Japanese: GIRLSブラボー first season
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2004 to Sep 27, 2004
Premiered: Summer 2004
Studios: AIC Spirits
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
Score: 6.751 (scored by 41,233 users)
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I wont give a synopsis because you have probably already read it.
I think it's a really charming story. I cant stop feeling bad for Yukinari(the protonagist). He lives all alone at home. He barely have any friends and is bullied by both boys and girls. Also is he small for a boy, which leads to having even more complexes. But the most noticable is his symptom. He has had bad experiences with girls. Ever since he was a child he has been bullied. This seem to be the origin of his sympton. Every time a girl touches him he breakes out in hives.
When he meets Miharu things change. Not only is she the only girls he isn't allergic to. He meets someone that cares for him. And not his she only cute, she has some amazing talents. Shes an amazing cook and a caring person. Also a bit of a loli. It makes you really happy that he meets someone like her. Because Yukinari really deserves it. Miharu tend to unconciosly get Yukinari in trouble and make him worried. Which often leads to funny situations. Since she's not used to earth she's very lost.
The love between Yukinari and Miharu progress slowly. It is obvious that he care a lot about her. If it had progressed any faster I don't think the harem story had worked.
Serien(the planet Miharu is from) is a dream harem. A beautiful planet filled with beutiful women that crave for men, which is kind of ironic when you compare Seiren to earth. ^^
The character animations has a really distinct style, i dont think i've seen anything like it. If we're talking about skill it's average. But i really like the use of colors and the female characters are drawn very well.
The OP and ED are both great. Especially the OP called "Going My Way". The lyrics are great and charming. The artist's voice is beautiful. The sound consist of many different instruments blended with digital sounds. The BGM is also really good. It's really difficult to explain why. You have to hear it yourself.
The series has some really great voice actors from various animes as Kanon(2006), Clannad, Nodame Cantabile and Baccano!
The characteres are really great. Instead of using a typcial male protoganist(A normal guy with brown hair and average height) we get something different for change. And Fukuyama is simply amazing, he does the job of being an idiot exellently. He's a filthy rich perv with dreams of having his dream harem(and the girls of Girls Bravo is a part of that). He treats women as sexobjects. Kirie always make sure to punish him. Fukuyama tend to show at any time, simply showing he has too much free time. lol
The show is really hilarious. The humor is really crazy, some people may find it just odd, well they're boring people then. There's a lot of exageration which is hilarious. There a few lolis more than most shows. Lolis are always funny and cute. read more
I'll be fast on this one
It was a little good at first to see about this girl from other planet, but it turned out to be dull, Miharu was too naive and didn't bring any new to the story as more girls appeared in this kid's house (Yukinari) who is afraid of being touched by women but the only one that can touch him is Miharu, he has a childhood friend Kirie Kojima that secretly likes him and all the town wants to be with her, and other girls start tripping with him and without knowing he has a harem the story is fine.
[b][u]Art & Animation[/u][/b]
The art for being from that time was good nothing much to say, it has that old feeling too, the character design wasn't bad neither.
The VA was the thing that i liked more than anything, and basically that saves the characters and the anime to be more dull than what it is. The music background was ok.
There were only a few characters i liked more than anything and how funny they were, more than anyone was Kirie Kojima.
-Kirie Kojima was the best character and she's well made; She's an over the top tsundere type of girl (which i despise) but i liked her because she beats the crap out of Yukinari who is a wuss and from time to time deserves that treatment. She was enjoyable to watch and i wanted her to be the main girl and not the dull Miharu.
-Miharu was a dumb-like girl with understanding problems.
-Yukinari is the wuss type of character who is affraid of do something with any girl, he deserves almost always the beatings he gets from Kirie.
-Fukuyama was the comedy of this anime, he is a pervert and because of that he tries to be with anygirl and he is the oposite of Chibinari he is affraid of being touched by men, he was real funny and Kosama the bodyguard was a really funny character, look for this 3 (Fukuyama, Kosama and Kirie) you will like them.
I enjoyed this anime because of the three characters and of course bewbs, ecchi. read more
Basically the anime is one of your boy meets girl story lines. In this story the girl is from another world (like I haven't herd of that before), while the boy is completely allergic to women.
Yukinari Sasaki is a suffered young man that went through his puberty like swiming in a pool of needles (ow..). He was bullied not by guys but rather women. Now even when he gets close to a girl, he brakes out into a horrible rash, which is very funny (yet not funny at the same time). As Yukinari went on his daily life of being tourmented by women, he finally gets home to relize that a childhood friend Kirie was in his bath tub. She punches the hell out of him and he falls into the bath tub where he is then magically transported to another world called Seiren.
