Kamisama no Memo-chou 9 ~ the baseball episode
September 4, 2011
I have a low tolerance for filler episodes, so a one-off like episode 9, in which the cast of Kamisama no Memo-chou (God’s Notebook) gets together to play baseball against some yakuza isn’t high on my list of favorite shows I’ve seen this week. As with the earlier filler episode, the whole thing was rather implausible. The second best thing that can be said about it is that it is over in one episode.
The best thing that can be said, is that it was a very roundabout way of returning to the matter of Ayaka’s missing brother. Ayaka’s brother was mentioned missing from the very first episode. Ever since then I have been expecting this to become a plot point. Finally this episode ends with Ayaka being told her brother is nearby. This is quite good news, because I thought Ayaka was one of the most interesting characters in episode 1, and after that she has shrunk into the background. This sudden appearance, and the hints dropped right from the beginning make me think we are finally getting an Ayaka-focussed arc, and it will be the final arc of the show! It seems, like Nemo-san, the producers were holding back their strongest pitch for last.