English: Majikoi: Oh! Samurai Girls
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Dec 18, 2011
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.071 (scored by 24693 users)
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SynopsisIt's one thing to honor your ancestors and keep old traditions alive, but there IS such a thing as taking it to a ridiculous extreme. In Kawakami City, having a samurai ancestor and enormous 'fighting spirit' isn't just an interesting fact, it's a huge part of how you end up being ranked on the social totem pole. That, in turn, rolls over into the school curriculum. Fortunately, that's something the local kids like Yamato Naoe have learned to deal with by forming into small 'bands,' (that's the samurai type, NOT music). However, while the delicate sexual balance of Yamato's group seemed fine when there were three girls and four boys, the sudden addition of two MORE girls starts to send everything spinning out of control!
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
Alternative setting: Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de
Characters & Voice Actors
Maji de Watasi ni Koi is an anime adapted from an adult visual novel. A good anime adaptation from a VN requires plenty of creativity and originality, and this is clearly not evident. The result of this is what you would expect- a very loose plot with no lack of holes and a plenteous supply of fanservice to fill these gaps.
The series sets itself in a town where people honour their ancestors by keeping old traditions alive. One of traditions often practiced in schools are mock warfare in the style of the Edo Period. This is the content of the first episode, where the typical bait-and-switch technique is employed: plenty of action and a plot that promises to offer. However, the quality of the episodes that follow deteriorates. We see very little relevance to the Edo period style in the first episode. There is not much of a plot, just bits and pieces here and there. Fanservice is to be expected, however, this anime goes over the top, and many episodes are pure fanservice to make up for the lack of plot.
Without a doubt the worst part of this anime is the shameful portrayal of the harem of girls that surround the main character. Unfortunately, it would seem that the definition of 'harem' in ecchi would be for the female cast to strip naked, jump onto the main character, and do all sorts of suggestive activity that would completely contradict the morality in which society is based upon. In contrast to the VN, which had a generally respectable cast, the cast of the anime was completely demoralised by the fanservice which dominated the episodes. Throughout the series, there is hardly any character development. This further reinforces the fact that the entire cast is insignificant and the only meaning for their existence is to fall in love with the main character. The female cast aren't the only characters portrayed awfully; the male ones are just as bad. The main character is as clueless and naive as you'd expect, and the supporting males are as brainless, lewd and stereotypical as they get.
The overall quality of the animation is lower than standard, stating that this was one of those 'low budged ecchi' that focuses on satisfying the viewers with oppai instead of beautiful animation. It is produced by the small-time studio LARC, with Keitaro Motonaga as the Director (the adaptation School Days is amongst his previous works). One good aspect is the clear style in which this is animated. The bright blue skies, clear sceneries and backgrounds are pleasing to the eye and suites the comedic style in which this anime is presented. What I must criticise, however, is the animation. Because of the lower budget, some fight scenes have been lazily done. Less parts of the body moves, and clearly, less frames/drawings are used in comparison to higher budget series. The character design is stereotypical for an anime of this genre: Females with big oppai and bodies that look exactly the same. Characters have brightly coloured hair so that no confusion would be made, since they are so generic and forgettable.
The opening soundtrack used is 'Understanding' which is a nice OP. The voice acting is more or less average, though they do portray the personalities of their characters quite well. The English dub was not quite on par with the Japanese. In some parts, it sounded unnatural. The background music was quite forgettable. In fact, you probably won’t remember a thing about it.
While an enjoyable anime would captivate the audience by suspense and twists, Maji de watashi does not quite live up to those traits. The fanservice and fillers, though interesting at some points, was dull and mediocre, and a lack of plot failed to captivate me to marathon the series. Boredom was settling in, but thankfully, there was some action left to motivate me into completing the series.
If you are here looking for ecchi because your supply of tits are running out, then this is a great anime that ONLY YOU, an ECCHI FAN, will enjoy. Otherwise, I would not recommend this, as there is plenty of better stuff to spend your time on. read more
First of all, my purpose writing this review for this anime is to clarify any negative comments about this anime, since so many review saying this anime is horrible because the anime itself didnt really like the VN. really? just for that reason? Honestly, why do people comparing the VN with the anime itself? we're talking about the anime in here not VN. oh god...
