Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san!
November 2, 2014 3:46 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A young girl, Kohina, seemingly living alone without parents, has decided to extinguish her feelings and become a doll. One day she summons a fox spirit while playing a Japanese version of ouiji, and the spirit, Kokkuri, becomes her protector. This is a dark comedic anime based on a popular 4koma manga. In this first episode, we are introduced to the two main characters and Kohnina's seemingly unvanquishable hunger for cheap cup ramen.

True to its origin as a 4-panel strip, the episode is structured by linking short episodic sketches into a narrative. There's currently only the first chapter of the first volume of the strip available in English, as a fan scanlation circulating through the usual channels.
posted by ardgedee (7 comments total)
Since the broadcast is up to episode 5, I plan to make a new FanFare post every other day until we're caught up next week.

After that, since the show broadcasts on Sunday, new posts will be each Monday.
posted by ardgedee at 4:00 PM on November 2, 2014

Something that I'm confused about after watching episode 1 - is Kohina actually a little girl, some kind of robot, or a spirit being herself?

Also, I now have an inexplicable craving for instant Kitsune udon.
posted by needled at 3:55 PM on November 3, 2014

I love this show, because one of my favorite genres of animation is what I call the "girl meets fox" genre. It involves some ordinary girl in a semirural area discovering her spiritual powers, meeting local spirits (usually being mentored by a fox spirit) and having heartwarming slice-of-supernatural-life stories. Gugure! Kokkuri-San absolutely takes the piss out of this genre.
posted by happyroach at 7:27 PM on November 3, 2014

happyroach, what did you think of Gingitsune? Okay, the girl is not an ordinary girl, as she's a shrine maiden who can see spirits, but it's very cute with heartwarming slice-of-supernatural-life episodes. I found it very soothing as nothing particularly heinous or evil happened in the anime.
posted by needled at 7:07 AM on November 4, 2014

Second episode is up!
posted by ardgedee at 4:36 PM on November 4, 2014

Finishing is both one of my favorites, and also s perfect example of the genre being made fun of in Kokkuri-san.
posted by happyroach at 4:49 PM on November 4, 2014

Arrgh, I mean Gingitsune is one of my favorites. Damn autocorrect.
posted by happyroach at 9:35 PM on November 4, 2014

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