Seikon No Qwaser

February 25, 2011

Initially I was reluctant to watch Seikon No Qwaser because it borders very closely to being porn and hentai. But after seeing a few funny pictures, I thought that hey, maybe the comedy factor would overwhelm the explicit fanservice elements and without a second thought decided to give it a try. Let’s just say that it didn’t turn out so.

If you want to watch this series, be very mentally prepared for the over-the-top fanservice (unless you’re into this kind of genre). The only reason why it wasn’t classified as a hentai was because nobody ended up having sex. If a series uses fanservice as its main driving force, who needs a plot, right? So I didn’t really care much about it but just needed to know just a little bit in order to understand what is going on. Humans who are able to master and control a certain chemical elements are called Qwasers. In order to power up or fully utilize that power, they have to drink Souma – breast milk. Aha. So you’re darn right if you’re thinking that this is where the fanservice is. An excuse for fanservice. I mean, if you’re watching this show, you’d be watching tits sucking rather than the storyline, right? So who cares about the good guys, Athos, against the baddies, The 12 Adepts, in a race against obtaining some painting with Virgin Mary that is hard for me to pronounce, spell and remember: Theotokos of Tsarytsin. Say what again? I don’t know what’s so good about this Icon but I believe it gives the holder God-like powers. I think. Yeah, who cares about the plot anyway. We’re here to see the girls getting their boobs sucked, right?

There are three types of episode versions. First, the ‘normal’ TV version whereby it is heavily censored. Second, the webcast that has minimal censoring and third, the DVD release which is totally uncensored. I have watched all three versions for the first few episodes and came to this conclusion. The breast sucking fanservice is disgusting in my opinion because in a way it shows the sucker (the one who sucks lah) sucking on the tits so passionately and the suckee (the girl whose boobs are being sucked on lah) moaning like she’s enjoying it or in pain (I think it’s more of the former). If you watch the censored version, those sucking scenes (and other fanservice scenes that are deemed too ‘dangerous’) will be cut out and replaced with other annoying scenes so much so you don’t know what the heck is going on and will throw you off your feet. But watching some fanservice scenes are disgusting so it’s like you’re in a catch 22 situation. Thus, the fanservice elements are a necessary evil and it is better to watch them uncensored not because you’re a pervert but rather to see the bigger picture better (no pun intended).

If you’re still bothered about this Souma-sucking thing on how it works, let me give you a little illustration. Imagine the Qwaser as a car. Souma = fuel; Maria Magdalen (the woman who aids the Qwaser in his/her battle and provides the Souma) = petrol station; Boobs = petrol pump. The better Souma you drink means the more power the Qwaser has = The better fuel you pump in means the more power you have for your car. So now do you get it? In order for my little blog to fully work, I of course have to do a little reading up on the plot so that I can follow better. Sighs. And what did I say about just watching this show for fanservice? I guess it doesn’t matter because anybody who watches this show will be deemed a pervert anyway. So the story setting: In the school of Eastern Orthodox, St Mihailov Academy, Tomo Yamanobe, the daughter of the previous late dean Yuudai Yamanobe, to sum it up in a word: Slow. But that’s not the only thing you’ll notice first about her. It’s her humungous boobs! Maybe that’s where her brains went. However she’s always being persecuted and ostracized by other fellow students led by the current dean’s daughter, Miyuri Tsujidou and her second-in-command delinquent girl Hana Katsuragi. Thankfully she has her best friend, the tomboyish Mafuyu Oribe to stand up for her but would that be enough? For reasons that that I couldn’t care to know, these 2 have always been that way since who knows when and looks like they only have each other to lean on. It’s a cruel world. Their lives are about to change when they meet silver haired Russian kid, Alexander Nikolaevich Hell AKA Sasha, a Qwaser who controls iron. And they get deeply involved in battles among Qwasers, Athos and The 12 Adepts over that said Icon. So are you still interested in the storyline or just the tits?

