- Alt. Name
- Okusama ga Seitokaichou!
- Release Date
- Summer 2015
- No. of Episodes
My Wife is the Student Council President! is a 2015 Ecchi Romantic Comedy anime series from one of the more interesting Japanese animation studios, Seven. While some viewers will potentially recognize this studio for their many ecchi anime series, on the other hand, will recognize them from their hentai creations. While creating ecchi and hentai are two different things, it’ll be interesting to see how a predominantly adult entertainment-focused animation studio created a series. Can a studio create something ecchi and be a romantic comedy entertaining towards equal genders, or will they make a series that pleases the male breeding ego?
Hayato Izumi is running for student council president. He’s educated, responsible, down to earth, and completely outmatched by his rival, Ui Wakana. Ui wins in an upsetting landslide after promising comprehensive sex education, free condoms, and other exciting reforms. Bloodied but not discouraged, Hayato licks his wounds and settles for the vice president position. After all, Ui does pledge to liberate love on campus.
If that wasn’t bad enough, he soon learns that due to a weird arrangement by their parents, Ui becomes his fiancée, and they must live somehow live together. At first, he tries to keep their cohabitation a secret from the school and its all-female student council leadership while trying to find his future wife’s progressively aggressive romantic and even sexual advances at home. Though not everyone on the school campus is a fan of Ui, her actions and personality often put her in direct conflict with the discipline committee. As the couple spends more time together, they attract more unwanted attention from faculty, students, and even the adults, which causes the couple even more trouble than they bargained for initially. Still, nothing is ever easy when it comes to marriage.
When it comes to this anime series’ story, one thing is for sure: the story is better than what one can expect. The story is easy to follow and flows well, which may be unexpected from a hentai-centric animation studio. Considering that each episode is less than ten minutes long, the series is a concise form story that works exceptionally well for a series such as this. However, what is shocking with this short-form anime series’ story is that each episode is somewhat connected, very loosely at times. Yet, they are still able to make a consistent and entertaining story all at the same time. This was rather interesting since some full-length series have a difficult time completing this task.
However, when it comes to My Wife is the Student Council President! the story has a large number of negatives that cannot and must not go unmentioned. The most prominent white elephant is that if the potential viewer is not interested in seeing a heavily sexual-focused anime series, this will be their worst nightmare. Of course, there are two versions of this anime: a censored version and the full on no-holds-barred version. Though the edited version doesn’t do this series in any justice, especially when certain scenes are completely blocked due to black bars blocking unnecessary scenes.
Another negative aspect of this story is that the story is not the center of the viewing. The writing is hardly decent but does have a few good moments, but overall, it’s a typical hump fest. Outside of the usual short-form story problems like having no consistency, lack of character development, and even any real narrative, this plot is instead going around in circles. No matter what genre or gimmick an anime has, this is a terrible use of the viewers’ time and energy towards any series.
Perhaps the area that was less shocking within the series was the art style. My Wife is the Student Council President does have a charming and appealing quality that the viewers can appreciate. The light color tones are very reminiscent of Clannad, without overstepping the lines of being a complete copycat. For an anime series created from a predominantly hentai animation studio, the artist truly knows their craft. The bright and colorful characters and backgrounds, mixed with the dark and gloomy scenes sprinkled throughout the series. The cuteness of the female characters is paired Wonderfull with the atmosphere, and the seriousness of certain characters is apricated with any potential viewer.
When one talks about this series production quality, one will hope to say positive things. Which for the most part, it does a splendid job at passing the bar of expectations for, more than likely, most of its viewers. The opening animation is very polished, and though not perfect, it does better than most short-form anime series. The opening theme song is “Koisuru☆Hiyoko,” performed by Rekka Katakiri, who also done theme songs for series like the original Higurashi: When They Cry, and Kokoro Connect. So having a singer who has done many anime theme songs is quite interesting versus a one-shot piece.
The ending animation is a chibi animated sequence that suits the anime nicely. The ending of the series had two songs that were both performed by the voice actors of the series, the first being titled “RexxAi + Equation” by the voice actor for Ui Wakana, and the second one being titled “realize” by voice actor Rin Misumi. Both were very well done and fit with the animation without any problems.
Though what’s shocking about My Wife is the Student Council President! was the characters within the series. Ui Wakana is the titular character within this series, who becomes the student council president following her campaign to spread the love over the school, where she passed out condoms. Even though she knows very little about anything regarding sexual nature, she still tries to please Hayato romantically and sexually. She is noticeably less serious at home, where she cannot cook for herself, often slacks off, and ultimately acts dependent on Hayato. A running gag within the series with this character is that baby chickens appear on top of her head whenever she gets depressed or pensive.
Rin Misumi is the head of the disciplinary committee and the second heroine within the series. Rin dislikes Ui’s love campaign and its related antics; however, she develops feelings for Hayato after he treats her nicely and helps her when she gets into a sticky situation. She decided to join the committee because she wanted to disavow a rumor going around school about her, which has caused her tremendous pain. Her name In Japanese also means ethics.
Hayato Izumi is a serious individual who is the vice-president of the student council. He is set up with Ui Wakana in an arranged marriage and must live in his apartment. Despite his growing respect for Ui throughout the series, he often gets caught in her romantic advances. It makes him uncomfortable yet aroused. Hayato is notably self-sufficient, having cooked and cleaned for himself long before Ui’s arrival. He is a little impulsive and doesn’t always think things through, so he sometimes gets caught up with many other sexual situations with the rest of the female cast throughout the series, especially Rin.
There are two other characters within the student council, Ayane Niikura, who’s the council secretary. She likes to dress up in frilly outfits and cat ears, though she is a bit spacey and absent-minded. The other student is Karen Fujisaki, the council treasurer. She is a petite girl who is devoted to Ui no matter what she suggests. As the series goes on, the viewer will learn that she has been harboring a perverted interest in Ui and strongly dislikes Hayato, who often comes into conflict with him.
Short-form anime is one of those niches in the anime culture that viewers will enjoy or ignore, but having a heavy dose of nudity that borders hentai makes this series even harder. For a series that is barely over an hour and a half, one can easily say that this anime was only made for porn, and to be quite honest, that’d be a fair assessment on this piece. However, if one looks at each area of this anime piece by piece, the viewer gets the complete picture. The story within the series is honestly better than what one may expect for a heavy fan service anime, but having an excellent artistic style makes this even more enjoyable.
The masses will look at this anime as a superficial high level of fan service that could easily be turned into hentai. But those who can give this series a chance and look past the nudity will be able to see the educational and cute side of these two main characters learning about each other and what life can be like with that special someone. This series is not meant for everyone, and that’s perfectly acceptable, but if someone is looking for a series that’s good to have the door closed, this would be the one!
Cody Senpai is the creator of BakaNow, an anime review website that specializes in spoiler-free reviews for everyone. He is an avid anime watcher who has traveled to Japan numerous times to not only experience the culture and history but also to build friendships with people through a common interest. He is an avid animation fanatic from birth and even went on to major in communication to help share the importance of the stories we love to watch and listen to. Cody lives in Denver, Colorado and loves to do anything adventurous.