First Impressions: Ookami-san

Cat gloves. So wacky.

For a parody of “fairy tales such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper,’ etc.,” the first episode didn’t seem to do anything remotely clever (something about Cinderella). For a comedy, the first episode is as dull as the “watching paint dry” cliche. The characters aren’t even interesting either. This would make it a pretty bad first episode, right?

Somewhere, somehow, this show is probably gonna be popular thanks to its Flame Haze/Taiga hybrid tsundere for the female lead. Somewhere, somehow, non sequitur shit like the constant references to the heroines’ flat chests and Ookami’s cat gloves are probably considered top comedy.

Last and definitely least, we have a pathetic boy lead who’s literally scared of stares. His only merit is stalking the poor girl (hey, kinda like Edward!) and being a dumb meat shield. Forget the fact that he’s utterly average in every respect and forget the utter absence of any chemistry between him and the girl even from the outset. Since he took a pipe to the back for her, it means raburabu! It must be easy to take a hit to the back though when you have no spine whatsoever.

6 thoughts on “First Impressions: Ookami-san

  1. KizukuKanshi

    I hate it when things start out weak, but who knows? Maybe it’ll be funny. Oh and you forgot his other strong point. Throwing a rock.

    Amazing, isn’t it? He’s totally different than every other wimp, now.

  2. A guy from /m/

    I stopped midway when I came to the realization that it bored me to death. If I see another high-school setting with cute girls and other Otaku-pandering character types, I think I’m going to eat a bullet.

    And don’t get me started on the pathetic male lead, who is more or less the defintion of a headbanger. (Or maybe that’s giving him too much credit with K-ON’s existence and all). How many of these spineless slouches do we need to have before this obnoxious wish-fulfilling trend will come to a halt while subsequently being picked in the balls by reality?

    Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but I’ve had it with this uninspiring drivel that mainly caters to a bunch of people that demand infantilized girls and pathetic people (to relate to) instead of solid storytelling.

    1. E Minor Post author

      If I see another high-school setting with cute girls and other Otaku-pandering character types, I think I’m going to eat a bullet.

      That’s about 99% of anime. That’s a lot of bullets to eat.

      Anyway, what’s the /m/ board again? Mecha? I’m not well-versed on them. What would you say is the last good mecha anime?

  3. A guy from /m/

    Sadly the largest market is exactly like that, which is why I read more manga than I watch anime.

    If you want to watch something science fiction related, whether it are robots or something else, I’d recommend Legend of the Galactic Heroes. It’s great, it’s brilliant, it’s possibly my favorite anime of all time. A space opera worthy of the word ”Epic.” (That’s being thrown around as a violated hooker)

    1. E Minor Post author

      I asked you to recommend the most recent mecha anime and you gave me something from the early 90s. I’m sorry, but that’s just a little amusing to me.


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