In Seiren, Yukinari meets a girl named Miharu. What's strange about her is that when she gets close to him, he doesn't break out into a rash. He quickly becomes friends with her and learns that Seiren is a world that is populated by women. Yukinari then tries to escape the thousand of women that are try to steal him form Miharu and eventually returns home with Miharu at hand.
After that Miharu becomes Yukinari's new girlfriend, and Yukinari faces challenges that he thought would never happen in his life. Crazy women, Strange Creatures, and the completely perverted Kazuhara Fukuyama.
In the end, my thoughts on this anime were okay. It's not the best but it was popular in Japan for a while. I guess it was because of the well drawn women with large busts (Like many animes). But if you want to have a good laugh then watch this one, just be sure no little ones watch it (rated 17+). read more
So all harem anime are basically equal in quality right? WRONG! Like all genres, the quality of harem anime can be placed on a Gaussian curb. It is just difficult to notice the difference in quality because the average is so shitty. Now, what would a harem anime that is 6 or 7 standard deviations to the left of that curb average look like? Girls Bravo!
We begin our wonderful tale with MC that all girls instantly hate for some reason. In this world, girls beat up guys they think are dorky rather than simply ignoring them. Our MC hates girls because they are all so mean! He even breaks out into hives whenever girls come near him. His luck changes when he falls into a giant pool he inexplicably has in his house and is somehow transported to a planet of all girls...that all speak Japanese. Apparently all the men on this planet have died and this must have been a very recent event because this alien species isn't extinct yet. Our bland and vertically challenged MC meets a pink haired bimbo who instantly loves him simply because he's a guy. In fact ALL of the women on this planet want the D! However, this makes him uncomfortable and he goes back to Earth so he can get his ass kicked by a horrid bitch that lives in his house for reasons never explained. Fortunately for him and unfortunately for the audience, he somehow brought back the pink haired bimbo, whose personality and character development makes Chii from the first few episodes of Chobits look absolutely Shakespearean by contrast. Many REALLY stupid adventures then occur.
Is it possible to have a plot THIS fucking stupid and be enjoyable? Yes. It's called Axe Cop and it is a comic literally written by a 5 year old. The difference is that when a 5 year old creates a mindblowingly idiotic plot its cute. It is just a little kid thinking like a little kid. When a 47 year old Japanese manchild writes with the same quality, it isn't cute. It's fucking annoying. This is a show where the most cleverly written joke is a girl giving very explicit fellatio to a banana...for about 4 fucking minutes of screen time! The animation in this show was at least passable though, and at least it didn't take itself seriously. It is pretty sad when a show's greatest merit is the fact that at least it never even tried in the first place. In summary, avoid this show like the plague! read more
Art: This was fine overall. The only thing I didn't like was that for some reason (could just be the version I watched, not sure) the blood (as in nosebleeds) was brown.
Sound: Again, this was fine.
Characters: Two words - obnoxious and irritating. The protagonist was rarely seen/heard, the only other male character was a persistant pervert (persistant to the point of annoying) and the myriad of attractive bishoujo that flocked around him had severe personality problems, such as: defining anything and everything as "edible"; requiring anger management for overly violent tendancies; being the most selfish/spoilt brat ever invented. The most endearing character was the...thing (don't really know what it was) that they called Shrimpy.
Overall Enjoyment: If you like bishoujo and don't really care about anything else, you'll like this. If you want something with more depth (bishoujo and depth can go together, ie Maburaho and others) then look elsewhere. read more
Story: The story in Girls Bravo has a likeness to other shows like Heaven's Lost Property where some guy get's accidentally met by some person that's not from this earth. However, the show does bring some freshness to the ecchi genre. For instance, the reason that Miharu has an interest in Yukinari (at least at first) is not because he's hot or because she likes his personality, but it's because men practically don't exist on her planet and she finds him interesting. This main part of the story did seem very original and did try to stray away from the classic ecchi storyline. However, as the story went on it got to a point where it made no sense! Like when all of a sudden they try to find Koyomi a man, Kirie suggests they dress in sexy, provocative clothes! They know that it won't end well and yet they do it! Why?! Especially since Kirie attacks others for the slightest perverted thoughts they might have, why would she even think about doing that!. It all just seemed very random at about the halfway point of the show. To top it all off, at the end of the first season I felt as if I was right back where I started. Nothing too big ever happened except for when Koyomi and Kazuharu had ping pong dual where you could easily see how it was going to turn out at the end. To say the least, the show's story (for the most part) was like the Radiohead song..."No Surprises". *BaDumTish*
Characters: Of all of them in the show, one really did surprise me: Yukinari. He strayed away from the classic ecchi protagonist with his girl "disease" that made him have an interesting and complex personality which definitely get's huge props from me! The others, however, were nothing special. What I mean by this is that they really didn't stray away from all the stereotypical characters in most ecchi shows. You got your classic shy girl and small girl with a big mouth (if that's how you put it) as well as others. As with Heaven's Lost Property, they do have their time in the spotlight. But these instances are few, which make these characters below average for me.
