English: Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Synonyms: Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Sequel: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Special
Characters & Voice Actors
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 to be a relatively minor component to my viewing experience. However, Denpa Onna does provide some melancholic piano keys and nice ambience music that complement the pacing well. Can’t say I’m a fan of the OP or ED, but, then again, I was never into the high-pitched squeals that permeate much of anime JPop.
As many reviewers iterated before me, eccentricities abound in this motley crew of a cast. Honestly, it’s refreshing to see a show invent new personalities instead of rehashing the standard anime prototypes. (I especially enjoyed how Erio Touwa [E.T.] sat in Makoto’s bicycle basket as he pedaled her into the sky). Development is admittedly slow, but it’s definitely there. This is something I feel many reviewers don’t emphasize enough. Denpa Onna is a show about the gentle adolescence of our halcyon days, and, to that end, I think it’s nice that events and developments aren’t explosive or convoluted. The subtleties and gradual changes are meant to mirror the normalcy of our teenage years and, thus, offer a stark but welcome contrast to the eccentric personalities – that is, while the characters are themselves bizarre, their growth is relatable and meaningful.
Denpa Onna opened with an explosive start. Bracketing the rest of the show, I think the first 3 episodes could operate as a short, standalone OVA series. Really, I was hooked after watching a prologue so rife with meaning and mystery. Erio’s personality is fully emphasized here, and here, too, is where the show probes most philosophically at the deeper themes of life. Makoto’s rejection of Erio’s delusions is a deeper rejection of ontological relativism as a legitimate means to happiness – his actions nuance his convictions well, and we really get a sense of Makoto’s take on what it means to be human.
Sadly, I feel many casual viewers gloss over this last point and take Denpa Onna to be yet another mindless harem. Let me emphasize that it is not. Its insight is subtle, but present, and acutely profound.
So, what about the rest of the show, you ask? Well I can say that the first three episodes are somewhat anomalous when compared to the slow pace and slice-of-life themed events of the last 9 episodes. Critics charge that Denpa Onna lacks plot or hooks to keep viewers interested, and I’m not unsympathetic to this criticism. However, as mentioned above, I think the slow pacing works well with what this show takes itself to be: a chronicle of a boy’s adolescence. I find it far more realistic that schoolgirl crushes don’t blow up into soap operas and baseball games don’t become matters of life and death. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not like the series never scratches below the surface – it really does, but, often, it does so almost imperceptibly. Take episode 8 (Tsiolkovsky’s Prayer), for example. It centers around Meme’s daily routine over a week, but the conclusion of the episode is nothing short of powerful, poignant, and profound, letting us really glimpse the depth beneath her skin. People are unique, change slowly, and offer interesting and poignant stories. This, I think Denpa Onna emphasizes very profoundly.
Moreover, among these events of every day life are the rare gemstones that move boys closer to manhood, and Denpa Onna doesn’t forget this. Conversations with characters often revolve around mundane occurrences like deep sea fish or basketball games, but are artfully and subtly infused with lessons on the importance of curiosity or the rate of human progress. It’s important, when watching, to pay attention to these moments – as they offer enlightening insight into the human experience.
So, what’s the final verdict on Denpa Onna?
If you’re looking for something explosive, convoluted, and plot-driven, then I advise you to turn away. If, however, you’re looking for something light-hearted yet penetrating, then I urge you to pick this up. By the end of it, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, with its subtle but philosophical messages, really offers you a novel and reflective outlook on that awkward phase between puberty and responsibility. And, after all, that’s how life is: subtle but profound.
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 even maybe fall in love, afterall, that's what being an young boy is all about. Meeting Erio was the first step from this new journey. Having met his "energetic" aunt, Meme, and after her, Maekawa and Ryuko, most episodes are dedicated into showing his relationship growing with all of them.
