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Sekirei Episode 1



The first 12-episode anime series adaptation produced by the animation studio Seven Arcs and directed by Keizō Kusakawa aired in Japan between July 2 and September 17, 2008. The anime is licensed by Aniplex in Japan. The first season is mostly faithful to the overall story structure of the manga series, covering roughly the first fifty-one chapters of the series. The opening theme is "Sekirei" (セキレイ) and the main ending theme is "Dear sweet heart"; both songs are performed by Saori Hayami (#88 Musubi), Marina Inoue (#9 Tsukiumi), Kana Hanazawa (#108 Kusano) and Aya Endo (#2 Matsu). The ending theme used in episode eleven is "Kimi o Omou Toki" (きみを想うとき, "When I Think of You") by Hayami. Six DVDs of the first season were released between October 22, 2008[20] and March 25, 2009.[21] The sixth DVD volume was supplemented with an original video animation (OVA) episode, "Kusano's First Shopping Trip" (初メテノオツカイ, Hajimete no Otsukai, "The First Errand"), featuring Kusano participating in the shopping race with Musubi and Tsukiumi. A Blu-ray box set of the first season was released on June 30, 2010 with three Blu-ray discs and one additional CD.[22] At Anime USA 2009, Funimation announced that the anime's first season was licensed and a DVD box set was released on November 23, 2010.[23][24]




Sekirei Episode 1



The first BD/DVD volumes will contain the unaired 0th episode, "Kanwanidai (Sekirei Shindan/Sekirei Yoka)," and the "Shizuka Naru Yochō" television episode. The limited edition of the first volumes will also bundle an original soundtrack CD with Hiroaki Sano's music and a solo version of the "Hakuyoku no Seiyaku" theme song by the character Musubi.


A separate "Hakuyoku no Seiyaku" CD single will ship on July 21, and the limited first edition of that CD will bundle a DVD with a special trailer for the unaired 0th episode. The DVD will also include the opening and ending animation footage from the second season without the text credits on top.


Sekirei is a TV anime series based on the manga series written and illustrated by Sakurako Gokurakuin. The episodes, produced by Aniplex and animated by Seven Arcs, are directed by Keizō Kusakawa and written by Takao Yoshioka with character designs by Shinpei Tomooka. The story revolves around a college student named Minato Sahashi, whose entire life changes when he meets a Sekirei named Musubi and later gets involved in a deadly survival game between Sekireis and their masters, or Ashikabis, called the Sekirei Plan.


Sekirei aired twelve episodes between July 2 and September 17, 2008 on Tokyo MX with subsequent runs on Chiba TV, KBS Kyoto, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Sun TV, TV Hokkaido, TV Kanagawa, TV Saitama, AT-X and TVQ. The series accurately follows the first fifty chapters of the series. AT-X broadcasts of the series were uncensored, while it was heavily censored on other stations. Six uncut DVDs of the first season were released between October 22, 2008[1] and March 25, 2009.[2] The sixth DVD volume features an original video animation episode entitled "The First Errand", which involves Kusano in a shopping race between Musubi and Tsukiumi. A Blu-ray box set of the first season was released on June 30, 2010 with three Blu-ray discs and one additional CD.[3]


A second season, entitled Sekirei: Pure Engagement, aired in Japan between July 4 and September 26, 2010 on Tokyo MX with subsequent runs on AT-X, KBS Kyoto, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Sun TV, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting.[4] The limited edition of the Hakuyoku no Seiyaku Pure Engagement/Onnaji Kimochi CD single came bundled with a special three-minute OVA, classified as episode 0, titled "Two Topic Gossip". The full 28-minute version of the OVA was released with the first BD/DVD volume of the second season on August 25, 2010. Both anime seasons are licensed by Funimation Entertainment for distribution in North America.[5][6][7] A DVD box set of first season was released on November 23, 2010.[8]


Two pieces of theme music were used for the first season: an opening theme and an ending theme. The opening theme is "Sekirei" and the ending theme is "Dear sweet heart"; both songs are performed by Saori Hayami (#88 Musubi), Marina Inoue (#9 Tsukiumi), Kana Hanazawa (#108 Kusano), Aya Endo (#2 Matsu).[9][10] The ending theme used for the eleventh episode is "Kimi o Omō Toki" by Saori Hayami.[9] The opening and ending themes were released as part of the Sekirei Original Soundtrack on July 23, 2008.[9] The opening theme for Pure Engagement is "Hakuyoku no Seiyaku Pure Engagement" while the ending theme is "Onnaji Kimochi",[11] both of them sung by Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue, Kana Hanazawa and Aya Endo, as it was in the first season. The ending theme for episode 10 is "Oboetiru Kara" by Saori Hayami. The tracks are released in the Hakuyoku no Seiyaku Pure Engagement/Onnaji Kimochi CD and the Sekirei Sound Complete CD.[12][11] 041b061a72


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