With its airing, Binbougami ga! goes straight into a top spot of the season – original slapstick comedy is still possible it seems, and this series spins the roulette at every opportunity as enthusiastically as can be.
There’s certainly no shortage of personality within this series – everything has a rapidly executed, character propelled spin. The “God of Poverty” is called upon within a nether realm by an apparently dominant entity – and they request that this master of poverty go deal with a certain individual pictured on a photograph they’ve been given for reference. The poverty queen isn’t looking too lively or up for any sort of physical activity – yet taking a glance at the photo, she becomes infuriated that the bishoujo seen in the portrait has such ample oppai.
Whimsicality is prevalent throughout this anime, and that’s as the characters think for themselves – they’re not acting in accordance to some predetermined trope standards, they do whatever, and the series adapts to meet their eccentricity.
And with the deity of poverty on her way to meet our other heroine in a spiteful jealousy, we’re taken to that very heroine in question – unlike the poverty queen, our regular human girl is very well-proportioned in the upper body. Seeing a glimpse of her school life, she’s apparently wealthy and ultra perfect – living a typical highschool life in a manner of sparkly majesty, with all the males worshiping the ground she spits on. She doesn’t hold back either, laughing at all those who enviously gossip about her as they simply fail to meet her grace.
An electrifying transition, our busty bishoujo human first encounters the poverty princess as she steps out a restroom stall to find a body hanging like a tortured victim. While already in motion, the series’ basic mood escalates into an even greater hyped adrenaline as the situation carries on with the deity of flat chested poverty attempting to relay the matter with the bosomy human – the issue is that our voluptuous bishoujo has an excess of “fortune”, an abundance unnatural for any human, and it’s somehow sipping away the “fortune” from those around her.
As everyone around her loses fortune, that of course means tragedy awaits for them – and this holds true specifically to a few whom our human heroine holds dear. A solution to combat any misery from falling upon others is for the stacked human to give up some of her excess fortune – yet this would mean in turn that she’d no longer be so flawless and idolized. And thus, there is conflict between our two heroines – resulting in madness simply exquisite in presentation and execution.
The visuals are highly reactive in this series – shapes, lines, and other elements all transform dynamically on a per scene basis in order to deliver the most emphasized, grandiosely exaggerated moment imaginable in relevance to current scenario unfolding. For instance, in the frame above, one can notice the fine lines – everything illustrated to an impeccable state in order to likewise reflect the haughty heroine. Yet looking through several of the imagery below, one can see at the more shocking moments, lines become thick and full of impact.
One doesn’t have to second guess the story on the surface in this series, it’s direct in that respect – yet there’s a vast variety of gags and references underneath which not all may catch, portrayed to graphics which move like TV static as above mentioned. It’s basically a ballet of energy.
There’s a constant shuffling of style for the sole purpose of amusement – if a character is speaking one way, they may simply start up a funny accent for no reason other than such is possible, and this couldn’t be any more fantastic. The built heroine contributes to the comedy by means of her normal personality – a hint of arrogance, with an nondiscriminatory attitude of confidence which speaks whatever it wills. All the while, the poverty queen, keeping true to her own persona, rips out gags from every direction – and all part of her normal demeanor.
A significant detail as to why this series is so gratifyingly excellent is that it doesn’t entertain on a single, but several levels – the visuals, comedy, side-story, main story, and more, it’s a massive party of masterfully assembled aspects.
Two tiers of plot are introduced in this episode, the first being the main tale, and the second is a totally legitimate episodic packed with many true and teary eyed emotions which do marvelously in developing both our characters. Our heroine’s beloved butler, a man who is both like a mother and father to our heroine, falls ill.
When he does, one will see the inner-kindness of the deity of poverty – as well as the surprisingly considerate side of our seemingly otherwise pompous human heroine. And impressively, this mini-tale regarding the butler transpires without any slapstick interruptions. In other words, this series expertly balances multiple plates – and it ensures not to get them mixed. Even with the heavy humor, it’s kept out where it doesn’t belong – resulting in that one won’t fell anything but truly overwhelmed as the series so desires.
For the finale, the series still couldn’t be any more spectacular – the conclusion is ideal as after the butler side-story is taken care of in a very heartwarming manner, the remaining closure is one which sees our pettanko ruler of poverty finding a home with our plump chested human heroine, meaning the two still have quite a grand adventure of all this wonderful humor, and childish contesting, still awaiting them.