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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Alternative Titles

English: Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Synonyms: Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man
Japanese: 電波女と青春男


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records, TBS
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 64,488 users)
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Ranked: #20382
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Popularity: #308
Members: 132,335
Favorites: 713
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Episodes: /12


Makoto Niwa has to live with his aunt while his parents are overseas, which he views as the perfect opportunity to live the life of the typical Japanese teenage male. He meticulously keeps tabs on his experiences as either negative or positive as a way of grading his progression. However, his plan for a perfectly normal adolescence did not take Erio Touwa into account.

Upon moving in to his aunt's house, he discovers a cousin he never knew he had. She's the same age as Makoto, and really weird, to boot. Erio is convinced that she is an alien and her mission is to study humanity. She tends to stay wrapped up in a futon, and walks around town barefoot. Needless to say, this strange addition to his family is a stumbling block for Makoto’s perfect life.

Rather than his ideal adolescence, Makoto will instead live a more interesting life than he ever could have imagined alongside Erio in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Touwa, Erio
Touwa, Erio
Oogame, Asuka
Oogame, Asuka
Mifune, Ryuuko
Mifune, Ryuuko
Katou, Emiri
Katou, Emiri
Fuchigami, Mai
Fuchigami, Mai
Niwa, Makoto
Niwa, Makoto
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu


Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, In-Between Animation
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 City of Aliens
Uchuujin no Tokai (宇宙人の都会)
Apr 15, 2011
2 Reverie of Disappearing Adolescence
Shissou Suru Shishunki no Reverie (失踪する思春期のレヴェリー)
Apr 22, 2011
3 A Strange Moment for an Earthbound Girl
Chi wo Hau Shoujo no Fushigi na Setsuna (地を這う少女の不思議な刹那)
Apr 29, 2011
4 Broken Arm: 1 Month Recovery Time
Migiude Kossetsu Zenji Ikkagetsu (右腕骨折全治一箇月)
May 6, 2011
5 Melancholy of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving no Yuuutsu (サンクスギビングの憂鬱)
May 13, 2011

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"Os-Uchuujin (Os-宇宙人)" by Erio wo Kamatte-chan (エリオをかまってちゃん) (Asuka Oogame)

Edit Ending Theme

"Ruru (ルル)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru

More reviewsReviews

Jul 11, 2011
I don’t make it a point to write reviews, but I particularly enjoyed Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, and, upon seeing its subpar ratings, felt somewhat obligated to defend it, so, here goes:


Wonderful, wonderful artwork. I’m a stickler for art, having dropped numerous series simply because I couldn’t stand the way they were drawn, and Denpa Onna definitely wins in this category. Shaft has outdone itself – colorful, lively scenery, vibrant, multi-toned characters, and, in general, great color schemes, compositions, and dynamism in each frame. It’s not quite 5 cm/s, but I daresay it’s approaching that level.


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Jun 30, 2011
This review exists within the internet, authored by a SHAFT fanboi.
It functions only as a test ground for me. It is also a spoiler zone in this page.

Under the current assessment of the series, it is a "9/10".
This was determined by my reaction to audio-visual investigation of the SHAFT seishun anime.
Patience is the closest thing viewers have to salvation.
However, accelerated exposure could amplify the viewing experience of a class-2 audience.

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Oct 8, 2013
A really casual one, it was a totally random choice, but I don't regret it though. So what's it about? It may not have an incredible climax and everything... Instead, this anime focuses more upon reflection. It's simple: just take a teenager who wants to enjoy his high school years to the max and add an odd girl to whom he begins devoting his time, in order to get her back to real life.

Makoto's first time in a big city made him create big expectations about how his life would be from now on. He wanted to meet girls, spend time with them and read more
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Jun 20, 2011
Let's say you have a drinking problem. Instead of admitting that you have a problem, you blame your drinking because your wife nags at you, or because the devil told you to do it, or some other excuse I could not think of because I do not have drinking problem. (No, I'm not in denial here, I seriously don't have a drinking problem)

Reality distortion

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko deals with characters who distorts reality to their own convenience to escape facing the inconceivable truth. As normal human beings, we usually believe our perception of the worlds within and around us is "true."

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