Seitokai no Ichizon is a 12 episode comedy anime that aired in the fall 2009 season. So why am I writing a review of it now, 15 months after it last aired? Well, it’s because I realized I never got around to writing the review, and I was prompted by the recent news that there will be a second season, to which I have this to say:
Personally, I fully enjoyed every episode of Seitokai no Ichizon, but some people have dismissed the series as a poor excuse of an anime so lets take a look at why they say that first.
Seitokai no Ichizon, put simply, is an anime about the everyday activities of the student council at Hekiyou High School. Four of the members are chosen by popular vote, and as such ended up being the 4 most popular girls in the school (Kurimu, Chizuru, Minatsu, and Mafuyu). Based on school rules, the fifth member of the council is the student with the highest test scores, and that ends up being Ken Sugisaki. That’s basically it for the plot summary, five people in a room talking amongst themselves. That’s also one of the major reasons why Seitokai no Ichizon had the makings of a fail anime: no plot. An anime without a plot is just mindless drizzle with no direction or purpose, something you watch when you have nothing better to do.