This is the 10th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen in the last few weeks like Kino’s Journey, My Hero Academia, One Piece and many more. Click on the play button above to start the podcast! Or if you prefer, you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts, just click here to add us to your favorite app! You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!
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Below, you’ll find links to all the anime we mentioned in the podcast.
Initial Reaction: I really like this and I’m excited to watch the rest of it.
I really like the way this anime started out. There was a bit of backstory without it being boring or droning on about a character we know nothing about yet. The character is also very realistic and practical to be in an anime and I feel like that will be an asset considering the universe she’s in.
The main character is a girl named Aoi and she can she ayakashi – or spirits. Some of them are nice and some of them are not. She gets left at a young age by her mother for being able to see them, and her grandfather – who can also see ayakashi – takes her in. He raises her, and she loves him dearly. Fast forward to her older years (upper teen or maybe even 20?) and her grandfather passes away. 2 days later she’s kidnapped by an Ogre king and whisked away to the land of ayakashi to be his bride in order to pay off her grandfather’s debt to him.
Obviously, she doesn’t just go along with this, which is why I feel like she’s more practical than most other anime characters. She’s also wary of things that are too good to be true, which makes her likable as well. She appears to have a bit of common sense.
She ends up meeting an ayakashi that is a nine-tailed fox (shocker) and makes friends of him. She decides to open up a restaurant to make money to pay back her grandfather’s debt and the fox is the one who gives her the idea. It was interesting and funny and enjoyable to watch. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens between the fox, the ogre, and the human girl.