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The Ōkami-san (オオカミさん?) series is a collection of Japanese light novels by Masashi Okita, with illustrations by Unaji. The series started with the release of the first volume on August 10, 2006 entitled Okamisan and her Seven Companions (オオカミさんと七人の仲間たち Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi?), and as of January 10, 2010, ten volumes have been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation by Kurumi Suzushiro started serialization in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh on February 27, 2010. A TV anime adaptation started airing on July 1, 2010.[1]


A love comedy parodying fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Ant and the Grasshopper etc. Ryoko Ōkami (the eponymous Ōkami-san) is a spunky high school girl. She is a member of a "fixer" club so called Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school's problems with her partner Ringo Akai ("Little Red Riding Hood").


Main characters

Ryōko Ōkami (大神 涼子 Ōkami Ryōko?)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itou[2]
The protagonist who is fierce, like a wolf. Flat-chested, she fights thugs using special Neko Neko Knuckles developed by Majolica. She tends to put up a strong and fierce front to disguise her inside nature, where she is a bit more kind. Although generally hostile about Ryōshi's wimpiness, she soon accepts him as someone who can watch her back in fights. It should be noted that Ōkami-san's character fits into the tsundere category for anime idioms. She s a close friend of Ringo Akai and is based on the wolf from the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood.
Ryōshi Morino (森野 亮士 Morino Ryōshi?)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino[2]
A shy boy who cowers when confronted by other people and so keeps his distance. He has a crush on Ryōko and following a failed confession to her, he is somehow enrolled into Otogi Bank, where the others hope to use his low noticeably to avoid being detected. However, whilst hidden in darkness, Ryōshi is a lot more brave and fights from afar using a wrist-mounted slingshot armed with pachinko balls. He is also shown to be very accurate when he shoots as he hit a baseball flying mid-air as it was about to hit Otsuu. He is based on the hunter in the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood who captures the wolf or Ōkami-san.
Ringo Akai (赤井 林檎 Akai Ringo?)
Voiced by: Kanae Itō[2]
A petite red-haired girl who has been longtime friends with Ryōko. She is the one who recruits Ryōshi into Otogi Bank. She is a close friend of Ryōko Ōkami, and is always trying to involve herself with her best friend's love life. She is based on the Little Red Riding Hood from the book of the same name.
Liszt Kiriki (桐木 リスト Kiriki Risuto?)
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima[2]
The president of the Otogi Bank. His skill is cross-dressing, which he uses to gain information normal men can't obtain. He is almost never seen working. He is most likely a parody of the Aesop's tail The Ant and the Grasshopper as during the opening and ending scenes he is shown playing a violin whilst his usual pairing, Alice, is working on her computer.
Alice Kiriki (桐木 アリス Kiriki Arisu?)
Voiced by: Yui Horie[2]
Liszt's cousin and secretary in the club. As said above she most likely fits the ant description in Aesop's tail The Ant and the Grasshopper as she is shown working and usually in a serious manner. Also, her hair's front resembles the antennae of an ant.
Otsuu Tsurugaya (鶴ヶ谷 おつう Tsurugaya Otsū?)
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi[2]
The club's maid who has an obsession for returning favors. When she was young, she was saved from a car accident by a boy who died before she could thank him, resulting in her having a fear of not being able to return a favour. She is based on the crane from Japanese tale Tsuru no Ongaeshi.
Tarō Urashima (浦島 太郎 Urashima Tarō?)
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma[2]
A first year transfer student who is a year older than everyone else. He shows no interest in men but goes completely amorous towards girls. Although he is very flirtatious, he seems to have special feelings of love for Otohime. He is based on Urashima Tarō from Japanese tale Urashima Tarō.
Otohime Ryūgū (竜宮 乙姫 Ryūgū Otohime?)
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki[2]
A girl with an obsessive crush on Tarō, who cares for her greatly but on some occasions, is scared of her. It was thanks to Tarō's motivation that she changed from a chubby bullied elementary student to a thin beauty. She constantly grabs Urashima and drags her into the closet, and the narrator remarks "I'll let your imagination figure out what they're doing", giving hints that they have some kind of sexual relationship. Although Tarō often runs from her advances, he does have special feelings for her, and can even be considered her boyfriend. She is based on Princess Otohime from Japanese tale Urashima Tarō. The reason she is called turtle is because Otohime from the legend was a turtle on land when she met Tarō.
Majolica le Fay (マジョーリカ・ル・フェイ Majōrika Ru Fei?)
Voiced by: Kimiko Koyama[2]
Called Majo for short, she is a self-proclaimed mad scientist who builds various devices such as Ryōko's Neko Neko Knuckles. She is based on the witch and Morgan le Fay.
Voiced by: Satomi Arai[2]

