I’ve been saving this one for you. Now, not a lot of people I know personally that watch Anime like this show, but I do. In fact I fucking love it. It is hands down one of my all-time favorites. I even like the terribly packaged second season with contain 3 DVDs and 2 Blu-rays. Why is it packaged like that? No clue and I really don’t care. The gist of the show is that a crazy scientist and his science partner find a spaceship of sorts off the coast of Japan one day. Inside are beautiful naked humanoids (98% women) that contain special powers. He reprograms them to be fighters so that he can play God. The reason to watch the show is for Minato and all his lady friends. You may recall the genre I spoke of a few weeks ago in which the male character has too many suitors, well this is that genre.
The humanoids from the ship become known as Sekirei’s and are released into the city to find their Ashikabi. The point of finding their Ashikabi is to find the person that will love them and help them fight all the other Sekirei’s. It doesn’t always work out that way as “marking” a Sekirei is easily done with a kiss… followed by cartoon nudity. There are only a certain amount of Sekirei’s and thus each of them was given a number based on when they were awoken and totaling 108. The lower the number, the more powerful the Sekirei, except for in Musubi’s situation. There is something very special about here.
Minato’s story begins with Musubi (#88) falling from the sky and landing on him; soon after she marks herself by kissing Minato. From there Minato becomes more and more sucked into the “Sekirei Plan” and acquires more than one Sekirei. This is where the too many suitors part comes in, as they all want to be loved by him and by loved by him I mean sex. Here’s the kicker though, he won’t have sex with any of them! It’s funny because his character is clearly into women… a lot, but he maintains his innocence by not sleeping with them. My personal favorite is Tsukiumi (#9), she cracks me up with her dialog and Shakespearean dialect.
I’m finding that I’m terrible at summoning up an entire TVshow, but I don’t care. I love this show. I love the characters and their interactions and really the larger plot at hand is just back drop in order to continue putting the characters in new settings. You can find this show in the usual places or on DVD. Because it’s Funimation and Aniplex that have the American rights, they’ve totally fucked up the DVD/Bluray releases. The first season is only available on DVD and the second season has this terrible hybrid of both in a giant case that’s half empty. It’s weird for sure, but I recommend it because it's uncensored, meaning no mist boobies. Check it out, leave a comment on what you thought of it, be it bad or good. Personally, I’ll still like it and wait with baited breath for the third season to make its way to our shores… sigh.
Lastly don't read into the hype on the forums of the net, especially Crunchroll. Fucking bunch of inside Baseball mother fuckers over there just pulling out different business factoids.