Having just begun to air, ケメコデラックス! / Kemeko Deluxe: The Unknown Girlfriend, based on a popular manga, is an anime which is hard to describe, but to put it inelegantly, it is an ecchi school romance comedy SF betrothal battle anime.
At its heart, I would say it is a surreal comedy in the vein of Hare+Guu, with all the additional elements piled on top. It is as hard to evaluate as it is to describe…
There is plenty of jolly pantsu and bouncing oppai service throughout, though as yet nothing too stimulating. Ecchi humour is also present in abundance.
I was actually on the verge of reading the manga until I heard it was being adapted, at which point I waited. It remains to be seen whether switching back to the manga will be necessary or not…
Seiyuu work is hard to evaluate, as the anime bounces between action scenes which barely give time for delivery, and the pace is generally fast. Not a bad thing by any means, assuming what keeps coming is nay good…
Animation is average, and the CG used is fairly cheap looking. Personally, I do not like the character designs overmuch (they look much like cheapened versions of Keroro Gunsou characters), but I think it is probably something which can be acclimatised to. I think the music is generally awful, but this is a matter of taste.
The anime has an interesting premise, plenty of amusing moments and reasonable ecchiness. However, it also has a derivative style which seems to be in many ways a simple reworking of Keroro Gunsou, a variety of equally derivative story components (useless protagonist dragged into mysterious betrothal in a school setting), and production values which seem only average.
That said, the derivative story elements can be forgiven in the case of a parody, so I would like to see how this turns out. My own opinion would be that it could go either way, but I’d be happy to watch more to find out.
If this sort of title appeals, it should be worth trying out, though it seems unlikely to be considered an A-rank title, when all is said and done. With surreal ecchi comedy not being thick on the ground right now, fans of such will definitely want to have a look.