Soundtrack: *snaps fingers and starts trying to dance* Girls bravo has one of the funkiest, most ear pleasing soundtracks i have heard in a long time. Those parts in the show where the characters were having a good time had a song in it that makes you want to get up and dance! If there's one thing you can't deny about Girls Bravo, it is its unbelievably awesome OST.
Art: The art in Girls Bravo is...eh. What i mean by this is that its art is OK (leaning more to the below average side of the spectrum). Most of the time the backgrounds of the show were blurry and seemed rushed. Sometimes the characters looked disproportionate and weird and it all had this "foggy" feel to it which was not very pleasant to look at. But what was just mentioned happened about half of the time. The other half that has not been talked about was average and overall not bad.
To sum this review up, if you're looking for something funny and don't mind a lot of erotic images and "pervert!!" jokes, You're in for one wacky, ridiculous show that might please many viewers. But for me, one who has gotten quite tired of ecchi show's predictable, stereotypical nature, has to give it a 4 out of 10. Not to say that you won't enjoy this show, but if you've seen other shows in the ecchi genre, there's really nothing to see here.
P.S. Thanks to all who took the time to read the whole review! read more
-Wimpy boy meet awesome girl.
-Awesome girl (who's totally out of his league) likes him back and moves in.
-Then two other chicks fall in love with him as well.
-Then we find out each chick has special abilities.
-Then two more chicks join in and live with the wimpy boy.
-And last...The story turns into several different short stories which eventually lead to some giant problem including the separation of the wimpy boy and awesome girl.
Now for the review. From a normal standpoint, this story is really funny, but with not much to offer in the suspense department. So it's a 7/10
BUT, from an ecchi point of view, two words: FREAKING SWEET. 9/10
It all depends on you preference. read more
I decided to pick up Girls Bravo because it was apparently similar to another show, which is a personal favourite of mine, namely "Nagasarete Airantou". Within the first 3 episodes I realised that actually those two animes have nothing in common whatsoever, except perhaps that the protagonist in both these animes is a shy, introvert boy.
The "story", if you want to call it that, is fairly simple. A young boy named Yukinari who suffers from gynophobia (fear of women) and who's bullied by women on a daily basis, is one day transported to another world called "Seiren" by a pink haired girl, Miharu. While it may not look any different from our world there is one big fundamental difference and it's that men only make up one tenth of the overall population on Seiren. In other words, women outnumber men by 9:1. As Miharu tells our protagonist, "wars" frequently break out because the ladies on Seiren fight for every man to the bitter end.
You can imagine what happens to the poor boy when he's thrown into such an environment, bear in mind that apart from his unfortunate illness he's also a shy introvert who never had any (pleasant) contact with women. Now this is a pretty good scenario and it would have worked for me (it did partly) but the makers of Girls Bravo have screwed up an anime with such a good potential with over-the-top wackiness.
To illustrate it for you, I'll attempt to accuratly describe one of the scenes that stuck to my head the most: "Yukinari and his female companion Miharu, are surrounded by what seems to be hundreds of women who chased them when they realised that Yukinari was a male. Out of fear for the safety of the male protagonist, Miharu causes what can only be described as a nuclear explosion. Yukinari is then launched hudreds of feet into the air, smashes into a house, which then procceeds to hit him with its shutters. Yukinari flies accross a bridge and into a river, the current of the river is so strong that poor Yukinari smashes his head againts everything on his way, bleeds like an elephant, is milled in a water wheel, stuffed into a pipe which then transports him to a bath in some house... and we hear sad, touching music. The kind you'd expect to hear at the ending of Elfen Lied."
What the fu... that's way too whacky, even for an anime. I like comedy a lot, especially the kind of comedy you find in anime but for god's sake, Girls Bravo just doesn't know how to compile a proper scene. Comedic scene with sad music and way too much blood spouting everywhere just doesn't appeal to me. And Girls Bravo does this all the time. Weird scene + unfitting music = sheer awkwardness.
The good thing is that they ease off a little bit near the end of this season and try to get things right but again, the last episode is just downright ridiculous. You feel as if you're watching a Hentai. By the way, that's another thing about Girls Bravo, constant sexual jokes and lots and I mean lots of nudity. Expect to see bare breasts and panty shots in-between gunfights and awkward conversations.
