Monday, 4 August 2008

Wagaya no Oinari-sama - Episode 14

I get plenty of deliveries to my door each week as part of my work, but thus far I'm yet to find any white-haired girls with red eyes land up on my doorstep, not least one delivered by a giant cat. It's probably for the best, to keep me out of the mental institution for a little longer, but it appears that this is exactly the kind of thing that happens when you share your house with a demon fox.

While the bound and sealed girl in question gets nicknamed Saiko by the family, there is little in the way of clues as to where she's come from and why she's turned up in Tooru's name. However, as the episode progresses is becomes increasingly apparent that this odd delivery is, in some shape or form, Kuu's doing, although the whys and wherefores will have to wait for another episode.

As has been the case with much of this series, episode fourteen of Wagaya no Oinari-sama ticks along quite happily without ever offering too much in the way of either comedy, action or thought-provoking drama, making for an undemanding watch. It has its worthwhile moments (Sakura is always worth the admission fee, and Kuu's attempt to use the phone while complete with fox ears was a good gag), but the genial and pleasant nature of the whole thing means there's never much of a feeling of threat surrounding any action or kidnappings in the series. It's that kind of approach to the series which has left me to label it with the dreaded word of medicority that is "nice" - It's nice to watch if you want something pure and simple, but beyond simply filling a gap in your day there isn't a great deal to it, even when it begins to hint at something bigger as this episode does.

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