Thursday, March 10, 2011

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (OAV)

Kenshi Masaki is the half brother of Tenchi Masaki and used to live in Japan, that is until he was summoned to the land of Geminar. The Land of Geminar has been witness to an endless amount of wars that have been fought using Seikijin, bio-mechanical weapons controlled by a capable warrior called a Seikishi using magic power called Ahou. It is revealed that Kenshi is an amazing Seikishi and it seems someone has a reason for Kenshi to be in Geminar, but who and why are not known.

One definite problem with a monthly released and slow subbed OVA series that's 13 episodes long is that it takes some serious time to finish. And I just recently finished Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari more than a year after I started watching the show. You're probably thinking wow that's a long name what's it mean well the literal translation is "The Tale of the Holy Machine Wielder from Another World" thankfully many have shortened the title down to just Saint Knight's Tale or even better ISM and the OVA series is a spin off of the Tenchi Muyo franchise which thankfully you don't need to know anything about when watching ISM.

ISM is a lot of things from a mecha show to a school slice of life romcom but what has to be the biggest part of the series is that this is a mega super harem show with added combat goodness. I don't think any one has a larger harem than poor reluctant Kenshi the hero of the story. Kenshi is an Earth boy who's teleported from there to the world Geminar and is persuaded to assassinate a princess using a medium sized white mecha called a Seikijin. He fails at taking out the princess and ends up becoming her servant after the princess and her group of girls find out about his ordeal.

The Princess was on her way to the Holy Land Academy to take classes and she brings Kenshi along for the ride. While the Princess and her troop are off doing their things Kenshi is left to do the servant thing. Soon enough because Kenshi has an uncanny ability to do just about anything like cooking, cleaning advanced combat and survival skills he becomes a highly sought after young lad that has the entire female population of the academy chasing after him. Really they are always chasing after him as he's always running away from them. He's soon transferred from chore boy to being taught to be a male Seikijin pilot and is given a bit more latitude at the Academy.

Life at the Academy is going great but there is a small faction of terrorists and plotters planning something bad and sure enough bad guys take over the Academy and other important places in order to take control and also revive a long lost super weapon. Everyone flees the Academy but regroups to take the fight to the terrorists. In order to do this Kenshi decides to create his own little country on the Princess's ship.

Kenshi and his mega super harem wage war against the evil man and his super weapon and you can guess how that all goes (it all works out in the end) and we're once again left with the harem chasing after poor reluctant Kenshi.

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