English: Inu X Boku Secret Service
Synonyms: Youko x Boku SS
Jan 13, 2012 to Mar 30, 2012
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe Shirakiin house's daughter, Shirakiin Ririchiyo, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named "Ayakashi Kan." In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit.
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Opening Theme"Nirvana" by MUCC
Ending Theme#1: "Nirvana" by MUCC (eps 1, 11-12)
#2: "Rakuen no Photograph (楽園のPhotograph)" by Soushi Miketsukami (Yuichi Nakamura) (eps 2, 9)
#3: "Kimi wa (君は)" by Ririchiyo Shirakiin (Rina Hidaka) (eps 3, 8)
#4: "one way" by Banri Watanuki (Takuya Eguchi) & Zange Natsume (Mamoru Miyano) (ep 4)
#5: "SM Hantei Forum (SM判定フォーラム)" by Kagerou Shoukiin (Tomokazu Sugita) (ep 5, 10)
#6: "sweets parade" by Karuta Roromiya (Kana Hanazawa) (ep 6)
#7: "Taiyou to Tsuki (太陽と月)" by Renshou Sorinozuka (Yoshimasa Hosoya) & Nobara Yukinokouji (Youko Hikasa) (ep 7)
To clarify i haven't read the manga and after i finished the anime i was reading comments that the story is a lot more different from the manga and i read a little about the manga and i agree is way too different, it has more of a tragic approach and the anime is more comedy, even in the serious parts something funny happens, but because i have just watched the anime and not the manga i liked the anime a lot, maybe because i laughed a lot and really enjoyed it.
The story is about a girl (Ririchiyo, who in fact is a Youkai) who wants to be alone in this special mansion, because she tends to make people go away with her harsh words, she then meets this man in this mansion (Soushi) who appeared all of a sudden and tells her that he will be her SS, she wants to make him go away but she fails because he knows her from a long time, but she can't remember and that where their relationship could seem close but is distant at the same time.The story was good, but from what i read from the Wikipedia characters, it could have been outstanding and thought ''why didn't they adapted like that?'', tho i didn't change my score on the story because of that, is just that it was just good for a romantic comedy, nothing new to see but keeps you entertain, overall was good.
Art & Animation
The art style and animations were very well made, nothing much to say, i liked it and felt it was very good.
The music was great, the backround music matched the moments and were really enjoyable, the voice acting and the OP were great, there're different ED and all of the were really good, specially the one from Ep. 5, that oe was hilarious, overall was great.
The character development was real good, they were really memorable even tho they have weird names you can remember their personalities and all of them were funny and interesting, Soushi could seem the typical guy who is in love or tries to be the kindest guy with the girls but he's not, and sometimes maybe you feel he's too kind for your blood to handle but that kindness is presented with comedy and it was ok and i was surprised but kinda expected his backround story, Chiyo was really good and you can feel the chemistry between Soushi and Chiyo,Karuta for some reason was adorable, Natsume is funny whenever he talks, Rensho was damn hilarious and the music they put him everytime he transformed made it even funnier, Kagerou was funny with his S and M divion of things, and the support characters with their little on screen time were funny too, but it wasn't perfect and it showed at times, overall is very good.
I have to state that the comedy is a strog point in the anime for you to enjoy it and the romance was satisfaying even tho is almost at the end, not to mention the music and characters make it more enjoyable, it has flaws and if you have read the manga obviosly you won't like it because the story has a lot of changes for the anime to be more happy, the ending was good and wanted to see more after seeing their dialogues, the OVA is really great, go watch it too, overall the enjoyment was very good. read more
A teenage girl struggling with her interpersonal skills; a loyal man struggling with his intrapersonal skills. Inu x Boku SS tells of the tale involving these two troubled persons. Over time, it is inevitable that one will change depending on his/her surroundings. The influences that come from peers and others are undoubtedly strong. To be able to thrive in such environments, one must be able to filter these influences and only be changed by those which they feel will benefit them. In the end, it is always others that do the shaping; one cannot merely wish to be transformed and have it happen. Whether these changes are good or bad is a whole different story.
Soothing and calming visuals are few and far between. The light colors, the soft lighting, the detailed facial expressions of the characters - all these make for great artwork. Throw in some chibi drawings of the characters during the comedic scenes and the varying art styles are sure to impress viewers. Even the sparkles which are popular (and often overused) in shōjo anime/manga were moderated such that they didn't feel overwhelming. On the shōnen side of things, the handful of battle scenes and transformations were animated smoothly as far as I could tell.
