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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.411 (scored by 52251 users)
Ranked: #18152
Popularity: #266
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The story revolves around a highschool boy named Niwa Makoto. He lives with his aunt's family since his parents are away on business. It is there where he meets his mysterious cousin of the same age Touwa Erio — who happens to tie a futon mattress around her upper body and is a self-proclaimed alien. Her staple food is pizza. Erio had been missing for half a year and was found floating in the sea. She doesn't remember anything about what happened during that period of time, but she began to think that it was the act of an alien and wanders the neighbourhood wrapped in the futon.

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Adaptation: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Sequel: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Fuchigami, Mai
Fuchigami, Mai
Kim, Seon Hye
Kim, Seon Hye
Mifune, Ryuuko
Mifune, Ryuuko
Katou, Emiri
Katou, Emiri
Han, Sin Jeong
Han, Sin Jeong
Niwa, Makoto
Niwa, Makoto
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu
Yang, Seok jeong
Yang, Seok jeong
Touwa, Erio
Touwa, Erio
Oogame, Asuka
Oogame, Asuka
Park, Seon Yeong
Park, Seon Yeong


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

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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.


I usually neglect this category, as I find it read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
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 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.

A collective of readers that has forgotten it is a collective of voters... That is you.
Members of the self-unaware, clueless MAL users under aliases are not permitted to vote "Not Helpful" on this review.
Injection of corrective read more
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Jul 5, 2011
A problem that a show with interesting premise or quirks can run into is getting far too wrapped up in itself. A show can become contrived, focusing on playing around with its quirkiness; forgetting that there is a story to be told. Such is the case with Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, a charmingly eccentric show that ultimately gets deflated by the eccentricities that made it appealing to begin with.

Denpa Onna is a bizarre show, to say the very least. It centers around Makoto Niwa, a somewhat sarcastic young man who goes to live with his aunt Meme; having certain expectations of his new life. read more
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Both of the main characters find themselves dealing with major otaku of some time despite the fact that they want to live a normal high school life. Their lives become filled with crazy antics.
Both have main character taking care of an eccentric girl.
Both of these stories are about people who have problems making what can be concidered a true friendships with each other because of some sort of social stigma that they themselves place, or someone else does. The art style is also very simular.
Both are offbeat comedies about an ordinary guy, his sort-of-romantic-but-not-really relationship with a girl who claims to be an alien, and their unconventional friends and peers. Arakawa's gag series nature renders it a lot sillier than Denpa Onna, but it's not without its own ridiculous elements. And of course both are directed by Shinbo, so you can't leave out his signature style.
Similar mood and setting. And, well, instead of Youkai, we have "Denpa".
Being made by Shaft, both drawings are very similar to each other.
Protagonist has harem.
Somehow the whole story just seems to be an alternative version or inspiration to bakemonogatari.

"both Denpa Onna and Bakemonogatari are intelligent harems for adults with good taste."
stated by McRib
The subject of aliens come up in both anime and both Anime have styles that are experimental in their own ways, not to mention both Anime use bright colors. Both are also about coming out of your shell.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Ruru (ルル)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru

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