I finished! All 26 episodes! It was a pleasant ending finishing the anime with a few heart warming moments. It was touching (and funny in some bits) to seeing the entire Gokujou Seitokai trying to break into the Jinguuji residence to see their President Kanade!
I think one of the funniest parts here was when the gang realised Cindy could speak fluent Japanese! haha The only reason why she doesn’t speak it is because her mum says it’s wrong! LOL Anyway, it was good to see the entire Council in action!
The good thing about Gokujou Seitokai is that it never tried to over achieve. Right from the start, it presented itself as a light-hearted enjoyable anime with a school setting. There’s no fancy bells or whistles – just about a group of girls who runs a girls’ school. With that mindset in mind, it’s hard to be overly disappointed. This anime won’t make it to my top favourites list but was nevertheless thoroughly enjoyable. From the story perspective, there is an even focus across all the characters. It’s not so much a Rino x Kanade story. More about the characters below…
For me, most of the enjoyment was from the supporting cast! I’m probably biased but not only are they are likeable, but many are played by my favourite seiyu-s!! ahahha Fair enough to say that the voice actresses bumped up my score here! haha I think each was relatively unique and had their own role to play in the story. I particularly liked episode 22 – Gokujou Card Battle – LOL that one cracked me up!! haha It nicely summed up all the characters of each person. Honestly, I can’t even name just one or two favourites! I like almost all of them! Ok, I’ll try to list what I liked:
- Kuon + Nanaho – a sprinkle of competition/friction between them but at the same time they seemed to understand each other very well…Aaah! Noriko (from Marimite) + Rokujo (from SP)! haha
- Rein + Sayuri – nice close bond between the two – I think this is probably the only pair expressing any form of yuri…btw, Sayuri is Chikane from Kannazuki no Miko!
- Kotoha + Izumi + Ayu + Seina – these I liked as standalone characters – I wish there was more of Seina, Kotoha and Ayu! Kotoha is Yumi from Marimite. Izumi was Chiyo from SP (neighbour of Aoi).
- Kanade – her voice! Very much like the one she used for Shizuma in SP minus the playfulness…^_^
In the second half of the anime, the story did actually make some serious turns – which was good cos you can’t just sit through 26 episodes of random silliness (though some parts were pretty damn funny)!! There were a few pieces that I quite liked (as I mentioned in a previous post). I’ve uploaded another track onto IMEEM. Volume 2 is about to hop onto a plane and come to me!! haha
If you want something relaxing to watch, this one’s not a bad choice! Oh and Pucchan didn’t annoy me half as much as I thought! Maybe because he’s quite a cheeky character?!