Enmusubi no Youko-chan Episode 1 [Quick Look]
This pretty much sums up the episode.
I’m pretty disappointed with the premiere of this series. The premise sounded cute enough to be right up my alley, so I was curious how it’d be, but gosh, it was all over the place. The premiere really makes it difficult for me to grasp whether or not the slap-stick comedy is going to be the more dominant than the storytelling of this series, especially when I have heard of good things about this story as well. And while it did crack me up with its innocent humor, it wasn’t enough to make me invested enough into this series to want to watch the second episode. It certainly didn’t help that the art feels terribly outdated, and the characters while they are uh, quite wacky and ditzy, it makes it really hard for me to take them seriously – and I honestly don’t know if they are meant to be in the first place.
So we have Haku Gesso and Susu who are (unbeknownst to them) destined to be married, but neither of them is interested in being matched. However fate is a funny thing because the two of them are now paired up to work together with Haku helping Susu out on become a genuine fox spirit. Her client is a woman who has been reincarnated and has no memories of her past as a Princess whom loved a youkai.
To be fair, Susu’s clumsiness has its humor because of how innocent and naive she is. When she makes mistakes, you can’t help but laugh not at her, but the situation everyone is in. All you can think of is, “Oh gosh, what a mess. Total chaos.” And really that’s the best way to sum up this episode, total, chaos. Not fun to see her be punched around though. That’s when it’s sad to watch.
I wasn’t expecting Haku to be a 30 years old, he looks and acts anything but thirty – he is more like a man-child, the instantly becomes a five years old at the sight of candy, and will use that as a currency to work with or help people such as Susu – especially if it’s limited edition or some crap like that. Also implied he might not be human? Certainly raises questions for me.
I’m not even going to bother with trying to explain in depth about the Unification League. Basically it’s supposed to be the strongest alliance that kept the balance between humans and youkai (demons). Oh, Ri and Cho are the families in charge of the organization, it’s implied that Yaya might be involved as well.
So yeah, looks like this is going to be a pass for me this season. If it improves, then maybe I’ll binge-watch it at a later date. (Or rather, maybe I’ll just watch the source material instead)
Possibility of Covering: No
Possibility of Watching: Low