Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi – impressions so far

July 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm 8 comments

“They say one night with her and whether you’re male or female, she’ll take you down.”

Maid in heaven~

While I pretty much bagged Ookami-san out the first time I wrote about it, admittedly I’ve somewhat enjoyed the latest few eps. Though the series is definitely far from excellent, it does have its moments.

Ryouko's getting ready for Christmas in July

What’s definitely been a double-edged sword has been the adaptation of fairtale characters and elements into the anime series. While I chuckled at the very Japanime transition of Hansel and Gretel into this twisted incestuous couple, other elements seemed like they were merely tossed in for the sake of doing so. I for one, find Ringo’s Little Red Riding Hood character pretty out of place. The only link between Ringo and her fairytale persona is the appearance.

Some dirty old geezer

The humour, while pretty predictable with its mostly fanservice-based gags, I still manage to get a few laughs here and there. Ep 5 was actually pretty funny with the whole millet dumplings joke. I sometimes wonder whether my sense of humour has been wonktarded because of watching too much anime >_>

Thunder punch!

The general concept of Ookami-san is pretty weak, but I guess that’s to be expected in your semi-generic rom-com series. The parts that really peeve me off are the lame, “we’re bff’s for life” and “I’ve got your back” moments that seem to appear in every ep. They’re just corny to the max, and the soundtrack doesn’t help.

Breaking the fourth wall

Overall, I’ll still continue watching Ookami-san as I’m vaguely interested in Ryouko’s past with the all too convenient bad guy Hitsujikai. Plus Majo is awesome XP

Who doesn't like Majo?

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fabrice  |  July 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    This has no plot at all… i expected better from this =/

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  • 2. Baka!  |  July 30, 2010 at 7:53 am

    i thought it would parody fairy tales and the like more. It did in ep1 but from there it barely touches on that…
    It’s showing some development of the plot at least but I’m not sure whether that’s going to make a big difference on my opinion of it.

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  • 3. Joojoobees  |  July 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I think it has parodied fairy tales in every episode, but many of them were Japanese.

    Majo certainly needs more screen time. I wish she would get a whole scene in her lab. Obviously she is inventing up these special weapons and armor, but she doesn’t get to show them off!

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  • 4. Shin  |  July 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    The selling point for me was the narrator… gotta love her. XD; I rather enjoy the rabid humor. The maid episode was kinda off putting for yours truly since I have a bit of a maid outfit trauma…

    Ookami kinda reminded me of Taiga in some ways. What say you?

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    • 5. ippius  |  July 31, 2010 at 12:15 am

      Ryouko = Taiga + Holo (from Spice and Wolf)

      narrator was actually pretty funny this ep~!

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      • 6. Shin  |  July 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm

        Ryouko = Taiga + Holo (from Spice and Wolf)

        YES! Perfect!

      • 7. Lien  |  August 1, 2010 at 5:50 am

        Agreed, that Ryouko is pretty much Taiga, bad attitude, not very sociable. dishonest with her feelings-a tsundere but taller. The only thing Ryouko has anything close in comparison to Horo is that she represents a wolf but Horo actually IS a wolf-a wolf god to be exact. Other than that she lacks the charm, wit, and class that Horo showed. Oh yeah, if Horo turned into her turn form she could probably devour all the main characters and the student council in one gulp. Wonderful imagery eh? 😀 Howls!!!

  • 8. Baka!  |  July 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I just noticed ur “maid in heaven” pun. LAAAAAAAAME

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