At the time of writing this, I have written three reviews on this website, all of them having one thing in common; they are all comedies. Seitokai Yakuindomo is no expection to this matter.
When it comes to anime based around school life and the whole "moe" factor, I can't say I'm a huge fan of it. Yes, I enjoy watching both Lucky Star and K-On!, but they are the two expections to the matter...well, two of the three, I should say.
I'll say this right now, Seitokai isn't an anime that will appeal to everyone, that is a certain. In fact, when I heard about it, I thought I was going to hate it with a passion, only to be pleasently suprised after the first 3 episodes.
The "story" of SY (I can't be bothered to write the title out anymore) is similar to that of, the previously mentioned, Lucky Star, in the sense that there is no story. Just showing the various mishaps that the students get up to. Although, there is a tiny bit of a story. Takatoshi TSUDA moves into a Ousai Private Academy (a once popular all girls high-school which has recently become co-ed, allowing boys to join) for the sole reason that it is close to his house. Almost as soon as he steps through the gates, he is greeting by the Student Council; Shino AMAKUSA (the president), Aria SHICHIJOU (the secretary) and Suzu HAGIMURA (the treasurer). After a brief (and harsh) introduction to the school rules, Shino realises she has made Taka late and, as apologies, makes him the vice-president...and I use the term "makes him" very literally!
The rest of the show is simply following the mishaps of the student council, with some of the stereotypical episodes being included; the beach episode, the festival episode and the sports festival episode come in mind straight away. BUT! don't let that put you off, even though you may have seen it all before, you will be suprised how different it is when the (sort of) uniqueness of the characters come into play.
That's one thing I have yet to mention, and that is the humour of the show. In a nutshell, take any sentence (and I mean any sentence) and add a sexual twist to it, even if it doesn't make sense or not. There you go...you've got SY!
Now, I know that sex humour isn't everyone's cup of tea and to be honest, it's not mine, but it seems to have some weird effect, where it doesn't matter if you are not a fan of the humour or not, you WILL end up being a fan of it by the end! Oh...but if you feel awkward when women talk about their *ahem* monthly troubles and the necessary arrangements they need to take, then you'll probably feel awkward through a lot of this!
The four main characters are all pretty much the steroetype of a "moe" high-school show. You have the "normal" one - Taka. The one who tries to be serious but is, in fact, the most childish one - Shino. The airheaded ditz who everyone, guys and girls, love - Aria. And finally, the tsundere - Suzu. Each of these characters, while being typical in almost all high-school animes, feel fresh, simply due to how weird and, at times, how surreal the humour can get.
Some of the side characters are hilarious and really add a certain charm to the show. My personal favourites being; Naruko YOKOSHIMA, the perverted teacher, who would rather sleep around, than have to teach and Ranko HATA, a member of the Newspaper Club and runs around everywhere (literally) trying to find a good story (which usually involves a series of photos which are often misguided). While these characters aren't neccesary at all, the show would lose a lot of charm without them!
All in all, SY is an anime which has a specfic demographic; people who enjoy sex humour, innuedos, visual jokes and heightist jokes. Even though I'm not a fan of the first two, for seem reason I loved this to bits and will happily watch it, over and over again (just not in front of my mum...)
I highly recommend you watch it! After all, it's only 13 episodes, what have you got to lose?
Shino: I know what Takashi would want to lose!
Takatoshi: Please don't say anything...
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Winner JV Anime Award 2015: Best Comedy
In short, Seitokai was not as innocent as I expected it to be :-P
*The first thing that I liked about Seitokai was the animation both the 2D and 3D animation. The animation in the first season was already good but then in the second season they made it even better with more and sharper 3D animation. It’s something that I didn’t really expect when I started this anime so it was a nice surprise.
*Second thing that I liked was actually the humor now I will go more into detail about the humor later on because there is quite something to say about the humor in this anime. But I really enjoyed the humor it made me laugh out loud numerous times, it also made me say WTF numerous times. Nevertheless Seitokai is one of my favorite anime’s when it comes to comedy.
*A last positive point were the OVA’s. Usually we get or one full sized OVA or multiple small ones. With Seitokai the OVA’s can be considered full sized episodes so you don’t get 13 episodes per season but a full sized 21.
*In the positive part I mentioned that I really liked the comedy in Seitokai well that was after I got used to the comedy. Because the comedy in this anime is so sexually loaded that you can’t even call it ecchi anymore.
