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Anime 2014 – The Hits

I’ve mentioned what animes I didn’t like, so now it’s time to mention the ones that I did. It’s hard to just pick five though. Really hard to just pick five.

The Hits:

Haikyuu!!

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This was the first sports anime that I finished. I have this really bad habit of starting a sports anime, enjoying it, but never completing it. Haikyuu!! wasn’t like that though. The moment I started to watch it was the moment that I knew I had to finish it. Maybe it’s because the games seem more realistic, maybe it’s because it’s about volleyball, maybe because the Hinata had orange hair. I don’t know. but I loved every moment that I watched this series. The second half of the show was breathtaking. Every emotion that the players felt, I was right there with them. I cheered, I felt nervous, and I teared up a few times. The scene when Asahi hits the ball is still one of my favourite scenes of the year.

Selector Infected WIXOSS & Selector Spread WIXOSS

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The WIXOSS series was fantastic. Lots of twists, lots of turns, and lots of screwing with its characters in horrible ways. I loved it. Despite it’s life and death situation, the show is pretty much a coming of age tale about teenage girls. Their hopes, their dreams, and their feelings are all wrapped up in a card game, but by the end of it they’ve all grown as characters and become stronger people.

The characters are fully fleshed out, the plot is deep, and the psychological aspect always had me on the edge of my seat. It still surprises me that a show about a card game was able to suck me in so quickly, but I enjoyed it.

Tonari no Seki-kun

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I love the manga, so when I heard that this would get an anime I was over the moon. Since it has such a simple premise, it’s hard to mess it up. Even if the studio tried, they wouldn’t be able to. That’s the magic of Tonari no Seki-kun. Thankfully, the studio did a good job and the anime was even better than I could have hoped for. The humour was on point. The games were just as funny seeing them animated. And the characters, they were perfect.

In terms of overall enjoyment, I think this would be my favourite of the year. It was a perfect adaptation to an already great manga.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

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What can I say about Gugure! Kokkuri-san that I haven’t said already? It’s funny. It’s cute. And Shigaraki is my new anime crush. I loved every moment of this strange anime. My only complaint is that it’s over.

Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda

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Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda is about a terrorist group trying to take over the world. Their methods are extreme, their ideas are extreme, but they’re hilarious so I think it’s okay. I think the smoking episode really sealed the deal for me. It starts off fine. Kate is someone who hates smokers because second hand smoke is horrible, but it quickly turns into something else. After a horrible, but amazing, inspirational speech from Kate all of the non smokers decided to become hooligans in their rush to destroy every smoker in their city. Even though they hate smokers, they became worse and that’s why this show was amazing.

Plus, it produced what might be the greatest moment in anime history. The treasure dance.

I still laugh whenever I see it.

 

There’s still a lot more that I liked. 😦

Fall Anime Rundown part 1

I’m just going to mention the shows that are not continuing on in the next season. So just shows that started and finished in the fall seasons, or finished in the fall season.

Amagi Brillant Park – stopped watching, but not sure why

I think I watched three-four episodes of this and then never went back to it again. I don’t think anything was wrong with it, but it didn’t really do anything for me. Maybe I’ll get back to it and finish it one of these days, but for now it’s on hold.

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai – Will eventually finish it

I watched until episode seven and while I was interested in the mystery aspect, I never got around to finishing this anime. Whenever I’d see a new episode, I’d acknowledge it but then do something else. I do only have a few episodes left though, so I’ll probably finish this within the next few days and then update my thoughts on it.

Denki-Gai no Honya-san – DNF

I thought I’d like this one a lot, especially since the characters are an eccentric bunch that work at a manga shop, but didn’t like this at all. Some parts are funny, but a lot of the jokes seemed forced.

