Anime Spotlight: Inuboku Secret Service

by Justin Sevakis, Dec 16th 2011

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Inuboku Secret Service

Premieres January 2011 in Japan

Introduction

"I wish to be your dog." The descendents of demons play out a romantic comedy played between master and servant in the high-class mansion, Maison de Ayakashi!

Story

A romantic comedy between master and servant in a mansion full of mysterious secrets!!

The high class mansion, Maison de Ayakashi, is better known by the name "Demon Mansion (Ayakashi-kan)." It's said to boast the world's greatest security system. Rumors about it abound, ranging from "nothing but weirdos live there," to "It's a haunted house inside," but the truth is that the people who live in this mysterious mansion are all descendants of demons!

Ririchiyo Shirakiin is troubled by her inability to interact with people, and comes to the mansion in order to change herself. There she meets her bodyguard, Soushi Miketsukami, one of the Secret Service members assigned to each tenant. There Soushi begs Ririchiyo...

"Please make me your dog!"

Characters

Ririchiyo Shirakiin
VA: Rina Hidaka
Resident of Room 4. Troubled by her inability to interact with others, Ririchiyo left her home for the mansion in order to transform herself. She pointlessly acts strong and ends up insulting others, but gets upset at herself for it afterwards -- a tsunshun heroine. When she transforms, her form is an oni.
Soushi Miketsukami
VA: Yūichi Nakamura
Ririchiyo's Secret Service. His absolute loyalty to Ririchiyo is just like that of a faithful dog. He is always polite and praises her with a pleasant smile, but occasionally shows a pitch-black side as well. He says he owes her, and it seems like he was saved by her in the past, but...
When he transforms, his form is a fox spirit.
Rensyo Sorinozuka
VA: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Resident of Room 3. He's known Ririchiyo for a long time, and understands she's awkward around others. He's an easygoing guy and usually goes around in his cotton-sheet form because it's easier. For better or worse, he's the most "normal" one amidst the strong idiosyncrasies of those in the mansion. When he transforms, his form is a cotton-sheet.
Nobara Yukinokouji
VA: Yōko Hikasa
Rensyo's Secret Service. At first glance she looks like a cool-beauty, but she loves girls and has a strange fetish for every part of the female body. On that note, she has absolutely no interest in men, and always treats Rensyo with a cool and dry attitude. "Maniac!" is her pet-phrase. When she transforms, her form is a snow woman.
Banri Watanuki
VA: Takuya Eguchi
Resident of Room 1. He calls himself a delinquent, and he seeks strength. Because he lacks a sense of stability, his emotions run wild and he tends to transform into a raccoon-dog. He likes Karuta, and so he set out to train and become strong enough to protect her. He's an old friend of Soushi, Kagerou, and Zange, and was often teased by them. When he transforms, his form is a raccoon dog.
Zange Natsume
VA: Mamoru Miyano
Banri's Secret Service. He calls himself 'everyone's meddling older brother.' He always wears a broad smile, but how he truly feels is a mystery. Because he has a hundred eyes, he has the ability to perceive all of creation, and is able to observe others' past, future, and even the color of their underwear. When he transforms, his form is that of a hundred-eyed spirit.
Kagerou Syoukiin
VA: Tomokazu Sugita
Resident of Room 2. He's a sadistic masked pervert capable of telling whether a person is a sadist or a masochist with a mere glance. Since he has a tendency to wander, he hardly ever returns to the mansion. He's Soushi's former master, and though it was decided by their families without their input, he's also Ririchiyo's fiancé. When he transforms, his form is an oni.
Karuta Roromiya
VA: Kana Hanazawa
Kagerou's Secret Service. She loves delicious things, and eats a lot. Since she acts out of instinct, she tends to seem a bit eccentric, but she actually understands things on a deep level, and there's always a reason to her actions. She's an old friend of Banri's. When she transforms, her form is a giant skeleton.

Cast

Ririchiyo Shirakiin
Rina Hidaka
Soushi Miketsukami
Yūichi Nakamura
Rensyo Sorinozuka
Yoshimasa Hosoya
Nobara Yukinokouji
Yōko Hikasa
Banri Watanuki
Takuya Eguchi
Zange Natsume
Mamoru Miyano
Kagerou Syoukiin
Tomokazu Sugita
Karuta Roromiya
Kana Hanazawa

Staff

Original Creator
Cocoa Fujiwara
(Published in the monthly magazine "Gangan Joker" by Square Enix)
Director
Naokatsu Tsuda
Character Design
Chief Animation Director
Haruko Iizuka
Series Composition
Toshizo Nemoto
Scenario Supervision
Takuya Satō
Direction Chief
Yoshimichi Hirai
Music
Kotaro Nakagawa
Music Production
Aniplex
Sound Director
Satoki Iida
Animation Production
David Production
Production
Inuboku Secret Service Project


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