Still, that's not all... Believing he would be able to change Erio's attitude and put an end to her self-isolation from society, Makoto becomes her only true friend... Making her forget all this "alien stuff" and the past she couldn't remember, trying to get her to be more sociable and stop hiding from everyone... This also affects Makoto, as he gets more self-confident.
Art impressed me... Glowing style, slow-mo scenes and fluid animation, despite not having much action, overally amazing! I think OP theme could've been better and the ED song is so sweet and calm... Characters have nothing really special in particular. Most of them are ordinary people with different personalities. Both Ryuko's and Erio's shyness attracted me... Besides that, they're so cute and lovely! Also, voices chosen for both of them match perfectly!
Never give up and believing in yourself, just two of the many lessons we can learn from this anime... Nobody comes to this world for no reason and, since we don't understand the real purpose of life, all we can do is live, make it worthy... Taking the best we can from our youth years and making every moment count, Denpa Onna was really made to change the way some people think about their own lives, to encourage those on enjoying it the best they can... That's so deep... read more
In one of the opening scenes of this anime, a certain character welcomes the main character (along with the viewers) by saying "Welcome to the city watched over by aliens." After watching this I have come to realize one thing: how horribly distasteful these aliens are.
Seasoned anime fans will take notice of the fact that this show is directed by Shinbou Akiyuki. You might recognize him for directing great shows such as Bakemonomgatari, Arakawa Under the Bridge, and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, which all have a similar formula going on: a male character surrounded by a harem of weird quirky females. Considering how much of this type of show he has done, and the valuable attribute of the human mind to gain experience, one might expect him to have garnered enough knowledge to create enjoyable shows with absolutely no effort at all. Well, apparently, no. Either his brain has become too dense with all the success and praise from his previous works, or he just suffered a nervous breakdown to which he responded by making the most incoherent, dumb, and most boring anime he could possibly conjure. And that is Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man).
The story is the same old "Guy moves into a city" "New home has cute girls in it" "New school has cute girls in it" and so on. Oh, and the girls garner an inexplicable affection towards the main character. In the case of Denpa, a regular country bumpkin Niwa Makoto moves into the city to live at his aunt's house. Upon entering the house he notices a girl wrapped in a mattress lying near the doorway. This is how we are introduced to the show's main attraction, Touwa Erio, an amnesiac girl who believes she is an alien put on earth for observational purposes. The story then resolves around Makoto as he tries to help Erio overcome the barrier she has put up between herself and society. Of course, this is not a story-driven anime. You get the vibe that the makers didn't have any idea what they were doing and the story goes down the drain pretty quickly, as this is apparent half way into the show when all the characters are just loitering around trying awkwardly hard to get a giggle out of you. I'd gladly pay you if you find anything groundbreaking about this anime's plot.
The comedy in this show really throws everything at you, which at the base level boils down to a 'hit or miss' game where the chance of a hit is that of winning in a million dollar lottery. The so-called witty conversations between characters that SHAFT does so well literally falls apart here. There are tons of dialogue but they just go into one ear and come out of the other, rarely triggering anything along the way. How could anyone rely on a cast of such uninteresting characters to deliver good jokes is beyond me.
Animation is generally quite colorful and neat, but there's just something about the character designs that make them look overly childish, to the point that it's hard to call them "high schoolers". From an objective point, it felt to me like most of the work done in this department went into Erio's appearance and elaborate schemes to make her more cute, as she glaringly stands out among all the other bland characters that occupy this show. One of the few redeeming features of Denpa Onna is it's OP and ED. The OP sung by Erio's voice actor in an epic karaoke voice is quite fun and almost makes the rest of the show worthwhile. Maybe the unimpressive dialogue mentioned earlier might have been the cause of poor chemistry among voice actors because the voice acting here is decent at best.
Overall, I have to say that Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko fails in soaring through the sky, not to mention space. The first few episodes might keep you occupied with a false sense of more to come but what's to come is mind-numbing stupidity and a whole load of wasted of time. read more
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I would write the entire review in Denpanese, but I used up my esper mana for speaking an alien language.
