Saturday, 27 September 2008

Wagaya no Oinari-sama - Episode 19

There's a God of poverty in town, siphoning luck away from its residents, and it must be stopped! Actually, if we're being a little more realistic, we can probably say that there's a God of filler on the loose, who needs to be stopped before he drags too many episode of Wagaya no Oinari-sama into its trap.

Episode nineteen of the series manages to bring us a Halloween themed instalment entirely too early, but this time of costumes and disguises acts as a perfect cover story for our otherwise relatively harmless God. Still, Ebisu is determined to have him caught, turning the rest of the episode into a rather slapstick chase around town to catch said poverty God and win the big (or not so big, as it turns out) cash prize.

There isn't a great deal to discuss apart from this - We do get a few minutes of the wonderful Sakura, which is always welcome (and I suppose the short skirt helped), but to be frank it wasn't enough to save this episode from being stamped with a big, fat label stating "run-of-the-mill". Overall, this proved to be a distinctly unspectacular and rather pointless affair which leaves me with little to recommend it - It wasn't even particularly fun in the grand scheme of things compared to some of the other more filler-esque episodes provided by this series, which is a bit of a disappointment overall.

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