Fall 08: 「Kannagi」 Impressions

Good adaptation is good! I’m glad to say this episode was just as enjoyable as the manga was and maybe even better! They did change the sequence of events from the original manga a bit, but it doesn’t detract from the enjoyment and actually quite much makes it a bit more funnier too.

Tomatsu Haruka is doing a good job as Nagi. Now I know why j1mone likes her so much. Not only does she voice well, she also sings good too! The OP and ED sure did a good job to showcase her vocal talents.

The OP, motto☆派手にね!, is an catchy pop tune which is fittingly accompanied with footage of Nagi singing on stage and uh, pursuing a career in entertainment. I’ll say this is best OP for this season yet, in terms of the vocal and visual synergy.

The ED, 産巣日の時, is at the different end of the spectrum from the OP; it’s a slow, gentle lullaby song, accompanied by calming night footage of the holy tree and a zoom-out of Nagi and Jin, another good synergy between vocals and visuals. I really liked both the songs and now I’m thoroughly pumped for the singles release.

Tomatsu-chan also brings Nagi to life well, capturing the essence of her character well. Hiro Shimono also does a good job as her foil, playing Mikuriya Jin, and it’s not a surprise since he’s pretty well acquainted with roles such as these already. It was sure LOL to watch Nagi’s crazy reactions to Jin’s matter-of-fact explanations. Bishoujo Tochigami Nagi FTW!

Overall, I’m liking the series already, and it only gets better as soon as Zange-chan appears. Hanazawa Kana! \o/










  1. Shiro Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

    Not to mention that the character designs is up for rejoice unlike what happened to Toradora.

  2. Westlo Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 9:01 pm

    Awesome another follower of Zange chan! *is pissed that the credits cover up her wink in the OP* Should see Zange in ep 3 or 4 ^^

  3. Shin Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

    I like how you screencap that dude’s ass and not one of when he was looking at her cleavage, hehe.

  4. Avisch Said,

    October 6, 2008 @ 11:02 am

    Kuro. Your first paragraph sums up my feelings on this EXACTLY.
    Heh apparently I had forgotten how the manga had everything play out. But I still realized it as good.

    Tomatsu Haruka did do a great job. I was really surprised because I was worried she would use her regular deep voice for Nagi (though Nagi’s visually does not look like she would have that voice). So it looks like she;s articulate aswell.

    Hiro Shimono was great in ef. And it looks as if he transferred that greatness over here too.

  5. Shiro Said,

    October 6, 2008 @ 11:39 am

    Shin: Nagi-sama’s cleavage wasn’t that interesting to look at to begin with, XD

    that dude’s ass screencap is rare somehow. :3

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