Episode 1
So the first episode introduces some of those main characters and others like the nun of the school’s church, Teresa Beria and the father of the church with an eye-patch, Yuri Noda. Mafuyu and Tomo first meet Sasha when they see him lying unconscious on the road during their way home. But he soon disappears. Currently the school is being terrorized by mysterious killings of girls. Unfortunately Mafuyu got kidnapped by the culprit. This heralds Sasha and Teresa into action to repay Mafuyu and Tomo’s kindness as they defeat the menace who is also a Qwaser. Sasha becomes a transfer student in Mafuyu’s class and he’s not afraid of standing up against Miyuri and co even if he himself acts cold and distant.

Episode 2
Mafuyu and Tomo has Sasha stay at their place and I guess the only reason he’s doing so because they make good Borscht meal which is his favourite and Tomo has a striking resemblance to his beloved late sister Olja, whom he believes was murdered by a top Qwaser. So the girls learn about this Tsar’s Crowning thingy, you know The 12 Adepts’ mission, bla bla bla. Eventually Mafuyu’s other friend, Ayana Minase turns out not to be that serial killer Qwaser culprit but one of the Adepts as she holds Tomo to ransom to demand Mafuyu reveal the whereabouts of the Icon, something that Mafuyu herself doesn’t know. And yeah, Sasha-Teresa team up to battle but Sasha powers up further when he sucks Tomo’s Souma and kill off the villain (Ayana tried to suck on Tomo’s but I guess it was too much for her).

Episode 3
Sasha seems to be quite fond of Tomo because of her boobs and striking resemblance to Olja. But wouldn’t that make him a pervert too? We still see Sasha having nightmares of Olja being killed no other by the Qwaser of Gold. In school, Sasha protects Mafuyu and Tomo from Miyuri and Hana’s bullying at the school pool and even teaches them a little lesson. Meanwhile another Qwaser, Ekaterina Kurae AKA Katja arrives in Japan with her copper mannequin called Mama. Don’t play with this loli. Upon arrival, she bumps into Miyuri and Hana and the former taking an instant liking for her because Katja acts like a cute loli. While Miyuri takes her out shopping, she sets up a scene whereby she has Hana violate her and thus blackmails her into becoming her Maria. Note how Katja is a sadistic loli while Hana becomes a masochist b*tch. It’s always like this. Katja exacts some perverted sadistic punishment on Hana, she on the other hand can’t stand it but wants more. It’s like she fears every punishment she is going to get but looks forward to them. Sick girl.

Episode 4
Mafuyu and Tomo forcefully take Sasha (including Teresa) for shopping as punishment for ignoring her house rules. While trying out new bras at a shop, Tomo and Teresa got kidnapped. Mafuyu and Sasha go in search of them but it turns out the culprits aren’t Qwasers but perverted voyeurs who want to film their boobs. Though the voyeurs are easily defeated, Katja makes her appearance before Sasha and battles with him. She is powerful enough to be on par with him and could’ve finished him off if Teresa and Mafuyu didn’t come between them. It’s revealed that it was just a test and though Katja is an ally of Athos, it’s not like they’re going to like each other. Katja returns to Hana’s place and makes it herself the queen of the place much to Hana’s chagrin but I guess she’s got to give in after she exacts more punishment-cum-training on her.

Episode 5
Teresa is having a nightmare that her mother-like nun, Wilma was raped and killed by the Adepts when she was young. Heck, all the nuns in the orphanage got raped and killed leaving Teresa the only survivor. Of course Teresa’s horrifying past comes back to haunt her when the Adepts sent that Adept, Croa AKA Gas Chamber and the Qwaser of Chlorine to finish Sasha. As usual, Tomo becomes his hostage and Teresa is having a hard time trying to become Sasha’s Maria and fight off the menace. Ultimately with the little indirect help from the Copper Qwaser (Katja), Sasha is able to improvise and kill off Croa for good. In the end, Teresa decides to live with Mafuyu, Tomo and Sasha. The house is getting crowded.