When i finished this series i was kinda surprised, because the score in MAL itself didnt represent how good this anime was, i dont say this anime was the best but its quite entertaining, that 6.99 is just so UNDERRATED. remember that.
I have seen the VN itself but i am not gonna compare it, so i judge this anime purely based on how excited when i watching this anime.
STORY - The story itself , i am not quite sure if this anime have a plot. I though the preview in MAL has explain it all. its about a bunch of girls and some boy who lives in under one roof, they represent theyself as kawakami family (sounds like a mafia, huh?), and the first of the episode you will see a war (yeah a war) which happen like in three kingdoms era. if you're thinking WTF is this, then i said this was an extracurriculer from the school that they attends. Shortly, for me Maji de Watashi is like Angel beats (Bunch of people) + Oda Nobuna (the war from edo era).
At the first, it would quite hard to follow what happen in this anime since so many things that would make the viewers scratching their head. It cant be helped since, many scenes of this anime is slices of the Visual Novel itself, no wonder if the story is kinda messed up and didnt focus on the plot.
be reversed from the story itself, The jokes that appears in this anime was really hit the spot, its really funny and quite amusing. 6/10
ART - The artwork that the Maji de Watashi have is literally good, its not something that really exaggerate. The biright coloring that they use is pretty much increasing the atmosphere, Colorful scenery, and the character design itself is pretty well made, though the quality is seems a bit lower for the other anime but the art in this anime is still pretty enjoyable to watch. However, sometimes there is a lack in character drawn quality. In some scenes, the character face seems quite been "distracted", but thats doesnt really bothering. SO, 8/10.
VOICE ACTOR - I am really attached by the voice for each character, they really represents the trait of each character, like Momoyo, she is tomboy, and the voice that they present was really like a real tomboy person, heavy voice and yet its cute. and anoher thing that should we mention is Gotou Yuuko. As the voice actor for MAyuzumi Yukie, her voice was so adorable and cute. No matter how many times you hear it, you wouldnt bored and helped to fallin love 8/10
SONG - This is maybe the reason why i love to watch Maji de Watashi. especially the OP song + the animation for the OP itself. "U-n-d-e-r--STANDING!" by Endoh Masaaki, Kitadani Hiroshi, Misato Aki is quite catchy rock song, The beats is really hyped up the viewers like me, nor it was perfectly fit with the anime.
CHARACTER - Well, its like any other harem anime, we have a tsundere (Christiane Friedrich), Dandere ( Yukie Mayuzum), the energetic one (Kazuko Kawakami), Big boobs (Momoyo Kawakami), and of course the obssesive one (Miyako Shiina) which reminds me of Sacchan in Gintama and for the main lead we have Naoe Yamato, which is very fits for the male lead, he is smart and yet its doesnt easy to tease this guy with the flirt from all the girls and a point plus for this male lead is he is not "shy" like any other harem anime.
We have a bunch of unique girls, of course it was the standard of all harem. but somehow i found its really amusing. 8/10
CONCLUSION - Basically, its lack of the story like everyone had said. but i am not really like concern about that problem since for me harem anime is just for entertaining, so i score this anime based on how satisfaction i am when i watching this anime, so did i satisfied with this anime? yes it is. its funny and yet admirable, especially for each character. so 8/10 for me.
Mostly fighting in episode one with all the characters, most of which are females. It's pretty much the same in the entire anime.
Both of these Anime deal with school settings and Samurai lenages. Both also aired during the same time frame.
in Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! the main guy is surrounded by a whole lot of girls who's after him, similar to kyoSen (Kyoukai Senjou..), they both also have a fighting type style school. both are funny, both have a wide variety of martial arts and a wide variety of sizes^^...u know what i mean ^^..ohh and also i think the plot for both might be similar...i cant tell yet since there's only been 1 episode out so far for both anime.
Will edit as the anime progress...
Opening Theme"U-n-d-e-r--STANDING!" by Endoh Masaaki, Kitadani Hiroshi, Misato Aki
Ending Theme"Kimi no Shinken o Choudai (君の真剣をちょうだい)" by Asakawa Yuu, Gotou Yuuko, Hyousei, Itou Shizuka, Tomonaga Akane
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