Hello and welcome to G-Views, where SoL reigns supreme, moe is respected and Dokuro-chan sucks poopie. What do you get when you mix fairy tales with anime characters and add puppet boxing gloves to the mix? you get Ookami-san and her 7 Companions.
Ookami-san and her Seven Companions
Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, fantasy, romance
Themes: help service, parody, pettanko, tsundere
Number of episodes: 12
Plot Summary: A love comedy parodying fairy tales such as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” etc. Ookami Ryoko (Ookami-san) is a spunky high school girl. She is a member of a “fixer” club so called Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school’s problems with her partner Akai Ringo (Akazukin-chan.).
All I can say is that this show was okay for the most part. It’s nothing spectacular and I don’t think it was intended to be.
The main story, if there is one, does pick up near the last batch of episodes.
The music is kinda forgettable and not that noticeable I can’t really say that much about it since there really isn’t anything noteworthy about it. The OP’s good though.
The animation is okay. The characters’ hands look kinda skinny, which makes their blows toward each other a little weird, except for Ookami-san, who looks awesome punching enemies with her gloves.
Ookami-san’s puppet boxing fighting style is awesome for 2 reasons.
1: She’s one of the few anime girls that I’ve seen in a while whose fighting style is boxing.
2: She fights while wearing puppet gloves. Weird and ridiculous to some, but good enough for me as long as she boxes.
Personality wise, she’s a typical tsundere. not much else to say. she’s still awesome nevertheless.
Ringo is my favorite character because of her devilishly clever nature. The girl is a genius and I enjoy watching her in action. She knows exactly how to make others putty in her hands and that’s awesome. I also liked the fact that they show us how Ookami and Ringo became best friends.
Ryoushi’s an idiot. It doesn’t matter how hard they tried to make the guy look cool, he sucked from the moment that we learn about his phobia. Seriously, that’s just sad and irredeemable. I guess he does deserve some brownie points for his attempts at becoming stronger to protect the one he loves, but that’s about it.
The flashbacks are a nice touch since we get to know exactly what happened to everyone and how they became who they are today.
One thing that I really like about this show is the concept of basing some of the cases that the Otogi Bank tackles, on popular fairy tales that we grew up with. Heck, the episode titles tell you which fairy tale the episode will be parodying. Good stuff right there.
Of course! How could I have possibly forgotten the most controversial character of all, the narrator. For those who don’t know who she is, she is best known as being the seiyuu of Kuroko Shirai from To Aru Majutsu no Index and To Aru Kagaku no Railgun. Why is she controversial? Simple. Some people like her voice, others don’t. That’s it. I personally like her voice. also, as a narrator, she’s not bad. I like her a lot more than that annoying narrator from “The Powerpuff Girls” that’s for sure.
In conclusion: This was an okay show and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes fairy tales, characters based on them and cool chicks who box! I just can’t get enough of that. I definitely had a good time watching so it’s all good. It’s up to you if you wish to check this one out because it’s pretty harmless. Besides, you get to throw tomatoes at Ryoushi. Marvelous.