Ookami-san and Her Seven Companions #08 — Re-Re-Re-Rewind

August 18th, 2010


Oh boy! Retreading old ground.


Sorry. I’ve got honey-garlic glazed meatballs in the oven that A.) Need to have their sauce finished and B.) Need to be consumed. It’s not worth delaying them for what appears to be Ookami starting and ending with a fake movie about itself (which appears to be the best part of the episode) and the middle being a tour of all their previous clients (this time cosplaying Railgun instead of ZnT. Subtle, JCStaff) because of a child that looks like it has some kind of horrible ear growth trying to breed on top of its head. Whoopie. I’ll get to this in about an hour or so.

Ugh. I should have just taken my speculation and ran. The episode was about Mousehead looking for a bride, so they went on a tour of every female, said one nice thing about them and then gave some reason for disqualifying them from bridehood while a totally mysterious little girl watched from behind the bushes. If you can’t figure out how this ends, I suggest taking your kickball out to the highway and playing a rousing game of Dodgecar. Maybe if they had mixed up the formula at all between any of the girls… or the usual remarks about the narrator shutting the hell up… this would have felt at least more creative instead of something tossed in to just fill up an episode. They had to include the random DVD things (with battle Twister!) just to bring it to a full episode’s length.

Wasn’t this show about boxing, beating up punks, and some kind of evil plotting? There was an entire month to begin things where the show had direction and focus. Remember when the plot was important and something caused a main character’s brain to totally switch off in terror? I’m so glad that they’ve addressed that instead of pissing away a few weeks by catching amnesia and helping a spoiled ignorant little 10 year old learn that he loved his childhood friend all along. I can’t wait for next week’s episode where Ryoko has a hangnail and has to search her entire apartment to find the clippers.

Oh, and it wasn’t just Railgun. They had to toss Toradora in there too. Fan-bloody-tastic.

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16 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Jack Damn says:

    This show… *facepalm*

  • The Deviant says:

    o.o …. huh?

  • Nanaya says:

    Christ, how old are the kids in Japan expected to get romantically involved?? What happened to just being a kid, without having anything to do with sexual or romantic crap?

  • sora says:

    …. so is there going to be a three little pigs showdown or no…

    highly disappointing, its like a hurt horse… can we put it out of its misery now???

  • Aex says:

    What? …WHAT?!

    So, they went through all that when the kid had a childhood friend, even though he said there wasn’t someone he liked… shoot the butler now before the kid turns into a sociopath.

    I liked the cake-counterattack on the President’s wallet!

  • Anise_Punter says:

    I think I would have liked it more had the kid’s reason for rejecting “Shirai-san” been “looks like a psychotic lesbian”.

    Otsu reminding us that it’s proper for maids to think that “ecchi thoughts are bad” was greatly appreciated. As for actual episodic content, I bet you had forgotten that Ookami has a pitiful chest, because I can safely say that I did and thus another scene reminding me was necessary.

  • Anonymouse says:

    > Wasn’t this show about boxing, beating up punks, and some kind of evil plotting?

    No, it was about unfunny jokes, boring conversations about nothing, and pointless secondary characters. This episode broke the formula by having a hilarious butler, relatively little dull chatter, and… the return of all the pointless secondary characters from past episodes plus some new ones. Well, two out of three isn’t bad.

    I suppose the show as a whole would have done better to advance that ‘plot’ it had going, but I’m not exactly burning with curiosity to see the further dastardly deeds of mister bisheepnen and his ability to rape Ookami with his eyes – I’m just glad this episode managed to hold my attention instead of making me physically ill with boredom.