English: High School Girls
Synonyms: Girl's High, Joshikousei
Japanese: 女子高生 GIRL'S HIGH
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Jun 19, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.721 (scored by 9,506 users)
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Each one of the six MCs has her own personality: there's an immature one (make it two, actually), a petite one, a shy one, a mature one, and one that wants to be an actress. I must say that I liked each and every one of them; there was no MC that I hated. I really liked how the characters were created (which includes their designs), as well as their relations. They do have their bickering, but at the end of the day, they stick together to overcome any problem they run into. A bit cliché maybe, but it still works for me.
The sound is also good. I especially liked the ending theme.
Why I liked this anime: while watching, I kept seeing things that I wanted to see. For example, in TV shows with a high school setting, I really like to see the antagonist: usually a rich and popular girl who plays the MC's rival. There was such a character here. Then there were some (mildly) dirty jokes, innuendos... I simply couldn't dislike that.
Another good thing about Girl's High is that, unlike some similar titles, episodes don't look like each other: they explore different parts of the girl's lives. In one episode the girls have a dating party, in another they participate in the school sports fest, then they go to the swimming pool, then the culture fest... I liked the variety of stories.
What about ecchi? Well, much to my misfortune, there's no nudity here; just a great amount of pantyshots, especially in the first few episodes. It's just not my thing (personally, I don't even consider anime an ecchi just because it has lots of pantyshots), and I would've liked it better if they showed us some boobs, but it's not a big complaint.
At the end, I was disappointed because this anime only has one season. The last episode left some space for more episodes, but unfortunately, apart from three short OVA episodes, there's nothing more. Which is such a darn shame.
To put it shortly, this anime reminded me of Azumanga (six high school girls and their everyday lives), but with more mature humor. Since I like both Azumanga and mature humor, this anime was almost bound to "buy" me. And it did. Okay, I can't say it's my new favorite thing, but it was definitely worth my time. read more
The story runs in a typical sitcom style, with every "issue" solved in 30 minutes or less. Things usually start in a safe manner (like going to gym class or going karaoke), but by the end it just ends up all sexed up and wacky. Sexual innuendo's are all over this show. Thats part of this shows charm and makes it pretty entertaining (if you like that kind of stuff).
Art (Decent) --- Sound (Mediocre)
The art and sound is all pretty average for what its worth. Art is not too detailed but not too simplistic. It's very... AVERAGE. Although they drew the girls all cute like and hilarious, you can tell that everything else (backgrounds, static objects, etc) had less time taken to produce. The sound has typical anime comedy sounds but what helps out the most is the music in the show. It's all so very upbeat and happy, I could hear Kirameku (op song) over and over and it won't get old. Even after a year of finishing this show, I still enjoy that song as much as I did the first time heard it.
This show doesn't have much in terms of sound, story, or art. So High School Girl's trump card to make this show remotely worth watching are the high school girls. With the lack of men in the show the girls all take center stage and make for some pretty unique moments. Particularly from all the innuendo jokes. Those moments are so wrong, its hilarious. The girls aren't even over developed as you would expect from an ecchi comedy. Rather they're all drawn like normal looking girls, which help enhance the comedy.
Overall if you enjoy a good ecchi comedy that more based on situational jokes rather than blatant fanservice with a few jokes. Give this one a shot. It is definitely for anyone who enjoys a dirty joke or two. And a special note: some of the funniest jokes are at the very end after the credits. read more
To put it bluntly, theres not much of a story that this show follows, it more or less depicts a group of girls that meet under abnormal circumstances and become friends due to that. While each episode depicts some sort of relationship within the group, there isn't any over reaching story arc. Nonetheless, each episode helps the characters become more and more enjoyable.
Again nothing special. There was nothing ground breaking about the character designs and backgrounds, but that wasn't what this show was aiming for. The cutesy feel that the designs give off are exactly what helps make the show.
Again, a perfect fit for the show. Background and Thematic music fit well. As for the OP/ED very annoying. Its a fun jpop sound that annoyingly sticks after listening to it.
