Kamisama Hajimemashita Season 2
By Carina D.
With a successful season one and an 8/10 rating (via Imdb), Kamisama Hajimemashita, also known as Kamisama Kiss in the U.S., has gained more fame with its intense humor and supernatural creatures. Following the manga and the first season, the mystical anime is set for season two. Beginning January 5th, 2015, Kamisama Hajimemashita kicks off this year with all-new storyline and excitement. Not to worry, though, the anime will still have the same characters and voices the fans have become familiar with plus a few new additions. Also, there’s a new opening theme, just as expected, with the same Japanese singer Hanae; it’s catchy and sweet-sounding, similar to the previous ones.
WARNING: SPOILER AHEAD
This humorously sweet season two starts off with Tomoe’s reminiscence including a mysteriously unknown character and the wonderful humor fans came to highly enjoy in the first season. Otohiko makes a flamoboyant appearance, only to doubt Nanami once again of her capabilities to fulfill the duty of a land god that Mikage once left her. He informs Nanami about the meeting for gods that run every October in Izumo. He tells her that she should take the seat in place of Mikage. Otohiko then asks Nanami to pass a test he will give her. If she passes, she’ll be able to go. He tasks her to raise a shikigami, a child-like spirit similar to a familiar. He hands her the egg and walks off while Nanami tries to supposedly protect and raise the shikigami correctly. The shikigami is stepped on as an egg and is born as a tiny baby monkey. Nanami spends the rest of the episode trying to fulfill her duties as she always tried before, only using her white talismans. Later on, as she’s protecting it, miasma from her has made the shikigami ill. Otohiko informs her that the tiny shikigami will be her “talismans” that will lend her the power she most desires. The episode ends with her naming the shikigami “Mamoru,” a shikigami that can work against all evil.
Fans of the original Japanese voices or people that are able to keep up with the subtitles, or if you’re lucky enough to understand Japanese, will surely be pleased whether they’re watching the first season or beginning the second season. On the other hand, people who can only watch anime with English dubs may not be so pleased to hear that the dubbed version of this anime is not available, and may take several months to a year upon release.
This brand new anime is set to stream from Funimation, a popular anime distributor, every Monday starting January 5th, 2015. Looks like things are about to get even more interesting!