A review by yours truly: Sara
“In the heavily guarded building known as, ‘Ayakashi Kan,’ only those who have undergone a strict review can reside there while being accompanied by a Secret Service agent (SS).” (Description via Crunchyroll)
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the title of this anime or the brief description that was given via Crunchyroll. There are a few things though that I could grasp from the summary and the poster though.
1.) The Secret Service is involved.
2.) The protagonist is more than likely a female.
3.) She’s more than likely going to fall in love with the guy with her in the poster.
4.) The guy in the picture looks like an asshole, so he’s probably an asshole.
The storyline is one of the reasons why I actually want to keep watching this anime, even if one of the main characters isn’t fantastic. In all honesty I just thought this was going to be a slice of life anime, about a girl who has some anger issues. But god damn, I was wrong. The basic storyline is about Ririchiyo and Sōshi living in the apartment building, but there’s more to the story than that. The true intentions of these characters or story hasn’t been revealed yet, but if I have to guess it has to deal with how the characters can turn into half supernatural creatures (which is badass by the way).
Inu X Boku Secret Service, we’re given quite a few characters in just the first episode.
A girl with some serious issues, or at least it’s implied. She’s moved to the apartment building to be alone and “get better” as she puts it. She has quite the attitude throughout the pilot, making snarky comments and yelling at a lot of the characters she interacts with. She definitely isn’t like a lot of heroines in normal shoujo. I felt like her character was pretty intriguing and I felt like she was overall a refreshing character. Though much development hasn’t been shown on her part, I did enjoy seeing quite a few glimpses of her past throughout the pilot through her dreams.
Let me just start off with saying, he was not the asshole I wanted him to be. In fact he wasn’t an asshole at all! The poster mislead me with that snarky smirk he has. His character, at least to me, was annoying. I didn’t hate him per say but I’m not 100% sold on him either. Throughout the episode, he follows Ririchiyo around like a lost puppy (which he kind of is one, but I’ll get to that in a second), constantly claiming that he is forever her servant because she saved him. From what? Well folks, that hasn’t been revealed to us yet. (I know, frustrating right?) I think the only thing that made me able to deal with him is that he can turn into fox/dog with a different number of tails (I didn’t count them okay?). His character just fell flat to me, but hopefully he’ll actually have a backstory which won’t make him so terrible. I’ll guess I’ll have to see.
I don’t have much to say about Renshō, though I will admit I think so far, he is my favorite character. Mainly because he makes hilarious comments all the time, also he turns into a scroll type spirit (I’m dead serious, and it’s really funny). There unfortunately isn’t much to say about Renshō and his character due to the lack of his background. All that is given to us is that he has known Ririchiyo since they were kids.
There are a few other characters in the anime that are introduced but they’re so briefly there that I figure it’s best to just let you guys experience them for themselves. But I’ll leave you with one thing, one of them is a raging perverted lesbian.
The anime was okay, and I definitely think I’m going to continue watching it. There are plenty of moments where the storyline falls a bit flat and I’m kind of just sitting there saying “Okay, let’s get a move on guys.” but what show doesn’t have that?
For now I’m going to give this show three Tamaki’s but maybe that’ll change as I continue watching.
If you guys are interested in watching the show, you can watch it via Crunchyroll! See y’all next week!