“That’s why I… I’ll create a harem of beautiful girls!”
One of more anticipated shows of the season. I enjoyed the first chapter of the manga adaptation, finding it quite funny and unlike other harem series, the guy isn’t wishy-washy with his feelings. Sugisaki Ken has no qualms about revealing his true intentions of turning the student council into his personal harem. That alone gives the series a bit of credit.
The episode starts out with an emergency meeting between the members over how to make their anime popular. They recognize that there’s some negative feedback from the light novels, critics saying that there’s no plot at all. In an attempt to spice things up, they considered everything, drawing references from other anime. Dragonball, Kuroshitsuji, and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi to name a few.
When comparing the anime to the manga, there were some differences here and there but overall, well matched. The comedic elements were still there and nicely executed. I’ve underestimated the moeee~ levels and consequentially suffered, especially when the president gave up on weight loss and devoured the rest of the cookies.
If I could summarize my thoughts, I would say that Seitokai no Ichizon is like a harem-ized Gintama. Both uses a lot of references from other series and exploits them for their own benefit. Both seem to have no plot, but that was never a goal to begin with. They’re just meant to be fun and enjoyable, nothing more and nothing less.
On that same 10-point scale that I’ve using, I’ll give this an 8. The only other series that could challenge this is Darker than Black‘s sequel and that’s yet to come out.