The word "denpa" (lit. "electromagnetic waves") is used to refer to people with overly-active imaginations who appear to live in their own world. In other words, delusional psychopaths.
The word "seishun" (lit. "blue spring") means "adolescent" or "puberty". However, the term often implies the joys and challenges of overcoming immaturity, and youthful romance, as per usage in "seishun points".
'Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko'(loosely translated to "Psychopathic Girl and Adolescent Boy") begins with the the protagonist Niwa Makoto moving into a new city, known as the "the City Watched Over by Aliens". He's in his aunt Meme's care, whose daughter Erio is a denpa hikikomori wrapped in futon.
The story begins with Makoto getting to know Erio. She's got a serious case of denpa, believing herself to be an alien who came to Earth to investigate the mankind. Being a nice guy that he is, Makoto takes her out to prove she's a human being and can't fly like E.T. After that, the focus is transferred to the remaining cast, Mifune "Ryuushi-san" Ryuuko, Maekawa-san, and Hoshimiya Yashiro.
Many viewers must have felt betrayed when Erio turned from a jargon-spitting enigmatic girl in a futon to an ordinary shy girl, but ironically, Makoto and Erio are surrounded by denpa and therefore has plenty of material for comedy and accumulation of Seishun Points.
Niwa Makoto is your average protagonist in a harem setup. He even describes his own situation as a typical protagonist in school drama in the first episode. However, he does have his own unique Seishun Point system to keep track of the quality of his school life, and does actively pursue opportunities to accumulate points. He is one of the more likable protagonist around in that he has a skeptic, realistic personality, but man up when it really counts. He has a pretty good sense of humor, and we as viewers follow his narration as a guide, seeing things through his perspective almost the entire time.
Touwa Erio started out as a hopeless loner whose own mother had given up on her for becoming denpa after a traumatizing event in her childhood. She does eventually get "fixed" by Makoto, and makes a slow return into the society. Her character provided early selling point for the series, and we see her gradual change after Makoto showed up. This season ended at volume 3 of the novel series, out of 8 volumes in total. Her change in character was limited to finding a part-time job and participating group events, but there is surely more to come if a sequel is ever made.
Touwa Meme is a 40-year old aunt of Makoto, who acts like a child all the time and sputters nonsense all the time. Her role in this series is mainly MILF moe and acting as a puppet-master who influences the other main characters to get the story going. She's quite mysterious, and it's hard to know what she's thinking, but as audiences, we know she's hiding something about Elliott, who may or may not be an alien.
Ryuushi-san is probably the most interesting character in this series. She is a moeblob, but has an unique and consistent quirkiness that worked really well with Makoto. Their chemistry is excellent, and she's just one of those adorably cute hard working character that you can't help but cheer for. She is the de facto Heroine in this season, spending most time with Makoto and the only one to actively try to win him over like a character in a true seishun series. Yashiro's line in ep11 makes me wonder if they would eventually become an item. The way she blushes around Makoto was really cute, and I'll certainly be cheering for her.
Maekawa-san's personality is almost the opposite of Ryuushi-san. She's always composed and has a dark sense of humor, also seems to have analyzed every situtation and knows what's going on. However, she also seems to have a screw loose on her head, with all the strange cosplays shown in every episode. Her role in the show is mainly to tease Makoto and Ryuushi-san, but getting them together conflicts with her apparent feelings for Makoto. There could be some major character development for her if the sequel is ever made. And of course, her costumes are also there for moe to niche viewers.
Hoshimiya Yashiro made a very late appearance this season, but left a huge impact into the story. She claims to be an alien esper, which no one believes, but she has shown evidence of her super powers throughout the final few episodes. Interestingly, she says Makoto and Ryuushi both have "the potential", which was precisely what Erio said to Makoto early in the show when she was still a major denpa. Yashiro also brings a new theme to the show, that one should not limit their potential, and develop the strength to believe. This message is extremely similar to 'Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin', but it is executed far better here, with many great inspirational scenes.
