Somali and the Forest Spirit

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4.7
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  • 34 out of 39 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing Human About It
    Right from the first episode you're presented with pleasing, if strange, scenery. The entire environment is intent on being both mystical and different from our own. As an example; It's not just a cat, it's a cat with multiple tails. That being said, it's a fantasy world similar to Made in Abyss, in that everything is strange and wondrous.

    The main character characters' dynamic feels ...
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  • 24 out of 24 people found this review helpful:
    The best parent/child type anime in ages
    This kind of anime has a warm special place in my heart. But it's hard to find a parent/young child anime that doesn't have creepy undertones. You know the type, the ones that make you try to convince yourself they are pure and innocent, only to discover later that the story was always heading toward a romantic relationship, tainting the entire experience. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like that is ...
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  • 12 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    You need to watch this show
    Somali and the Forest Spirit has a lot of promise after I have viewed the first episode. It presents an interesting and beautiful world. It put a smile on my face anytime Somali did anything. The thing I love the most about this show has to be the dynamic between Somali and the Golem. You have to watch this show.
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  • 11 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Large dose of cute here.
    Cute, cute, cute. Holy smokes. If this little girl doesn't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will. Yes, I will be back next week for more. And I want lo learn more about the Golem. (Kind of like a 'tin man' that actually does have a heart.)
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    BEST DAD OF 2020 Change My Mind
    I normally wait until watching three episodes of a show before rating it, BUT Somali and the Forest Spirit is one of those shows that's just so sweet and wholesome, I was in love after episode one. When a Golem finds a shackled human child (Somali) in his forest, he embarks upon a journey to return her to her own kind. In a world where humans were hunted nearly to extinction, he hides the child's ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Not surprised that this show was going to be really good.
    Wow, the first time I saw this I knew that this was going to be a good show. And I was correct. The first episode already got me hooked with it's beautiful, gorgeous art and unique animals and creatures. The character design for each of them is wonderful. And The Golem, he's a very nice character. Great design, a good personality to match him, and a great unexpected, secret ability. The anime just ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful start for the show
    This show is off to a wonderful start. Gorgeous art, a compelling environment and backstory, and two instantly relatable and sympathetic characters. Somali is sweet and endearing; the Golem is, already, a tragic hero in the making. The story is certain to be a tearjerker, but it looks like the journey may be worth it.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely Beautiful
    A warm, emotion-packed show. Each episode is beautifully animated and full of personality, making you laugh, cry, and smile. The characters are well developed and unique. The story succeeds in explaining some of the backstories and has deeper themes, making this a great show for all. This is a must-watch.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely Beautiful
    This is the first anime, and to be honest, show I've watched that actually made me really feel something and made me really care about the characters. I just finished the first season and I really hope it isn't the last, I just want so much more of Somali's adventures with all of her friends and Golem dad. I love this show so much and I hope most, if not everyone gives it a watch and enjoys it, it ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Good, but not great.
    It's more about character growth than it is the plot. Over the entire season, you learn a little more about the past and the world itself, but nothing is really gained in terms of the progression of the story. Lots of feel-good moments and good writing. I would watch another season if it happens.
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