InuHasa: The Musical
Well whaddaya know, this episode of InuHasa is actually decent. With just the right amount of nonsense and mystery, the show might do well if it continues to use this formula.
How to make a death mask.
This week’s mystery comes in the form of Kirihime’s bra. Flat chest jokes aside, her favorite bra goes missing, and Kazuhito gets stuck with helping her locate the lacy undies. Long story short, he unknowningly snatched them when he was looking for something to curl up with at night. Faced with Kirihime’s impending wrath, he opts to hide the evidence by doing what a dog does best: bury things. Obviously things don’t go as planned, but more on that later. In the meantime Suzuna shows up and acts like her usual self to our great enjoyment. Repeatedly smashing her head into a locker door so hard that she starts leaving an impression of her face? Yeah, sounds about right.
Singing, Fighting Maids
Super novelist numero tres.
Back to Kazuhito, our unfortunate dog escapes from the clutches of Yayoi yet again and makes his way to the park to complete the deed. Except he gets distracted by a maid. A singing maid, that is. It’s like InuHasa suddenly turned into a musical! Well, this maid is none other than the one we’ve seen around a few times who is hinted to be employed by the last of the hot shot author trio. And in fact, we even get a brief flash of who I can only assume to be the master in question, though she has no lines this episode. Perhaps this hints at an introverted and quiet personality (maybe due to her handicap); quite a contrast from the flashy Maxi and the passionate Kirihime. Although her maid is certainly more like Kirihime, as we soon see.
Look out! It’s The Zapper!!!
Remember the Tuna Eater? What was that all about anyway? Well, we’re in for another treat, because this time InuHasa brings us The Zapper of Corruption. It’s a broom, but it’s not your average broom, Because the bristles can be removed to reveal… a blade? Huh? I’m pretty sure that’s a spear and not a broom. But no matter. At least it’s not as ludicrous as the Tuna Eater. Just thinking back on the electric-knife/dual-chainsaw/hand-cannon gives me shivers. So mystery maid, displeased with being “seen”, sets about “cleaning” Kazuhito with The Zapper. Cue shenanigans and the dog is rescued by none other than Kirihime, who swoops in to save the day just as he’s about to die again.1
Moe Moe Kirihime
On the bright side she doesn’t like him so much that she could just eat him up.
The whacky events aside, I found it particularly entertaining how Kirihime is suddenly so mellow this episode. We’ve previously seen her being deredere with Kazuhito, but at no time has it been as evident as it is now. I mean, if past indications were only not so subtle hints, this episode pretty much shouts “KIRIHIME WANTS TO GET IN KAZUHITO’S PANTS”. Well, that’s what she would do if he were still human and could wear pants. So now she has to settle for the next best thing, which apparently is cuddling. And don’t even get me started on the baby-making…
All in all this was a much stronger episode of InuHasa than all those before it. Which might or might not be a good sign if you consider we’re already 7 episodes in out of a total of 12. But let’s assume the glass is half full for the sake of the show. Who knows, maybe episode 8 will be even better! Oh wait. It’s going to be a Maxi episode. FUUUUU-