I've been a little rough on the show so far, but this is where it begins to shine. The quality of the characters shine though, allowing the show to truly become enjoyable. As for the series of events that these characters partake in, you can't help but sympathize with them. They just make the show that good.
while this show is nothing special in the grand schemes of anime, it was enjoyable nonetheless. As for the last episode "stupidity, never ending stupidity" sums the show up fairly well. But thats what the show was all about. It was a lot of fun to watch. sadly its only a 12 ep run, If you liked Ouran high school host club or Azumanga Daioh, this should easily fit in somewhere between the two. read more
Even so, High School Girls introduced me to the types of stories Anime offers. This particular programme has many, with a variety which I love. It starts out as being quite adult orientated it seems, with adult themes and ideas. Certainly not one for the kids. As the stories progress though, there is more focus on developing the characters themselves, rather than pleasing the people that want a shot of underwear, something which I'm glad of. Therefore I believe the stories deserve an 8/10. They're very good. As it was my first series to watch, I got a good taste of what to expect from similar programmes. The hardcore anime fan won't like how there isn't any real storyline, it jumps from one theme to the next.
The art is good, I can't speak much negativity about it. It's designed to make the series itself enjoyable, not something you gawp over how good the extra effects are. That simplicity is what I like. However the only negative I have is some of the clothing there are is a little odd. I'm talking about Kouda especially. I didn't see the point of trying to get an extra laugh out of making her clothing occasionally overly sexual. Oh well.
A decent theme tune. I like it. You remember how it goes. Being knowledgeable in music I know how it can influence programmes and this tune in particular helps to emphasise the enjoyment you should get out of the show. On the in show music, you normally hear a monophonic piano melody which accompanies dialogue. It also includes fart sounds, which honestly works, again adding to the fun factor. Although, this piano melody happens too often. There could be more variety.
The characters. Ah! They really nailed it! Each girl has a personality that befits their look, and they respond to situations how they should. My highlight of the series was Ogawa being taken to the love hotel, yet saving herself without even realising it because she is meant to be very innocent. It's not just one character though. Koudas flamboyance is contrasted by Ayanos shyness and daring with her boyfriend Shimotakatani. There is a lot to like about High School Girls, but the characters traits are what you have to like the most.
I enjoyed the series. I really did. So much so I have rewatched it, to relive what got me into anime in the first place. The humour is enjoyable, as is the simplicity. Some animus become really complicated, but this sticks to basics which makes it fun to watch and easy to follow.
That is why I give this anime 8/10 overall. For the anime newbie it is fantastic. It provides fun for 12 episodes and you will feel pleased that you watched it. However it isn't perfect, as the story is evidently very wayward (well it can be said there isn't a story in the first place. Just some girls becoming friends and then lots of subplots which really have no relation whatsoever) and that isn't really good enough for the hardcore Otaku. I can safely say though even after re watching it, there is still something about it you like. It should be terrible, but it really is one to watch, you won't regret it. read more
This serieries is basically just about a group of friends in an all girls school hanging out and having fun. Not much of a story line, each episode is a little random, but its mainly for the enjoyment of the comedy.
The art is a tad bit older, but it delivers. Its really not that bad.
And no, its not a yuri.
I saw it twice, one by myself and the other with my friend, and we were cracking up.
I really enjoyed this anime and hope you do too x3 read more
The plot isn't original. The show follows 6 high school girls through one year (first year) of high school. Along the way we visit the Sports Fest, the Culture Fest, we go to amusement parks, sing karaoke, and even go to a love hotel! But nothing groundbreaking.
The 6 girls all have different personalities, of course. We have the sweet girl, the innocent girl, the tsundere, the girl who loses her viriginity, and a couple more cuties thrown in for good measure. I liked the fact that there are 6 girls in the main storyline instead of 3 or 4 you sometimes get with these high school shows.
What makes the show good is the character development of the girls. The interaction and friendships among them work well and there are a few mild subplots that also carry interest throughout.
We also have the usual male teachers leering after the girls and of course that makes for some hilarity.
There is a fair amount of naughty humor and indecent situations, more than you'd see in most other HS shows. This is why I HIGHLY recommend this for fanboys.
Hey, the girls are cute, the show is fun to watch, and there's pretty good repeat value too. High School Girls is a winner in my book! read more
If you want a bit of ecchi and laughs and are not to worried about getting an epic story than this ones for you.