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Sekirei


Alternative Titles

English: Sekirei
Synonyms: Wagtail
Japanese: セキレイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Movic
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 99,569 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #19022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #246
Members: 175,319
Favorites: 1,307
7.41
Ranked #1902Popularity #246Members 175,319
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Struggling yet brilliant teenager Minato Sahashi has failed his college entrance exams for the second time, resulting in him being regarded as worthless by those around him. However, the course of his seemingly bleak future is altered dramatically when a beautiful, supernatural woman falls from the sky and into his life. That woman, Musubi, is a unique being known as a "Sekirei," a humanoid extraterrestrial with extraordinary abilities. These aliens are known for kissing humans carrying the Ashikabi gene in order to awaken additional latent powers deep within.

Recognizing the potential within the seemingly insignificant youth, Musubi kisses the bewildered Minato, initiating a bond between the two of them. This drags him into the high-stakes world of the Sekirei, where he and his new partner must compete against others in a battle for survival called the "Sekirei Plan." However, unbeknownst to the contestants, there is far more at risk that what the competition initially entailed.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Sekirei's English adaptation was done by FUNimation in 2010, two years after its initial Japanese release. The series covers approximately the first fifty chapters of the manga on which it is based.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsukiumi
Tsukiumi
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Musubi
Musubi
Main
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Hayami, Saori
Kusano
Kusano
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Sahashi, Minato
Sahashi, Minato
Main
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Japanese
Tachibana, Shinnosuke

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Sekirei (セキレイ)" by Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue, Kana Hanazawa, and Aya Endo

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

KaminaKai
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.

Story:
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
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literaturenerd
Jul 18, 2015
Overview:

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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Skadi
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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artist-retired
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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