Majikoi, Oh! Samurai Girls: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
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In Kawakami City, having a samurai ancestor and enormous fighting spirit isn't just an interesting historical fact; it's a huge part of how you end up being ranked on the social totem pole. That, in turn, bleeds over into the school curriculum - sometimes, literally. Fortunately, that's something the local kids like Yamato Naoe have learned to deal with by forming small bands, (of samurai, not the musical type.) And while the delicate sexual balance of Yamato's group seemed fine when there were three girls and four boys, the sudden addition of two more girls starts to send everything spinning out of control! Seven's a band of samurai and nine is a riot as boys, girls and naked blades all come together in MAJIKOI ~ OH! SAMURAI GIRLS!
The opening episode of the broadcast series Majikoi: Oh! Samurai Girls (2011) hits the viewer like a flying body block as the students at Kawakami High fight an all-out intra-class martial arts battle. Yamato leads his team to victory by directing a cadre of powerful female lieutenants. The filmmakers never recapture that initial energy, but the first six episodes of Samurai Girls are essentially a raunchy fan-service harem comedy that suggests a mash-up of Love, Hina, Freezing, and Real Bout High. All the girls love Yamato, and squabble over him endlessly. Panty shots, double entendres, and contrived nudity fill the screen. There's even a rare example of fan-service shots of the male characters, when the irrepressible Capo and self-styled "King" Kuki pose on phallic floats in the school festival. But the show inexplicably shifts its tone in episode seven. Yamato becomes the center of a debate over the supposedly decadent state of Japan. Dueling enemies start launching explosions and energy blasts reminiscent of Dragon Ball Z, as arms smugglers and half-human cyborgs join the fray. Based on an adult visual novel released as a DVD in 2009 and adapted to a manga in 2010, Samurai Girls plays like a mixture of two or even three series ineptly cut together. It's hard to accept characters who duel to the death in one scene, then fight over the nerdy Yamato's affections with even greater fervor. Yamato, who collects porn magazines and cracks dirty jokes, lacks the charm of Tenchi or even Keitaro in Love, Hina: what do the girls see in him? Samurai Girls offers plenty of nudity for lonely fanboys, but little for other audiences. (Rated TV 14 VSD: violence, violence against women, risqué humor, tobacco and drug use, nudity, sexual situations including implied lesbianism and sadism) --Charles Solomon
(1. Come at Me, Seriously! 2. Complete the Mission, Seriously! 3. Go Crazy for Me, Seriously! 4. Talk to Me, Seriously! 5. Get Mad at Me, Seriously! 6. Carry It with Me, Seriously! 7. Come with Me, Seriously! 8. Explain What's Going On, Seriously! 9. Come Out to Me, Seriously! 10. Go at It with Me, Seriously! 11. Sortie with Me, Seriously! 12. Love Me, Seriously!)
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This anime starts off kinda seeming thoughtless. It's definitely a harem anime, and there is lots of nudity and racey stuff. Despite all of this, a plot develops. There is a fairly decent love story, nothing like Clannad or Marmalade Boy, but a decent one nonetheless. This anime also has some very meaningful political and moral lessons to teach. Is it better to abandon your country because it's leaders are ruining it, or should you be loyal and remove the corruption. This is a very important topic, especially considering America's current political situation. Anyway, This anime also has great production quality. The animation, voice acting, and soundtrack are excellent. There is a great mix of comedy, action, drama, and fan service. It's not the best anime series out there, but it's pretty entertaining. If you want to laugh, watch fights, and have fun, Majikoi is a good place to look.
While the extras aren't the greatest they are still good especially the short comedic specials. The actors and actresses for the Japanese subbed did a great job in their character roles and kudos to the English cast as well. The set is a little pricey but if you've seen some of the series online or like harem animes with hardcore female fighters with quirky traits then here's a decent one to add to your anime library.