Ookamikakushi Episode 2 – The Episode Where Nothing HappensPosted: January 18, 2010
As my title indicates, nothing incredibly important happens this episode. We learn a bit more about a few characters and get hints dropped that wolves have something to do with what’s going on.
This episode also had an extremely disappointing lack of the teacher. He better show up in a later episode.
The episode starts with Hiro’s dad telling us about some wolves that lived in Jouga that were really strong and therefore worshipped by the people as wolf gods or something. Hiro and Mana clearly don’t care at all, but then we get foreshadowing something interesting from their dad.
Hiro and Mana seem somewhat interested in this, but we don’t get to learn much more before the scene changes to outside and we see someone leaving some things on the wall outside of a house.
After the OP… well I’ll be honest, nothing interesting really happens. We see Hiro talking to Isuzu about some stuff that doesn’t seem too important. Then they arrive at school and everyone is surrounding Hiro again trying to get him to do stuff with them or trying to give him things. They all break apart and sit down once Nemuru appears though.
After this scene, we see that Nemuru called Isuzu into a room to discuss something with her. And of course by discuss, I mean piss off Isuzu to the point where she yells at her and stomps out of the room.
After school, Hiro, Isuzu and Kaname are walking to Hiro’s house since Kaname wants to learn some more occult stuff from his dad since it fascinates her, and a car drives by them. Isuzu gets excited and says it’s her brother, so everyone goes over to check it out once it stops at a house not far away.
Hiro introduces himself to Isuzu’s brother, Issei, and he’s excited to finally meet the guy that Isuzu never shuts up about. He decides to give the whole group a ride to Hiro’s house because he wants to talk to his father about occult things too, and because he’s just a nice guy. Seems like the best character so far besides the teacher who’s my favorite and Mana who’s my second favorite.
Once at the house, everyone just kinda talks about the wolves and stuff and not too much happens. Then Issei dramatically goes from my 3rd favorite character to my least favorite.
After Issei made me pause the episode and rage for about a half an hour, I turned it back on to be quite bored with some more wolf information and blah blah blah. Then everyone gets ready to leave and we get some QUALITY ANIMATION.
As Issei is driving home with Isuzu, he comments on how he approves of Hiro and such. Again, nothing too interesting happens. We get a camera shot of an ornament thing he has in his car though. It’s either symbolic of something or it’s foreshadowing something, because the camera looked at it a lot this episode.
The next day, Issei is talking to Hiro’s dad some more while Mana watches him with serious interest (grr…) and Isuzu is just as bored as I am. Though, we do get to learn something about Issei and Isuzu’s past.
Then Hiro’s dad goes to show Issei his storage of books and stuff that contains a bunch of information that he’s learned, leaving Hiro alone with Isuzu.
She takes the opportunity to try and turn him on.
Her attempt ends in the atmosphere getting awkward, and after a while she and Issei leave. They talk about some more stuff that nobody cares about.
Back at Hiro’s place, he’s getting ready for bed when he learns something from Mana.
Mana then tells him that Issei is going to invite him too, but she doesn’t want him to come (NOOOO!). Hiro however absolutely refuses such a thing and says he’ll definitely join them (Good man! You’ve risen in my character rankings).
Then it becomes night and we get to watch the necessary victim of the episode get totally owned.
So all of these victims are… wolves? Maybe that nursery rhyme about them getting turned into wolves isn’t so far-fetched… Though knowing Ryukishi, there’s got to be more to it than that.
We then get to see that angry guy from the end of the last episode again. This time, he has a flashback.
After the flashback, the guy throws his alcohol in anger and gives us an angry glare. Then the episode ends.
“Three, three covered in a fragrance.
Writhe in agony, in your empty dreams.
Fear your sad fate, the five wolves need just endure the rules.”
That’s the creepy poem/chant we get to hear during the preview. While I admit this episode was boring, it looks like it’s because the awesome is being set up and will start to break loose next episode.