Sorry about the delay…with all the holiday festivities and wasting my life on Umineko ep5 and 6….I kinda neglected the blog for a bit…but now I’m back and ready to update like a mad dog!! What better way to start the new year than with Seitokai no Ichizon!!
*Sigh* So after 12 episodes, we finally come to the end, this was one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve seen on 2009, so its a shame that its finished so soon.
But good things always end, and this is no exception…come, let us enjoy this 1 last time!
The last episode picks up where it self off, with Mafuyu confessing to Sugisaki, and boy was I suprised when she did
However things wont go as smoothly since all Mafuyu wanted to do was to expresses her own feeling and nothing else
Of course to Ken this is unacceptable behaviour when it comes to confessions, as it follows a very delicate process
So having just shrugged off her confession like that (which kinda sucked) they decide to move on and talk about their futures. Of course Ken is always trying to provide guidance
Mafuyu however has different ideas about her future, with an extra added dose of HNNNNGGG
After moving on from Mafuyu, Minatsu also declares her dreams for the future, but after being a bit reluctant Ken finally forces her to say it
Of course Ken jumps right at the opporunity, dere minatsu is guaranteed…could she become the next victim of Ken’s harem fantasy?
After Minatsu, we move on to Chizuru, and as expected not even our worst thoughts could possibly compare to what she is scheming for the future xD
And of course they say they smallest people have the biggest dreams, and Kurimu’s dream is certainly big
And finally we move on to Ken which of course confirms the obvious
However Ken has some other ambitions for the future, some that I would personally love to see become reality, like him creating his own Eroge company
Of course his real goal in life however, is one that can be achieved by polygamy it seems
Of course the girls seem to like to play hard to get as they downright refuse that dream…
It was at that time that everything chances gears in a split second, with the sudden appearance of the real countepart to Mafuyu’s boy-love partner for Ken…Nakameguro!
Mafuyu obviously wastes no time in trying to fulfill her dreams
After Nakameguro explains that he needs someone to walk home with after school every day, Mafuyu’s alarms trigger even more. She even tries a moe attack, all in the name of her beloved BL dream
So after agreeing to take him home “forcefully”. Mafuyu has to monitor the situation to make sure all the right BL flags are in place.
While walking home with Nakameguro, Ken slowly thinks to himself how much like a girl this little man looks, of course such thoughts are forbidden for him, and with good reason…no matter how feminine he might look, he is no Jun, or Hayate, or hell even Sora (Aki Sora) would make a better pick…n-not that I would actually want to pick one….r-right?
After arriving at the bus stop, the classic “Seitokai serious mode” begin, now I usually find these pretty useless and sometimes not that great….however this time they really did manage to get me attached to what was happening. After discussing with Nakameguro about him being weak, Sugisaki answers him by telling him how he himself was weaker and needed the help of 4 people to reach the place he is now. This revealed some rather interesting facts about the past relationships between the members of this student counsil. First up…Sakurano Kurimu, whom he met in spring.
And then, the other members at different times in his life…
This is really interesting and it explains the background effects each character has in the OP (Kurimu – petals, Minatsu – radiance, Chizuru – leaves, Mafuyu – snow)
It also gives meaning to their names:
Sakurano Kurimu – Sakuras bloom on spring
Shiina Minatsu – ‘natsu’ part means summer
Shiina Mafuyu – ‘fuyu’ part means winter
Akaba Chizuru – ‘aka’ part, although slighty changed, means fall
After having told a story that has been deep in his heart, he spots Aka-chan and sneak attacks their followers
After clashing 1 last time, the show unfortunately starts to wrap things up…😦
We are shown a small flashback to Ken’s entrance into the studen cousil, declaring his love for all the girls and his wishes to make them happy as the first thing he says to them.
With this, Seitokai no Ichizon comes to a close, as one of the most enjoyable shows of the Fall season.
Final Thoughts: I was looking forward to this show ever since I read the synopsis back on august. However, I never once thought I would enjoy it as much as I ended up doing. Parody comedies can be a hit or miss depending on how well its executed, and fortunately this one was handled very nicely. I have to admit the drama moments on this series were mostly pretty dull IMO, but it wasnt so bad as to ruin the episodes itself. The characters were highly enjoyable and it literally took me like 10 episodes to think of who it was I really liked most from the girls (Sugisaki Ken was an instant winner though). Studio DEEN really nailed it for this anime, and I can only hope in the future we see more of Seitokai because even now I am starting to miss it. How does a second season sound?
My Final Verdict:
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