Welcome to my discussion / review on Sekkou Boys, a short form anime that is is super silly!
Miki Ishimoto, a recent college graduate, is so excited to have landed her first job! Although she’s inexperienced, she’s to be the manager for a new boy band. Miki thinks life couldn’t be going more smoothly, until she finds out that her new boy band members are all… Greco-Roman stone busts? – MyAnimeList.com
What I Liked About It
The humor was decent. The writer’s did a good job with writing jokes that related to who the idols were as far as the sculptures are concerned. Everyone within the show is aware that having stone sculptures as idols is crazy and they poke fun at it in an awesome way. Even the idols themselves point out that they’re sculptures and are limited with what they can do because of that.
They captured the Idol personality really well. I’m not a huge fan of anime that centers around idols, but the few I have watched center around female idol groups. Since this is a group of males, it was a different experience from what I’m used to. They nailed each members personality. Every statue has a distinct act he puts on depending on which sculpture he is and what that person had represented in the past.
What I Disliked
I’m just not a fan of Idol based anime. Everything is over dramatic and slightly ridiculous. Add on the fact that they aren’t actually people and you have one really weird short form anime.
Their manager, Isshi, is super annoying. Nothing about her drew me in or made me even remotely like her. The four idols were over the top and annoying with little to no redeeming qualities. All in all, I don’t think there was a single character I enjoyed.
The story was a basic Idol group plot. They are trying to make their name known while being total diva’s. Their manager is a young woman with no experience in the field who got hired out of the blue because she needed a job.
A lot of people don’t expect much from short form anime’s because there is so little time to work with, but that’s not an acceptable excuse for me. I’ve watched plenty of shows where each episode had 7 minutes or less, and they managed to give you wonderful stories whether they were comedy or not. Unfortunately, Sekkou Boys is not one of those in my opinion.
Final Episode (Spoilers)
Medici, one of the four idols, gets kidnapped after a night of partying. Isshi and the other 3, Giorgio, Mars and Hermes, go looking for him. They discover that a stalker of one of their idol friends, Mira, had stolen him to get closer to her. As he’s arrested he says that Medici is hidden away somewhere safe where they’ll never find him.
One of the men working in the office with Isshi says he located Medici (we aren’t told how), and they go to find a room full of Medici statues. Isshi has to figure out which is their Medici, which she does by looking for the scribbles she wrote on him the night before when she was drunk.
The episode ends with the boys singing and pulling Isshi into a galaxy setting where they all fly away together.
I have no intentions of ever watching this show again. Was it terrible? No. I’ve watched worse, but it by far is not one of my favorites. If you’re into to Idol anime and OK comedy then give it a watch. The art is good as is the voice acting, so you won’t have a terrible time watching it even if you don’t like the story.
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