Hey dog, need time to power up? Let me know when you’re finished.
I don’t think I’ve been amused by a masochistic pervert of a dog since Inukami!’s Keita… only Keita isn’t actually a dog. But Inugami Momou (Shimono Hiro) is, and he’s not afraid to set himself up so that he can get a good whipping. This is when we should all nervously laugh and prepare for the worst. In proper Binbougami ga! fashion, there’s no holding back once the ball gets rolling. To be honest, it’s such a hit or miss, reckless approach that I don’t know how to assess it because I also feel a bit reluctant praising this kind of humor. It’s tolerable, but not a bedroom fetish I dig wholeheartedly.
The real highlight is Ichiko’s attachment to Suwano, and how much of a father figure he really is to her. If her searching through heaps of trash all through the night doesn’t move you to tears, then I might start questioning how much of a brute you are with your steel hearts. Given how hard it is to like Ichiko’s character, she really shows a different side to herself when it matters most. Save for her fortune and timely acts of selflessness, she really is a girl with two faces, and Momou sees it firsthand through his haughty attempts at stealing Ichiko’s good fortunes under Momiji’s orders. No matter how much you weigh the bad, the good seems to matter a little bit more — that is, if you’re inclined to be more optimistic and forgiving than begrudging. I’d take this privately happy side of Ichiko over the flat out bitch side of her in public. Seriously, it has to be those boobs.
Through the tears that dominates Ichiko’s soft side, there is that trademark level of humor only fit for this slap-stick comedy genre. That cannot be complete without a degree of perversion and interesting preferences, so Momou establishes his role as the masochistic dog. I personally don’t have much of an attachment to his persona and could have done without all of the excessive beatings that he so loves. Really, that isn’t my kind of thing to watch and enjoy, and seeing it so often has made me sway on how I feel about the episode itself, which is great on the sentimental value. To be consistent, the good has to outweigh the bad, right?
But Momou is one lucky dog. He got the privilege to see Ichiko in the soap bubble wear. That’s plenty good.
GO Rating: 3/5