Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kamichu Volume 3 Discovery|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Geneon Entertainment Release Date: 10/17/2006
HELPING PEOPLE AND SPIRITS
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 12/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yurie has gotten a bit more used to being a god than in previous volumes, and for the most part she continues to hear prayers and help people. But she's still on a learning curve when it comes to differentiating between what people want and what they NEED. If gods answered every single prayer, then humans wouldn't do anything for themselves. Even other spirits ask Yurie for aid. For example, the spirit of a fishing boat travels to Japan because the soul of the great WWII battleship Yamato wants to go home. School is a theme of two other episodes on Volume 3, one earthly and one godly. Yurie runs reluctantly for student president (pushed by Matsuri) and learns that even a god has to compete with a rival candidate! Then she transfers to another school for a month to be close to a god convention and finds it's hard to make friends. The last episode on the disk deals with Matsuri's cute little sister, Miko, who runs away with Yurie's brother. Yurie and the others think they might have eloped!
Kamichu is a passionate and gentle rendering of what would happen if a good-hearted person became a god. I really love the characters on this show because none of them ever give in to their darker urges (except Matsuri slightly). Over emotional content is kept to a minimum and instead the writer focuses on how humans can be helped without resorting to a welfare state with Yurie at its apex. I think it's cool that even though Yurie has all these powers, she still wants to live a normal teenager's life, attending school and falling in love. The voice acting is great and the animation is feature film quality. Awesome show!
If you like this show, check out the anime Ah My Goddess! For an opposite take on this theme, I would recommend the Death Note manga.