Author: Yumi Nakata
Genre: Ecchi, Shounen, Comedy, Romance
Production Studio: Seven
Back when it was on season 1, Okusama ga Seitokaichou was one of my guilty pleasures. I didn’t really watch it because the story was interesting or anything, I mainly watched it to see how the story would progress and for the occasional fanservice slips, and seeing as to how each episode only lasts for about 8 minutes, it was easy for me to binge watch. I honestly enjoyed the first season and when I heard that there was going to be a second season I was excited for it. When I watched the first episode, I was dead impressed by how much the overall quality of the anime improved, from the voice acting, to the animation, to the character design, A LOT of details have been improved. So without further ado, let’s get on to the rest of the review.
Hayato Izumi was running for the position of student council president but his hopes were crushed as he lost to Ui Wakana, who won the votes of her peers by throwing condoms at them during the election speech and promising the liberation of love. Hayato was instead given the position of vice president. Ui then invites herself to Hayato’s home and announces to him that she is going to be his fiancée, thanks to a promise that their parents made when they were only 5. Now living together, Ui and Hayato both strive to strengthen their relationship while also doing their student council duties.
The story here is pretty basic to be honest. OgS mainly relies on its comedy factor and its fanservice, the story doesn’t really affect the anime too much, in fact it’s basically just made of fillers. It’s usually a scenario where the characters meet and interact with the other minor characters. For example, the latest episode had Hayato go on a date with one of the other student council members. This occurrence, like many, doesn’t effect the main storyline, yet, despite me being a heavy story enthusiast, this doesn’t really bother me that much, in fact i find myself enjoying these scenarios.
Verdict: Fairly simple storyline, driven by comedy
Animation & Art
The animation done in OgS+ is fairly simple, there isn’t really much to talk about if I’m being completely honest. However, there is almost a drastic difference between the animation in OgS and the animation in OgS+. Animation feels more crisp this time around and visual effects such as snow falling and lens flares seem to have been improved as well. I’m fairly surprised that OgS’s animation quality is simple. There isn’t really much in terms of things like physics, character movement, facial expressions and so on. However, because with each episode lasting only 8 minutes long, you would think that more effort could be put into making OgS. At times, the animation is choppy, sometimes the character movement is not as fluid as it should be. Facial expressions are mostly limited to a few choices which the animators really obviously reuse over and over again.
As for the animation studio, OgS was developed by Seven. Truthfully, I’ve never really heard of Seven. But from what I see, Seven has a lot of potential to become a more established studio. Since the quality of their animations are only sub-par compared to the character design. Hopefully they would be able to progress further from here, and I will be looking forward for their future works.
Verdict: Animation has improved tremendously from the first season but still a bit rough around the edges
I was really surprised to find out that the voice actress for Ui was the voice actress for the young Kujo Jotaro in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and that the voice actor for Hayato also voiced Jonathan Joestar in Phantom Blood which is pretty neat considering the relationship of Ui and Hayato. That aside, I feel as if the voice acting done in OgS varies from character to character. You can have a character that voices their lines perfectly but have another character that is just horrible. Music wise, there honestly isn’t much to talk about. To me, both the opening and ending themes are very catchy but I’ve heard these same tunes over and over again that it’s starting to annoy me.
Verdict: Nothing much to talk about, it’s good but not enough to satisfy.
In terms of characterization, I’d say the most unique character is Hayato. For starters, he’s the only male main character shown in the entire anime. There are a few scenes with random generic males but Hayato is the only notable one among the crowd. In my perspective, all of the female characters have their own uniqueness about them. But these uniquenesses are very similar to each other. For example, Ui wants to liberate love to her school, despite being completely inexperienced. Her rival character, which is known as Misumi Rin, wants to improve the goodwill of her school despite not knowing how to do so. See the similarities? And this trend is kept constant with literally almost all of the female characters except for one or maybe two. Aside from that, each character also has a unique design aesthetic to them to further differentiate each individual character. For example, Hayato has his glasses and Ui has a fang.
A rather short review for a rather short anime. Although it could be improved, I enjoyed watching OgS for its light comedy and it’s fanservice because it was short. OgS isn’t meant to be viewed as how you would view other animes like S.A.O or Keijo. It’s meant to be viewed as something short and entertaining, like a YouTube video. Because it is short, you shouldn’t need to worry much about story or the quality of the comedy. Which is why I’d definitely recommend OgS, because it’s enjoyable, and hey, I couldn’t resist some good fanservice even if I wanted to.