I am pretty much in utter shock at how awesome this show was and how much I liked it. I almost decided not to watch it at all when the season began. I saw the description as just some show bout a student council talking about issuesâ€¦While, that may TECHNICALLY be true, and in another way it couldnâ€™t be further from the truth. I figured it would be some kind of slice of life show dealing with issues of students, but wow, it most certainly wasnâ€™t and Iâ€™m glad for that.
This really was one of the best comedy shows Iâ€™ve seen. Some shows like Lucky Star get popularity because it was kind of different comedy at the time and had some fun characters, talked about quirky things, some shows like Minami-ke had great character chemistry and rode off that. However, this seemed different. On one hand it was kind of over the top, sometimes slapstick like comedy which usually turns out bad. However they seemed to make it work here. They didnâ€™t try and hide this aspect of the show; they embraced it, which made it so much better. The main character stating how he wants a harem, making the character quirks over the top to drive the emphasis, it worked. Although they continually showed it, things like showing how Mafuya was obsessed with video games was a great part. Sure, we already knew that fact when they showed something with her the umpteenth time, but it didnâ€™t seem stale, because of the characters and the context it just worked, and I thought it was hilarious.
I also have to mention the parodies. They were a huge part of the comedy of the show. I honestly have not seen a show have this many parodies in it. Sure shows like Hayate no Gotoku had a lot originally, but eventually that died off and compared to this show they were few and far between. It seemed like half the time, when this show wasnâ€™t making jokes about how perverted the main character was or how much he wanted a harem, it was a parody, and that was it. It made for a lot of great comedy I thought. Sometimes they werenâ€™t so clear, sometime they were latently obvious. However because they had so many of them I think it made it all the better. If they only had a couple it would have seemed forced, like they were just trying to use other shows popularity. However it seemed like it was a genuine part of the show to have these parodies, and it made it fit better and just be funnier.