Despite a pretty ordinary story, I had enough fun watching Cat-Chick this week. Though, that said, this is yet another pretty basic episode following on from quite a few pretty uninteresting stories. I really think next week is going to have to pull off something pretty good to keep this on my watch list any longer.
This show has really become fairly flat since the end of the last anime season when we had quite an epic fight. But even before that, the individual episodes all had something about them. There was a clear message, a bit of energy or polish, and occasionally a sense of childish danger. Now we just have yokai of the week shows up and characters meandering about until the problem is solved.
To make it clear, this episode spent more time with Cat-Chick worrying about her outfit and Kitaro finding out than it did on dealing with the yokai. And really nothing happened. No danger, no perils, nothing for Kitaro to do. His turning up merely propelled Cat-Chick into enough of a rage that she chased the other yokai around until we realised he wasn’t all bad after all. And that’s all she wrote for this episode.
- Episode 17: Yokai and Riddles
- Episode 16: A Ladle Seems Like A Slow Way To Sink A Ship
- Episodes 14 + 15: Dreams and Faces
- Episode 13: And We’Re Back To How Things Were
- Episode 12: Grand Scale Fight
- Episode 11: An Exciting Cliff-Hanger; Just Don’t Watch The Next Episode Preview
- Episode 10: School Mysteries
- Episode 9: A Fairly Dry Episode
- Episode 8: Haunted Mirrors and Tombstones = Fun
- Episode 7: Ghosts on a Train, Classic.
- Episode 6: It’s Sad When There’s No Villain
- Episode 5: Rat Man Really Doesn’t Learn
- Episode 4: A More Traditional Walk Through A Forest
- Episode 3: Aww, He Can Make Human Friends Too.
- Episode 2: Monster Friends Defeat Monster of the Week
- GeGeGe No Kitaro First Impressions
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