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Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu


Alternative Titles

English: Girls Beyond the Wasteland
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

Information

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
Source: Visual novel
Genres: School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.451 (scored by 22,508 users)
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Ranked: #54662
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Popularity: #960
Members: 60,352
Favorites: 122
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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?

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroda, Sayuki
Kuroda, Sayuki
Main
Chisuga, Haruka
Japanese
Chisuga, Haruka
Kobayakawa, Yuuka
Kobayakawa, Yuuka
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Yuuki, Uguisu
Yuuki, Uguisu
Main
Sato, Satomi
Japanese
Sato, Satomi
Andou, Teruha
Andou, Teruha
Main
Akesaka, Satomi
Japanese
Akesaka, Satomi

Staff

Satou, Takuya
Satou, Takuya
Director
Yamaguchi, Takayuki
Yamaguchi, Takayuki
Sound Director
Ayana, Yuniko
Ayana, Yuniko
Script, Series Composition
Sekine, Ayumi
Sekine, Ayumi
Script


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"WASTELANDERS" by Sayaka Sasaki

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"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)




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Veronin
Mar 24, 2016
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
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animattkulo
Feb 16, 2016
No, I'm not CRAZY over this show.
It's not the BEST show from the 2016 winter season, but it's not the WORST (I'm looking at you Aokana and Luck and Logic).
This show is an example of one of the many anime you just watch to soothe yourself if you're having a bad day. Now enough of this prologue, let's get to the review:

STORY: 5/10
Yeah, it's been done before. A group of teenagers work hard to create a game (I'm seeing a lot of Saekano and Shirobako). According to the synopsis, this anime is supposed to be about "youths taking a daring step into the unknown," but read more
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blurpotato
Feb 7, 2016
Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu is a story about a group of teenagers working together to create a visual novel, and the concept is awfully other animes such as Saekano.


Simply put, the story sucks.
Really bland story. After eight episodes, there's not much progress in the story. The first six episodes showcases the problems the team faces in creating the visual novel, but those problems are always solved by the end of the episode. Halfway through the season, other then the fact that they are trying to produce a bishoujo novel, we don't know much of the content the team is trying to read more
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TheAnimeToast
Mar 25, 2016
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
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