Monday, 29 September 2008

Wagaya no Oinari-sama - Episode 20

You know you're in trouble when even the characters in your anime series say "Oh God, not another hot springs episode!", and half of them refuse to turn out for said trip... Yes, that's right, in what I can only assume is an act of desperation Wagaya no Oinari-sama features its second hot springs episode of the series.

This time around, only Noboru and Kuu make the trip to said hot springs, and with Kuu on a TV detective series watching spree and thus determined to take part in some kind of murder mystery during the break, what we're left with is basically an episode of Telepathy Shoujo Ran without the telepathy (although come to think of it that could probably describe Telepathy Shoujo Ran half the time too).

While the episode tries to be a knowing spoof of detective series it ends up being a very poor, unfunny waste of time - Filler at its worst, you could say. Compare it to Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei's masterful parody of the detective series genre, and it just looks all the poorer, and I can't even think of anything positive to mention to even attempt to add some balance to my thoughts, it really was that bad. If only Kuu had won that Korean barbeque after all...

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