Okay, I will admit, at first it seemed like a good anime. It kicked off nicely, everything was set up, you got to see someone get creamed right after the initial episode, you get a love crazy girl stalking one of the main characters(hero??) and things are looking up. All of a sudden the elite disciplinary team aka the "Enforcers"(swat kats?) start to come to the forefront and stir up a lot of beef with the Juken Club. Lots of fighting, lots of blood, lots of hilarity ensues, and the anime looks like it can go on forever... or we could only hope.
Well, here is where the spoiler starts, it doesn't. Yes, that is correct, remember the most annoying part of character driven plots? Yea, how far back can the background of 3 people go? try 20 episodes. That is 400 minutes of flashbacks. What do you do when your writers run out of good ideas or not think plots though thoroughly, fill it up with background. So from start to finish, the actual plot is about 5 episodes and 2 OVAs.... then it stops, why? Because lets be honest, it is hard enough to sit through flashbacks when it is 2 minutes per episode, but an entire episode? Back to back? For over half the series? As much as I love having the concept of having a uncontrolled power that overtakes the body DRILLED into my head over countless episodes and how the law seems to not care that countless slaughters are taking place at the hands of a most obscenely well known deranged kid, I will pass.
It makes you wonder what came first, Naruto or this, because the siblings seem the same way, except the brothers did things differently, oh and the younger sibling is a different sex, take that as you will, I am not implying anything :D.
Really, all in all, not... too terribly bad... It has LOADS of potential, just as american pie has demonstrated, you CAN go WAY beyond where you started, you just have to use your head and think about it. Granted the way it is set up makes you wonder where it was suppose to go.
Lets think about it. The Juken club was started by the person who wants to shut it down. The leader of the enforcers is going to die. The chief of the club is being expelled. The two freshmen are going to be by themselves largely. The other member is kind of... there... for some... unexplained reason. And the younger sister Aya hasn't a clue about ANYTHING but is able to use this mysterious clairvoyant power which causes it to rain and makes her into the exact opposite of what she is normally......................................
Where is this going? In order to keep the series going they would have to revamp everything they started with.
Thinking about the people who made this anime and the direction it was going makes my head hurt in ways it shouldn't. Good Idea, Semi-solid characters(maybe TOO solid), teeeerrible follow through... Unless you can stomach a lot of emotional scenes for the action scenes, or even if you are looking for a emotional sort of anime, this would be it, as for those who like lots of action, for me there was more big broad concepts than action, and not worth the time because I could watch 3 episodes of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi and get more satisfaction out of it than the entire series. I would also suggest watching Nana if you like animes that make you ponder about life's big philosophical topics. Maybe this would be kind of a clash of both... Meh, I guess I'm just a critic.moreless