Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Music, Idol, Stone
First Aired: Winter 2016, 12 short-form episodes
Summary: Miki Ishimoto is an art school graduate that took the road less traveled. Her college experience mainly consisted of drawing various sculptures, from basic shapes to full stone bodies. She grew to despise all forms of sculptures, resulting in multiple freak-outs in the middle of class. As a recent college graduate she lands her dream job of managing the latest idol group, the Sekko Boys. To Miki’s surprise, the Sekko Boys are four Greco-Roman stone busts! It is Miki’s responsibility to make this stone idol group the next big thing, requiring a delicate balance of their unique and quirky personalities.
Sekko Boys is as bizarre as it sounds, proving that anime can still surprise you after all this time. After watching the first episode I shook my head and exclaimed, “Anime, you’ve done it again”. The short-form nature of the episodes fits the style of the series, with a short story being told in seven minutes. That being said, the stories are entertaining to watch, whether you are getting acquainted with one of the idols or they are having a problem as a group. Getting to know the boys is fun, as you quickly learn the difference in their personalities. They may all be stone idols, but their diverse personalities complement each other well. The animation budget must have been minuscule for Sekko Boys, considering four of the main characters are made of stone and don’t move.
You might enjoy this if: You are ready for a new type of idol.
You might not like it if: You’re expecting a “normal” anime.
Note to the Viewer: Don’t expect a lot of singing from the Sekko Boys, even though they’re an idol group.
Sekkou Boys Ending Credits
(I just love this ending so much)