Some anime really push the borders of “ecchi” to its limits, and one of the many good examples is Seikon no Qwaser. Released in 2010, the anime tells the story of Sasha, a superpowered boy, in his quest to save the world from plunging into chaos. It’s a typical tale judging by that premise, but the weird part is that Qwasers (people like Sasha who has superpowers) get their energy by sucking the life force from the breasts of women.
Brushing that strange premise apart, this anime is pretty well-paced. In each episode, Sasha and his gang had to defeat a single villain until the main antagonist is finally revealed in the latter half of the series. The whole story overarches Sasha’s drive to save his friends, as well as his mysterious quest for revenge.
The choreography in most of the fight scenes was pretty decent, and the animation didn’t fall flat, despite the fact that this anime was released over a decade ago. Of course, there are a few moments that could have been better, but they were few and far between. The ending came too abruptly, though. It felt like the villain just got a bit too overhyped and just fell because of hubris, but the succeeding light moments in the finale made everything worth it.
It’s not a highly recommended show, especially if you don’t like ecchi (or borderline h*ntai) shows. But it doesn’t mean that it’s a terrible anime. If you have nothing else to watch and just want to spend a few hours with your mouth agape in cluelessness and half-disgust, then Seikon no Qwaser is a pretty good option to go! #