KimiAru 01

Kimiaru

Mmmm fanservice first thing in the morning.

Ren and Mihato Uesugi run away from their abusive father to seek their prospects in Nanahama (Yokohama) City. Their failure to find jobs leaves them worried until Ren helps out a young girl, Kuonji Miyu, fainting at the street from heatstroke. The siblings bring her home and find out that she’s actually incredibly rich. Invited over for dinner, Ren somehow gets in to trouble with the butler head, Taisa, and his sister takes the opportunity to get themselves employed at the Kuonji household, but they’ll have to pass a one week trial period first.

Yay, one of the more anticipated shows for me this season has started. Somehow, I still can’t really imagine Seki Tomokazu as a butler, but this is just only the first episode and he was mainly using his “nekketsu” voice heh. Mihato is kinda lol too, with her “49 Secret Tools” and that scheming side of hers, because I thought she’s the “kindly” onee-san type, but it seems she’s got a real practical side too XD. I could imagine her saying “KEIKAKU DOORI” at the point she took the opportunity to get themselves hired.

Main attraction for me this show is definitely, Shinra Kuonji, voiced by the ever-awesome Itou Shizuka. Shinra-sama = Matured up version of Hinagiku that loves sekuhara, ’nuff said XD. Gotta love her way of calling Miyu a “rori and freeter” and her penchant for “cute things”. Surprisingly also, Kuonji Miyu is pretty likable for me, and Yuka Goto voices that capricious character really well, proving her voice talents. Oh btw, Kuonji Miyu = Nagi XD.

One thing I can’t shake off is how they’re somewhat copying off Hayate no Gotoku, in terms of presentation style at points and the whole setup. I really hope they will establish their own identity and feel instead, but so far the show is doing enough to pique my interest for the next one. Also, they seem to be saving a hell lot of budget in the crowd scenes, but it’s acceptable I guess.

9 Comments

  1. T_I Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    It’s more like He is my Master, actually…

    on another note, the family name is Kuonji, not Shinra

  2. Leonunge Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    Even if its a copy i would pick KimiAru over Hayate no Gotoku any day but thats because im bias towards h-games adaptations :P ,anyways i agree with T_I

    Thanks for the summary =)

  3. Chumara Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

    I was definitely looking forward to this series as well, now that I’m home I think i’ll watch it now…

  4. TehShien Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    Ah, I thought I recognized this one. I remember stumbling over the site for the game not very long ago : ) Can’t remember the name of the soft house though…ah well, Natose is my fav so far…

  5. Mentar Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

    Er, no ^_^; … Miyu definitely is NOT Nagi. You’ll find out soonish. In a way, Miyu is the most mature and reasonable character of them all, which is pretty much the opposite of Nagi.

    Good start, now let’s see how they keep it up!

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

    Well, Miyu really reminds me of Nagi, with the twintails, the genius IQ and the stubborn attitude of hers.

    Well, this show is definitely promising, sure hope they’ll make it awesome.

  7. Shin Said,

    January 10, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

    lawled at the yaranaika? scene

  8. Phuong Said,

    January 11, 2008 @ 10:19 am

    I just had to LOL at the Hayate ref they made in the preview. That was jokes.

  9. Syaoran Li Said,

    January 11, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

    I knew Tomokazu Seki was on this show, I already knew it, but still I recognize his Voice since the moment he cough to enter Shinra-sama’s room. Good look for him on this series, he’s using his not-so-serious voice on this one, like Keinichi’s or Pier’s.

    But what really made me LOL was Himato’s statement when that guy tried to hit on her “I have a brother complex”. Kudos for that sentence, seriously, what’s with Japan and their incest, not that it bothers me; just wondering.

    Another series to look forward every week.

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