English: Okami-San and Her Seven Companions
Synonyms: Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi, Okamisan and Seven Companions
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2010 to Sep 16, 2010
Producers: J.C. Staff, Genco, Marvelous Entertainment, FUNimation EntertainmentL, Media Factory, AT-X, Magic Capsule, flying DOG
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.451 (scored by 39269 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Jan 25, 2013
Those who really like this anime please leave.
First of all, it is my fault. My fault that I watched this anime while setting my mind that I would take this anime's plot seriously.And Because of that, I am depressing myself over the fact that this anime sucks in so many ways. The typical tsundere loli? The typical passive protagonist? Here are the reasons why I', frustrated after finishing this anime.
1.What annoyed me the most is the narrator. Yeah. The narrator. She constantly interrupts the scene and leave me frustrated enough to slam my head onto the keyboard. I can't pay attention to what the characters are saying because of this stupid shit narrating that interrupts even at an important points.
2.Development. There are not even a tiny bit of development between the characters. Oh yeah. there is. Ryoushi and Ryouka are a little bit closer than before. Ryouka finally acknowledges that Ryoushi is a man capable of protecting her. About the other characters? They are as the same as when you're first introduced to them.
3. The plot. there are no closure to this anime. Well not that I expected a full closure but at least you could give a gist of what will happen at the end of the story. But NO. Fuck that. Lets leave all the audience wondering what will happen to them, even after this anime end in this season. Even the fight between Ryoushi and Hitsujikai Shirou is barely started, and yet unfortunately its at the 11th episode already, almost the end of the season.
ahhhh..lets stop this. I'm sorry guys. I know that this anime shouldn't be taken seriously.Even the producer of this anime didn't take this seriously. We should actually watch this anime and laugh by its comedy, but I can't. I'm annoyed with the narrator, the plot goes into drain, and the characters didn't even develop a bit, whats left? An eye candy art? Yeah that's forgivable. The art is still good enough for me. Reminding me of Toradora. Maybe it can be repaired with a 2nd season. But no. This kind of shit should be stopped.
For those who want to watch this, set your mind right. If you want to indulge yourself into a serious anime with a deep storyline, avoid this. but if you just want to laugh your ass off and watch a light anime, without questioning the plot and how the producer put a closure to this anime, maybe this is the one for you.
Oh, and I gave this anime a 6 right. That is only because of the art, and apparently I had a good laugh in some moments. read more
Aug 23, 2012
Here I am trying to enjoy this somewhat fun and interesting show with a basic plot and the narrator will not shut their god damned mouth. Can't go thirty seconds without them butting in and giving useless information or witty remarks on bust size or remarks on people personalities which are CLEARLY indicated through their actions. I DO NOT NEED A DAMN NARRATOR TO TELL ME A GUY IS A PLAYBOY WHEN he is BISHI and all over a girl he just met.
I DO NOT NEED A NARRATOR TO TELL ME THAT THE PEOPLE I AM SEEING ARE FROM 10 MINUTES PRIOR AND DELINQUENTS.
I especially do not need a narrator talking OVER the characters and drowning them out. I'f I were japanese watching the original and not the subbed I would hardly know whats going on as the characters will jumble what the narrator is saying them likewise in reverse.
It was a TERRIBLE idea to have such a narrator. read more
Oct 6, 2013
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 25, 2013
I probably would have given this anime a better rating if it were longer OR if they had just ended with episode 11. The inclusion of episode 12 made all of the character development and progression fade into nothingness and made the series end with a terrible taste of retroactive regret. If I had known how terrible the 12th episode was I would (as you should) have never have watched it. End with 11. That is a far greater ending and much more satisfying. read more
Jul 23, 2012
Opening sequence: 8/10
Ending sequence: 7/10
My Age Rating: 8: Fanservice is light, violence is moderate and bloodless and the mature themes are handled very well.
