Bulk Update: Shiki 6, Occult Academy 7, and Ookami-san 7
August 13, 2010
Another week with me falling behind. Here I try to keep up, by writing about Shiki episode 6, Occult Academy (Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin) episode 7, and Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi episode 7. Before we get down to it, you might want to know that the mysterious driver of the cart has produced a chart revealing anime expected in Fall 2010. Take a look now, and start wondering about shows you won’t be able to watch for months.
Just when you thought things were bad enough for the remaining residents of Sotoba village, the village is attacked by marauding zombies! … What? Oh. that’s just some old lady gossiping in front of the stationary store. Never mind.
Some folks are slowly becoming aware of the true threat behind the deaths afflicting the town’s dwindling population. And the most emo part of that threat is Megumi’s undying undead puppy love. I can’t decide if ripping up her letter and scattering it where she could find it was a smart idea because it clarifies that she is not allowed in, or a stupid idea, because who knows what she will do when she is angry. At any rate, with some villagers catching on, this show is bound to take an interesting turn soon.
Next we have a series about Chihiro’s love, and some side plot about school kids and the end of the world. Man, was I trolled! I was sure that last week’s episode ended ominously with some sort of demonic being crossing into our dimension to enslave humanity. Actually that didn’t happen.
Oh, well. Everyone knows the real plot is about the vice-president, and in this episode she successfully defended her secret from one of those pesky students who tried to get into her desk drawer.
The fairy tale this time is another traditional Japanese tale. This one is about a man who gives his own umbrella to a Jizou statue on the side of the road. He returns home broke, weathered, and without any rice to eat for New Year’s. In the middle of the night, someone mysteriously leaves a giant rice ball for his family and, of course it was the Jizou statue returning the thoughtful man’s courtesy.
In this version of the tale, a young girl (named Jizou) is sneaking in to her sempai’s dorm room to cook and clean for him. Ringo convinces her to explain her feelings in person. One thing leads to another, and, you guessed it, Ryouko ends up with amnesia. Wait, what?
In her vulnerable state Ryouko runs into Shirou Hitsujikai, the student council president of Onigashima High School. Shirou tells Ryoushi that he had sex with Ryouko and thus destroyed her reputation in middle school. Ryoushi stands by Ryouko, and Shirou eventually admits that he is a liar. Unfortunately Shirou displays some sort of skill (knife ability?) that disables Ryoushi’s ranged attack. Clearly there will be another confrontation with Shirou before this series ends, as he was able to get away without the trouncing he deserves.