Handsome Girl
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English: Handsome Girl
Synonyms: Handsome na Kanojo
Japanese: ハンサムな彼女


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 1992
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 37 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.771 (scored by 12491,249 users)
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Ranked: #86432
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Popularity: #7467
Members: 2,954
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Hagiwara Mio is a 14-year-old TV actress who has gotten popular. One day on a set, she meets Kumagai Ichiya, who tells her that her acting "stinks." Mio is hurt by his comments, but she finds that she can't get Ichiya out of her mind. It turns out that Ichiya is a promising director, who directed a music video for Mio's friend Sawaki Aya, an idol singer. After the success of this music video, Ichiya is asked to direct a movie, and he wants Mio to be the heroine, because he feels that she is a "handsome" girl like the actresses of old. How will Mio cope with her feelings toward Ichiya?

(Source: T.H.E.M. Anime Review, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kani, Osamu
Horikawa, Ryo
Horimoto, Hitoshi
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Kimura, Ayako
Kasahara, Hiroko


Ooga, Shunji
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Mano, Akira
Episode Director
Yoshizumi, Wataru
Original Creator

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"Maigo ni Sasenaide" by Erika Haneda

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"Maigo ni Sasenaide (迷子にさせないで)" by Erika Haneda

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Jun 17, 2014
Shimapan-chan (All reviews)
I did not see a review on this so I decided to write one.

I literally watched this just to kill time while waiting for stuff so I was not exactly going into this with high expectations. As you know Handsome Girl is a one episode shoujo OVA from the early 90s. The art has that 90s anime fuzzy look to it and dull audio quality, but this may just be Youtube. I actually like that about 90s anime but some may think that's distracting/off putting. I like how the scenery looks, painted backgrounds with ferns and such. I personally think the picture MAL currently has read more
Aug 6, 2020
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
Handsome is one of the worst things you can call a woman. I know this because I constantly do it.

Handsome Girl is the story of a young actor slash model girl. She gets offered a role in a film by a guy who thinks she’s a terrible actor. She falls in love with him because he’s super focused on directing his weird and confusing movie that makes no sense. Because drama has to happen, her best friend is also in love with director boy except this is largely ignored. They are all in high school. This should be the read more
Feb 22, 2020
lethargilistic (All reviews)
There are parts of this that look very nice, particularly the very pastel 90s fashion sense and the motorcycle scenes. However, this is first and foremost a romance, and that part of the story never really came together. There's no motivation shown for the leads to get together, not much of a romantic conflict keeping them apart, and not even any chemistry. Their meet cute goes badly, they spend more time together, we're informed that they have warmed to one another, and that's really almost the extent of it. They just don't care much, so I'm not sure why I should be expected to.

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