First off, the supporting characters of the series, though unique and interesting, were a bit underdeveloped. However, the extensive character development of the two main characters made up for this. At first, the female protagonist, Shirakiin Ririchiyo, is your typical, sharp-tongued teenage girl who often unintentionally isolates herself from others. But as the series progresses, she slowly opens the door to her heart, accepting the warmth of those around her while trying to control her tongue. On the other hand, the male protagonist, Miketsukami Sōshi, is a self-despising and deceptive man who knows nothing about emotion and feelings. But, similar to Ririchiyo, he too changes drastically throughout the series. What's most heartwarming is that the two, although having totally different personalities, are actually the ones responsible for each other's development. Ririchiyo shows Sōshi the meaning of emotion and feelings while he proves to her that he will be by her side, no matter what, even if it means being verbally abused. Along with the other characters, the two end up transforming each other for the better, resulting in two solid characters.
The strong point of this category is the elite cast of seiyūs that were part of the project. All of them did an excellent job in their respective roles, with no character having an unfitting voice. The OP was quite good as well - a fast-paced song with gradual progression in pitch. The downside of having multiple EDs is that only the good ones will be memorable. However, the ones used in this series were more or less unique so, even though they weren't exactly excellent material, they were somewhat memorable. BGM did its job well, with some of the pieces successfully standing tall on their own during dialogue-less scenes, while others set the mood well.
To put it bluntly, for the most part, the story was boring. Save for the first and last few episodes, the pace of one manga chapter per episode caused the story to be dragged out longer than necessary. Furthermore, the anime original fillers were fairly poor in terms of entertainment value. The first couple of episodes were tolerable given that they were used to introduce the characters and the plot. In the last couple of episodes is where the plot actually picks up from the first few episodes. Those two episodes alone would make for an easy 9/10 as they were both interesting and content-filled. However, with more bad than good, the story gets a 6/10 from me.
Having read the manga prior to watching the anime, I can say that this was a faithful adaption with a couple of original episodes added in. I indulged more in the characters than in the story for the most part which, although not necessarily a bad thing, is slightly disappointing. To be honest, I wasn't quite satisfied with Inu x Boku SS. I felt like it could've been better if more chapters were to have been adapted. With that being said, the possibility of a season two, which I will anxiously wait for, is moderately high given the decent popularity of the show and the remaining non-animated source material. The good thing about Inu x Boku SS is that it has both shōjo and shōnen elements so I would recommend it to virtually anyone looking for a light-hearted romantic comedy with interesting characters. read more
This anime 'Inu Boku SS' seems to point to 'Dog and me secret service', but, it isn't the literal meaning of course, that would be a bit boring unless you had some super cool dogs! anyway.
The story is based on a girl named Ririchiyo who lacks social skills and can never say what she really thinks. The Fox Spirit, Miketsukami Soushi is her secret service agent and pledges his life to protect her. In the beginning you feel like there is an underlying story behind his commitment or a reason for his attitude towards his job.
Even though she is projected, I feel that the main character is Soushi, as he commands a certain presence in this anime that drags attention to him. Even if the anime focuses on her problems and how she evolves to make friends, it is really his character that it interesting.
After finding out about him, it is like that we would go back and watch the series again, just to find out where he gives cues about his life and his reasons.
It goes a bit slow when it focuses on her; and then heats up near the absolute end only because you want to know what will happen!!
Overall, I liked the anime as the ending was sort of expected but, the end scene was a bit cliche I feel. Anyway, the art of all the transformed ayakashis are really good!!! Love the little horns on Rirchiyos head :P
Not too much action though, sort of wished there was a fight where we couldn't decide who would win! well, that was there but it ended unexpectedly.
Anyway, enjoy and pay attention through out the anime for little hints ;) read more
There is something very unfortunate about a show that chooses to confirm certain traits and elements of the story that the viewer sometimes wanted kept to the power of the imagination.
One of the most important things to get out the way when watching this show: The place and role of the main characters, in this case the male and female leads, Miketsukami Soushi and Shirakiin Ririchiyo. Miketsukami is a 22 year old incarnation of the Kyuubi, the fox spirit, and Ririchiyo is a 15 year old high school student. Keeping in mind that this is a clear 7 year difference in age, one cannot blame the casual anime watcher feeling a bit uncomfortable in a situation like this. Seeing as how Japanese culture views older male partners coupling with younger girls and women as acceptable, this is not a fault within the show itself. Although again, it may be odd to some, hence the confusing mix of feelings one feels as he/she completes this show. I say a confusing mix, because Inu x Boku, admittedly, presents a very solid storyline that fulfills its goals and generally feels satisfying. The characters are fleshed out, the humor is original, the animation is very good, and the situations are unique to themselves. There would seem to be a paucity of complaints, but it is because it is such a solid show that problems arise.