You know this kind of ecchi humor where a word that a character says can be misunderstood due too it’s double meaning and stuff like that? Well there’s none of that in Seitokai. Seitokai trows one sexually related joke after another at you and I do mean sexually.
Holy shit when I watched the first few episodes my reaction was WTF have I started, I was so overwhelmed by the truckload of sexually related jokes that I thought that I had sold my soul to the devil. It’s just sexual joke after joke after joke and no subtle onces, no they just smack you right in the face with them.
*Related to the humor comes my problem and that is the fact that these sexually related jokes are about the only source of humor in this anime. 90% of the jokes in Seitokai are sexual, the other 10% are Hagimura is short jokes so that can feel repetitive. Also if you’re set off by this sexual humor than you’re really not going to like this anime.
*Another negative point was the story or better the lack off it. If you’re looking for an anime with a solid and intriguing story than Seitokai is not the anime that you want to watch because there is no story in Seitokai. Every episode stands on it’s own and sometimes even one episode is divided into several parts. So some kind of general story line would have been welcome there.
*A last negative point was there was no development on the romantic platform even though there are multiple possibilities. It’s clear that there are multiple girls who have interests in Tsuda and it’s a shame that there was never any development on that.
That’s why I hope that there will be a third season of Seitokai and there is a good chance that there will be a third season. The OVA’s of the second season are airing now with one coming out every 4 months and after that I hope that the third season will air.
So as a conclusion, Seitokai is a hilarious anime once you get used to the rather special humor. But I really enjoyed Seitokai Yakuindomo and that’s why I’m going to rate it at 4 stars. I definitely recommend it if you wanna have a good laugh and if you’re not easily offended.
An all school girls turned co? All the girl being perverts (instead of the male students)? Oh boy, I got to watch this. (my train of thought reading the synopsis).
If you’re looking for a decent plot or a nice story, go somewhere else. Seitokai yakuindomo doesn’t have either of it. Seitokai yakuindomo is about an all-girls school turned co. The girls don’t really mind this though; it’s more like a dream come true for most of them. Through the whole series it’s one perverted joke after the other. Most of them you can see coming from a mile away, but they will make you laugh anyway.
The animation often switches between normal animation and chibi mode. Usually I don’t like it when there’s too much chibi in an anime, but with Seitokai yakuindomo I didn’t really mind. Perhaps it’s because I put my mind on blank while watching this (since I wasn’t expecting anything serious anyway).
One: The opening. I loved it. It made me happy. I listened it every episode, which I usually don’t do (most of the time, I listen to openings once or twice). It’s a happy joy song which put a smile on my face while the episode had barely started.
Two: The voice actors are brilliant. They sound serious the whole time. I especially loved the voice actor for the little girl, who had a cute little voice in normal mode, but when angered, she also sounded like that.
I love the different characters in Seitokai yakuindomo. I guess they’re actually not that different (they’re all perverted girls), but two of our main characters are normal people, trying to put some common sense in most of the school. The interaction between these is the main power of this anime. This is also one of the few shows where the man isn't more perverted than the females, but also isn't a total wuss.
Looking for a good laugh and wasting some time? Look no further! If you like perverted jokes every 15 seconds, this definitely is the anime for you. Especially people that liked azumangah dajoh and lucky star will probably enjoy this comedy train.
Warning this Review may and probably will contain spoilers-
Another one of my amazing reviews this time for the really perverted anime Seitokai Yokuindomo. This anime, well it follows the story of Tsuda a male high school boy who gets into a recently converted girls school (converted into a co-ed). From there he is forced to join the student council and manages to get himself into a lot of trouble with the other main characters Shino, Aria and Suzu. Plus many other characters who end up getting involved with the main characters, what you would expect from an anime like this.
The story was just short comedy sketches like in Nichijou and Lucky Star. However this time the majority of the scenes involved a sexual joke of some sort, and was somewhat disturbing….after a while I was just grossed out, the jokes weren’t amusing or funny at all after a while. If you took the sick jokes out of them then the anime would have been a decent light series any person would enjoy but this focused too much on the sexual content and it just didn’t appeal to me. The genres were pretty basic but at least they were clear, the main ones being sexual references and comedy.
The animation was very consistent and except a constant use of chibis there was nothing really wrong with it. However that constant use of chibis when they made jokes was overused slightly. The scenery has to be some of the best I have seem though and made up for the constant use of chibis.
