Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box. Since she was just elected as Student Council President, she's holding all the Student Council's responsibilities, and wearing their armbands. So she asks for her childhood friend, Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help.
After filtering through the suggestions, which were mostly ridiculous complaints or congratulations on becoming president, they find out the Judo Club needs one more member to participate. So, Medaka volunteers her and Zenkichi, who have both been practicing Judo for years, to help train the club and borrow Zenkichi for the match.
Update: Everything I said below still applies to this one-shot, but please do not go into the main series expecting a similar story of the council getting up to shenanigans while helping out other clubs. The main series quickly becomes a mediocre at best battle shounen that attempts to subvert itself with pseudo-intellectual ramblings in an attempt to cover up how completely generic the series actually is. Obviously, I was not a fan of the parent series, but your mileage may vary, depending on your affinity for the genre. I thought this was important enough to note.
Before diving into the main series, I wanted to
give the one-shot a try so that I could write an informed review. As such, this review only concerns the one-shot, and intended for those who have not read the parent series.
Story, 6: This set the basis of what could be a fairly interesting story with nearly limitless potential: a student council president with a mostly unwilling sidekick helping out school clubs. This particular one-shot dealt with the judo club and had a rather unnecessary twist at the end, but it was nicely paced at least.
Art, 7: The art as a whole was pleasing with bold, dark lines, but the ecchi doesn't seem to add anything to the chapter.
Characters, 6: Given this one-shot's relatively short length, the characters felt fairly archetypal but still interesting. I'm not sure how I feel about Medaka's rather manipulative personality in getting Hiteyoshi to work with her, but maybe that will be discussed at length in the full series.
Enjoyment, 6: Despite my grumblings above, I still thought it was an enjoyable read. It piqued my interest in the full series as well.
Overall, 6: I would recommend to other readers who want to get a taste of what to expect in the full series (or so I assume), or are simply looking for an amusing, quick read.