Seitokai no Ichizon Lv. 2 Review — C

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Key-kun continues on his hopeless quest to build a harem.

This show falls in that awkward place where I enjoy it while simultaneously realizing that it’s not very good. Some of the skits in this show can be pretty funny, especially when they bring out the meta-humor, like talking about the books written about the student council and Mafuyu’s character type being replaced. On the other hand, some of the episodes where they spend the entire time chatting in the student council room caused me to lose interest. It’s hit or miss. Mostly average.

Seitokai no Ichizon did one thing right that this sort of harem show so often fails at: it has a protagonist who isn’t a sack of potatoes. The guy actually has ambitions, and although he repeatedly declares his intentions to build a harem, they still manage to make him come across as not being quite that shallow.

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The biggest challenge with comedy shows like this one is keeping the viewers’ interest across seasons. If they just repeat the same old jokes, like Working’!!, things get boring fast. Seitokai no Ichizon Lv. 2 did pretty well at changing things up, especially with the two new characters it introduced, Key-kun’s ex-girlfriend and imouto. And yes, I did just say the word “imouto” without following up with vehement cursing. She’s actually pretty funny.

This show also managed to get a bit more serious towards the end, showing the club splitting up, without going overboard and making me want to stop watching. In this genre, that’s quite an accomplishment.

  • Storytelling – C – Keeps things fresh, but nothing great.
  • Voice – D – I find it funny at times, but it isn’t particularly original.
  • Characters – C – I like them, mostly. Imouto is especially funny.
  • Attention Grab – C – Some good episodes, some dull ones.
  • Production – C – I wasn’t impressed, but it’s not awful either.
  • Overall – C

Recommendations – Best Student Council, Lucky Star

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