After the death of his parents, Yuuto Amakawa lives a pretty ordinary life in the city. The only problem he has to worry about while attending school alongside Rinko, his next-door neighbor, is his cat allergies. That all changes on his sixteenth birthday, when an Ayakashi—a supernatural creature—attacks him for the sins of his ancestors. Luckily, he is saved by Himari, a mysterious cat-woman with a sword, who explains that Yuuto is the scion of a family of demon-slayers, and she is there to protect him now that the charm that kept him hidden from the supernatural forces of the world has lost its power. Omamori Himari chronicles Yuuto’s dealings with the various forces of the supernatural world, as well as the growing number of women that show up on his doorstep, each with their own dark desires. Will Yuuto be able to adjust to his new “exciting” environment? Or will the ghost of his (ancestor’s) past catch up with him? – My Anime List
Based on 7 review scores:
Unlike many other ecchi anime, the producers of Omamori Himari seemed to actually have put in effort to the storyline
My Anime List
All-in-all without discriminating the show from the seiyuu, Omamori Himari is a worthwhile anime to watch. From the producers ZEXCS(who gave us Regios, Rental Magica and *vomit* Da Capo), here’s hoping they don’t stuff this one and give us a bad ending, or in Makoto’s term a “nice boat”….
Anime News Network
This was by no means a terrible series; indeed it grew on me as I watched more episodes; it did have rather too much fan service though; it often seemed as if the creators were more keen to show of the female character’s body’s than they were to progress the story. Nothing too explicit was shown although some scenes were clearly censored so a DVD release is likely to show more. The characters were fairly fun; I particularly liked Himari and Lizlet; the later is a demon that prefers making tea to fighting! These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles
An unremarkable shonen series with weak gimmicks that don’t make it any better. Add a star if you like fan service or cat girls.
The Nihon Review
By the time I finished the series, I couldn’t help but to feel used. Even merchandising extravaganzas like the children’s shows Tensou Sentai Goseiger and Kamen Rider Double/W come off as more satisfying and less exploitative. The creators of Omamori Himari must be a cynical bunch. This anime seems to be produced under the assumption that anime fans are slaves to “the IKEA nesting instinct,” where we will succumb to whatever has the most abundant assortment of tropes, rather than how such elements come together. It’s the lowest form in consumerist exploitation and it is, in every sense of the word, “safe”. It’s too harmless to be offensive and yet so harmless that that in of itself turns out to be offensive.