Seitokai Yakuindomo: Episode 1

Update: I will not be reviewing Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi, as it is way too damn cliched! While I understand that Amagami SS is also pretty generic, the pacing of the relationships is enough to differentiate it from other titles.

Plot Synopsis: Our BORING protagonist, Takatoshi, goes to an all girls school that was recently turned into a co-ed school. After meeting the student council (Which coincidentally is made up of ONLY girls!), he is then (for inadequate reasons) made into the vice president of the student council. Thus beginning your typical harem.

Seitokai Yakuindomo is the worst show I've seen so far this season. Having seen that it was originally a four-panel comic strip, I realized that the whole show might just be an endless execution of random jokes. Unfortunately, I was right. The first half of this episode introduced all the characters, the second half then beginning with the formula that will most definitely be used throughout the whole show: the formula having each character performing a gag from its source material every second, thus making the possibilities for actual character development or a plot nonexistent. This shouldn't have been a bad thing, as shows such as Seitokai no Ichizon were able to use this formula to great effect, Working!! also being based on a four panel comic strip and actually being pretty damn funny. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case.

The main problem with Seitokai Yakuindomo is that, unlike Seitokai no Ichizon and Working!!, it isn't funny or fresh in any way. Sure Working!! and Seitokai no Ichizon weren't exactly unique, but they both made up for this with fresh elements (Such as the hilarious dialogue in Seitokai no Ichizon, and Working!! having a few unique characters.). Seitokai Yakuindomo doesn't do this. Instead, it has terrible writing, generic characters, a male lead with no personality and probably the worst execution for both jokes and simple character interactions (I'm serious!).

At the least, the art and animation is done well. It isn't anything mind blowing, but it looks appealing, character models looking nice and everything being very colorful.

Overall... this is something that I absolutely refuse to follow. No effort is put into this harem, as the formula of jokes being thrown at you constantly, is something that becomes unbearable when the jokes aren't executed well and are also very standard of most harems these says. My recommendation: STAY AWAY FROM THIS!

Opening: Annoying! But at least it's catchy and energetic.
Ending: They didn't even try...
Rating: Horrible

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