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....
Where do I begin with how impressed I am by this short comedy?
I admit, I'm biased-I like shows where cute girls do cute things. Though these certainly aren't Lucky Star moeblobs. It's basically the same concept, but the stuff these girls talk about remind me of what I would talk about with friends. Bodies are weird, okay, and there's nothing wrong with wondering if curtains always match the carpet.
Story: Not much real story. But there was a moment that surprised me-in the middle of the silly skits you'd expect out of a short SoL comedy, there was a surprisingly real moment. It was
deep, yo. The character learned something, and tried to change for the better afterwards. A+
Art: Not my favorite, but it's passable.
Sound: NGL I hate the opening song. It's annoyingly catchy but not actually a good song?
Character: Character personalities are great. Even by looking at their names you can tell what archetype they are, and then they, especially Galko, go on to defy those stereotypes.
I will say one thing though: Galko's hair is effing ridiculous.
Enjoyment: 11/10 short enough to keep my equally short attention span.
Overall: Bottom line, if you like eavesdropping on cute girls having mildly vulgar conversations, watch this anime, you voyeur. Those in search of plot or true fanservice or action... what are you even on Galko's page for?
~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.
Oshiete! Galko-chan is something I, admittedly, would've never watched if I hadn't heard so many people raving about it. And boy, am I glad I finally got off my high horse and gave this hidden gem a try.
It's so, so hard for me to fully explain this show without making it sound like another ecchi mess, which it REALLY isn't.
Basically, the plot is just Galko and her friends discussing various things about the human (particularly the female) body and things that you wouldn't see any other highschool girl in an anime say without dying of embarrassment, because that's how anime tends to portray it's girls,
more often than not.
But the way they go about it isn't all that lewd. They go at it from a more clinical or even innocent way, making it less of a one-off fanservice thing and more...realistic, and damn endearing.
The anime also has a pretty relevant message of 'Don't judge a book by it's cover', with Galko's classmates assuming she's promiscuous, mean, and shallow because she embodies what a Gyaru is. Then, they end up being completely wrong and look at Galko in a different way, eventually coming to like her for the genuine person she is.
Galko is just...cute. Really damn cute, fun to watch, and the perfect main character for this show. Her friends are both fantastic too, and I was surprised by how immediately I adored their chemistry together.
The art of this anime is downright gorgeous. The character designs, and I mean EVERY design, were unique and damn beautiful and made me wish her classmates got more screentime. Even in the few handful of times they're shown in-depth, Galko's classmates are filled to the brim with unique personalities, diverse bodies, and incredible designs.
I've come to really respect the mangaka, and one of the reasons is because of how much effort was obviously put in designing each and every character, and giving them their own unique personality.
Galko does a ton of things differently, and all of it lands so well and makes this show an endearing, adorably fun time. Believe me, if you think this show isn't your thing, give it an episode first. It may just surprise you with how it goes about things :D
I would be absolutely overjoyed if this show got a season 2, and I'm probably gonna rewatch it as soon as I finish writing this review. The show was, as a whole, a treat to watch and the definition of a hidden gem.
To anyone considering watching this and reading reviews before you do, I implore you to give this anime a try. I'm almost certain you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Best described as "a nice little anime", with the focus on "little" due to episode length. The characters are pretty lovable, colorful and well thought out, but the lack of good comedy (and by that i mean stuff that actually make you laugh and not just smile or chuckle), story (and therefor its progression), relationships and romance as well as each episode being only 7 minutes long kind of ruins it.
On top of it all there's more fanservice than the short episodes can or should be made to handle, but its mostly well placed so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb as in
some other titles. Best compared with "Seitokai Yakuindomo", this anime doesn't really hold its ground too well, still, its kind of fun and definitely worth a watch.
Okay, so looking at the top review of this anime made me laugh really hard because I've never seen such garbage.
Anyway. I enjoyed this anime, hence the high score. It's the kind of anime I wished I'd watched at a younger age, not because it's completely accurate (not completely, but it's close to what high school was like) but because it would have helped me understand something sooner. Something that is the very heart of this little anime.
Appearances don't matter and who you are perceived to don't matter either. It's up to YOU who you are and you don't have to
be like anything - the one thing that you have in common is being a human in the same society and doing your own thing. If this anime promotes ANYTHING, it's that of individuality.
Sure it's gratuitous, but I accepted that it was going to be like that from the very first episode. So yeah, I'm going to gloss over it so to speak, because my feelings on it are clear enough.
