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Shoujo romances where the protagonist gains some divine powers are not exactly under-represented in anime and manga – I reviewed one such series, Kamisama Hajimemashita, a while back – and as a result it’s rather difficult for them to bring something genuinely original to the table. Many series don’t even try, instead relishing in the tropes and clichés of that particular sub-sub-genre. But that’s not to say that quality can’t exist within that restrictive space, and even when fairly predictable they can still offer something to make it worthwhile. It was through that that Kamisama Hajimemashita was able to stand out and make a name for itself, after all.

It was within this context, and with these expectations, that I entered Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. It’s not as if the premise had much to promise; middle-school girl who is largely unexceptional and fairly clumsy has a crush on a popular guy but can’t express her feelings, but one day meets a deity who tries to help her by granting her the power to change forms. It’s a setup that would be most surprising if it did anything to surprise. But of course none of this means it will be bad; to presume as such would be unfair, at the very least.

Involving yourselves with any sort of divine power is always cause for worry

Involving yourselves with any sort of divine power is always cause for worry

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