Why you should watch this: Obviously the main draw would be for the humor, as Zettai Karen Children is a comedy first and foremost. If I had to describe the type of humor used, I'd say it's the sort of comedy that revels in its own idiocy - which is more hit-and-miss than most styles, but overall it worked for me. Humor aside though, ZKC actually has a solid serious side to it. Granted, topics like the persecution of the gifted or child soldiers are hardly anything new. However, perhaps both due to and in spite of all the stupidity surrounding it, this dramatic aspect is pulled off surprisingly well. Add in some decent action scenes, and it's a pretty nice mix.
Concerns: Of course, how funny something is will always vary from person to person. Especially in this case, as attempts to be funny-stupid can easily come off as just stupid-stupid. (for me it was about 75/25) So approach with caution on that front. The only other gripe I have is that the plot doesn't go as far as it showed it could have. It just kind of inches and teases its way through the 51eps, though it does come to a semi-conclusion. But as the manga is still running, this is hardly a surprise.
Summary: ZKC blends comedy, action and light drama in a way that's almost seamless, and it was a good enough package to keep me plenty entertained through all 51 episodes. Clearly it won't be for everyone, but if you give it a shot you might just be surprised.
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