I just watched episode 4 of Kamisama Kazoku, and I have to say that I’m really happy with the ending that this anime got. Wait. We’re on episode 4!? I half expected Kyon to jump in and yell “No, this is episode 13!” They better not be pulling any of this Haruhi Suzumiya episode shuffling crap on us!
The episode starts out with Samatarou being turned into a human. Note that his dad says he can’t be changed back… We catch a glimpse of what it’s like to be human. You have to wait at red lights and you get hungry when you don’t eat. Yeah, life is tough.
Worst of all is that Tenko has gone AWOL! *Darth Vader: NOOOO!!!* Samatarou finally figures it out, and instead of asking new hotness (what’s her name again?) for her digits, he asks her where Tenko is. Very smooth…
Then Samatarou visits the angel shop where Tenko wanted the music box and meets the male eroge version of Tenko. I guess she’s Tenko, but doesn’t realize it. They go after transfer girl, but I think at this point, Samatarou just wants to tell her to get the hell outta this anime so it can turn into the Tenko + Samatarou show
Samatarou returns home, where his family is back to normal, and Tenko apparently doesn’t remember a thing about what just happened. Wait, I thought Samatarou couldn’t go back to being a god!
Samatarou gives Tenko her two presents, and they both live happily ever after. Deshou!?
I really don’t know what else there is for this anime to show us. Episode 4 was a pretty damn good final episode. Tenko wins, annoying girl leaves, and there’s even a kiss! That’s the anime equivalent of getting married! I guess we’ll have to wait around to see what happens next, but seriously, I’m so confused right now. Though if there’s still 9 more episodes of pure Tenko anime goodness, I’ll be pretty happy with that.