"At Miyagami Private Academy, there is a group of beautiful girls, who have power and authority on par with the faculty members. Miyagami Academy Maximum Authority-Wielding Best Student Council. Or for short: Best Student Council!"
Best Student Council - Gokujou Seitokai in Japanese is the story of a down-on-her-luck parentally-abandoned girl named Rino Randou trying to make her way through life, or at least school. She enrolls at Miyagami Private Academy, an all-girls school, at the written recommendation of the shadowy "Mr. Poppit", assured that everything including room and board will be taken care of — only to see that the apartment which had been provided for her had been burned down by a rampant arsonist. So, with only her clothes, luggage, a few yen, and her puppet - named Pucchan. to her name, Rino has only one option: Become a member of the student government in order to gain the free room and board at the school dorms afforded only to members of the Best Student Council.For the most part, Best Student Council is quite episodic, and tends to focus on a single character per episode. Barring the beginning - which causes many people vague recollections of Mai-HiME., Best Student Council is a schoolyard comedy with drama at a few key moments. Don't expect too much seriousness out of a series that has a talking hand puppet as a major character, though.The Japanese title is a contraction of the ending phrase of the narration: "Gokudai Kengen Hoyuu — Saijoukyuu Seitokai".Dubbed by ADV Films, and released in early 2007.
Curtains Match the Window - Most of the main characters. Cyndi is one notable exception, to help emphasise her half-foreign ancestory.
Doorstop Baby - Which prompts the girls to go out searching for the baby's mother AND Rein's father..
Eloquent In My Native Tongue - Inverted with Cyndi. Throughout the series she speaks halting, two-or-three word Engrish sentences, with the penultimate episode revealing she actually has fluent Japanese, but her mother, who isn't eloquent, convinced her it was incorrect.note The dub couldn't reference this up until this point - everyone speaks in English and her speaking pattern is never referenced in the script, making her character inexplicably awkward.
Evolving Credits - The faces of the two members of Covert are revealed in the episodes after they are introduced.
In addition, the pre-credit intro evolves as well, adding members to the Student Council line-up after they join the council, Rino is added for episode 2, or as the Covert members are revealed.
In the English version, all council members (except Kanade, Sayuri and Cyndi) are also major characters in Pani Poni Dash!!, where Kira Vincent-Davis, who voices Rino, also voices Shiratori, another character who has a habit of using puppets.
Highly-Visible Ninja - Rino and Minamo dress up as these when they get attached to Covert. It almost blew the real Covert agent's cover.
I Am Who? - The reveal at the end, showing the Jinguuji power, and that Rino has that power.