The opening was pretty average, it was light and jumpy and the lyrics fitted the series quite well. The ending was less jumpy but still worked well with the series. I watched this series in subbed and from that I was surprised, in the end I thought that the characters voices worked really well together and on their own. The voice actors were picked quite well.
The characters were probably the best thing about this show, even though they were very stereotypical. Shino was your classic strong student council leader but had a strange obsession about certain things. Tsuda, your ‘normal’ high school student who gets caught up in all of the chaos. Suzu the loli in the mix and Aria the posh rich kid who has a big chest, or as it is constantly shown T_T Other than that we had Hata, Kaede, Kotomi, Mutsumi and a maid.
In conclusion this show is just…..just so sexual and of course there are people who like that, so here you go and that is the end of this review.
Aria: What number are you?
The Girls: IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU! IKU...
Tsuda: Please shut the hell up!
- Episode 12
Seitokai Yakuindomo is about an average male student who just started school in all-girls-recently-changed-to-coed school. That said, you wouldn't expect a lot of males in the school and guess what? There isn't.
What's this? Definitely a perfect setting for a harem plot!
...That being said, it isn't. While the main cast does consist of only one male surrounded by God knows how many female characters (including his little sister), it isn't your typical "main guy tries to hookup with every main girl he sees". Or at least, there's a realistic boundary between them.
But what makes Seitokai (as I like to call it) differs from most slice-of-life, school genres because instead of giving us those overated fanservices, it a uh... has a tedency tell inappropriate jokes. Ah screw it, they tell ALOT of sex jokes in this series and the ones doing them are... the girls? Yep, that's right, the guy in this case acts as the tsukkomi instead and is parodied thourghout the whole thing.
Heck, they might as well call this "Sex Jokes: Anime ver."
Seeing as Seitokai originated from a 4 koma manga, the sequences are kept in simple order each episode. I really did enjoyed the subtitles that kept popping up for each story sequence. While you also have your typical school life, beach episode, and even a bath scene, I still enjoyed them (even though I was going "meh" beforehand).
Even so, each sequences are done well, and were very entertaining and funny. Even so, some jokes require some Japanese knowledge, but the sub guys covered that for you :)
At times it did feel a bit rushed, but hey, it's only 13 episodes after all...
Not the best, but it's still very good! From the backgrounds fitting very approriately to the current mood (usually for comedy) to weirdly made mosaics and whatnots when they describe something inappropriate.
I felt that the animation did stay true to the manga drawings though, so that's a huge plus too. Oh, and I even find the opening hillarious thanks to the "visual jokes" they put in there. :p
Uh well, I liked the opening song... and the soundtrack had a very cheerful mood to it which fitted most of the situation.
That said, I also enjoyed the little drum and whistle part each episode had before the opening.
This is probably what got me to really like it. We have the main character Tsuda, who is your average male student who is forced to join the student council because of the bossy Shino.
While Tsuda is allright, the girls were a huge plus. No, not because they give us fanservice, but as to how cool I consider them to be. Seriously, I sometimes hope more female characters could be like them. Shino is the prez of the club, my first impression? "Oh God, another tsundere..." but man... I was shocked as to how cool she was with her jokes.
Aria is your typical rich, ojousan, kind girl... until she starts talking that is. I don't think I've ever heard her not make a crude remark about you know what whenever I see her. Yes, I like them because of their jokes and personality, but the fact that Shino and Aria are voiced by Mio and Ritsu's seiyuu also helped.
Suzu is probably the true tsundere, and while I usually hate them, she's got me to like her as well. The fact that she can mentally AND physically pwn anyone helps too. Also, that scene with the American... XD
Other characters include Yokoshima sensei who is the useless, perverted teacher going after young boys (Awesome...), Tsuda's younger sister who is the best Sex Ed student out there, and Mitsuba... DAT VOICE!
I expected another Shuffle!/Clannad esque anime, but what I got was a faster paced Azumanga Daioh... which is awesome! But again, it all depends on our opinions, if you are easily offended by sex jokes (even though the girls are telling them) you probably want to stay away from this.
If you liked Azumanga, then you'd probably liked this as well. Fans of K-ON! should also watch this to see the other side of Mio and Ritsu in one shot!
This anime has managed to put a smile in my face every episode, so I easily recommend watching this for a fun/relaxing/witty experience. I recommend the manga too!