Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – 05

What is this I don’t even

I know I said I like weird shows, but I can’t believe what I just saw. Tuna Eater? Electric knives? Chainsaws? Bazookas? Whuuu


That Escalated Quickly

Well I’ve seen everything now.

Continuing from the cliffhanger last episode, Madoka has a showdown with Kirihime. The two first have a verbal sparring, which ends in Kirihime’s favor thanks to her way with words (she is an author after all) and Madoka’s own mental instability; the whole “you stole my brother” thing honestly wasn’t a very strong case to begin with. Kirihime even goes so far as to reveal her identity as Akiyama Shinobu, which I initially thought would push Madoka completely over the edge. But instead she just retreats back out the window with Kazuhito in tow. But Kirihime isn’t done yet. She chases Madoka down to the park where the two have what can only be described as the strangest and most random duel I’ve ever seen.

Don’t try this at home.

Obviously Madoka was hiding something in her cello case, but I didn’t expect it to be a Tuna Eater. Wait, what? What even is a Tuna Eater? Who knows, but apparently it’s some sort of electric kitchen knife that talks? Just how a talking electric knife would help Madoka get up to the top of the building and escape back down safely is completely beyond me, but apparently it makes sense to Kirihime. But that’s not all. Kirhime whips out her trusty “all-purpose stationary” aka her scissors aka Hasajiro, and the two proceed to clash in an epic battle. And as things move on, it only gets stranger, with the Tuna Eater morphing into a pair of chainsaws and a bazooka that fires giant bullets. Maybe this was supposed to be hilarious, but honestly I wasn’t impressed at all. This isn’t a show being funny, it’s just so painfully outlandish you have no choice but to laugh.

Another Case Closed

The final boss appears.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will again reiterate that InuHasa should just give up on the giant electric-knife-chainsaw-bazooka cooking utensil thingies and just focus on the mystery. At least that aspect of the show has more coherence than the entirety of the showdown we just witnessed. And in this episode, it is revealed that while the slasher incident started off as a legitimate case, it eventually turned into a hoax brought about by our favorite masochistic editor. Apparently she caught (and punished) the real culprit before going on to perpetuate the rumors of the slaher; all this to help Kirihime get out of her slump. Except the author herself had already gotten back in the groove without the need for mysterious afro hair cutters, so it was all for naught.

The final boss is defeated.

The one interesting tidbit we got from it though, is that Suzuna isn’t as simple as a perverted masochist after all. She may act like the fool in front of Kirihime, but her manipulative side is revealed to the audience here. The only thing she cares about is Kirihime writing more books, and she’s willing to do anything to make this continue, even if it means killing Kazuhito. But luckily for our canine friend, Kirihime isn’t about to let someone besides herself harm Kazuhito, so it looks like both dog and editor will remain on equal standing for now. Which doesn’t say much for Suzuna.


I almost didn’t make it through this episode thanks to the ludicrous battle scene. But I’m glad I did make it to the end after all, because the revelation of Suzuna’s other side really was an eye-opening development in my eyes. Here’s another person who can hear Kazuhito’s voice, and is also deeply involved with Akiyama Shinobu’s books. It’s not explained how she’s even able to do the former as I thought only Kazuhito and Kirihime share a special bond, but I speculate it might simply result from her being as big a fan of Kirihime’s work as Kazuhito is. Whatever the case, I’m glad she doesn’t constantly play the masochist fool.


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6 Responses to “Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – 05”

  1. Oori says:

    Seriously this series is getting out of hand. When I saw this becoming Dansai Bunri, my mind just got turn off by it. It’s like it became something that it shouldn’t be.

    I just continue watching it because it’s rare that a show has a human/ dog combo-comedy.

  2. BlackBriar says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how absurd this one show can get. What company actually sells a weapon to a high school, moreover, how could the postal service not notice something that sticks out like a sore thumb? The impressive thing is that the masochist editor had enough self control to set up an incident like that. But for her to attack the pet shop owner and use Madoka in her plot, she’s creeping into yandere territory.

  3. Highway says:

    This show does pretty much defy any explanation except that it’s really easy to say it’s ‘bad’. It’s pretty incoherent, and really uneven at its best. I like the deal that the mysteries are just a MacGuffin to get Kazu and Kirihime to do stuff, but I really can see where it’s not the show for most people.

  4. AllenAndArth says:

    somehow i want to see more of this series, the super-saw-thingy and although the show makes no sense i kinda want more…

    • BlackBriar says:

      It makes you feel like you’re betraying your better judgment, doesn’t it? Because that’s what I’m feeling. 😀

      • AllenAndArth says:

        exactly…as much as the show sucks, i can’t help but to watch knowing that’s going to suck, but somehow i have to watch…at least is not campione

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