As a result of tectonic shifting, most of Japan sunk into the ocean. Over the century since then, cities along the coast and even on floating platforms have begun to emerge. As Japan became more and more oceanic, an all-female group of – effectively – coastguards was established known as the Blue Mermaids. The Blue Mermaids protect Japan’s watery territory, and as a result of their prosperity, most young women aspire to one day be a member of their elite ranks.
Included in such are our protagonist Akeno Misaki and her dearest friend Moeka China. They enroll in Yokosuka Girls’ Marine High School to join the Blue Mermaids. To their surprise, Akeno and Moeka are both made captains of their own respective vessels in the training fleet. What starts off as a routine marine training trip for the school fleet quickly goes awry as the Harekaze, Akeno’s ship, is late getting to the rendezvous point and suddenly her teacher’s ship fires upon her…
The world is constantly under threat from creatures most people don’t even know exist… these creatures, known as Kegare, perpetually try to break into the ‘real world’ from where they reside in Magano. Only exorcists, humans blessed with extraordinary powers that allow them to not only enhance their physical abilities but also enter Magano itself, can fight them to try to save humanity. The war between humanity and Kegare has been ongoing for ages, with no signs of ceasing. The exorcists believe that the war will be won by the legendary Twin Star Exorcists.
The Twin Stars are two powerful married exorcists, and whose devotion to one another spurs them to greater heights and whose love will produce the most powerful exorcist the world has ever seen – the Miko. To that goal, the leader of the exorcists finds the two most powerful young exorcists he knows, forces them to marry, and grants them the title. Good plan, right?
Tennomifune Academy, an elite and exclusive school that (mostly) only accepts the best athletes and the most adept academics. Our cast are characters who are not particularly exceptional at either, so they’re all a little surprised to be accepted into its esteemed ranks. Upon arriving at school, they’re placed in class 7 and advised that classes 1-3 will focus on scholastics, while 4-6 focus predominately on athletic accomplishment.
So what does class 7 focus on? Happiness.
You see, all of the members of class 7 have some form of notable misfortune, and Tennomifune Academy’s class 7 focuses on helping them overcome that so they can attain happiness. Anne-Happy follows 5 characters in Tennomifune’s ‘Happiness Class’ as they seek to come to terms with their misfortune.
What if peoples’ wishes started coming true? A loaded question. People often say that wishes can come true… but what if it was really the case – and not just for one person, but for a great many? What would happen when those wishes were in conflict, what would happen if someone’s wish was too much for them to handle?
That’s where Big Order picks up. The world has just undergone a calamitous disaster as an innocent child’s wish to dominate the world to make sure their family stays together goes wrong… millions are dead, cities have been destroyed, and the world is struggling to recover from this. Nobody’s quite sure how it came to pass, save that an ‘Order’, a person who has been granted a power based off of their deepest wish, is behind it and is still alive, as far as anyone can tell.
In Hundred, the world has suffered untold calamity at the hands of some unknown force, and only magically imbued High School students possess the power to fight them using the mysterious weapons after which the show is named!
Ya, I know, you’ve heard the story before. You’ve probably even heard the version where our protagonist was wounded as a child by this ‘unknown force’ and, as a result, possesses an even greater power than normal to fight them. Hell, you’ve probably even heard the version where this person shows up and on his first day of school immediately develops a harem(including, of course, his sister) due to his high entrance scores, his good looks, and his past history with several characters. It wouldn’t even surprise me if you’ve heard the version where the protagonist faces the school’s top student in a duel before he’s even had his first day of classes…
So, given that you’ve already heard it all before… why watch Hundred?