Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu

Girls Beyond the Wasteland

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Synonyms: The girls who aim for the wildlands, Girls beyond the youth KOYA, Shokomeza
Japanese: 少女たちは荒野を目指す
English: Girls Beyond the Wasteland
German: Girls Beyond the Wasteland
Spanish: Girls Beyond The Wasteland
French: Girls Beyond the Wasteland
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to Mar 24, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Project No.9
Source: Visual novel
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.311 (scored by 4396143,961 users)
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Ranked: #76572
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Popularity: #1762
Members: 117,449
Favorites: 171

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Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu is a series all about finding oneself and a direction in life... no matter how far off the beaten path it might be.

Buntarou Hojo is a high school student who has a talent for writing, but no real direction in life or any plans for the future. His classmate, Sayuki Kuroda notices his talent, decides to help him find a way to use it properly by enlisting him in her bishoujo game development group.

When Buntarou is cornered in the men's bathroom at school by Sayuki, he is surprised when he is asked out on what he thinks is a date, and even further surprised when he finds out that it's not a date, but a job interview. Reluctantly agreeing, the two start recruiting other members for their team but will they learn more about game creation, or life itself along the way?


The visual novel was released on March 25, 2016 in Japan. It shares its cast with that of the anime.

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Opening Theme

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"WASTELANDERS" by Sayaka Sasaki

Ending Theme

"Sekai wa Kyou mo Atarashii (世界は今日もあたらしい)" by Sayuki Kuroda (Haruka Chisuga), Yuuka Kobayakawa (Kana Hanazawa), Teruha Andou (Satomi Akesaka), Uguisu Yuuki (Satomi Sato)


Sep 4, 2017
As someone who has been in the wasteland creating a fan-made game and other projects. Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu hit it out of the ballpark in its symbolic depiction of the difficulty in doing that.

Making a doujin game. Gathering talent, keeping talent, and making sure all the talent works. Look at all the failed Kickstarters to get an idea at how hard that is. The main female lead speaks from a place of experience. There's a lot of real world advice compressed into the story.

The characters are rather distinct from each other. A bit archetypal but fleshed out. Strong egos. Friction. Hidden motivations. Procrastination. ...
Dec 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I'll keep this review as short as possible.

I recommend this to those who are curious or bored. This is a straightforward story with simple characters and some character development. A bit of romance for those who are wondering. Everything about this anime is just simple. So, don't expect something from this anime, for example, a bright and cool MC. No such thing. MC is just your ordinary high student that got dragged into otaku stuff. There is no "cool" scene. Just simple and easy to enjoy. Don't overthink. Just enjoy and keep the question hidden. Overall, it just a bit average.
Dec 1, 2022
This anime, the story and everything about it screams to me.
"How to get blacklisted by every company on the scene and how to lie for personal profit for a living"

Yeah, the characters are interesting.
The design and art is also interesting.
What is not interesting is the story based on lies and just clear misunderstanding.

I get it, the writer of this series wanted it to be unique and refreshing.
But, this is what you don't want to do at all costs in life.


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