Seitokai Yakuindomo Review
Written by, Mike
The anime that I will review is called Seitokai Yakuindomo or SYD for short. This anime was part of the summer 2010 season and was directed by Hiromitsu Kanazawa. The anime is based on the manga of the same name written and drawn by Tozen Ujiie. The main cast is as below, if you can’t see the names just click the image to bring up the full-size version.
A new high school freshman boy named Tsuda, Takatoshi decides to go to an all-girls school that recently turned co-ed, naturally the ratio of boys to girls is going to way in the girls favor. While walking to school on his first day he runs into a girl who scolds him for the way that his uniform looks. He is then joined by two other girls who join in the scolding and then forced to join the Student Council as the vice president by the three girls who happen to be the President (Amakusa, Shine), Treasure (Hagimura, Suzu), and Secretary (Shichijou, Aria). The anime then follows this group of people as they are put into very funny situations through their days at the high school and personal lives.
This anime is a very funny anime that will stay funny long after the anime has stopped airing. The jokes and situations in the anime are mostly very adult in nature. With the girls mostly making the naughty jokes or thinking that Takatoshi Tsuda is a horny guy with weird fetishes. There are also some jokes that have culture references in them.
While the adult jokes and situations are easy to understand and laugh at, the cultural ones are not so easy and can be confusing at times. With the cultural jokes and situations a quick internet search will help iron out the details of the joke, while with the naughty jokes an internet search might land you in trouble with anyone else in the room.
The anime starts with only the four main characters but quickly adds more throughout the series even at the end of the series. It can seem like at times that these characters might take away from the comedy of the anime but they do a good job giving these new characters their own traits and situations that the main cast can play off of.
All in all, I would say that this is a great anime that is worth watching for the laughs that it brings and the smiles that you will have during and after watching it. I give this anime a 9 out of 10 and only because it is very naughty and could offend someone. If it wasn’t for that it would be getting a 10 out of 10.