Twelve Days of Anime #07 – Beware the God of Flatness!


While Haiyore! Nyaruko-San was a good gag series, it often lacked the right jokes to make everyone laugh, often relying heavily upon the referential nature of its humour and numerous references. Bimbougami Ga does exactly the same but in a better way and it just worked. The humour was helped because the main characters Ichiko and Momiji were fundamentally unlikable and often incredibly arrogant. Despite this they were both great characters to watch and the series revolved around the constant arguing that took place whenever they were in the same room. For me the series was even funnier when it becomes clear that despite their constant bickering, Momiji and Ichiko actually see each other as friends even though they would never admit it.  

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3 Responses to Twelve Days of Anime #07 – Beware the God of Flatness!

  1. windyturnip says:

    The comparison between this and Haiyore! Nyaruko-San was prevalent before the show even aired. It kind of ended up being a dumbed down version as far references go which made it a bit more accessible to the average viewer. I could have done without the melodrama though.

    • illogicalzen says:

      I liked Bimbougami Ga and Haiyore Nyaruko-san, but in terms of accessibility Bimbougami was certainly the better and arguably easier to watch, although I disagree with it being dumbed down, instead I feel that the references were used strategically rather that throwing them all at the audience. I do prefer Bimbougami largely because the central pairing of Ichiko and Momiji was so much fun to watch and of course the story is built around their growing relationship. I rather enjoyed the drama as well and I think its another reason why I prefer Bimbougami Ga to Haiyore, with the added drama there is the possibility for a far broader story rather than just a series of comedy sketches. Many would disagree, but ive never been put off by drama, unless its of the absurdly melodramatic variety that you find in many shoujo.

  2. Overlord-G says:

    Since you know I’m not an APA style writer or editorial writer at all, I’ll bore you with a simplistic response to how I felt about this show.

    I got multiple orgasms thanks to Tittyko’s anger. Every time Kana Hanazawa unleashed her angry voice, the raging otaku boner could not be held back. That woman made me a masochist. I can’t decide whether Senjougahara or Tittyko’s the best at masochistic eroticism.

    Momiji’s no slouch in the looks department either. She, along with Chihaya Ayase prove that flat is just as hot as busty.

    Now for a simpler answer, Binbougami-ga’s casting and excellent parodying are what made it one of the best comedies of 2012 next to “Macho Nichijou.” The other messages the show had to share were nothing new (Tittyko being an arrogant bishoujo on the outside but a lonely girl who has hard time making friends on the inside largely due in part to her classmates being dicks and other minor reasons) but they add more frosting to an already delicious cake.

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