Every major characters have their roles in the show, and the character headcount is very low to ensure every character gets their own spotlight. There were some pacing problems in the middle as one non-linear episode mixed in and extremely slow story development, but there are incredibly inspiring and touching moments of youth in every episode as a treat. There are also plenty of references to other manga and anime, sometimes even real life events to keep us entertained.
Art and animation is this series is generally very good. The character designs are attractive, with great cuts and camera angles (although it's almost completely devoid of the signature SHAFT animation style). There are few scenes where characters seemed deformed for budget saving purposes, possibly using Korean animators, but every single inspiring scene (and fan service scene) that actually matters is drawn to perfection. SHAFT knows how to inspire and how to best use visual support to tell a story, and it shows once again in this series.
Voice acting, with exception of Erio, is spectacular. Ryuushi-san's voice acting is what I would call 「ハマリ役」, epic casting. Her voice is so unique, yet fits the character perfectly. All the seiyuu staff in this series are extremely motivated, and their lines are filled with emotion, especially in the most critical lines.
BGM is also incredibly touching and flows extremely well. It kind of just plays in the background, but becomes really noticeable in critical scenes to improve the viewing experience... it's in total harmony with the story.
OP is a "denpa song" in a whole different way. The term is usually used to describe songs with incomprehensible lyrics. In this case, the lyrics do make sense, but BGM composition and the vocal sound absolutely retarded. This works extremely well for a series about denpa, and it's somehow addicting. Absolutely brilliant.
ED is rather dull, but cute song with fun lyrics and unique whisper vocals.
'Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko' has many classic, almost cliché seishun elements, such as screaming out corny lines in public, running towards the sun (its variation biking towards the moon was used), awkward silences between the opposite sex, working hard on sports... However, it's the execution that makes all the difference, and it really shows in this series. The main message of keeping our minds open and appreciate every moment of our lives, it really reached my heart.
This series has also given me a new level of appreciation for NisiOisiN's works. Although the series does attempt to use witty dialogs to advance the story and succeeded to some degree, it lacks the pacing and sophistication seen in similar NisiOisiN adaptations by SHAFT, 'Bakemonogatari' and 'Katanagatari'. If I had to pick, this is closest to 'Soredemo Machi wa Mawatte Iru' for being a rare authentic 'slice-of-life' anime, and also the extreme quirkiness that's hit-or-miss for its viewers. It was a definite hit for me, and I'll definitely look forward to the sequel.
'Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko' is a story full of dreams and depicts an ordinary guy in a crazy city, trying living his life to the fullest. It's brilliant, and exactly what a true seishun series is all about. If you disagree, I guess I'll just say it out loud in a clear and concise phrase...
"If you say so." read more
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.
Girl believes she has magical powers. Girl appears in boy's life. Boy tries to convince girl that she doesn't have magical powers.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Moe chuunibyou girls and normal MC's with a dash of romcom.
Female protagonists both believe that they have some sort of special 'power' or 'characteristic' while the male protagonists stay skeptical.
Well, these two series here can be described as addictive fun that is wildly entertaining in that bizarre way.
Both series has a strange girl who has strange behavior with a particular fascination on the supernatural. Both series has a strange cast of characters as well that mixes in drama, comedy, and randomness at times.
The male protagonists in the series are probably the only sane characters. They aim for a normal school but finds it difficult after the appearance of the said strange girl.
Both protagonists are aiming for a normal High School life after entering High School, but happen to meet strange school mates.
In both series it's a girl claiming to have supernatural powers or to be an alien who influences the boy's school life.
Both animes have the main character as a boy working towards leading a normal life, a delusional cute girl who believes she has powers beyond humans, a party of other girls to add to the mix, AND EVEN an attractive parent-figure to the cute girl. As the stories develop, it is evident that despite not having the best relationship at the start, they begin to ease up to one another.
