#11 ???

As the title says, this might be more NSFW than usual. After all, today well be talking about an Ecchi anime. Proceed with caution.

I don’t even know a proper introduction on how to begin this, so screw it, and let’s just start. Today’s topic is a particular episode of the series Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! (Majikoi for short). SPOILERS for the show and particular episode to follow. Here’s a quick rundown of the show:

Bases on a visual novel, Majikoi is a harem series about Yamato Naoe and his group of friends, who attend Kawakami academy. In this school, being a good fighter is important. In fact, conflicts in school are settled through class battles. The show is about Yamato’s life in and outside of school, filled with battles, humor, and a harem made of all his female friends who are of course in love with our main character.

Note this series is an ecchi anime, which might be a turn off for some people (understandable), though if you stick around, as an ecchi it puts that genre to good use. Not giving any fucks, it rises above being an anime with pointless fanservice, and instead becomes one choke chock-full of dirty humor. It’s also a harem anime I can respect because the MC is not dense like other people (calling you out Ichika) and by the end our main character actually picks someone. Though its not exactly what you’d expect, at the same time not too surprising either (just watch it, you’ll get what I mean).

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Anyway, only in anime can episode 6 (“Carry It With Me, Seriously!!”) of Majikoi happen. Essentially only in anime can this episode of anime happen because anime. Normally I’d type most of this, but this time, for the most part, I’ll just show you what I’m talking about. In this episode, Yamoto and his friends are responsible for carrying a shrine for their town’s festival. This is the shrine.

And here’s some truth:

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Yes, this is the shrine they must carry. These are the actual lines from the show explaining why this is their shine.

“Kangawa Prefecture, Kawasaki City. They worship the gods Kanamahiko no Kami and Kanayamahime no Kami. A world-famous festival held at Kanayama Shrine. Their idol, Kanamara-sama, is a metallic penis that houses the god of mining and blacksmithing, as well as sexuality. Across the country the festival is known for offering of the iron and other metallurgy industries, the curing of STI’s, and in recent years, for granting protection against the AIDS virus.”

Now, let’s examine some aspects of the festival.

Here’s someone eating the actual festival food.

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There is even a scene of the main female MC teaching all the other female characters the proper technique on how to eat the candy. Or was it mushrooms? Actually, it was kind of confusing because for the most part they said it was candy, but they also called the food mushrooms.

Okay:

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Go on:

what else:

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then:

OUCH!!!

Of course being in a school like this with a group of friends means you’re going to have a rival. Like all rivalries, there has to be a clash, even at a festival like this. So when it’s time for the festival duel, and when said rival shows up, the show decides now is the time to have a “shrine battle”. Yamato’s group faces Kuki in this so called “shrine battle”, which is basically having the two shrines crash into each other until one is left still left erect. By the way, Kuki’s is the larger one:

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The ending to this episode makes it better. While the episode is mostly about the festival, there is a part where Yamato splits of from his group to run errands and ends up meeting a man who knows his father. After being “taught a lesson” from this man, he rejoins the festival and the shrine battle with his friends. You’d think a situation like this makes it seem like Yamato’s group would win. What happens is that both shrines break, and one man from each team has to “become the shrine.”

Unfortunately they were not ready for Kuki. They literally say “Kuki’s shrine is a monster. Was he always that big?” :

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Yamato’s group ends up being no match for such a beast, so the hard fought battle with our MC and his friends ends like this:

I’d like to remind you all of these pictures were only from one episode. I’ll leave you by saying when you have the time, and you don’t mind dirty jokes, definitely watch the absurdity that is Majikoi since it’s something that can happen only in anime.

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You can view Majikoi for legal streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll.

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