Ookami-san’s plot is something that is better left undescribed for when you finally watch the show yourself but as a comedy with a bit of drama it is certainly not stellar nor does it have to be. It is the small elements and the characters that carry this show and they do this splendidly. It mixes in elements from several fairy tales and adds them with an anime setting (high school) and throws in drama, comedy, great characters and some light yet fun fanservice. It does all of these masterfully too without going overboard on any element, which is a surprise since comedy (or romantic comedies) often fail to introduce serous storylines or mature themes (anyone recalls Magikano’s ending, just horrible) but this show succeeded.
The characters are drawn from fairy tale characters and have several attributes of said characters but their personalities are tweaked to befit a more mature and humoristic series in the anime format. They have their flaws brought to the extreme, evil characters are depicted as truly evil, some of their light hearted traits are twisted for comedic purposes and some of their fairy tale elements are not transferred literally but serve as a metaphor for some of the characters’ personalities. Overall it is entertaining to see what they did with our most beloved fairy tale characters and they also provide genuinely good characters that are original in themselves rather than easily recycled cast from the various stories they come from. This is one point that is to be praised, they could have used the simple unaltered cast of the fairy tales but they decided to be cleaver and take a shot at something original instead which I appreciated.
The voice acting was fine and spot-on and the dub was entertaining enough with some lines being tweaked but for the better.
I liked how despite being a fanservice comedy they decided to play the fanservice for laughs rather than arousal and how they unexpectedly added a touch romance: they really did a romance and not just an awkward “we’ll never admit our feelings” thing. While the main character is reluctant to give into Ryoshi’s love, he on the other hand does actually confess his love to her and tries to make her see he’s serious. She also as good reasons for acting the way she does (tsundere at times).
The series also added the more serious theme of sexual abuse: it is revealed early on that Ryoko (The main character) was assaulted when she was barely a teen. The series deals with this in a realistic and believable manner with the psychological effects that accompany such an event and show us how that shaped the person she is today. But they also made it so that she managed to escape being raped so it was simply an assault. While that may seem like a cop out, it is far from it: the attack was more than traumatizing enough on a kid the age she was and as such its effects are believable, had it been rape the effects would have been far worse, and it gives the main villain’s motivation as well. It also draws the metaphor of how she is a sheep in wolf’s clothing (thus the wolf of the story) by showing us how she became stronger to take care of herself and stopped trusting others in the process and not having it going to the worse possible scenario allowed the show to be serious when it needed too but still be light hearted most of the time without too much heavy drama. Make no mistake though, you will most likely hate the main villain and his presence as well as scheming will be a source of stress at times if you get attached to the characters.
What really drew me to the series are the little light hearted moments with the characters, how their relationships were sweet yet funny at times and how the characters’ little quirks were pleasantly offering constant comedy. It also had interesting action which was funny as well as entertaining.
No matter how you look at it it’s a nice story that offers everyone something: May it be comedy, romance, action or drama and even dealing with serious and often mood killing (for comedic series) mature subjects in a believable manner. I recommend it to anyone no matter what they’re looking for. read more
Sep 6, 2012
I do have a small bone to pick. Barely any of the episodes have anything to do with the main story plot, bringing more of the story by week feel to the show. It makes me a little sad that we don’t get much of the story line. What it is replaced with though is us learning more about the characters so it doesn’t feel much like filler. Things only really pick up at around episode 10 but by then, it was pretty much over with. It gets rather serious then, and actually rather romantic. Sadly, it doesn’t stay for two long.
Ryoshi Morino is a really sweet and shy guy, though who needs to just toughen up a little. It would be easier if he did. Otherwise, I think it works out rather nicely. He is strong when he actually puts his mind to it as seen in episode 2. He does become sort of other people’s punching bags at times to though which doesn’t help make his character any easier to read.
Ryoko is really interesting with these dual personalities she shows. They show up really early which is surprising. I would have thought that it would of happened way later. Not that I am really complaining. It just made the character a bit easier to actually feel more for her.
