ookami kakushi episode ten

Finally: After weeks of planning, scheming, back-stabbing, and brooding, Sakaki reveals his ULTIMATE PLAN to carry out his revenge on the Wolven people of Jouga: He is going to break their dam and flood the entire village.

Wait… That’s it?

So right before he kills Kasai, Sakaki shares that Mieko was a normal human who was turned into a Wolf by one of the original wolves of Jouga during her time there as a student. We still don’t know why she was killed in turn by Nemuru – either because she tried to pass it on or for some other reason like she’d gone crazy and rampaged around like Issei’s underclassman. So in order to have become a wolf herself, Mieko had to have been kissed by one of the Wolfies. And the fact that Sakaki isn’t a Wolf means that Mieko never passed it on to him during their relationship (though I don’t know at what point she’d become a Wolf herself). Maybe the real root of Sakaki’s rage is that some guy (or girl) from Jouga made out with his fiancée/lover. But seriously, your plan sucks, Sakaki. If you were always going to get rid of the Wolves and the carefree residents of Jougamachi who didn’t realize they were different, then why wait? Why not show up one day, break the dam, and be on your merry-revenge-fulfilled way?

Anyway, moving on: The Hassaku Festival begins and they roll the fruit down the stairs (could the Hassaku not have been put to better uses than having wishes wrapped around them and thrown down stairs? Couldn’t they have foregone the fruit for one year in light of the extreme weather conditions and shortage in harvest and used balls like Isuzu did when she was explaining the tradition to Hiroshi?). Now, the Underclassman: she clearly wasn’t in a crazy state when Sakaki went to get her from her holding cell, which makes me wonder if he did something to her before releasing her on her rampage. And in a bad state, wouldn’t she have wanted to attack Sakaki since he’s not a Wolf either (though probably not as delicious smelling as Hiroshi)? Regardless, she manages to pinpoint one non-Wolf and turns him into a Wolf, setting the entire crowd into a panic. Then Nemuru shows up and does her thing (I guess she was reinstated as Huntress). After, Sakaki makes his appearance and divulges the village’s secrets publically, stirring fear in the hearts of non-Wolf residents, the Wolven villagers start to get fed up with all the discrimination, name-calling, and ungratefulness – they’ve been holding back for the sake of the non-Wolf villagers, after all – and consider turning everyone into Wolves to settle the issue. Isuzu makes her return this episode, coming forth and standing with Nemuru to defend and protect Hiroshi and Kaname (and presumably all the other non-Wolves too).

In his comment for Episode Nine, FlareKnight had said: “I doubt [Kasai] has any plans to deal with Sakaki. It doesn’t seem like the guy has thought more than a single step ahead. Probably thinks he can just kill all temptations and it will resolve itself…somehow.” Oh FlareKnight how right you were. Kasai really is an idiot. I’m sure no one was surprised to see him die – actually I’m a little glad he did, just for being so naive. But even as he lay dying, he stayed true to his beliefs, asking the guy from the Vigilance Committee (Machida) to only warn the Wolves about the dam and to let all the non-Wolves drown. Of course Machida doesn’t do this and just runs down the stairs shouting that there’s trouble. And that’s when Nemuru (and her pack), Isuzu, Hiroshi, and Kaname run off to stop the great, evil, mastermind plan of breaking the dam.

Seriously, with all the knowledge he has about Jouga and its Wolf villagers, and all the resources he has at his fingertips with the pharmaceutical company, could Sakaki not think of a better revenge plan?

Two episodes left and we’ve already been let down with Sakaki’s declaration of submerging the town with water as his crafted plan of revenge. Kaori’s mystery is still up in the air, though, and this episode, she was revealed to be one of the five Shrine Maidens. What role they serve (other than rolling the wish-bound Hassaku down the stairs) has still yet to be seen.

12 Responses to “ookami kakushi episode ten”

  1. 18 March 2010 at 6:59 am

    Yeah talk about an underwhelming evil plot there. So he stole the medical information why? I gave him too much credit. Really I thought he was planning on some drug warfare to kill th e Jouga Wolves with a disease. But really he doesn’t care who dies whether they are human or Jouga Wolves.

