English: Good Luck Girl!
Synonyms: Binbou Gami ga!, Binboukami ga!, Binbogami ga!, Binbou Kami ga!, The God Of Poverty is!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2012 to Sep 27, 2012
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.981 (scored by 38251 users)
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SynopsisAt the expense of the people and things around her, Sakura has absorbed so much "happiness energy" that she has caused an energy imbalance in the world. In order to return balance to the world, the Poverty God, Momiji, sets out to take away Sakura's ability to absorb this energy. Will Momiji be able to put a stop to Sakura's absorbing abilities, or will the God succumb to her happiness?
Related AnimeAdaptation: Binbougami ga!
Characters & Voice Actors
Ichiko is a rich, beautiful mary-sue of a teenage girl, who is adored by all of the boys of her class–but hated by the females. In short, she’s pretty much the stereotypical bitch, but underneath her apparent superiority-complex, she’s really a lonely child longing for friendship. She also has an excessive amount of “Fortune,” which causes her suck other Fortune energy from those around her. This causes Momiji, a god of misfortune, to try and steal Ichiko’s fortune, and a beautiful love-hate relationship is formed!
Binbougami ga! is a very silly series. In fact, it’s a really stupid series–sometimes in the positive ha-ha kind of stupid, and others times in bad sense of the word. In general it’s one of those shows that allows to simply relax and enjoy it for what it is and not vehemently critique it, although there are scenes that stand out as mediocre or subpar.
The dramatic aspects are by the far the shows weak-point, as it’s fairly mediocre all the way through. It’s a predictable action-comedy from the get-go, and pretty forgettable. Initially the execution alone is done well enough to make it enjoyable, but it’s doesn’t take long for the formulaic nature of the plot to override that. More often than not the the comedy makes up for all this, so it’s an enjoyable series for the most part
Much of the comedy relies on the specific quirks of each character. This allows for plenty of quality comedy for quite a while, but towards the end of the series they all start to lose their charm, and everything starts to seem tedious. Ichiko and Momiji are relatively more complex, but every other character literally has their quirk define them; every time Ranmaru shows up, the scene pokes fun at her tomboy demeanor, as with Bobby’s pervertism, or Momoo’s masochism.
Thankfully, the actual ending of the series (episode 11-13) breaks out of the formula, and gives us a satisfying conclusion. read more
You know, seeing the previews of this show a few months ago, I wasn’t the biggest fan of it.
Then again, as I said in the last review, comedy is a subjective art form and this especially goes into anime. For me, it’s like comedic shows like Sgt. Frog, Panty and Stocking w/ Garterbelt, Squid Girl, & Kill La Kill does better with me than the likes of Baka to Test, Love Hina, B Gata H Kei and Nisekoi. You can say some of them are the same but no…..they’re not.
I can see myself liking it but then again, it does have the annoying eechi show feel to it and I have been getting annoyed with those type of shows and the fact most of them may not be my thing.
Pretty, busty rich girl Sakura Ichiko has been blessed with an inordinate amount of good fortune, so much so that she’s actually sucking the fortune from those around her. To correct that massive imbalance, Momiji, a God of Misfortune, has come to Earth to “treat” Sakura—only Sakura isn’t so willing to cooperate. As part of an ongoing effort to remedy the problem, Momiji starts living with Sakura.
So……..that comedy thing of mine? Yeah, I saw myself laughing at a few moments in the show that are genuine but most of the time when they were referencing other anime (DBZ, One Piece, Lupin, etc.) or go overblown with the eechi/boob jokes, that is when I groan at that (I would say more but SPOILERS). I mean, it just felt very lazy writing like these are last minute jokes someone just came up with and decided to stick in there. There is also the heart of the show being that good luck and happiness comes from within and not from the material things although it does feel weak as it goes along and while it’s decent, some of the aforementioned comedy interrupt those moments and makes it seem very out of place and awkward. I can like kookiness in an anime and I think the show tries to have it both ways but sadly some of the time, I didn’t feel as invested in the story as much…….nor the characters as much either.
Ichiko Sakura is the most typical Mary Sue character in the show. She’s adored by all of the guys in schools but loathed by all of the girls but leads a very lonely life even though she has about every material thing in her grasp…..oh, did I mention she got boobs? Hell, her nickname on the show is Tit-chiko and thankfully that didn’t get used as much…..at least from what I heard. I can’t say she progressed but it didn’t felt like de-characterization and I did like the banter between her and Momiji and them getting at each other’s throats. In short for the other characters, Bobby the perverted monk and Momo’o the S&M dog god, whose both character traits gets worn out very early in the show. Keita is pretty much the straight man in the series and the rest of the family are decent as well, just not as interesting and I did like Ranmaru in the show as well as she’s one of the few characters that doesn’t annoy me as much. Also, should I give a fuck about Nadeshiko?
No? Yes? I heard in the manga, she’s more vital in there but this isn’t about the manga, it’s the anime version I’m reviewing and I say…….yeah, I don’t give a fuck about her at all.
