Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – 10

Come to mama

This week in InuHasa: epic writing contest time! That’s right, Kirihime has a showdown with Hami. And the results are… Well, InuHasa-tastic.


Suicide Girl

Just keep her away from sharp objects.

So as we know Hami is the one behind everything. She’s got the zombie people attacking Kirihime, and she’s also the one who got her daddy to “deliver” her book to Kirihime. Unsurprisingly, the motive behind all this revolves around Kazuhito. Turns out they knew each other back in high school when he was still alive. Being the bookworm that he is, Kazuhito hangs around the library quite often. So one day he chances upon a manuscript authored by none other than Hami. Being the zero self-esteem girl that she is, Hami is so embarrassed by being found out as a closet author that she wants to kill herself. Not that she doesn’t react this way to just about every single thing every person says to her. But anyway, doggy boy and suicide girl make a pact that the former will read the latter’s complete novel when she becomes a real author. It would have gone just peachy, but then Kazuhito had to up and die.

I challenge you to a d-d-d-duel!!!

Fast forward to present day, and Hami is plotting to “defeat” Kirihime so she can finally become a real author. Because obviously that’s how it works. And to defeat a real author, one has to beat her in a writing competition. So now the stage is set for an epic battle royale of ludicrous proportions! Two authors. Three pen charges. 100 pages. One dog. It’s on!

The Competition To End All Competitions

It begins.

Basically, this was another one of those sequences. So I’m just going to keep it short. Kirihime and Hami sit down and thus begins a battle of underhanded tactics. Well, Kirihime keeps it clean, but Hami pulls out all the stops and reveals a slew of special “Osawa Style Writing Techniques”. First, there’s the Double Driver. An impressive feat, but Hami lacks the endurance to pull it off. Next, there’s the Wake Up Canceler. That works for a bit, until Kirihime stabs herself in the thigh with Hasajirou to stay awake. Undeterred, Hami executes the Invisible PaintNoble Palette, and Mark Whisper but to no avail. At this point, things are looking pretty bleak for her as Kirihime forges on ahead at an incredible pace. But then Hami reveals her final secret weapon: Brionac. By scattering keywords throughout her book Celestial Romance, Hami is able to embed a suggestion in the minds of her readers. The directive: kill Kirihime. Pretty extreme, don’t you think?

Kirihime enters last stand mode.

Kirihime, having read the book, is thus incapacitated as she is forced to use her left hand to fend her right hand off from stabbing herself in the face with Hasajirou. Clearly, the tide has turned. Except not. Because a lack of hands isn’t going to stop Kirihime from writing. She’s still got her teeth! Thus clenching a pen between her chompers, our favorite sadistic, flat-chested author is able to best the competition and prove her writing prowess. Not that it had anything to do with writing by this point.


So yeah, a bunch of ridiculous stuff happens in true InuHasa fashion. Hami is defeated, but it’s all OK. Kirihime reveals that Hami’s rise to fame was due to her own talents and not from her father’s inifluence, And Kazuhito promises again to read the completed Forest of Kozu whenever Hami gets that done. With that, any potential suicide crisis is averted and Hami and Kirihime become bffs. Oh and by the way, Kirihime exploits her new friend’s Brionac to manipulate Kazuhito into jumping on her. We’ll see how that turns out…


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11 Responses to “Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – 10”

  1. Highway says:

    Apparently I’m the guy (with questionable taste) who likes this show. And really, I’d rather watch this than Blood Lad. I actually laugh at this show, even if it’s kinda dumb.

    The writing contest was pretty over the top, but enjoyable. I don’t know if they are being ironic or not with stuff like that, but I don’t know if it really matters.

    • AllenAndArth says:

      i’m seeing this series too, you’re not alone HW

      • BlackBriar says:

        What am I, chopped liver? Have you guys forgetten I watch this show as well? 😉

    • BlackBriar says:

      As you adequately mentioned, it’s all about taste. For me, Blood Lad wins a moderate amount of praise for its comedy and partial satire. Inu to Hasami is an alright show though my main reason for watching is Kirihime. Personally, I’d rather watch more of Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi than Rozen Maiden because Kamisama’s story does a better job of pulling you in. And there are the series you drop based on your point of view. Like how I dropped Watamote after the fifth episode because I could no longer tolerate Tomoko’s antics and that she wanted to be put in dangerous situation just to gain popularity.

  2. AllenAndArth says:

    this episode was strange

    • BlackBriar says:

      “Strange” doesn’t even begin to describe the madness we saw this week.

      • AllenAndArth says:

        I think that stabbing myself with a scissor so I can win a writing contest is a little creepy…and far too much too much on the wrong route

        • BlackBriar says:

          That is a method to stay conscious, that uses pain as a motivator. It’s morbid but it works. She probably did that to stay awake because she was feeling drowsy.

  3. BlackBriar says:

    Pfft, hahaha!!! This is nuts! That writing contest with the added style “techniques” can pretty much sum up every form of battle anime can dish out to date. Where does the staff come up with these absurd ideas?

    It’s true when people say “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Until now, Hami felt like a pathetic side character not worth my time to care about. I never imagine she’d have the nerve to order a hit on someone. And the fact she used hypnotic suggestion to carry it out enforces you to accept that she’s no one to sniff at. Now that her true colors have surfaced, I’ve got one thing to say: This crazy chick needs a straight jacket and fast!

    • Highway says:

      I dunno, if we accept that everyone else in the show is as crazy as they’re depicted, maybe it’s just par for the course. This show is definitely the most ‘cartoony’ as far as violence, behavior, and lack of consequences.

    • AllenAndArth says:

      I think that…rather than thinking about every form of battle, the most absurd part is THE Contest itself… it’s a pretty lame battle though…if it was jan-ken-po would have been awesome

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