    Though he did mention coming to study geography so maybe that was it from the beginning. Though if he planned on making them all drown why release the girl and not finish Kasai off which will create a chance to stop him? The man is an idiot that’s why. This series makes it clear guys are stupid. Hiroshi is a stupid lead “oh there is going to be a major fight, hey why don’t I stand right here and put you at a bigger disadvantage. No problem at all……” Kasai and Sakaki are stupid villains who seem addicted to leaving their victims alive long enough for them to blab about their plans.

    With the girl I have a basic idea of what happened. Maybe Sakaki was carrying hassaku since he does know about the medical side of things. He then points the girl in the right direction and she attacks someone who has a strong pheromone like Hiroshi. She is one of the biggest victims in this series. Gets put into this by Issei, locked up, used by Sakaki to cause a panic, and then killed off.

    I’m amazed how right I was about Kasai. He really had no plan other than leaving things to this mysterious stranger. But of course even at his deathbed he wanted to kill the normal people off. Thank god he’s dead. Now just have to get rid of Sakaki and can start putting this village back together.

    • 2 blindability
      18 March 2010 at 11:43 am

      I’d also thought that maybe Sakaki would develop a drug that actually harmed the Wolves rather than helped them but yeah… apparently he likes his dam-breaking-plan better.

      “The man is an idiot”
      I couldn’t agree more.

  2. 3 RP
    18 March 2010 at 9:49 am

    I assumed Kasai planned to dispose of pharma dude after he did his job, but clearly his “trusting” nature came back to bite him in the ass. How ironic.

    Yeah, pharma dude’s uber plan to get revenge was very, very disappointing. There better be something special about that dam. Like it’s shaped like a hassaku and it needs the hopes and spirits of the jougas to be crushed in order to be destroyed or something like that. Otherwise, this will have been one of the biggest all-for-nothings I can remember in recent memory. I’m gonna give Ryukishi a little credit and believe that there’s something more to the plan. Even if he wasn’t trying, he’s got to realize how big a plot hole it’d be for pharma dude to destroy something that he could’ve done in episode 1. Eh, he could’ve even saved us from meeting Hiro which would’ve been nice.

    • 4 blindability
      18 March 2010 at 11:41 am

      NOT meeting Hiroshi would have been nice. He does so little in the show himself – other than smelling good to the Wolves – one can only wonder if he’s necessary at all.

      A Hassaku shaped dam would certainly be fun to watch (oh how you make me laugh, RP) but whatever it is or whatever happens there needs to be exciting and not so predictable.

  3. 19 March 2010 at 4:16 am

    Why’d Sakaki wait for so long? Probably just wanted to get as much enjoyment of this whole deal as he could. He did try to turn the villagers against Nemuru and the others but failed. However,I agree that blowing up the dam really sounds like something he should’ve done a looong time ago. I guess he was counting on the villagers and Hiroshi to be that gullible.

    Sakaki’s character is not that bad, but it is simple and with very little depth. Get revenge no matter what the cost is the only thing he has for him. He is still the most interesting male character in the show though (how bad is that?), not the he has many rivals. I think his whole schemes/evil plans would’ve had a stronger effect if the people in this show weren’t so terribly slow. Sakai was a clear example of this :\

    • 6 blindability
      20 March 2010 at 5:01 am

      Psgels on Star Crossed had said early on that the characters are pretty flat so it’s definitely disappointing for those of us who expect more from them. I will agree that Sakaki is probably the most interesting male character in the entirety of the series; stupid Hiroshi is such a waste of a protagonist.

  4. 19 March 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I laughed when the older wolves were feeling as if the humans were ungrateful. Really, people that were tricked into coming to their town so they could more or less repopulate their species (slowly) should be singing praises to their wolf names!

  5. 20 March 2010 at 3:31 am

    Very nice blog i am glad i stumbled up on it. btw do you have e mail or contact form? dont see it anywhere but would like to ask few questions.

    • 9 blindability
      20 March 2010 at 5:01 am

      Hi Edward!

      Depends on what sort of questions you have and who you’re addressing them to…

      • 20 March 2010 at 5:08 am

        I need admin of this blog , its about project that me and my coworkers started that include quality anime blogs.Dont want to say what exactly because we only plan to include quality content ones and dont want to be spamed by many people

        • 11 blindability
          20 March 2010 at 9:30 am

          Hmmm, in that case you’ll want Brian but he’s unfortunately away right now. If you leave me your contact, I’ll pass it along to him.

          Does that work?
          (Sorry I don’t have a better solution.)

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