Posted on 2 February 2012 with categories: Winter 2012 Kaleidoscope

Hmm, so I had hoped that that new character would bring in a bit of a dynamic. Instead he’s just another side character who happens to know some of the other side characters. Not the thing that you’d expect for progressing the storyline of this. I think it’s fairly safe to say now that Inu X Boku will be the worst TV-series from David Production for me.

With this episode, I’ve gotten a really clear picture of this series. It’s really a “feel good show”, and it actually cheers me up quite a bit when watching it. I can really see it work out… if it had 26 episodes to work with. That will allow this cast to properly grow. Unfortunately this is not the case and instead we only have 12 episodes. With that in mind, this episode wasted too much time and introduced too many characters, who were all one-sided, adding even more to the big problem of one-sidedness of this series. It was funny, but with this rate this show is never going to get the right development out of them.

The coming week I’m going to be shuffling around a bunch of series in my blogging schedule. I’ll give this show one more episode to redeem itself, but at the moment it’s the only show that I’m blogging that I’m dissatisfied with. I first want to wait until Smile Precure airs and Black Rock Shooter delivers its second episode for that.
Rating: * (Good)

5 Responses

  1. Scruffy says:

    By the looks of last week Soushi was ALOT more than just a secret service agent in that he seemed to be providing other .. services. I guess this is going to be where the drama for the next few episodes is going to come from. I do wish they’d tone down the yuri fanservice in this show though. It’s unnecessary

  2. Oroboros says:

    @scruffy
    Agreed. the Yuri fanservice was part of the reason I fell asleep. Dropped.

  3. Roseille says:

    After being (unexpectedly) pleased by the first couple episodes, I read the manga, which has proven to be more amusing and more serious than the anime seems to be. The eerie turn it takes in the as-yet untranslated volumes interested me. However, there’s no way this anime will be able to get that far. I don’t expect much more than a happy cute-fest (though, admittedly, an adorable one).

    Even so, the anime doesn’t seem to pack the same punch the manga does. Maybe ridiculousness and absurdity just seems less over-the top in black and white.

  4. imredjimmy says:

    This was the “last chance” episode for me and sadly it failed the test. I’ll drop it, maybe I’ll watch the rest later if it suddenly becomes amazingly great (which I doubt). This is sad, I expected better coming from David’s Production.

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  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:21 AM)
    @Bam Or its 2:20 in the morning and I have work tomorrow so I don’t give a fuck.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:17 AM)
    If we want something different and demand it with tact, reform will come.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:16 AM)
    @Anon: to feel as we should not discuss, debate, or be proactive in certain matters based on fear of inconsequentiality is how nothing ever progresses.
  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:15 AM)
    This is fucking pointless. It’s pretty damn late where I live, I have things to do. http://i.imgur.com/Etech5w.gif
  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:12 AM)
    @Bam Again, what the hell they want. They want to follow the market? They’ll do it. They want to try and connect to a new audience, as a risky buisness venture? They’ll do it.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:10 AM)
    @Anon: false. They do what the market demands (or they might think it demands).
  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:09 AM)
    @Bam If. If they did that. If they did this. See how we can do this all night? They do what the hell they want, or what they feel is right.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:08 AM)
    @Anon: that which is the crux of my argument has nothing to do with subjectivity of human experience, which is an altogether different argument that you are throwing in there to gain some ill-conceived leverage.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:06 AM)
    @Anon: If they realize that millions who watched Dandy were actually in the 20-30 range (fact) then they might understand that they are loosing a lots of market share and might understand that teenage pandering for such shows is completely unnecessary,.
  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 11:06 AM)
    @Bam sigh, no. Shit. I’m not talking about who WATCHES the show, but who JUDGES it. As in what YOU are doing right now on an entire industrial scale.

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