Donten ni Warau – Now that it’s done, I guess it’s time to watch it

I still haven’t seen this one yet, mainly because I didn’t want to wait a week to see what happened next. Now that it’s done, it’s time to buckle down and watch it. I’m looking forward to it. Will update this once I’ve finished watching everything.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san – top pick of the fall season

Definitely part of my top three fall anime shows. I love that it doesn’t take itself so seriously and the characters were always fun to watch. Plus, I’ve developed such a crush on Shigaraki. He may be an alcoholic deadbeat, but he’s awesome. I kind of wish we got to see more of Tengu, since he was shown in the promotional photo, but considering how he’s a proud pedo I guess it’s okay that they confined him into such a small role.

Loved this show though. It hit all the right notes and I was never disappointed. If only there were more episodes!

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – the synopsis and promo picture lied to me

Here’s my problem with this show. If the synopsis and promo picture didn’t emphasis the superpower aspect of the show, I think I might have enjoyed this more. But they did, and so I kept expecting something awesome and it never really happened. In the end, it was just your generic run of the mill club room slice of life show. The powers that they got served no purpose, so much so that if you removed it from the plot only two, maybe three episodes would take a hit. Plus, my favourite girl got pushed to the side when she seemed like someone with huge potential. The harem takeover was a bit much, but I did enjoy it enough to finish it. Hatoko’s freak out is definitely a must watch though.

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. – a parody show that understands that it’s a parody show

A parody show about fetishes. I shouldn’t like it and yet I did, even when the animation took a nose dive for episodes 8 and 9. The show doesn’t take itself seriously and some of the moments are just too silly that I can’t help but like it. The fact that Souji had a conversation with his twintail, who sounds like an old man, and regained his confidence after that pep talk was hilarious. It’s a fun show, as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Psycho-Pass 2 – a disappointing sequel

As a standalone series, it was fine. But as a sequel, it fails to live up to its potential. By the time I finished this I was left feeling disappointed. I think the problem here is that a lot of the stuff that was established in the first seasons gets thrown out the window for reasons unknown. The Sybil system always had its issues, we knew that from when it failed to kill Makishima, but at least it was rational. For the most part. Here, it just seemed overly evil just to prove Kamui’s point. Only, what was his point exactly?

It doesn’t matter anymore, since the ending did a hard reset just in time for the movie release. Hopefully Gin actually has something to do there, because he did nothing here. There was one moment that I did find it funny. In the last episode Akane said, “You’re under arrest” to two people and they both ended up dying.

Selector Spread WIXOSS – a great addition to the series

Fantastic! This is what a sequel should be like. There are some plot holes, but I still loved every moment of this show.

Sword Art Online II – GGO, good. Calibur, meh. Mother’s Rosario, needed more episodes

I quite liked GGO and the character of Sinon. The idea of players from SAO’s murder guild coming back and killing people in real life actually makes a lot of sense. It does say something that they never got therapy, but what can you do. The Calibur arc was okay. Mother’s Rosario could have been better. Some of it was good, but some of it really needed more episodes to develop its story. After complaining that she got shafted since the second arc of the series, I was glad that Asuna actually had her own storyline.

Terra Formars – the manga is good

I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The manga is so good, so when I heard that this would get an anime I was all for it. Only, the studio decided to focus more on action than the characters and plot. The Adolf arc was the turning point though and it was brilliant. Even though the animation took a hit, the emotions and story that Adolf shared was great to watch. The last episode was lazy though. Overall, it was just okay. Definitely read the manga though. It is amazing!

Gugure! Kokkuri-san episode 12 – I wish there was more GuguKoku

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It’s Christmas Eve and Kohina is out to buy a present, party bucket of chicken, for Kokkuri-san and then leave. While on her way to get the chicken, she sees a radio controlled ramen cup. It’s tempting, but both her angel and devil side tell her to buy it. They just disagree on whether she should lie about losing her wallet or not.

Ramen cups go hand in hand with Kohina. That and attracting weirdoes which is what she does once again. This one seems human though and in a really creepy way asks if he can buy the ramen cup for her so that they can go somewhere together. Pedophilia isn’t funny, but I did laugh at this scene. That guy was so creepy though, not only with how he said it, but the heavy breathing as he called Kohina cute.

