Mikagura School Suite or Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, is a twelve-episode animated adaptation of a light novel series written by Last Note. In turn, the light novels were inspired by songs written by Last Note, which use Vocaloids of the vocals.
The anime was produced by Doga Kobo and directed by Tarō Iwasaki. The writer for the anime was Masahiro Yokotani.
Mikagura School Suite focuses on Eruna Ichinomiya, a third-year junior high school student who is undecided about which high school to attend. She’d rather spend her time playing games.
However, upon receiving a pamphlet for Mikagura Private Academy, Eruna sees a photo of a girl name Seisa Mikagura and becomes captivated by her. Eruna decides to attend Mikagura in order to try and meet Seisa.
She quickly discovers that Mikagura Academy is a school where only cultural clubs exist, and it has a battle system where students with special powers must fight each other as representatives of their own clubs.
Straight away, Eruna proves herself to be a great protagonist. She’s the energetic type, and she’s very open about her sexual interest in other girls. She also happens to be the type of character that has the ability to draw other to her, as she goes on to make quite a number of friends at Mikagura Private Academy.
The aforementioned club battles can be pretty fun to watch, too – when they don’t occur off-screen. Still, the ones that we do see make for some neat action sequences.
The special powers that the club members possess generally require an item for them to us – Eruna becomes an exception to the rule. Still, it is rather neat to watch the strategies characters have for overcoming their opponents with their unique abilities.
If Eruna isn’t battling, then she’s probably working to have another character open up, or resolve any problems they may have. Interestingly, the character who is most resistant to this is the one that Eruna attended Mikagura Private Academy to meet – Seisa.
Towards the end of the series, Seisa’s history is revealed, as well as the details of her mysterious ability, Killing Art.
Overall, Mikagura School Suite is a lot of fun. Club battles (when they are shown) and Eruna in general are the best parts of this anime.
A great protagonist makes this show a lot of fun to watch. The humour is pretty good, and the show itself is ultimately just a bit of fun.