Jul 2, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008
24 min. per ep.
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisMinato Sahashi is extremely intelligent, yet due to his inability to cope under pressure has failed the college entrance exam twice. As a result he has been branded an idiot and loser by many. One day after talking to his yet again disappointed mother he comes into contact with a girl named Musubi who was under attack. The girl runs but takes him with her and soon finds that Minato, while unknown to him, is an Ashikabi, one of the mysterious set of masters that have the genetic trait that can become partners with some of the 108 cute girls, buxom women, and bishōnen called "Sekirei." The reason for the partnership allows the Sekirei to use all their power to win in the competition held by the mysterious MBI corporation.
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Opening Theme"Sekirei (セキレイ)" by Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue, Kana Hanazawa, and Aya Endo
Ending Theme#1: "Dear sweet heart" by Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue, Kana Hanazawa, and Aya Endo (ep 1-10)
#2: "Kimi wo Omou Toki (きみを想うとき)" by Saori Hayami (ep 11)
Sekirei is an anime that has never been a critical darling! However, my good buddy convinced me to ignore all the critics and give this series a shot. Unfortunately...I kind of have to agree with the popular consensus on this one. Sekirei has enough problems to make it very hard for me to recommend.
Plot and characters:
The plot of Sekirei is that some hot alien chicks crash landed on Earth and an evil corporation is forcing them to pair up with bland males to act as their “masters” and fight each other to the death in a Battle Royale tournament with the winners getting to ascend into Godhood. If only I hadn’t seen so many highly similar plots in other shitty anime like: Akikan, Kampfer, Future Diary, etc. It must be said that Sekirei is not exactly going to win any awards for its creativity. Each of these alien girls called “Sekirei” have different “types” that determine which techniques they can learn and how well they match up against other types based on elemental strengths and weaknesses. Funny, this seems AWFULLY familiar from somewhere! The main character is Minato, who is supposed to be a lovable loser kind of guy that has failed twice getting into Tokyo University and is now studying hard to finally succeed. Seriously! That’s just how little this series tries in terms of creativity. Although I wouldn’t say he is a complete Keitaro from Love Hina ripoff because Keitaro didn’t keep a harem of female slaves that he fought to the death in gladiator matches. I guess Minato is more like Keitaro mixed with Calvin Candie from Django Unchained?! The first Sekirei that Minato gains mastery over is a “fighting type” Sekirei named Musubi. Predictably, Musubi is an airheaded bimbo that lacks any interesting character traits. She loves to eat, flash her tits, and punch other Sekirei in the face. That’s really about as far as her character development goes. My favorite character is the mad scientist leader of the corporation controlling the Sekirei. He is so bombastic and over the top that he actually made me laugh on several occasions, especially in the English dub where he is played by Chuck Huber.
The animation in Sekirei is decent and some of the fight scenes look pretty good relative to its year of release. However, I wasn’t a fan of the character designs. The tits are so absurdly large that it just looks fucking stupid! Sekirei’s idea of human anatomy clashed hard with my personal aesthetics.
Sekirei actually did have a few moments that were genuinely funny, or at least so incredibly stupid that I laughed. In one scene, Musubi randomly starts flying and takes Minato into the air to spoof the romance scene from the 1978 Superman film…then she announces that she has no idea how to land and they fall hundreds of feet before crashing into a tree. The fight scenes as mentioned above in the art section are fairly decent and if you simply want to watch some entertaining garbage, this series is passable.
Sekirei is not what I would consider a good anime by any stretch. However, it never annoyed me to the degree that Akikan and Kampfer did or infuriate me by being horribly written, yet taking itself dead seriously like Future Diary or Code Geass. Basically, Sekirei is a bad anime, but there are a LOT of anime I hate WAY more than Sekirei! Still, I would avoid this one unless you really want to see some mindless entertainment featuring impossibly busty Pokemon women fighting each other for the sake of a highly cliche' and contrived plot.
