A Love Story Under the Sakura Tree
*The title of my post might be a little deceiving, but the sakura tree has a lot of connection to their love story.*
Inu x Boku SS, I’ve just finished watching it today. I’ve been wanting to watch this anime, but I cannot seem to find the right site. Anyway, after searching for quite some time, I have managed to download the 12 episodes + the OVA. The opening and ending themes of the anime are okay, but not really my type, so I just skip them watching the episodes.
The story is really simple. It is about a group of youkai (demon or spiritual beings in Japanese) that lived in the Maison de Ayakashi. They are actually humans with youkai blood (or reincarnation of their youkai ancestors… I think…)
The main female character, Ririchiyo Shirakiin, a 15-year old high school student who has blood of an oni. She has a sharp tongue, who often insults people who try to communicate with her. The reason is people either bully her or become close to her because of her family background. Once she lived in the Maison de Ayakashi, she became close to the people living there especially her secret service agent, Sōshi Miketsukami. Even though she say rude things to people, she is actually caring and likes taking care of them. This care can be shown after the rude comments. >.<
Sōshi Miketsukami, the male main character. He is the secret service agent of Ririchiyo or simply a butler in anime terms. ^^ He takes care of all the things regarding Ririchiyo. Although Ririchiyo sometimes think that he uses some antics to make her agree with him. He is also very protective of his Ririchiyo-sama. ^^
Mind you, their love story is very very simple. It is not like the shojou anime I’m used to watching. And the main conflict of the story is whether Ririchiyo can still accept Shoshi after the lies he has done. Although, I have already expected it. The flashback of the story still amazes me, which is how Shoshi and Ririchiyo interacted. After that event, they started going out. ^^ I don’t like going into details, since I’m not good at explaining things, and it is better to watch the anime.
The picture above is the actual ending scene of the anime. My final thoughts… Inu x Boku SS is worth watching (especially to those people like me who like romantic anime). The funny parts are not so much, and there aren’t many romantic scenes too (of course… given that Ririchiyo is not good at communicating her feelings, and Shoshi regards himself only as Ririchiyo’s inu (dog). It is a simple, lighthearted, fluffy, sweet, and tasteful (Kuruta-chan) kind of anime. It is not as extravagant or amazing as other kinds of anime, but if you have loved anime for a long time, this anime will be refreshing for you. ^^
*I was supposed to write my Going Gaga Over Anime Part 3, but oh well, I’ll be just writing it next time.*
Additional thoughts… this is the only anime (that I can think of as of the moment) which makes me not want to have a second season because the second part of the manga devastates me, so I do not want it to be adapted for anime. I do not want that to spoil my wonderful memory of Inu x Boku SS’s ending. (The OVA is fun too!) Anime with a happy ending creates a good memory that anime lovers like me want to cherish… >.<