Sep 20, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 12

I never imagined that I would say this about any of the remaining Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episodes, but it wasn’t all that bad. In fact, I kind of enjoyed most of it. It’s too bad that the last few episodes weren’t like this one.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.40_[2013.09.19_16.30.44]You can skip most of the first half. I don’t think it’s even worth discussing. That whole suicide thing that Hami has got going on has gotten old and very annoying. She’s become a complete eyesore that I wouldn’t want to see in any future episode at this point. Madoka is slowly getting there as well. It’s nice that she cares about her brother and that she has a ridiculous weapon to show off every now and again, but her obsession to make curry for her brother is getting really boring and predictable. I don’t think I could watch another episodes of that to be honest. It got played out during the last one or two episodes if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.02_[2013.09.19_16.31.12]The second half was much better because Suzuna got Kirihime drunk. It’s simple, unexpected and overall pretty interesting. It was like I was watching another character altogether. The normal Kirihime is strict, violent and a bit of a control freak. The drunk Kirihime is kind, sensitive and quite honest with herself.

I wouldn’t mind it if Kirihime got drunk against next week. I really wouldn’t. It was very amusing to watch, especially when she got sick on top of Kazuhito. I dare say that I was a bit disappointed when they didn’t show us that particular scene, but I’m not sure if I would want to see the heroine barf all over her pet dog. That much just be a bit too much for me.

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Sep 13, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 11

It’s ending… It’s finally ending. I don’t think I ever had it this bad before. I really, really regret picking Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou to write about. The first three or four episodes were interesting and funny, it it’s been boring and predictable ever since.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.25_[2013.09.12_13.23.26]It’s to see that this show is ending. I don’t expect to see another season any time soon, so let me just go ahead and say that the action is really starting to get to me. It’s the same characters, the same style, usually the same scenario and usually it ends in the same way. The only thing that’s still funny is that damned dog.

You know, I remember saying that it was quite interesting that one person (or a dog in this case) can be this interested in books. I thought that the story would prove me, the viewer, with a season’s worth of action and comedy. To think that I got bored after only the sixth of seventh episode. That’s really something…

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.43_[2013.09.12_13.26.20]Either way; the story is ending. I foresee one last ridiculous match-up between the three youngest and most talented authors; Kirihime, Maxi and Sachi’s master, Momiji. I can only imagine that it’s going to end up in yet another writing contest were the authors display all sorts of ridiculous ‘abilities’ that allow them to get the edge.

I wish I was as interested in books as Kazuhito. Maybe this show would’ve seen been as entertaining as before if I was. The only good thing about this particular episode was when Kazuhito was forced to eat his little sister’s messed up curry. I could laugh at his reactions, but it’s quite sad that that, for me, was this week’s highlight.

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Sep 6, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 10

I really regret that I decided to write about this one instead of Servant x Service or Blood Lad. The level or predictability is ridiculous and there is no structure in this story whatsoever. It’s always the same thing.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.34_[2013.09.05_14.00.59]I couldn’t understand why the ratings started to drop after the third episode. I couldn’t understand it back then. Now I do. It’s getting boring, predictable and a little bit annoying. It’s kind of ridiculous that you can see this far ahead in a story. I’m pretty sure everyone knew that Hami was the mysterious author.

Let’s face it people; you don’t focus on specific characters without doing anything with them. I don’t think that a few short scenes with her pathetic suicide attempts qualify as a plan, so, to me, it was only natural that they were saving something for later. It’s always nice when a good guess pays off, right?

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.12_[2013.09.05_14.03.51]This is it. This is all there is to Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou. A story about an absent-minded, book-living moron that turned into a dog after being killed by a criminal that was aiming for his most favourite author, only to end up as the aforementioned author’s pet. He reads a lot, moans a lot, makes fun of her and gets cut from time to time. The author falls in love with the dog and tries everything in her power to make him fall in love with her as well. That’s about it.

Don’t forget; Japan is pretty famous for its tentacle rape, porn that involves a woman (or women) and a creature with tentacles (squids, octopuses, you name it). A little bit of dog-girl action shouldn’t be that much of a shock compared to other material that originates from Japan.

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Aug 30, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 09

I know it is wrong of me to say this now, but I have no feelings of disappointment now that this show is ending. I don’t need to see any OVA’s, I don’t need to see a second season. It’s fine. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou served its purpose; it kept me entertained.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.58_[2013.08.29_22.33.06]Looking back I must say that I regret picking this show over Servant x Service to write about. That show proved to be surprisingly interesting and romantic. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou is just an endless wave of comedy and crappy action. What could you expect from a heroine that uses a pair of scissors as a weapon?

The worst part is that you get excited every now and again. You see a scene that raises your hopes, making you believe that things are about to get more romantic and a little bit less funny. Rather, the comedy is fine. I would prefer to see a little bit more romance and a little less of those crappy action scenes.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.24_[2013.08.29_22.35.23]This episode, too, raised my hopes just likes the others. But, unlike the others, I’m not going to fall for it. I saw a scene where Kazuhito confessed to Kirihime. She got all red and start muttering the most ridiculous stuff you’d ever hear. It was almost too perfect, but I didn’t get my hopes up this time. I knew this was just a spur of the moment thing.