Sekirei is targeted at male audience, viewers who dislike ecchi/harem anime should look elsewhere. Likewise, those who love fan service should give Sekirei a try. It contains all the "ripped up clothes" scenes, "censored panty" shots, "semi-bare breasts", etc. You will not be disappointed.
It should be noted that while the show does follow the manga quite closely for the most part, the ending of the anime does deviate from the manga a bit.
Are you familiar with Fate/stay Night? If you are please continue reading this paragraph, if not skip to the next. Upon reading the synopsis, you may find Sekirei's plot to be very similar. In fact, to sum it up in a nutshell, the major difference is that instead of 8 servants fighting each other, this time we have 108 seikirei instead. But rather than only having 1 servant to fight for the master, in the Sekirei world, the master can have as many seikirei as he/she can get.
For those who are not familiar with Fate/stay Night, Sekirei is about a battle royal between 108 artificially made life forms (disguised as mostly female, though there are some male as well). These life forms, known as sekirei, are to find their Ashikabi (humans with special genes that allows them to partner with sekirei) and fight for them.
The quality of the animation is great as it is done by Seven Arcs, whose work includes the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha franchise and Inukami!. Everything flows pretty smoothly and characters are drawn in detail, though sadly the show is not broadcast in HD.
There are occasional scenes that, when compared with the manga's artwork, the level is plainly a grade lower. Hence for those who actually appreciate artist's drawing, I recommend try reading the manga as well.
The OP and ED are very well rated by most viewers due to the talented casts of seiyu singing them. Talking about seiyu, one should be able to recognize a few names right away. Just to quickly name a few:
Kazehana voiced by Yukana Nogami (C.C. in Code Geass, Teletha Testarossa in Full Metal Panic, etc)
Tsukiumi voiced by Inoue Marina (Yoko Ritona in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, etc)
Asama Miya voiced by Oohara Sayaka (Milly Ashford in Code Geass, Alicia Florence in Aria the Animation, etc)
Matsu voiced by Endou Aya (Sheryl Nome in Macross Frontier, Lena Sayers in Mai-Otome 0~S.ifr~, Kinue Crossroad in Gundam 00, etc)
Karasuba voiced by Paku Romi (Edward Elric in Full Metal Alchemist, Hitsugaya in Bleach, etc)
etc...you get the point
Believe it or not, this talented casts of seiyu was one of the major selling point for Sekirei (beside fan service of course).
Many characters tend to be under developed for the most part of the story (this is usually the case when there's half a dozen "main" characters and only a dozen episodes to talk about them). As the series approach the ending, we see quite a lot more development for the main casts, particularly Minato (the male protagonist) and his sekirei. It is also interesting to note that the relationship between Minato and his sekirei throughout the series also provided a lot of entertainment, but more often than not these don't contribute much to character developments.
I enjoyed the series very much. Each episode has its own comedy to laugh at and at the same time it still contain enough action and drama to make the overall story attractive enough to me glued to the screen episode after episode. Definitely worth spending your time on. read more
I am going to state this as simply as possible. When I review anime, a 7 is a 70% which means the anime was average but nothing special. I noticed most people would say that was worth a 5, or a 50%, but that is an F. If an anime didn't have any obvious flaws other than being nothing special, then I don't think it failed. So please read my reviews with this in mind. This is why most of my ratings seem on the high end. If I enjoyed it enough to finish it, it should be getting a C, not any lower.
I will also be saying the exact same thing about the other season, because I watched them as though they were one.
Sekirei was one of my first anime, sadly. At the time I really enjoyed it but now, after watching a significant amount of anime, I look back with a better idea of what 'good' anime is. The main issue with sekirei was the mediocre story and characters.
I will say that the story is acceptable at best. Th main issue I have with reviewing the story is that there is little to no story that I can actually critique. However, the premise wan't too bad, and there was a steady progression in the show where the characters uncover more truths about the origins of themselves. All of that is well and good, but that is hardly enough plot for about 25 episodes of a show. There is little development, but it does still exist and it is rather interesting.