Episode 6
Mafuyu decides to find that Icon herself but after searching Yuudai’s inventory and came out fruitless, she decides to do so at Miyuri’s mansion. Seems Tomo, Sasha, Katja and Teresa tag along too. However Miyuri won’t let her do it for free and has them dress up as maids. As they tour Miyuri’s extensive family treasure and art collection, Katja tags along because she’s interested in obtaining some Faberge Egg that Miyuri possessed. Unfortunately that Egg is the very same goal that a group of military men storm in and take the gang hostage. The soldiers decide to have fun and do perverted stuff on the girls. The funny part was when one of them was going for Sasha. When he is being told he is a boy, that solider gave the thumbs up and said “No problem”. Holy sh*t! A bi! Katja remembers her horrible past of being raped before so Miyuri stands up for her and decides to humiliate and strip dance in front of the men for her. Seeing how Miyuri is trying to protect her and in pain against her will, Katja sucks Miyuri’s Souma and summons Mama to slaughter the entire platoon.

Episode 7
Miyuri and Mafuyu trek to the mountains to the former’s mansion as promised so the latter can continue her search. On their way, they are being attacked by several low level Qwasers. However Mafuyu slips and falls off the cliff but is saved and nursed by a girl named Elizabeth AKA Lizzie and her master, Shinichiro Otori. Both girls get quickly acquainted but of course those villainous Qwasers show up again. It’s amazing that Miyuri has been wandering lost all the while as she happens to bump into Lizzie. We should know by now that Lizzie is a Qwaser of Titanium as she sucks Miyuri’s Souma and finish them off. After Otori and Lizzie part with Mafuyu, Mafuyu’s pals reunite with her and think they have found the Icon Yuudai has hid, they realize all this was just a wild goose chase as it’s a painting of young Tomo and Mafuyu together. Meanwhile Otori and Lizzie arrive at St Mihailov to search for the Icon, which they believe is hidden here. Plus, Otori warns some guy Friedrich Tanner about not interfering and Otori was also known as Phoenix, an ex-Adept who was also responsible of Olja’s murder. Friedrich wants him to return to his former position but Otori isn’t interested.

Episode 8
Otori becomes a teacher at St Mihailov and is popular among the girls. The house is going to get noisier when not only Otori and Lizzie turn up for dinner, but Miyuri who invited herself and the shy and soft spoken class rep, Fumika Mitarai. The Adepts sent another one of their member, Yuu Kuchiba, the psychotic Qwaser of Oxygen to St Mihailov. Meanwhile Yuu has kidnapped Hana to lure Katja out. Though they fight, Katja is no match for her as her Mama becomes rusted due to Yuu’s power. She is saved when Teresa intercepts with a range shot. Elsewhere, Sasha unbelievably receives a suspected love letter from Aoi (Yuu’s twin brother) and goes to meet her while Mafuyu and Tomo spy like busybodies.

Episode 9
Teresa has been kidnapped instead as we learn Aoi wants Sasha’s help to stop Yuu and Hana manages to drag wounded Katja back. So they have to stop that mad kid and rescue Teresa before anything else happens. During the fight at an abandoned building, the floor caves in, sending Sasha and Mafuyu falling below. Sasha sucks Mafuyu’s Souma to power up while Katja sucks Hana’s to restore her Mama and repay her debt. I don’t remember about Aoi and Yuu being the same body due to some experiment from the Adepts but Sasha has to eventually stab and kill them in order to save them.

Episode 10
Tomo becomes sick so Mafuyu and Sasha go out to hunt for a Qwaser and do battle. Unfortunately for both sides, they do not know who they’re fighting with since it’s dark and by the shape of that weapon, you can tell the other side is Lizzie. Meanwhile some perverted molester comes looking for Akari when it is actually Tomo (he might have misread her name). He is Joshua Phrygianos and an inept Adept wanting to kidnap her so he could no longer be the laughing stock of his peers. But he couldn’t stand Tomo’s clumsiness and proceeds to cook for her and maybe a chance to even get lucky with her! Seems like a good and nice guy but eventually he has to escape when Sasha and Mafuyu returns after their stalemate battle.