Then, if that wasn’t enough, we finally get to the point where we meet our mystery assassin. It turns out that she’s one of Kazuhito’s old friends from school. What a surprise… Is this a second Madoka-type clash I sense coming? Let’s face facts; it’s probably Hami. They have been focussing on that character so much lately…

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Aug 23, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 08

I give up. I’ll just ride this one out till it ends. It started out as something interesting and it’s starting to end as something that wasn’t even worth watching. It’s the same loop over and over again that makes me want to rip my eyes out.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.58_[2013.08.22_23.13.34]I was very optimistic at first, too. Everyone was about to enjoy their time at the hot springs. They had their own room, staff to treat them like royalty and a whole lot of opportunity for some progress. I was optimistic because for a minute it seemed as though Kirihime was on the offensive, meaning that she was trying to do new things that might make Kazuhito take notice of her and her feelings. I was optimistic despite that fact that Kazuhito’s little sister, Madoka, showed up as well, which is a mistake that Kirihime probably regrets dearly right about now.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.50_[2013.08.22_23.14.09]I really should have known better. You can’t lure an idiot like that with your body. You need quality books to lure that guy into your trap. All other methods are wasted on him. I find it rather disappointing that she actually thought that he would attempt to peek at her naked body, knowing that he makes fun of her breasts all the time.

Oh well, I lost hope in this episode with that obscure character appeared. I knew there was going to be some more pointless fighting with a lot of ridiculous weapons. The worst part is that Madoka has found a new weapon, a second “Tuna Eater”. I was actually happy when Kirihime got rid of that thing….

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Aug 16, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 07

Okay, there is definitely no guideline in Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou. Just enjoy the comedy while it lasts. It’s all about comedy, strange romance from time to time, and fighting in the most ridiculous way possible. All of this will probably last until Kirihime finishes her long-awaited book.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.34_[2013.08.15_14.09.39]This brought me to an idea; Kazuhito didn’t go to “heaven” or “hell” because he desperately wanted to read Kirihime’s upcoming book. This allowed him to return as a strange-looking dog whose mind some people can read. Does this mean that when Kirihime completes her book and he finishes reading it, that he will finally move on and go to “heaven” or “hell”? It’s a dramatic conclusion, no doubt about that, but it might not be so bad. I would be pretty satisfied if that were to happen. Sounds a lot better than it ending with Kirihime continuously cutting him up after he insults her bust size.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.14_[2013.08.15_14.10.07]Let’s take this episode: Kirihime’s favourite bra, a black bra with a dog-like shape knitted in, has gone missing and Kazuhito was responsible. He did his best to hide that thing when he come across another mentality unstable character that tried to kill him. This will probably continue until Kirihime finishes her godforsaken book.

This is fine though. I accepted this when I decided to watch and write about this show. I continue to do so as I constantly see the using rates dropping. But, please, next time throw in a decent character with a decent weapon, not an insane maid whose broom turns into some kind of lance. That’s not even funny.

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Aug 9, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 06

It’s nice to know that Kirihime still thinks of Kazuhito as her life partner. It’s weird, but overall pretty nice. I could very well say the same thing for the story right now. I have no clue what they’re trying to do right now.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.23_[2013.08.08_23.15.23]Speaking about life partners, what is going on between them? Kirihime is fully aware that Kazuhito is a dog now. I doubt that she thinks that he will become human again in the future, so why is she doing this much for him? Does she feel so guilty about his death that she’s willing to give him the rest of her years? That would be pretty sad…

That’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now, especially during this episode. The fact that Kazuhito was primarily preoccupied with saving his beloved bookstore, I could not help but notice Kirihime’s attitude towards him. She’s constantly making sure that he doesn’t get too close to other girls. I don’t know, maybe I’m overthinking things.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.19_[2013.08.08_23.15.50]So yeah, it almost seemed as though they were going to close Kazuhito’s favourite bookstore. The problem with Kazuhito, in this case at least, is that he listened to an emotional little girl that misunderstood her older sister. The funny thing about kids is that they hear what they want to hear, and not what they should hear.

So we had to deal with an emotional Yayoi that thought that her family was about to close the bookstore. She ran away from home, went out with Kazuhito and tried to advertise that bookstore. Imagine my disappointment when Kazuhito and Kirihime ended up going to that bookstore to find out that it wasn’t being closed at all, and that Yayoi had misunderstood completely. What do you call such a thing again? Oh, right, a waste of time… I hope next week’s episode is better.

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Aug 2, 2013

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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 05

You know, the only thing that I would really like to change about Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou would be the drama. The way in which the characters fight is too childish, overly dramatic and I don’t think that it puts the characters in a good light.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.52_[2013.08.01_23.38.21]I thought that things would get crazy for sure now that Madoka found Kirihime’s home. I could already tell that things were going to get freaky and that Kirihime would end up the winner, but did it really have to go down like this? Did Madoka really have to have a transforming tuna knife/sword/cannon? It was difficult enough with her mental instability and her desire to obtain that dog no matter what, but then that weapon of hers came along, followed by a sudden change of heart after Kirihime defeated her. What was the point? What was the author trying to make clear here? I don’t know.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.21_[2013.08.01_23.38.53]Then Suzuna, Kirihime’s editor, shows up again and things get hectic again. You can always tell that things are going to get weird when that character is involved. Suddenly she was able to read Kazuhito’s mind as well, apparently she could do that from the very beginning. It seems that she was the one and only “slasher”, and that she only did it to get Kirihime to write again.

The sighing just doesn’t stop here… This episode was one big mess, really. They need to cut down on the comedy and start focussing more in romance. I know a relationship between Kirihime and Kazuhito will never be possible, but we can at least see them try to work it out somehow. That in itself should prove to be quite funny.

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