Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou – Episodes 11 & 12 [FINAL]
Episode 11 Synopsis: Various customers come to visit Honda Bookseller’s. So many people, so many minds, each with their own color, and each with their own book. There Daimon and his men in black suddenly appear, buying up all of Akiyama Shinobu and Himehagi Momiji’s books.
I feel as though this episode is representative of the series as a whole; a clusterfuck of nothing. It pains me to say so because, firstly, I love the comedy in this show and, secondly, because it’s really not that bad… but the fact can’t be ignored that, ultimately, this was a pointless series. Now perhaps my expectations were unrealistic in the first place, I mean, this is one of the first ‘purely comedic’ shows that I’ve watched in a long time and, I don’t know, perhaps I’ve become too accustomed to shows with epic and engaging plots… I guess I desire too much these day and, ultimately, episode 11 of Dog and Scissors didn’t do it for me.
I’d like to discuss the plot but there wasn’t any, that’s just how it went down. Everything, and I mean pretty much everything, that happened in this episode has happened some other time in the series. I mean, what the actual f*ck was this? Almost ever plot point in this episode was a rehash from some earlier point in the series. Masochism, dancing maids and curry – we’ve seen it all before! I almost fell asleep watching what, was pretty much, the same thing over and over again. Even the ‘epic writing battle’ was a rehash of something that happened no more than two episodes ago. But, then again, it didn’t even happen and I was left feeling, yet again, like I’d wasted another twenty minutes of my life.
It’s funny though.
This is my kind of humor and I know a lot of people can agree with me on this point.
But, ultimately, what we got was ‘quality comedy’ and no pay off story wise. I thought I’d be getting into some sort of epic detective story involving a dog and an author who solve crime whilst then finally using that story to write the ever allusive ‘Lust’. But what I got was a dog and a cute dog loving author who run around doing f*ck all for twenty minutes and then do even more ‘f*ck all’. It’s not even funny (in that respect). It gets tiresome after a while and, after reaching the penultimate episode, I can astutely say that… this show has finally hit rock bottom. It can only get better from here right?
And so, to conclude, I pose a simple question: Why does this episode even exist?
Episode 12 Synopsis: N/A
I’ll admit it, now that I’ve gotten over the fact that there is literally no plot I can watch this show with an open mind and… yeah, okay, episode 12 of Dog and Scissors was good, or, perhaps, I should say that it was good in the sense that this is about what I’ve come to expect from the show and it didn’t disappoint in that respect. Seeing Natsuno in cute clothing and watching as she got drunk was fun and I liked it, I just wish that there was more of a pay off for the time I invested in this show, y’know?
I’m sure you all agree.
Now episode 12 presents us with the masochist and a drunk Natsuno who… falls in love with Kazuhito, killing the masochist in the process (with her love)?! Yes, this is indeed Dog and Scissors. You know, this reminds me of how they end every ‘The World God Only Knows’ series, with an episode that has no relevance to the plot (even thought this show never had one) and is basically just for the ‘bants’ (or, ‘banter’ for all of you who aren’t from south east England in the small village where I reside). Simply put, it was a fun little episode that didn’t change my life in any way and provided pretty much no pay off for anything. In fact, I think I lost IQ points after watching it.
But I digress.
Everyone loves a good marriage (no matter how imagined it is) and Dog and Scissors gives us a lovely ceremony, witty Kazuhito included. But, whilst we’re on the topic of Kazuhito and Natsuno’s bond, I’d like to talk about the abundance of plot points that have yet to be filled in. Why didn’t Natsuno do anything to help Kazuhito when he was being attacked? Why can Natsuno (and the masochist) hear Kazuhito? Why is Kazuhito a dog? Just what was the point of this show? There are so many answered questions and I just don’t know what to do with myself. I might just allow the series to drift out of my memory…
I’m not even going to bother doing an ‘Overall Review’ for this show because, to be frank, I just don’t have the heart. The animation was so so, the plot was sh*t, the characters were, perhaps, even worse and the music… I didn’t even notice it if I’m being honest (although the OP and the ED were pretty darn awesome). Basically, I don’t regret watching this how, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, ever. Like, seriously, I wouldn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. I’ll just let them stumble upon it by accident and watch as their hopes and dreams slowly crumble before my very eyes. What’s that? A sadist? Me? No…
Ugh. That’s my opinion of this series.