September 3, 2010
Heaven together with fire: the image of Fellowship with Men. The I Ching tells us that
Men bound in fellowship first weep and lament, but afterward they laugh. After great struggles they succeed in meeting.
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi episode 10 only shows the weeping and lamenting phase, as various members of the Otogi bank are kidnapped by the delinquents from Onigashima High School. With their forces divided, the Otogi bank looks all but conquered, but I’m not worried, because it looks like we are heading into the final showdown.
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi episode 5 picks up the larger plot that was suggested back in episode 2. The Onigashima High School students (who attacked Ryouko in episode 2) are still causing trouble. The Otagi Bank responds by busting in to directly confront the Oni school’s new student council president. For comprehensive screen caps check out the Emory Anime Club’s site.
July 22, 2010
Episode 4 of Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi continues the development of the side characters, but, unlike last week, it seemed to do a better job of balancing side character development with deepening of the main couple’s relationship. The featured character is the Otogi Bank’s maid, Otsuu Tsurugaya, whose story is inspired by the Japanese folktale, Tsuru no Ongaeshi (A Crane’s Repayment for the Kindness Received).
July 9, 2010
The second episode of Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi continues the exposition: 1) the main characters are deepened, 2) more characters are introduced, and 3) a larger plot development is hinted at. This review focuses on these three elements. For a more comprehensive episode summary take a look at Hanners’ Anime ‘Blog, and for more extensive screenshots Aroduc has got you covered.
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (Wolf and her 7 friends), hereafter Ookami-san, episode 1 succeeds as a parody. both of famous fairy tales, and of the romantic comedy genre. We also got a quick introduction to some of the characters, and a sense of the tone and setting. It pretty much goes without saying, with JC Staff on hand, that the animation was attractive and entertaining.