Inukami! – Anime First Impressions

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Inukami! is a simple anime about a boy and his dog. Err, a boy and his inukami. Plus the inukami also happens to be a hot girl… Together, they fight evil, and… okay, I guess this isn’t really a “simple” anime.

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Inukami! is a simple anime about a boy and his dog. Err, a boy and his inukami. Plus the inukami also happens to be a hot girl… Together, they fight evil, and… okay, I guess this isn’t really a “simple” anime.


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Apparently, Kawahira Keita is an inukami tamer. Inukami are dog gods that are super strong and fight evil! Anyway, his is a hawt girl by the name of Yoko (voiced by Yui Horie!). Though Keita is supposedly the master, Yoko seems to have complete control over him.

Keita is apparently one of those anime guys that we all hate. He’s got a hot chick living with him, but he’s totally uninterested. He joins the ranks of Ikuhara Takeya form DearS and Hideki Motosuwa from Chobits (at least, to some degree) as the worst anime criminal there is!

In this episode, Keita and Yoko track down the ghost of a pervert who has the power to make clothes disappear! Unfortunately, this only works on males. The biggest issue I have with this anime is the huge amounts of male nudity, with no female nudity to compensate. Hopefully the next episode won’t be so much of a sausage roast…

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The character designs are pretty sweet. There’s quite a few inukami in the show, but for now we only really see Yoko. Yoko is about a 8.5 on the cuteness scale. She’s not the end all, but she’s good. She doesn’t have dog ears like Eruru, but she does have a tail. Wan!

The perv demon really freaked me out, and apparently there’s a bodybuilding demon that likes to lick people in the next episode. If they keep on weirding me out, it doesn’t matter how cute Yoko is, I’m not gonna watch!

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The animation is fairly good. At least, when it’s not wangs being covered up by elephant heads… I guess it was either that or the crows from Air Gear. It feels like such a waste having an animation budget and spending it on naked guys. I really hope they tone it down for the next episode.

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The OP, sung by Yui Horie, is okay. It sounds different, but I’m not sure that I like it. The ED is also pretty unique. It’s crazy and random, going from video game sounding music to traditional Japanese strings. It gets originality points.

Download the OP: “Hikari” by Yui Horie
Download the ED: “Yuujou Monogatari” by Aice5

If they tone down the whole elephant nudity stuff, Inukami! can be a good anime! I really didn’t like the first episode, but I think this one has potential, so I’ll keep an eye on it.

Also check out: Inukami! the manga!

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9 thoughts on “Inukami! – Anime First Impressions”

  1. You’re gonna detest the second episode then. The next three are full of the other (100% female) inukami though, so they’re hitting both genders pretty equally thus far.

  2. on my bebo, i have he roleplay of youko. on my wall i have posters from the show. I LOVE THIS ANIME. i even know he songs by heart. ^^ i think its cute except from wen u someties think they’re having IT. xx

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