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Sekirei: Complete Series (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2012)

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Anime series directed by Kusakawa Keizo

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  • Mar 30, 2012
Ok, a friend lent me the collection and I am on episode 7. However, I am really having a hard time working through this anime series. “Sekirei” is one of those anime series that may be more at home in Japan or for pervy teenagers. The direction is pretty odd. It has several mature themes, a lot of nudity and sexual references, and yet the tempo of the series borders on comedic silliness that may seem cute, that I cannot help but roll my eyes with it.

The series is about 'sekireis' who develop their powers upon choosing their male companion. It does have a subtle commentary on how females have the power to change a world, that it is their reliance to male leadership that holds them back. It is all about these so-called “sekireis” who can either become evil or good depending on their chosen male ‘master’. It ironic that one male is so smitten with a sekirei that he would be the servant if she so chose. I guess it also conveys a message that men can be so dumb when in the presence of a beautiful woman. There is also some messages about how some women desire to be independent from a 'chosen one', probably a hint of feminism around it.

So far, the action is alright, but the anime series itself feels more geared to titillation than actually developing the potentials of the script through exciting fight scenes. The core premise seems interesting, but the way it is directed is really not a style I prefer. It is like "Naruto" blended with "Ikki Tousen". Ok, granted that I am still on episode 7, but I am not sure if I have to strength to follow through with the series. To its credit, while it is so bad and annoying, but it does leave an impression on me that it is hard to take my eyes off the screen (better than Hellgirl). My 2/5 star rating is based on my viewing of the first 7 episodes. I am really not its target audience.

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April 09, 2012
Guess I will skip this one.
April 09, 2012
yeah, I have 5 more episodes to go to finish season one and I cannot do it any longer.
 
March 31, 2012
I'm not touching this one with a 20 foot pole. I'm with MadPenguin here, it's anime like this that's pushing me into pursuing a career in creating comic books. Great QT!!
March 31, 2012
Hey, a career in comic books would be great! Thanks, David!
March 31, 2012
You're welcome, William!!
 
March 30, 2012
Yeah...I think I'll pass on this one.
March 31, 2012
I don't think this would be for you either, Steph.
March 31, 2012
Well, I don't mind fanservice as long as there's a good story to go with it, but wow, if that pic is any indication, even the animation and character designs don't look very good.
March 31, 2012
Agreed. I managed to see it up to episode 7, now I am wondering if I should just cut my losses and skip the next episodes.
 
March 30, 2012
Hmm. Never heard of this one, but I'm not a big follower of anime. The premise sounded kinda interesting, though ... maybe even a little sexist ... but what anime ISN'T a little sexist? LOL.
March 31, 2012
LOL! most of them are. The anime quality I have grown to love in the past have fallen to more commercial influences I guess.
 
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