Seitokai no Ichizon (2009, on-going)
Comedy, School life, Parody
Summary: (Synopsis courtesy of anime-source.com)
Prestigious Hekiyo Academy’s student council is filled with beautiful girls. The lucky guy who gets to witness their innermost secrets? Ken Sugisaki, the only male representative, who takes minutes at the request of Student Council President, Kurimu Sakurano.
Impression (Based on 2episodes)
Apparently, referencing has become the new mainstream and it seems that nowadays, it is mandatory for shows to deploy said meta-fictional techniques. The result? Plenty of cheap references that aren’t even funny. Seitakai is one big example. Plenty of random name-throwing (err reference throwing, more like) does not make it funny. Referencing other “shows that reference shows” doesn’t make it any more entertaining. Having a genre savvy meta guy as a main character does not make him witty. Utilizing 4th wall technique used to be creative but doing it too often is generic now. In fact, breaking the 4th wall is no longer considered an assured trump card to make a show clever.
Watch Hayate no Gotoku instead. It’s actually hilarious.
Current Rating: 5.5/10
*Lucky Star has already referenced Haruhi more than it needs to. Hayate no Gotoku knows that too.
Discretion: Seitokai desperately needs some discretion.
* I demand an anime adaptation of the manga, Thew World God only knows.