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Seitokai no Ichizon 01

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Evirus wrote:

With the exception of Hashihime, nearly every opinion I’ve encountered regarding Seitokai no Ichizon has been profoundly negative.

Dunno what “nearly every opinion” he means, but Aroduc was rather effusive by his grumpy standards:

Wow. I kind of hate to admit it, but this was a delightful episode. The art and animation was… not stellar, shall we say, but Deen put together a rather fun little parody filled tongue-in-cheek comedy that cruises right along from joke to joke without ever really stopping to catch its breath. Presentation really is everything. The harem bit, the thing I worried about the most, actually turned out to be rather enjoyable. Ken flat out tells them, and in fact, insists that the rest of the cast is his harem and his goal is a “harem end” with all of them. At the same time, he’s neither lecherous nor overly perverse, and instead goes out of his way to honestly help them out without any ulterior motive.

Sagematt used the Chinese Water Drip Torture method on #animeblogger to make me give Ichizon a try. I lasted for 9 minutes 32 seconds before losing interest and going back to Starship Ops, which is a far more exciting and engaging show. I might’ve paid more attention if they had a Yamato Nadesico type in the harem, but Chizuru Akaba is really not cutting it. I may get back to this when a dry spell hits.

Seitokai no Ichizon fails

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I dragged myself through the end of the first episode with the help of healthy dose of skipping when they started dealing with items. Horrible show, really.

Mind, I was one of the few who ate the coronet discussion. The problem here is that I don’t care for the characters, jokes do not make me laugh, and there’s pretty much nothing else. Even art is ugly and animation is so-so (not as bad as in Tayutama but still). And to top it off, there’s plenty of competition despite season being generally thin (I’ve already approved Kimi ni Todoke and Kampfer into the running list, and I haven’t seen Kobato yet). So, exit Ichizon.

UPDATE: See Jonathan’s take: “The characters of Seitokai no Ichizon hardly seem human at all”.

Seitokai no Ichizon is still weak

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Instigated in no small part by Hashi, I gave a try to Ichizon 05. It was nothing like this:

For me, it is a hip, smart, hilarious and humane self-referential comedy with great characters, total absurdity, and moe to spare.

Right, so I guess it’s extremely humane to lock a person into a coffin-sized iron box. If we did it at Gitmo, what would you say? I mean, outside of the “just deserts for fanatics” angle? Maybe it was hip.

The art is in the generally same style and is fractionally better than in Tayutama, but not by much.

UPDATE: Pablo linked me to a topical comic by our old friend WAH. I have to say his imaginary girlfriend delievered a more meaningful critique than I did above.