At first glance, Galko, Otako, and Ojou are three high school girls who seem like they wouldn’t have anything to do with each other. Galko is a social butterfly with a reputation for being a party animal, even though she is actually innocent and good-hearted despite her appearance. Otako is a plain-looking girl with a sarcastic personality and a rabid love of manga. And Ojou is a wealthy young lady with excellent social graces, though she can be a bit absent-minded at times. Despite their differences, the three are best friends, and together they love to talk about various myths and ask candid questions about the female body.
Oshiete! Galko-chan is a lighthearted and humorous look at three very different girls and their frank conversations about themselves and everyday life. No topic is too safe or too sensitive for them to joke about—even though every so often, Galko seems to get a bit embarrassed by their discussions!
When my sisters enter high school, there are things I'll want them to know, and there are anime I'll want them to watch. One of those is Madoka, because it's about giving yourself the power of happy endings. One of those is this show.
The girls on this show talk about their bodies. They talk about it lewdly, naming specific parts, but also honestly and realistically, in a way I would expect from highschoolers. They don't have big sit-down speeches with older family members about periods; they talk about breast size and water physics. They don't make fun of the size of those breasts, either-- the
girls only mention it in good fun, and the boys point out their differing body types without putting them down about it; the worst they say about any of them is that they simply aren't their type.
These girls also break their archetypes. The "party girl" can be an utter otaku, the nerd can have fun teasing her friends, and the percieved airhead can have lots of hobbies. And, all of these girls can be friends without a clear explanation-- they're just in close proximity and get along, and that's how so many friendships start.
Absolutely loved it! Perhaps one of the best underrated shows of winter season, Galko-chan totally came out and dominated the other shorts this season.
Now, Oshiete! Galko-chan isn't as wild other shows that discuss boobs, sex, etc and I think that works out fine because with Galko-chan it has a more natural feel to it. None of the episodes feels like its' going to be too over the top or just plain ridiculous, although it does have it moments of course.
Honestly, the show really doesn't have much to offer in story/plot. I mean everything is explained in the intro song so you pretty much get
the idea of what the story is right then and there.
I think the style used in the show is pretty good to look at. The style used really pays its' respects to the original manga which I think is pretty cool. Character designs were fan-friggin-tastic. I loved Galko, I mean, perfect in all portions! Awesome pair of chest-ticles, great body, and so nice to look at. I think she is the best, well drawn and animated character on the show.. I mean, it does make sense though since she is the main character.. The others ladies are also pretty hott too.
Was alright I guess. I didn't pay too much attention to the BGM nor the horrible yet catchy intro song. There's not much else for me to touch on with the music, however the voice actors were pretty great. I noticed that they are new, or somewhat new to voice acting. Some of the seiyuu's have very few to little roles, however they are getting experience which is a good thing. I hope to see... or in this case hear more work from them soon.
I was so impressed with the characters. The show has VARIETY! lots of it. I love it when shows like Galko-chan comes out because I rarely get to watch shows in which I can go gaga over all the girls and get into crazy arguments about the best one(s) (Galko.) I loved just about all, well almost all the girls even sonic meat had some great looks to her. This is one of the many shows where I find it impossible for myself to hate or dislike any of the characters.
Overall I really enjoyed Oshiete! Galko-chan! It was a real pleasure to watch. I mean I could not have asked for any better characters. I'd have to say again that Oshiete! Galko-chan is totally a hidden gem.
I would recommend it, highly recommend it if you need a break from serious shows or maybe you just want to watch something to kill some time, I'd totally tell you to check out Oshiete! Galko-chan! I would have to say that it is worth the watch. Overall I gave Oshiete! Galko-chan 9.2/10 because while it lacked in certain departments or elements, it made up for those mistakes with its characters... its' sexy, sexy characters....
~Multilingual review, English & Español: Please tell me! Galko-chan~
Long enough to cover everything that need to be covered and short enough to be interesting, that's the 'mini-skirt rule', and this anime follows it perfectly. However you're still behind a school's desk, or you already left them far behind in your past, I'm pretty sure you all overhead, at least once, a "girl's talk" your slutty girl-classmates did. Leaving aside the disappointment developed when you find out your crush wasn't as pure as you thought, it was sure an embarrassing moment overall.
I once overhead my girls classmates talk about how big a famous singer's genitals were,
what would they do with both him and his boyfriend (yes, you read right), among few other things I'd have wished to never hear. That particular event was engraved in my mind so whenever I listen to the word "girl's talk" that unpleasant memory comes to my mind giving me shivers down my spine.
Anyway.. Even if the girls in Anime doesn't represent exactly real high school girls (fortunately), 'Please Tell me! Galko-chan' is one of those few anime who gets closer and manages to recreate a genuine girl's talk while leaving aside how disgusting could turn out to be.. if the girls were to be my classmates, that's it.
Fortunately our protagonists are adorable, simple innocent girls and the arguments of such talks, a bit "stimulating" whiteout reaching plain vulgarity, turn out to be interesting and cute at the same time due to the girls reactions when they get embarrassed even by their own conversations, even pushing the viewers to ask themselves 'How will they react to this?'.
