Even so, seeing at lease that part in screenshots made me cringe. It's probably just that combination of ideas and the involvement of the parents in the thing felt really bitter to me. That scene was also a reminder that I won't ever get how weird Japanese humor can be. (That's the reason I only watch the story arcs of Gintama.)
I'm also burned out a bit from watching anime for some reason. Maybe (just maybe), the ending of RWBY's first volume caused me to shut down—I haven't watched a single episode of anime this past week except for Haruchika and Phantom World, and the most recent episodes didn't even help reignite the flame. Hey, that's not to say that I'm still butthurt about RWBY. I usually enter this stage when I encounter really sad endings. I just lose the appetite in watching anime.
I'm not doing this on the Dagashi Kashi thread to avoid going off-topic.
Anyway, what I didn't like about Gifting's first episode was how the MC's death was handled by his parents. They fucking laughed at him. It didn't feel comedic to me despite the fact that I've seen Ayumu (from Koreha Zombie Desuka?) being exposed to black humor throughout the series.
The way you summarised the KamiNomi spoilers was just evil. ''Someone we already knew''? No news about the goddesses? T_T I don't want to spoil myself for the end of this arc but now I'm dying to know who is it.