So, we're coming up on summer, and I don't know about you guys, but when it's summer I'm usually more in the mood for light-hearted comedies than for dark dramas or misty romances. So this week I'm going to recommend Best Student Council (or Gokujou Seitokai), which is a quiet favorite of mine.
Best Student Council is the heart-warming tale of a young orphan girl, Rino, and her puppet companion, Pucchan. In the first episode they travel to Miyagami Private Academy at the behest of Rino's myserious benefactor, “Mister Popitto.” There, Rino finds herself in trouble right away as she gets elected to the elite school's doubly-elite Student Council. And thus is the secret of Miyagami Academy: the school is run in its entirety by its student council.
The council, of course, is made up entirely of colorful young women, who are broken up into three (and a half) divisions: the Executive members, the Assault Squad, the Covert Squad, and the Vehicle Squad (which consists of one member, the succinct Cyndi). With the Covert Squad's information, the Assault Squad's tactical genius, the Vehicle Squad's support, and the Executives' commands, the Student Council is ready to take on any weird problem the school might face-- and face them it does.
I'll be the first to tell you that this isn't a show that's going to change your life. It's no Haruhi, and it's not even an Ouran. But it's stolidly enjoyable throughout its 26 episodes as the plot just gets weirder and weirder.
And of course, you can catch it for free! ADV's newly-refurbished Anime Network site has the entire series dubbed (you have to register an account, but you do NOT need the paid subscription), and if you prefer, Crunchyroll has all 26 episodes subtitled.