Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.561 (scored by 62096 users)
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action comedy ecchi harem
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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Sekirei
Sequel: Sekirei: Pure Engagement
Side story: Sekirei OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
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
Sekirei is actually a pretty generic show in terms of plot, characters, story, and art. The ecchi and harem aspect can immediately put people off. With those things in mind, this is by far one of my most favorite hidden gems in anime that i've found.
b-b-b-but you gave its a 7?? Yes i did, that's b/c the anime isn't finished; there are two seasons and many rumors about a third. This is also the first anime that has made me pick up the manga. If the story were complete, or at least if there were more episodes, this would get a 9 from me.
Sekirei is about a game played in a large metropolitan city with humanoids (mainly females) having strange abilities that go around battling one another trying to find an ashkabi (mainly male) for them to latch onto and battle for/protect. Its like a giant battle royal with wild fight scenes and an enormous depth of back story.
What makes Sekirei unique is how well its executed, the characters, while largely generic fit perfectly with the setting and context of the game, and there are many different types of characters that surround the MC, alot of them are very powerful. It makes for an exciting dynamic. The anime is almost a SoL though, as it doesn't really take off into crazy town until the second season, but i found that it kept me wanting more and more and more. After each episode the show just got better and better. the progression was almost perfect.
There are some drawbacks however, namely the MC is a pussy. What makes this even slightly tolerable is that there is a very slow progression to his character and while he is often aloof, naive, shy and stuttering, he isn't a sniveling, groveling weakling that just makes you hate his guts.
There's also a fair amount of ecchi with tits and red faces popping up in almost every episode. It isn't Highschool DxD level, but there's no doubt they are catering to the fanservice crowd. Thankfully it doesn't really get in the way, as most of the fanservice scenes serve multiple purposes to further the character development or the plot.
Even with the individual elements being somewhat generic, the way their are positioned makes the show particularly unique and especially interesting. I've watched my fair share of animu, this is one of those shows that really grabbed my attention from the start and never let me down. And generic works to make the characters relate-able and interesting early and b/c of this its very easy for them to break their mold and surprise the viewers.
If you can handle some ecchi and are looking to be thoroughly entertained, can't do much better than Sekirei, it has a little bit of everything without being overbearing. read more
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.
Girls which have to fight.
Both have sexy girls that fight in a tournament and have special powers.
Both have girls with superpowers who must fight each other.
Super Power Action, Comedy & Ecchi
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 series are about girls fighting and have an harem theme
Girls fighting and ecchi.
Both are comedy.
Both animes about two sides fighting, but they are both more of a fan service anime.
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.
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.
Same concept, Similar story.
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..)
just imagine Fate/stay night and ah my Goddess put together= Sekirei
-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.
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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