While SHAFT focuses more on character speech and development, as well as their own unique animation style, KyoAni focuses more on visually enticing the audience.
Both girls believe they are something they are not and the guys try to convince her that shes wrong
Both of the female protagonists somehow have the same condition wherein they mix-up illusions with reality. Also, both of the mail protagonists had the same aim; to return these females back to reality.
Both female main characters believe in and/ or are obsessed by supernatural things.
Both are about a somewhat normal main character taking care of an autistic girl.
Both have a protagonist girl that believes in supernatural things who believe not to be humans. Both heroes try to make the girls realize they are humans. Both also have "cute" art styles.
-Both have tsukkomi male MCs surrounded by fairly silly characters.
-Both have female MCs with delusions. (Chuu2 syndrome/Aliens).
-Both have romance, though it is not as apparent in Denpa Onna.
-Both are completed light novel series.
The MC meets a strange girl that believes in something that he doesn't believe in. He ends up learning something important by being with her, and there is some romance along the way.
Also, they are both similar in terms of style and comedy.
Both have main character taking care of an eccentric girl.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Both have a boy that needs to take care of a girl that doesn't understand much about the world and hasn't made contact with too many people.
Autistic main girl with similar supporting cast
In both series, there is a main male protagonist who has to take care of a strange girl. From there on and out, the two forms a strange relationship with one another as he tries to take care of her and teach the girl about things around the world. (i.e. common sense)
Both series has a lot of drama and comedy that is presented as being lighthearted.
Both series also has an entertaining start/pilot episode that kicks off the plot. Often or not in both series, the dialogues (especially between the two main protagonists) are very humorous to listen to.
An aloof female character falls into the hands of a certain boy who takes responsibility of her.
The main female character and the relationship between her and the main male character are similar.
•both anime consist of a male protagonist start to look after an odd girl, when they move into there destinated homes.
•both male protagonists are totally different in personalities, where one just stupidly over reacts to everything and its not even close to realistic, and the other its just the usual ordinary boy, and the girl protagonists are just weird * weird as in one of them is completely loveable, yet the other is just a painted doll that cant do shit* imo.
•both are a great anime to watch, *which i mean just denpa onna*, but sakurasou is not bad either, just doesnt live up to denpa, imo.
•both have the generic usual supporting cast full of ecchiness and humour, which makes or breaks the anime.
•they both are the same in a generic ordinary boy looking after a unordinary girl, but you might like one if you like the other in someways -___-
Pretty simple main male lead has to take care and do almost everything for Main female lead. Both male leads act almost completely the same, if you like one you will like the other.
both have boy taking care of troublesome girl
• Both have main character taking care of weird girl.
• Both mind of the girls are out of this world.
• Both girls are attractive and beautiful
Both are about a somewhat generic high-school boy that has to help/take care of a girl that has many eccentricities about her. Both have a very likable supporting cast that are all fleshed out well.
In my opinion, both take the cliched and make it something interesting to watch.
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.
no friends in both story
art both cute
romance , boku wa have more
both have really similar character design
both are 'bout an alone ppl (Erio in DOStO) and the club members in BokuTomo
both have great bishoujo and character :) and the weird atmosphere.
Both main characters are transfer students that meet and make friends with several females. Also, different writers but same artist for both these series.
Both of them has very sexy and unusual Buriki's design.
similar art & feeling especially concerning characters
harem with cute girls who don't have many friends due to some problems
Both anime have a number of girls showing interest in one male protagonist. In other words, harem and also a bit ermm...ec...chi.. (a gender which attracts some men) :P
Both male protagonist are oblivious of the feelings that the girls have for them.
Both male protagonist have similar attitude (showing little interest in activities and giving this "how the hell did i get involved in this?" expressions from time to time)
very similar artwork and original character design (the latter being done by the same person!)
These shows have similar art styles and both involve the male protagonist being surrounded by strange girls.