The big one, and this may not be a problem to most (much more of a personal problem). The age gap between our respective love couple. The reason for such discontent with the romance aspect of this show is because the show presents such a deep past that links together with the present to create a meaningful, not-spur-of-the-moment love that is justified in all sense. The feelings of loneliness, lost identity, and the need for "reciprocation" between one another in the process of healing, are all perfectly identifiable and explainable in every sense. As people, the love is honestly genuine. But yet, I just can't seem to rid the thought of, "What if the age gap was a bit smaller? Would it feel more... relatable? More 'romantic'?" Of course, all of this rests on the subjective opinion that the closer you are in age, the more likely you are to understand your loved one. It may be true in some sense, but the show sets up the plot so that it proves such an idea otherwise, which I find impressive and also a bit frustrating. For me, at the end of the last episode, it felt unbalanced even when the show went to great lengths to make sure that it didn't.
"Happiness from love transcends age difference". I wonder then, where the line is drawn, if at all?
One thing Inu x Boku had going for it was the small cast of interesting SIDE characters. Although their own stories were trivially small compared to the main leads', it kept the show moving and respectably created an atmosphere full of personality and purpose. Aside from the 'main' side characters(yes, main side characters), some of the side characters made relatively few appearances, which wasn't a problem necessarily. But, I would have liked to have seen all of them more equally. However, the interesting personalities of the characters that DID make recurring appearances were enough rapports to continue on the main storyline.
Perhaps the personality of the main male character simply did not resonate with me, but I found his obedience and extreme level of devotion somewhat dull and expected. It became a punchline that quickly grew old a few episodes in, and I felt that they could have done a much better job of refining his personality.
The sound was not particularly noteworthy, and I don't remember any of the musics played. Looking back, it almost seemed like an afterthought, like it blended a bit too much into the background.
Inu x Boku is an original love story, but could have most definitely stood out more than it did. Short and sweet, but nothing that popped out.
- A Highschool girl that moves to the house of the main lead.
- A main lead that is a kitsune (fox spirit) and had a darker personality in the past.
- Main lead serves the girl even though she has powers.
- Other youkai join them in the house as friends.
- Slow Romance and comedy.
Both deal mith a FOXY main character both are romance-related fantasy anime.As both are great so if you like one then you should definitely watch the other one.
Tbh, I think these two series are quite alike.
Both Inu x Boku SS and Kamisama Hajimemashita have several things in common. First, there's a normal high school girl who meets a not so normal main main protagonist. From there, she becomes the head of household. Furthermore, the main protagonist in both series serves her and they both have similar physical traits.
Both series contain a lot of comedy, drama, and hinted romance that is slow paced.
Both series also has a strong male cast.
The Main Male Character in Both Series are servent of the female character and they are both fox spirit.....
Both series are from shoujo genre, they have a lot in common: romance between girl and her familiar/servant, youkai, magic, comedy, well created characters.
Both series have a kitsune as the leading male character. Tomoe is much more badass than Soushi though. Story-wise, KH has a more concrete plot line than SS as SS is more of an episodic show.
A schoolgirl moves in the same house as a white haired fox-guy who ends up serving/protecting her. They both have supernatural powers and make yokai friends. Fox-guy is really mysterious and has dark secrets. And then there's love.
Both are about demons and servants and the love that blossoms is very sweet.
- Both Ririchiyo and Nanami are masters who fall in love with their familiars, Soushi and Tomoe.
- Both Soushi and Tomoe are wolf demons, who make a contract to protect Ririchiyo and Nanami.
It's really similar because of the demon spirit and how their love developed as well. Though the characters are quite different you get the same kind of feel when your watching these two animes
Just 3 words: Neko. Romance. Kawaii.
Watch and love it!
There are so much similar elements in these series. Both have a main who is a white haired fox boy. They both have this 'gods and yokai in modern world but in a world of their own' setting. Both are funny and really enjoyable. If you enjoyed one, there is no way you wouldn't enjoy the other one too.
