Can’t You See How Cheerfully and Open Heartedly I Spend My Days?
- Episodes: 13
- Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Fantasy
- Airing Date: January 2014 - Apr 2014
- Producers: WIT Studio
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Hell, much to the shock of just about everyone who arrives there, both human and beast, is actually a well-oiled machine that runs a lot like a Japanese business. There are long hours, mountains of unnecessary paperwork, and human, or rather demon, resources are always lacking. However, it does run well thanks to King Enma’s subordinate Hoozuki. Hoozuki tries to maintain his cool as he greets guests, assists King Enma in his day-to-day work, runs around Hell helping out where needed, and venturing to heaven for necessary supplies when the need arises. For those times where he might lose it, he lashes out either with his club or his fists. Either way, Hell’s much better off with him and that is not something you usually celebrate!
1. Hoozuki’s Coolheadedness
Hell is never what one thinks of when you think of something that either runs well or a fun time. However, just having Hoozuki in the screen is guaranteed humor and the scene will immediately be upgraded. He does really try to mitigate issues calmly and cooly, but of course, there will be issues that arise… more on that next. He teaches and is never condescending. Incredibly hardworking, he does his best for those around him.
2. Hoozuki vs Hakutaku
Hoozuki hates very, very few things, but Hakutaku is one of them, and for the viewer, these are some of the funniest moments throughout all of the seasons. Hoozuki already does not like Hakutaku due to his past and the fact that Hakutaku is a sleazy womanizer who likes to drink. Putting the two of them together always leads to verbal lambasting as well as punches, and Hakutaku is the only one who seems to land strikes on Hoozuki. If his flashy personality and womanizing aren’t enough to turn you off, Hoozuki’s sharp rebuttals of him are hilarious.
3. Hoozuki’s a Wealth of Knowledge
This was something that we touched on in point one, but since Hoozuki has been around since Hell really existed and was just known as the Underworld, he has seen a lot. In fact, he’s a history buff, too, and can recite facts endlessly. This is helpful as Shiro is incredibly ignorant in the ways of the world. Hoozuki always will calmly explain anything and everything. All you have to do is ask. The cool thing is too is that he’s accurate, for the most part–sorry Izanami–and is correct in his explanations.
4. Hoozuki’s Love of Everything Creepy
As it is hHll and Hoozuki is a demon, he loves things that would normally be terrifying and creepy. He fell in love with the otherworldly creatures known as goldfish plants and now has an entire garden with these squiggling, screeching, semi-sentient plants. He adopts two very creepy Zashiki Warashi from the human realm and brings them back to Hell to let the little girls run wild even though they are creepy beyond measure. He also loves Nasubi’s art skills and puts him to work painting murals in King Enma’s palace. Spoiler alert: the sun is creepy and can actually come to life and bite people!
5. Hoozuki’s a Glutton for Punishment As Well As Doling It Out
Hoozuki rushes headfirst into problems and crises which is only more funny because while he can sort out most things via dialogue, he is troubled by a lot of characters in hell. Okou seems to be the only one who can actually lend Hoozuki help and he take it. When dialogue and mediation will not work, he usually clanks his club on the ground as a warning and threat to get it together. When that fails, usually every time with Hakutaku, he resorts to violence and swings it around punishing the opponent.
Hoozuki no Reitetsu has lots of funny moments but it has to be those that are related to anything with Hoozuki that the series really does narrow down its comedic moments. What are your thoughts on our pick this week? Are there other characters that you are loving from Hoozuki no Reitetsu? Be sure to let us know down below. Till next time!