Apart from that, art was pretty good. Some of the animation effects suprised me, like the translucent water effect. When you consider that Girls Bravo came out in 2004, it's absolutely astounding that they bothered to put such high-end effects in it.
With all this in mind why am I giving it a good score? Because the idea was good, partly because I haven't seen anime in a very long time and I don't want to start by giving out bad scores and partly because I actually like the male lead in this series. Hence, the score is 7.
Let’s start with the characters. Miharu is a little cutesy and a sweetie. Sometimes though, a little too much of the sweet, naive character. She has the traits of an alien character in that she has supernatural powers that sometimes can’t be controlled and the fact that she didn’t know much of Earth. She has a black hole of a stomach since she is always hungry but oddly, some of the things she eats, she does it way to odd. For example, the second episode, she eats a banana rather suggestively. She has no concept of not changing in front of people, mostly in front of Yukinari though.
Koyomi is pretty cute as well and again, is way to naïve. Her background story is actually quite sad. She Has a fear of men but not surprisingly actually is alright with Yukinari after quite a while. She works with the space management office on the planet Seiren where the two are from. Her special agent friend, Tomoka, is actually rather childish and way different then the shy Koyomi.
Kirie is a rather kick ass sporty type, who has a thing for Yukinari (You can see where this is all going). She is the childhood friend of him and sometimes ends up just walking into his house without a care in the world, many times leaving a rather big misunderstanding that ends up hurting Yukinari. Whenever she fights a ‘pervert’ she screams out something ‘in hell’ as she beats the crap out of them. It was fun for a little while, and then got rather old.
Yukinari is… well like every other fucken main character in a Harem! He’s clumsy, small, and not really able to stand out in a crowd. He has an allergy to women though Miharu doesn’t make him brake out at all. Other then that, he is rather sweet and kind, with a wonderful heart.
On the other side of the spectrum is Kazuharu who flirts with every girl around him. He is a pervert who always grabs the girls’ breasts and panties. He is allergic to men though, hence the white gloves that he wears. His sister, Risa, is really into black magic and has a crush on Yukinari. She has a really pushy and throws her servants around to get him to come to her. Now for her servants, Kosame is into Kirie actually. This is actually a new concept I never really saw in another show, especially because it’s a Yuri relationship.
They crammed so much into this show that it’s really jammed with a lot of stuff into it. We got the enter-dimensional transportation, black magic, love triangles, aliens from another world, magical girls, special ops characters, and perverts. We even have a little cute side kick animal named Ebi. Ebi and Miharu have an interesting little relationship much like Excel and her dog.
The artwork is pretty much standard. It’s clean and bright but It just doesn’t stand out much from all the other anime done around this time. It makes it really hard to figure out just what to say every time I review a show that is pretty standard in this area.
The English voices are pretty good, though I feel a bit odd about Miharu’s voice. It’s Michelle Ruff who also played the voice of Ai Sakuraba from Ai Yori Aoshi. Kasuharu Fukuyama is actually played perfectly by Liam O’Brien who did Taishi Kuhonbutsu from Comic Party. Yes, the overactive Otaku is playing the overactive pervert. Not a large difference but it works perfectly for this show. read more
Story - (9/10)
The story revolves around a young, short, unfortunate boy named Yukinari, whom has been unpopular with girls ever since the beginning of his high school years. Yukinari suffers from a condition that makes him break out in hives whenever he touches someone of the opposite sex. This, on top of being bullied by just about every girl he knows, creates a thick air of depression, which kick-starts the anime and eventually makes it tumble into a plot and character development. It doesn't help that the poor boy is also named "Chibinari" (chibi means "small", or "little") due to his height.
While accidentally peeping in on his childhood friend after she takes a shower, he is pummeled into his bathtub, which transports him to a planet that is connected to Earth through a bridge that exists in water (y'know, they never DID clarify how that system works, or even gave it a name), Seren.
On Seren, less than 10% of the population is male, and so Yukinari is chased almost immediately after meeting his friend Miharu, whom, wouldn't you know it, doesn't give him hives!
After a great chase scene, Yukinari winds up in a bathroom with Miharu, only to transport, with her, back into his own bathub.
Art - (8/10)
The artwork was pretty amazing, although at times it had its downpoints. The realism sets this anime apart, but it keeps a somewhat childish, chibi-like substance to it that I came to appreciate while watching the series.
Sound - (10/10)
I really couldn't complain about the sounds/bgm or their quality. It was one of those "eh, I'll put a 10 here because I can't really say anything about it". The voice acting was superb I must mention, though.