Akai is another interesting character, always smiling but ends up pushing Ryoko into a lot of different things including dates. She is like a little terror but is a true friend to her in every way, even taking care of her by cooking and cleaning.
The animation is pretty nicely done, only one or two flaws but nothing that serious. There are times where characters end up looking a bit rough and runny egg like. The story artwork does jump around just a tad and it’s a little hard to sometimes understand. They did pretty well with how the designed the characters, making them fit the role they were supposed to fit almost perfectly.
The English voices are pretty nice and I love the comedy that the narrator brings up every once in a while. She actually becomes part of the story in herself with the antics. I am talking about her in the voices because that’s all we hear of her. The old women voice is perfect for the fairy tail feel… a twisted fairy tail style! Most of the other characters work rather nice. The music is very good, capturing the feeling of some scenes.
Just to let you know, you should keep watching all the way threw the credits on most of them because they have little extra things happening.
Sep 26, 2011
While I originally watched this assuming it was more focused on romance, the comedy kept me laughing each time. There is some romance, but not enough to really enjoy beyond the comedy of the romance itself.
Dec 19, 2010
Jul 8, 2010
What I like best about this anime is it's originality. It is an interesting idea of using the plots of the worldwide known tales and fables, even though it could sound like a re-post, there are many parodies of such. But here it adds additional shine and depth to the personalities of different characters and makes it easier to follow. Thanks to this, they don't even need to use a whole episode to introduce each character - it's not hard to remember everyone of them - and the whole team acts together straight from the beginning, which doesn't happen often.
The eyesight-fearful "Hunter" is considered by me as a rather rare personality, and with his awesome, I could even say cute ending ~su, he truly is something worth of mentioning.
The second part of it's originality is difficult to get used to. The "storyteller" (those who have seen Railgun can say it's Kuroko, Misaka's roommate from the Railgun anime) tends to speak over the speeches of the main characters. I just can't get it over with, and so I watch the scene again, until I've heard both the storyteller and the characters talk (in my case I mean until I've read all the subtitles). And the main thing is, usually both of them are of none importance to me. While I've already noticed the things the storyteller explains, the main characters have a simple chat. So, don't get confused by overhearing something and move on. And remember the texts from Bakemonogatari, which are also not intended to be read properly.
What comes to the real plot, it has nothing special. A team of students with different specializations solving things, with a little love-comedy in it, a strong girl on the outside but soft in the inside an so on. And it doesn't seem it'll get better than that.
But due to the great characters, I think I'll watch on. And this is not a bad anime, no. But quite far from a masterpiece. For those who want masterpieces, watch Beck and Phantom first.
Jan 18, 2013
On a side note. The 3 main female characters from ToraDora make an appearance thought that was really cool read more
Aug 26, 2012
Jul 4, 2010
The underlying story is a time tried classic. Wimpy/shy/problematic guy confesses to overly strong/proud/manly girl and is initially rejected leading to the guy spending time trying to prove his worth.
Now, beyond that we have the organization with the crazy/eccentric/cool people who do jobs to help other people which includes the main girl and soon after the guy who confessed to her.
Though while we have these basic plot devices, the execution of the story is fairly unique with the first episode twisting a classic fairy tale to fit the settings as well as leave you laughing at it's execution and result.
Is it an intellectual piece? No. Is it a landmark series? No. Is it another run of the mill anime? No. Will it leave an impression on you and the urge to watch the next episode? Yes.
What do I think? It's a good, solid series and worth the 23 minutes to at least watch the first episode.
Why do I say this?
Three words: Kitten Knuckle Gloves. read more
Jun 4, 2013
Nov 22, 2012
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions didn’t really grab my attention at first but I stuck with it and it actually turned out to be pretty good in my opinion, but there were a lot of holes in the story because of the lack of details and it left me with a few unanswered questions. The story revolves mostly around Okami, Ringo and Ryoushi and their love-hate romance. The story has some dark moments but for the most part its pretty funny and really strange. Towards the end of the series Okami’s feelings towards Ryoushi start to become clear but what happens between them is unknown because the series ends with sort of a cliffhanger.