* Both feature a fox guy
* The guy's duty is to serve and protect the girl
* The guy and the girl live in the same place
* In Inu x Boku the guy falls in love first, in Kamisama the opposite
* Kamisama has more Gods, demons, rituals..etc
-same fox demon that protects the main female character
-similar art style
-cute shoujo love story
-the fox has a dark background
Both animes deal with a girl, due to certain circumstances, meeting a fox spirit and being in charge of him. The comedy and romance in both these series are similar, and the development between the characters. ;) And you can't forget the similar design of the 2 fox spirits/youkai. If you enjoyed one, you'll probably like the other ^^
Both of the main male characters have a fox spirit and are in charge of protecting the main female character. They're both Romances with a bit comedy, but still have some fights on the middle of it.
Both feature a very light humor that will keep you cracking up pretty much the whole time. Also, both male leads are fox-spirits that serve your young female lead, superficial perhaps but it had to be mentioned. Both also have the pretty, helpful male leads with the dark past who fall for their mistresses into a relationship that's not socially acceptable for various reasons. Honestly their cut from the same cloth, they have the same flavor and I think fancs of the one will like the other.
*Are about a girl who is a bit social awkward
*Both have problems with family
*The girls have contact with the world of Youkai
*And have a master-servant relation with the main male characters
*The main male characters are both kitsune
Inu x Boku ss and Kamisama Hajimemashita are similar because main characters are surrounded of spiritual beauty mystic creatures, correspondent of japanese asian folk. Also that Japanese style characterizes both series, both have the same feeling althoug Kamisama Hajimemashita have more comedy. Also we see a romance between the two main characters very sweet and tender. And the male protagonist also have cute ears. Very recommended.
They both include main/side characters who have supernatural powers e.g. Tomoe and Miketsukami both are fox-like spirits. Also, they both fight to protect somebody e.g. Nanami and Ririchiyo.
Both of the animes include some fight scenes.
Both animes show the two main characters ending up in love.
-Both involve a fox spirit serving their master.
-As the two characters work together in both animes, they fall in love on the way.
-The females are really thoughtful towards the fox spirits.
First off, these two series consist of "demon characters" and both have a similar character with Tomoe and Miketsukami (both are demon foxes).
The story Kamisama Hajimemashita follows a story of Nanami becoming a god and moving into a new home after her father walked away from her old home (causing her to become homeless). Eventually she meets up with the Land God, and he offers his home to her after leaving it for 20+ years. Nanami meets Tomoe, the servant and causes him to leave the shire. They eventually become friends and develop a bond between them, even though Tomoe doesn't like the human god (Nanami).
In Inu x Boku, we are introduced to a rich young girl known as ririchiyo. She was moved into a special condo after leaving her own home. When she first enters, she is bothered the the demon fox, Miketsukami, who says he is her servant. They eventually accept one another into the series, even though Ririchiyo does not with to be bothered by Miketsukami.
In his beautiful animation, in his style, both are romantic comedy with dramatic touches, have exciting moments, in his relationship between players or because Takumi and Soushi are very similar, and because the two players have strong character and they are good at everything.
Both have tsundere main female characters and prince-like main male characters who fight for their love
quiet guys who have some sort of obsession with a girl, both guys also wear glasses in their personal confines
if u loved usui in kaichou wa maid sama then you'll love inu x boku ss
The guys are both very devoted and you know nothing really about the guys past until later in the series.
Both series contain a tsundere female protagonist that tries to hide her true self from her peers. They then meet a guy who is elegant and protects them.
Both series contain a ton of comedy, drama, and later on, romance. Additionally, both series has the "service" type of theme involving maids and butlers. Expect entertainment.
Similar relationships the main male characters have with the main female characters. Both series also incorporate a similar sense of romantic comedy and slow-paced ness throughout the show.
In both Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Inu x Boku SS, the female lead character is strong but is still being protected by the male lead character. The male lead has feelings for the female prior to the female realizing her feelings for the male.
Both shows have the common theme of service in them(Body guards and Maids).Both are romantic comedies where the Charcthers have a secret they must keep hidden.In both series both male leads annoy the female lead with constantly following her around and both have a variety of different art they fit into each episode.Other than that they are quite different.In inu x boku they female lead is from a rich family while in maid sama she's from a poor family.But Inu x boku has a suprinsgly fun twist where as maid sama is a regular setting.
Both are romance animes with a tsundere main character along with being light hearted and comedy related. The characters are similar to eachother too when it comes to role/personalities(this applies to supporting characters).
Both have a tsundere type of lead girl character and have a guy who tries to protect them all the time. Both include romance as well
They are very similar -- a story of a demon serving a child from a rich family. Perhaps a bit darker with less humor, but the core is the same.
