Sexual Innuendos abound, Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (Shimoneta), tells the story of the organization that is SOX, following the main protagonist, Okuma Tanukichi in a Japan that is disparate of any form of sexual/suggestive material. SOX is terrorist organization led by his fellow companion Kajou Ayame (Blue Snow), where they perform acts of terrorism in order to “educate” the public, about what they are missing from society.
Tanukichi, goes through a variety of trials and tribulations in his resolve of whether this is the right thing to do. With a father that is in prison for going against society’s perceptions, Tankukichi questions the worth of these acts. ultimately as he learns through many missions as well as from his crush Nishikinomiya Anna (Student President), that he should enjoy in what he takes pleasure in as he confirms his resolve.
With a very emphatic group of characters varying from a range in personalities and desires, Shimoneta does well in its over the top comedy and sexual references. The ridiculousness in this show is very potent at times and very timely, with the jokes maintaining the lightheartedness of the anime and characters, yet existing in a very “censored” time. Shimoneta however, is not without its fair share of drama, as other organizations rise in their attempt to change society, yet it is up to SOX to stop them as they don’t have the same views.
Anna Best Girl!
OP/ED: Rather than today’s more pop like approach to songs, the OP/ED fitted the shows themes and purpose very effectively. With more of a pre-2000’s vibe in the OP/ED it made it quite unique, yet reinforced the superhero theme, fitting the show.
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai Was it Good?
With a variety of sexual innuendo, this anime may not be suited to all audiences, though if you understand most of the jokes, it would be a fun ride. With ridiculous comedy, a superhero theme and a cast of very energetic characters, Shimoneta overall was a good anime if you want to watch for a good time and laugh.
- note: Some scenes can be considered very risque and NSFW, so watch at your own risk.
Recommendations: For an anime that makes of sexual innuendos I recommend the following:
- Seitokai Yakuindomo
- Panty and Stocking with Gartebelt
- B Gata H Kei