“Maken” Trouble

August 17th, 2014 in Anime, “Maken” Trouble by

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Maken-Ki Two” is another series that completely abandoned its first season to put out a second season that bears almost no resemblance to its first season.

It was bad enough that the ladies in Maken-Ki are, for the most part, very bounteous and that the boobs got in the way of things. The plot was, in some form, Takeru Ohyama’s arrival at Tenbi Academy to learn how to hone his special powers. At the end of the first season, they defeated a shadow group, but there was the threat that they would be back, so Takeru has to learn to get stronger and refine his abilities.

The second season has thrown that all aside. I will absolutely kill off the first episode, but the rest of the tales that follow aren’t much better or different.

Tenbi is an educational institution that people with these ‘maken’ powers go to, so they can how to properly control them. It’s like Hogwarts, but without dragons. However, some of the students decide to use their powers for mischief and mayhem. To combat this, the Disciplinary Committee is formed. It consists of nine students; two guys and seven ladies and six of the ladies are ‘out there’ Look at the artwork above. ALL of those ladies are in the series.

The school is plagued by a ninja panty thief, except in this case, he takes bras. He (and it has to be a guy, as ladies do not care one way or the other what some other girl wears) is not only able to charm the bra off the girl, but he also takes a picture of the hapless female. Then both bra and picture are posted on a school bulletin board, much to the chagrin of the victim. The Committee springs into action, but not fast enough, as six other ladies are so compromised as well. What can be done to stop this brassiere bandit?

The ladies ponder over the evidence. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to who gets attacked or who will be next. But it takes the ecchi boys to puzzle it out: starting with the first victim, the cup size has gotten progressively larger. We have done A – B – C – D – E – F and G. The next girl will be sporting an H-cup! A quick check of the school records show that only two students are up to the task, and, oddly enough, they are BOTH on the Committee! The two girls bravely volunteer to be the bait to catch this guy.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I went to a lot of educational locations in both high school and college and I rarely saw someone getting to D size, much less farther along the alphabet. Tenbi seems to have gotten the lot of them (is your Maken contained in your boobs?). It also seems to have been sponsored by Victoria’s Secret, as the foundation garments that are (kind of) worn are really hot and sexy. Look at the artwork above. Oh, back to the plot.

The guy manages to bypass all the security camped out and about and get both girls together. He hypnotizes them so they will divest each other of their bras, so we get a caliber of soft yuri with the two ladies. At the last minute, Takeru makes his arrival, punches out said felon, and rescues the girls’…..uh…..chastity.

The remaining stories are like that: some really thin excuse to see bras and underpants and nudity and really big jimmies. Look at the artwork above. There is really no genuine attempt to have a plot line or a cohesive season of tales; any one of these can stand on its own with no connection to any other episode or even the previous season. Now, I am not an enemy of fan service, but this is just too far over the top. Do an internet search for “Maken-Ki Two Images”. Trust me, you will not be unhappy with the results.

Oh, and there are two people with larger busts at the school. One is the school nurse, who has an “I” cup and the Principal of the school, who has a K-Cup. So the next time someone says “Would you like a K Cup?” I would avail yourself of it!

On a scale of 1 to 10:

Artwork 9 (With this much exposed flesh, it had best be!)
Plot 2 (Don’t be ridiculous!)
Pacing 6 (We want it frantic)
Effectiveness 2 (Don’t be ridiculous!)
Conclusion 7 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but doesn’t really end)
Fan Service 8 (A similar show would be “Sekerei”)

Overall 2 (It’s just the nudity)

And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. Look at the artwork above.