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「お稲荷さま。治療する」 (Oinari-sama. Chiryou Suru)
“Oinari-sama. Gives Medical Treatment”

Episode at a Glance:
During one of his nightly rounds at school, Ogami comes across a golden werewolf and feints from its howl. Incidentally, rumours start to spread at Tooru’s school about a grey-colored werewolf soon after. At Noboru’s school, he gets invited Momiji’s Christmas party where she plans to have a mini concert, which Misaki catches sight of and becomes depressed. Kuugen comes by shortly after and suspects that it’s about Noboru, so she gives Misaki a charm potion that she and Noboru have to both drink from to have effect. Noboru on the other hand overhears that a red fox was discovered in the hallways in the morning, prompting him to see Ogami. During badminton pratice, Noboru is troubled by the werewolf he learned from Ogami, after which Misaki gets him to drink the other half of the potion. While going over the monthly expenses that night, Noboru brings up the werewolf, but Kuugen reassures him and Tooru that there’s nothing to worry about. Elsewhere, Bekira injects a werewolf with a vaccine, reverting it back to her human form, and comments on how this one is a fake as well. The next day, Momiji gives Noboru a Christmas party ticket and they learn that one another’s mother passed away, making Momiji feel that their circumstances are similar.

On the following day over some crêpes, Mubyou tells Kuugen, Kou, and Tooru about a dangerous grey werewolf wandering around recently, which the youkai in her area haven’t heard of. Kuugen however seems disinterested and leaves to pick up a package from Bekira instead, who confirms that the others don’t know about her actions. At school, Noboru gets lured to the science room by his friend Midori, who changes into a werewolf and tries to infect him. Under the influence of Kuugen’s supposed charm potion, Misaki senses that Noboru’s in danger and rushes to save him. She then escapes and carries him off to Kuugen before collapsing, after which Kuugen stops Midori with a vaccine. Afterward, Kuugen explains the situation to Noboru, including how Midori was bitten and infected, allowing the source of infection to bestow some of its powers into him and manipulate him. Noboru then carries Misaki home and Kuugen swears that she’ll make whoever it is that laid a hand on Noboru regret it, unbeknownst that Momiji is commenting on how plan B has failed, how she’s moving on to plan C, and how she will definitely obtain it.

 

Next Episode:
「お稲荷さま。パーティーにのりこむ」 (Oinari-sama. Paatii ni Norikomu)
“Oinari-sama. Joins the Party”

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Impressions:
First off, being sick sucks. I don’t get sick often, but when I do, it always seems to last a few days, so I’ve spent most of my weekend in bed sleeping. I might even have to call in sick for work tomorrow… again.

Anyway, it looks like we did get werewolves this week, but the most peculiar part is that Momiji seems to be behind it all. While it’s still unclear whether or not she’s driven by some outside youkai influence, it’s a bit of a shame that she might turn out to be an enemy seeing how much the Misaki x Noboru x Momiji love triangle progressed this time around. However, we should find out soon enough since next week is Momiji’s Christmas party, which Noboru seems to be eagerly looking forward to already.

Other than that, I was surprised to see Bekira again after after the Shiro arc concluded, but it looks like she’s working with Kuugen this time around. With Bekira’s vaccine’s concealed in her “absolute territory” (a.k.a. zettai ryoiki), Kuugen’s starting to look like a pretty hot and dangerous OL (office lady) to be reckoned with. The same could be said about Misaki under the influence of Kuugen’s hypnosis medication, kicking some werewolf butt.

With that said, I like the direction they’re going for this supposed final arc, since it’s bringing in all the characters I’d like to see. Even my oh-so-favorite Mubyou made an appearance as well. Now we just need to find out what the deal is behind Momiji.