Episode 11
The Adepts set loose another one of their members. Seems a pair of pink haired lolis, Eva Q and Eva R, having fetish for S&M play kills people who don’t admonish them, with their mercury powers. Back in school, Mafuyu gets the usual persecution by Miyuri and Hana but Mitarai stands up for her. We learn Mitarai has always had a secret crush on Sasha because she watched him showing kindness to a cat at their school. The loli pair show up in school and get into their weird fetish with Mitarai. Sasha and Teresa take on them but their attack have no effect and must destroy the main body which is Eva Silver. Speaking of her, she disguises as a new teacher in Mafuyu’s class and proceeds to teach S&M play to them! I can think of a few horny classroom teachers but this one is very bold and even got physical, targeting Mitarai. Mafuyu tries to buy time for Sasha and Teresa to arrive as they’re being stalled. Eventually he arrives and prepares for a showdown.

Episode 12
Sasha sucks on Mitarai’s Souma to power up and defeat Eva Silver. Even if her boobs are small, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have Souma, right? So it’s not the size that counts. In the aftermath though the incident is covered up, Sasha has become popular among the girls. However Eva Silver is still alive (she was able to repair herself) and takes Mafuyu hostage. She is going to get her revenge and her powers upgraded (including new loli slaves). During the battle, Sasha powers up to new heights by using the iron in his blood and with the indirect help of Katja and Otori, Eva Silver is killed off. But the strain on Sasha is too much as he collapses.

Episode 13
Due to that, Sasha has lost his memories and thinks he is a girl courtesy of Katja! This hotspring episode is the funniest though filled with fanservice. As part of their plan to have Sasha recover his memories, the girls take him to the iron-filled hotspring (except for Miyuri who feels left out and went on her own hotspring trip with Lizzie). Nikuma, Athos’ tactician and dubbed the Hell’s Dairy Cow is being roped in to help with Sasha’s case. Not even Katja can stand up to this towering fraulein! Nikuma gives her evaluation and assessment of the girls’ breast and Souma (the funniest when was on to Teresa! Squirting and drinking her Souma directly into her mouth?!) with her extreme molesting. Too bad Mitarai sinks into depression after comments of her flat ‘washboard’. Then they have everyone smother Sasha in their boobs. However the plan backfires as an earthquake occurs and causes geysers to spout. So much so Sasha got traumatized and quotes he hates boobs!

Episode 14
Miyuri becomes some sort of magical girl called LiliKamen to save Sasha from molesters. Then Hana and Katja take her under their wing and undergo weird training to save an airplane. I don’t understand what kind of development this is when Miyuri takes on the baddies that turn out to be Hana and Katja themselves. Her killing intent is so powerful that she even surprised Katja and got blown away in the end. Miyuri collapses and when she comes to, finds herself tied up by an Athos Qwaser, Tasuku Fujiomi who proceeds to do perverted stuff on her body. But he got whacked and taken away by his Maria, Mutsumi Sendou. What the heck is this filler episode for?

Episode 15
Sasha’s still that little girl and while wandering on the streets, bumps into Lizzie. Some cosplaying girl finds them cute and has them cosplay in front of excited girls alike. Then in the changing room, an Adept sniper (Qwaser of Plumbum) starts sniping at them. During the attack, when Lizzie pulls out her weapon, Sasha regains his memories and both sides realize that they fought each other that time. Mafuyu comes in to see both of them preparing to face each other off. The sniping Qwaser is going to take this chance to snipe Sasha but was killed by Otori. Then they find unconscious Tomo in his hands and Teresa siding by his side.

Episode 16
Lizzie is shock of Otori’s actions because this would mean she would be torn between fighting Sasha and keeping her friendship with Mafuyu and Tomo. Sasha also has a flashback how he was treated nicely by Olja in a facility specializes in drawing out Qwasers’ power and probably she was the first person who taught him how to suck boobs. Then they escaped but it was short lived as Aurum, the Gold Qwaser found them, killed her and gave Sasha that scar and challenged him to become stronger and go after him. I guess Mafuyu felt pity so she lets him suck her Souma before their trip to rescue Tomo. Sasha fights Lizzie once more and then Teresa while Mafuyu goes ahead. Inside, she sees Tomo but it isn’t her who has awakened but Aurum who is using her body as his vessel.

