15 June 2019 | WeAreLive
A very cute anime series
Since no one has reviewed this title ever since the last review on here which is from 13 February 2007. (Mind you I was in elementary school at the time when that was written) so I am very surprised that no one has reviewed this title from the past 12 years. Unless, if they did but IMDB, might have deleted their review because it is reported, too offensive or has hate speech. Or they might have reviewed it but they could have deleted later or ended their account.
Anyways, I think it is now my turn to share my opinion, plus a lot has happened in 12 years. Without further or due here is my review. After enjoying Fruit Basket I was looking for an anime which was similar but more lighted heart and I got what I was looking for.
Kamichu is about a young middle school girl called Yurie Hitosubashi, who suddenly, figures out that she has god powers. She tell her best friend Mitsue about her powers. Then a another girl by the name of Matsuri who runs a shrine with her younger sister, decides to become her manager. At the same time Yurie wants to confess to the boy she likes.
There is not really much story to the series it is basically just Yurie trying to grant everyone's wish and using her god powers. But, I still love it as it kind of reminds me of school life. I admit the first episode was a bit boring but as I watched the episodes got better and better.
The music was very good. The voice cast including Megan Taylor Harvey (who was actually 13-14 years old at the time when she voiced Yurie), Erika Lenhart (who has not done any anime ever since 2014 really did a good bring the best out of Yurie, Erika if you read this I hope to see you in more dubs someday), Stephanie Sheh (she brought the best out of the bossy Matsuri and can be heard on anime dubs even today) same with Johnny Yong Bosch (it was a surprising change hearing voice a cool headed character), Jessica D Stone (her name was credited as Jay d Stone cause at the time she voiced younger boys even as a child and because they were very secretive about her gender they gave her that name: she did a good job as Shoikichi) and of course Yuri Lowenthal (while I found him a weaker aspect of the dub, since his voice sounded too young as Yashima but his acting and performance made up for it). Other voice actors include Carrie Savage as Tama/poverty god, and of course Liam O' Brien, Hunter MacKenzie Austin and Sam Riegel as the Shika, Ino and Chou (the three messengers) pretty impressive range off all of them.
And people make excuses for hating on dubs. Major thanks to Patrick Setiz for directing this dub and getting someone who is actually close to Yurie's age rather then hiring someone to put on a fake kid voice.
If you like want to have a good slice of life, school, yo kai or supernatural anime I would definitely recomand it. choo choo choo