A few posts ago I wrote about how high schools in Japan often come in girls- and boys-only varieties, though as the population of students falls, many of these same-gender schools are becoming co-ed in an attempt to find enough students to fill their classrooms. That’s the story behind Seitokai Yakuindomo, or “Student Council Staff Members,” often shortened to SYD. Currently in its second season, it’s a playful show about a former all-girls school which recently started allowing boys to attend, though there are only 28 male students compared with 524 females, which results in main character Takatoshi Tsuda generally being surrounded by gorgeous but perverted girls. Originating from a 4-koma manga in the tradition of Lucky Star or Nichijou, the show is a stream of short segments and off-color gags, a great “turn off your brain and enjoy the ecchi jokes” anime. One thing I like about the show is all the gags related to visual novels and eroge, like when student council treasurer Suzu goes to the nurse’s office with a fever and Shiho offers to give her a sponge bath, while the mischievous Aria unlocks the door to allow an “event flag” to be set, since a male walking at just that moment is something that would happen in an “H” game. SYD is certainly on the racy side, so if you weren’t a fan of Imocho (“Recently, My Sister is Unusual”) you might not like this show’s approach to comedy. But if you’re looking for something nosebleed-inducingly entertaining with excellent production values, you might want to give it a try.
Yet another of my guilty pleasures, Seitokai Yakuindomo.