We are a rental shop; We do not sell our wares
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Supernatural, Comedy, Historical
- Airing Date : July 2018 - September 2018
- Studios : TMS Entertainment
Tsukumogami Kashimasu Introduction
Okou and Seiji are brother and sister who are not related by blood who manage Izumiya, a rental shop, in Edo. They keep things that people wish to borrow but are fearful of owning in case a fire breaks out, burning all of their valuables to ash as has happened before. As their antiquities went through many owners over the years before reaching Okou and Seiji, they form spirits known as Tsukumogami. As such, Seiji and Okou use their Tsukumogami to help people with whatever problems they may face.
1. Cute Plotlines
For the most part, Tsukumogami Kashimasu is very episodic and you get to see different plotlines and stories for different people involved with Izumiya. They all detail something about love or people’s pasts, and the tsukumogami lend a hand in helping these individuals with their problems. While episodic anime may not be the most exciting, they are great in more relaxing stories like the one presented in Tsukumogami Kashimasu.
2. Character Stories and Growth For Everyone
The best part about Tsukumogami Kashimasu has to be that everyone experiences some sort of growth and has a story of their own. Our main characters, Okou and Seiji, have their own pasts that have to do with the fire in Edo and a incense burner named Suou. Their friends have their own love stories and they run into people who seem to baffle others but have their own pasts. Not only that but you get to see each of these characters grow in some way and actually have some input as friends to the things that Okou and Seiji do.
1. Suou Storyline
For the most part, the Suou Storyline is nonsensical and really lacking in substance. Why does Okou put so much effort into finding Suou? Spoiler alert! Suou belongs to Sataro, a man who previously was in love with Okou and lost Suou, resulting in some sort of drama where Okou sells a precious comb that Sataro’s mother gave Okou to prove herself. Why does Okou care so much about having to sell the comb and not winning the bet? We’re not even 100% sure why. This storyline just felt messily put together in the end.
2. Okou’s Romance
Apparently every female character has to have a romance in anime, and Okou is no exception to this rule. For some reason, while Sataro wants to give up his feelings for Okou by giving her Suou back, he still calls out to Okou in the last scene, while Okou clearly expresses how much she cares for Seiji. The last episode is some sort of ode to their incestuous relationship being OK and yet, it ended terribly with the audience having to accept it even if nothing is said or done.
Tsukumogami Kashimasu was an anime with lots of promise, but what exactly did we get? Well, it was a messy show that should either have stuck to the Suou plot or just been episodic. The combination of the two left for many plot holes and disappointment.
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