In my Winter 2012 Anime Round-up post, I commented that Inu x Boku SS had gotten off to a shaky start, but could potentially turn into a good series if it was done right. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much; for reasons why, just take a read through the synopsis from MAL:
The Shirakiin house’s daughter, Shirakiin Ririchiyo, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named “Ayakashi Kan.” In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Ririchiyo has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit whom she previously rescued.
Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? From the synopsis alone, I would have assumed that the series was a slice-of-life with a fox spirit thrown in to make it “unique”. I would never have assumed the series would be a comedy that’s actually funny, nor that it would have a character that matched Victorique’s adorable haughty personality (from Gosick).