Ranked #1679


Alternative Titles

Japanese: セキレイ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Movic
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 87,414 users)
Ranked: #16792
Popularity: #228
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Minato 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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Sahashi, Minato
Sahashi, Minato
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Tachibana, Shinnosuke


Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Clark, Leah
Clark, Leah
Yoshioka, Takao
Yoshioka, Takao
Script, Series Composition

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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)

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Jul 18, 2015

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 read more
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Aug 31, 2008
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. read more
I found this review Helpful
Oct 2, 2009
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 read more
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Nov 27, 2011
Can you believe what they're doing with the pokemon franchise these days? I mean I know the games are getting stale but jeez Nintendo, I didn't think they would go down the fanservice road by turning the pokemon into big boobie bouncing girls that blindly follow their masters... Oh, hold on, this isn't pokemon, it's just another generic harem ecchi show.

STORY: College drop out boy meets a cute boobilicious girl and proceeds to move into a dorm with other girls of different shapes and sizes, and also begins his quest after catching his first Sekirei to become a master or something... Okay that's all I read more
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reportRecommended by XieJinhua
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In both animes they got a master whom they are fighting together with to become the last ones left and win the competition. 
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Same thing different approach...
Seal powers with a kiss. 
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Girls on opposite teams fighting each other using special powers. Both are ecchi series, but Sekirei has more fanservice. 
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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! 
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