Its your friendly friend Otaku-chan here, doing again, what I do best. Today, I will be reviewing ‘Medaka Box’! This animation series is amazing! Totally and utterly amazing! Its already up to season 2 which just finished airing a few weeks ago so if you haven’t seen the first season, there’s still time to catch up!
Well to begin with the first season sets the stage for the second season. Essentially, during the first season, we follow ‘Medaka Kurokami’, one of the main protagonists of the series who is elected the Student Council President at Hakoniwa Academy with a landslide win of 98% percent, which is, unprecedented! Once elected she puts forth a suggestion box, dubbed ‘medaka box’, with each requests usually taking 1 episode to fulfill. She quickly gathers her student council subordinates and childhood friend, Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, Kouki Akune and Mogana Kikaijima through a series of trials that reveal her fortes# *dashing*!
Season 2 is where the real action begins. It all starts with the defeat of Unzen of class 13. One of the many members that form and contribute to the ‘Flask Plan’. Once the true intentions of the flask plan are revealed, Medaka and her friends set out to reveal and destroy the flask plan.
Medaka box seems to be a mix of ‘slice of life’,’comedy’,’romance’and’action’! I really love this anime for a number of reasons! Starting off with the characters. Most of the characters are special,’abnormal’ or ‘special’ with the exception of Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, being a ‘normal’. Medaka Kurokami is hilarious to watch! Being someone who has extremely high intelligence, strength and speed, she’s often so oblivious to the most simplistic of things. She’s increbly adorable and charming or as she rather says ‘Dashing!’ Enough with the spoilers though! Most characters have their own strength and weaknesses which makes them most memorable during the season! Ofcourse Zenkichi was one of my favourites as well! Being the only normal in the group, it really contributes to the series being relatable, seemingly not that far-fetched either. So its was quiet easy to connect with the characters on an otaku level!
Now the action is what really makes this series wonderful! Though it’s not over the top in the violence genre, it does have really good action sequences. Especially when there are fights between ‘abnormals’, it definitely has a good dragonball z vibe to the action! And as always, the story has a little commedy to lighten the mood, and romance because lets face it, without romance in highschool…well, thats not really highschool without the drama!
The only downside is that the anime doesn’t really take the time to explain ‘plus’ or ‘minus’ abilities too well, but its not that hard to catch on. If you are having troubles, I highly suggest referreing to the manga, as it does explain the abilities of the students a lot better as the anime does.
This series definitely deserves to be watched, with over 3,000,000,000 copies sold, it cant be wrong! And as an Otaku to another Otaku, you will definite enjoy this series! There is some fan service, but it isnt integral to the series at all. The story is quiet fast paced but it isnt overly complicated and its quiet easy to pick up where you left off without having to re-watch the last few episodes. In saying that, I have watched this series from start to finish about 4 times now, simple because its that good!
Video – 9.5/10
Audio – 9.10
Star Rating 4.5/5 stars
I would definitely recommend this to all ages, its very view friendly though there may be some themes within these series that might need some supervision. Again though, everyone can watch!
Again, its has be fantastic to review Medaka box for all of you!
From your friendly friend