Kokkuri-san shows up to save Kohina from him, because he’s a stalker and was watching her from the shadows. Seems like the crisis is averted and we’ll get a fun Christmas episode now with the rest of the gang.

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Gugure! Kokkuri-san episode 11 – Cuteness Overload!

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Kureha, the red tree and Tengu are now added into the opening picture. All this time I thought the Tengu was some raven/crow creature and eagerly waited for his entrance. Who knew he’d be such a pedobear?

This episode starts with Inugami, in her female form, going to the fridge and seeing some water. It belongs to Kokkuri-ssan and since she loves antogonizing him she decides to drink his water out of spite. Kokkuri-san catches her in the act, but it’s too later for her. She already drank the water and became super cute.

I want to kidnap him and hug him and say “Hey baby Inugami, how are you doing?” And then smile as he replies in baby speech. And then I’d say, “Baby Inugami, I can’t understand what you’re saying when you speak like that.” Then I’d laugh and hug him some more. Ahhhh! He’s so cute!

I really love babies. Not in a Tengu kind of way, I just love being around them…in a normal way. Normal. Very normal way.

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Gugure! Kokkuri-san episode 10 – Sugary Sweet: A Maple Syrup Love Story

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There’s a lady in a kimono who is sitting next to a maple tree. I have no idea who she is though. Another weirdo maybe? Knowing this show, it’s most definitely another weirdo.

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Gugure! Kokkuri-san episode 9

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Kokkuri-san is back to being a male and Shigaraki is back to being an alcoholic. I should be happy about this….I should be happy….

Even if I’m conflicted about this, Kokkuri-san seems to be thrilled at being a man again. He’s so happy that his hair starts to fall out due to over excitement. I’m kidding, it’s because he’s old and stressed about everything.

Poor Kokkuri-san, he should be overjoyed about how his life has gone back to normal but all it did was mask his old problems. His hair is falling in break neck speeds and isn’t showing any signs of slowing. He’s always worried, so the stress is making his hair fall out. But since it’s falling out, he’s just stressing even more.

He can’t even sleep properly because of the sad state of his hair and his mental state caused him to bury Inugami and beat up Tanuki-san. Surprisingly, this is all normal behaviour. Not because it’s Kokkuri-san and this is how he usually behaves, but because he goes through this every year during the seasonal shedding time.

He’s cute as a giant furball though. I may miss him being female, but this is quite nice too. It doesn’t last long though, because the others decide to do some shaving and Kokkuri-san ends up looking like a skinless chihuahua.

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The latter half of the episode deals with Inugami trying to deepen his relationship with Kohina. It doesn’t work out that well though and when he says “I love you” to her, she’s too absorbed with her thoughts that she doesn’t even hear him. She’s thinking of Cup Noodles in case you were wondering.

Since pushing her isn’t working, he tries to run away much like how Kokkuri-san did in the first episode. Only, he hides in the yard and waits for her to notice. She doesn’t. And now Inugami is starting to wonder if anyone ever cared about him and if he was just a trespasser in the house.

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It’s all really depressing and you kind of feel bad for the little guy. Thankfully, someone shows up and shows him just how important he really is. It may not have been what he wanted and caused him to run away for real, but it’s the thought that counts right?

I’m sure he’s fine now though.

Even when everyone else leaves you, Shigaraki will always be there. He’s still weird, and a alcoholic and a bit of a pervert too, but I think he’s my new anime crush.

At this point, I feel like I’m being redundant by what I say after every episode of Gugure! Kokkuri-san. I’m just going to say things like, it was a great episode, and it was. And that I loved every moment of it, which I did. Gugure! Kokkuri-san knows what kind of show it is and remains consistent with its entertainment value.

I do wonder when we’re going to meet that crow fellow from the intro and how big of a role they’re going to have.

