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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi Half Season Review [Completed]

Oh gosh, this HSR is from the times when I didn’t screencap while watching, so arghblargh I have to go through all those episodes again…

ACTUALLY, NO I DON’T, BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING REMOTELY INTERESTING ABOUT THIS AT ALL :|

(Also, will be updating some HSR here, so wait for my link!)

Here: Shiki HSR 3. Read it~!

Read and/or Walk On»


Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 6


WHY DO YOU NEED A FUXXING VACUUM TO CLEAN A ROOM ABOUT AS BIG AS A BED?!

Short version or long version?

Sorry, short version’s nonexistent.

This episode of Ookami-san starts off with Ringo wasting electricity on a WOOD FLOOR

THAT HAS ABOUT

THIS MUCH DUST ON IT


AFTER SHE’S VACUUMED IT

Then Ryoushi wants to stalk Ryouko’s past so he interrogates Ringo who refuses to tell him because interrogating is bad and stuff

The Kirikis show off their awesomeness by not finding anything on Shirou cause he like killed everyone he knew from before high school deleted random files on a computer.

Ringo has a FLASHBACK to when she was… well, she doesn’t look younger cause lolis don’t grow.


The average Japanese loli is born evil

Ringo barges into Ryouko’s room and quickly identifies all items of interest before stealthily maneuvering over to her bed.

THEN SUDDENLY RYOUKO WAKES UP so Ringo makes porridge or something like that.

But Ryouko won’t eat it so Ringo gets SAD. D:


RYOUKO MAKE RINGO SAD BAD RYOUKO BAD RYOUKO DESU WA

So ever since then Ringo’s been stalking Ryouko. But no yuri either (though there are obviously profuse amounts of it on a certain artistic imageboard) :<

And then one day a bunch of people challenge Ryouko to a DUEL.


BURAKKU RAGUUN STYLE

Ryouko almost loses but RINGO…!

…!

…!

…calls the police :/

They talk about random animu-crap.

In other news the whole purpose of this show has just been revealed


DAT LEG

The end.

Well, obviously other stuff happen but that’s not important at all is it now


Oh hello there I am an evil final boss that has betrayed you all by killing everyone in Roland

…Interesting episode.

But sorry, gonna stop blogging this.

It’s not that Ookami-san isn’t good, it’s that…

…no, scratch that. Ookami-san isn’t good.

Not enough plot, not enough focus.

I’d type more but I’m pretty hungry so I’m going to eat lunch.

Still deciding on what to replace this with though.

I might expand on this later but… my stomach’s… dying…


SO AWESOME SHE HAS HER OWN SEARCH ENGINE
…But she uses Safari :<


Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 5

(Better pictures at Xebec and Tenka Seiha)


Sure didn’t fulfill my expectations

So basically the old geezer guy tells Liszt to like find out who the student council president of the nearby highschool is or something

And then some random girl does some random things to Ryouko which I shall illustrate with a 4koma


Eh, you don’t need to; danbooru’s done it for you already

The random girl is Kibitsu MOMOKO, who wants to go kill everyone in the Onigashima highschool or whatever.

Random not plot-related stuff happen because anime can’t have too much content or else the fans will be satisfied – THEN THE COMPANIES WILL LOSE MONEY

They decide to go off to battle showing off Ryouko’s new armour which DOES NOTHING AT ALL because NOONE MANAGES TO HIT HER so there’s no point in introducing it, which is why I won’t be posting a picture of it.

Anyways Momoko brings along a bunch of people who I won’t bother to name because it’s obvious they’ll end up like Haibara Kakari, lost and forgotten, to be buried by new episodes that have nothing to do with them.


…….jpg! (read that as “dot dot dot… dot jpg!”

So anyways Urashima gets dragged by Otohime to do what they do and Liszt stays behind because he wants to. So Ryoushi, Ryouko (god those names are so easy to confuse), Momoko, and those three people go to pwn everyone else.

The rest of the bank stay back on their TINY LAPTOP while the EVIL leader of the student council has giant screens and monitors their messages.


The lollipop’s part of her upgraded armour

They fight some random unplotrelated epic battle.

Then the epic boss from episode 2 or 3 or something comes back to kill Ryoushi, who happened to just land a critical hit last time. BUT URASHIMA COMES AND UPPERCUTS HIM.


“Dear lord, I am extremely apologetic about my recent physical behaviour. Would you like to discuss this over a cup of tea?”

