Day 20 of Anime

Rokumon from Rinne

Day 20 - Favorite animal side kick, pet or summoning from any anime

Let’s do a quick list again, just to speed this thing up:

  • Kero (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Rokumon (Kyoukai no Rinne)
  • Kirara (Inuyasha)
  • Nyanko-sensei (Natsume Yuujinchou)
  • Mieu (Tales of the Abyss)
  • Poyo (Poyo poyo kansatsu nikki)

At least half this list is cats.

Maybe it’s just a passing fancy, but at the moment my favourite is Rokumon from Kyoukai no Rinne. Contracted to Rinne, he doesn’t earn much salary but respects him and is loyal to him, helping him out of situations and taking advantage of free food.

His appearance is also just a novelty, somehow Rumiko Takahashi-sensei makes putting a human face on a cat work. Yet sometimes he reverts back to a normal cat and takes advantage of this where he can - such as going to beg food as most people will feed animals happily enough but definitely not begging people….