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Review: "Sekirei" Double Seasons, Double Formats, Double-Ds

Sekirei

The Sekirei Plan is on! The Sekirei are 108 humanoid girls trained to fight and defeat each other using special powers that are unlocked when they kiss their Ashikabi, a regular guy or girl that they’ll work with to survive. What started as a game turns dark as Tokyo’s sealed off and fights get brutal. […]

"Sekirei: Pure Engagement": Less Impure, Less Engaging

There’s something different about Sekirei: Pure Engagement, the second DVD release from the Sekirei franchise. The first season, you may recall, was a bouncy fan-service show that also had an actual plot with actual characters, and that tried to use its fan-service in evocative or funny ways. It seemed to be trying to be classy […]

"Sekirei" Season 1 (Re-release): Boobies Do Not a Good Show Make

Boobies! Now that I’ve got your attention, read the review. Sekirei is yet another entry in the tired “battle royale” genre of anime, where super-powered women duel to the death against each other in the hopes of winning “the game”. In this show’s case, the heroine is a sweet, extremely well-endowed gal named Musubi, a […]

"Sekirei": Depth? In MY Cheesecake?

Sekirei left me puzzling over a question that I, as a critic, never thought I’d ask myself: How many naked, anatomically impossible cartoon women does a show have to throw at me before I stop taking it seriously? And the answer, as near as I can tell, is “More than six.” Sekirei is, shamelessly, a […]

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