Monday, April 10, 2017

A to Z Challenge 2017 -- Hisoka, Hatori Sohma, Hades #atozchallenge

In Kamigami no Asobi, Yui gets transported to a a school where she is forced to help Gods become more sympathetic to humans and to learn from her.

The Gods (also forced to be there) have their powers imprisoned so they are near human weak. Hades shackle is a pewter necklace with a skull and a ruby hanging from it.

 One of those Gods is Hades Aidoneus.  He is the most aloof and antisocial of the the Gods. He fears the curse that causes misfortune to those close to him. He warms to Yui when she shows him that she doesn't care about the curse.

He loves gazing at the stars through a telescope, and more than one scene in the anime has Yui finding him atop a hill by himself.


One of my most favorite sociopaths of the anime worlds comes from the Hunter X Hunter.
He is, of course, Hisoka Morow. You first meet him at the Hunter's Exam. Right off the bat, you find out that he killed an instructor during the last exam and was disqualified.

He has an insatiable need to find the strongest people to fight and gets aroused by it. He takes a liking to Gon (for his potential) and wants him as his prey.

He has no qualms about getting hurt and has literally had his arms cut off during a fight, but his use of his Nen powers Bungee Gum and Texture Surprise hid this fact from his opponent.

He is amoral, unpredictable, and an murdrous bloodlust that wants victims he deems 'unworthy'.


Hatori Sohma, the cursed doctor of Fruits Basket. This is a comedic reverse harem (one girl all guys) with serious moments. He is the dragon of the Chinese Zodiac cursed Sohmas. He turns into a sea horse whenever the opposite sex touches them.

He is blind in one eye from when their 'God' Akito attacked him when he asked for permission to marry. Finally, the horror of the memory became too much for Kana, and he used his powers to take the memory from her.

He comes off as cold and unfeeling, but he is very reserved even with closest friends/cousins Ayame and Shigore.


  1. I have to wonder who or what was powerful enough to strip Gods of their powers and make them attend a school.

    1. it's funny you should mention was someone who in one mythos is king of them. ;)

  2. Hello Fellow A-to-Zer! Interesting stuff-- and now I have some new anime/manga to check out, too. Thanks!
    Melanie Atherton Allen

    1. cool. i'm glad you enjoyed my post and you found new otaku-ness to binge in!

  3. An interesting mixture today - I think I'd like to talk with Hades, avoid Hisoka and I'm not sure about Hatori... :)
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - Dragon Diaries

    1. Yeah, I would agree if this was real life, but hatori isn't a bad man just very hurt and lonely. Akito has him on a really short leash.

  4. Gods being forced to go to school sounds pretty hilarious. As do the Bungee Gum and Texture Surprise powers hehehe. :D

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

    1. It was amusing to watch the poor human have to try to humanize these guys. But there were a lot of sweet and dark moments too.

      They do sound funny, but wielded by my favorite psychotic they can be very deadly.