After this, I only have one more show I’m planning to check out for this season.
It’s really hard for me to want to watch a show that no one else is too thrilled with. On the other hand, I’ve come to expect a certain type of format from Ryukishi09’s anime adaptation, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni . The few episodes are dull, with bits of mystery thrown in to keep you pushing alone. However, exactly the point you’re ready to give it, it suddenly gets cool, and you’re sucked it.
Given that criteria, Ookami Kakushi did better then expected. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a horribly dull first episode, but it could be worse.
I’m glad to see Peach Pitt’s art style again. I love Peach Pitt, but since they’re gotten sucked into never ending Shugo Chara, I’d pretty much given up hope of seeing any of their art animated, at least until Shugo Chara finished. Luckily, I was wrong. It also looks very nice, and the backgrounds are pretty. Definitely a leg up on the previous Umineko.
I actually really like all the characters. Rabbitpoet expressed being worried he’d be able to pull off being a main character, but personally, I think he’s perfect. Rather then Battler, who went downhill, Hiro can only really go up from here. Not to mention, he’s so adorable. I love boys with glasses. None of the other characters really turned me off either. I like Isuza. She’s bold, and straightforward, qualities I like in girls. Sure, she’s a little childish, but it adds to her charm, I think.
I’m actually really intrigued by the mystery already. I wonder why all the students were interested in Hiro like that, then suddenly lost interest. I’m thinking there’s some sort of supernatural war between the towns…
I won’t blog the show until it gets interesting, but I’m not letting the first episode dash my hopes. As it’s already off to a better start then it’s predecessors, I consider this a good sign. However, I’m not blogging this until it gets interesting.