I have no complaints about the art itself; the art is decent and the animation is pretty nice. Though, absolutely nothing about it is special in any way, so it sits at a 7 (good) art. I will complain about the character design, though. It is surprisingly distracting to have so many women with gigantic chests. The anime almost tried to work it in like some kind of plot device, but it was forced. Since many of the side characters didn't have giant chests, it was uncalled for to have the main characters so...round. Sekirei may have even benefited by getting some breast reduction surgery.
Again, hardly anything that stood out. Th voice acting and sound was decent enough, nothing in particular that was bad about it. However, it is nothing to remember, and wasn't anything interesting.
I'll keep this limited, since you already read my main complaint here. I don't feel like any of the characters developed. Sometimes the anime almost forced development in, but in the end it made no difference. Th characters had little impact on the story and world around them.
Th show was fun enough to watch, and interesting enough, to watch it until the end. That gets it a 7 in my book. The issue is that so much of it was either too much boob, or just boring. There were a couple of episodes that were hard to get through because of it.
So in the end, Sekirei is a 6, fair. It had an interesting, though under developed story, and was funny enough to hold my attention. I would recommend this to anyone who likes boobs, butts, and harem. If you enjoy a story that won't keep you busy thinking about the characters or story, but just take up some free time, I think you would enjoy this show. However, I would not recommend it beyond that. If ecchi puts you off or you want a strong, character driven story, you came to the wrong place. read more
It doesn’t take a genius to look at the anime page for Sekirei and have a pretty good idea what you are getting yourself into. But I have a weakness for such shows regardless how silly, played out, and clichéd they usually are. I have to say though that with Sekirei I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
The basic premise for Sekirei was interesting to me. In a lot of ways it reminded me of the action movie Highlander, only with tits and asses. The setting is a town in Japan controlled by the massive MBI cooperation. They are administering a "game" of sorts which pits 108 mysterious girls (and a few boys) called Sekirei against one another in a battle in which only one will get the prize. Each of the Sekirei binds themselves to a human called an Ashikabi with a kiss which grants them extra powers. There can be only one... giant pair of boobies.
Sekirei does a good job of combining a lot of different genres together and making it work. Action and fighting anime mixed with harem romance and comedy and a healthy dose of supernatural magic. It manages to work quite well and despite being a short series there is enough of everything to keep fans entertained. Though the series doesn’t wrap up the main storyline it ends with an announcement of a second season. This is good because quite a few unanswered questions remain at the end. The pacing of the plot is good and it keeps you interested and never feels like its dragging along or becoming repetitive. It doesn’t always stay on topic but I never found myself minding that much when it didn’t. Unexpectantly I really did enjoy the harem aspect of the story. This was one of the few series in which I liked the entire group of girls. It also may be the only time I wouldn’t mind if there is never a romantic choice between them and the male lead. They all work so well together and have so much chemistry that I really just think they all belong together.
The cast overall is a bit mixed but for the most part very good. It is brought down mainly by an uninspired and uninteresting lead in Minato. He is your classic harem lead and I really fail to understand why the girls in the cast find him so damn interesting. It’s not that he’s an unlikable guy, because he is but he is very unoriginal and doesn’t stand out. Viewers are unlikely to think much of him other than to wish they were in his place. Besides spouting clichés and acting holier than thou he contributes nothing to the plot other than to be saved by his busty harem.
It’s the harem though that saves the series for me. I really loved them all, they were hilarious together and while none of them are inspired characters from an originality standpoint they just matched each other so well that they were a lot of fun. Musubi is the ditsy and airheaded fighter who really just cares about the competition. Her personality provides for a lot of comedy and a whole lot of fan service. Early on in the story you would say she was the main love interest and while she may turn out to be that in the end she kind of became just one of the girls by the middle portions of the show. I didn’t mind this so much because the rest of the girls were fun as well. Tsukiume is the main rival for Minato's affections with Musubi. She’s the resident tsundere so of course I loved her immediately. Like most tsundere characters it seems she underwent the most growth in personality so I felt like I was rooting for her. Misato stars as the perverted and geeky glasses girl. She takes more of a backseat with the romance but her personality is more for laughs. Of course a harem wouldn’t be complete without a loli, Kusano. Despite me not liking loli's much I have to admit Kuu was pretty damn lovable and impossible to hate.
