I think anyone who dropped Ookami Kakushi because it had a few seconds of yaoi in the last episode will come to regret it. Obviously, it was just a plot device and this show has designs well beyond that.
When I started to watch weekly shows, there was something I was told to keep in mind; that you watch the first episode to decide if the show’s bad, the second episode to decide if it’s good, and the third to decide if you really want to watch it. After three episodes of Baka to Test I think I’ve caught the gist of where this will go, and I’ve decided to stay for the ride, even if, or more likely because, it will be one weird ride.
Even though Nodame Cantabile doesn’t crack my top 5, if I could marry a show, this would be the show I marry. Why? Because after each episode, I realize that for whatever nitpicky faults I completely adore the characters, their situations, the story and the music. It’s not the sexiest show and it’s not the cutest show, but it hits all the right notes. I get all zetsuboushta when I realize it’s the last season. But enough of that! Let’s focus on the good stuff!
It’s late January so you know what season it is… yaoi season! (No that didn’t make any sense. I got nothing. That’s what happens when you get Leno’s writers writing for you.)
Unfortunately, crappy, wet blanket Mio decided to come along for the ride too… And with that I’ve antagonized both the anti-moe trolls, as well as the Mio-moe trolls. By my calculations, this attack should have caused at least 80% of the anime fanbase’s collective heads to ‘splode like Mio under a spotlight.
It’s a bit of a risk, but I’ve decided upon Ookami Kakushi as the second show I plan to write about. Not because there was anything brilliant about the first couple episodes, but because I want to get in on the ground floor for when Ryukishi pulls the rug out from under everyone and turns it into something special.
Before I wrote this post I went on to AnimeNano to see who else was blogging Baka to Test. It turns out there are a lot of people who chose to blog this, probably not as many as chose to blog Durarara but it is up there. It’s a bit daunting for me to be honest but I’m sure no one’s here to hear about my worries, so here’s the thing you’re really here for!