A team of girls with zero experience in manga editing are off and running toward their dream of creating the biggest manga magazine in Japan! They seem to do nothing but run into problems and failures... But still they're working hard every day!
This title is click bait, just so you don´t get confused when you see no shemales or trans or whatever in this anime XD XD
This is your really average moe girl anime, which I am not normally that much into, but because this is an short anime filled with okay good humor, then it was quite enjoyable for me even though it was still predictable because the main 4 characters are archetypes, you have your genki (Hana), your cute foody girl(Tsugumi), your nadeshiko(Ringo) and your meganekko(Aki) (if I have classified them correctly) XD and then some other few really archetypes supporting characters with no depth,
the only really interesting character being Aki Torii
All the rainbow faeces of the Unicorn - the good things
- It is short, fitting portions of moe.
- It had in fact a good plot, not special nor deep, but I liked that it didn´t feel that episodic.
- I do in fact like the series for not being deep or anything like it because this was my comedy relief and I watched it when I didn´t want to challenge my mind
- Aki <3!
All the hurtful.... cringe! - The cons
- No depth what so ever.
- Really classic archetypes, so it becomes very predictable (but not that I mind for such a series)
So yeah go into this anime with small expectations and enjoy it for its short episodic moeness :3
I've never been a huge fan of the Slice-Of-Life genera. They're just so simple and not all that entertaining, but don't get me wrong, there wasn't anything significantly wrong with "Mangirl," the characters were cute atleast, although, The show itself was a little fast paced and rushed, but even so it was still understandable and easy to follow. For a show that is only 13 episodes long with only 3 minutes in each episode,"Mangagirls," (which is what this anime really should be called to avoid confusion as to what it's about,) it wasn't bad.
"Mangirls" barely has a story, or even a plot for that
matter, and like I mentioned earlier, it doesn't help that the entire show is just squeezed into a few short episodes. Everything is just so straight forward and simple. It's nothing but "Sunshine and Rainbows," throughout the entire show. Yes, they do achieve something, but in the meantime there's no conflict at all and nothing ever goes wrong, besides a few very minor mistakes that they make. I guess the show can be seen as idealistic in a way, being about a bunch of girls who follow their dreams, which is good and all, but doesn't really make the best story.
I found that the cute animation style was atleast fitting for this anime. The animation wasn't amazing, and the style looked a little cartoony, which I'm not a huge fan of myself, but it was still cute, especially the character designs. The characters have a pretty simple look, simple figure, and simple hair, but I think there's something about their eyes and face that make them really adorable looking.
I found that the sound in this anime fit very well with the animation style, and I especially liked the intro song. "Opening a cute anime with a cute song is always wonderful." As for the voice acting; it was also no doubt-ably cute. Most of the voices were adorable and fit very well with their characters. I'm not a huge fan of the background music in this anime, but at-least it was somewhat fitting.
I find that the characters in this anime are neither great or terrible. We don't get to know much about them, but still, I can't not like them. The characters really aren't boring. They're quite cute actually, and they do have some good personalities. It was actually kinda fun watching them interact with one-another.
I'm sorry, but I found "Mangirl" a little boring. I don't know about you, but I don't find a bunch of girls talking about "storyboards" and "font sizes" that interesting. It's like watching paint dry..okay maybe not that boring, atleast it had a little bit of funny comedy, but even that was lacking. I liked how this anime was so cheerful and all, but it's a little "too" cheerful. An anime without a conflict is like watching the story of my life, haha, now that I think about it, that would be kinda boring.
I do not recommend this anime unless you have nothing better to watch. It's not like it's horrible or anything, but there are way better anime out there.
This anime began airing in the Winter of 2013, and is thirteen episodes long. I generally don't watch anime that are under the standard 24 minutes long, but this one caught my eye even though it was just five minutes long. It was produced by Dogakobo and Earth Star Entertainment, who have also done Natsuyuki Rendezvous, the currently airing Majestic Prince, and Seiken no Blacksmith, which are all pretty good anime that I've seen.
I found the characters to be refreshing, and easy to relate to. The head editor was completely crazy, while the one with glasses seemed normal (most of the time). The comedy
was pretty good, and had me laughing at alot of parts. Also, the opening was pretty catchy, and although I liked the animation and the characters, I felt it lacked development a little bit. I'm a scrooge for animation so this is mostly why I don't watch short anime, because their quality of animation is generally lower.
This plot has already been done by Bakuman, even though Mangirl! is a little different. My favorite episode was probably where they went to the comic store and they were sold out. The mangaka was also pretty funny when she was starving and her apartment was filled with trash because her assistant was on vacation. I do feel like this anime shows what it's like to be a manga editor and mangaka. It could be considered almost educational even, overlooking the tangents that the crazy characters go off on all the time.
A special is scheduled to air May 24th, for episode 14. I'll definitely be looking forward to watching these crazy characters after their success in the manga world.
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