Episode 17
I supposed having boobs so big that you can even suck it yourself! That’s what Gold Qwaser did as he becomes his own Maria. As Mafuyu gets tied up, she learns that the Adepts’ target has always been Sasha. They sent 5 Adepts as sacrifice for him to grow stronger so that he could unlock the Tsar’s Crowning and become the perfect sacrifice. Sasha spares Teresa (who got herself controlled by Otori so that she could be killed by him) and Lizzie to go face Otori. Sasha powers up to heavily wound him but before Otori dies, he tells Lizzie to fight on Sasha’s side. She is devastated by his death. Katja uses her long range attack (what hentai pose is that for Hana?) to disintegrate the Egg but Aurum escapes taking Tomo’s body with him.

Episode 18
Tasuku and Mutsumi become new transfer students at St Mihailov. While Tasuku is being his perverted self and got what he deserves by getting hit where it hurts most from a random girl he tried to hit on, Mafuyu learns from Mutsumi that the latter was Sasha’s previous Maria. Later Tasuku lures Sasha into a battle with him on the rooftop as his goal is to learn to location of the Sword of Maria, another item that is needed to complete Tsar’s Crowning while Mutsumi ties up Mafuyu in the infirmary and starts getting horny with her. Yeah, she’s a bi alright.

Episode 19
Sasha manages to defeat Tasuku’s magnetism power to go rescue Mafuyu. By that time, Mutsumi has backed down as we see strange markings over Mafuyu’s body which turns out to be Sword of Maria circuit. Elsewhere Tomo wakes up in the Adepts’ base and Joshua is in charge of her as he also thinks highly of her. Tomo then meets a little girl, Astarte one of the many candidates and the highest ranking Maria. We are introduced to the other Adepts: Jita (Joshua’s sister), Milk (why is she always wearing a gas mask?), Wang Chen (Chinese guy) and Georg (Friedrich’s brother). Then some dispute between Jita and Georg so Wang Chen is going to punish Jita as she was the one responsible for starting the fight. Joshua begs for clemency but fell on death ears. Till Tomo and Astarte intervene and since Astarte pecks Tomo, the Adepts decide to protect Tomo as Astarte’s kiss is considered a blessing.

Episode 20
Sasha learns that the school’s infirmary nurse, Urara Oikawa has data about Athos along with Yuudai’s research on Tsar’s Crowning. She gives him a key to Yuudai’s research. Miyuri holds a birthday bash for Katja and invites everyone. During the party, a monster attacks them. When they subdue it, they learn it is Lizzie. Later Friedrich tries to persuade Katja to come to their side by giving her the Egg and make her their imperial queen. Katja is in a dilemma so much so she ignores Hana’s horny and masochist pleas. Sasha and Mafuyu unlock a hidden path believed to open the path to Tsar’s Crowning and all the data they have gathered were just dummies.

Episode 21
As Mafuyu and Sasha search for the Aquatic Sanctuary in the middle of the school’s lake, Tasuku and Mutsumi follow Jita and Milk. Before you know it, they engage in a battle but since the former duo underestimated their opponents, they lost. Meanwhile Hana is disheartened to find her beloved Katja missing. Then Friedrich kidnaps Mafuyu to draw out the Sword of Maria in her body. Sasha arrives on the scene but sees Katja on the enemy’s side and sucks on Mafuyu’s Souma. Say, isn’t Mafuyu’s breasts getting bigger from the process. It’s ridiculous that her boobs are sucking the Souma out of every woman in the world! WTF?!

Episode 22
That huge power unlocks the Aquatic Sanctuary as Georg and Friedrich approach it. Tasuku-Mutsumi once again battles Jita-Milk while Lizzie takes on Wang Chen. Both matches end in a stalemate. Hana confronts Katja because she can’t believe she prefers to be sullied by some other guy than her and even slaps her master! Hana is going to get some serious punishment because she was just playing along and don’t intend to be their imperial queen. I suppose the brothers got greedy as they start drinking all the Souma. Their plan backfires and they turn into a huge ugly monster since they can’t control the Souma and have consumed much more than their limit. Think of it as becoming poison. Too much of a good thing is bad. Our heroes combine their powers as Sasha delivers the final killing blow. Then Aurum appears (possessing Tomo’s body) to claim the spoils and looks like he had everyone did the work for him so he rewards Sasha by showing him Olja’s corpse lying in a coffin.

