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 Sekirei
 Sekirei

Sekirei is an anime adaptaion of the ongoing manga of the same name.  The manga was written by Ashike Sakura.  Both seaons were directed by Keizo Kusakawa, written by Takao Yoshioka, and produced by Seven Arcs.
 
Genres: action, comedy, erotica, magic, romance
Themes: ecchi, fanservice, harem
 

Plot Summary via Wikipedia


In Tokyo in the year 2020, Minato Sahashi has failed his college entrance exam twice, is awkward around women, and he's unemployed. He could never stand up to his mother or little sister growing up, a trend that continues to this day. In reality, Minato is extremely intelligent, yet his inability to cope under pressure results in his constant failure and he has been branded an idiot and loser by many as a result. One day, Minato meets a girl named Musubi, who literally falls from the sky. Minato soon learns that she is a " Sekirei" and he is her "Ashikabi", a human with special genes that allows them to "wing" (form a contract with) Sekirei. This binds the Sekirei to him and allows them to use their full power in the elimination battle with other Sekirei. Made up of cute girls, buxom women, and bishōnen, the Sekirei fight in a dangerous and sometimes deadly competition known as "The Game" or the "Sekirei Plan" organized by Hiroto Minaka, the chairman and founder of the mysterious and powerful MBI Corporation. Minato soon learns that being the partner of a beautiful girl is not all fun and games, especially when he discovers that an Ashikabi can have more than one Sekirei partner—and that's where the real trouble starts.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • An entertaining take on the harem genre.  Mix of fighting and a shonen tournament type setting.
  • Loads and loads of fan service.  Usually I don't include this, but there is just ton of it, it's hard not to make a bullet point for it.  Fans will be pleased.
  • An entertaining cast of characters.  From main characters to side characters, they were fun.
  • Surprisingly, it didn't have many harem filler episodes were they all go to the beach, hot spring, etc.  There were bathing scenes though, but I will let it slide.
  • The whole Sekirei concept and the things that revolve around it were interesting.
 
Cons:
  • Like a lot of harems, they share the same harem character stereotypes..  Loser college male gets the chicks.  Hyper go happy-go-lucky girl, the drunk girl, the smart girl, etc.
 

Who is this for?

Fans of the harem genre who enjoy some action thrown in the mix will get a kick out of this show.  Also, if you like shows like Ikkitousen, you will enjoy this show.
 
If you are interested in the show, it is available on Hulu for those who like in the USA.
 


Sources (SPOILERS)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekirei
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9561
 

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Don't forget to check out my ongoing blog for my Super Duper Mini Reviews and my written reviews.            :)
 

Q: What's a Super Duper Mini Review?
A: Well, since I'm done with long, written reviews for now, I decided to put a short list of what I liked and didn't like about the shows I watch.  For some info about the show like genre, plot summary, etc., I borrow (mainly copy and paste  :P) some info from Anime News Network, Wikipedia or the Anime Vice wiki.  So people wont think I'm plagiarizing, I do post sources.
 
Q:  Why are these blogs so short and half assed?
A:  Well, I want to put in as little effort as possible.  Why?  Cause I'm lazy.
 
Q:  Do you care if people don't read these?
A:  No, not really.  One of the main things that keeps me making these things is so I can spread the word of shows/mangas that people aren't aware of.
 
Q: Sometimes there a few or no cons, does that mean the show is perfect?
A: No.  Usually when I make these, I like to highlight the things I liked more then the negatives.  I'm one of those people who enjoys just about anything as long as it's entertaining.  I can easily look past a show's faults if I find enjoyment from it.  Remember, nothing is perfect.
 

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