Sep 17, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
Okusama ga Seitokaichou is a perfect example of how to do simplistic ecchi correctly. It doesn't have any form of serious storyline, no cheesy drama, no annoying teasing at romance that never actually goes anywhere. It's just pure intimacy in both love and lust; more of an actual representation of what teenage couples do to each other in real life. And quite frankly it's a breath of fresh air, because it gives you exactly what you're looking for as a viewer and nothing more.

The story (if you can call it that) is extremely straightforward. We have student council president Ui who one day announces that because of an alcohol-influenced agreement between their parents, she is to become the fiancé of the vice president and protagonist Hayato. Thus they start cohabitating together, and they quickly get very intimate with each other. Queue lots and lots of lewdness. Uncensored lewdness (even during the TV-airing, on AT-X). It doesn't quite reach the level of ecchi legends like Kiss x Sis for example, but it's still pretty damn hot. Many boners have been had. But it's more than just that, because honestly their relationship feels a hell of a lot more natural than most couplings you see in anime.

The only real problem I have with this anime is that despite everything, it is a quite poor adaptation. For one, the characters are way less moe than in the manga. Especially Ui herself is nowhere near as loli as in the original, and I also find her voice actress choice rather questionable. More importantly however, Okusama ga Seitokaichou is ruined quite a bit by the fact that it for whatever reason only has 8-minute episodes. I don't really know why it couldn't get a normal-length TV-airing given that the manga has like 8 volumes' worth of content already, but what's done is done. Of course what little content the anime actually does cover is still very good, but it kind of feels like the story is over before it's even began this way.

That being said though, in the end what you have is an anime which feels incredibly natural as far as character relationships go, much more so than most series. The ecchi scenes never feel forced or out of place, they go beyond mere teasing and they actually give you what you want to see as a viewer. It's almost sad just how rare that is to see in anime.

Oh, and make absolutely sure to watch the uncensored version if/when you pick this anime up. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to watch it otherwise. And once you've done that, I'd recommend you to try out the manga as well, because it's so much better still.