Episode 23
The gang learns this is where Yuudai hid the Icon as they see the painting. Aurum is going to have his Tsar’s Crowning complete and fuels Sasha’s anger for revenge. Katja’s Mama rots by Aurum’s power. Hmm… Tomo’s big boobs prove useful not only for replenishing Souma, but to stop Sasha’s attacks! Then Sasha sucks Tomo’s boobs to successfully awaken her and chase out Aurum. Sasha uses his body to shield Tomo from Aurum’s attack. Sasha sees vision of Olja who tells him to go back to his precious ones waiting for him. I guess Mafuyu become so emotional that her circuit got activated and partly revived Sasha. Don’t worry. He’s the hero so he can’t die. But it isn’t over yet as Aurum possesses Mama to fight back. And in with great acrobatic and agility, Sasha sucks all the girls’ Souma to gain lots of power to trap him inside the painting. One isn’t enough, so why not have all? “Take all my powers!”. The gang realize Yuudai didn’t hide this out of egoism but rather so that people won’t get that power. Yeah, you know what happens when it falls into the wrong hands. Mafuyu and Tomo are happily reunited as the gang heads home.

Episode 24
In the aftermath of it all, Mafuyu is disheartened to learn her boobs shrunk! Proud Miyuri takes this chance to have the gang experiment with her breast enlargement products but it ends with disastrous results. Why did Lizzie join in if she thought it was better of her to stay flat (Otori’s views, by the way). And yeah, Katja’s S&M play on Hana not forgotten. Since Yuri gives Sasha a day off, he manages to give her tickets to the movies. At the end of their fun day, Sasha tells her that this is farewell since his mission in Japan has ended. They both confess to each other (she loves him, he loves her boobs?!). He sucks her boobs as final parting gift? And yeah if you have been waiting for this moment because now is the time they both share their first kiss! Finally a mouth somewhere else other than boobs. He gives her his cross and promise he’ll be back someday but till then, Mafuyu had better stay single. After that boobs-filled ending credits (oh gosh), we see (polite) Sasha in a new mission infiltrating a school with his new Maria. Is that Hana?

Got, Milk?
Oh. What? Oh what?! It’s already over?! Thank God! I didn’t believe I could actually make it sitting through all those episodes of boobs sucking, breasts squeezing and molestation. So what about the plot? Heck, my blog is so bare and simple that I think I left out lots of details. Not that I care anyway. So after that super final boss fight, it still got me thinking what the heck happened to those other characters. I mean, the remaining Adepts, Mutsumi and Tasuku and the few others. It pretty makes their role much redundant, eh? The final episode seems like it tried to tie things up but that is between Sasha and Mafuyu, not so much the other characters. So is Katja leaving for good after she gave Hana her last sadistic rites? So is Lizzie just bumming around seeing that her beloved master is gone for good? Basically I think this entire show is mainly focused on Sasha and Mafuyu. We can see how Sasha turns his attention from Tomo to Mafuyu gradually and that final episode confirmed that they become a pair. Though Sasha is still that tundra boy but at least he has learned the value of those important to him. He comes to accept those around him as with Mafuyu. Sometimes I feel that Sasha’s squeezing of other girls’ boobs is just an excuse to cover up his pervertness rather than to test and evaluate their Souma. Reminder to all you guys, never try this to your girlfriends even if it’s a kind gesture to check for breast cancer. Heck, that isn’t the right way either.

There were probably lots of other things I would love to say or ponder such as the nature and role of Yuri and Teresa and minor supporting ones like Miyuri, Mitarai and Astarte (what the heck happened to her anyway? Did Tomo and her become close friends?) but I got too lazy to comment further. Just leave it as it is. Some of the things also didn’t connect like the part how Lizzie turned into a monster and went on a temporary rampage. I just thought some of the characters would make at least some kind of impact at the end but I guess I was just thinking too much. Like Joshua’s meeting with Tomo. In the end, it’s like his role was just to become her butler after all. Heck, he didn’t even appear in the final showdown. So to some up some of the other characters: Tomo the cheery bimbo, Hana the sicko masochist sadist, Katja the high-and-mighty sadistic loli, Miyuri the prideful rich bimbo whose boobs is second largest after Tomo, Mitarai the don’t-call-her-flat-ever, Teresa the soft spoken nun turned slut and Lizzie the small boobs complex (“Big boobs are stupid!”). Oh, it has to come back to boobs eventually. That’s what this show is about, right?

