Gugure! Kokkuri-san: A Refreshing Smile is the First Step Towards Becoming a Real Human!
November 4, 2014 4:35 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Kokkuri-san tries to break through Kohina's doll facade, which leads to her first attempts to smile. Later, we are introduced to the dog ghost Inugami, who also has a past involving Kohina.
posted by ardgedee (5 comments total)
The horrible things that happen to Kohina's face when she tries to smile are both distressing and utterly hilarious.

My wife by the way, compares this show to Papuwa.
posted by happyroach at 4:51 PM on November 4, 2014

To answer needled's question from the previous thread: I think she's meant to be a real girl (by the terms of the show, anyway). Drawing her as a doll is meant to show how she intends to be. She's drawn as a conventional anime girl at moments in this episode, at times when she's letting her guard down.

Maybe she always looks like a conventional girl to other characters, but considering all the other shenanigans going on in this show, maybe it just has to be accepted that she switches between doll-form and girl-form and this is one of those fourth-wall breaking moments that the characters accept as part of the world they live in.
posted by ardgedee at 6:28 PM on November 4, 2014

I burst out laughing when her eyes fell out when she tried to smile.
posted by needled at 5:24 AM on November 5, 2014

Another show I'm following this season, I wasn't 100% sure from episodes 1-2 but now I'll stay with it until the end. It's actually very calming just watching Kohina interact with the spirits and her completely deadpan conversations. I like how even though she is younger than everyone the show still focuses on her life and her own thoughts on the situation at the end.
posted by chrono_rabbit at 4:08 PM on November 6, 2014

Episode 3 is up!
posted by ardgedee at 5:45 PM on November 6, 2014

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