Maken-ki (Season Two)

Fresh from summer training camp (you’ll want to check out the OVAs for that one) the students return to Tenbi Academy to continue their training. Things are about to get a whole lot crazier…

What did you watch and why? This was season two of Maken-ki and having finished season one and the OVAs, and still working through Ergo Proxy, I had no choice but to continue… seriously, though this series is hilarious.

What’s it about? It’s basically more of the same, but a little bit cruder, more lewder, and this time there is more of a story. I say more, but it’s still not a lot, but that doesn’t matter.

In season two, the Maken-ki team track down a lingerie thief, get transformed into cat girls, attend a manga and cosplay convention, and a whole host of other brilliant yet bizarre situations.

Again, this series has a lot of fan-service, possibly the most I’ve seen in one show… well, apart from Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid… It is stupid, but wildly entertaining. If that stuff doesn’t upset you it’s well worth the time.

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Maken-ki (Season One)

When Tenbi Academy, previously an all-girl high school converts to co-ed, Takeru didn’t need much convincing to join, but he’s about to learn that girls kick ass too!

What did you watch and why? I was in the middle of watching Ergo Proxy, and while I loved that series, it is a little heavy, so to break things up I started watching a couple episodes of something a little more lighthearted and fun. Enter Maken-ki!

What’s it about? Tenbi Academy is an exclusive high school for students with the ability to control magic called Elements and wield powerful weapons called Maken. It is designed to prepare the students to use their gifts in the rest of the world once they graduate.

Takeru is just your average pervy guy. His childhood friend, Haruko was already a student when the Academy switched from all-girls to co-ed, so she was excited to be able to spend more time with her friend, but Takeru was just excited…

Before long, Haruko convinces Takeru to join the student council as a part of Maken-ki, a group that polices the battles between students as they test out their abilities. They also make sure that nothing untoward is going on within the student body… not that body… you’re as bad as Takeru!

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Chio’s School Road – Season One

What did you watch and why? I was looking for an anime that I could watch while the kids were still up, so I stumbled upon Chio’s School Road. At first glance, it seemed fairly innocent… it was not!

One line pitch! Nothing interesting ever happens on the way to school… nothing…

What’s it really about? The show follows avid gamer, Chio as she gets into all sorts of weird and wonderful adventures on her way to school.

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Project A-ko

Sixteen years after a mysterious object burst through the Earth’s atmosphere and destroyed Graviton City things are starting to return to normal… A-ko is a sixteen-year-old girl who is already late for her first day at Graviton High School. Thanks to her superhuman speed and strength, she manages to get herself and best friend C-ko to school before the buzzer.

There they encounter B-ko, a rich and snobby girl who takes an interest in C-ko and is willing to do whatever it takes to get A-ko out of the picture, including utilizing her ability to build weaponised mecha.

As if that wasn’t enough, they are being watched by the mysterious Operative D who believes he’s found the missing princess… A giant spaceship enters the Earth’s atmosphere making short work of the defence forces, but A-ko and B-ko are in the middle of a fight and they’re not going to let that stop them. Continue reading “Project A-ko”

High School DxD – Season Four

The season started with Issei and all the younger class members going on a school trip to Kyoto, leaving Rias, Akeno, and Koneko at home to enjoy hot baths… In Kyoto, they come face to face with the Hero Faction.

But all of that is just a warm up to the main event which is the much-anticipated rating game between the Gremory household and Sairaorg’s family. He’s an incredibly strong demon but has no special powers.

But, in reality, all of this is just a backdrop to the real story, which is whether Issei will finally step up and tell Rias exactly how he feels about her. There are plenty of chances but more often than not he really is a ‘brainless dildo’ (direct quote from Akeno). Continue reading “High School DxD – Season Four”