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7 October 2009: Seitokai no Ichizon is unexpectedly funny for a low-brow harem comedy

Ken not only knows he's in a harem comedy, he's STOKED.

With the exception of Hashihime, nearly every opinion I've encountered regarding Seitokai no Ichizon has been profoundly negative. It is almost universally loathed, but announcements by certain (kinda tsundere) anime fans proclaiming their intent to watch it "ironically" because it was just so bad raised my suspicions. Could it be that some people are just unwilling to admit they like it because they are afraid to damage their Internet credibility?

Ken, Minatsu, Kurimu, Chizuru, and Mayufu
Ken not only wears a girl's uniform top with '80s shoulder pads, look at his pants!

Based off the first episode, yeah, Seitokai no Ichizon is not exactly good, but I have to admit I laughed more than once. The best joke was probably the one it stole from Bugs Bunny. So if you're the kind of person who can't laugh at Bugs Bunny cartoons, then you probably won't think Seitokai no Ichizon is funny either.

Minatsu, Ken, Chizuru, and Mayufu
He's crying! He's seriously crying!

This is not to say that every joke in Seitokai no Ichizon succeeds. The show adopts a shotgun approach to comedy, so there are a lot of misses surrounding the few hits. Overall, I would venture people who admit Girls Bravo is funny sometimes will also enjoy the humor in Seitokai no Ichizon. Sure, there are a lot of reference-based jokes bringing down the curve, but as long as Ken continues to run full steam at his harem, I'll continue watching. I hope he trophy fu loves them all.

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