Wooser No Sono Higurashi
July 16, 2016
Although Wooser No Sono Higurashi has been out for many years and had a handful of seasons, I decided not to watch this short simply because I thought the very cartoonish drawing and animation meant that this anime was for little kids and toddlers. Everything looked so cute that I thought it just wasn’t the anime for my corrupted heart. Yeah… Then one day I read the short synopsis and was became somewhat interested. It says despite the innocent outlook, the main character lies a corrupted heart underneath. Hmm… Is this going to be a dark anime? But it is comedy genre, right? And the clincher? The line that says that he will continue to protect the things he love like money, meat and girls by doing nothing. Oh yeah. This I got to see.
Wooser is not really motivated that he has his own TV. Whatever it is, as long as the money rolls in, he is okay. Rin interrupts and does her own introduction. Wooser is swinging on a tyre like a panda in a zoo, something that all the kids think he is. Rin, who is cleaning the cage accidentally trips on the tools, causing the rake to poke the back of his head. At the farm while feeding a cow, Rin wishes cows can talk so she could ask how good the grass taste. But for Wooser, he just wants to ask how can something that eats grass has its meat tastes so good!
Wooser lazily explains why he loves bribe. Eating other people’s money is the best! Wooser spies on a group of quartet girls. All of them are playing the bass! Is one of them playing an air bass? While Miho and Yuu are talking and walking up the stairs, they didn’t realize they stepped on Wooser. Apparently he had been lying there so he could look at their panties. It was worth all that stepping. Yeah, he even didn’t mind getting burnt after that. The girls are seen at Wooser’s funeral! But they talk about him being a scumbag and wonder if he is burnable trash. Oh, was he something edible too?
Wooser is the king of his kingdom. If he only had subjects… When he does have Rin and Len as his royal subjects, they start bugging him for stuffs. Wooser’s ass itches. I guess it gives him a lazy excuse to cancel this series due to the main character’s health complications! The girls just know he is faking the illness. Wooser is typing furiously on his computer. Seems there is a deadline to complete. As the days pass by, he finally finishes and sends it in the nick of time. He is glad October has 33 days. Till the girls point out there are only 31 days. Yeah, he missed it anyway.
Wooser disagrees he loves uniforms openly. Because it is no good without delicious rice. He pours furikake on his rice and enjoys his food. The girls become DJs while Wooser is singing his whatever rap song. One of his lines is Mexican Salamander but they probably didn’t get it and just repeat it as some gibberish. Wooser moulds a clay bowl but doesn’t like the way it turns out. He mentions how picky he is not only about girls but their uniforms. It makes him feel better about himself. He moulds again and this time it is perfect. Perfect fit as a skirt for his girl figurine.
Wooser is sleeping and dreaming of skirts, thighs and stockings! He wants to eat all of them instead of just one! Eventually he mumbles he can’t eat them all. Rin wonders if he is dreaming about food but Len knows better it is about girls. Rin gets the wrong idea wondering if girls can be eaten. The girls graduate from school and talk about stuffs. Wooser is patiently waiting for any of them to give him their uniform. Any time now… The girls are dismayed that the series will end. Because Wooser claims he worked so hard and none gave him their uniform! He walks off… End of part 1?
Wooser is missing so they put a beach scenery instead. Because Rin and Len are in their bishoujo form (Hubba! Hubba!), I guess this brings Wooser back. He starts describing Rin’s assets. She doesn’t like it and throws a coconut at him. As the duo continue to play in the sea, Wooser continues to stare at them and is asked if he likes small boobs. It doesn’t matter as long as the girl is slender. Rin doesn’t like it and throws a sea urchin at him. At the beach house, Wooser wants to order a beam. What? His eyes start glowing like a beam before turning into a giant robot causing rampage over town! Luckily it is just a dream. But Wooser is still a robot?!
The girls are admiring a tree filled with cicadas. But how come that big yellow one looks pretty familiar? And its mating call goes something like, “I want uniforms… I want uniforms”. The girls walk away. So why does Wooser love uniforms so much? It’s probably the same answer we like jewels. Wooser is being chased by a lion. I’m not sure about his logic to use its head as water for the bath so he can join in with the girls but he gets eaten. No Wooser, you didn’t win but lost! Rin and Len see how the sun and sunflowers are laughing and smiling. But in Wooser’s mind, they are giving out an evil and creepy laughter! He starts to shrivel in fear but in reality he just suffered heat stroke.