Then, Momoko and Ryouko are separated by a fire door manipulated by the epic final boss.

Ryoushi meets up with Liszt who seems to be a master of disguises now.


What? I’m a Walfas character!

They meet the EPIC FINAL BOSS, Hitsujikai SHIROU.

Ryouko has a flashback to when she was raped abused

AND THE EPISODE ENDS.

To sum up my opinions, “Boxing gloves and breasts that make meowing and bouncing sounds respectively really don’t cut it.” I didn’t like this episode. At all. Introducing a plot-related thing 5 episodes in is stupid. Really stupid. I don’t /want/ to watch a show like Ookami-san that has plot. Imagine k-On! with plot. Can you? No, you can’t. What does that prove? Nothing, because k-On! =/= Ookami-san, but you know what I mean.

Honestly, I could have summarized the episode even more succinctly (but I didn’t want to because I had to add those images): Ookami meets Momoko, who wants to crush Onigashima. They go to Onigashima, fight a bunch of people, and reach the student council president, Kanade Shirou. Ookami has a flashback. THE END.

When your “plot-related” episodes are like that, do you seriously expect to develop them? And by adding a plot, now we don’t know what the /main/ plot is – Ryoushi x Ryouko, Ryouko kill Shirou, or Majolika = awesomesauce. For some anime, multiple plots together are good (Baccano, Durarara). For something as light-hearted as Ookami-san… plot isn’t good. At all.

Each episode looks completely out of place now. The first one is an episode wrapped around itself, where everything’s to do with the fairy tale. Episode two was completely different with Ryoushi punching a bunch of people. And stuff. Episode three was even more different with a beauty contest of all things (after a battle?!). Episode four was an eroge about maido. Episode five has to do with plot.

Do you see that? Each of those directly contrast with each other – fairy tale, fighting, beauty contests, maido, and plot. What’s the freaking focus of this anime?!

Anyways, thanks to Abandoned Factory for what the fairytale-based-on-story-thing-blah-blah-blah-I-like-hyphons was.

It’s Momotarou, a fairy tale about JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

This really didn’t tie in with the fairy tale – it seemed as if they had the story and animation done, but then had to include a completely different fairy tale than they intended to at the last minute, and quickly tweaked everything.

For one, the first part of the story about the peach exploding and a child coming out is completely omitted. Everything else to do with the story are all stupid references – e.g. Momoko being Momotarou, her “millet dumplings” (resisting urge to punch creator of this; if you want “millet dumplings” go watch HotD) from Momotarou’s song (check the wiki page), her three slaves friends Inu (dog), Saru (monkey), and Kii (pheasant) (which seems to be used in One Piece for the admiral’s names, Akainu, Kizaru, and Aokiji), etc. etc.

But referencing a fairytale isn’t about naming people that – any anime can do that. The storyline has to be at least somewhat like the fairytale – episode one was brilliant at this. The episodes after that… well, frankly, they SUCKED.

In conclusion, “After a promising start, the series has not been faring well at all in my estimation.” I, like many (most) others, was expecting something light and humourous to contrast with the otherwise dark series in this season, but guess what we have here in this episode?

Plot.

Yes, Ookami-san, which should’ve been based just on a bunch of fairytales 4koma-style, has a plot.

What’s more, it’s far darker than you’d expect. Not only the thing about Onigashima, but as several people have noted – the whole city of Otogibana seems very, very dark. Like an immense social experiment, (don’t blame me for plagiarizing here >_>) the city may have needed the students of Onigashima to fail, so that the students of Otogibana could succeed. But what’s more, the fact that everything is planned here – where currently, the only adults you’ve ever seen in this entire two-hours-and-a-bit, are those people in Ryoushi’s household, that awesome fat pirate guy with the bamboo sword, and the creepy sick old geezer. Even Liszt comments that the students are merely commodities, so when they graduate, more people will come to Otogibana City, in which the cycle repeats over and over.

Though, I guess a somewhat good thing is that now, we’re “…unable to predict what will come.” An element of surprise is always good. But generally, anime that have plot continue to have plot – so I’m pretty sure that this won’t fare much better in the future. Simplicity is key, and right now, Ookami-san doesn’t have much of that.

There are two ways this anime can go now. One is that it resolves the incident within the next episode and then they go off happily ever after. The second is that the dark theme continues, so that COMPLICATED PLOT is introduced.