Character - (10/10)
What I loved especially about this series was the difference in characters. While the emphasis wasn't necessarily anybody but Yukinari growing, it had every sort of character you could think of. The snobby perv, the hidden affectionate, yet outrageously noisy girl, the clueless gem, the scared and yet brave soul, etc. etc.
It was like opening a pulp-fiction book and extracting characters and inserting them in a way where they all clicked, in an almost scary kind of way (I was in love with the lesbian bodyguard, myself =3).
Enjoyment - (9/10)
The anime kept my attention and it never lost track of its plot and kept my interested in each episode following after (although I couldn't help but think they could have given the white-gloved perv Fujiyama more air-time =( ).
Overall, I gave this anime a 9/10 and suggest that everyone and their brother watch it. read more
It does have a somewhat original idea for the story, the art is okay but my enjoyment of it was really quite low. The reason for that is that despite having a lot of nudity, it just was not very entertaining. It was almost like they made the series just so that they could draw a lot of naked chicks. But they couldn't just have girls so they had a short cowardly kid and a crazy pervert.
All in all i give the anime a 7. I would have giving it a 6 but because i was able to watch the whole thing without dropping it i gave it some slack.
I find that I cannot relate to the cast well because the cast consists of an aggressive woman like Kirie, timid woman, etc... The character development is almost non-existent. Arggh... I can't say anymore.
The worst part of the show is Kazuhara Fukuyama. He is obnoxious, pervert and all around jerk. He always comes up with the most dirty antics to allure women. Even goes to the extent of glueing the girls and expose their underwear. He also likes to grabs boobs which is fun for him. He also tries to make use of Yukinari to do such antics. The good thing is when he acts up, he pays for it. He actually ruined the show for me.
Poor Yukinari, he is defenseless towards Kazuha's perverted antics. The art and music are ok which each deserves a 5. It feels sad that I should give this anime a 3. If there is no character development nor any character which I can relate to, you cannot expect me to enjoy this anime. read more
Throughout the entire first season it was clear the artists had an extreme breast fetish. But it was more than that. The series was laden with several subtle and not-so-subtle sexual innuendos that even made me blush (Miharu's first taste of a banana comes to mind... >.> ).
Another thing that bothered me, as I stated before, was the lack of character depth and how annoying they all generally seemed to appear. Kirie was so viciously violent most of the time, it was easy to forget she had a kinder, gentler side and secret affections for Yukinari. While I couldn't really avoid Yukinari's dialog, I frequently found myself turning down the volume when characters like Tomoka and Koyomi had speaking lines.
Girls Bravo wasn't without some redeeming qualities though. While characters like the Fukuyamas were pretty obnoxious, they were also pretty humorous "frienemies." You also have to keep in mind what this series seemed to be about - fan service and ecchi. And that's fine which is why it gets a grade of "fine" in my book. read more
I'm not going to bable on about the show everyone else has done that, all I wanted to say was if this wasn't in english, I wouldn't bothered watching past ep1, as I hate the violence in it, everytime there is a bit of ecchi where you see knickers or a slight nude shot its a kick in the face and blood running from he's nose.
This portrays girls being violent towards randy or perv boys at school age, I can deal with the nudity as you might expect but not the constant kick in the face.
Don't be fooled by the DVD cover, I was!! read more
Well...I never heard of these symtopms "gydrophobia" and "androphobia" ...It was a nice idea to make a story with 2 ppl having these "diseas" lol ...I just finished first season...Soon I will begin the second...Until then...is the usual story "boy meet's lot's of girls" ...I like it...But except the part with the planet that have's only womens [Seiren was the name? :/ -] I don't see nothing briliant anymore...
Unfortunately for me I watched a censored type for season 1 ...But on 2nd I will be sure to watch an uncensored type...I heard it has "great views" ... *cough* ...regarding the landscapes and views...I didn't see anything special...
I gived 10/10 ...Cuz this anime had some unique soundtracks that I liked... OP & ED are cool and cute in the same time :D Love it
Well...lot's of characters with unique traits...But If I have to say...I like the blond haired witch girl [Risa if i'm not wrong -] She is so my type =) I like how he acts in front of Yukinari and regarding how she acted in the first episodes...it became clear in the last episodes that she is a nice girl...As for the other characters...they are funny...but nothing much...
It is the usual 1 guy per 5 girls ecchi comedy...So... of I enjoyed to the fullest this anime...It had some hilarious moments when I couldn't stop laughing
I will give him a 9 ...It is a cool anime...but definetley had room for improvement...I just hope the 2nd season will me even nicer than this one... read more