Inukami is supposed to be about guy whose family has been hunting evil for generations with the aid of powerful spirits. Normally when I begin a review like that, the next sentence or paragraph will focus on the “supposed” to part and talk about how the adaptation completely missed the point of the source material, leaving us with a completely botched anime adaptation that tried ham-handedly to inject some awkward comedy into an otherwise serious work.
This time, it’s “supposed” to because Keita usually ends up spending his time hunting down perverts, molesters, lolicons, panty thieves, gachimuchi men, flashers, sadomasochist bondage slaves, and various and assorted other sundry weirdos. Often while naked. OK, that phrase is a bit ambiguous. I mean it to mean that Keita does the hunting often while naked, but it’s usually pretty common that the weirdos are often naked. In a twist on the convention where the evil hunter usually has some tinge of evil in himself (part vampire, whatever), Keita has a tinge of pervert in himself, as he himself can’t stop trying to molest basically everything in sight. Except for his inukami, Youko, who is all kinds of randy herself. Oh, cruel irony! As you may have been able to guess, the number of naked mans in the show far, far dwarfs the number of nekkid ladies in the show.
I usually don’t find that many anime comedies to be that funny. It usually comes from the fact that I don’t find that many comedies anywhere to be particularly funny to begin with. Inukami was pretty damn funny, and it really could only work as an anime. Like, nobody would be able to make a live action version of this because they wouldn’t be able to have some guy run around naked and then have sight gags where the moment he decides to jump away from the bush he is using to conceal himself, he just so happens to give a shota an eyeful of
wiener elephant. You know the scene in Borat where Borat and Azamat have that naked brawl in the hotel and destroy the wedding reception? It’s like that every other episode. My moustache still tastes of your testes, Sekidosai.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced?