The Real Contract
Mimi: The big four turn offs in anime for me are: Moe characters, tsundere characters, silly comedy, and fan service. Yet I find this, which has all the above, to be strangely enjoyable. In fact, it’s downright cute. Ririchiyo just might be the first tsundere who doesn’t annoy me. I know I’m repeating Alex here, but I like her because she’s actually aware of her own behavior, trying to take baby steps to improve it. Right from the very start, she tells us about her weaknesses and how much pain they cause her. Plus, she has a great excuse, which is that her depressing childhood shaped her to be this way. She’s not just tsundere for the sake of it. xD
In this episode, Ririchiyo catches her faithful dog kissing a random woman at school, which was a deal to make her leave him alone. It shocks her that he could fake those emotions, so she worries about what kind of person he really is. And I liked that. It’s not what the characters say or do, but how they react to things, that show their true nature. She eventually comes to realize the same thing about Soushi, who reacted like a poor miserable doggie when she attempted to end their contract, yet still came to her rescue when she really needed him. The end is just…the best make up scene ever. =^.^= I can’t wait to see the flashback of when she saved his life, assuming we will.
Although I’m enjoying it so far, I hope there will be enough variety in future episodes so the comedy won’t get old too fast. After the credits, two new characters pop up, so there’s also that to look forward to. That just leaves one mystery character left…