Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – 11

This is how hard I’m trying to like this show.

Time for another episode of InuHasa. As expected, there’s that weird stuff. And then there’s some minor development on the side.

 

Nine Story Tower Writing Contest

It’s time to d-d-d-duel!

Basically the three best-selling authors come together for a flabbergasting duel of absurd proportions. There’s this giant nine story demon head building thingy. And the authors have to go toe-to-toe at the top in a hellish battlefield of paper and ink. Once each completes nine short stories, the works are handed down to the nine mystery judges who may or may not be human if their silhouettes are any indication. I don’t think they even explained what conditions must be met for a victor to be declared, but I guess it’s something along the lines of whoever has the majority favor from the judges. Anyway, plenty of hot air is passed around and before the match can get underway the challenger Maxi gets carried away as per her usual gag. And just as suddenly as the contest was introduced, it dissipates.

Everything Else

It is delicious curry. You must eat it.

Now that we’ve discussed the “lol I’m so high right now” segement, we can get on with stuff that makes more sense. There’s a little tidbit where we see Maxi’s slaves men in black buy all of Kirihime and third magical author Himehagi Momiji’s works in an attempt to keep them from the public. That’s dirty cheatin’ foul play for sure, but it doesn’t make much of a difference to me since I already don’t like Maxi that much. Next there’s suicide underhanded fake author Hami trying to tell Sakura something about becoming a real author or whatnot. But as usual she’s unable to get the words out and resorts to plunging a pen into her neck. Finally, there’s a focus on yandere imouto Madoka again as she returns to feed Kazuhito raw deep space eldritch curry from another dimension: she’s still making curry with a tuna eating chainsaw electric bazooka type zero thing, and just as bad at it as always. What else is new? Oh, she’s also gotten into Kazuhito’s high school. That’s what’s new. But that’s probably about as important as the rest of this paragraph. Which is to say not very.

Just fulfilling my screen-time quota for the entire show.

And then we get something actually potentially important. At long last we meet the final leg of the super-duper novel writing three musketeers up close and personal. Yes, she’s that one mystery master of that one brutish zapping cleaning broom-wielding musical maid. Turns out Himehagi Momiji is a gloomy fellow who enjoys spouting profound-sounding lines while sitting in her wheelchair by a cliff of crashing waves with seagulls hungrily circling overhead. Will she ever confront her rival power rangers? Who knows. I have a feeling it’ll never happen though, because next episode is the finale and instead of any more real development we’ll probably get some more “haha what the heck am I smoking”.

Sometimes I think I should write something about how I might like this show. But then I realize I’m not one of those people who enjoy shows as discombobulating as this one. Instead, it’d be a more useful exercise for me to spew some complicated-sounding adjectives that I found on the internet thanks to the miracles of Google search. Seriously though, my main reason for picking up InuHasa is that it looked to be quirky and fun. Well, clearly I bit off more than I can chew. Haha, get it? I’m like a dog who used to be a human saying inspiring things about his imouto and then being forced to eat her magical technicolor curry. Ah screw it. Anyway, the point is the show is almost over and I’m still not even close to getting used to the level of insanity it projectile-vomits all over my screen. At least next episode will be the last one and I will be freed from this nightmare.

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17 Responses to “Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – 11”

  1. Highway says:

    Too bad I like all my shows and don’t want to trade any of them. :)

    They kind of said what the joke was about Maxi’s head Man in Black buying up all of Akiyama Shinobu and Himehagi Momiji’s books, but didn’t really explain it much. Basically, noone cares what books are on the shelf, what matters is what books go out the door in the hands of a customer. So Maxi’s plan just makes her look like the one who doesn’t sell anything, compared to Shinobu and Momiji. As usual, Maxi’s sabotaging herself in service of her vanity.

    That curry was worse than anything that Nyarlko ever made with ingredients from… well, wherever Nyarlko got ingredients. First, food isn’t blue. It just isn’t (yeah yeah, people say “blueberries”, but name ANOTHER food that’s blue when you eat it? Food is NOT blue). And then she goes from blue to rainbow? With hopping frogs? That was definitely a ‘what the… I don’t even… huh?” moment. You can’t get food to look like that if you’re on LSD…

  2. Rol says:

    Yo know, I actually enjoy this show, but someone should tell the creators that the point of a flashback episode is reuse footage to save money, not recreate all the same jokes using new footage.

  3. HannoX says:

    I started watching this show because I, too, thought it’d be quirky and funny. And it does still have some of those moments. But after the first few episodes it became more of a random mess. Well, I’ve come this far so I’ll finish it, but it’s not a show I care for anymore.

  4. BlackBriar says:

    Oh, boy. This series continues to make me feel indifferent about it. :( While it does offer a few laughs now and then, the big problem is that it gradually falls apart with each episode and the random slapstick antics aren’t helping it. Not even the hot sadist Kirihime is able save this from crashing and burning. Not to mention that I felt cheated when anticipation for the writing contest was being built only for it to end in a half assed and anticlimactic manner. Well, fortunately it all ends in one more episode. It’s just that it feels like it can’t come fast enough.

  5. Overcooled says:

    I’m not watching InuHasa any more (gave up long ago) but I read your post because I’m worried you will collapse from trying too hard to like this show. Don’t hurt yourself, man.

    • BlackBriar says:

      No matter what he chooses to do now, the damage has been done. I, myself, tried hard to like this show to no avail.

    • Karakuri says:

      At this point, I figure this is one of those shows that you have to get really, really drunk to enjoy, since it will all make sense then. …Good luck, Suma.

      • BlackBriar says:

        And how drunk would the viewer have to be to enjoy it? I don’t think any amount would suffice.

      • Highway says:

        Man, you guys make me feel bad. I enjoy it without being drunk. It makes enough sense to me, but is stupidly wacky enough that I don’t look for inconsistencies.

        • AllenAndArth says:

          you’re my hero HW! I can’t for the life of me understand this…i’ve tried: After gym(pretty tired), after college(midnight, very tired as well), with my cousins( no one understood, and they’re like me, always seeing animes)), a marathon(seeing all episodes), reviewing parts(stopping every 5 minutes to try and understand)…my conclusion is: i can’t enjoy this…their level of wackiness is too high for me U.U/
          and
          maybe i’ll try being drunk next time!
          for science o/

  6. AllenAndArth says:

    i feel like a person who choose evangelion as the first anime to see in life @.@
    what’s wrong with the author!!!!!

    • BlackBriar says:

      What was the second anime? ;)

      • AllenAndArth says:

        it’s just the feeling i have, my first anime was…
        FLY – The Dragon Quest, followed by dragon ball as the second, evangelion was up in the 12th or 13th

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