I’d like the first way, just because there are 7 episodes left, 3 characters haven’t had an episode to them yet, and resolving a major incident in 2 episodes (we need one more for Ryoushi x Ryouko and then an ending episode) is a bit stupid. Just turn the major incident into a minor incident that stretches for one more episode and everything’s fine.

The second way would be more interesting, however. If that happened, I still doubt that the Onigashima arc will continue – after all, the main forces of the school have been wiped out by 5 people within a day. There’s honestly not much they can do anymore. Maybe explore Ryouko’s past and the raep-scene a bit more, but that’s it.

Then what arc would it be?

The Otogibana arc.

See, the whole city is under control, an isolated scientific experiment. There must be something bad happening (because that’s what happens with all scientific experiments), and methinks that’ll be revealed with the defeat of the shepherd (do you think /I/ could remember people’s names?!). His strength is almost too Pathétique (kudos if you spot the reference), and honestly, I don’t think he’ll put up much of a fight (unlike CERTAIN FINAL BOSSES COUGH COUGH AIZEN COUGH COUGH).

I can’t predict what might happen if that’s to be the case – as only small hints of it were ever provided, and most of them are like subconscious and random crap.

Still, I pray that doesn’t happen.

Because if it does

that means

the plot

will be

….COMPLEX.

:O


This is what happens whe-
HAX
wait, what are you do-

SIGN

NO WHAT IS HAPPENI-

BURN

STOP IT, STOP IT RIGH-

EVERYTHING

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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 4

WHO THE HELL IS THAT

So basically this post starts wi-

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW

No, Alice isn't exploding random confetti dolls

Actually, this post starts with some random dudes throwing baseballs at Otsuu ’cause dey coo’ liek dat but Ryoushi eats them all (the baseballs and the random dudes). Thus Otsuu is very thankful and decides to help around at Ryoushi’s house.

Ringo's quick to catch on

But that is counterproductive because Otsuu is EVIL.

Anyways the Otogi Bank decide to visit Ryoushi’s house before he dies from lack of sleep, and find out that his AUNT is a famous MONEY SWINDLER NOVEL WRITER (geez, they’re the same anyways).

Nothing plot-related happens until THE ANTAGONISTS ARE INTRODUCED.

HANSEL AND GRETEL ARE TWIN SIBLINGS FROM ROMANIA WHO HAVE KILLED A NUMBER OF HOTEL MOSCOW’S TROOPS

Well, that's their name too

OK, then nothing plot-related is introduced until it is revealed that some random kid saved Otsuu from dying, but then he died. So Otsuu is sad and wants to return favours to every one; after all, it’s just a small favour, right?

But seriously, what is it with anime characters and trucks?

Then a bunch of people decide to crossdress BECAUSE THEY CAN.

They tell Otsuu that being capitalistic is bad and being communistic is good. THE FREAKING END.

What can I say? Episode ratings are falling down. Sure, it made me laugh a bit, but the whole purpose of this show seems to be falling apart. I’m sure everyone will agree, this seemed more like taken straight off a hentai doujin than an actual episode. Compared to episode 2’s awesomeness I have to say *prepares for tomato-throwing*, this episode sucked.

How?

Firstly, there’s no action.

Secondly, there’s nearly no plot development. I understand why you would want to flesh out the individual character’s plots, but honestly I didn’t really learn/care much about Otsuu before and I still don’t know/care much about her now. She’s a freaking maid, and she’s never actually demonstrated her flaw enough in the past chapters, so this chapter seems a lot like a “Hey, we’ve run out of ideas for this one episode, what do we do?”

“I don’t know. Let’s look inside this bag of cliché’d anime ideas!”

“Hmm… we could make a random crossdressing scene that has nothing in the way of plot or action to waste some money!”

“Great idea – but wait, what if the fans get mad?”

“Don’t worry, they won’t if we make a maid the main character!”

“…Alright then. Hmm… remember that one time in episode one when we referenced one specific trait of one specific maid?”

“No, not really, because we never focused on that part ever since then.”

“Well, we could pretend that we did and make it into a big deal!”

“Great idea! So let’s start working on this because we’ve just come up with a plotline in under 5 minutes.”

“Wait wait! What about the fairy tale reference?”

“Naw, only stupid mushroom-bloggers care about that! Besides, Otsuu’s name is already a reference, and she likes to return favours, so that’s enough!”

