Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou Episode 2: Strike While the Dog is Hot
“It’s my fault, my fault! All my… all my fault!”
Synopsis: One day, the young man Harumi Kazuhito is suddenly killed during a robbery. However, through sheer tenacity, the bookworm is resurrected as a dachshund dog. With red eyes and silver scissors in her hand, Natsuno Kirihime, a dark haired sadist clad in completely in black appears before him. Moreover, she understands him as a dog and is his favorite author, Akiyama Shinobu herself…
I’m impressed. I’m pleasantly surprised. I’m Chris and this Dog And Scissors Episode 2: Bestiality. Wait what? That’s not the title? They wouldn’t dare have a bestiality scene? The dialogue in this anime is absolutely f****** amazing? Yeah, I guess you’re right on all three accounts. Episode 2 of InuHasa was good and, best of all, it was better than I thought it would be. I had assumed that I’d be dropping the show round about now… I guess I was wrong? InuHasa has some of the best colloquy I’ve seen in anime since… The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya? Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru? Bah, I don’t know, it was good though and that’s what’s important!
“What would people say if I had a dog for my first?”
Excuse me? It’s this kinda of one liner that has me creasing up every two minutes in this show — they’re relentless in their attempts to make me laugh and I love it! If anything the comical side of things was ramped up in this second episode and I don’t know why considering the context… I’m not going to complain though, I loved it after all.
Episode 2 takes us back to Kazuhito’s house in an attempt to find the killer… don’t actually know why they went into his other apartment though when it was quite obvious that Kirihime knew the killer was in the other room all along… logic… I’m going to put this out there, plot is InuHasa’s strong point… in fact I’d go as far as to say the plot is pretty darn weak to be honest ‘n all… Then again, it is a story about a boy who was killed and is reincarnated as a dog… Not saying that reincarnation is nonsensical to all you believers of reincarnation and all that wonderful stuff… Yeah…
And, OH MY GOD! I’m sorry for not pointing out the above ending in the first impression. I love this ending, y’know? It’s really catchy… Upbeat and fun, just like the show! It reminds me ever so slightly of the openings and endings associated with ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’… just a bit though…
I would like to point out something that I found to be extremely odd about the plot and, to be more specific, Kirihime. Why is she feeling remorseful? Yes, Kazuhito did die for her BUT she just sat there whilst he fought off the assailant! She wasn’t even paying attention! Why is nobody mentioning that all important fact? She looked like she didn’t even care and now she’s crying about it as if she’d been there fighting with him? I wouldn’t be surprised if she has planned it from the beginning so that she could screw a dog (okay, now that’s a bit messed up and I retract that statement)! You understand what I’m saying right? It doesn’t make any logical sense.
On the bright side, at least she’s thinking about writing ‘Lust’. Would that make up for the death of a teenager in her name? According to Kazuhito it would.
I did however, love that little fight scene, ridiculous though it was. I loved Kazuhito’s reactions to Kirihime’s fighting techniques being used on her, that little doggy is hilarious! And… Kirihime’s novels turned a killer into a bookworm? Makes sense. Like I said though, the plot isn’t this anime focus… comedy is?
All that aside, I found the moral choices made in this episode and the dilemmas faced to be quite compelling. Would you kill them man that killed you if you had the opportunity? It’s a tough one, but Kazuhito answers that question with a well thought out and logical thought process that leads him to an apt consensus. Kirihime’s tears, no matter the reasoning behind them, were emotional and well placed within the episode. She’s not a ‘tough’ or ‘cold’ as she makes out, she’s just a
girl woman who’s responsible for the death of a teenage boy.
Live with it bitch!
To conclude, episode 2 was pleasing, offering more than I expected and delivering on all the promises laid out by the previews in episode 1. No B.S there. Will the series remain consistent in its conduct and portrayal? Will bestiality ensue? Will dog form Kazuhito be Kirihime’s first? Will Mr. “Hey, no-tits. No-tits, no-tits, no tits! Your majesty no-tits! Haha I’m unstoppable!!!” ever return to his human form? Not in this series, I can guarantee… unless they go for an anime only ending…