Ookami-san and Her Seven Companions #07 — Deus Ex Amnesia

August 11th, 2010


Need filler and fanservice? I know! An amnesia episode!


Let’s not call a filler episode by any other name. This was nonsense and garbage using the worst of all writer crutches, amnesia. They introduce two characters and for some reason force Ryoushi and Ryoko out on a double date with them, whereupon Ryoko conveniently gets amnesia and spends the rest of the episode acting out of character for the sake of fanservice. Maybe if you want it to actually be enjoyable, you shouldn’t be showing it with a giant flashing sign going "SEE THIS? WE ARE TRYING TO APPEAL TO YOU! THIS IS CUTE! SMILE! BUY OUR STUFF!" Meanwhile, after the OP, it is not for another five minutes that we get a brief 15 second reprieve from the narrator, at which point she talks over the next five or six minutes of the episode. I’m starting to develop a nervous twitch.

The only damn thing of note lasts about a minute, and jut boils down to Pert & Plus trash talking Ryoushi before cutting up his slingshot’s rubber band. I’m not sure which of those two should be more ashamed, the one who pulled a slingshot as his act of alpha male dominance or the one who felt threatened enough by it to destroy the damn thing. So basically, while this show has not been impressive as of late, this episode was nothing but an obvious move to stretch things out an extra episode with absolutely no content besides Ryoko acting out of character to appeal to the simpleminded. Hoo-bloody-ray.

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20 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chen says:

    You used to be good, JC Staff.

  • Taiyaki says:

    Why does the main guy lack eyes in half of these screencaps? Are they now using the faceless protagonist trend from eroge in anime too?

  • Yue says:

    Besides amnesia, are there any other convenient plot devices that one can get from a BONK on the head? ^^;

  • Aex says:

    Screen 85: that’s not her usual smirk. So, what, even Ringo’s evil now, or is she an imposter? Wouldn’t really surprise me if she twirled around and then suddenly turned into Sheep-Head’s blond playmate from a few episodes back. Nothing else is going right, so why not?

    • Aroduc says:

      I wish. She’s just smirking because Ryoko lied about not remembering anything from her amnesia session and got found out.

    • Albedo says:

      just embrace the slightly evil loli already. (not literally… you’d be arrested)

      She’s acted a bit mischievous in prior episodes anyway.

  • Pozzy says:

    I’m not sure which of those two should be more ashamed, the one who pulled a slingshot as his act of alpha male dominance or the one who felt threatened enough by it to destroy the damn thing.


    trying to imagine this situation has piqued my curiosity. i simply cant, and must watch this show to find out. and… that is good enough reason to waste 22 minutes of my life. excellent.

  • luka says:

    ryoushi sometimes has strange eyes and voice. maybe he has split personality nice and evil:)

  • Silver says:

    @ Taiyaki

    No, that’s because his personality which is why they have his eye hidden. You also forgot he’s afraid of people staring? Haha.

    Also, he does not exactly have a split personality. He looks weak (hence his hidden eyes) on the outside but strong on the inside which is the complete opposite of Ryouko who is pretty much a Sheep in Wolf’s clothing.

  • sora says:

    am i the only one who feels as though this show has no solid direction??? :/ i’m beginning to lost confidence and i really was excited about this show. PULL THROUGH PLEASE!!!

  • Sterling01 says:

    It’s not really the anime’s fault, as the novels are basically short stories that are only connected by a thin plot.

    Though next week’s three “little” pigs episode should be good.

    • Aroduc says:

      It is absolutely the anime’s fault. Source material is not sacrosanct. Lord of the Rings wouldn’t have been improved if a quarter of it was Tolkein’s random descriptions of the scenery or Elven singing. It is the duty of an adaptation to adapt the material to a new medium, not mindlessly transcribe parts irrelevant of whether or not they’re appropriate for a completely different presentation. If they are going to make overtures of drama and plot, it is not appropriate to then blow it off and wander aimlessly, and if parts of the source suck, then their job is not make them not suck, not mindlessly throw them in and shrug their shoulders in defeat.