“But… but..”

“YOU’RE MOTHERFREAKING FIRED”

…scenario. Honestly, I couldn’t find a single actual reference to the fairy tale. Everything’s been going downhill since episode 1 and 2 – 1 for the actual fairy tale mixed in with decent humour, and 2 for the “Woot, I have a 500-kg Japanese gambling arcade game on my wrist that’s called a pachinko and not a slingshot”. At the end, Otsuu’s still the same as ever.

Thirdly, sudden plot changes. Everything was all dark at the end of chapter 2 and now people are fighting over beauty contests and dressing up in maid uniforms? Does not compute. I wonder if they’re just gonna “flesh out” (cause you know they’re just out of good ideas) the characters of everyone in the Bank (though Alice is by far the best) until like episode 11 or something and then have a final epic boss fight out of nowhere. Maybe this was some shoujo manga?

At the end, it’s probably my fault for choosing a Romantic Comedy to blog about; I had a small intention to, then wanted to, but now I’m near certain that I’ll switch to blogging a different anime by episode 6. You’ve got 2 episodes to redeem yourself (who the heck am I talking to) now.

To conclude…

Should I watch Kaichou wa Maid-sama (too many people :/ are referencing it)?

Ringo knows EVERYTHING


Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 3

[ANNOUNCEMENT: BLACK ROCK SHOOTER IS FREAKING OUT. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TIME TO WATCH IT…. after the weekend is over. :<]

After losing the competition Otohime had to turn back to her otaku lifestyle

This episode begins with a revelation – CIRNO OTOHIME IS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

Did I mention that she’s FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

Anyways, after FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT Otohime is revealed to be FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT when she was a FAAAAAAAAAAAAT elementary schooler. THAT WAS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT. But then TAROU came and so she became UNFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

BECAUSE SHE WAS SO FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT Tarou could only go to Ryouko

Anyways when she was FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT people called her a TURTLE because TURTLES are FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT (and freaking invincible :< to like everything). Some Luka loli was especially MEAN so Otohime was SAD. And FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

In Otogi Academy, the Lukaloli appears once more! Pokéballs are useless ’cause she’s a loli! AND SO A FIGHT BREAKS OUT ON CAMPUS. HAVOC AND PANIC PERVADE THE BURNING SCHOOL AS HORDES OF ZOMBIE MINIONS BITE wait

what.

Actually just a pink-haired Miku

Anyways they decide to enter a COMPETITION where PERVERTED HIGHSCHOOL BOYS look at RANDOM GIRLS WITH BATHING SUITS. So obviously the Otogi Bank decide to CAPITALIZE ON THIS OPPORTUNITY

GET IT

BANK

CAPITALIZE

;_;

Also Liszt decides to crossdress

"...SHOES BEHIND MY HEAD"

:/

Alright, so basically ALL THE MALES get to vote and THE FEMALES don’t ’cause this show has MAJOR SEXISM. Otogi Bank has decided to MAKE EVERYONE HATE LOLILUKA, but LOLILUKA makes everyone hate OTOHIME through SLANDER, major SLANDER.

Ryouko somehow gets entered in the competition as well.

At least he's not in the competition

A bunch of things then happen.

At least they're not Naruto weeaboos

"I'M A MAIDO"

THIS ISN'T SHAMAN KING

Finally the day of the contest is here. MAJO STEALS THE SPOTLIGHT CAUSE SHE’S COO’ LIKE THAT

I couldn't agree with your description more

And so neither Otohime nor LOLILUKA win the contest. B'[

But it is revealed that everything went

JUST.

AS.

PLANNED.

(because I can’t think of a good enough Ookami-related pun with that)

‘Cause Tarou was the only guy who voted for Otohime (and noone voted for LOLILUKA cause she’s a LOLI LUKA).

And so it ends.

Iunno. This episode was supposed to be a parody of the Tortoise and the Hare, but… I couldn’t see any similarities. Sure, Otohime’s FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT and Loliluka’s FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…st (not really), but that’s about all there is. Otohime didn’t try any more harder than Loliluka to SLANDER SLANDER SLANDER her opponent, and Loliluka definitely didn’t stop to have a nap under the tree. Besides, at the end both of them lost.