They have a long weekend so Rin bugs Wooser to do something. You know that lazy bum… Eventually she also sleeps all day long. Each time Wooser wakes up, he reminds himself he still has a long weekend. Eventually the last day is here… Not so long weekend, eh? However as the lazy ass he is, he has no regrets for being lazy and doing nothing. Back to more sleep. Wooser is a giant monster rampaging the city for uniforms. Rin and Len summon and ride their giant mecha to save the day but since it takes so long, they ran out of time. Episode over.
Wooser thought it would be nice to take up the offer and become a superhuman hero. Then he turns into a grasshopper and since he doesn’t like the looks, he’ll destroy the world! The girls can’t wait to taste the BBQ meat. You thought Wooser was in his robot suite doing the grilling and seasoning, eh? Actually the real Wooser is being burnt over a fire! He is the meat! When Wooser notes something in his diary, Len thought he is going to do something naughty today. Actually it turns out to be a dentist appointment. Disappointing? Yeah, his diary has no other agenda so it looked so lonely. But Rin has a question: Does Wooser even have teeth?! Wooser wants to form his own secret society. Himself as the boss, the girls as his generals, his clones as knights, priests and the government while other useless friends as useless henchmen. All that is left is the mascot character. Isn’t it himself?
Mecha Wooser is terrorizing the town again. Don’t fear, Rin and Len are here. They transform into their bishoujo magical girl form but we only get to see Rin’s transformation. Knowing how Wooser likes money, they drop cash and big gold bars till he explodes! And the day is saved. During the rainy season, Rin admires the beautiful flowers and a snail riding on a turtle. She thinks they are good friends but Wooser hints about how adults always mention never to do things but yet they still end up doing it and without rest. The girls don’t understand what he said.
When Wooser was young, he admire detectives. Then he sees Milky Holmes being idiots at the supermarket sampling sausage! He realizes detectives don’t do as much deductions as kid thinks. As Wooser eats his meat, he thinks about the popular belief people will tend to eat less when they get older. So he vehemently protests that he will never ever get enough of meat, money or girls! He is so fired up that he burns himself over the grill. Wooser seems to be preparing the bed for steamy night. When he finishes, he accidentally steps on a thumbtack and crashes into the furniture. When Rin enters, she sees Wooser’s soul ‘sleeping’ beside his body.
Wooser thinks everyone should hibernate for 1/3 of the year. This is a better way to be environmentally friendly to Earth since you don’t use electricity and other stuffs. Wow. Wooser thinking like this? Or is he just plain lazy? It would be ideal of Wooser if not for those hibernating bears using him as pillow! Wooser sees the girls ice skating and thinks of coming up with a new move. The obi pulling technique! So cool that all the judges give him full marks! Wooser presents himself as the Christmas present to the girls! Then all the characters hold hands and dance about around the world.
Wooser as true to himself is asking the girls what kind of colour they wear for their panties! They gladly answer him since he says it is part of his designer plan. Giant Wooser is causing mayhem again asking for uniforms so Rin and Len summon their mecha to fight him. However Wooser has a barrier to block their beam. They combine more parts and send a rocket punch to him. Wooser is defeat and returns to his original size. The battle might be won but not the war because Wooser continues to cause his brand of trouble for uniforms and meat.
Season 2: Kakusei-hen
The second season since we cannot get enough of that yellow creature. Right?
An entire episode of the girls in bishoujo form? Rin and Len are playing tennis and the yellow pervert is spying on them while making perverted comments on the score they get. The same duo are caught in the rain as they take shelter at a store. Wooser loves seeing how soaked they are since he gets to see through their wet clothes. Then a car splashes the puddle over him. At the supermarket where Miss Monochrome is demonstrating her batteries to kids, Wooser is glad the supermarket is closing because he is fed up of the end song. He discards his big mascot suit to return to his original self.
A kappa monster attacks the city. But because Wooser continues to sleep, everyone died! And he acknowledges it! Wooser narrates his rough life behind the scenes as a hero. It is about how some super grasshopper bestowed him powers but he struggles to take the train and taxi and the scolding he gets from his job till he got fired. So sad that he called his mom who instantly gave him lots of goodies and money. Wooser is clicking like mad and won’t stop even if the end result is a picture of a panda peeking at him.
Wooser finds the deep underwater creatures strange but fascinating. Till he realizes they never left home. Wooser notes a hero on TV only works 30 minutes a week. But a real hero like him has to be constantly be vigilant. He is lonely. He feels so sad and starts crying and doesn’t need friends. But the girls tell him to get over it and come home. Mecha Wooser is causing havoc again asking for money, meat and girls. Turns out to be a dream. He is in hospital as he starts acting dramatically while taking his medicine, puts on his drips and makes everybody hate him!
