Let me just start off by saying I had no idea what to expect from Sengoku. Just by looking at the cover I suspected a slice of life genre… and in a way, I was partially correct. But despite the lack of a true underlying plot, Sengoku certainly held my attention throughout and it wasn’t until the last few episodes that I truly appreciated what the series had to offer. It’s a mixture of slice of life, shoujo-ai, light fan service and randomness all delivered in one package.
There is such a huge cast of characters to choose from. I could not even begin to list them in any proper order for anyone to understand. Through all twenty-six episodes Sengoku managers to not only paint believable characters within twenty minutes but a story for each individual character as well. For each episode there is probably going to be a character someone doesn’t like. On the plus side you will never see that particular character again. There’s good chance a favorite will certainly be picked out. What sucks is you’ll never see your favorite character again except perhaps in passing in another episode. There is a heavy dose of shoujo-ai in the show as well. Throughout the entire anime there is a majority of female characters. Which is definitely a nice change from the usually muscly men based anime I watch myself. While there is some fan service sprinkled in the series for taste it’s never in your face. In fact, the anime uses this to its advantage by showcasing some of most well rounded characters in this fashion. While cleavage is shown it’s usually followed by them kicking ass in the next scene.