Hundred // First Impressions

Tired of anime using the high school setting? How about a high school on a goddamn aircraft carrier?!

Tired of anime using the high school setting? How about a high school on a goddamn aircraft carrier?!

Beside the “You’re in the game” genre, another overdone anime genre that needs to die is the “magic high school battle harem” genre. They’re all the same show. You watch one, you’ve watched all of them! Oh, dear God. They’re all converging together! They’re turning into… the same thing they were before they converged.

Hundred, a Production IMS adaptation of Jun Misaki and Nekosuke Ookuma’s light novel, is set on the battleship academy Little Garden where students are trained as Slayers to use the eponymous weapons, the only weapon capable of fighting the Savages, mysterious alien life forms that are attacking the Earth. Hayato Kirasagi enrolls in Little Garden for Slayer training and ends up getting the attention of the “Queen”, Claire Harvey.

I was just about ready to write Hundred off as yet another generic high school battle harem light novel. Then, after I watched it, my opinion about it changed… somewhat. Well, Hundred isn’t terrible, and that seems to be the nicest thing I can say about it. It still has some of the usual light novel harem cliches, like the “guy walking in on the girl getting dressed” cliche and the female with huge boobs that they can only be explained by breast implants, but I think I would rather watch this than Infinite Bahamut and Ass War. Hundred seems more watchable than those two, so that’s an improvement, I suppose, so I won’t write it off… yet.

Hundred gets 2.5 Slayers out of 5

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