I may cease to episode-blog this; it’s not giving me what I expected. The first episode was great, it was a direct parody; the second episode, not as much (I couldn’t even recognize the fairytale until I read it on a blog), and this one has nothing in common with the fairytale. Well, sure, “they laid the tortoise vs. hare metaphor pretty thick”, with the naming, obvious pictures, etc., but plot-wise, NOTHING is similar. I think I’ve repeated myself enough here.

Yeah, several other people seem (emphasis on seem) to be sharing my sentiments, “…this episode was pretty meh”, “…this episode really struggled to interest me at all”, although that seems to be more because there’s not enough RYOUKO PUNCH and RYOUSHI WAIT-WHY-AM-I-HOLDING-A-JAPANESE-GAMBLING-GAME-IN-MY-HAND… eh.

Then again, other people think it’s pretty good, so…

Next episode has MEIDOS, so that must be awesome.

If it isn’t…

…eh.

Oh, and also Loliluka isn’t Loliluka’s real name.

:/

SHANGHAI SHANGHAI SHANGHAI SHANGHAI RINGO RINGO RINGO RINGO


Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 2

"I HAV A MOOOSESTASH"

So this really, really, really belated post (is episode 4 out yet? probably is >_>) starts off with some old guy with a mustache doing a shoop da whoop, who reveals that he created the Otogi Bank for…


you might want to read the subtitles on the picture above…

Anyways, with that suspiciously not revealed reason out of the way, the story begins!

..Not really, because the Otogi Bank are chatting about lollipops and such.

But after that suspiciously filler-like section out of the way, the story begins!

…Not really, cause there’s an OP.

After that suspiciously placed OP, the story begins!

…Well, Ryoushi has to talk to Ringo about how he thinks knows that Ryouko is a suspiciously-cliché’d tsundere.

After that suspiciously “hey-let’s-try-to-reveal-what’s-already-way-too-obvious-to-anyone-who-watches-anime-at-all-just-to-fill-up-some-time-that-we-have-left” moment, the story begins!

…Is anyone tired of this yet?

Anyways, Liszt realizes that Ryoushi shoots the bullets.

After that suspiciously late reaction, the story begins!

…Not really, ’cause Ryouko has to [British accent] greet several gentledogs to serve as a key plot incentive in the nearby future

"We fancy ourselves to be fine hunters, especially in the art of 'fetch thy stickeths'."

[/accent]

…After that suspicious accent and obviously unedited and completely raw image, the story begins!

Not really, ’cause they have to go shopping.

After suspiciously taking 5 people to shop for one freaking item, the story begins!

Not really, even though a client walks in, because Tarou is trying to… do stuff.

This image is suspiciously unedited. Like, seriously, unedited. :/

After Tarou is suspiciously dragged away by Otohime into a suspiciously locked and suspiciously small room, we find that suspiciously Ryouko has returned to see how suspicious the suspicious client is, and so the story begins!

Not really, because the suspiciously suspicious client suspiciously tells Ryouko to suspiciously go to a suspicious place to meet a suspiciously suspicious person that the suspiciously suspicious client knows, but suspiciously the suspiciously suspicious client doesn’t suspiciously come with Ryouko, who may already be suspicious at the suspiciously suspicious client’s suspiciously suspicious request.

Anyways, Ryouko and Ryoushi go to the suspicious place where SURPRISE SURPRISE NOBODY COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT IT WAS A TRAP OH MY GOD I NEVER SAW THAT FROM THE VERY FIRST SECOND OF THIS EPISODE WOW I AM SO SHOCKED THIS IS SO SURPRISING AND NOT CLICHÉ’D I WOULDN’T EXPECT SUCH A PLOT TWIST FROM THIS SHOW WOW THIS IS AMAZING

…and so the story begins.

Not really ’cause Ryoushi gets knocked over by a gangster guy and without a male protagonist stories all fall apart, right?

Right.

After a suspiciously short time, suspiciously uncaptured Ryoushi comes back to Otogi Bank and suspiciously tells them that Ryouko has been captured. AND THUS THE STORY BEGINS

Not really, because RYOUSHI HAS BLOOD DRIPPING OUT OF HIS HEAD

Wait, not anymore.

OK, so after suspiciously recovering from a suspiciously liable-to-create-a-concussion attack on his head in a suspiciously short time, Ryoushi suspiciously declares that he’ll find where Ryouko is, suspiciously not telling anyone of his means or methods. And thus our story begins.