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Kokkuri-san is still a female, so I’m wondering if the intro will change to reflect this. Not in the group shot, but the actual song. Thankfully they didn’t change the song, but they did change the group shot which is to be expected.

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Poor Kokkuri-san, even though she’s a female now she still wants nothing more than to me a man again. She thinks she has a chance to revert back to her original state when Kohina finds another scroll that only those who have been cursed can read. Thinking that it would solve her problem, Kokkuri-san reads it only to end up being trolled once more. Instead of the magic words that she so desperately wanted to hear, the scroll just says that she’s stuck that way forever.

Even though Kokkuri-san hates being a female, she’s definitely cuter this way. And all of her old routines look even better when done as a woman. She’d have an easier life if she remained this way, but she isn’t taking the news well.

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Not well at all.

Shigaraki gets tickets to a hotspring and invites Kokkuri-san to go with him on a (not) date. Kokkuri-san agrees without thinking, because the two use to hang out together before, but ends up rejecting the offer once Kohina tells her that it’s a date. Tanuki-san isn’t willing to give up though and invites Kohina and Inugami to the hotspring as well. He also mentions that there’s a curse removing hot spring somewhere in that area. Hearing that Kokkuri-san is ready to go.

So the four, five if you include Tama, who bet up Inugami to get the fourth ticket, head to the hot spring to enjoy a relaxing weekend. At the lodging they see Yamamoto! I love that little alien. He’s too cute. It’s just a coincidence that he’s there though, but it’s a coincidence that I appreciate.

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Whenever there’s a hot spring or bath episode in an anime, the girls end up talking about bouncy things while the guys try their best to steal a peek. Gugure! Kokkuri-san is no different, but it doesn’t really go the way you’d expect. The girls, Tama, Kohina, girl Inugami, and Kokkuri do talk about stuff and Shigaraki peeks, but he doesn’t end up seeing anything. I never thought that Tanuki-san would be covered in tattoos, but now that I see them I can’t think of him as ever not having them…if that makes sense. The tattoos really fit his character. I’m almost shocked that I never thought to myself that he would have tattoos.

The rest of the episode has Kokkuri-san trying to find the curse removal hot spring with Shigaraki. It feels more like a date though, with Kokkuri-san complaining about being treated like a woman and Shigaraki there supporting her.

He protects Kokkuri-san from cars.

He offers to hold the shopping bags since Kokkuri-san is having a hard time with them, but she refuses. Kokkuri-san is adamant that she doesn’t want to be treated like a girl, even though she is currently is one and will probably remain this way for the rest of her life. Shigaraki finally gives up on holding the bags and instead picks up Kokkuri-san.

Even though he’s a deadbeat alcoholic gambling addict, Tanuki-san was quite manly in how he treated Kokkuri-san. Not only with his actions, but by his words too. He tells Kokkuri-san that he’ll do his best to make him/her not miss being a man. Despite myself and knowing that Kokkuri-san wants nothing to do with this relationship, I found myself wishing Shigaraki the best.

After he says these words, he leans in and kisses Kokkuri-san.

The episode is pretty much over, so I wonder if Kokkuri-san will actually remain a female. I don’t know how I feel about that. Kokkuri-san is definitely cute as a woman, but I like the male voice actor. Plus, what makes the little fox so special is that it’s easy to laugh at him when he’s a man. When he’s a woman, you just find him precious.

Plus, he’s an enemy to the other female characters because he’s more popular than them. He’s not trying to come across as overly confident, but his words are definitely irradiating to the others. There’s a scene that happens earlier when Kohina asks him why he doesn’t like being a female, even though he’s more popular this way.

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She replies with “When I’m a woman, men swarm around me and ask me to marry them.” She’s trying to gain sympathy, but no one wants to waste that feeling on an attractive female who has no problem getting guys.

I hope Kokkuri-san becomes a man again, but I’m conflicted because Tanuki-san is quite charming at the moment. Everything he did in this episode is what a typical romantic lead male would do. Unfortunately for him, the moment he leans in for the kiss the curse breaks and Kokkuri-san is back to being a guy. Kohina’s ancestor made it that the curse can only be broken when you have a touching moment with someone of the opposite sex.

