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It's Kyoto, and yet it is not.

A microcosm of peculiar origins, "Mirror Kyoto".

A small incident causes a young girl, Koto, to wander into this world.

She runs into a mysterious monk, gets chased around by a tech-obsessed girl, and heartily enjoys her chaotic and colorful new life, but meanwhile, out of sight, a certain plan is being set into motion…

In this mysterious city where spirits and humans have been thrown together, the festivities are about to begin!
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ONA one-shot series released on December 6, 2011.
Animated by Toei Animation
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:2508#628]
(Part of one episode watched):

This looked like a silly show, and something new, so I gladly downloaded it. But I was sorely disappointed; Kyousogiga does not make the slightest bit of sense. There is no explanation whatsoever, just crazy hijinx take off running but the viewer has absolutely no idea what is going on. You would think that rule number one of storytelling would be to present the story in a manner which people can understand, but apparently not. This reminded me of something Gainax would have made, with wholesale insanity but little or no explanation; sort of like FLCL, except that made enough sense for the viewer to get a tenuous grip on the storyline. Such is not the case here. Why should I give a damn if you're not even going to take the trouble to let me know what's going on? The best I could grasp was something about 'evil spirits' being 'despatched'. I can't say if this was supposed to be pure comedy or action comedy. As I have said before, my theory of comedy is that things are funny when they are unexpected but make sense in an unexpected way. Everything about Kyousogiga is unexpected, but with no frame of reference to work from, nothing at all makes sense. After a few minutes I began fast-forwarding to see if the show would settle into a less bewildering mode later on, but as far as I can tell it never did.

Last updated Tuesday, December 13 2011. Created Tuesday, December 13 2011.
Watch 9 9 7 6 5 Ggultra2764 [series:2508#1552]
Ugh, yet another one-shot title that tries in vain to create a vast world within its limited running time of 25 minutes. The premise for this type of series with Kyousogiga would seem so much better if it were a longer-running series to elaborate on things within its world. As it is, the series mixes supernatural elements, manic comedy, crazy action sequences and trying to make the viewer curious over the mysterious connections that Koto has with a bunch of spirits desiring to use her for mysterious means. Yet 25 minutes just isn't enough to explore everything within the bizarre alternate Kyoto that Kyousogiga exposes me to and what makes Koto so special. Kyousogiga seems more eye-candy with what it delivers than trying to express anything meaningful with its world.

Last updated Thursday, December 08 2011. Created Thursday, December 08 2011.

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