 

Cast:
- Tenko Kuugen (天狐 空幻) / Yukana (ゆかな)
- Kou (コウ) / Hayami Saori (早見 沙織)
- Takagami Noboru (高上 昇) / Mizushima Takahiro (水島 大宙)
- Takagami Tooru (高上 透) / Shimura Yuu (嶋村 侑)
- Sakura Misaki (佐倉 美咲) / Kano Yui (鹿野 優以)
- Miyabe Momiji (宮部 紅葉) / Itou Shizuka (伊藤 静)
- Mubyou (六瓢) / Mizuhashi Kaori (水橋 かおり)
- Bekira (汨羅) / Asano Masumi (浅野 真澄)
- Handa Takashi (半田 隆) / Takeda Hana (武田 華)
- Ogami-san (拝さん) / Yamaguchi Kappei (山口 勝平)
- Daigorou (大五郎) / Ishikawa Ayano (石川 綾乃)
- Ootsuka (大塚) / Fujii Keisuke (藤井 啓輔)
- Hashimoto Midori (橋本 緑) / Nagai Takanori (永井 孝則)
- Yano Megumi (矢野 めぐみ) / Honda Mariko (本多 真梨子)

August 25, 2008 at 2:07 am
24 comments »
  • August 25, 2008 at 2:14 amhappyhippo

    OMG this episode looks crazy xD

  • August 25, 2008 at 3:46 amDeath

    Being sick in never fun. Get well soon ^__^

  • August 25, 2008 at 4:25 amshadowlancer

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • August 25, 2008 at 4:27 amshadowlancer

    shit i used the wrong spoiler tags, sorry can you edited or something.

  • August 25, 2008 at 4:45 amMike

    Kuugen is so F^%^ing HOT in that office lady outfit. Especially with the scene with absolute territory” (a.k.a. zettai ryoiki) my god ^o^.

  • August 25, 2008 at 4:57 amdivine

    shadowlancer:
    Edited, but I really didn’t want to read that. >_<

  • August 25, 2008 at 6:18 amNigredo

    did you take those “spoiler” from the novel or is it assuming by yourself from the episode?

  • August 25, 2008 at 7:33 amtylon

    @divine: Thanks for the summary and you should get more rest. I don’t mean like laying on the bed AND watch hours of anime. That’s how I spent my medical leave…

  • August 25, 2008 at 7:35 amChicle

    Misaki kicked ass in this episode.

  • August 25, 2008 at 9:54 amnobody important

    lol, magical ninja girl misaki to the rescue.

  • August 25, 2008 at 12:44 pmchad001

    O’m gonna guess and say Momiji is the black fox thing you see in the OP theme…

  • August 25, 2008 at 12:55 pmLithium17

    nothing to say bout the show…. but hope you’re feeling healthy again, Divine.

  • August 25, 2008 at 2:13 pmbinario

    in the OP it was already clear that monji would be that her shadow show us

  • August 25, 2008 at 2:49 pmNigredo

    too bad though she had to be a were-wolf I wouldn’t mind if she was some wolf youkai just like in Kanokon :S

  • August 25, 2008 at 3:38 pmSilver

    @ Nigredo

    Wonder if all the youkai real form looks scary. I wonder if Kuugen’s form you usually see is her only form.

  • August 25, 2008 at 3:52 pmNigredo

    @ Silver

    Well there is the animal form you see when she is at home waiting for food ^^; and in the first episode or when pissed you see a human with a mix of animal face Kuugen though it’s rare. ^^; was it too much to ask for a wolf Momiji as a counter part of fox Kuugen? damn >__<

  • August 25, 2008 at 5:08 pmMidnightTide

    at least episode 16 and 17 got subbed….and if your sick, stay in bed.

  • August 26, 2008 at 7:09 amHand of Guren

    Hahaha, oh no! Why is Takagami blemishing the cute anime pinup drawing of Momiji!

  • August 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm:D

    when are ep 19 to this one gonna get sub @@?! or arethey not gonna do it?

  • August 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm:D

    erm i meat 18

  • August 26, 2008 at 7:18 pmHand of Guren

    My goodness, I must have been blind. Momiji’s shadow does turn into a werewolf in the OP. 0.0

    Good catch!

  • September 26, 2008 at 4:41 amtrebors

    i like how the werewolf was surprised when sakura carries noboru

  • September 29, 2008 at 12:20 amflying dickhead

    lol is it me or does that mansion and its art style in the preview look a lot like the tohno mansion in tsukihime? a parallel to it in how shizuka itou voiced akiha tohno and miyabe momiji?

  • October 2, 2008 at 3:47 amkelbek

    misaki looks so hot fighting the werewolf. =]
    if I were Noboru, I’d fall for her right there. ^^