<Where Happiness Lies>
Oh my this episode is hilarious. To link to the title, my happiness lies in watching comedies like this. It starts off with Yato in his dream, where he has lots of followers known as “Yatoites”. His daydreams are always so amusing. So was seeing Yukine kicking him down the stairs. The next day, Hiyori tries to persuade Yato to finally get on with her request since he has Yukine as his Regalia now. Yato finally gets serious for a moment and tells her there’s someone she has to meet.
Yato has a ‘girlfriend’ who likes him a lot. Maybe she doesn’t mind being a “Yatoite”. So Kofuku is the person that Yato wants to introduce to Hiyori and Yukine? Perhaps he’s trying to prove that there are actually girls who like him and he’s not despised by everybody the way Hiyori and Yukine seem to. Kofuku is actually a goddess and she has a Regalia who is mistaken as her husband at first. The first meeting between the four of them is hilarious.
Yato gets a phone call for a new job. Once he arrived, he accidentally knocked down the client, causing him to fall off the building. Noragami’s comedy strikes again. Yato and his client actually have the time for introductions while falling off the building. Seriously, you guys? Shouldn’t you be more concerned at the fact that you’re really going to die? It’s apparently such a long fall that the client has enough time to talk about his story. (Not that I mind how it isn’t realistic. Comedies don’t always involve being realistic.) The client talks about how he became bankrupt due to a girl he likes. He shows Yato her photo and it turns out that she’s Kofuku. The only way to help the client is to severe his ties with Kofuku, which he hesitantly does.
So, Kofuku is the god of poverty? It later makes sense that she does fit the description given by the client. She’s usually kept at home because she causes trouble every time she goes out.
Nearing the end of the episode, we get to see the darker side of Noragami. Kofuku tells Hiyori that Yato has killed people before. So that’s why there was another version of Yato in the opening song. It reminds me that Noragami isn’t only about funny moments and Yato’s jobs. There’s a deeper meaning to it which lies in Yato’s past.
I don’t believe that Yato is a bad character. If he did kill people in the past, he was probably left with no choice. His former Regalia, Nora, definitely played a big part of it. I’m sure that she was Yato’s Regalia at that time. Perhaps she was the cause for everything that happened in the past.
On a side note, Yato’s relationship with Hiyori and Yukine have improved by the end of the episode. That’s nice to know. I love the interactions between the trio. Hiyori’s comment is slightly odd or does that mean she somehow has a crush on Yato now? Too bad I have to wait for another week until I get to watch the next episode. With the darkness within Noragami creeping in, things are getting much more interesting. A good balance between comedy, action and a dark plot? Noragami is now officially my favourite anime this season.
Watch Noragami episode 4 at http://www.animeultima.tv/Noragami-episode-4-english-subbed/