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Considering the fact that Kohina’s ancestor was the ultimate troll, this is the perfect ending to a curse of this nature. I mean, their family motto is, “Make them suffer again and again” so this is to be expected. I feel bad for Tanuki-san though. He’s going to have to find another girl now, even though female Kokkuri-san was perfect for him. Not because she’s cute, but because Kokkuri-san and Shigaraki are already close to one another.

What could have been….

Kokkuri-san is back to being a male. Shigaraki is back to being a deadbeat. And everything is right again in this anime. I thought Tanuki-san was pretty funny when he first showed up, but I’m loving his manly moments. It started when he saved Kohina out, but it truly blossomed in this episode. I thought I’d only laugh when he showed up, but he’s proved me wrong.

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Another weirdo showed up. This time a female who has fall in love with either Kohina or Kokkuri?

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The OP changed to include the new scar on Shigaraki’s face. I love when the show does little touches like this.

The new character is a stalker, just like everyone else on this show; she’s been following Kokkuri day in and day out. She finally mustered up enough courage to talk to Kokkuri-san. Will she confess her feelings for him? I mean, he is a bishie after all so it’s understandable if she wants him. The girls at Kohina’s school couldn’t get enough of him, so maybe she wants a piece of that foxy, foxy man.

The only problem is that Kokkuri-san isn’t ready for a relationship and doesn’t like making women cry, so how will he reject her earnest feelings without hurting her? Turns out he doesn’t have to do much, because like everyone else on this show she wants Kohina and not Kokkuri-san.

That’s embarrassing, but I guess this was her plan because she grabs Kohina and starts cuddling and sniffing her. She sniffs Kohina in a very weird and illegal place, but sniffs her nonetheless. It’s kind of funny how the only normal supernatural creature on this show is Yamamoto and he’s has a weird sibling living in his mouth. I actually thought Tama would just join the cast, but have issues with Kokkuri-san and Inugami since she’s a cat. She did have issues with them, but the show surprised me once again with how weird these characters can get.

The new weirdo is Tama from Nennekotei and she wants Kohina. She can’t believe that someone so cute can be a human. It doesn’t help that Kohina keeps referring to herself as a doll. Tama really wants her though and is even willing to trade her freaky possessed dolls for Kohina. Kokkuri-san manages to chase her off, but it looks like Tama was able to complete her goal of capturing Kohina.

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I wonder why Inugami and Tanukki-san don’t recognize that this isn’t Kohina. Once Kokkuri-san mentions the changes, the three head over to Tama’s workplace to find Kohina, who has now been renamed Okiku-chan. There’s kind of a freaky scene when the fake Kohina doll starts running to join them.

Since Tama has ramen noodles, Kohina starts living there. She has no choice anyways, since Tama placed a barrier around the store blocking the three chief weirdos from coming in. At first it’s fine since she can get ans much ramen noodles as she wants, but Tama becomes even stricter than Kokkuri-san. She even destroys a ramen cup, because Kohina loves it so much.

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Kohina ended up defeating Tama and escaping from Nennekotei and now I’m hoping for the fake Kohina doll to become a regular cast member. She’s kind of grown on me. At first I thought she was creepy, but she has a cute side to her as well. Plus, it looks like she’s getting along with everyone now.

The second story involves a box in Kohina’s storehouse. If you open it, you get cursed. Kokkuri-san can’t help himself and gets becomes a female. It’s his fault though. There was a sign that said don’t open it and on the box it said, “Seriously, don’t open it!” But he did and instead of finding a solution to his problem, the note contained inside the box just says, “I told you not to open it. Lol.” I want to meet the person who made this box. They seem awesome!

