The shojo break is OVER

So I was prodded into doing this by Author, and I would like Hinano to see this too, because this is TOTALLY HER KIND OF SHOW, just like Toradora.

What is the light novel, Okami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (The Wolf and her Seven Friends), all about? Seen on MyAnimeList:

Synopsis: A love comedy parodying fairy tales such as “Little Red Cap”, “The Ant and the Grasshopper” etc. Okami Ryoko (Okami-san) is a spunky high school girl. She is a member of a “fixer” club so called Otogi High School Bank. She runs about to fix the problems of the school with her partner Akai Ringo (Akazukin-chan).

So it seems like the cast consists of characters representing various fairy tales. Ryoko and Ringo are the Big Bad Wolf and the Little Red Riding Hood, although Ringo seems to be more like B.B.Hood from Darkstalkers than the canonical Red Riding Hood.

Other characters seem to be modeled after Taro Urashima and Otohime (actually where the names of some Love Hina characters came from), and the school they go to, Otogi High School, is named after Otogi-zoshi, a book containing Japanese folktales. And there’s an Alice in Wonderland Ant and Grasshopper, a Morgan le Fay, and so on.

The novel is published by Dengeki Bunko, and the manga runs in Dengeki Daioh, much like Railgun, Toradora, and Shana did before it. Why do I bring this up? Because Ryoko, the titular Big Bad Wolf, is yet another face in the long line of Dengeki tsundere heroines.

And finally we have our male lead, Ryoshi. No idea what fairy tale he comes from. Kimikiss maybe? Edit: I should have seen this, but he’s the hunter from Little Red Riding Hood.

Trailers always look good, and this one is the tsunderiffic, lolitastic stuff that people didn’t find in Maid-sama and Uraboku this season.

Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki, known for Hayate the Combat Butler, The Familiar of Zero, Skygirls, Bottle Fairy, and, didn’t we mention Urashima and Otohime? Love Hina.


Why don’t you take a wild guess?

Scheduled for August, this will be the show of the summer!

3 Responses to “The shojo break is OVER”

  1. Samukun says:

    …….is you-know-who voicing Ryoko/Taiga/Shana?

  2. Samukun says:

    …wait… Why is Kuroko the narrator???

  3. Sixten says:

    @Samukun: Ryoko is voiced by Shizuka Ito, who was Hinagiku in Hayate the Combat Butler. And don’t think of the narrator as Kuroko, but as Kozue from Mahoraba.

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