Story - I didn't feel like there was much story, to be honest. The story of Ojou, Otako and Galko becoming friends was right at the very end of the season and to be frank, there's only so much you can fit in an 8-minute episode. That being said I felt that obviously, the narrative focused largely on Galko and her friendship with Ojou and Otako. So taking that into consideration I'd say the storyline did well because I was invested, but it wasn't groundbreaking.
Art - The art was vibrant and cheerful. General happy-feeling kinda art that I genuinely enjoyed. As I don't pay much attention to art (sorry art fans) then I can't really make a real great guess on what I feel about it. I just genuinely liked the art and really enjoyed seeing anime girls and guys of all different shapes and sizes. It was nice to see and I applaud Oshiete! Galko-chan for this.
Sound - Again I didn't think the sound was anything groundbreaking. The little sounds they made when certain characters walked (namely Galko, lol) was humorous but it wasn't anything to go home about. Made me smile and laugh a few times, so rating it 6 seemed fair.
Character - This is the strongest element of the series. Galko is seen as a typical gyaru and a lot of the characters make jokes about her being promiscuous. However, as the series progresses we learn that is FAR from the truth. She's just a normal, average gal who likes makeup, boys (though some of her interactions with Otako made me wonder otherwise), anime and cooking. More than anything the series states that Galko wants to be a mother. And it is shown in how she cares for everyone around her. When she saves Otako from her period embarrassment (something I can very much relate to) and gives her pills, she apologises for her behaviour about judging Otako before actually knowing her. Earlier on in the series a lot of the other characters end up in a bit of trouble (bed-hair, chipped nails, etc) and Galko goes out of her WAY to HELP THEM. For like, no reason apart from she's so nice? 10 points for Galko. Regardless of her looks and what people may think of her, she's an overall nice person and it's refreshing to see her in this light.
Otako was also another favourite character of mine. I could relate to the whole 'silent loner head stuck in a book' kind of character, and yet when I found my friend group in high school I was also the one who would make perverse, lewd jokes just to get everyone's reaction. So I understood Otako and even though I feel as though her jokes towards Galko were a bit too far sometimes (something Otako herself acknowledges) she does genuinely care for Galko and it made me smile.
Ojou aka beware of the quiet ones! Ojou is a rich, air-head that doesn't really seem to match up to that description. Sure she's a bit ditzy sometimes, but she's also an honour roll student. So perhaps naive would be a better way of describing her. Either way, there is this one scene that made me really think of my perception of Ojou. She hears Otako and Galko discussing movies and wants to join in the conversation, but in doing so she speaks differently in order to imitate the way Otako talks. Both Otako and Galko look confused and then say to Ojou 'just be yourself'. And that...was kind of beautiful. It showed an insecurity of Ojou that I didn't think was there and it really changed how I viewed her significance to the trio.
Of course there are tons of other characters, but the main three were my favourites so only they get a lengthy paragraph about them. ;)
I don't think I have to go into much detail about my enjoyment. I really did enjoy it a lot and hope there's a season 2 as the series itself just made my day that little bit brighter. :)
Galko is not a bad show and I certainly enjoyed it. It was funny and broke taboo and sterotype alike! But I couldn't help but feel it was a little gaudy. The art style is varied and pretty, but it isn't put to stupendous use. The jokes, while kinda informative and wholesome, got stale after a bit. I think this is one of the better short anime out there, but nothing you can't pass on.
That being said, it is good to see shows willing to tackle a broader variety of topics including things that are usually hushed up as inappropriate. While the topics didn't
really resound in me, I do find value in that this show was made and I hope others like it come along.
The friendship of the 3 girls is interesting, but doesn't evolve much until the last episode. I do like the way they end the series, as there is no *great* stopping point in short shows like this, so it makes sense to round it off with a 'how they all met' sort of story that a.) gives us a lasting impression of the characters and b.) hammers home all the ideas the show has posited the whole time.
The score is largely a reflection of my general enjoyment; I don't regret watching it, it was worth my time. But not something that will linger in my mind or alter who I am or anything.
I was watching this for the 2019 Anime Challenge while still a Novice as I found this series short to watch.
'Oshiete! Galko-chan' is a slice of life, comedy and school anime and you can expect what's it going to be about. I thought it would be a good way to kill time (While procrastinating) to watch this show. Actually, the teaser of this show caught my attention.
This anime is good for early teens as most of the characters portray them. This comedy series revolves around their nature and how they discover themselves. As a guy, there were few things I learnt about the opposite
sex. Some Japanese culture is also shown.
