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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.321 (scored by 3849538,495 users)
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Ranked: #71112
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Popularity: #1551
Members: 106,622
Favorites: 143

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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)

Mar 24, 2016
Veronin (All reviews)
Please don't tell me this is any indication of Romeo Tanaka's future as a writer.

It should be said that I had a lot of anticipation for Kouya when the visual novel was first announced a couple years ago. Being the first big project from Romeo in quite some time--- the man responsible for Cross Channel, arguably one of the best and most well-written visual novels-- I had expected something more than the nonsense it actually turned out to be. It seems Romeo may have gotten jealous of Maruto, a fellow, former (?) VN writer's success with Saekano, and felt the need to also get a read more
Mar 25, 2016
TheAnimeToast (All reviews)
Well here's a show that I think got a bit of a bad wrap for no real reason.
But I do have some reasons for why people wouldn't like it so much.
Firstly Saekano came before this show, and the novelty of it had already worn off for many people.
Secondly people set their expectations too high for something that never really tried to be anything special to begin with.

--Actual review: minor spoiler warning.

-Presentation(visuals & sound)
To me nothing looked visually out of place, which isn't weird considering this isn't a very action heavy show requiring lots of animation.
Sound vise I like the OP and ED, I actually think read more
Mar 24, 2016
-Remix- (All reviews)
If you were like me, you are probably thinking about watching this show because it looks like another Saekano. Surprise: it’s not!

Girls Beyond the Wasteland is a series about a group of friends/schoolmates getting together to make a bishojou game. They all bring a different skillset to the table and serve in different positions: Buntarou is the script writer; Andou is the coder; Yuuki is the artist; Yuuka is the voice actress (voiced by the amazing Kana Hanazawa, mind you); Atomu, the assistant and member-at-large; and Sayuki, who basically checks over everything and takes care of everything else.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland is a show that read more
Mar 25, 2016
Flawfinder (All reviews)
Oh goody. Another anime written by a visual novel writer. Or to be more accurate, it's adapted from a visual novel written by a visual novel writer (aware of the redundancy, thank you). And we all know how much I love visual novel anime, what with their cliched characters, excessive dialogue, blatant fanservice that doesn't further the story in any way, and overall bland approaches to serious subject matter. Oh, and what's this? It's another anime about a bunch of people making a visual novel? Let me guess, it's going to be completely self-aware about its cliches, do nothing interesting with said awareness, have a read more


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