The rest of the supporting cast and villains is solid but not particularly deep. Everyone’s favorite is likely to be Miya, the landlady of the house they all live in together. She’s a bit of a mysterious character in her origins but she acts a bit like a teacher, combat trainer, and a mother. But dont tell her that or she’ll make a scary aura appear. Other Ashikabi and their Sekirei appear over the course of the story, some to help and others to fight against our heroes and heroines. We only get a small taste of the main villains which mostly serve to tease the next season. Other supporting characters like Uzume and Homura remain mostly clouded in mystery and set for larger roles in the future.
Artistically I can’t say I like Sekirei. This is not to say the animation and art is bad, because it’s not. Sekirei really puts the service in fan service and its uncensored version rivals pretty much any other show in terms of its nudity and panty shots. My main problem though is the unrealistic and silly body measurements and character designs. The boobs are outrageously huge on practically every non-loli character and really not even that attractive to look at. They are unrealistically shaped and this is important because you are going to see them ALOT! Additionally the girls’ bodies are completely malformed with huge hips and asses and tiny waists. Often characters, particularly Musubi look practically deformed. It really takes away from the show as I dont think it was necessary. Dial it down a couple of cup sizes into at least a feasible size range. The magic and fighting special effects are pretty good though but there are far less of them then there are nipple shots.
I enjoyed the music and voice performances. I felt the OP/EN theme songs which were performed by the cast were cute and captured the spirit of the series. Of the seiyuu, I really liked Marina Inoue and Saori Hayama as Tsukiume and Musubi. They really brought out their respective characters and stole the show.
Looking back I shouldn’t really have liked this series as much as I did. It’s not remarkable in any aspect except just being entertaining. If your dont like harems and over the top fan service then you should stay away from this. However if you have a boob fetish, love service anime, or like fighting anime then Sekirei will probably be an enjoyable experience.
One main male characters surrounded by a lot of pretty girls. Girls in both series are stronger than normal human being, fighting with magic and superpowers. Both series are harem-based with a lot of fan services to keep your eyes open.
same amount of ecchi, girls with huge breasts xD, fighting with magic/superpowers...
Both have lot of ecchi and funny scenes.In both series main character by some weird circumstances is dragged in extraordinary fight. Both protagonists are surrounded by beautiful girls with supernatural powers.
sekirei and highschool dxd are very captivating action animes with lots of action and great story lines. Both are of the action, harem, comedy genres and if you don't mind the boobs in one you won't mind them in the other.
Though the story is not similar no demons but as for the story is a very enjoyable one
its has a good plot but with more ecchi scence then high school DxD.
the main character is not as worthy as the one in high school DxD to be loved by the girls
at least in high school DxD he tries
over really good show from most ecchi/harem shows worth the watch
do drop a message if you liked this recommendation :)
- Great ammount of fanservice;
- Both include fights (mostly between girls in Sekirei, though);
- The main character views himself as a weak person and doesn't want anyone to get hurt because of that (in both animes);
- Even though both anime have lots of ecchi momments, they are able to balance them with a decent plot;
- Supernatural powers.
Both share a good plot along with harem/ecchi genre
Both series got the same concept of master/servant relationships, in which the typical average male main character gets dragged into a "new reality" and begins to be surrounded by beautiful girls. These series also involve supernatural fights and a lot of fanservice.
Same harem type, same strong bonds between characters. Its just that the main guy character of Sekirei is the sort of like not the one who is under control of someone, unlike HighSchoolDxD. Plus, romance feels floats around in both series. Both are worth the watch.
Both anime are a very good combination of Ecchi Overload and good story and good fights
-Both have a ridiculous amount of fanservice
-Male MC are weak (esp compared to the female characters)
-Game theme, (chess-HDxD, sekerei plan)
-fighting with magic/superpowers
Both of these have extreme amounts of "plot" that really earn the ecchi title, yet they aren't just boob-fests. They both have real story to back them up, and while you may be a little let down since Sekirei was cut short, you can take pleasure in knowing High-School DxD already has three full seasons and will be coming out with another soon.