Not really cause the gangsta’ people are gonna do… bad things… to Ryouko. I’ll leave it at that @_@ *shudder*

After a suspiciously suspicious flashback in which Ryouko suspiciously tells everyone about her not relying on anyone or else it’d turn into a suspiciously unrevealed scene in her suspicious childhood that has to be suspiciously revealed within the next arc as to become a crucial point to the story, not that I’d know because OH MY GOD this show’s plot is SO COMPLEX and UNPREDICTABLE I have NO IDEA what’s going to happen next, you know?

…Oh, and our story begins.

NORLY for variety’s sake.

Well after a suspicious scene in which Ryoushi suspiciously reveals his newly modified ULTRA SUPER CANNON THING THAT BEATS ALL OTHER SLINGSHOTS IN THE WORLDDDDDD

[GODHIJACK: Sorry. Usopp is better.]

…er… ULTRA SUPER CANNON THING THAT BEATS MOST OTHER SLINGSHOTS IN THE REAL LIFE WORLDDDDDD and fires at suspiciously unmoving people that suspiciously aren’t attacking back. Ringo suspiciously pulls a suspicious knife out of her suspicious bag full of suspicious items and cuts Ryouko to death‘s ropes that were behind her back. ALL THIS TIME. BEHIND HER BACK. THEY WERE JUST WAITING TO STAB HER IN THE BACK AND SHE NEVER EVEN REALI- oh, they’re ropes. :/

And now our story begins! FINALLY!

NO. IT DOESN’T. WHY? BECAUSE SOME GANGSTER COMES UP AND RYOUSHI PUNCHES HIM INTO SPACE. HE ALSO DESTROYS SATURN, URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO, CERES, ERIS, HAUMEA, and MAKEMAKE. And Earth but that’s just a stupid tiny planet noone cares about.

After a suspiciously “HI-I’M-THE-FREAKING-FINAL-BOSS!-I-HAVE-TWENTY-NINE-BILLION-HP-AND-CAN-ONE-HIT-KO-YOU!-FIVE-TIMES-IN-A-TURN!-ALSO-YOUR-STRONGEST-ATTACK-DEALS-NEGATIVE-NINE-DAMAGE-TO-ME!-NEGATIVE-NINE!”-like character appears /in the shadows/, our story begins!

Well not really, because of the ED.

After a suspiciously ending-like ED, our story begins!

Then it ends.

:/

Iunno, why does it seem like everyone’s dropped this already? I’m like, more than a week late on this post (so I thought I’d be the last one to post) but so far, of the blogs I follow only two have posted something for this episode (or I don’t read enough).

Then again, I somewhat see why people would want to drop it. For one, it’s way, way, WAY too cliché and predictable. As soon as you see that girl walking in and telling Otogi Bank to go to a location WRITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER, you automatically KNOW it’s a trap. As soon as the baddies attempt to do something… bad (because the more descriptive words might not be suitable), you KNOW that some guy’s gonna snipe them from the background. You see the dogs and you KNOW they’re an obvious plot effect. At the start this show may have been worth watching with the fairy-tale twist; but this episode has none of that.

I may even drop this if it doesn’t get any better. Not that I have a problem with shows where you know everything, but when it’s this clichéd, lack of plot twists make it unworthwhile. The narrator doesn’t give us any funny… narrations anymore, the introduction of new characters has no effect, and basically every single redeeming quality of this show is proven to not be… that redeeming. Sometimes I like it when I can predict stuff, especially during mystery/psychological drama-type shows but this is a slice of life; if you can predict it, why would we be watching some mindless anime instead of going outside to punch some gangster up to Mercury (which is actually exploded because I had nothing better to do with that damned planet >_>).

Even the show admits its characters suck; unless working with the teamwork of a bucket means this

I LIKE LEMON LOLLIPOPS


^ You’re a wizard, Harry…


Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 1

Note: Anime Evolution is coming to Vancouver in August. Unfortunately, I can’t go even though it’s so close, unless I find a way to persuade my parents that attending an anime-convention is a good use of my time. Also, it costs money, so… :/

Might try again next year.

"Then they'll know about you stealing from other people's garbage trucks!"

So we open up with these two girls chasing this gangster-stalker person. They’re from the “Otogi Bank”, and want the stalker guy to stop stalkering. The stalker guy won’t adhere to common sense and just run past the girls, but rather takes a knife and tries to stab them.

Yes, we know that knife is yours.

