Review: “The Everyday Tales of a Cat God” Complete Series (TV Series)

Everyday Tales Of A Cat God - Nekogami Yaoyorozu - Anime - Review - NIS America - Premium Edition Blu-ray Set

Details:

  • Title: “The Everyday Tales of a Cat God” Complete Series
  • Series: “The Everyday Tales of a Cat God” (Nekogami Yaoyorozu)
  • Creator: FLIPFLOPS
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice-of-Life
  • Format: Premium Edition Blu-ray set
  • Description:
      • “Mayu is a cat god, but she is no ordinary god. She has been cast down from the heavens and is now doomed to suffer on Earth…because she just could not stop getting into trouble! One day, she is taken in by the earnest and kind Yuzu, who owns an antiques shop called “Antiques Unlimited.” Yuzu quickly learns that Mayu’s godly level of laziness knows no bounds…” – NIS America
  • Contents:
      • 2 DVD, 2 Blu-ray  disc set (Episodes 1 – 12 + 1 OVA)
      • Full Color, Hardcover Artbook (Approx. 11″ x 7″)
  • Publisher: NIS America
  • MSRP: $64.99
  • Purchase: “The Everyday Tales of a Cat God” Premium Edition Blu-ray Set (Amazon)
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Review:
      • “Everyday Tales of a Cat God” is a good family friendly series filled with stories that are often child-like in their simplicity.   Although the “Cat God” isn’t completely free of potentially questionable material, such as a yuri love triangle and a shrine god that’s obsessed with the idea of girls’ breasts “falling out,” even these elements, while worth mentioning, are so tame that they’re practically inconsequential to all but the most prudish of viewers.  Overall, the entire series is just one lighthearted romp after another.

The “Premium Edition” release of “Everyday Tales of a Cat God” is a two disc Blu-ray set that comes in an illustrated album-size slipcase along with a thirty-two page hardback art book/episode guide.  While the book doesn’t offer much beyond brief episode synopsis’ and some pretty art pics, videogame fans should make sure to take the time to watch all seven of the bonus episodes located in the “Extras” section of Disc One.  Each these hilarious mini-episodes does an absolutely wonderful job of capturing both the silliness of the series itself while simultaneously lampooning a variety of common videogame conventions and genres.

While it may not have anything to more substantial to offer than plenty of laughter and lots of good cheer throughout its twelve episode run, that’s okay, because what it lacks in depth, “Everyday Tales of a Cat God”  more than makes up for in charm and innocence.

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