It's about male characters fighting along side stronger female characters.
both have action that can enjoy the viewer, specially the harem fan :)
Story is about strong fighting girls with a male partner that makes them more powerful. Similar fighting scenes of clothes being torn apart leading to tons of fans service and ecchi scenes. Also both actually have pretty good plot and storylines.
Both anime are action-packed and have proportional fanservice :D
Both are strong female characters who fight each other and boobs. Sekirei is lighter and funnier where Freezing is more serious.
Guy fights along a strong girl and he's in some kind of pact with her, but I think Sekirei had more funny moments and more Ecchi. Overall l liked both series i hope there going to be a 3rd season to Sekirei and a 2nd one for Freezing
Both protagonist have made a contract to the heroine to fight with their side, and both male has the strong determination to help their contractee ..
In sekirei, he only has more contracts made than freezing..both good action and harem!
Girls fighting each other with those fantastic boobs.♥
Super powered ladies make up a large chunk of both of the show's casts. They also have to partner with (mostly) male characters to unleash their full power. The main male characters in both of the series are also timid quiet characters that let the girls do most of the fighting while providing support from behind them.
Similar relationships with men and women in fights.
Magical powers in both.
Both have ecchi/harem combo.
Ripping off clothes in both whenever there's a fight.
Freezing is more serious and violent, and Sekirei is more focused on funny/pandering fanservice.
With two seasons, they can count as 24 episodes each minus specials. (If you count them, Freezing has more.)
In both animes they got a master whom they are fighting together with to become the last ones left and win the competition.
Same plot. Servants fighting each other, but Fate/Stay Night doesn't have the ecchi stuff in it.
Same deal with people fighting to reach a supreme goal.
Both are very similar because of the "game" the characters are forced into : there's a war in the city, and the masters[fsn] / ashikabis[sekirei] fight with their servants[fsn] / sekireis for the title of strongest.
Then again, lots of similarities if you pay attention: both main characters are worried about their woman and dont want to let em fight or cry about not being able to help them etc. Servants however are not all women with oversized boobs! Fate stay night doesn't rely on the fan service, as it's a serious anime with a deep setting and storyline : less echi, more action, beautiful effects...
I recommend it for those who liked the idea of a battle royale in the city!
its the same: It's a war (competition) with a master and warlike (one or more) which makes a team and which fights of another teams. But it's more funny and ecchi ;)
In sekirei plot stories you will find out that it has similarity with fate stay night.The only differences is in Fate Stay Night master can only have 1 servant but in Sekirei the master can have as many servant they want and in sekirei you will find the female character have voluptuous body and bouncing boobs(echi..)
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a partner (coincidence or not) to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the other partnerships to win the game.
Both Anime's feature a guy that aquires a guardian/fighter and are forced to make battle with other "masters" until they are the only one left.
They both have a master servent thing going they both have the main dude falling and love with his servant/s and always wanting to protect them/her
Same plot. Servants fighting each other.
Same thing different approach...
Seal powers with a kiss.
Both are harem shows, which the main guy is your typical ordinary boy, until an encounter with a girl. In both shows, the girls are not human, both shows involve chick battle actions, and especially in both shows, the "kiss" is an important factor.
In Sekirei, the kiss is the "contract" and the power boost, while in DAL, the kiss is the power seal
In essence, both series involves a normal main male protagonist who gets caught up with a not-so-normal girl. That girl has superhuman powers but at the same time naive about the world around her.
In both series, there's other girls who seems to be interested in the main guy thus causing drama and stirs up misunderstandings. There's also action, drama, comedy, and ecchi.
Both series' main male protagonist also have similar personalities as they put others' will being above their own.
Both have a harem of girls with superpowers.
And in both anime there is a guy that has to kiss those girls to add them to his harem.
A kind but initially unpopular male lead befriends powerful supernatural girls, causing him to get caught up in plenty of ecchi and harem situations.
normal guy is saving girls by kissing them to seal/give power to them and he has to deal with living with them after said kiss making life more difficult.
