Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2012 to Jun 21, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.211 (scored by 29690 users)
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SynopsisWhen newly elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami institutes her idea for a suggestion box where people can submit problems that need to be solved, she's expecting things like rescuing lost puppies and giving advice. What she and her best friend Zenkichi find instead, however, are the first hints of an unbelievable secret, and their school, Hakoniwa Academy, and Medaka herself are somehow at the very center of the growing maelstrom! As what seemed like an innocent past time turns into a dangerous game, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities. And then things get really out of control!
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Medaka Box
Sequel: Medaka Box Abnormal
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Hunter X Hunter.
Dragon Ball Z.
Attack On Titan.
These were the anime that everyone was talking about, and for a while, I bought into the hype.
Around last year, I had never heard of this series, up until I was browsing around a YouTube playlist on KaggyVA's channel, and saw the abridged series to this show, Medaka MENT. Ever the curious one, I decided to watch this anime, so I looked it up, and I instantly got hooked.
Story - 7
The series stars Medaka Kurokami, as she is the 99th Student Council President at Haikoniwa Academy, and she instantly becomes a staple of the school, with her abnormal superhuman feats, and abilities to 'show the right path' to other students in order to make them better people. Accompanying her is her childhood friend, Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, who is basically, Medaka's very own errand boy. Among the others are Mogana Kikaijima, a member of the swim club obsessed with money, and Kouki Akune, who is a judo prodigy.
Characters - 7
I've been browsing around the internet, and hearing things like 'Medaka a complete Mary Sue!' And 'She's too one-dimensional!' To that I say, NOT SO FAST! Medaka is actually a pretty well-rounded character (in more ways than one, you know what I mean?) She's level headed, but is also naive to the simplest things. But she always comes through in a pinch, even when it doesn't help. The rest of the cast is a (literal) colorful bunch. You have Akune, the judo prodigy who's hopelessly in love with Medaka, Kikaijima, who is tough, yet at the same time, shy, and the resident Big-Eater, Hasode Shiranui, who somehow knows everything about everybody, at anyplace or time. The supporting cast is pretty entertaining to watch, too, as they are the ones who get changed without realizing it.
Overall, Medaka Box is a fairly underrated anime, and should have more recognition that it already has.
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Medaka Box is one of the anime that has greatly let me down. Being a fan of Nisio Isin, I hoped it to be a good anime. But it was nowhere near what I had hoped it to be. Please note that I didn't read the manga, so i am NOT gonna compare. Honestly the anime had a good potential, but unfortunately it ended up with more flaws then perks.
The first flaw of the anime is it's story. Story without any continuity is not that uncommon. In fact, it has become quite common it recently. To barely cover the setup and then burst off to some random events - I like that type since it's good refreshment from deep, complex storyline. But unfortunately it didn't work quite well for Medaka Box. The short 12 episodes tried to do a lot, yet did nothing than merely gathering the characters. I do realize that this acted as a mere setting before the second season, where it will hopefully get into the real story. However, even so, it could've tried to be not so boring.
The second, and the biggest problem of this series - is it's lack of character development. Honestly, the other members of the Student Council then Medaka got around as much screen time as a decorative foot soldier of a war movie. They did almost nothing. Zenkichi spent most of his time explaining Medaka's forte. they got episode 12 for themselves, that's all. Thinking about it, they didn't do much except speaking about Medaka. So, in the end, Medaka got all the spotlight. Even if she is the protagonist, it's overdoing it.
The third flaw would be its grandeur and exaggerations. Well, it's anime, so that is forgivable. But the "pretentious appeal to innate goodness" - well, it gets old. Things like that goes well once or twice in one anime, not one per episode.
As for the good sides, the art is quite good. The grandeur becomes quite bearable, in fact, it becomes normal looking thanks to the art. And I have no complaints in the sound department either.
Overall, it's not a failure of an anime, but neither is one that may be considered very good. If you're not used to exaggerating actions and somewhat pointless stories, you're better off not seeing it.
Oh, and also, if you're familiar with Nisio Isin's works, then you might understand - this anime has that signature style of his. Honestly that was the only reason I ever started this anime. read more
Both involve a group of students including a tough female who solves other students' problems and fights delinquents. However in SKET Dance the group is a club and Medaka Box is about the Student Council.
Both tells about a group of high-school students helping people around them.
Both somewhat has certain connections to Student Council.
Both are comedic animes.
Both often deals with their school's extracurricular clubs problems.
Both are school-focused.
Medaka Box to me is like a poor man's SKET Dance,
and both are popular Shounen Jump manga turned into anime.
Same pointless *helping out* other students and club members, though I prefer medaka box for the action.
Both anime involves a club or organization helping out students who asks them for help. They're very comedic.
Medaka Box and Sket Dance go hand in hand. These two series involves around a group of kids helping the helpless in a school life setting. There is a lot of comedy present that deals with the various events around the school especially involving the main characters.
Both series follows through an episodic theme with arcs added in throughout some episodes.
Both series also has "antagonists" that opposes the ideologies of the main characters later on.
They both are groups of students that solve problems for the school.
SKET Dnce is more of gag-comedy that has funny situations per episode while Medaka box has more of an advancing storyline
Crazy girl forces sarcastic guy to join her wacky squad of magical girls. Genre hopping adventures ensue.
Both shows center around some of the most strong-willed and crazy anime heroines in all of anime history. Suzumiya Haruhi and Kurokami Medaka are both perfect schoolgirls in all aspects, achieving best results in both sports and academic classes, yet share the same complete lack of common sense and reasonability. Whether it is the hunt for Aliens, Time Travellers and Espers or the everlasting mission to bring joy to every human being on earth, these girls do not take "No" for an answer and force their way through if necessary.
Dragged along on their wacky adventures are Kyon and Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, both your average highschool protagonists with a tendency towards cynicism and a pessimistic worldview. Together they encounter even more misfits (who inevitably join the club) as they dive deeper and deeper into the extraordinary secrets lying in the shadows of the iconic main heroines.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Haruhi and Medaka both have an aura that no one else in their respective shows can compare to. Also, like Haruhi chose Kyon, Medaka chose Zenkichi. Even though they are both normal humans they are the closest to gods or god-like humans. Medaka and Haruhi's power could spell ruin for the world if they lost control.
Both main characters of the show are females. And both are quite abnormal.
Haruhi- Has powers to control the universe.
Medaka- Was born to love people and uses powers to help them.
In both animes the main character drags people into their high school club.
Haruhi- SOS brigade
Medaka- Student Council.
Both animes are really really funny.
The main character is dragged along by a weird girl who can do almost anything they want, no matter how much it defies logic.
Opening Theme"HAPPY CRAZY BOX" by Minami Kuribayashi
Ending Theme"Ohanabatake ni Tsuretette (お花畑に連れてって)" by Medaka Kurokami (CV: Aki Toyosaki)
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