Aliases: Kamisama ni Natta Hi Studio: PA Works Adaptation: Original Genres: Drama, Fantasy Episodes: 12 Release Date: Oct 11, 2020 to Dec 27, 2020 Streaming: FUNimation,
Plot: Yota Narukami had a life to live—or at least he did until he meets young Hina, who declares the world will end in 30 days. Scorning her prophecy, he refutes her prediction but questions himself after seeing her abilities in action. Moving in, they find a common bond most unexpected. Is it true, is it really the end? More importantly, why did she pick him to spend their final moments together?
Welcome to The Day I Became a God review! This review will be mostly for the fans who are familiar with Jun Maeda/Key works. I won't spoil other anime or make too many comparisons. It's because mostly the folks who come to watch this show are due to Jun Maeda, the creator of popular anime series such as Clannad or Angel Beats. I find it a cruel irony on myself that I am cautious and not hype crazy for Dragon Ball Super and A Certain Magical Index. I did enjoy those two series but I knew they wouldn't deliver. However, I had hopes for The Day I Became a God.
The anime has some form of disguise. There are gods and some fantasy as Hina showcase there is something supernatural with her abilities and another character, Hiroto Suzuki. Later on, it was something else. Without spoilers, they removed that thing from Hina. The show comes in very predictable arcs as those who watched Jun Maede's anime adaptations or played them, it can feel rather empty. For me, I personally see the series divide in half: one is where Hina is a god and there are more comedic moments. The latter half deals with Hina losing her ability thus making her disabled. I find this phase interesting because the amount of detail in caring for Hina at a nursing facility suggests this was written from personal experience. Seeing a loved one changed drastically by a disability/disease (not sure which is more appropriate) is a very heartbreaking moment. The experience Yota goes through to win back Hina to his family and friends is the 2nd half by getting Hina through her disability and getting her to remember the summer memories. The second half doesn't hit hard twist but it does leave an impression should a viewer get attached to Hina and Yota.
The series' focus on Hina and Yota is pretty much the dominant screen time. Minor characters are forgettable. The people who operate on Hina and removing a "part of her" making her disable are not longer mentioned. The series feels a bit inconclusive or disconnected as Yota and the gang give up on finding Hina until Hiroto who served as a plot device reconnects them to Hina
For new fans, I do recommend it before you get into the better works of Jun Maeda.
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