Ririchiyo REALLY enjoyed the Steins;Gate OVA. Maybe a little too much.

I hadn’t been planning to write again this quickly about Inu X Boku SS (Me and My Dog – Secret Service). Frankly this show moves slowly, regardless, I think it has a nice story at its core. The story, as I said in my first post on InuBoku, is one of two broken people coming together, and that “by coming together they both are offered healing and an escape from the separate hells they find themselves in”. Up to now, however, the show has focussed on Ririchiyo’s problem, and her efforts to overcome it. Yes. I said, “up to now”.

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Ririchiyo Shirakiin (me of the title) and Soushi Miketsukami (the dog).

This article is a three episode taste test of Inu X Boku (The Dog and Me), a Winter 2012 anime series. I had been interested in this series since Sapphire Pyro wrote about the manga series. On the other hand I was a little unsure because a series about a tiny tsundere who treats the main male character as a dog just doesn’t seem as fresh as it once did. I am happy to say that, based upon the first three episodes, This series has a couple of very positive things going for it. First, Ririchiyo, the main character, isn’t “just” a tsundere. She is quite compelling and believable as a human being. Second, it is the kind of love story that has gravitas. I’ll describe the show in more detail, including both of these points, in the article below the jump.

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