I seem to be running into late-season perversity, as I have encountered a huge amount of smut-smack shows. At the time I wrote this review, I had two others shrimps on the barbie that had not yet reached a conclusion, but were well within sniggering and jiggering territory. This offering, “My Wife is the Student Council President” (,”Okusama ga Seito Kaichō!”) is like them, save that it is a short pull. That means they have to pack in more perversity than in your normal show, as they are only given about eight minutes to set free their mayhem.
The plot is fairly standard: Hayato Izumi (specs) runs for student council president at his new high school, but loses to Ui Wakana (pink), a perky and charismatic girl who pledges to liberate love on campus. To emphasis this over more sober topics, like the cost of school lunches and/or better funding for the clubs, she flings condoms into the audience during her election speech. She wins by a landslide and he ends up becoming the vice-president on the student council. What a bummer of a day!
Dragging himself home, he learns that, due to an arrangement by their parents, Ui is going to be his fiancée, and they are to live together. Oh, and his mom and dad are conveniently away on some overseas job, leaving them to their own volition. Hayato tries to keep their cohabitation a secret from the school and its all-female student council leadership, while fending off Ui’s progressively romantic and sexual advances at home. Because of Ui’s openly provocative stances on male-female relationship, he attracts the attention of discipline head Rin Misumi, who later moves in next door with her sister Kei, the school’s nurse.
So, not only are all the ladies well-developed…in their arguments (whew! Cleared the fence on that one), they are equally combative on the issues, which lead to confusion all around. Can I hold hands? Can’t I hold hands? Can I hold my own hands? Above the waist and where everyone can see them? As if this wasn’t enough, the home life is just as fraught with peril, as Ui can’t wait to get into the matrimonial bliss portion of the equation. So, she cooks dinner only in an apron or starts to give a back massage and things progress southwards (intentionally).
Despite the heavy-handed fan service, Ui is certainly unrelentingly upbeat, even if things don’t always go in her favor. She knows that she is going to win out in the long run, so minor setbacks are merely minor. There was that anime male confusion extant in these shows, when some nubile young thing wants to jump your bones, but it appears to be done more to show it can be done than to make a better caliber of comedy or other pointed points regarding male-female relationships. In the end, it becomes frat-boy humor, but with the women being the ‘frat’.
On a scale of 1 to 10:
Artwork 7 (Standard, but the girls are cute)
Plot 7 (Trite and true)
Pacing 8 (Rather brisk, but it has just eight minutes)
Effectiveness 7 (Too zig-zag)
Conclusion 7 (It reaches a ‘coupler’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service 5 (A similar show would be “Maburaho”)
Overall 7 (It could have taken more time to tell its tales)
And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. Love is for everyone.