Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ #01 — Gotta Catch ‘Em All

June 13th, 2010

 

A recycled joke for a recap episode.

This is just a special early airing of episode one. It’ll still be another three weeks before the show actually starts.

Impressions:

There’s honestly very little to say about this episode. It was 100% pure recap from start to finish, and while there were a lot of flashbacks, they definitely weren’t the focus. They covered just about everything from the first season except the lightning twins and Minato’s sister and her torrid love affair, which honestly, since I haven’t even thought about this show really since the last season ended, was kind of nice. Every five minutes, some new character would show up, I’d have some vague feeling of recognition, then they’d go through the last important thing said character did.

So, it served its purpose for a recap episode and had at least a few pokemon sekirei destroying a bunch of military vehicles as well as one other one taken out just to show how strong the antagonists are. If you’re coming straight to it from the previous season, then there’s not much to see, but otherwise, it did a serviceable job just bringing me back up to speed at least. I still wouldn’t suggest hopping in right here, particularly since the first season is short and well worth watching, but it looks as good as it did before and does feel like 7Arcs has toned down the fanservice a little bit as well as rounded out their faces slightly more, both of which are welcome changes. I could just be drunk off of the overwhelming smell of mowed grass suffusing my apartment though.

 

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14 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • luka says:

    this subs are annoying

  • sage says:

    Friendly reminder of my dibs on both Jumpluff and Charizard.

  • sage says:

    as well as rounded out their faces slightly more

    So… Porygon evolved to Porygon2?

  • shadow says:

    other anime fot teens ? ( bad and stupid fights f/f and many fanservice and harem ?)

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve been waiting for this, aww yeah Sekirei is back!

  • Nanaya says:

    I could just be drunk off of the overwhelming smell of mowed grass suffusing my apartment though.

    Ugh, I can’t stand the smell of mowed grass… when I was young and lived in a place with a yard, I was always forced to mow it every @#$%ing week. Not to mention I had to use an electric lawn mower where the cord had overheated and was almost physically fused to the outlet, and was forced to reuse that same half-melted cord every week after that (looking back, I think it was an assassination attempt).

  • Lero says:

    Just some words about the toned down fanservice: Buy DVDs!

  • Yue says:

    I’ve only read about Sekirei episodes in the archives but never gave the show much thought investing into.

    Is the show worth it?

  • Nanaya says:

    In my opinion, it’s the type of series you would watch and not feel strongly in either extreme. Decent/good, but not the series you would think of if you wanted to rewatch something.

    Basically, go on and watch it when you have enough time to spend — I guess it’s worth at least one watch.

  • Aex says:

    Well, the 1st season was a good adaptation and fun to watch, so a second season sounds good! Hell of a lot better then the Rosario + Vampire anime anyways… *shudder*. My guess is season 2 will probably go till Homura gets winged, as I don’t think the arc after that is done yet even in the manga. That’s another 40 or so chapters anyways, so here’s hoping for good things!

  • Yue says:

    Okay, so basically, I missed out watching a good show because I have a wrong impression of it being as a lame/slutty story on par with Ikkitousen, Kanokon, Queen’s Blade, etc…

    From your judgment, the season one deserves at least one run. I guess it’s more practical and cheaper to just buy the Dvds since it’s an old show. Thanks Nanaya. ^_~

  • Aroduc says:

    Full disclosure, it’s still extremely fanservicey and silly, but it’s nowhere near the levels of Queen’s Blade etc, and does actually have a plot, even if it does also have the pacing problems that have been endemic to 7Arc’s works for the past few years.

  • Anon999 says:

    I wonder if there are Legendary Sekirei out there. >.>

  • Aroduc says:

    Minato doesn’t have Master Balls, so he’ll never catch them regardless.