Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Episode 01

人形少女ミーツコックリさん! – Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san!

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Kokkuri-san, kokkuri-san…

Ever played the game Kokkuri-san with anyone? Players summon a fox spirit to answer questions by moving the coin that their index fingers are touching. Is this merely a children’s game, or is it a form of necromancy? (Good golly I creeped myself a little just writing this bit.) While the truth remains unclear, one must never play this game alone. Otherwise… a very bishie fox dude will invade your house, confiscate your collection of cup noodles (mmm… the irresistible taste of cheapness. Viva artificial additives~) and insist on cooking you three healthy meals a day using fifty different ingredients. Consider this a warning.

Seriously though, what’s so bad about having a bishie fox spirit ‘haunt’ you, if he’s going to cook, clean, answer your questions (selectively, and using google) and offer you baths? Well, I guess if one’s a self-proclaimed doll that’s addicted to cup noodles and enjoys its own company, then being constantly badgered by a fox-spirit might be quite the bother. Lol~

After his performance as tsun-baka Handa in last season’s Barakamon, Ono Daisuke reprises yet another baka role as the fox spirit Kokkuri-san. A silly OnoD is always love, because nobody does silly the way he can. Then we have Hirohashi Ryou as the emotionally detached Kohina なのです、なのです、なのです – deadpan never sounded sweeter.

Rounding up the main cast are Sakurai Takahiro (who is in A LOT of shows this season. Check him out in Ookami Shoujo (which by the way, is being covered by our resident Sakurai fan, Akatsuki. Her reviews are so kyakya fun, so please do read them), Donten, Psycho-pass 2) and Nakata Jouji, who play Inugami and Shigaraki respectively. We had a glimpse of their characters, and I expect we will get to their proper introductions very soon. Another familiar voice heard this episode was Tamura Yukari‘s, who provided the narration oh so beautifully (with very mysteriously pretty oriental music playing in the background).

This first episode was rather disjointed and left me a little unsettled. But upon watching the second time round to write this review, I found it quite enjoyable. It is light, silly and completely mindless – just the right kind to unwind to. This is another one of those don’t think, just watch shows, and I am glad for it.

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Gugure! Kokkuri-san airs Sundays, 2505hours (i.e. 1.05 a.m. on Mondays). This is with reference to Japan time, GMT + 9 hours.

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One thought on “Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Episode 01

  1. When I first watched this episode I wasn’t too impressed, to be honest. It was really hard to get INTO the show and I kept zoning out, lol. I would, however, love to have a bishie fox spirit act as my personal housewife, haha! Especially if he had OnoD’s voice.

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