Over all I enjoyed the anime.Though, it would have been better if it was a little longer and if the anime was planned out a little better (I feel as if it were rushed).
So if you love/ loved fairy tales and you wanna try something different anime wise or if you just need an anime to make you smile/laugh and kill some time I would definitely recommend it! (Note: make sure you remember what name goes with which character or else it will get very confusing.) read more
Sep 16, 2010
Jul 3, 2010
Just wondering though.. There's one blond girl in the image on the myanimelist thing.. But there's a blonde guy in the anime.
However the blonde guy isn't in that image on this page.
Is there some kinda connection?
Dec 3, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
But you still want to protect the one you love... By getting into an organization that revolves around helping others!
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi when translated to English is "Okami-san and her Seven Companions" is an adaptation of the Novel. I saw this on the shelf for £15 along with Black★Rock Shooter (TV) for £20.
I had high hopes for Okami-san to be good. But its just... meh.
The story follows Ryoushi Morino (voiced by Miyu Irino). A young boy who has feelings for Ryouko Ookami (voiced by Shizuka Itou). Only to be rejected by her because of his fear of being stared at. So in order to become stronger for her, he joins the Otogi Bank so he can overcome his fear and become a much better leading role too.
The story is okay at best. But I feel like this story is kind of the same from watching other animes like Shana. There are also times during the anime where during a plot takes place, the Narrator comes in. However, she can pop up in random places that you won't be able to hear what the plot is or what the cast is talking about.
The art and animation of this anime is done by the same people who worked on Railgun and Toradora! The art and animation can be nice at places, but there are problems that is quite common with J.C. Staff; such as eyes too far apart. But there are times where the animation moves fluidly and is nice to watch. The animation is really a mixed bag; sometimes its good, sometimes its quite problematic.
The sound I will say is quite good. We got the OP "Ready, Go!" by May'n which is very catchy and has a nice beat to it. And the ED "Akazukin-chan Goyoujin" by OToGi8 which is also nice to listen to. Although for whatever reason, the OP on my copy was slightly higher pitch which I seem to have really fell in love with.
Most of the characters in this anime are all based around fairy tale characters. Ryouko, Ringo and Ryoushi are all based on the characters from Little Red Riding Hood. Ryouko is the Big, Bad Wolf and she is seen as a tsundere in this anime. I've already gone through Ryoushi but we see him with a fear of being stared at since he is very much a background character. He is also seen as the Hunter from the Riding Hood story. Ringo Akai (voiced by Kanae Itou) is more of a con artist as she can fool anyone with her young appearance and able to hide her personalities well.
The characters are decent. Ryouko and Ryoushi feel like the same cast of characters I saw in Shakugan no Shana. There was also one episode where Otsuu Tsurugaya (voiced by Ayako Kawasumi) got some character development. But that was all we saw, we got to see Otsuu, Ryouko, Ryoushi, Ringo and a few others get some character development. But that was it, we don't see Alice of Liszt get any development which is a shame. I would've loved to see those two get some character development.
The enjoyment is okay at best. It won't hook you in at all, it'll more or less offer you to watch and won't care if you want to or not. There is some action and fighting in this anime but it doesn't really last that long.
It feels like a tower of Jenga, where all the pieces are holding it together and if you try to put one extra piece of content onto it; it'll just fall apart. But other than that, the sound is quite good to listen too.
This anime has been a mixed bag with some people. Some have said Ookami-san is really good, other have said it to be really bad. But... I'm so sorry! I really want to enjoy this anime, I really do!... But we have a rather okay story, decent art, some decent characters and enjoyment that isn't really that enjoyable. BUT, the music is great and I approve of it.
People who loved Railgun and Toradora!'s art style will probably enjoy the hell out of this. read more