Wooser tells us some of the food he will never eat. The only thing he will ever eat is meat. He sings his praises for it and even has written a song for his Wagyuu beef! He is getting down and funky! Too bad the girls didn’t feel his lame love. But the cow did?! The girls are happy their favourite sportsman wins. This has Wooser thinking how he will be under the spotlight of the media. He imagines himself in that position. Girls by his side and accepting money. Suddenly he is arrested for corruption! This snaps him out as he vows never to become famous! Don’t worry. He won’t. As the girls enjoy their watermelon, Wooser notes he hates salt on it. But when he thinks of something perverted with it, Darth Wooser starts spitting watermelon seeds at him to eliminate the enemy!
Senketsu of Kill La Kill fame wants Wooser to wear him! But the yellow idiot won’t because dresses are only meant to be worn by girls! Wooser is thinking some perverted versions of a few American landmarks. But somehow he ended up in some bondage position. Wooser notes in hero shows, there is always like many heroes but 1 baddie. Why not send many baddies at one go? Maybe they really don’t want to destroy the world because that would be the end of everything. Rin thinks the baddies are just lonely so everybody starts crying. We understand your pain… Wooser narrates how Earth isn’t so bad since he lost his mothership to return to his own planet. At least he loves girls and cows. Len playing with her bazooka accidentally fires at him, turning him into fireworks.
What’s this? Wooser piloting Chamber of Suisei No Gargantia ?! Wooser dreams of his favourites. Meat, uniforms and money. He tells us people dream because if it was easy to achieve, they wouldn’t need reality. That is why recently he has been spending his free time sleeping. Because in his dream he can fly and become a hero! And there is this fake and exaggerated dream of Wooser being some intergalactic hero on the run, finds orphaned Rin and Len, take care of them and watch them grow up. Yeah, nice dream. Till he crashes out of bed. Welcome back to reality. The girls are visiting a chicken farm. For some reason, Wooser is turned into a chicken and shipped away!
There is a reason why the girls are in their bishoujo form. Because it is the fanservice hotspring! Wooser must be damn happy to share the same hotspring with them. He then complains about wanting to drink something else other than sake. Dark Wooser suggests roast racoon soup and he agrees. Wooser wonders if Santa really appeared over American skies, would they shoot it down on live TV? Then he acts out as the American president who gave orders to his jets to shoot him down! There goes Christmas. But the gang still gets to celebrate them. Wooser is glad to have asked Santa for a present. Who knows, Santa actually returned with a cute girl as requested! So Wooser is worried of going to prison?
Wooser talks about beavers making dams and monopolizing the use of the river but wonders I sea otters care about it. When Wooser was young, he used some graph paper to draw his secret base. It is an elaborate underground building with a giant mecha and a launch gate extending to the sea. He believes he is a realist over dreams so the girls wonder about the giant mecha he is having now. When Chihaya returns to her room, Wooser and his mascot friends are waiting to give her a birthday surprise. After Wooser sings a strange rendition of happy birthday, they become forceful in wanting her to blow the candles. More creepy than cute. This freaks her out as she calls her producer about strange animals in her room.
Wooser narrates about his ‘tough’ life but still goes on living. Because he believes that once you’re dead, you’ll end up in some dark crowded space with no TV. That would suck. For some reason, he wants to die and then ends up dead. And then revives. It is raining and Wooser seems to like it because he gets to stay indoors when everybody else laments they can’t go outside. This insensitivity has Len throw Darth Wooser at him and runs away. Darth Wooser then punches him to remind him about Len’s important day today. Rin and Darth Wooser find Len at the park. They remember today is the day Wooser ate her steak and she got mad and ran away. Wooser comes by and since he starts spouting pathetic nonsense, nothing like Darth Wooser’s laser beam to put him in place. Wooser says to go home. A beautiful rainbow in the sky brightens up their day as they take a group photo.
Rin and Len are paying their respects at a grave and oddly, Wooser is narrating good things about the value of things and to think positively. Wooser tells us a trivia that sakura trees are never torn down or replanted, which is ideal to bury bodies! Miho is seen digging near one and when she has Rin to come help, Wooser finds his old poem notebook! Immediately he buries it again and suggests everyone bury things underneath it. Wooser is starring through the glass ogling at girls. He is hoping they won’t need their uniforms once they graduate. Rin and Len spot him spying and want to call the teacher but he falls off. This might be the third floor but you know how tough he is.
