Medaka Kurokami is, in the truest sense of the word, perfect. Beautiful, intelligent, and athletic, Medaka’s dream is to make others happy. So when she runs for Student Council President of the prestigious Hakoniwa Academy, winning the election with 98% of the votes is only to be expected.
The very first thing the boisterous new president does is set up the “Medaka Box,” a suggestion box allowing students to submit any kind of request for assistance. Together with the cynical Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, her childhood friend who has been strong-armed into helping, Medaka fulfills these requests at a ridiculous rate. For every job completed, she adds flowers to the student council room, with the aim of filling the entire school. However, the two are about to find out that helping others may be a lot harder than they think as they begin to uncover a devastating plan centering on the academy and even Medaka herself! – My Anime List
Based on 14 review scores:
I definitely recommend watching this anime. Anyone who’s a fan of smart, deconstruction Shonen animees should watch this anime.
Medaka Box is a show that is highly generic but has it’s own twist. However you can’t help but fill like you’ve seen it before. I gave it a try, being a big fan of the ‘monogatari’ series(due to both having the same writer) but was disappointed, this show didn’t meet my expectations, even with Nisio Isin. The artwork is vibrant but could be more refined. Overall, I’d say it’s average. GOOD for what it is, just dont expect any sort of depth or overwhelming originality here.
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If you were to ask me to sum up Medaka Box in one sentence, I can honestly say that I couldn’t. There’s just so much more to this series than meets the eye. One sentence couldn’t possibly be enough to describe it. A question I can answer, however, is whether or not I’ll be watching the next season which is pretty self explanatory at this point. That would be a BIG FAT, YES! And that’s how you’ll feel too after watching Medaka Box!!
This was an enjoyable anime. It has a story with action, selfishness, and heart. I enjoyed it better then the second season but both were extremely drawn and the story is flawless. It is worth having in any bodies collection
Medaka Box is one of those anime series that does not exactly sync up with what you read on the back of the box. Rather than being a simple story of a Student Council that has to face some mildly quirky problems, this is a series that forces all of the intensity and ludicrousness of a shonen epic into the walls of a high school. As such, episodes periodically explode with bursts of uncontrollable action and a cast of characters who truly stand out from the world in which they were cast. Not to be outdone by itself, the series also features moments of surprising emotional weight, wherein characters are given more than a simple defining personality quirk…most characters at least. All in all, Medaka Box is an over the top series, full of over the top characters, who do over the top things, in an over the top world. Though from the glimpse caught of the characters who will appear next season, Medaka Box may get crazier still…
It had some very interesting ideas. But did I enjoy myself for the most part with this series? Well, only the final two episodes really ended up catching my attention to be honest, but they did not succeed in making up for the rest of the episodes, especially because this season was supposed to be the part where the story really started, and to be honest I prefer the variety of the first season over the second.
Medaka Box is in many ways an incomplete love letter to Shounen Jump values and traditions, demonstrating an endearment toward the “genre” while sowing seeds of a more nuanced and complex take on it as well. Its production values are lacking from top to bottom, and its writing spends most of the show’s runtime trying to find its footing, but there is a definite sense of fun to be found here if you’re already a fan of the kind of stories it attempts to riff on. For everyone else, it is hard to recommend what feels like a half-complete idea, but this anime still serves as a decent introduction to the franchise as a whole.
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Please don’t watch this anime. There is no way I could recommend this anime to anyone. Not to boys and not to girls. Not if you’re ten or if you’re twenty and up. Even out of irony I couldn’t watch this series again. Anime like this doesn’t deserve your time. There will always be something better to watch. If you’re struggling between this anime and another one, pick the other one. Thank you.
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It could have been better, but then again… I haven’t reviewed Abnormal yet- so yeah, I recommend it!
Now, this is where things get serious. I absolutely LOVED the characters in this series. Now, I know most people who have seen this anime have said, “Medaka is so over powered, it’s not fair. She’s so perfect making her a boring and stupid character.” I believe the point of this anime and the chracteristics of Medaka were supposed to represent that even a “perfect” person in society goes through things when they can’t save themselves or people from certain situations. Though she ends up doing it anyway, I believe that through some events in the series, Medaka didn’t just overcome them in one fellow swoop. If so, the anime would just be complete repitition and predictable. But the fact that even though she can do anything without any physical flaws, she still maintains a personality and struggles with some events that happen. Again, only my opinion, but I value Medaka as a special character and her personality really speaks to me and about how even though someone may seem perfect and “over powered” on the outside, you never know what’s happening on the inside or how people handle when they can’t accomplish a perfect record. Additionally, her over the top personality seemed real and loving. She cared deeply for her friends and would save them no matter what came their way. She was honestly devoted to doing what she loved and strived to be passionate and positive in every situation. The other characters, however, still make the show hilarious, they also have development (mostly in the second season) that shows that people are “perfect” in their own way, so to speak. Yeah, they didn’t accomplish anything super or complete something flawlessly like Medaka did. But it shows that through strength within one’s self makes a difference in what seems “perfect” in someone’s eyes. Medaka Box used to have the strongest character development (in my eyes) before I watched a few other animes that have had even better.
In short, the anime has no passion. No, screaming really loud is not the same thing as passion. And if there’s one thing the manga had, it’s an overabundance of passion. The anime is a mass of indifference and consequentially a bore.