Sure yeah, boobs are the fanservice theme of the series. So I tried a little reasoning of why they did so. Hey, it was shown over TV, right? Albeit it won’t be prime time and in the wee hours and dead of the night. You know how they say art is subjective? Yeah, maybe boobs here are a form of art. I’m sure a certain people would know how to appreciate such ‘beauty’ in all kinds of ‘form’. The softness, the size and all. Perhaps they are also trying to tell us to appreciate them? Oh, who am I kidding? Anyhow I still find it distasteful. Besides, the way they portray boobs are as though their existence are more than just for ogling or sucking. Just as Aurum demonstrated that he can refuel himself (defies logic, eh?) or even stop a shot. Oh, how can we not realize the importance of the various roles of breasts.

There is an OVA episode dubbed episode 10.5. Ruru Shiizaki sees Katja taking out her sadism on Hana in school one day and isn’t happy the other girls look up to her. However Katja keeps her cool and even gives her a ‘warning’ that she herself has her own fetish. After that physical examination check (I don’t know why Sasha was bent on spying on girls’ boobs and although he got a warning from Otori, the duo were sent flying away by Teresa and Urara’s anti-intruder mechanism), Ruru goes home to see her mom obsessed riding some machine she bought doing some boobs detoxification. Yuri informs the gang about some shady organization called Mannyuken doing boobs detoxification and wants them to investigate but they’re not interested. Except maybe for those who wish to have their boobs size increased. Maybe that’s what Hana is thinking as she heads there only to see Ruru’s mom forcing her daughter to undergo a boob detoxification treatment. The master of the organization personally sucks her boobs. Hana hears him say Souma and thinks he’s a Qwaser so the master gets suspicious and has her undergo the treatment. I don’t know if she’s enjoying herself. Just then, Katja busts in to save everyone after concluding that Ruru still holds her mom dear to her. She snaps when the master couldn’t believe a flat chest like her is a Qwaser. All the victimized women hail Katja as their queen. In the end it is revealed that the master is a fallen Qwaser and due to his obsession of sucking Souma, has rounded up women to do so but his scheme is put to an end after he is apprehended and his organization dissolved. Ruru doesn’t think badly about Katja anymore and becomes her friend and whispers a request that her mom wants a boob detoxification from her (well, Katja did mention that back then).

I’m not sure how many Picture Drama Specials are there but I have watched a handful of them lasting around 2 minutes and less. Half them is dedicated to Katja-sama’s Corner, in which the great almighty Katja talks to us viewers that she deems as a slave, masochist and lowlife while we seemingly view her in awe and probably become like Hana herself, wanting more of her pain. The other half is reserved for the other girls and also shows from the viewer’s viewpoint but this time the viewer is supposed to be Sasha. Seems he is like a naughty and perverted boy wanting to have a go at the girl’s boobs. I know, it’s for fanservice purposes. So far I have only seen Tomo, Mafuyu and Mitarai (Sasha was the name of that cat she gave and thus perhaps ‘qualified’ as Sasha).

I’m not saying that the action sequences are so awesome (probably because the fanservice spoiled it all) but there is one interesting bit during the battles among the Qwasers initially. Though just a short line, viewers can learn the different chemicals and their reaction when both Qwasers meet and thus the possible outcome when the chemicals meet. I guess this is the only educational part out of the entire series filled with mind numbing fanservice and plot that I don’t care to follow closely. Wait a minute. I’ve reiterated that many times. Other than that, the other annoying thing during the battles was the loud background music. I don’t think it was my audio configuration. All the opening and ending themes are rock based. The first opening theme, Errand by Faylan suits the pace of the series with its upbeat pulse while the second opening theme, Baptize by Yousei Teikoku sounds very dramatic with all the choir voices coming to play. The first ending theme, Passionate Squall by Ayumi Fujimura, Aki Toyosaki, Minori Chihara, Aya Hirano and Yoko Hikasa (seiyuu of Mafuyu, Tomo, Teresa, Katja and Hana respectively) sounds a little weird. But the ending credits animation is even weirder because we see those 5 girls dancing around and about via… Bathtub? The second rock pop ending theme, Wishes Hypocrites by the same quintet shows more fanservice (girls in wet clothes, breathing heavily, inviting poses, you get the idea – hey, what do you know? Sasha and Mafuyu kissed here. Naked).

