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    ワガママハイスペック

    A short about a high school boy who is secretly ecchi mangka, but somehow his secret gets out and to keep it safe he has to join an all-girls student council and take in a harem.

    Airs: Monday, April 11

    Studio: AXsiZ

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    Kōki Narumi is a high school student who also draws a manga serialized in a weekly magazine. Because the manga he draws is a risqué romantic comedy, he keeps this fact a secret from everyone around him, with his younger sister Toa and his best friend Mihiro being the only ones who know. But one day, as the student council president Kaoruko Rokuonji is searching for male members for the student council, she finds out that Kōki is the manga's author. Kōki joins the student council in exchange for Kaoruko not revealing his secret. However, the vice president, Ashe R. Sakuragi, strongly opposes him joining, and in the midst of all this, various requests and troubles of students begin to pile up.

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    I thought that this was supposed to be a harem based on the show's roots, but he's nowhere to be found. If what is said in the WagaHigh segment is true, Koki should be showing up in the next episode. Anyway in this episode, it's a hot day in June and the AC is busted. The student council girls are just trying to find a way to cool down, so Ashe comes up with the brilliant idea to strip down. But Toa is not on board with it and that causes a ruckus that results in the room getting even hotter as they turned on the heater by accident. Pretty silly episode this is, and certainly worth seeing as a guilty pleasure, if anything.
    Last edited by Buckeye; 04-11-2016, 01:02 PM.
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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      A few seconds of shameless ecchi, an OP, and a non-animated informational segment. Apparently based on an eroge, the protagonist of which has yet to make an appearance. Quality stuff.
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      • #4
        Episode 2

        It's only about the girls again as I think that the MC isn't going to show up in this series. He's already part of the student council as seen in the beginning. So here, it is revealed that Mihiro's family runs a restaurant and she wants ideas for new items for the summer. Toa's is a bunch of snacks, Ashe's is a super-sized donburi that Mihiro just doesn't have the stamina to stomach. and Kaoroku's is an atomic bitter melon curry that's too hot to handle. Still, those led to business booming somehow. Those girls sure did come up with some crazy ideas there not really taking into consideration what others might want to go for when it comes to summer tastes.
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        • #5
          Episode 3

          Kaoruko sure is into yuri seeing that she got Toa and Mihiro to model for it with those premium potatoes as a reward. Things were going so well, but Ashe had to ruin the mood. Those girls sure do a lot of interesting stuff in the student council room.
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          • #6
            Episode 4

            The student council room is a mess, and cockroaches have invaded the place. Kaoroku is deadly afraid of them, but it's Mihiro to the rescue. And as a result, they break from work to tidy up the place. Those roaches still lurk, but at least they are in a place where they can't just suddenly appear in front of the girls. That was pretty funny seeing Kaoroku freak out like that, and the roach's appearance spares us from seeing how gross they really are.

            So with that, the trial period is over, and this show is in seeing that it's only a few minutes long.
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            • #7
              Episode 5

              Ashe is such a scaredy cat. Mihiro is out feeding crows, Kaoroku got soaked because of a broken faucet, and Toa's face was just covered in bubble gum. It's never a good idea to read horror stories if she doesn't know not to take things seriously. And then the end segment there indicates that the president is the MC, but he's nowhere to be found. It will be interesting to see if he does show up at some point or not seeing that only those four girls have appeared in this show and nobody else in terms of the president or even other students.
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              • #8
                Episode 6

                Kaoroku investigates a strange piece of handwriting and comes to the conclusion that come July, humanity will face extinction through some questionable method of translations. But that was just something Kouki scribbled in a hurry, and when that happens it becomes something totally unreadable. It's no wonder he had made-up exams and couldn't come to the student council room. And here is another opportunity to bring in the president, but he's still got other things going on.
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                • #9
                  Episode 7

                  So after watching Usakame with one of the characters having a crazy dream, here is another episode about napping. This time, it's all about what happens in the real world and not the dream world as Kaoruko had been pushing herself and pulling all-nighters to the point where she's not quite as functional as she think she is. Those hypnotizing tricks just won't work on her, but listening to some sleepy music did the trick, while the other girls fall asleep as well. In the end, she had a nice nap and finished her work. Those girls sure look cute when they are sleeping, and it was only fitting that Kouki excuse for missing the council meeting is that he's off taking a siesta.
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                  • #10
                    Episode 8

                    Mihiro has brought in a robot, but Ashe's clumsiness ends up breaking that machine. So she is dressed in cardboard boxes to act as the robot, and while Toa wasn't fooled, Kaoruko sure was. Poor Ashe having to put on this act, but of course there's no way that it looks like a Danbo.
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                    • #11
                      Episode 9

                      For once, here is an episode that takes place completely outside the student council room as the setting this time is Toa's room. Mihiro found a lost cat who is quite attached to her, but seeing that her family runs a restaurant that she can't keep it. So she stays with Toa instead until its owner is found seeing that she can use technology to do just that. And by utilizing social media, the cat is back to where it belongs. That was pretty sweet to see it all happen.
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                      • #12
                        Episode 10

                        The girls are filming a movie for the culture festival with Kaoruko directing and Toa editing. It ends up being an eating contest at the ruins of the school between Mihiro and Ashe. But they have backup as just when Ashe couldn't eat anymore, in comes Kaoruko to pull the strings. But the ninja Toa emerges from the robot to save the day and win Mihiro to herself. Ashe and Mihiro certainly object to that.
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                        • #13
                          Episode 11

                          The girls are off to the indoor pool, and Ashe is finding out firsthand just how dangerous this particular waterpark is. It is rigged with traps with a geyser, whirlpool, and big wave, while Ashe's swimsuit keeps getting dislodged. That was pretty silly.
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                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Episode 12 (Finale)

                            Kouki finally appears, well sort of. After he was gone doing something or other that requires him to be out of the student council room, he's making his appearance felt at long last even though he doesn't get any screen time. It's his birthday, and the girls have cooked up quite a fancy feast in throwing a surprise party for the always absent MC. That was a good way to send this short off seeing that they managed to find a way to bring Kouki into the show without actually showing him.

                            Overall, this show is pretty much just another short and it was mildly amusing while the girls are a good bunch of characters. But the episodes are just way too short to do anything really meaningful, while this show comes off as being an advertisement for the Wagahigh and Kakotama smartphone games, which cuts into its already limited run time there at the end. This show is two minutes of silliness every week and it's acceptable for its length, but the humor is hit or miss, and it is mostly miss.

                            MAL Rating: *****------
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