As an adult, Wooser won’t ask for anything stupid for his birthday. He won’t even want his birthday to be a national holiday. All he asks is for him to sleep in. Wooser and Rin on a road trip on their sidecar. But travelling with a dog? Now stranded on an island, he thinks about the question if a girl should ever asks him, would work or him be more important? Of course he would want to say he would only want her for her body and money in a positive way. But first he needs to think of a way to get off this island.
Wooser sees Rin and Len all grown up and able to do things without his guidance. Wait a minute. Has he been doing anything in the first place?! Wooser is even told off not to be in the way if he is going to laze around and not help them who are busy with something. With that, Wooser gets up and makes his way to his underground lab. He leaves the rest to Darth Wooser who hopes he will return soon. Wooser rides his mecha up into space to fight and destroy evil alien Woosers!!! His ship takes a real beating as he vows to protect Earth’s money, meat and girls! I supposed with that slow lovely ballad and Wooser getting owned, is it supposed to make us feel pity for him? Even more so everyone else is actually making a surprise birthday party for Wooser! When Rin and Len go to get him, he is not around. They think he is late as always. Little do they know, the space battle might have ended in a big climatic outer space explosion. All they see is a shooting star and wish they’ll always be together.
Season 3: Mugen-hen
Because we cannot get enough of Wooser, the third season is slightly longer and with more episodes (albeit by just 1 one) to satisfy our love-hate cravings for him.
Continuing off from last season’s cliff-hanger, Wooser looks like he is about to sacrifice himself to destroy the aliens but his robot seems not to activate on his command. It is hijacked by Darth Wooser who against his commands will not let his master die. He ejects Wooser into a mini mecha as it is sent hurtling out of the Solar System. Wooser is then awakened by… Ultraman heroes???!!! They tell him he has a planet he needs to return to and protect. With that, he is hurtled back to the planet he loves in blazing speed. But he crash lands in an unknown land. Like a Pokemon Gameboy map, he rides different animals across different terrains to return home. He thought he could surprise everybody but nobody is around. Then it hit him time has flown back on Earth. There is no way they would have waited for him. Suddenly everyone pops a happy birthday surprise. Len thought he got mad and went on a journey after being scolded. As I understand, Darth Wooser detected some code in the mecha that allowed him to predict Wooser’s return and hence calling everyone back. Everyone welcomes him back. Rin and Len want to hear stories of his return journey but think he is probably lying about riding animals and took taxis instead. The group of Ultraman heroes are action figures standing proudly atop a shelf.
Wooser loves the internet because of gullible people he could troll! Darth Wooser notes the useless master he is and Wooser can read what is on his mind. Wooser even went on to berate his servant for thinking so and threatens for him to blow up. Of course Darth Wooser denies ever saying such things. Later as Darth Wooser thinks by himself, he indeed wanted to say something of that sort to his master. What if there was somebody to tell him in his place… So Wooser is continuing his internet trolling when here comes… Darth Wooser Mk-II! This evil creation didn’t hesitate to tell off the loser but Wooser doesn’t care. He orders Mk-II to clean the room. And guess what? He throws away his laptop! You don’t need junk that will turn you into a NEET! More horror for Wooser as Mk-II throws away his Smartphone, manga, games and everything else! If that is not bad enough, Mk-II whips Wooser into shape by forcing him to exercise and study through the night. No sleep! Wow. Have you hear Wooser scream like this before? Early next morning as Darth Wooser goes to check on him, to his surprise Wooser is already up, doing exercise and even being quite considerate. So did the plan work? Now Wooser is looking up to Mk-II as his sensei. This means Darth Wooser is no longer needed! All part of Mk-II’s plan to replace him and become this season’s regular character! Oh no you don’t! Darth Wooser initiates a self destruct button that his him blow up into pieces! Darth Wooser wants Wooser to remain as the useless, lazy, internet trolling master so he could serve him forever. But that sounded like him dissing Wooser and now the entire house explodes!
The deadline is near and this is what the master of procrastination has done: Nothing! Ah yes, Wooser. He spent last night getting drunk with sponsors to secure funds and today he needs to crack his head for his manga deadline. The girls are being too noisy watching TV so he tells them to pipe down. They are not listening as Wooser hears them idolizing a handsome idol. This makes him fantasize about himself as a handsome lanky yellow dude! And all the girls would hog around him! Personally, I thought this form is just creepy. The girls then feel hot because the air-cond has shut down. Wooser imagines them undressing but is punched to reality by Darth Wooser. Sorry, mosquito on your face. The girls then suggest heading to the beach. They have a splash and swell time. This adventure becomes the source for Wooser’s manga. He gives Darth Wooser the honour to read it first. What do you think of this masterpiece? More like crap! Crappy art too! So much so he throws it away citing sending it out like this would only contribute more to the landfill. Eventually Wooser decides to give up and do nothing. That’s Wooser for you.
