Inu X Boku SS 6 ~ cooking is about seeing the possibilities clearly
February 17, 2012
Inu X Boku SS (The Dog and I) is a slow moving series, but I really like the direction it is headed. The past several episodes have been introducing characters, so there really hasn’t been much progress in the central narrative, but that story (about two broken people who are healed by coming together) is such a nice one that I have been satisfied to watch what happens. This time, episode 6, the series took a different perspective on this central theme. One of the main characters (Soushi Miketsukami) was almost entirely absent, and instead the other (Ririchiyo Shirakiin) was mostly an observer of another pairing that is full of awkwardness, but is essential to the participants.
While Ririchiyo keeps her nose to the grindstone, Roromiya is constantly doing something out of the ordinary. The other kids talk openly about her as a freak, and this causes Banri Watanuki to defend her, including getting into fights. Roromiya is weird, and Watanuki is incapable of dealing with his own feelings openly, nevertheless the two have developed a deep friendship, and look out for one another. By observing Roromiya and Watanuki’s flawed, but essential relationship, Ririchiyo can see the importance of connecting with other people, and also that it is possible to connect with others, even when you don’t quite know how.