•both have the same character art style,
•both anime male lead comes into a new town/area or returning
•both produce the same amount of ecchi sex, that leads the viewer imagining (things)
the randomness and comedic is more fluent in denpa onna, but there is some that will catch you off guard in boku wa.
•to be frank, they are similar in the comedic, ecchi, art style way.
Very Similar art
Both stories is about a female character that has trouble making friends and the male protagonist helps her out in some way or another.
Erio is like Yozora and Kobato rolled into one. And Maekawa is like Yozora. But what's really similar is the art styles.
-Both have MCs in an environment where they don't exactly fit in, one being an outcast and the other a transfer student.
-Both MCs often act as the tsukkomi to the other characters' antics.
-Both are romcoms.
-Both are completed (so far) animes, Boku wa has two completed seasons while Denpa Onna is close to a second season.
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.
I always look forward to finding something new and intresting in recommendation section when I am out of anime and that is why once in a while I try to recommend something too... For this time of year when a new season just started the best thing is to find one old and one new anime which were similar. And here we go:
* Both anime have main girl heroines who think that they are aliens.
* Both are bishoujos and nice girls but serious weirdouus ;DD
* Both leading males starts the show in deniel but than tries to adapt.
And here we start new alien season!
Nino and Erio are both self proclaimed aliens and are very weird. and both shows come from the same producer.
Both animes have a main female character that are self proclaimed aliens from outer space and have a mission. As the male main characters are similar too from both series who accept things after assessing their current situation, unless really bizarre.
Both have girls who think that they are aliens and have very vague plots.
Both anime are filled with wonderfully unique characters. Also both are directed by Akiyuki Shinobu so both of the OPs are very unique and the animes themselves are unique.
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.
Both have many random unique moments. Main guy arrives to new city near by the sea and ends up living with another character that behaves like an alien.
Both have a gorgeous animation.
Both somehow have to do with the sea. Two boys put into awkward situations because of the another character. Sci-fi element and the animation for both series flows nicely and is really colorful.
Both main characters are self-proclaimed aliens, and they're surrounded by even stranger people. Both animes are set in nice and detailed cities, and they both also have a plot line that changes frequently.
These anime are both completely strange with odd characters that come into the picture claiming they are aliens. One likes fish, while the other wears a futon around her. They are both odd.
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
Not gonna say "the feel is similar" "the style is similar" "they both are from Shaft" though.
Slice of life plus mystery. Leading men of both shows have high adaptability to weirdos and tinfoil-hatters, as long as they are hot chicks.
Kind of Boy meet Girl(s) shows with some kind of mystery and probably trying to get along and find out stuffs. The key idea of both show is to be a slice-of-life that take place in technically hyperreality setting, or at least pretend to be one.
Shaft then beautify said shows, make use of symbols, try to be abstract, create something that can become meme or go virals, then hype up the hot chicks, bam - two servings of mysterious-hot-chicks anime.
both shows have similar protagonists whose monologes and dialogues with other equally ecentric characters comprise most of the show. there are a lot of unanswered questions in both series and interesting yet random screen shots. the art is amazing in both so they're both worth a watch.
Well, I see that Bakemonogatari and Denpa onna are too similar ,why?
- They are from SHAFT and the same director (Akiyuki Shinbou)
- art style and the animation are too similar
- both talking about supernatural things, it's more thrilling in bakemonogatari, while it's kinda comedian and slice of life-ish in Denpa Onna
- both have the Harem style with one hero and alot of bishoujos but denpa onna and bakemonogatari ARE NOT HAREM.
so, If you liked Denpa Onna..you'll like Bakemonogatari MORE.
Male with Harem consisting of strange girls.
Comedy, though executed better.
The paranormal and supernatural themes are explicit compared to the snippets offered in Denpa.
Strange/eccentric girls piques the viewer's interest and are the 'guts' of the show. Meaning, both of these shows would be horrible without them.
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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