Wooser is trying to get psychological with us, saying this is going to be the 88,888th time you are going to see this show. As proof, the characters will be different than usual and we are not going to realize it. So it starts off with everyone looking the same. Wooser is still sleeping despite Darth Wooser trying to wake him up for the draft selection. But Wooser continues to be lazy and sleep in. That is when the owl mascot engages in some thesis debate about sleep and waking up. It’s too technical for me to understand and bother. Then there is Rin spamming questions like why Wooser sleeps (so he can dream about girls) and why he likes girls (because they are there) and there is Darth Wooser doing his online research on the thesis. The battle to wake up Wooser continues with similes thrown in and lame excuses until all that laziness causes some sort of dark spiral aura that turns everything into nothing. Wooser is happy he can continue sleeping without anybody bugging him. And before our Agent Wooser Smith can bug us about the 88,889th time, we cut to the ending. Thank goodness.
It’s that time again when Wooser is being lazy and doesn’t want to finish his manuscript. Oh wait. He is always this lazy! So he starts thinking how nice it would be if he is able to clone himself to get his work done faster. So the ultimate number is 53 Woosers? Unfortunately they all have that same lazy personality… 53 times the laziness! When the girls and other mascot animals start coming in, snapping their fingers and do some weird abstract dance, turns out to be some ritual to summon Monochrome. When her eyes meet Wooser, their hearts become connected. In Monochrome’s bid to stand out more, they form a team to become top idols. But their partnership is short-lived since Monochrome wants to go solo. While Wooser rots away, Monochrome grows to become a popular idol. Monochrome then wins some Wooser Academy Award. The entire audience is Wooser and his clones? Monochrome gives her acceptance speech and the first person she thanks is… Maneo! Then she thanks all the characters in her series before mentioning Wooser’s name. But by this time, everyone notices the Wooser clones are slumped dead on their chair! Oh no! Everyone attends Wooser’s funeral thinking he must be having fun in hell with his many selves. Yes indeed. Being tortured while still thinking about uniforms, money and meat!
Wooser is filming a movie scene. Being the heartless director he is, he has the girls do a retake for the umpteenth time for perfection. Hey wait a minute. Wooser working?! Apparently there is a million dollar prize for this movie contest. I know Darth Wooser wanted to tell him about just getting a regular job but you see, Wooser has other plans after winning the prize. He’ll get to be more famous and even lazier. He’ll move on to other TV shows and get all the girls. Yeah… The girls brought in extra help for the movie: A teddy bear named Kirishima? I think this is some mascot from the Arpeggio series. Wooser isn’t impressed with ‘family’ so he tells her to just stand there and be cute. They dabble in 3D before moving on to a submarine set for filming. Wooser has them act the part and will only later dub the voice. Suddenly the entire set is being attacked. Wooser explains he lied and that he actually borrowed a real submarine (from Arpeggio too)! For realism? Hold on tight to your seats! A rain of missiles is coming! In the aftermath, Wooser’s film did win but only for the best effort category. No prize money for this one… This sucks… However Wooser has prepared prizes for audiences who attend his show. Random pictures? Is he trying to say something about the cutthroat and dog-eat-dog competition of show business?
Wooser and the girls are playing a game called Werewolf. Darth Wooser is the judge. In this game, players will draw a card. The one who draws the wolf card is the Werewolf and the rest who draw villager cards will be the ordinary villagers. They need to deduce who the Werewolf is by asking questions and the likes. At the end, there will be a vote to see who the Werewolf is. If the vote is wrong, the game continues. The villagers win when the Werewolf is correctly voted otherwise the Werewolf wins when there are no more villagers left. In the first vote, Miho gets voted out because she talked too much. Isn’t that the point of the game? To make things more interesting, everyone then closes their eyes. Only the Werewolf is allowed to open and select a villager to eat. So when everyone is allowed to open their eyes, Darth Wooser announces Yuu has been eaten. With the field reduced, we hear Wooser’s narration about billionaire CEOs crap that doesn’t really make sense. Because of that, the girls suspect Wooser. To stop the intense staring, he yells out he loves them! They realize it is the same ol’ Wooser. Now they turn on each other! In the final vote, Rin and Len suspect each other. Oh dear. It all comes down to Wooser’s vote. Who will he choose? The girls try to persuade him to get on their side. However he cannot stand to see them this way. In his eyes, neither are Werewolves and just pure innocent girls looking into his filthy eyes. Therefore Wooser admits he is the Werewolf.
