Youko, after reading a book on taking care of pets, wants Keita to give her some skinship. Keita refuses her advances and the two get called by his grandmother who then sends them to the temple of an old friend. They arrive in the nearby town, but get driven out after they mention the temple. They speak with the priest once they finally get there, but before he can tell them the problem, a giant man leaps out and starts licking Youko, acting as if he’s a dog. The priest explains that this temple performs a dog memorial service. However, recently one of the university’s karate club destroyed a rock that was the repose of the dog’s souls. As a result, the karate club got possessed by dog spirits. And to get let the dog spirits move on, Keita is going to have to provide skinship to all 20 of them. Keita envisions the macho men as dogs, and ends up taking care of them in the same way: taking them for walks, rubbing their bellies, and playing with them. That night, the macho men start growling and barking uncontrollably because the nearby townspeople have taken one of them hostage. In a rage, the men rush towards the town, but Keita has Youko transport him there ahead of the group. They stampede over him, but then stop. The macho’s anger disappears and Keita wakes up to everyone watching over him. Keita envisions himself playing with dogs as the men carry him off on their backs. Everything turns out ok, except that after returning home, Keita now seems to have become a dog.
Ok, so the episode was hilarious….but it also felt like I was watching gay porn or something lol…
Seriously, there’s a lot of comedy this episode, and it’s in a similar vein as last week. Of course the burly men wearing little to nothing might really turn off some people, even more than last week. I would have personally preferred to see more Youko than the machos, but I’m certainly enjoying the humor of this series enough to keep watching.
Oh yea, Matthew pointed out to me that they’re even parodying Nausicaa towards the end there.