I like them both. Blood Lad is a sort of cross between Hataraku and Soul Eater, if Haruhara Haruko showed up. Good solid comedy with low-budget Brains Base creativity. Kamisama (I hate that English title - it should have been "On Sunday God Forook the Earth") is dark (literally and figuratively) and so far, mysterious to the point of confusion. But the second ep was far better than the first, and Namikawa Daisuke is tremendous.
If you're looking for low-stress entertainment, Blood Lad. Atmosphere and creepy beauty with an intriguing story, Kamisama.
Nope not animators,that's the sound department
Seiyuus were recorded in japan but everything else to do with sound was done in France,including the OST, Oshima conducted the national russian symphonic orchestra in Paris at studio Guillaume Tell, that's like the french equivalent of Abbey road studios in terms of prestige, that must have cost considerably more than usual.
The producer at trigger said they wanted to see what working with europeans on sound design could bring to the table.
Death Billiards also has Suzuki Aya as one of its key animators,she's technically japanese but lived a big part of her childhood and studied animation in europe,considering what she's worked on before the fact alone the project interested her is enough to intrigue me.