I skipped watching Sekirei last week and didn’t think twice about it. Earth-shattering developments? In Sekirei? Come on! I might as well expect Musubi to start debating the nuances of the ontological argument or Misato’s nose to stop bleeding every other scene.
And yet I was wrong. Dead wrong. The most shocking turn of events of the entire summer anime season took place during that one episode of Sekirei that I missed! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…
On the one hand, I’m glad that Sekirei has dropped any pretense of being anything but a fanservice show for boob ultra-fetishists. Much like Koihime Musou I don’t watch for the witty dialogue or the emotional response that the main characters’s tribulations create in me. No, I watch because —
But, after this week, do I need a reason anymore? Admit it, right after you finish reading this post, you’re gonna race to find out just how perky Uzume’s fleshy bits are! (The answer: very. She was already quite high on my Fanboy Love Meter.)
On the other hand, the whole “zomg nipples” reaction is a bit faked on my part. Sorry to disappoint! Honestly, I never did understand the fuss over this separation.
So you’re willing to draw sixteen-year-old girls with melons massive enough to challenge the concept of the Chandrasekhar limit. All right. You also dress them in clothing that is as tight and revealing as possible to emphasize this anatomical excentricity. Great. And then… at last! The nipples finally come out into the open! But by this time they’re not exactly fresh or surprising material, know what I mean? It’d be akin to me walking around town wearing nothing below the belt but a piece of sheer fabric wrapped around the head of Little Korasoff like a miniature headscarf. No one would be fooled about what I’m advertising because of that one piece of schizophrenic prudishness.
Some will call me out on my supposed hypocrisy. “Strike Witches never went so far!” they’ll cry out. Not in that schizophrenic sense of “an entire naked breast with the nipple covered is okay, but anything else is a moral outrage”, I’ll grant you. With Strike Witches it was an undercurrent, a malaise that had to do not only with the perceived motivations of the studio and their planned direction, but the seriousness that went into it. Oh, and the whole loli aspect too. I’m fine with Uzume and her more mature accomplices showing off the goods, but If Sekirei busts out naked Kuu-chan (I just threw up in my mouth a little) you can be sure I won’t look back as I flee in horror.
Bah. What a tempest in a glass, in the end, don’t you think? Only one thing is certain: tonight, a lot of twelve-year-old boys are going to sleep soundly. With their thumb in their mouth, no doubt.
P.S. Haven’t watched Code Geass 21 yet. Don’t spoil it for me!