Majikoi: Oh! Samurai Girls: The Underappreciated Gem

When you think of harem series, you probably think of shows like To Love-Ru, High School DxD, Shinmai Maou no Testament (ugh) and even this seasons How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord. Despite these heavy-hitters of varying quality, there are also several other harem shows that often fly under the radar.

Today we are going to look at one of those shows, one that is actually far better than anyone expected, tells an interesting story and has one of the best dubs all around. After the cut let’s take a dive into Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls.

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Love Me! Seriously!

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Majikoi’s Momoyo Kawakami: Her Greed, and Her Fear

I am a firm believer in the Harem Genre and its potential to have good characters and good storytelling. The genre hasn’t yet produced a ‘great work’, but it has several excellent examples of characters with believable motivations and personalities and enough effort put in by their creators aside from just having a hot body and a collection of tropes to service the lowest common denominator.

Now let’s be real here, Harem animes are male power fantasies. That is an undeniable fact and it must be acknowledged up front, but they can be that AND have well developed, well rounded and interesting male and female leads that can discuss worthwhile themes such as love, dedication, devotion, and commitment. While many dismiss the genre as trash, and to be fair, it has had more than it’s share of crap work, you do yourself a disservice if you write off an entire genre of work simply because of its overall premise.

For our first Character Dive on this blog. I want to take a look at a harem female lead who in my mind, shows off the great potential that can be found in the Harem anime genre. After the cut let’s take a character dive into the main female lead of Majikoi ~ Oh! Samurai Girls!’s Momoyo Kawakami

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She can kick ass, take names, and have more emotional depth than most other female shonen leads.

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