Both focus a lot on the master/servant relationship as well as supernatural things happening around the two main characters.
They both look like a shoujo anime but its really a shounen anime..xD!
The whole master-servant thing is the same,and they both deal with supernatural creatures,but kuroshitsuji is darker than inu x boku .
Both characters are loyal to their master and respect the fact they only live for their purpose.
Both have Master-Servant relationships. The "masters" are young teens, and the "servants" are adult males. The servants are super strong and good at everything. There is also a bit of comedy mixed in with the seriousness of both shows.
Both have a similar servant-to-master relationship within them, and although Kuroshitsuji doesn't include the same romance between the servant and master as Inu x Boku SS does, there are times when love and sexual tension are shown between the master and servant. Kuroshitsuji also incorporates the supernatural into its story as well, and in the same way the servant is a supernatural being like in Inu x Boku SS.
Overall if you enjoyed Inu x Boku SS, you should defiantly enjoy Kuroshitsuji! :D
Kuroshitsuji and InuBoku are both masterpieces.
Soushi(InuBoku) and Sebastian(Kuroshitsuji) are both servant-like figures, one a bodyguard and one a butler, who have power and reflexes that seem, and are, quite inhuman. Ririchiyo(InuBoku) and Ciel(Kuroshitsuji) are both the master of their servant, however Ciel is purely human while Ririchiyo is a youkai, only not as strong as Soushi. Both deal with the supernatural and contracts, but InuBoku is more lighthearted and humorous while Kuroshitsuji is darker and has less of a sense of humor(but there's definitely quite a few jokes in it!) Ciel and Ririchiyo are also both known for their famous family name.
These are my two favorite anime and manga series ever<3 read more
both anime have similar story elements where a demon butler takes care of a child. These show have both have supernatural feels to them that makes them iinteresting to watch.
Very similar comedy/drama division in both.
The main female character has demon blood running through her reigns. Both Anime deal with being different from normal people and the designs are intricate.
Both feature half breed youkai. In both there is romance. Both have a group living in the same manor.
Mixed-blood youkai living in human society inside a protected complex.
Both shows are lighthearted comedies with a mix of slight drama.
Both heroines are not human and series are about Japanese ayakashi/demons.
Story focused on youkai entities being protected by others – human or not, while living under the same roof. They also have a non-human girl who posses some kind of power and is feared by most people.
Half breed youkai living in a mansion. Main heroes (Miketsukami and Agemaki) promise to protect main heroine. And main heroines (Ririchiyo and Zakuro) are tsundere and have dark past. Also include similar romance.
> Shoujo anime about half-blood youkai-s living in human society. Strong romantic line & bishounen-s.
> Protagonist is a youkai girl accompanied by male companion. She's tsundere.
> Many slice of life elements, but there are also scenes of fighting against supernatural. The main heroine uses a cold weapon to fight.
> The same ideas of how it's hard to be youkai among humans. Many characters have a hard childhood.
both anime story plot is about half spirit where half human half yokai and funny however the timeline of the anime is different inu x boku ss is in the modern days and otome youkai zakuro is during the Meiji Westernization.
Both Inu X Boku SS, and Otome Youkai Zakuro, have to do with a girl pairing up with a guy for protection. They are also similar in which they are set in a fantasy supernatural world. Of course they also have relationship building, character development, and romance. Both have a nice emotional plot, good humor now and then, and beautiful art.
Inu X Boku and RDG are similar in the fantasy element they both share. Both have a female protagonist with a male love interest also main character. Both shows are visually appealing and involve ancestry.
A sheltered/aristocratic girl who gets a bodyguard/manservant who changes her life for the better.
Both have supernatural elements;
Both have girls that are protected by servants and they are considered superiors by the others;
Ririchiyo and Suzuhara have problems to relate to other people;
Similar universes with some beautiful scenes and powerful magics.
Both Anime deal with Demons. The main female characters have similar personalities, the story line is told in slice of life and there is a similar feel to the actual story line, not to mention the art style is similar.
Both shana clone, kuudere/tsundere female characters with older, blond male nice guy love interests. Has an extremely similar dynamic between the two main characters, with the female more dominating and a male who acts like a servant. Inu X Bokuu SS is more of an Urban Fantasy in modern day japan, while Dantalian is an UrbanFantasy taking place in Edwardian era Europe. Inu X Bokuu SS has more action and is a bit funnier and focuses more on romance.
Main female characters are lookalikes and both have the same personality.
Huey and Soushi also have similar characters and get ordered around by the females.
Supernatural element in both anime.
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