi’s past of being abandoned, but I’m talking about other issues. Like, just overdramatic, which could be helped with a little more communication or just the naivety with the so-called luck that ayakashi have somewhat the same morals as humans. I feel like some things were a bit unnecessary about it with the train of thoughts of Aoi. The food was not that interesting to me. It gave a certain touch to it, but not really amazing or anything.

The characters were simple. Nothing really bad about it. I liked some character designs. There was some in-depth going on, but meh. Character development is obvious. Aoi being liked by more ayakashi and overcoming her loneliness. Ayakashi seeing some light in some matters. That’s basically it. The folklore designs were pretty nice to look at. Nothing much to say.

The art was a bit meh. Didn’t like it all too much. Also, Aoi looks like she’s older than a college student tbh. So, I actually didn’t realize until I read on MAL that she’s only a college student. But yeh, designs were fine, just the art style.

In the end, I’ll give it a 6/10. I think it’s really not a bad series, it’s just a bit bland. it’s a steady story, but a bit overdramatic and some characters stood out, but were not the most amazing people thought of. It was okay to watch, but not a really good one in my opinion. I liked the ED themes for the characters though. Also, the theme songs, in general, were mostly nice. SO that’s a thumbs up for the anime.

 

And that’s it for this week. Next week will my midterms start….. OTL goodbye world….. jk, I’ll survive I think.

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