Wooser has been kidnapped by a cult. He thinks they are going to transform him into something so he wishes to be transformed into a girl! Yeah, imagine all the pyjamas party he can join in. Meanwhile the girls are talking about deodorant and the secret fact that Rin and Len are magical girls who are supposed to use their powers to help others. And not to copy homework! This has Miho prop up the question if the ever wash their magical girl outfit since they appear and disappear after use. To prove it doesn’t smell, Len transforms. That is when a giant yellow grasshopper attacks the city. Guess who this grasshopper is. So Rin also transforms and the duo as magical girls are called Wooser Twins. So how do you catch a rampaging grasshopper anyway? Not too sure but it is suggested using deodorant. The grasshopper explodes! The tanuki mascot eats and spits it out. Still alive? Another spray of deodorant should do the job. Overkill?
The beach… But guess what? Rows and columns of coffin everywhere! Apparently Wooser and co are inside it. Since it is so freaking hot, they have to flap open and close the coffin for ventilation. Why not just get out of the damn thing? Anyway, they start talking about food and since the heat is going to their heads, they even start eating and drinking imaginary food in which Wooser plays the store owner. I think the girls don’t like his hospitality… Then it descends into a weird argument whereby the girls talk in relaying fashion. Wooser won’t lose out and has his mascot friends do the same but since some of them can’t talk, I don’t know what the heck they’re supposed to say. Eventually Wooser starts dreaming of his handsome self flanked by beautiful cute babes. Oh yeah. Nice dream. Till Darth Wooser had to abruptly wake him up to remind him they are in hell. Oh sh*t!
Wooser is adlibbing the girls about their uniform. Once again he tells us his concept of loving uniforms is different from what we think. Eventually it all boils down to since they will be graduating and won’t be needing them anymore, might as well give it to him! But as Len noted, some do wear them even after graduation. Wooser is again being lazy. Reading some bishoujo manga instead of completing his. And when he is on the computer, he spends more time on Twitter than anything. He thinks of going to a doujin convention. I guess he didn’t get lazy dreaming about it because he actually got his ass up and go there with Rin and Len. Yeah, too crowded. Not too sure about this doujin booth they want to patron but Wooser asks the author who is dressed in some weird tribal warrior getup if he has any uniforms for sale. He has! Wooser wants 3 of them! One for his personal use, the other to save and the last one to share. But since he isn’t going to share, it is all for himself. Then it gets weirder because Wooser and warrior dude engage in some intergalactic sword fight in which Wooser wins. It has Wooser think he wants his followers to call him God and give them his bank account number so they can bank in all their money. Thank goodness nobody does.
The tanuki mascot is found dead! The girls are horrified. Don’t worry. Detective Wooser is here! And so is his assistant Darth Wooser. Wooser is an eager beaver in playing detective and even taunts us to find the criminal which is among them. That owl mascot obviously holding a gun… Wooser quickly deduces the facts of this locked room murder mystery and points out that Rin is the killer! Because there was a dying message written in blood in which Wooser believes the victim was trying to write her name but she tried rubbing it off and only leaving it looking like parentheses. While Rin continues to deny all those made up facts, Wooser explains how she used her hairpin accessory to lock the window she escaped from to make it look like a locked room. Because Miho insists the parentheses contain no name in the first place, that is when Yuu suspects her to be the killer. She has noticed the tanuki has no blood on his hand so he couldn’t have written the message. She believes Miho has killed him and used his blood to write a fake message. Because she observes Miho has been hiding her hand in her pocket all the while. That is when Miho breaks down and admits she didn’t mean to kill him. They were playing cops and robbers and somehow the toy gun was swapped with a real one. So the owl is holding the toy gun? Wooser is stunned because Yuu did his detective job well. Wooser narrates about the ugly truth that made nobody happy. In actual fact, he just sucks being a detective.
What’s this? Wooser has suddenly become enlightened and omnipotent? All after he took a bite out of a rice cracker? If that wasn’t shocking enough, he can actually change the molecule structure of things he touched and even fill an empty glass with water out from thin air! Darth Wooser must be really surprised and baffled. What in the world has just happened? What kind of trickery is this? Wooser’s omnipotent expands by even changing the weather outside and even completely drying Rin when she is caught in it. If that is not all, she can even transport his conscious to Rin and Len simultaneously. His powers grow to affect the world too. Like increasing eel population, end wars, vanishing air pollution and the likes. OMG. The world is now a better place! Darth Wooser continues to be baffled but worried if the world balance will be destroyed at this rate. Wooser continues to expand his omnipotent by becoming one with the universe! The girls find their refrigerator suddenly filled with Wagyuu beef and decide to eat them. Rin is worried they don’t know whom the beef is from but Len says it probably belongs to Wooser so it is no big deal. Wooser continues to be in zen and meditated state. Darth Wooser can only note that in his bid to bring happiness to the world, he cannot enjoy the blessings he created and is equivalent to being in the state of emptiness.
