Monday, 14 July 2008

Wagaya no Oinari-sama - Episode 11

With the whole Reverse Circle arc finally closed out by the end of episode ten, this particular instalment of Wagaya no Oinari-sama allows us to enjoy some more light-hearted fare (although to be fair even a 'serious' episode of this show isn't what you call deeply profound). With Kou still ramping up the list of breakages by the week, herself and Kuu finally decide that it's time to get a part-time job to help pay their way. Really, I'm not sure there's much more I need to say beyond that, as their efforts wherever they go lead to predictably disastrous consequences.

Indeed, this particular episode is the kind of thing that has 'predictable' written all over it, and it soon becomes easy to second-guess what's going to happen next. Despite that though, I can't really call this a bad episode by any stretch of the imagination, as it turns out to be entertaining enough all in all, there just really isn't a lot to say about it. In many ways this mirrors quite a large portion of the series as a whole, always doing an acceptable (albeit predictable) job without ever even coming close to stretching itself to any degree. If you don't mind your anime unchallenging, then Wagaya no Oinari-sama just about works.


Shaman King said...

Great anime review! Thanks.

Teeif said...

The Reverse Circle arc was really, really weak. I feel I'm missing something in not understanding Japanese culture on rites of death, shintoism and buddhism.