One guy with many girls... though something very unique from the girl's side. The main male character has suddenly caught up in a situation where they saw a girl with unique abilities. A male character mostly "kissed" them where a supernatural phenomenon occurs, and will follow their partner wherever they go.
Date A Live, is followed by a boy in high school, where the girls have a destructive nature around the planet. When kissed, their powers were sealed inside of them. Sekirei follows a college student, who found the girls in a competition around the city. When kissed they are "winged" and joining the competition.
Both are part of the harem genre and pretty much all the girls have super powers. However, Date a Live's main character requires the girls to fall in love with him while Sekirei's main character just makes them fall in love with him naturally.
-Both anime are harem
-In both anime the male MC is your typical ordinary boy, until an encounter with a girl
-In both anime the girls are not human
-Both anime involve chick battle actions
-In both anime the "kiss" is an important factor to seal(in DateALive) the power or unleash(in Sekirei) the power
Girls on opposite teams fighting each other using special powers. Both are ecchi series, but Sekirei has more fanservice.
Both are similar, Girl to Girl Combat (Fighting). Girls are Fighting the other team, alll Girls have different kind of abilities to Fight.
It also has some Ecchi Bits which alot of you guys might like.
The only Difference is that in Sekirei the girls need a Ashikabi (contractor) while in Kampfer they need to be chosen by the Moderators (more like god type person).
Both are set during battle tournaments were super-powered girls wearing impractical outfits routinely beat each other up. Fanservice ensues.
Sekirei is the more explicit of the two, but it also has a better balance between fanservice and fighting. Kampfer is mostly fanservice.
Both have sexy girls that fight in a tournament and have special powers.
Both animes have plenty of fan service and deal with girls with some awesome powers. If you're looking to watch some pretty girls fighting around town, then Kampfer and Sekirei are perfect.
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a game, and aim to defeat the other opposing parties to overcome it.
They are similar because a boy get stuck in a game and does not went to fight.
Both are Harem/Action,both are about girls(and few guys)who are put into a survival game without even knowing why they must fight.In both the main charcther is pretty usless so they have to rely on the girls around them.
Girls on opposite teams fighting each other using special powers. Both are ecchi series, but Sekirei has more fanservice.
There is one Guy Always Surrounded by Girls and They all In Love with him and want to be with him for ever!
Both of Them Has SuperPowers. There Are many Challenging Events.
I love Both of Them And I keep ReWatching Them Alot!
Both anime have a similar storyline, its about a guy who one day comes in contact with the super natural and ends up falling in love with one of the other characters he meets and then he ends up making several women fall in love with. Both anime are romance-comedy and i highly recomend both
Both involve a weak human being protected by a harem of girls that love him who have supernatural powers defending him against others of they're kind.
Both of them got a couple of girls atracted by a boy and fight each other to get him(I don't mean real fight to the death...using sex apeal or something like this).
Well, both series has a few similarities indeed. First, both series has a lots of girl. If you are a harem lover than this may fit your taste. Secondly, the main male protagonist in both series is some sort of a loser guy that has a lot of potential. Thirdly, both series has almost the same kind of enjoyment atmosphere (if you like this series).
Pretty similar, not exact. This was the second Anime that I watched after Rosario+Vampire;and I quite enjoyed it.
Both have supernatural females figring to protect main character. Both are ecchi. Rosario to Vampire is more mythological while Sekirei is more superpower.
I found out about Sekirei from watching Rosario and having it pop up in my "Like Rosario to Vampire" section. I did not personally like Sekirei, but this isnt a review, its a recommendation. This has planty of fan-service and harem just like Rosario. So if you want bewbs, explosions ans ultimately more bewbs, watch Sekirei
Both are about one guy multiple girls
Both have a lot of fan service
Both are cute, funny and awesome anime
Both are about girls with superpowers and a normal human guy
Both have a Loli
Both are as memorable and truly enjoyable anime that you'll probably want to rematch over and over again
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