Kanoko appeared to have made her home in Kyoto, and we know why! Everyone in Kanoko’s immediate vicinity is aware of this. Almost everyone, in fact! Deaimon Episode 8 introduces us to Nagomu and the beginning of her story. In this review, we’ll find out more!
Deaimon Episode 8 Overview
Deaimon is a slice-of-life, gourmet, and drama anime about a Japanese confectionary. After ten years away, a man returns home to take care of his father’s shop and his father’s deteriorating health. He is taken aback to discover a young girl working there, who is rumoured to be the shop’s heir. The anime depicts their daily interactions as well as their various journeys that led them to this traditional sweets shop in Kyoto. Deaimon is based on Rin Asano’s manga series.
Studio Encourage Films is directing the anime adaptation, which has previously worked on Etotama, Hitorijime My Hero, and Isekai Cheat Magician. The show is directed by Fumitoshi Oizaki (A Centaur’s Life, Etotama), with script supervision by Reiko Yoshida (Blue Period, A Silent Voice), and character design and animation supervision by Sakae Shibuya (Girl Friend Note, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood).
Deaimon Episode 8 Review does not contain any spoilers
Deaimon Episode 8 Review- Emotional Ride Into The Past
In the previous episode, a new addition to the cast was a fantastic move for the series. We had seen many workers from the local sweets shop of various ages up until that point. They all appeared to be good, hardworking people who were good at what they did (well, Nagomu is getting there). Hiiro’s introduction demonstrated that, like any other field, mastering wagashi is a difficult task. Because she is a perfectionist, she finds it difficult to continue learning a skill that takes years to master. Not everyone in this business is a gifted, patient magician.
We were able to gain some insight into Nagomu’s thinking through various interactions during the wagashi-making workshop. Whatever the situation, we know he is always smiling. His inner thoughts aren’t always revealed, such as how he might have felt when Itsuka was named heir to the shop or when his parents constantly chastised him. His nonjudgmental and helpful personality, on the other hand, helps him bond with almost everyone he meets. This episode only adds to that argument. Kanoko’s memories of her time in Tokyo with Nagomu are presented to us, and they are lovely!
The story of our main couple in a flashback memory was the focus of Deaimon Episode 8. Although Deaimon is not a romance anime, the story between Nagomu and Kanoko is so well written that it could easily be mistaken for one. It’s a solid foundation on which to build a relationship. Their breakup was caused by a misunderstanding, and Kanoko appears to be trying to put things right. This patch-up seems to be taking forever, but this is a slow-burning series, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
The story of the main couple revealed in Deaimon Episode 8 was beautifully animated. Everything in the story flowed smoothly, from their first chance meeting to showing their gradual progress in their relationship to the abrupt ending. The breakup was necessary for both of them to see the big picture and grow out of some bad habits in order to stay together in the long run. With smooth music playing in the background, the memories had a vintage-tinted colour scheme. The time Kanoko and Nagomu spent together was not expressed in words, but rather through a background sound that touched our hearts.
It wasn’t all heartfelt old memories in this episode. In Deaimon Episode 8, we got a good dose of comedy. Nagomu’s band is shown a few times. Its origin story is both amusing and moving. Even though the band is no longer together, the members have a strong bond, as shown in this Deaimon episode. In the comic scenes, the chestnut headgear plays an important role and eventually becomes a symbol of friendship. The full version of the opening theme song was also released this week, adding to the already fantastic episode.
Deaimon Episode 8 struck the perfect balance between emotional and comedic storytelling. We progress in the story from general character development/awareness to smooth autumn-themed animations and sweets, all accompanied by great music and songs throughout the episode.