The narrator tells the tale, and often has sarcastic and offensive remarks, at which main characters often break the fourth wall to glare at her for.


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Light novel

No.Release date ISBN
01 August 10, 2006[3]ISBN 4-8402-3524-4
02 December 10, 2006[4]ISBN 4-8402-3643-7
03 April 10, 2007[5]ISBN 978-4-8402-3806-9
04 October 10, 2007[6]ISBN 978-4-8402-4024-6
05 February 10, 2008[7]ISBN 978-4-8402-4160-1
06 July 10, 2008[8]ISBN 978-4-04-867134-7
07 January 10, 2009[9]ISBN 978-4-04-867464-5
08 May 10, 2009[10]ISBN 978-4-04-867822-3
09 January 10, 2010[11]ISBN 978-4-04-868279-4
10 July 10, 2010[12]ISBN 978-4-04-868645-7


The anime series by J.C. Staff, titled Okamisan and her Seven Companions (オオカミさんと七人の仲間たち Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi?), began airing on July 2, 2010. The opening theme is "Ready Go!" by May'n whilst the ending theme is "Akazukin-chan Goyoujin" (赤頭巾ちゃん御用心 Careful Akazukin-chan?) by OToGi8.

Episode List

# Episode title Original air date
01 Ōkami-san and Companions at Otogi Bank
"Ōkami-san to Otogi Ginkō no Nakama-tachi" (おおかみさんと御伽銀行の仲間たち)
July 2, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After beating someone wielding a knife with the aid of a mysterious saviour, Ryōko Ōkami is confessed to by a shy Ryōshi Morino, and subsequently turns him down. When her friend Ringo Akai does a background check on him, she decides to recruit him into the Otogi Bank, a business that fulfils various requests for students in return for some favours. A client, Kakiri Haibara arrives and requests for them to keep her tennis playing senpai, Akihiro Ōji, from quitting the tennis club due to an injury. The Bank tries using Ryoshi's ability to remain unnoticed to stop Akihiro's resignation form from being approved, but with unsuccessful results. With only a matter of time before the form is handed in, Ryōshi rides Kakiri to Akihiro in a pumpkin bicycle, though due to its lack of brakes, it crashes and Kakiri ends up knocking him out; leaving her shoe behind in the retreat. Later that day, Ryōko and Ringo are confronted by the thug from earlier along with his buddies, and Ryōshi gets injured protecting her from a surprise attack. After defeating the thugs, Ryōko accepts Ryōshi as one of her companions. The next day, Akihiro uses a Cindarella method of finding the one who kicked him, Kakiri, and promises they will play tennis together.
02 Ōkami-san the Liar and Ryōshi-kun
"Usotsuki Ōkami-san to Ryōshi-kun" (うそつきおおかみさんと亮士くん)
July 9, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ryōshi tells Ringo about why he fell for Ryōko, which Ringo tells her about later that night. The next day whilst the other members go shopping, Ryōshi hangs around the bank with Tarō Urashima, who quickly gets dragged away by Otohime Ryūgū when a female customer comes in, worried about having to see her violent ex-boyfriend. When Ryōko and Ryōshi investigate the meeting place, it turns out to be a trap laid out by thugs from Onigashima High School. Ryōko is overwhelmed and kidnapped whilst Ryōshi informs the other club members. Ryōko hides her true feelings of fear as he faces the gang's boss. Ryōshi and Ringo use his dogs to discover the base, and Ryōshi uses a wrist mounted slingshot to attack the thugs from the shadows, helping to set Ryōko free to join the fight. When the boss tries to take Ryōko hostage, Ryōshi fights him one-on-one and manages to beat him whilst fuelled by his feelings for her before passing out.
03 Ōkami-san Gets Tangled in the Ugly Fight between the Tortoise and the Hare
"Ōkami-san Usagi to Kame no Minikui Arasoi ni Makikomareru" (おおかみさんうさぎとかめの醜い争いに巻き込まれる)
