Ookami-san and Her Seven Companions #09 — Filthy Dwarves

August 25th, 2010


I don’t think this is how Snow White went.


Oh boy! Machinated melodrama created on the spur of the moment by rewriting a character through the power of fabricating a flashback! I love this plot device! I can’t get enough of it! Exclamation points!! Even better, the nonsensical sequences from last week are back at the start and finish in order to literally stretch the episode out an extra two minutes because they couldn’t think up enough to fill the time. Meanwhile, they’re actually spending money animating children on waterslides. I would complain more about the stupid use of budget if it wasn’t the most animated that the show has looked in the last month.

So yeah, despite the fact that there we are down to the last four episodes, JC Staff seems bound and determined to just heap on extraneous crap in whatever way they can. This time it’s by manufacturing melodrama about Ringo’s family and her sister Snow White Shirayuki. Ringo’s saaaaaaaaad and doesn’t want to talk to her, until the group takes the entire Shirayuki clan of dwarves to a water park, despite the fact that apparently most of them can’t swim and the water park has no lifeguards. Where are David Hasselhoff and Pam Anderson when you need them? If they want to sell drama, maybe the director shouldn’t be visible standing right behind the audience with little puppet strings and screaming "BE SAD NOW." Completely rewiting a character’s entire personality for the span of an episode is not development, it is ham-handed and lazy. At least unlike Ryoko, this was over in the span of an episode instead of stretching across… how many weeks has it been since they introduced Ryoko’s trauma and then dropped it entirely…? Five now?

At least on the upside, the narrator shut her damn yap for most of the first half. On the down side, it was because Ringo was narrating her flashback. I think I might have preferred having two arguing narrators at once. It certainly couldn’t have hurt.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    This anime really screams “season filler” for JCstaff. I’d say maybe it means all their attention is going to index 2 but I wouldn’t bet on it given JC’s track record as of late.

    • redlupine says:

      But that would mean something good would have come out of this show. And I just don’t see that happening.

  • Yue says:

    Ookami~san has sssiblingsss… and what’s with the fanserviced *kiss* screenie [die-hardedly faints]. =_=

  • Anonymous says:

    So…is the lesbian relationship still going on?

  • Anise_Punter says:

    It’s really gotten to the point where this show just seems like a “Oh hey, if we just throw our name on there but don’t actually try, people will just watch it and say it’s good even if it’s not any good.”

    Why, I haven’t seen something that egregious since… well, Angel Beats I guess, but still, there’s like no effort going into this and it’s really annoying.

    Is it that hard to write two likeable characters or at the very least, two I don’t want to beat with a shovel?

  • Albedo says:

    which character in this anime do you NOT want to beat with a shovel? I’d cave in just about every dome in the damn school so far.

  • sora says:

    what happen to the plot??? the evil sheep-man???
    I love how they continueously throw random things into the mix like her three wishes and background…