The story is about a girl names Galko, a popular girl who is referred as a 'gyaru' and party animal despite being innocent. She is friends with Otako (Who is an otaku) and Ojou (a wealthy young lady who tries to fit in Galko and Otako's conversations and ends up being an airhead). It describes their life as students and their struggles. I would say it rightly describes the situations as teens appear to be curious.
Further more, the anime includes lewd talks about general curiosity and superstitions which adds spice to it along with some humor.
I think it's a good anime. The animation is done quite well and I think the characters go nicely with their personalities.
Reading some of the other reviews actually makes me wonder what the fuck even is this community that I'm a part of. But whatever, although the story is nonexistant and pretty much everything is average - 10/10 best anime ever! Saw only 1 episode :)
Nah, what I really mean is that this show is very average and not worth your time. The only enjoyment you could ever have from this is looking at some really awkward poses that the characters are drawn in for some reason. Then again - their soulless eyes will dry up your life energy, so maybe not the best idea.
guess some 14 year old girls might relate to some of it, especially towards the end where they talk about how hard is dealing with first few years of menstruation. But everyone else will forget about the show in 5 minutes.
Story (4/10): This anime has no framework or a single plot to follow on but rather focuses on the daily lives of a gyaru, an otaku, and an airhead. However, the characters and their use of comedic relief in each episode is quite entertaining to watch. Each episode is episodic filled with humor of the female genitalia. The jokes were dirty and playful and every once and a while, a smirk or two came across my face when watching. Putting humor aside, each episode was amusingly very informative when learning about female genitalia. With humor mixed in with educational facts, those two factors
is what this make this anime unique.
Art (8/10): The art is fresh. Colorful and eye-catching. From the quirky character designs and to the vivid animation, everything was done well from Studio feel. The studios who made the infamous Kiss x Sis, the brilliant Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru, and unfortunately one of the most disappointing winter shows this season, Dagashi Kashi. Surprisingly, studio Feel hasn't gotten the recognition they deserved yet. Mainly, it is due to the lack of reputation most of the anime made from their studios. With Galko-chan however, the art Studio feel made has not yet to fail. If there a downside to this anime however, it would be many of the female characters oversized breasts. An overused anime trope, in result, a nuisance. But overall, the art is great and is overall one of its strongpoints in this anime.
Sound (3/10): Since this anime had a duration of seven minutes, Studio Feel managed to fit in at least an opening theme. The opening theme coming into the anime was bright and energetic. But unfortunately, it wasn't catchy to make it rememberable. Overall, the soundtrack was one of it's downsides as it lacked any music at all.
Character (8/10): The characters are original in sense despite using most of the anime tropes in the book. Despite using some of the anime tropes, most of the characters personalities were unique making it want to learn about them more. Story is essential when it comes to character development and such. But unfortunately, leaving a solid plot for the characters to build on and despite the duration of each episode left the characters unfilled. They lacked the respect they deserved despite having great personalities. Budget cuts, sigh.
Enjoyment (8/10): Managed to binge watch this anime despite having a constrained time schedule. But, it only took me an hour and a half to watch. Oddly enough, this anime was surprisingly entertaining to watch. If only it were longer.
Overall (7/10): This anime had so much potential if there was some sort of plot to follow on with all these characters in hand. Shame that they didn't get developed on. But despite of all of that, this anime was surely entertaining to watch. The art is fresh, colorful and eye-catching. The daily lives of an unusual bunch of high schoolers and their use of humor on female genitalia was quite amusing to watch. Wouldn't say this anime is overrated but lacked the attention it deserved. But overall, do not look for the story but for the comedic relief this anime has to offer. It only takes an hour or two to watch the entire anime. Worth a watch and definitely recommend this anime for those who want to watch due to a constrained time schedule or just for fun in general. Give it a try!
I didn't expect an anime about girls talking about their genitalia to be this good.