Surprisingly, such a series has a few star studded casts. Many of them are recognizable and I’m not saying that their voice acting was fantastic (maybe it was all those boobs fanservice that redirected my attention) but they do suit the characters’ personality. For instance, Aki Toyosaki’s voice is best suited for ditzy girls like Yui in K-ON! So it’s no surprise that she did Tomo. Kana Hanazawa’s shy and gentle voice suits Mitarai like she did with Sora in Sketchbook ~Full Color’s~ and Kusano in Sekirei. Veteran Ayako Kawasumi’s arrogant tone fits Miyuri (Nodame in Nodame Cantabile) while Aya Hirano’s superior complex Katja fits her just fine like Kurumi in Kimi Ni Todoke. Minori Chihaya as Teresa was recognizable because it reminded me of her role as Nagato in Haruhi Suzumiya. Likewise tomboyish girls role are suitable for Ayumi Fujimura’s Mafuyu like she did for Misaki in Kaichou Wa Maid-sama and or tough girls like Raimei in Nabari No Ou. Yuko Sanpei as Sasha too must have been a veteran of voicing boys’ role like Renton in Eureka Seven and Fuuta of Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn. Initially I couldn’t recognize Ai Shimizu as Lizzie because she didn’t put on her trademark energetic squeaky voice like she did for Mikoto in Mai-HiME and Sherwood in Kaibutsu Oujo. Another surprise is Youko Hikasa as Hana because she’s the voice of Mio in K-ON! Holy! That is how Mio sounded like if she’s a masochist?! And yeah, Yukari Tamura’s short cameo appearance as Eva R was definitely identifiable.

The next episode preview is one of the most amusing sections. The monologue ranting of the character lasts over a minute (after the few preview clips, viewers will only see a still photo shot of a random character) and some are quite nonsensical. The best and my favourite one is Teresa’s. She was saying about how she wants to reward viewers to suck her boobs but was only joking. Why? She loved to joke once in a while but given the nature of her character she can’t do so! Nikuma’s breathy and passionate speech about spreading her ‘love’ is also another one that broke me into a smile. Then there’s cocky Katja getting pretty arrogant about over-dominant so much so she choked on her laughter! And there’s the one Hana scorning her master’s S&M but eventually gives in.

I think the reason why they made Souma as the important power up factor for Qwasers was probably a subtle hint to tell us that mother’s milk is good for us. I’m sure the natural breast milk would beat any man-made formula in the supermarkets out there. Milk is also rich in calcium and is also good for your bones, reduces the chances of osteoporosis and prevents hypertension. Young children should drink more milk as it helps in their growth as well. Unless you’re lactose intolerant than that’s a different story. Hey, after so much fanservice, I guess it’s no harm for a little nutrition advice. But definitely drinking milk to enlarge breasts is a myth like many desperate high school girls love to believe. No matter how heroic you are, I don’t think anybody in this real world would accept a superhero that sucks Souma to power up. That just won’t cut it and you may be slap with an energy drink instead. Maybe I should once in a while enjoy a good glass of warm chocolate milk. So, Got Milk?

2 Responses to “Seikon No Qwaser”

  1. otaku Says:

    Have you watched the second season? I think the third season will be up too. On an unrelated note, I don’t recall Katja being a rape victim ==


  2. saya hitachi Says:

    We’ll she was otherwise i dont think she would be having these slaves or what not ! uh whats the actual point in this anime ive never seen it before never will its innaproiate and they aint got no season 2 hope not ! :c nobody really watches that ! i mean why would they have a kid doing filthy crap! isint lolicon illegal?


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