In at Number 10 on the latest Anime Chart we have Trinity Seven, an anime which I genuinely struggle to remember much about so this may be a short post. With 12 Episodes, an Original Video Animation and a hour long movie, Trinity Seven has one of the smallest amounts of content for any anime series I’ve seen. Even as the fourth anime I had ever watched (Excluding Pokemon/Yugioh) it is one tough to commit to memory, I couldn’t even tell you a character’s name without searching for the anime again. However there are two things that I do remember: There was a girl who introduced herself as “The Sexy Ninja Girl” and Boobs, lots and lots of Boobs.
This anime is one definitely designed to appeal to the hormonal urges of Teenage Boys rather than tell a compelling story or put across a message (This may change with a possible second season but it’s unlikely). The main point of the show is a harem of girls following around the male protagonist. Set within a typically girls only High School of Magic, male lead, Arata Kasuga enrolls in the school as his little cousin Hijiri Kasuga appears to be kidnapped and taken to a different demonic dimension in a highly confusing first half of the first episode. At the school are an elite group of seven magic users, each of which using magic which counteracts and relates to the seven deadly sins, collectively named, The Trinity Seven.
Despite the main “Plot” being the revelation of Arata as Candidate to take the title of Demon Lord with sporadic powers and the ability to steal spells and powers from other users and the group attempting to learn to trust him on the quest to go save his cousin, it all just ended up being a mess of nakedness. Arata’s main spell is powerful in defeating enemies but has the side effect of ripping the clothes off of every girl in the area, my how convenient that is. The girl are all (aside from two) easy going towards being naked around him, flirting and showing affection as they go about their daily life. The first of these two is just generally shy around males, having been brought up around girls and thinking that perverted thoughts are impure, with the second being Lilith Asami who’s sin is Lust and acts as the leader of the seven, trying to hide she is genuinely in love with Arata, with the series culminating with the two of them on a date after having to suffer seeing girls fawn over him with some claiming to be his demon wife. This demon wife, Arin Kannazuki is possibly most memorable out of the seven for being deadpan with no shame towards Arata, saying things with very little expression or vocal tone, being emotional yet seemingly uncaring when others try to take her man away from her.
Despite all of this criticism I have given it, it is a thoroughly enjoyable watch, even with the slight degrading of women, but that’s exactly the issue, it is an enjoyable watch but not a memorable one. I hope that they do find enough source material to make a second season but I fear that if they yet again try to stretch the story too much it will be more about how many times we can get characters naked in 20 minutes rather than develop character personality or progress the story along.
Next up shall be No Game No Life unless we have a new entrant in their position…
- Sword Art Online
- Chuunibyo Demo Koi Ga Shittai (Love, Chuunibyo and Other Delusions)
- Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso (Your Lie in April)
- Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
- Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World (=5)
- Food Wars! : Shokugeki no Souma (=5)
- Akame ga Kill!
- Mirai Nikki (Future Diaries) (=8)
- No Game No Life (=8)
- Trinity Seven