Everyone is playing in the snow except for Wooser who is as usual lazing around thinking if people can be murdered in a snowball fight. Suddenly Len accidentally throws one in his face! It is hard probably it is made out of ice! Oh sh*t! Death by snowball?! They soon find a UFO buried in the snow. Before they know it, 2 tanuki mascots?! Which is the real one? Miho knows because she just kissed the real one. This only makes Wooser mad for getting ahead of him on his show! As he shakes him up real good, suddenly his head falls off! Then it sprouts out spider legs and runs away! Wooser finds it interesting that there are aliens assimilating as humans. The scene changes into a sci-fi background that parodies Blade Runner. Unfortunately for Wooser, he gets brought in by Rin and Len who suspect him of being a fake. He is made to answer a weird question. Tortoise in a desert? He can’t answer because he can’t understand so Len thinks he is a fake as his answer is not Wooser-like! In the next room, Rin questions mecha Wooser. What does he like most? Girls, money and meat. This is the real Wooser! You got to be kidding me. Wooser runs away from the madness and jumps off the cliff. For cliff-hanger effect?
Yellow Fever Rising
Well Wooser, you still didn’t achieve anything in the end but at least you achieved in making me smile at all the silliness. I want to say that Wooser is my great motivation for a useless otaku and dame ningen to sit around and do nothing but at the same time protect the things I love. But I have to remember that I am not a yellow ‘cute’ creature like him. Things aren’t so smooth in reality… At least Wooser still has got his girls, meat and money in the end. Or at least in his dreams. You may thing that being lazy is a bad thing but let us look from this other perspective. It would be better for him to do nothing and laze around all day because if he starts doing something, things might just go wrong! You know, the kind of situations where you try to be helpful but it turns out more harmful than it should? Yeah. Never change, Wooser…
Wooser isn’t entirely bad but his lazy habit isn’t what we should be looking as a role model. Seriously. Despite not doing anything and never gets anything done and only dreams of his desires, it all works out in the end because of the nature of this series that just resets everything by the next episode. So this means even if it doesn’t work out, don’t worry, Wooser will always be Wooser. He’ll still be there. Never change, Wooser… And we have seen him done some good like defending Earth from aliens and even becoming one with the universe so we can all be happy without knowing that Wooser made a great sacrifice without us knowing so we could continue to live happily. Sniff, sniff. Oh Wooser, we never knew. How can we show our gratitude? But then seeing him being lazy, complaining about deadlines, dream about money and pestering girls for their uniforms, I think I’ll save my thanks for another day. I don’t know what this Wooser creature actually is but I am figuring he is most likely taken after a rabbit because of those long ears and especially the hint from his name Wooser which is pronounced as usa (not as in that country) from usagi. The bottom line is, no matter how corrupted and lazy Wooser is, it is hard to hate him. Am I right?
The other characters aren’t that much but you can’t expect anything deep from them considering the nature and the duration of the series. You might be asking yourself why are Rin and Len continue to hang out and live with Wooser when he is such a lazy douchebag for most of the time. What a waste for a couple of cute girls to be living with him! I’m so jealous! Sure, they might be magical girls who are to save the world in secret. But do they need to live with Wooser? Unless he is their mascot… Darth Wooser works as a good servant to Wooser in the sense to always keep this lazy yellow blob in his place. At first I thought he would be something even worse and darker than Wooser considering his name and dark colour but in fact it is probably just to mean the opposite of Wooser’s nature. Therefore this dude has no qualms in beating up his master if it is to knock some sense into him.
Due to the nature of this series, every episode stands alone by itself and is not really related to its previous one. So they can pull a South Park-like ending and then reset it again in the next. We don’t really care since they are mostly funny. So don’t worry if Wooser dies because he’ll definitely be back in the next episode. Otherwise why do you think he has his name on the title of this series? However I prefer the third season’s style in which the entire episode is just a random skit as compared to the first 2 seasons whereby every episode is divided into a few different skits. This is because sometimes the jokes are too fast for me to understand and does not make sense. By at least giving a ‘proper story’ for one episode (although all episode stories are not related to each other), it gives us time and chance to understand what it is going on instead of something funny that would just last a few seconds.
