Ranked #5546


Alternative Titles

Japanese: カラフル


Type: TV
Episodes: 16
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 6, 1999 to Sep 30, 1999
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Source: Unknown
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.341 (scored by 5,314 users)
Ranked: #55462
Popularity: #2299
Members: 12,505
Favorites: 31
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The adventures (and misadventures) of men staring, peeking, glancing, looking, and glaring at women and their efforts to get that extra eyeful of harmlessly exposed panties, bras, and occasional cleavage. Following at most, a few regular males and the outrageous consequences of their actions.
(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Canna, Nobutoshi
Canna, Nobutoshi
Chino, Shimoi
Chino, Shimoi
Kumagaya, Nina
Kumagaya, Nina
Nakamura, Daiki
Nakamura, Daiki


Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Miyamura, Yuko
Miyamura, Yuko
Theme Song Performance

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Opening Theme

"Boku no Taion wa 37.5C" by Yuko Miyamura

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Jan 2, 2015

Greetings my friends and happy 2015 to everybody! What better way to celebrate the new year then by looking at the absolute worst anime of the past!? This not only provides laughter and merriment, but allows us to see just how far our beloved medium of animation has come. Today we look at Colorful, an anime that celebrates voyeurism...un-ironically...and isn't funny. It claims to be a high concept satire of the perversion of man and was directed by the Avant Garde director of Serial Experiments Lain. Unfortunately, this was a HORRIBLE execution of satire and no one seemed to "get it" besides the director himself. read more
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Sep 15, 2013
As I contemplate this strange little series, a question pops into my mind. Why would a woman watch a series such as this, a series which is practically built around the idea of the panty flash? And on top of that, why might a woman actually enjoy it? I often find the gratuitous panty flashes that plague many anime series to be annoying, and the thoroughly unrealistic portrayals of women found in anime series can bother me as well. However, when these anime traits are taken to extremes and/or used as parody, then I become interested. It is as if read more
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May 30, 2014
Bad shows don't always stem from a lack of talent. Even the exceptionally talented of directors or artists have created a work which is far bellow their abilities at one time or another. Take director Ryuutarou Nakamura, for example. At his best, his works are powerful, thought-provoking experiences which warrant multiple re-watches. Yet he's had his fair share of busts, as well. One of these came a year after his magnum opus, the mind-bending Serial Experiments Lain, in the form of a screwball social satire. This is Colorful, Ryuutarou Nakamura's satirical take on the over-sexualized voyeurism of modern society and mass media, which can be read more
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Jan 23, 2009
If you like ecchi humor, Colorful! is for you.
Although this series is very funny at the beginning, the events that take place seem a bit repetitive after a while. After all, it does contain frisky guys that seem desperate for that one upskirt peek or that one wardrobe malfunction.

The art is okay. If you want something totally psychedelic, go for the intermission pieces.

Sound...well, I don't remember anyone really talking? I watched the English and, sure, there was conversation but there wasn't really any developing dialogue that occurred. This goes for the characters as well: they were there but they don't develop like in read more
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