Seitokai Yakuindomo – review

September 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm 2 comments

“It’s like they say: no scoop, no life.”

😀

Seitokai Yakuindomo was definitely one of the most entertaining and fun series to watch this season. Now some of you may disagree, and so be it, but I personally found SYD a great watch that ended way too prematurely (immature connations intended).

Photoshop - everything's possible.

SYD is definitely not for kiddies. This show can be very outrageous, right up till the end where we’re introduced to robotics club member Todoroki Nene. I’m sure her custom-made dildo for Suzu cracked loads of people up, while her ‘golden shower’ gag caught a sh!tload of attention.

Wow that is incredibly harsh lol

If you’re looking for any other types of gags, SYD probably won’t be your cup of tea. Variety can be a problem here, as you can end up getting bored of the many dildo/penis jokes they make all the time. However, SYD has a strong supporting cast to boot, appearances of whom keep the episodes fresh and engaging.

Whatever you do, don't seek explanation.

My favourite side characters have got to be Hata and Mitsuba respectively. While Arai Satomi generated some hate voicing Okami-san’s narrator and Railgun’s Kuroko, I found her really funny and suitable here as this ‘lone-wolf of journalism’/paparazzo. Mitsuba is unconventionally pure and innocent, which makes her a really cute character, so much so that I often end up rooting for her rather than Prez Shino in relation to who ends up with Tsuda. Her best skit has got to be when she blurts out her future dream to be a bride. Talk about epic.

Kameyamaya....!

One of SYD’s strengths has got to be the animation work. I have seldom seen a gag-comedy series animated so well, so my hat goes off to Go Hands, who have really done such an excellent job. While SYD can lack background variety at times, with most of the show set in corridors, and a couple of rooms, we get a few mind-blowing instances where the scene and animation totally changes, such as in the last episode with Mako-chan. I can see why such a high calibre of animation work was needed, as SYD’s pace can change at an instant, with the scene shifting to god knows what.

"We're not letting you sleep tonight"

On the other hand, like many anime series these days, the soundtrack is rather forgettable. I guess most of the seiyuus do a pretty good job. Kobayashi Yuu’s filthy-minded Yokoshima-sensei clearly has a lot of variety in her voice, shifting between her typical lazy, laid-back sound and her immature brat-ish personality very often.

Top score!

Overall SYD is a great series to just laugh at. It has enough chemistry between the characters to keep it interesting, but not enough to get carried away. However it can get repetitive at times, and those who shirk at the mention of various bodily appendages should probably avoid this one.

Animation: 9.5/10

Sound: 7.75/10

Story: 7.25/10

Characters: 8/10

Enjoyment: 9/10

Overall : 8.3/10

YAY!

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  • 1. Baka!  |  September 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    It’s an acquired taste, especially with the humour. I was quite confronted initially but I got to really enjoy the series. The animation was definitely very fitting and a lot of effort was put in to do the transitions between different scenes/genres within the same ep (cue: GEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRGEEEEEEEE!)
    Can’t wait for another season? (fingers crossed)

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  • 2. Charles  |  September 28, 2010 at 12:19 am

    The show was…alright. I thought it was really funny at first, but jokes became very repetitive in that they were all “shock” with similar setups. About halfway through, I started laughing less and less. By the end, I barely smiled at all, though I do appreciate the interesting way the animators worked the last episode.

    That said, I enjoyed some of the characters a whole lot, especially Shino – the whole juxtaposition between her image and who she really is was a high point in the series.

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