The anime develops around 3 kind of stereotypes of High School girls. The 'gyaru', Galko-chan, a busty fashionable blonde girl which surprisingly is, contrary to her looks and behavior, a very kind and inexperienced innocent girl. The 'otaku', Otako, a small girl with glasses who likes to tease Galko with suggestive questions and arguments, with the risk of ending flustered herself sometimes, however she cares about Galko a lot. The 'princess', Oujou, a total airhead rich girl which hangs out often with the previous two ones.
There are also minor characters, don't forget the anime develops mainly inside a classroom, they didn't shine that much but their presence really give off a genuine "classroom environment". When I mentioned the 'mini-skirt rule' it was referred to the episode's duration, 7 minutes each one. I found the duration quite on mark, short enough to be interesting whiteout the risk of being boring. That was the main quality of this show.
I really liked the characters, specially Galko, and how the main cast argued about such suggestive themes with such cute tones, it turned out to be really nice and refreshing. If you're searching for a short anime, maybe with nice girls and lot of humor, you can hardly find any better than this.
Larga suficiente para cubrir todo lo que tenga que ser cubierto, y corta, suficiente para ser interesante, esa es la 'regla de la mini-falda', y este anime la sigue a la perfección. Independientemente de que si todavía te encuentras detrás de un pupitre escolar, o los dejaste ya atrás en el pasado, estoy bastante seguro que, al menos una vez, has escuchado por casualidad una 'charla de chicas' que hicieron tus -no tan inocentes- compañeras. Dejando al lado la decepción al descubrir que tú amorío no era tan "pura" como pensabas, fue de verdad un momento vergonzoso.
Una vez escuché hablar a mis compañeras sobre cuánto grande eran los genitales de un famoso cantante, que cosa le harían a él y a su novio (sí, leíste bien), entre otras cosas que desearía nunca haber escuchado. El particular momento se imprimió en mi mente, así que todas las veces que escucho 'charla de chicas', ese desagradable recuerdo revive dándome escalofríos por todo el cuerpo.
De todos modos.. Aunque si las chicas en el Anime están bastante lejos de representar exactamente con perfecta afinidad el modelo de chicas en el mundo real (afortunadamente), 'Please tell me! Galko-chan' es uno de los pocos que realmente se avecina y que logra recrear una genuina 'charla de chicas' dejando a un lado cuán desagradable pueden llegar a ser... Si las chicas en cuestión son como mis compañeras de clase, eso sí.
Por suerte nuestras protagonistas son simples e inocentes chicas, y los argumentos de tales charlas, algo "estimulantes" pero sin rozar la vacía vulgaridad, llegan a ser interesantes y adorables al mismo tiempo debido a las reacciones de las chicas cuando se avergüenza hasta de sus propias conversaciones, empujando al espectador a preguntarse 'Y ahora cómo reaccionarán a esto?'.
El anime de desarrolla al rededor de 3 clases de estereotipos de chicas. La 'gyaru', Galko-chan, una chica rubia, siempre a la moda, y con dos buenos melones qué sorprendentemente, contrario a su vestuario y comportamiento, es bastante inocente y amable. La 'otaku', Otako, una chica con lentes de pequeñas proporciones que le encanta molestar a Galko con preguntas y argumentos sugestivos, aunque si a veces corre el riesgo de quedar avergonzada ella misma. La 'princesa', Oujou, una cabeza hueca total que se junta siempre con las otras dos.
Están presentes también algunos personajes menores, sin olvidar que este anime se desarrolla principalmente adentro de un salón de clases, aunque si no brillaron de modo particular, la presencia de estos personajes le dieron un aire genuino de ambiente escolar a la serie. Cuando mencione la 'regla de la mini-falda' estaba referido a la duración de cada episodio, 7 minutos cada uno. La encontré de verdad acertada, corta suficiente para ser interesante, y sin el riesgo de caer aburrida. Esa fue la mejor cualidad de este anime.
Me gustaron bastante los personajes, especialmente Galko, y también como las chicas protagonistas afrontaban los sugestivos temas con tan adorables tonos, al final se revelo ser bastante refrescante. Si estás en busca de algo corto, tal vez con lindas chicas y mucho humor, difícilmente encontrarás algo mejor que esto.
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (89) Watch an anime adapted from a Digital Manga*
Going into Galko-chan, I had zero expectations. I was expecting another mediocre slice of life anime. Thankfully, despite my incredibly low expectations, the show turned out to be pretty damn funny.
I think the primary reason the show works so well lies in the length of its episodes. One of the biggest problems with the slice of life genre is that trying to make mundane, everyday interactions entertaining enough to keep the audience's interest for 20 minutes is a difficult feat. With Galko, each episode is approximately 7 minutes, meaning that
episodes don't get a chance to wear out their welcome.
Of course, this quick pacing isn't enough to carry a show, and for Galko-chan to succeed, it needs a strong sense of humor and a memorable cast of characters. As mentioned before, I found the show to be really funny. By no means is the humor in this show 'high-brow', in fact most of the jokes focus on some rather raunchy subject matter. Yet, by some miracle, the jokes never came across as tired or forced.
In terms of characters, the cast is another one of Galko's strengths. Every character was likeable, and their interactions with each other were great. In particular, I really enjoyed the dynamic between Galko's spunkiness and Otako's no-nonsense attitude. On top of that, Ojuo fits perfectly between the duo with her oblivious nature.
To top it off, the art direction is beautiful with some bright, colorful designs, and the voice acting is very well done.
Overall, it's a solid show that's worth your time, especially if you're a slice of life fan.