Story: This anime is episodic, so it doesn't really have story (unless you count "3 girls talk about their bodies" as one.) This works really well though, because the episodes are only 7 minutes long. Trying to put plot development in a 7 minute episode is like trying to put your dick in someone's clenched butthole. If you force it in, you might be able to cram it in. However, you will never be able to put it in properly (amazing comparison, I know). 7/10
Art: It looks decent. I think even
brighter colours would've worked better. 6/10
Sound: This anime barely has a soundtrack. The only song I remember is the OP (and the jingle played every time a question is asked by the narrator if that counts), which was meh. 5/10
Character: Galko is the extrovert that pretty much every boy in the anime has a crush on, Otako is the otaku that makes up bullshit to tell to Galko and Ojou is the airhead that often is the third wheel. You would never think that these three characters could be friends together, but they are. I think that that's the underlying message of this anime. That just because someone is very different from you, doesn't mean you can't be friends with them. Otako says pretty much the exact same thing in the last episode of this anime. 9/10
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this show a lot, mostly because of the hilarious questions they have about their bodies (like "Is it true that virgins use pads, and non-virgins use tampons?"). However, I recommend you to watch this anime in short bursts (around 2 episodes a day). This anime is pretty repetitive, so binge watching this anime will make you bored quick. 8/10
Overall: I give this anime an 8/10. I definitely recommend it.
Story 5/10: No plot. High school friends hanging out with each other.
Characters 6/10: No character development. But you get a sense of how they are and how they interact with each other. There are some funny and perverted/sexual moments of references. Galko is constantly late for class and laid back. She is known to have large assets. Ojou is kind, and bubbly. Otako is a bit monotone but chilled.
Overall enjoyment 5/10: It was okay. It can be boring at times, but in the beginning of the anime, they introduced some of the other characters and gives them a brief introduction.
With an anime that doesn't have a lot to work with, it is less than 10 minutes. The questions that the anime asks in the beginning of each episode also makes the audience curious as well. It is basically an anime full of pillow talk for girls who have these types of conversations.
I'm gonna be honest: The moment I saw those tiddie graphics I thought this was gonna be cliche and it was gonna suck ass. I was wrong as hell
This show takes it's characters and bases them of of cliche tropes on first sight, going as far as naming them after their tropes. Then the shows SHITS ON THE TROPES. It writes it's characters like real ass people, who are more to the eye than their appearance. They have little quirks, backgrounds, experiences. They aren't just an idea of a character, they're presented as human. And, honestly it's amazing. It's some anime breakfast club shit
breaks the norms that women's bodies have to be """""""perfect""""""""" in order to be beautiful))
Story - 4/10 * 2 = 8/20
There's very little story to this. Most episodes revolve around some sort of rumor that is introduced at the beginning by the narrator. Later, there is an attempt at an actual story, but it is executed too late, and fails quite miserably.
Characters - 3/10 * 2 = 6/20
The characters are almost all extremely one-dimensional, except for Otako. Galko is defined by
just two traits, her large breasts and her being a gyaru. Ojou is defined by her naivety and her implied wealth. Otako, however, is a bit different. Although Galko and Ojou simply accept the world around them, Otako questions her surroundings and fools around with Galko in an almost intellectual way. There are several minor characters that are introduced, and they're even more bland. They are often defined by not two, but just a single trait. Don't expect character development, the writers didn't think of that.
Visuals - 4/10 * 1.5 = 6/15
The visuals are, for the most part, not too bad. The backgrounds are occasionally bright cheerful colors, as is our protagonist's outfit and appearance. However, besides this, the visual quality is not very good. Characters are plagued by having QUALITY faces often, and there are many scenes where corners are cut in terms of visuals, with lips not moving with the chin, mouth covered by an object, and other things of that nature. This occurs in almost every anime, however, so there is a bit of slack for that. Character designs are average, with Galko obviously being the most thought-out character in terms of her appearance. Besides that, the characters are very indistinguishable.
Sound - 4/10 * 1 = 4/10
The sound is of average quality, by every meaning of the word. Nothing too bad or too good in this regard.
Enjoyment - 8/10 * 1.5 = 12/15
It's a funny show. I will give it that. The humor is very feminine, but despite that, I still managed to laugh, as it is a nice change of pace from regular comedies that cater to a predominantly male audience. The jokes are dirty to an extent, but at the end of the day it's nothing too spectacularly over-the-top.
Overall: 36/80 = ~4.5(5)/10
Watch it if you want to relax with a decent show that shows high school life from the perspectives of girls.
Girls talking about their bodies and it's has some comedic charm to it?
Oshiete! Galko-chan is an anime short mainly about Galko voiced by Azumi Waki the gyaru, Otako voiced by Miyu Tomita the otaku and Ojou...the ojou voiced by Minami Takahashi and they for the most part get into conversations about their bodies. Oddly enough this actually works as the three main cast members of the gyaru, otaku and ojou have somewhat "playing against the type" sterotypes of their sterotypes. Galko is actually shy and gets nervous when talking about ecchi things, Otaku is actually very talkative and teases Galko ALOT with comedic misunderstandings and
Ojou is rather aloof and most of the time comedically missing the point.