Just as he lunges to DELIVER THE FINAL BLOW a rock comes flying out of nowhere and knocks the knife out of his hands. Seizing the chance, the girl PWNS the gansta into the ground.

Myon's coming out of my face :/

YOUR EARDRUMS THEN DIE FROM THE PAIN OF LISTENING TO THIS SCREECHING NARRATING VOICE THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOME OLD WOMAN GETTING STRANGLED TO DEATH WHILE BEING FORCED TO RECITE AN PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAY WITH FINGERNAILS SCRATCHING A CHALKBOARD IN THE BACKGROUND AND THE HELL OF BLAZING FIRES RELEASING ITS WRATH UPON ALL

"ARGHBLARGH SUN I HATE YOU YOU MADE SOME WEIRD THREE-LEAF CLOVER APPEAR TO THE LEFT OF MY HEAD"

…er, I mean, the narrator reveals some backstory. The setting is a town called “Otogibana” (which in Japanese, is “fairy tale”). The girl who punched Myon out of Gensokyo is Ookami RYOUKO, Ookami from Japanese “wolf”. Then, we have Akai RINGO (Red (not Bad) Apples), who happens to wear exactly the same clothing Little Red Riding Hood did.

Now, do we notice anything?

Yes, this entire anime is based on fairy tales. Except it’s in “real life”, which isn’t really real

Considering that punching someone will leave thus a mark

The Otogi Bank’s full name is the Otogi Academy Student Mushroom Assistance Association [citation needed]. This is due to the fact that there are mushrooms everywhere [citation needed].

Mushrooms like to grow in the weirdest of places.

The boy with the mushroom on his head is Franz… er, Kiriki LISZT, who sucks at composing so much that he doesn’t even mention how much he sucks at composing the entire duration of the anime. The purple-haired person is his cousin, Kiriki ALICE (Ari to Kirigirisu, the Ant and the Grasshopper).

It's obvious, they're rehearsing for the opera

The opera singer is URASHIMA, and the… other person is OTOHIME. They appear once and never.

Appear.

Again.

:/

Anyways, the Otogi Bank has a lack of non-opera singing males, so they set out to recruit more.

On her way home, Kyouko is confessed to by a hypnotized zombie.

"Actually, no, those are my contact lenses"

Ringo shows everyone how she has complete internet access to all of the school’s records and reveals that Morino RYOUSHI (Japanese for hunter; wolf, hunter, and little red riding hood?) is merely houraig- er, a lurker.

A wild idiot has appeared! Go, Pikachu!

His grandfather is some sort of 1337 hunter, who has amassed so many kills on CounterStrike that RYOUSHI inherited the natural lurking skill, which is now in his blood. Because of this, whenever someone looks at him he freaks out in case he gets sniped.

"So nanoka~"

Anyways the Otogi Bank decide to test his stalking-skills, and a client, Haibara KAKARI appears.

Apparently, the Otogi Bank operates on a loan basis; they help you, and you are forced to help them later. Not sure if interest or fixed-rate income tax mortgages apply but oh well, it’s just a small favor, right?

I know that weird fetishes are normal in anime, but... what is this I don't even

That maid (who just has to appear in EVERY SINGLE FREAKING ANIME OUT THERE) is Tsurugaya OTSUU (from “Tsuru no On-gaeshi”, the Crane’s Repayment).

KAKARI reveals that her Prince of Tennis [insert extremely stupid and obvious pun/link here], Ooji-sempai, has been KIDNAPPED BY AN EVIL OVERLORD CAPABLE OF HIGH LEVEL NINJA-JUTSU SO THE ENTIRE VILLAGE OF THE LEAF MUST TEAM UP TOGETHER TO DEFEAT OROCHIM-wait, wrong anime. Rather, he suffered an injury and is going to quit tennis. :/

But thankfully, they can stall that, as quitting a club requires “filling out a designated mushroom with necessary spore prints…”

Back in my day, all we had to do was curse at the leader, spit at the ground, and walk out the door...

Obviously they tell RYOUSHI to stalk Ooji, steal the form, and run away.

[insert boring scenes in which Ryoushi fails to steal the form due to him not wanting to be seen]

Anyways, they monitor Ooji’s activities because as first-year high school students, they somehow have the capabilities to hack the school cameras around the school, as well as a flying one capable of directly monitoring a moving body.

I'm pretty sure you could just ask him...

