Shomin Sample

Alt title: Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken

TV (12 eps)
2015
Fall 2015
3.461 out of 5 from 5,895 votes
Rank #7,066

Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he's abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there's a catch—Kimito isn't allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?

Source: Funimation

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JVAnimeReviews
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For a video review, check out my Youtube channel. Link on my profile page. This review will be a bit shorter than usual because I don’t have as much to tell about this anime than usual. Why I will tell you at the end of the review. Postive *Because the comedy in SS was hysterical at times. How the girls are so ignorant about the world and than stand in awe about everything new they learn about real life. Or how Kimito sometimes abuses the fact that the girls don’t know anything to make them do ridiculous things. I also have to give credit to SS for not relying entirely on ecchi comedy. I suspected that this would be a full on ecchi anime that used nothing else as comical relief. But SS used a variety of subjects to make comedy with. *Another positive point was that there were some memorable characters in this anime with Hakua in the lead. Hakua being a pure class loli. I think a lot of people will remember her. *And a last positive point was that the opening song of SS must be most catchy opening song of the past fall season. It’s not that it’s particularly good but it’s just stick into your head ones you hear it a few times. And actually that are about all the specific points I have to mention of SS. I don’t really have any more real positive nor negative points. The reason therefor is that SS became exactly what I expected it to be. It didn’t have an deep storyline or sad drama or sweet romance. It became the comedy that I expected it would have been so that’s why I couldn’t find a lot of specific things I want to say about SS. Before I jump to my conclusion I do wonder if there will be a second season of this anime since at the end of SS there are still some things that aren’t concluded yet. We still have Kimito’s friend who makes an appearance at the very end of the anime and also the thing with Kimito’s maid isn’t solved yet because there was definitely something going on there that we never got a full explanation for. Conclusion So as a conclusion, as I said earlier SS became exactly what I expected to be. It wasn’t the best anime I saw past fall season but it was still fun to watch. So I’m going to rate Shomin Sample at 3 stars. If you want to have a laugh give Shomin Sample a watch.

InvolvedMaple
7

Personally I don't really get the hate for this series or why it is ranked so low. Perhaps it has something to do with people judging it by standards it is not trying to reach, and that is just stupid, of course you are going to end up disappointed if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree Now lets get into the story. This story starts off with our maincharacter being abducted to an all girls school for "ojou-samas". It's a sheltered school, so the girls know very little of the world outside. It was proven that the girls from this school had trouble adapting to a life with normal people, once their stay at the school had come to an end, so the school decided that they need a normal male citizen to attend the school. This way the girls would be better adjusted for when they needed to go out in the world. Enter our main character Kimito. He is the perfect "shomin (commoner) sample". He has average grades, average looks and is just average at everything, but he has one good feature, which is why the school chose him. He is gay, and loves men with big muscles instead of girls. Atleast this is what his friend tell the executives, when they were looking for a commoner. The fun then comes from him dealing with the girls there, who range from incredible gullible to overly weird. It really was a good show for this season, and one out of the 15 i watched which i thoroughly enjoyed. It was fun and light and a great contrast to some of the more serious and darker shows. It was also quite fun to see him duke it out with these girls. Animation and sound is nothing out of the ordinary, it's not bad, it's not good, so not much to say there. When it comes to the characters 2 of the 5 fall a bit flat, and that is our main character and one of the girls. The reason for this is that they are both too much just like cardboard cutouts, with no special trope to them, other than the generic ones. Our main character is however not as bad as the girl, since they actually have not made him AS dense as i had initially feared, at least not when it comes to the girls affection and his own ability to not get flustered and everything *looking angrily at almost all other male protagonist*.  To summarize: It is a good show, for what it is trying to be. It is lighthearted fun and I swear you will absolutely adore Hakua she is amazing as a character. If you pick this up just know what you are getting into. It is light and fun, I actually laughed in this one, which happens rarely with anime nowadays, but it is not something serious with a big overarching story. It's just shameless fun, and people should review it on these grounds Anyways I recommend it, if that means anything

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