The relationship between these three characters really do make this anime short worth it even beyond the vulgar girl talk.
The other minor characters do get thier time in the limelight though they are primarily used with a punchline to Galko, Otako and Ojou's conversations at times.
The comedy for this anime short comes from either extremely witty teasing humor between the characters or just vulgar talk with a good punchline by the end of the episode.
The animation by studio feel, the character designs are decent enough though some of the clique characters do come off as slightly generic, there are a few "unique" character design choices, as for background is moderately ok. The animation isn't something to brag or talk about in detail, but overall the animation is managable and consistent with no blatant errors considering this is an anime short.
The last episode however does bring in a VERY good theme of "don't look at a book by it's cover" and it's blatantly and cleverly shown through the interactions of Galko and Otako and brings this anime short from merely talking about girl's bodies and being ecchi and witty about it to talking about the stereotypical archetypes of anime and saying "who cares about the stereotype?"...the anime characters can be something beyond just "gyaru", "otaku" or "ojou". (Note: LA isn't saying it's a HUGE revelation or taking huge steps to bring this theme into play, but it's subtle and somewhat low key in HOW they portray it).
Oshiete! Galko-chan is one of the hidden gems of the Winter 2016 anime shorts (the best hidden anime short gem goes to Sekkou Boys by the way) and LA will say this like the theme of this anime short, "don't look at a book by it's cover", this anime short is NOT just about vulgar girl's bodies talk...it has something more, just...how about opening the book?
Overall - 5:
This anime is the kind of anime that looks good in gifs because the art and character design look good. The show, unfortunately doesn't live up to the expectations these gifs create.
Story - 4:
Nothing really special here, for the most part the mini stories aren't all that interesting.
Art - 7:
Like I said before, this show looks good. It's not trying to animate anything too complicated, a lot of it is pretty simple talking scenes, but it does a good job at making those scenes look good.
Sound - 4:
The soundtrack is boring, kinda like the show. The tracks fit well into the show, so
this isn't rated too low, but there's nothing too good about the sound.
Characters - 7:
This is probably this show's strong suit. The characters each have their own little quirks that make them stand out, not only from other characters, but the stereotypes they represent as well. Most of the show is getting to know these characters, which is a good thing.
Enjoyment - 5:
I liked the characters, and the occasional scene was pretty good, but a lot of the time it was just kinda boring.
A show about a bunch of cute girls, who embody stereotypes, hanging out at school? Sounds boring!
But wait, they're all subversions of their own archetypes by being deliberately cliche on the surface, with unique personalities underneath? Oh great, another edgy deconstruction!
Fortunately, Oshiete Galko-chan isn't just another deconstruction of X genre; it plays the gimmick of each character being named after and seeming like one specific character archetype, while actually being deeper than they seem, but they aren't deliberately NOT those things, either. Otako is a shy otaku who reads a bunch of manga, but she's still an interesting person with her own tastes, who doesn't
even see herself as an otaku, but rather someone interested in all kinds of books. Ojou is the prim-and-proper rich girl, but she's also kind of an airhead with her own unique set of quirks. Galko is a true gyaru, but she's interested in everything and can't resist getting involved with everyone.
Oshiete Galko-chan isn't filled with gripping character drama or even particularly hilarious humor, but it is engaging and memorable for its complex characters, who interact with each other believably and manage to form real relationships with one another over the short ~90 minute run-time of the series.
If you're like me and have grown cynical and tired from countless shows where everyone is absolutely pure-hearted and naive, Galko-chan is a refreshing change of pace, with each character being good-natured while maintaining a reasonable amount of selfishness and a lack of sensitivity, as is expected of a high school student. They have legitimate interests in sex and relationships, and their curiosity about the opposite sex makes for some really sincere and interesting character interactions. Oshiete Galko-chan doesn't treat taboo subjects like jokes or shock-factor, it explores them through the minds of curious, nervous adolescents, and it just feels refreshing and realistic to see characters in anime actually talking about them like reasonable people instead of gasping and getting nosebleeds at the mere thought of sex.
Overall, Oshiete Galko-chan is heartwarming, funny, and engaging. All I can ask for in a show is that it doesn't bore me, and the surprisingly broad cast of memorable, believable characters made for some excellent banter and drama. Every moment of the show brought more depth to its characters, by showing them in new situations, reacting in ways that were often unexpected and yet never felt out of character. It's not much of a commitment to pick up, as it's only twelve eight-minute episodes, and it's absolutely worth the time