Completely a prince.
You will keep wondering why ,oh, why did Erika’s friends have to call her out on her boyfriend being Sata Kyoya from Class 8 who also happens to be the Class 8 Prince. But seriously when the episode reaches the point when Erika lays it all out there for Sata. Sata is incredibly pretty and a soft-spoken, kind guy which is brought to life thanks to Takahiro Sakurai’s voice acting. Until you realize you are so sadly mistaken.
But seriously I have missed hearing anime characters being voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
It is also important to point out that I do not think anyone else besides Takahiro Sakurai could have brought the character of Sata Kyoya to life as much as he could especially when in one of his scenes he points out, “I’ll take good care of you, Poochie”. Simply charming voicing. I like that the portrayals are so genuine. The fact that Sata seriously has decided to have Erika play act to be his dog. It is demeaning but she understands this and accepts it as an almost deserved punishment. Even so it is matched by her obvious incredulity. It is all equally hilarious but painful to watch. The characters are all presence thankfully all in part to their scripted performances and voice actors/voice actresses. In Wolf Girl and Black Prince even caught myself liking Erika’s less than understanding friends, Marin and Tezuka. For the sake of highlighting which performances gave the most impression in this first ani-watching time with the series (see below). If that was not enough apparently in the future there will also be an appearance by Nobunaga Shimazaki who some may know as the voice actor of Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Free! Eternal Summer’s Haru.
Impressive Voice Actor/Voice Actress Performances
CV(Sata): Takahiro Sakurai
CV(Erika): Kanae Ito
CV( San): Ai Kayano
CV(Marin): Mariya Ise
CV(Tezuka): Mikako Komatsu
And so… I conclude that Sata might be kind but has a serious dog fetish. Perhaps. Only way to know is to keep watching the anime series on Crunchyroll. Which I am very much planning to do.
The first episode of Wolf Girl and Black Prince was amazing! I am so excited for the Fall 2014 Anime Season especially with Psycho-Pass 2 and Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle on the back-burner. I think I can see myself blogging Wolf Girl and Black Prince. This anime not only is it mature but also boisterously funny. A thing I can appreciate.
NOTE: The animation was not something highlighted with this first look of Wolf Girl and Black Prince partly because it does not really pop out. That is not to say the animation is not good but it is very simplistic with this light wispy appearance. Wolf Girl and Black Prince though does not really suffer from not having the most flashy animation since the voice acting present and the story’s narrative direction in this case is enough.
Wolf Girl and Black Prince (12 episodes)
While the proud Erika boasts to her friends about being lovey-dovey with her boyfriend, she has never really had one for 16 years. Feeling the limits of lying, she took a picture of a cool guy she found in town and showed it to her friends as her boyfriend. But the person in the picture happens to be Sata Kyouya who is in the same grade in their school. While she was able to explain the situation and convince him to act like his boyfriend, he was not the nice looking boy she thought he would be: he was a super sadistic schemer! Thus begins Erika’s life blackmailed into being Sata’s dog. Credit: Crunchyroll
Director: Kenichi Kasai
Animation Studio: TYO Animations
Script writing: Sawako Hirabayashi | Character Designing and Chief Animation Director: Maki Fujioka
Genre: Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy
Licensed streaming and home video rights in North America: Streaming via Crunchyroll.
Available to Watch: Crunchyroll.com | Simulcast on Sundays 11:35 AM EDT
Wolf Girl and Black Prince-Opening [OP] Theme song
LOVE GOOD TIME by SpecialThanks
Wolf Girl and Black Prince-Ending [ED] Theme song
Ookami Heart by Oresama.
I think I like the ED Ookami Heart which pretty sure translates to Black Heart by Oresama. because it weaves some pop music into it and the more chaotic singing seems like something have never encountered in general when it comes to music.