Over the course of the seasons, you will notice characters from other animes making their short cameo appearances especially in the second and third season. It is cool to see them making such crossovers although they do not play any sort of role in that episode’s plot. Sometimes it feels like their appearance is to promote their anime because at the end of the episode, we can see a poster of that anime in the background. For example, Suisei No Gargantia, Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise, Locodol and Aoki Hagane No Arpeggio (there was an entire episode this anime drops in on this series). But the biggest cameo goes to Miss Monochrome and if you have watched both series up to date, you would have connected the dots because there was one time where they cross over to each other’s series.
The art and drawing makes everything look cute so no matter how corrupted our Wooser is, you’ll never see him anywhere near a threat. After all, what can a lazy creature do? Or can he? The character designs and the bright colours especially the animals do remind me of those created by Sanrio (Hello Kitty). Of course sometimes they turn the cute art style into bishoujo style to make everything look pretty. How I wish the girls would look more often like this. But I can’t say the same for Wooser because he looks kinda weird. Skinny yellow Deadpool?! Despite looking like hand drawn anime, the entire anime is actually animated using CGI. After all, this is an ONA series. As this anime is animated by Sanzigen, a studio specialized in using CGI animation, it is another reason why we see cameo Miss Monochrome crossovers since this anime was also animated by them. The end card illustrated by different people is amusing to watch. Some are funny and some are real good. Some episodes that had special guest cameos will have Wooser and co in a parody of that anime, which is cool, really.
Voice casting is rather okay. Mamoru Miyano as Wooser does really fit into his character role as the lazy yellow bunny. Even his voice sounds like he lacks the enthusiasm… Hiroshi Kamiya is also recognizable as Darth Wooser and ironically, this character does not have any lines at all in the first season. There are very limited and few lines in the second season and then all of a sudden in the third season, it is like he became talkative and has enough lines to match the main character. Not to say Darth Wooser is a talkative character but as a character who needs to be Wooser’s voice of reasoning, I guess he is pretty much needed in saying a lot more than he needs to. The rest of the female casts are voiced by unknowns. So much so, this remains their only voice acting role ever. It is a reason why they sound a lot like amateurs but in a cute way so it doesn’t really get to you. Haruka Nagame is Rin, Minori Ozawa as Len and Yuri Sato as Miho. Yuu is voiced by Tia who also sings a couple of themes for this series. But I guess she isn’t all that popular too seeing her only other anime theme song performances are Noragami and Captain Earth.
There are a few popular seiyuus lending their voice to this series although it is only in the third season. We have that squeaky trademark voice of Yukari Tamura as the pink Announcement Wooser. I don’t know what her character role is but I suppose we all need to hear Yukari Tamura’s cutie voice once in a while. Some make their cameo because of the characters they played in other animes making their cameo here like Yui Horie as Monochrome. I believe a couple of animal mascots like the tanuki and owl have no spoken dialogues. That is why I am baffled to find out that Nana Mizuki and Junichi Suwabe are the voice behind their respective characters! Really?! I wouldn’t have guessed.
The opening themes are the same for all seasons. Wooser’s theme is quite a catchy short instrumental with the first season sounding like a video game style and the subsequent seasons adding synthesizer effects. The very amusing theme about the opening credits animation is how Wooser decides to get up and do some workout. This lazy creature doing exercise?! All his efforts pay off because he becomes a buffed superhero! OMG! Wooser with muscles! How hilarious can this get? As for the ending themes, Tia sings Love Me Gimme for the first season. It’s a cute anime pop but doesn’t leave much impression. I guess the best of themes goes to New Order by Mamoru Miyano, the second season’s ending theme. It is a very disco-like theme that will make you want to get up and dance along with Wooser. Chotto Dekakete Kimasu by Tia is the slower theme for the climatic ending for the last episode of the second season. For the third season, it is Lucky Girl by Yun*chi.
Overall, this is a cute, random and fun short series that will have you question if anything can be slide and glided over just because something is cute. Yeah, it happens a lot in reality. A big reminder of the age old adage of never judge a book by its cover and still waters run deep. I was almost influenced by Wooser’s habit by not finishing this blog of mine just to parody this series. But I realized that I wouldn’t be able to protect my animes and waifus that way so I eventually finished it. Though, I am not sure what and how this series has got to do with it. It is a shame that when you think of a cute little yellow blob, Wooser isn’t the first creature to pop up in our minds. A certain Pokemon creature would… Pika! Pika! Or would you… Girls, money and meat, now! Never change, Wooser…