Proof that you can take a dull sourcework and make it something better.
Seitokai no Ichizon easily takes the dark horse award for the autumn season, if not possibly the entire year. It was the only show this year wherein I found myself honestly completely surprised by the first episode; there were many shows I found impressive this year, but this was the only one whcih I was impressed by because I didn’t think it was going to be any good at all.
Seitokai no Ichizon is by no means something for the record books, and it’ll probably end up in the category of shows like Hakushaku to Yousei or Ginban Kaleidoscope for me in a year or so, but I did quite honestly enjoy it. It was a good bit of fluff, perfect to watch after studying for hours or just when I was too sleepy to do anything else. Was the animation good? No, not really. Was it original? Not quite. But I giggled quite a bit and guffawed a few times, which made it worth the twenty minutes it consumed whenever I watched it.
One thing I do think the show did a very good job with was in how Sugisaki’s relationships with the girls meant, ultimately. We saw him mainly prancing around acting like an idiot, but then we got a few minutes in a few episodes showing him talking more seriously with each girl. This didn’t really make sense until the very end, where we saw that, for once, instead of the guy going around helping the sad girls in the snow, Sugisaki was helped by the girls. It was such a nice change of pace from the usual.
I would probably recommend this to people looking for a light-weight comedy to pass the time. And to anyone else who, like me, gets way, waaaay too excited over references to Tenchi Muyo.