As luck would have it, on her first day at Holbein Entertainment Co., Miki Ishimoto is tasked with managing a brand new idol group! A recent college graduate, Ishimoto is eager to begin her career in the industry. However, her department's responsibility is...statues?!
The statues in question are the Sekkou Boys, or "The Rockies," a boy band comprised of four Greco-Roman sculptures: St. George, Mars, Hermes, and Medici. These four busts are new to the entertainment scene, and it is up to Miki to ensure the Rockies' prosperity in the idol world. But will they be a stone-cold success? Or will Miki's management prove to be a rocky start to stardom?
Sekkou Boys was a collaboration between character goods maker Zargiani Works, media company Kadokawa, and art supplier Holbein Artist Materials. It aired in the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block of Tokyo MX and BS11. Short live-action dramas discussing the anime were uploaded to Kadokawa's official YouTube channel following each episode's broadcast on Tokyo MX.
"Imma let you finish, but Sekko Boys is the best boy band of ALL TIME." – St. George
TL;DR: Sculptures, Idols and Genius Script = One Great Ironic Gag Comedy Series.
From the genius quit pro quo scriptwriter, Michiko Yokote, comes such a finely sculpted anime that will leave you saying, “To hell with making sense, this anime rocks hard!” Seriously, don’t take this anime seriously! This is a comedy anime where it deconstructs the whole music idol genre and it does a fantastic job. One can say some of the characters are even godly.
The story is simple but ironically funny. We have
a failed art student with statue-phobia, Miki Ishimoto, who lands a job as a manager for a boy band group called The Rockies. To her stone-cold surprise the band of idols is composed of four Greco-Roman sculptures, St. George, Mars, Hermes and Medici. Here’s the ironic plot-twist, they are all literal idols aka statues. How will she overcome her statue-phobia to lead the boys to their rocky success? Well that’s why you watch this well scripted ironic gag anime which pokes fun at every minute detail. It’s a real work of art that will leave you feeling like you’ve just spent 7 minutes in heaven.
If the premise of the anime is already mind boggling wait till you meet the ingenious characters. The director found a perfect balance between overly emotive Ishimoto and single facial reaction from all the sculptures. I mean they are sculptures, why would their sculpted facial reaction change, right? Regardless, it is beyond baffling how the sculptures convey so much emotion with only one facial expression each. The voice acting team comprised of godlike seiyuus such as Sugita (Gintoki), Fukuyama (Lelouch), or Daisuke Ono (Shizuo) deserves major props for how much life they manage to give to completely un-emotive characters.
Overall, this anime isn’t an artistic masterpiece. In fact, the animation is pretty mediocre. There really isn’t any OP song but the ED song despite not being good is super catchy and fun to sing along. The anime starts of great. The first seven or eight episodes are hilarious but the latter episodes are just funny. Regardless, I would still recommend you to watch it because of its absurd premise, fantastic script alongside some of the funniest single-expression characters to date.
S – E – K – K – O – B – O – Y – S SEKKO!!
P.S. I’m always open to criticism and suggestions and I hope you found this short but supaishi review helpful.
Sekkou boys is a strange show. I haven't seen something similar in my life.
It's refreshing and doesn't make sense, that's why I enjoyed it .
The story follows four marble sculptures of ancient personalities who want to become idols and their manager, a young female.
The art isn't great, but isn't bad either. I like the way Sekkou Boys are designed. They look realistic and that makes the show more funny in my opinion. They look exactly like the real ones. Just google them .
Now the sound.. this is an idol anime, but they don't sing at all (except for ending). I was disappointed.
actors made a good job, but I wanted Ishimoto to have a more mature voice, but that is a personal opinion.
The ending song is funny.
The characters are very good, I think they will make you smile if you decide to watch SB . This is what makes this anime out of the box, the members of the band:
Mars- the God of War in Roman religion
St. George - soldier in the Roman army
Hermes - The Messenger of the gods, god of trade, thieves, etc. in Greek religion and mythology
(Giuliano De') Medici - co-ruler of Florence in 14th century
Miki Ishimoto - their hard-working and down-to-earth manager.
I enjoy this, but not at the point to want to rewatch it or convince other people to watch it because is something wow. Just give it a try. The episodes are 8 minutes long .
Maybe you will find this annoying, boring or funny and stunning. I have no clue.
A cute light- hearted anime with a lot of jokes.
You DID read the premise correctly and...no your not high.
On the outset this is one of the more fun weird anime shorts LA has seen and considering you read the premise you kinda get LA's statement on this already. Characters are typical idols and Miki is the average hard-working manager who had an ironic fate with her first job due to her being in arts college all she did was make sculptures, now she's managing them!.
The stone bust idols "The Rockies" are also your typical idol tropes just mix in Greco-Roman backstories into their characters behaviours and you got the "Rockies". As much as the
plot goes and for the mere fact it's an anime short, it's about Miki and the Rockies going into the idol industry and getting to know the "Rockies" and their antics.
The comedy has a punchline by the end of the episode and some typical character jabs but like the premise itself, this anime's comedy has a weird sense of self-aware comedy to it.
In terms of animation done by LIDENFILMS, well the animation is decent enough for an anime short and the obvious "picture-to-screen" animation for the "Rockies", character designs wise, it is decent and really the animation hardly have any flaws to see. The ending is like any other episode, with a crazy punchline to it.
Sekkou Boys is one of wierder yet impressively funny anime short of Winter 2016, so if you wanna laugh merely from the premise alone then Sekkou Boys is a perfect choice...just hope that you don't "bust" into this series...Ok LA will stop now.
Story 7/10: Funny and interesting to watch. The friends they have met along the way on their path to stardom has a great plot to it. That is closest thing that I have seen that is part of the plot development.
Characters 7/10: Seeing the transition of Miki from being an art student to the manager has a big part on her character development. The writers have used Greek/Roman historical & mythological figures to implement the anime. St. Giorgio is the leader, cool and collected. Mars (God of War) - Can be seen as the tough guy & womanizer. There's also
Hermes (Messenger of the Gods) & Medici (an Aristocrat). Sekkou Boys are interesting as well, however; how can they have the ability to talk and perform on stage in front of the media and fans? They were being cocky and showoff-ish at first, but they have grown to love Miki and appreciate her for her time and hard work.
Enjoyment 8/10: A lot of fun and moments throughout the series. It still makes me question their capabilities of their daily lives. Sekkou Boys & Miki get to meet various people in the industry and becomes friends with them while being on the road to success.
Overall 8/10: The content of the anime is awesome. Best of luck to Sekkou Boys!