The animation and artwork is okay, it is more of the typical art style that most anime people are used to. Then again, this is much up to Sunrise’s alley as them doing gag comedy isn’t new to them. After all, like I said, Sgt. Frog is one of my favorite anime comedies and they are responsible for that as well and they do succeed with what they’re doing, although I still do get mostly annoyed with it, too.
Musically, my thoughts on that is meh as well. The opening theme for the show is alright, I like the first 8-bit parts of it and other than that, it’s merely okay. Ending theme is also fine as is the rest of the score.
The FUNimation dub does help me get through the series as it goes along. I did like the performances of Brina Palencia & Colleen Clinkenbeard as Ichiko & Momiji, respectively as they do deliver the best performances of the dub. Patrick Seitz & Todd Haberkorn are pretty type-casted in the show (Seitz being the black guy although he’s damn good at it and Haberkorn playing the one guy with the nasally whiny voice), that’s not to say that were bad in it, that’s the opposite of that as they played their roles very well. Also, I did like Martha Harms as Ranmaru, a VA that I haven’t recognized in FUNi dubs in the past that could become more noticeable in the future.
FINAL VERDICT: The show does have its charms and I have thought of some moments in there to be funny and have some heart but it does tend to lose that quickly when some of the humor gets tired. It’s stupid and silly in both the right ways…..and the wrong ways, too. I will say that it is worth a watch but this is more of a stream it rather than buy right away. Just dip your toe in the world of Good Luck Girl first before owning any DVD and/or Blu-ray. read more
From the same studio as Gintama there is Binbougami Ga!. Binbougami Ga! features the same over the top humor.
Aside from the comedy/parody vibe of both animes, when it comes to drama and serious scenes about life's lessons, both have the similar feel.
The style of humor, which is based on absurdity and parodies, is very similar. There is a mix of realistic and bizarre (the aliens in Gintama and the gods in Binbougami) elements . The heroes and enemies are likable with some apparent flaws. Plots tend to be episodic with some longer arcs. Stories often make the viewer feel warm and fuzzy.
Both are mainly comedic series but have some drama and character development. Lots of parodies, interesting characters and over the top humor. The only major difference is the main character cast. In Binbougami ga! the main characters are a rich, selfish (but lonely) high school girl and a god of misfortune who takes the form of a girl with dirty clothes and a bandaged arm, while in Gintama the main cast is a yorozuya (odd jobs) trio of a lazy silver haired guy who reads shonen jump and loves sugar, a normal boy with glasses who's usually the tsukkomi and a china girl with monstrous strength and a bottomless stomach. Even if the charascters are a bit different the atmosphere is about the same.
What can I say? It seems that the author of Binbougami ga! is a fan of Gintama.
1. Both Gintama and Binbougami have the same irrelevant humour (except that Binbougami ga! doesn't follow Gintama's dirty jokes).
2. Both show have the same hilarious parodies.
3. Both show are adapted from the same company (Sunrise).
We can say that Binbougami ga! is kind of replacement for Gintama's absent~
Same director, exact same style of humour and show.
- Both anime have parodies from different animes
- Both are animes with serious moments and calm ones
- Sunrise !!!!
A must watch if you want to cry from all the laughing :D
Both anime are ridiculous, over-the-top comedies that contain lots of parodies/references of other anime and manga. Both anime can also be quite serious and dramatic at times.
Binbougami ga! started when Nyaruko-san ended, but the feel that those two anime brings are the same: supernatural elements in a comical way, lots of parodies of other animes, similar humor and situation and a little bit of romance. Watching Bimbougami ga! is like continuing watching Nyaruko-san.
Similar humour style that revolves around parody. Both are downright hilarious if you are a fan of comedies that don't take themselves seriously.
Oh wow, I lost count the number of times I've laughed when I watched these two series. But jokes aside, Binbō-gami ga! and Haiyore! Nyaruko-san has quite a few stances in common:
Both series has parodies and makes fun of culture and nearly everything around them.
Both series has an overenergetic female protagonists who has a strange personality. Yet deep down, they are caring towards their friends.
Both series contains theme of supernatural.
Both series has a ridiculously high levels of comedy that pokes fun at nearly every moment or chance when the opportunity calls upon.
Both series takes places at similar places including the school.
Overall, these two series are highly entertaining and a fun way to enjoy anime.
Fairly normal person gets visited by an bizarre supernatural deity and their life gets flipped upside down. Plenty of references to other anime & manga are present in both.
Finding an anime with some funny moments? Both of these shows are know to have a laughable, yet slapstick moments, when characters interact with each other in a comedic way. There are numerous references throughout the show which makes you find them in various spots. Also, there are fighting scenes though it is funny in a sort of way.
Nyaruko-san is about a girl who wants to protect a boy from being in danger, and somewhat a big fan of anime and manga. Also it features a main male character. Binbougami ga, features two main female character, having a bickering argument, and mostly fight several times.
Opening Theme#1: "Make My Day!" by Piko (eps 1-12)
#2: "Koi Boudou (恋暴動)" by HAPPY BIRTHDAY (ep 13)
Ending Theme#1: "Koi Boudou (恋暴動)" by HAPPY BIRTHDAY (eps 1-12)
#2: "Make My Day!" by Piko (ep 13)
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