Onto Part 2: Genre and Misfit Awards. Inspired by The Null Set, these awards cover genres and well, random things. Without further to do.
Category Archives: Ookami Kakushi
People who picked up Ookami Kakushi and watched it all the way through, myself included, seemed to go through the following phases. Optimism: The show is going to be great! Doubt: Okay, this isn’t it a great start, but give it a chance, it’ll get good. Denial: No way it’s that bad! The story is going somewhere amazing, I’m sure. Acceptance: Okay, it really is that bad. Amusment: Hey, this is so bad, it’s funny. (Usually comes around 10, 11, or 12)
Summery: Useless Hiroshi ends up in a town where strange happening are happening, people go missing, and suddenly, people keep trying to have sex with him. He does nothing while the only characters who do anything useful are Kadame or Nemuru.
Episode Count: 12
Why I Picked It Up: Ryukishi07 made the visual novel. It must be good, right?
Why I Finished This: I actually dropped this at one point, but picked it back up. I couldn’t fight it, the theme song was so catchy. Nemuru was so cool. At the end, the real reason I was watching it was so I could understand Rabbitpoet and Shinmaru’s posts making fun of it. Their posts were truly hilarious.
But: The central point to any anime working, I think, is the main character. They don’t have to be the best character on the show, but they have to work. Hiroshi is the worst main character I’ve ever seen. While there was a decent to awesome supporting cast of characters, he takes up most of the screentime doing nothing. Not to mention the plot is completely ridiculous. The abandon the premise with potential for some half baked ‘save the town’ story that makes little sense with a terrible villain. Did I mention good villains matter as well? They do. Nothing is ever really explained, the story just ends up a ‘let’s accept everyone even if they try to kill us’ message. Ugh…
Who Would I Recommend This To: No one.
Final Rating: 1/5-It was so bad, it actually became funny.
Mal Rating: 4
I’m dropping Ookami Kakushi. There’s a lot I like about the series, but the truth is, the scenes between Hiro and Issei are really upsetting to me, enough that it makes finishing the episode hard for me.
Maybe I’ll go back and finish if I find out there aren’t any more scenes like this between them, or Issei dies, or something, but I don’t want to keep pushing through to have to deal with it all the series.
I just find sexual abuse situations extremely upsetting is the blunt truth of it.
The title is in reference to something that happened around here during election time. I live in a heavily republican area. When Palin was running for office and came under criticism, a house in front of the high school started sporting ‘I like her!’ signs. It wasn’t just one sign. Or two. The entire front yard was filled with these signs, and they also were hanging in every window.
Now, I don’t like Palin. Sorry if I broke any hearts. Rather I really like another unpopular lady.
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.