Sekirei are 108 beautiful ladies of unknown origin, who together with their Ashikabi (human partners), must battle with one another in order to determine who will ascend and claim the "prize." What is the larger purpose of this event? What are the plans of the event's overseer, the same individual who found these Sekirei and introduced them into society?
Enter Sasashi Minato, 19 years old and approaching his 2nd year as a ronin. He is about to give it all up and return home, when quite literally, Musubi falls into/onto his life. An extremely well endowed, energetic, simple and sweet girl in a short miko outfit. Suddenly he finds himself as an Ashikabi, living with a girl for the first time in his life. And this is just the start of his new crazy life, which at most times is more than the poor Minato can handle.
Sekirei has been digitally published in English by Yen Press under their Yen Press World imprint since November 24, 2015. The publisher plans to physically release the series starting in July 2017. It has also been published in Italian by J-POP since June 9, 2012.
One guy, several girls and a heap of mishaps are what make a harem however Sekirei does things is a little differently. Instead of focusing on the typical Ecchi, Romantic, Comedy aspect; here the Supernatural, Action takes precedence, following an exciting battle royale of hot characters. Depending on your taste you may enjoy this out of the ordinary harem, or be repulsed by the clothes stripping action.
The Sekirei Plan is a top secret project where hot girls & guys of unknown origin have to fight, fight and fight some more in some bizarre battle royale. Minato Sahashi is the young man who’s thrown into this
startling, unfamiliar situation, where he becomes the Ashikabi (partner) of some high-powered hot girl known as a Sekirei. The main plot is explained fairly early on through the crazy game master’s monologues but it takes a while to get to grips with the finer points of the story and its concept. This isn’t helped by every little plot point becoming entangled in a mess of illogicality, only to be straightened out (somewhat), much later on when the Sekirei plan reaches the 3rd stage. Well it’s good to know that the story isn’t only about mindless action & fanservice, as it spends more time on the characters and how they adjust to the ever changing situations.
The characters in question are very symbolic, in the sense that they are what you would expect from a harem. The male protagonist Minato, has the sort of pathetic, auspicious, gentle personality that would allow himself to build a harem. The main “gotta catch ‘em all” premise of Sekirei makes building a harem very easy but it doesn’t make the characters any less important. Decent amounts of time & development are given to the main Sekirei and it can be interesting seeing how they express their individuality. With the Sekirei, their appealing features and traits are rather exaggerated and in some cases it can be a bit of a turn-off (e.g. freakishly huge breast).
The reason I find it a turn-off is frankly because of the artwork. For an ecchi manga the art can be really appealing, to those who like exposed lopsided breast, but to those hoping for a bit more creativity would find the artwork rather lacking. The character designs and their environments are all good but it all lacks a sense of detail, like shading and consistency, to make it great. All in all, the art looks incredibly simplistic however its simplicity does make it really easy to follow.
Overall Sekirei is a fairly addicting Ecchi Harem that seems to unintentionally promote pimping. There’s a lot of interesting and intense combat but they can be a bit over-the-top and eventually repetitive, seeing how the fights are more like strip shows. At least it results in a fair amount of eye pleasing, ecchi fanservice for guys who enjoy that kind of thing… which in fact is most of you guys who read this. There’s also a great deal of funny moments, mostly thanks to Minato’s witty comments and the girl’s cute quirks (Kuu-chan~). So if you’re into ecchi or want a harem manga with a bit of flair, then check this one out.
Sekirei described in a sentence would be ahem... highlander with boobies. but don't let that put you off now I say i've read 61 chapters but that is a bit of a guess it's around 61 but i lost my place
so now for the reveiw (oh and please forgive my bad spelling and gramer)
Story: as mentiond it's basicly highlander with hot chiks in revealing outfits oh and if you haven't seen highlander got to a dvd rental shop and rent it I'm not describing it for you but basicly it's a good plot taken from a 1980's action movie so it losses points masivly
for lack of originality it could get them back at a later date however if something happens that is signifinantly diferent to the plot of highlader say if the main chacater started shooting ligtning fron his eyes or somthing (ok thats just silly but it's just an example) so for story 6\10
Art: good that's it good nothing special nothing bad just good 7/10
Characters: this is where this manga really shines mainly the main character because unlike most harem storys the lead isn't a perv of just plain clueless he is a belevibal character a kind polite boy failing at getting into uni (or collage if your a yank) a extreamly cute girl in a revealing miko outfit literaly falls out of the sky and he gets draged into her problems he tries to help and never atempts to take advantage ofher yet understands that she is a she and he is a he everyone else also mannages to avoid stereotypes (or at least most of them) so i'll be generous and give this catagory 10\10
overall if you love ecchi harems read this you will love it if you don't however you will still probably enjoy it 8\10
Ah, Ecchi manga. Typically I stay away from these, but I wandered upon this one
and just decided to read it.
Story - 8
The story isn't that bad. Not much plot though, too much boobies. Stick to the main plot more and this would've gotten a higher score.
Gags (old man gags at that) were pretty funny though, I would be laughing all the time. Sometimes I laughed that my parents would come in--exactly when I press Alt + Tab.
Art - 7
Again, too much boobies. Aside from that I like the Author's style of art.
Also, I think I could handle one, two,
three, or even four chicks (up to Tsukiumi) but beyond Tsukiumi...no...just TOO much for me to handle.
(And how do you draw that many boobies? It gives you an eyesore!)
Character - 9
Surprisingly I love the characters...
Particularly Tsukiumi. The Author really made this Tsundere-type character good heh heh and I love Tsundere...
The other characters were not so bad.
Musubi was all 'bout boobies
Kusano was funny for the most part.
And beyond that...I think...I had enough.
Enjoyment, not bad. I think I MIGHT read it again.
Overall 8. Deserves it score, if you like Harem/Ecchi style, this is perfect.
Not for the weak of heart who cannot stand polygamy.