So, because they aren’t smart enough just to get on the freaking bus to school, they somehow have to create a bicycle, with a giant pumpkin attached behind it.

It's a BICYCLE. With a freaking PUMPKIN behind it. How does that require a "mad scientist?" YOU TAKE A BICYCLE AND PUT A PUMPKIN BEHIND IT. THERE YOU GO. PROBLEM SOLVED. EVEN BETTER, YOU TAKE THE FREAKING BUS. :@

The lololol-I-have-a-nice-hat-scientist-person is MAJOLIKA Le Fay (Morgan Le Fay, from The Fairy Tale Legend of King Arthur). It takes them all of… 33 seconds to get to the school, in which case RUNNING there would have been faster than RIDING A FREAKING BICYCLE WITH A PUMPKIN BEHIND IT.

OK, so now he's a frog. What fairy-tale is this?

Fortunately with that mask, he can’t be seen so can’t become scared by being seen. Unfortunately, he can’t see anything. He crashes into a well-placed… table?! It sends Kakari flying who kicks Ooji straight in the faic.

Kids, this is why you never leap off the school roof into an upside-down flying girl's shoe. While clutching a paper airplane in one hand. With horizontal trees in the background.

But lo and behold, the resignation form is taken and so now Ooji can’t quit the tennis club. Nevertheless, she leaves her shoe behind as she leaves…

 

"Dude, why did you hit him with the pole, I was going to punch him!"

Ryouko encounters the dude from the beginning and Ryoushi takes a hit for her, somehow surviving even though they hit him square on the back.

Because he is an excellent shield, they deem Ryoushi “trustworthy” and he is now part of the Otogi Bank.

Well, what can I say.

Firstly, this anime seems to have… a variety of opinions on it, from good to horrible.

Quotes Zyl, “I have been really looking forward to this series and I am not disappoint.” Yet at the same time, linkinstreet says, “It reeks of every moeshit anime that you have watched for the past 5 years.”

Not only is the general anime disputed, but also the effectiveness of the narrator, Kuroku (from Toaru Majutsu no Railgun, which I haven’t watched so I have no idea why we chose this name. I think it’s because they’re voiced by the same person, but… eh). As Hanners and Kurogane say, “The only thing that saves the episode from sinking entirely into the mire of mediocrity is the show’s narrator.” and “…with Kuroko Narrator-san being so bloody awesome…” On the other hand, theaustincritic claims “The sarcastic narrator that is utilized frequently throughout the episode was more annoying than funny.”

We’ve only heard Kuroku for one episode, and the voice is already starting to wish she gets strangled to death in a well off the coast of Finland. Yet, the anime seems more interesting with her.

But what does this mean? It doesn’t mean Kuroku is effective.
It means that the anime isn’t.

Good books, good anime, good plays don’t require a  narrator. There are exceptions in which the narrator is a crucial part, but in Ookami-san, we don’t need the narrator. Nevertheless, the show would be much worse without the narrator – showing that the show’s quality needs a narrator to boost it up, if you know what I mean.

The jokes she made haven’t gotten too annoying to me yet, but if she keeps on breaking the fourth wall so often, I’m sure it’ll get boring soon. All in all, I’d wish she didn’t exist in the show, but I’d probably stop watching if she wasn’t.

The show tries too hard. It tries too hard to be funny, during times in which it wasn’t really that funny. Only the ending was laughable, the other times were either small chuckles or “facepalm-WHY-IS-THERE-A-GIANT-PUMPKIN-BICYCLE-HERE?!”. I don’t find the show to be quite believable, but anime shouldn’t really be believable, should it (with this type of a plotline).

As for plot analysis, it’s obvious the rock thrown was by Ryoushi; that’s why he chuckled that time when he said “Yeah, looolololo I couldn’t protect her (even though I threw a rock that disabled the gangster). Foreshadowing? That’s not very common in an anime (AHEM ANGEL BEATS AHEM AHEM AHEM).

The ending (opening?) also showed Ryoushi with an EPIC SLINGSHOT-ARM THING. In conclusion, the only reason I shall continue to blog this show this season are:

THOSE EPIC CAT-GLOVE THINGS

and

THAT EPIC TO-BE-REVEALED SLINGSHOT-SNIPER GLOVE THING.

 

 

 

Notice any patterns?

Also, at the very end, Ooji tells every girl in the school to kick him with that shoe, and so… yeah. Don’t ask.