Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods ended the way it began as light hearted fluff and there’s nothing wrong with that.
As a result I don’t really have a lot to add to my first thoughts: fun to watch, and definitely worth watching at least once.
The Second Half
The remaining episodes are basically the gentle character stories expected from a slice-of-life anime with nothing really important happening.
The last three episodes are partially focused on Makoto’s future. More precisely the focus is on Makoto not having a plan yet whilst most of her friends do.
This is as close as Gingitsune comes to a coherent story arc, and that’s fine with me.
Much as I expected there’s some character development along the way: Satoru lightens up a bit, there’s some hints for future romances, and Makoto identifies what really matters to her .
The Ongoing Manga
My only real complaint with Gingitsune is the sheer number of plotlines left dangling at the end of the final episode. I’m fairly sure that a number of these are either dealt with in the manga , or are still ongoing in the manga.
My concern is that this means that the anime doesn’t really stand alone, which is something I’ve complained about before.
Gingitsune is a fun series to watch, and definitely worth watching at least once. I may not be in a hurry to revisit it, but I wouldn’t mind doing so either. I’d also be happy to see a second season.