Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda — First Impressions

Now I'm SOLD!

Chal­lenge: Tell me why this is not awesome.

Sekai Sei­fuku: Bouryaku no Zvez­da cer­tain­ly has one of the most fun pre­mieres out of the whole sea­son — I’ve already watched two whole episodes and I’m already get­ting an impres­sion that this is sup­posed to be a super­hero par­o­dy from the tokusat­su vil­lain’s per­spec­tive. Not to men­tion the dia­logue is pret­ty damn hilarious.

Lolis piercing the heavens? hah, I lied!

No, I won’t make a TTGL reference

Jimon Asu­ta, the main char­ac­ter, joins the “vil­lain­ous” orga­ni­za­tion Zvez­da, lead by an adorable lit­tle girl bent for world con­quest (Hoshimiya Kate/Lady Ven­era has a real­ly awe­some voice, by the way). The eccen­tric char­ac­ters in this orga­ni­za­tion are very rem­i­nis­cent of how some Sun­day-morn­ing tokusat­su shows are set up with vil­lains that you just can’t take seri­ous­ly. These vil­lains, regard­less of their threat lev­el, nev­er suc­ceed in their goals for world con­quest, because the super­hero’s jus­tice always prevail.

But from the looks of it, unlike her tokusat­su pre­de­ces­sors, it seems like our almighty Lady Ven­era will even­tu­al­ly suc­ceed in her plans for world con­quest. And how? Well, accord­ing to the sec­ond episode, one of the first steps is appar­ent­ly con­quer­ing a bal­anced din­ner.

Kaiju made out of cream puffs

Kai­juu made out of cream puffs

She even has her own giant mon­sters (made out of the cutest lit­tle things in the world) that she dis­patch­es to reek hav­oc on the city. Well, I assume “most of the time.” So far it’s just that Odin guy screw­ing up when she’s just try­ing to chill in the mid­dle of the night.

Masked Something People

And here we have our super­hero orga­ni­za­tion that oppos­es our vil­lain­ous team, White Light. Think of it as a team of Kamen Rid­ers, Sailor Scouts, the Green Lantern corps, Super Sen­tai, etc. What­ev­er the hell you want.

It’s clear that one of the main char­ac­ter’s friends (Komadori Renge) is a part of this orga­ni­za­tion. And it’s also clear that Asu­ta has the biggest bon­er for her eye­brows. I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to them find­ing out about each oth­er’s affil­i­a­tions because, ha ha, I get a kick out of this sort thing. Foe Yay, hur­ray. Maybe it’ll be like Dat­ing Cat Woman, only in reverse?

Gokai Yeller!

btw, Renge is voiced by M·A·O, GOKAI YELLOW from Kazioku Sen­tai Gokaiger.

I’ll just con­tin­ue pre­tend­ing you guys under­stand my Japanophile nerd spiels~

Good show, good show, Lady Ven­era. I’m def­i­nite­ly gonna watch this week­ly since it’s quite fun­ny and enter­tain­ing enough. I’ll prob­a­bly blog about it all the same, though I’m not sure if I’ll do it episod­i­cal­ly. But we’ll see.


World con­quest begins with learn­ing how to cook prop­er food.

The edu­ca­tion­al val­ue of this ani­me is clear­ly off the charts!

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