Directed by Yōichi Fujita (Gintama) Good Luck Girl! Binbogami Ga is relentlessly funny and fast paced from start to finish.
Ichiko Sakura (Brina Palencia – Psycho Pass) is a beautiful and large breasted school girl who is possessed of an extraordinary quantity of good luck. So much in fact that she has tipped the balance of happiness energy available in the world and has begun to drain the happiness of those around her.
This cannot be allowed to continue, so the powers that be dispatch a Poverty God by the name of Momiji (Colleen Clinkenbeard – One Piece) to take care of the situation. Her task is to remove Ichiko’s happiness energy (using various highly entertaining Poverty God artifacts designed to cause maximum pain to the victim) and thus prevent her from stealing any more from the people around her.
There’s only one problem with this plan, Ichiko is very happy with her life just the way it is. She places her own happiness way above anyone else’s and intends to keep it any way she can. When her man servant Suwano (Kent Williams) falls ill and almost dies as a result of her leeching his happiness, Momiji allows her to use the happiness energy she has removed from her to save him.
But her reluctance to make any other friends means Ichiko just isn’t getting the point. Momiji is forced to recruit a very mixed bag of assistants, including Momo’o (Todd Haberkorn), a dog deity with a penchant for bondage and Bobby the perverted monk.
And who could ever forget the Poop God. There are quite a few times while watching this that you marvel at just what you can get away with in an anime and still have it a 15 certificate.
Although there is not a lot actually shown, the implications are definitely there loud and clear. Hats off to them, because I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. This very specific Japanese brand of crazy humour is awesome and well worth adding to your DVD collection.
“Are you sure you haven’t confused being a God of Flat-brokeness with being a God of Flat-chestedness?”
Good Luck Girl! Binbogami Ga is available to buy on DVD from 16th March 2015