Kokkuri-san isn’t pleased though and promptly burns the note into ash. Kohina finds him and explains that if you placed the note under a light then it would reveal how to reverse the curse. It is a bit confusing though, but the dying wish of the first head of the Ichimatsu family was to put confusing pieces of paper inside cursed boxes. His purpose was to watch people get frustrated. I want to meet the first head! He sounds awesome!

Kohina suggests he ask the others for help, but Kokkuri-san is against that. Inugami will only increase the curse while Shigaraki would sexually harass him. He doesn’t though. The moment he sees Kokkuri-san, he promises to never gambling, smoke, drink or do any bad stuff as long as Kokkuri-san marries him. And he’ll probably won’t cheat on her either. What a gentleman Tanuki-san is.

So will Kokkuri-san become Shigaraki’s bride? Why is he so against being female? The episode ends, so I guess we’re finding out what happens next week. Kohina doesn’t really care though. She’s more concerned with the leek that’s stuck on her teeth.

Since Kokkuri-san is a female at the moment, I wonder if the OP will change to reflect this. If it did then that would be pretty fantastic. Whenever something changes or a new character shows up, the OP changes to reflect this. So it should happen….but then the singing would have to be different too, I think? Oh well, I’m looking forward to see what happens. Hopefully he doesn’t revert back until after the OP happens.

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This show never fails to amuse me and I find myself completely understanding why everyone would fall in love with Kohina. She’s may act like a doll, but she’s a mighty cute one. There’s still another guy left to join the crew, if we’re going by the promotional posters. I wonder if he’ll be somehow related to Kohina and show up in the next episode? It would be funny if he’ the first head of the Ichimatsu family, just because we need a trollish character to round up the group of weirdos.

My only complaint with this episode is that it felt way too short. I want more and not have to wait till next week to get my fix.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san episode 6

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Due to being around spirits all the time, Kohina starts to develop an even greater sixth sense towards them. With this, she can see a whole new world, but the spirits are dangerous so Kokkuri-san tells her not to make any eye contact or interact with them in any way, shape or form.

Kohina being Kohina doesn’t listen. She befriends a small eyeball bat like creature that is actually incredibly cute. She knows that Kokkuri-san wouldn’t be happy with the bat spirit, so she plays with it but never makes eye contact.

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This isn’t enough though and Kokkuri-san sends the little creature to outer space. But after a few days it comes back. From what we know about Kohina, she won’t be able to stay away from the little guy. Shigaraki sees her and warns her that this is a dangerous thing to do because spirits don’t know the difference between good and evil.

But he does agree to keep her secret as long as she gives him money. Oh Tanuki-san, please never change!

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So Kohina and the bat creature spend their days playing in secret while Shigaraki keeps an eye on them. At first, everything is innocent and I started to think that it would eventually join the growing cast of weirdoes. Except, it starts getting scary….

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Really scary…

The bat creature was fine at first, but now that it has a taste for human blood it can’t control itself. In the end, it isn’t Kokkuri-san who saves the day it’s Shigaraki. Tanuki-san may be a scum buckling alcoholic low life, who I love, but he has a good side to him. No one but us knows about it, but that’s simply how he rolls. My opinion of him definitely went up in this episode.

The episode ends with Inugami informing Kokkuri-san about how he hates everything in life except Kohina and watching people suffer. The entire scene is incredibly absurd, but incredibly funny as well.

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There were tons of funny moments here (like what’s happening in the picture above with Tanuki-san and Kohina), but the ending, before the Inugami/Kokkuri-san part, was really sweet. We actually had some character development for a character that I never thought we’d see it from.

I also liked how the show established that not all spirits are as easy to deal with as the three that are currently haunting Kohina. I suppose you could say they have their own issues, but none of them wanted to actually kill her due to developing a burning desire for her blood. And in that sense it’s not the bat’s fault for wanting to kill Kohina. He doesn’t understand good and bad, kind of like Kohina in a sense. Due to her doll like tendencies, she’s sometimes unable to make the right choices in life. That isn’t technically her fault either. She grew up alone and shut down her feelings.