July 16, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Otohime is in a rivalry with Mimi Usami who used to call her names when she was a chubby elementary school student. They decide to enter a Miss Otogi Academy contest, and Otohime requests the assistance of the Otogi Bank to help her win. Both sides end up using slander campaigns on their opponents, whilst Ryōko and the other girls somehow get entered as well. In the end, neither of them end up ranking, but Otohime wins thanks to a solitary vote from Tarō.
04 Ōkami-san and O-tsuu-senpai's Repayment of Favor
"Ōkami-san to O-tsuu-senpai no Ongaeshi" (おおかみさんとおつう先輩の恩返し)
July 23, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
When Ryōshi protects Otsuu Tsurugaya from a stray baseball, Otsuu, who is obsessed with repaying favours, becomes his maid and does all various things which makes him uncomfortable. Whilst visiting Ryōshi's house to check on the situation, Ryōko and Ringo meet his aunt Yukime, an author who Ryōko is a big fan of, who points out Ryōko's potential feelings for Ryōshi. Otsuu soon gets a fever from overworking and collapses due to fatigue. The others learn about Otsuu's childhood, where she was protected from a car by a boy who died before she could thank him, resulting in her having a fear of being unable to return favours. Ringo comes up with the idea of having everyone dress up as maids and serve Otsuu, reminding her that there is no such thing as favours between friends.
05 Ōkami-san Goes Demon-Exorcising with Momo-chan-senpai
"Ōkami-san Momo-chan-senpai to Oni-taiji ni Iku" (おおかみさん桃ちゃん先輩と鬼退治に行く)
July 30, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ryōko has trouble dealing with Momoko Kibitsu, a disciplinary committee member who is also a bisexual with a crush on her. Momoko comes to the Otogi Bank to request assistance for an attack on Onigashima High School. After getting through the initial waves of delinquents, the members are soon seperated and communications are blocked off. Ryōko soon comes against Onigashima's student council president, Shirō Hitsujikai, who Ryōko fears greatly until Ryōshi and and the others arrive to back her up, asking him to keep the delinquents in check. As the group wonders just what Shirō may be up to, Ryōko thanks Ryōshi for helping her.
06 Ōkami-san and Little Red Riding Hood, and While We're at it, Ryōshi-kun
"Ōkami-san to Akazukin-chan, Tsuide ni Ryōshi-kun" (おおかみさんと赤ずきんちゃん、ついでに亮士くん)
August 6, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}


  1. "Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi TV Anime Reportedly Green-Lit". Anime News Network. December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 "TVアニメ『オオカミさんと七人の仲間たち』公式サイト|役員一覧(スタッフ&キャスト)" (in Japanese). Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  3. "オオカミさんと七人の仲間たち" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  4. "オオカミさんとおつう先輩の恩返し" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  5. "オオカミさんと “傘” 地蔵さんの恋" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  6. "オオカミさんとマッチ売りじゃないけど不幸な少女" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  7. "オオカミさんと毒りんごが効かない白雪姫" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  8. "オオカミさんと長ブーツを履いたアニキな猫" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  9. "オオカミさんと洗濯中の天女の羽衣" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  10. "オオカミさんととっても乙女な分福茶釜" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  11. "オオカミさんとおかしな家の住人たち" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  12. "オオカミさんと○人間になりたいピノッキオ" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 

External links

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