Wakaba Kohashi, a sheltered rich girl, dreams of becoming a fashionable and trendy gyaru because she admires their outgoing and carefree nature. With this goal in mind, Wakaba begins the school year hoping to make her high school debut as a gyaru. On the first day of class, she meets the pure Moeko Tokita, the serious Nao Mashiba, and the eccentric Mao Kurokawa, and the four of them quickly become friends as they learn about and imitate each other's lifestyles.
Wakaba*Girl follows the adventures of these four friends while they experience events like school festivals, waterpark trips, and gym class tests. Along the way, Wakaba discovers what it is like to live as a regular student while Nao, Moeka, and Mao catch a glimpse into the life of a rich family. With never a dull moment in their lives, the four girls make sure to live each day to the fullest.
So with most of the summer anime is closing their curtains, Wakaba Girls is also one of them. Being a 13 episode and 7 mins long, i would say, it was a fun ride with Wakaba and the girls through out the series.
The story tell us about Wakaba who is a rich girl trying to learn the common things that are done by commoners, she wanted to be a 'gyaru' which her friends help her, it was cute to see them doing girl things like eating ice cream, hanging out and more which Wakaba really takes it to the next level. The cultural festival scene
was also fun, enjoying to see Wakaba crowned as the winner and yeah. Overall, it's a fair amount that i enjoy looking at the story as there is nothing much on the plotline except trying to become gyaru but glad that the story is not too complex to understand, as this is basically slice of life.
From my perspective, i already know that this author is the same person who write Kiniro Mosaic, since the character designs are obvious. Background image are not too saturated, and animations are not that bad either, great job Nexus studio! Would love to see more of your works.
Well, this is the second anime where i don't hear any ED song aside from Wakako, just only the OP, the OP is really catchy , i enjoy hearing it. Aside from that, most of the seiyuus are the seiyuu i've known like Ozawa Ari and Rie Murakawa whom they voice acted Wakaba and Nao. Great voicing! While Ichimichi Mao voiced Mao Kurokawa, i never know she can voice different way which she already voice acted Gakkou Gurashi's Wakasa Yuuri and
Izawa Mikako where she voiced Moeko, kinda cute to hear. Overall, it was enjoyable to listen all the seiyuus voice.
I do enjoy Wakaba, since she love to explore new things which she hasn't done in the past, i love seeing her doing stuff at the next level, like taking pic of foods repeatedly and taking a huge bite of Moeko ice-cream. She does react very funny but very cute. I find her interesting for a rich girl trying to be a gyaru. Nao, does really like to act like tomboyish since she kept saying boku but she tend not to use in front of them since she loves the boys-love genre.
Overall, i do enjoy watching Wakaba for my loveable wee hours of saturday, it alerted me to wake up before going to school as i do love watching cgdct, with the season over, wouldn't be a fun saturday wee hours anymore, but i do gonna enjoy with fall anime as they would have more SoLs and CGDCT airing but hopefully on Saturday.
So i do hope you guys enjoy reading this review, hope it's helpful to you though there are some of it can be a bit nonsense since my brain is overloaded with stuffs, but yeah do enjoy and have a nice day!~
I've liked this anime so much.
The history is not something very complex, by the way, it is pretty simple. But the anime is so interesting that makes you want to watch more even without a complex history behind.
The humor is nice. Particularly I've liked a lot the animation and expressions of the characters, it is "one more point" that made this anime so funny.
The characters are so different between each other, and it's nice and funny to see their friendship because of this. They are very cute too!
The only thing I didn't like so much was the fact that the episodes are pretty short (seven
minutes each one), the anime is pretty interesting and I wish I could watch more. That's why I'm giving rate nine.
Conclusion: I recommend a lot this anime if you are looking for a simple history and humor.
Wakaba Girl pretty standard fare for a cute girl show. Our main character, the titular Wakaba, is starting her first day of high school hoping this will be the time she finally gets to make friends & do the things Japanese men like reading about Japanese girls doing. In this instance, Wakaba is a rich girl who has spent all her previous childhood following her father's work, so naturally she doesn't have a clue what to do in normal school girl situations. Cute!
Not wanting to waste time, Wakaba soon latches on to the first group of girls she meets. This forms the quartet of friends
who we'll be following through the school year, & what a bunch they are: Wakaba is rich & naive; Nao is "rotten" & a bit boyish; Mao is the impulsive one & speaks in the third person; & Moeko is moe. Together they'll go to the usual places, talk about the usual things, & get into the usual misunderstandings.
Wakaba Girl is by the same mangaka who graced us with Kiniro Mosaic, & it seems likely that it's the success of that show which resulted in this one, which ended circulation in 2013, also getting the anime treatment. It's certainly clear why it was Kirino Mosaic & not Wakaba Girl was the one that became the success it has. For lack of a better way to put it, if Kirino Mosaic is like eating cake, then Wakaba Girl is like eating refined sugar.
The components to a good cute girl show are there. The moe character designs, vibrant colour palette, voice actresses trying really hard to reach the upper limits of human hearing, the day to day vignettes about girls doing things & girls crying over what great friends they are. It's all here, all arranged in such a way that feels like Wakaba Girl was practice for what would become Kirino Mosaic (although they began publication at around the same time).
The setting is one that's been done to death several times over. The characters lack anything that makes them seem more than just cute girl cutouts. Wakaba being a rich girl whose spent a lot of time abroad is simply used to make fairly pedestrian jokes resulting from her apparently having never had friends, seen snow or used a kotatsu before. The other three girls are just kind of there for the most part, there to react to Wakaba rather than do much themselves.
Occasionally it can even get rather mean spirited. One episode, for example, sees Nao try to enter a beauty contest, only to first be all but told she isn't good looking enough by her friends. Then, after a self-inflicted cold causes her to have to let Wakako take her place, they throw out the dress she designed & made herself in favour of a bland maid outfit. Wakako wins, of course, because rich girls are amasing. Maybe that's funny, & maybe there was a point to it. But I didn't laugh, not once throughout this predictable cute girls doing cute things parade that did precisely nothing to distinguish itself.
It's inoffensive, & it does enough that If you're a committed fan to the cute girl thing, Wakaba Girl might be alright if you need a quick sweetness fix & aren't picky so long as there's girls with oversize heads smiling on screen. Otherwise, you can pass this one by. It's sweet, but it lacks heart.
If you want a cute anime with cute girls and just happy feelings this is it! Even though the episodes last only 7 minutes, the character development and the little plot it has, flows nicely.
Usually I don't like this type of anime but since it was short and it sounded interesting, I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did.
Everything about this anime is just cute and funny. The characters are adorable and extremely likable and the strong friendship that these girls form is just great and people should actually aim to have friends as reliable as them.
I really enjoyed this anime,
it was really pleasant. I hope they consider making a second season of this because I believe it deserves one.
When you don't have the time or energy to indulge in a long and complex anime, but still want to watch something, there are a number of fantastic short anime options to choose from. Here are 20 of the best, as chosen by Japanese netizens!