Now this is my kind of sexy fantasy anime comedy with dialog largely fixated on its main character’s boobs (the specificity of that sub-genre is a sobering reminder of how long I’ve been writing these.)
Once again, it goes to show that almost anything can work in a show - - even excessive T&A - - as long as the material’s good. Just simply good. I can’t put my finger on why this worked so well when the likes of SEKIREI and NEEDLESS were such turn-offs. Maybe it’s because I can sense enough intelligence and self-awareness behind the humor; an understanding of exactly what it’s handling and how to best play with it.
(Go on and put your mind in the gutter for the last bit. That was totally intentional innuendo.)
Maybe I’m so much more receptive to this because bland rehashes of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and IT’S WONDERFUL LIFE are such a pet peeve for me. Putting aside the tedium of seeing the exact same story spun around over and over, I’ve always been put off by how the protagonist of those stories - - the self-interested smartass who needs to be redeemed - - typically forgets their own street sense for the sake of the Big Message. I’ve been waiting a very long time for such a character to turn the tables on her supernatural “intervention officer” the way our silven-haired friend does to the god of poverty in this episode.
The show’s also building off realer truths than the trite potboilers I allude to. The law of attraction is real, man! You have a positive attitude like this girl does, and positivity attracts to you - - and the inverse is just as true. So I got a special enjoyment out of watching her point out how stupid the whole "universe-balancing" downer is.
Last thing I’ve got to say is that a girl who can break out a monster dunk and a German suplex is my kind of gal. I’ll be checking out the rest of these episodes throughout the week, for sure.
Watch this episode, ""Are You Sure You Haven't Confused Being a God of Flat-brokeness with Being a God of Flat-chestedness?" here and decide for yourself.