Plot Synopsis: “Students at Takeru Oyama’s elite private school don’t just study— they battle one another using unique items called “maken.” But Takeru’s problems aren’t merely martial in nature: he also has to deal with Inaho, who claims to be his fiancée, the mysterious girl Kodama, and his childhood friend Haruko.”
Thoughts: Do you like your anime with lots of fanserivce, fighting, and females with large breasts? If so, guess what Maken-ki! is right up your alley. There just a bit of everything for fans of fanservice to see here. We have hugely breasted teenage girls who give panties shots quite often and without a care in the world. We get fight scenes with lots of panty shots. Hell we even get some censorship that seems to be inconsistent from time to time.
Oh, but you want to know about the story you say? Well, think of Ikki Tousen but without the other schools fighting each other and the Romance of The Three Kingdom backdrop. Is this going to blow you away story wise? Nope it will not at all. In fact, there is not much plot presented here in the first episode. I do not think there is going to be much plot given here with this series. However, this is not a series that you watch for its plot. You watch for one thing and one thing only the fanservice.
The character designs are nice, but the fanservice is going to turn away those who are not into fanservice. The voice acting is fine and so is the music presented. The background art works for series and not is not intrusive. The fight scenes are nice and are pretty fun to watch. They are not at the level of say Cowboy Bebop but they are fun enough to not get bored watching.
Maken-Ki! Is not a show that most fans are going to be excited to see or even running to see. This is a show that is going to fanservice heavy, classic harem with fighting elements in it. If this is not your think do not bother watching. If it is your thing put your seat and enjoy the ride
Score (for fans of these types of shows): 3/5
(everyone else): 1/5