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The bat may not have had anyone to properly guide it, but at least Kohina does.  In any case, it was another great episode.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san ep 5

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Inugami is in his female form at the moment and teases Kokkuri-san to become female too. It seems like a normal scene, until Tanuki-san, Shigaraki, shows up and is shocked that such a beautiful woman is there. Even though everyone tells him that she’s Inugami, who will eventually switch to his male form, Tanuki-san is only focused on the present. The past and future doesn’t matter when there’s a beautiful woman around.

Since the two of them haven’t spoken much, Tanuki-san decides to charm her by saying the following:

“Why don’t we head over to my bed– and have something to eat and drink while we get to know each other.”

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That’s right. He went straight to the heart of the issue before changing tactics mid-sentence. Inugami informs him that her body and soul belongs to Kohina and then insult him a few times for good measure. She also shoots him, but this seems to turn him on even more.

Kokkuri-san, being the only proper grownup here, decides to put a stop to this since the morals of the household is become more and more corrupt and Kohina won’t hav e a proper upbringing if it continues like this. He’ll have a hard time though, because he lives with Tanuki-san and Inugami.

Can I mention how much I love the OP, it’s awesome.

In the past episodes, I’ve been wondering about why there was a random flower vase on Kohina’s desk at school. It seems like a classic case of bullying, but Kohina doesn’t seem to mind it and since the person keeps stalking her, I assumed that the bully might have been another ghost who wanted to haunt Kohina. In this show, if you stalk Kohina and keep doing things to her it means that you like her and want to haunt her.

Turns out I was only half right. The bully does indeed like Kohina, but she’s just a human. At first, Jimeko, the girl who is bullying Kohina, only wanted to get Kohina’s attention and become friends. Kohina, being the girl we all know and love, never noticed since she was thinking of ramen too much.

And when she did notice, like when Jimeko threw an eraser at Kohina’s head with a slingshot, it ended up with Jimeko getting hurt.

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Atta girl Kohina.

Jimeko is a bit stupid, but she’s also a shy tsundere type. She wants to make friends, but doesn’t want them to think that she does. When she transfered to Kohina’s school, one year back, she missed her chance at making friends and decided to focus all of her attention to the person beside her. That person happened to be Kohina.

In her effort to get Kohina’s attention, she soon lost sight of her goal and started bullying her. Only, Kohina never really notices the bullying and doesn’t seem all that damaged by the vases on her desk. The only one suffering damage is Jimeko’s wallet.

kokkuri-san (4)

Well, the show solves this in this episode. Kohina was being bullied, only she never realized it. The one bullying her, Jimeko, gets annoyed by her non-reaction and confronts her. Jimeko, is a bit stupid. Her outburst gets her in trouble and we learn that she’s been using her own money to buy the flowers day in and day out. Kohina then says that she should stop trying to bully her, only because the only damage that is being done is to Jimeko’s wallet.

Jimeko does confront Kohina about the bullying, but ends up getting in trouble herself. Like I said, Jimeko is a bit stupid.

After the confrontation, Jimeko stays home from school and Kokkuri transfers in. He lives up to his bishie status and all the girls seem to love him. Inugami gets jealous and decides to transfer to the school as well.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san - Bishie Kokkuri

The only problem is that they’re still both adults and look the part too. Everyone in the class realizes this as well. Inugami also doesn’t seem to have a problem becoming female and showing off his ears and tail. He also threatens poor Yamamoto, who did nothing but sit next to Kohina.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san - Yamamoto & Inugami

At this point, you might be asking yourself, “Why did these two join Kohina’s school?” Inugami did because Kokkuri-san did. And Kokkuri-san did because he wanted Kohina to have more friends. If he got friends, then Kohina, by extension, would gain more friends as well. The friend of my friend is my friend. Only, due to his age and the amount of weird things that have happened since he and Inugami showed up, it’s only alienated her even more. And Kohina tells him that a friend of his would only be an acquaintance to her.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Oh well, at least he tried.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san - Kohina