Kenka Banchou Otome - Girl Beats Boys, Hinako Nakayama has spent all of her life being raised in state-run orphanages, without ever knowing her family. As she's about to enter high school, Hinako is approached by Hikaru, a boy who claims to be her twin brother.
According to Hikaru, Hikaru and Hinako are the children of the head of the powerful Onigashima yakuza family, and Hikaru wants Hinako to switches places with him at Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school overrun with the nation's toughest delinquents. Can Hinako save her brother, find romance, and become the new boss of the school?
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I'm not a big fan of reverse harems (or normal harems), so I began watching this show with quite low expectations, but it has surprisingly become one of my most anticipated shows every week. This isn't a very cerebral show. It's simple, but it's simple done well all because its main focus is on the fight scenes between the protagonist and the other characters.
Each episode is terribly short and all the characters are one-dimensional, but boy, if you're a fan of good fight sequences, this otome-based shoujo is the anime for you.
I'm quite happy with the creative decisions the studios behind this series took with
this show. I haven't played the original otome game, but I read the manga adaptation when I found out about the plot of the then "to-be-released" anime. If this anime stuck with the silly "one-punch" approach that the manga chose, there is no way I would still be watching.
In terms of art and sound the series is pretty average, it does have good art but not as great as some other titles and sound isn't really a big part of the show.
The story, on the other hand, is pretty interesting which you would know if you have read the summary. The characters have pretty average personalities by themselves but together they make a close to ideal group for this specific type of plot.
A major drawback, however, is the fact that a single episode is only about 8-9 minutes long which I find highly annoying with the amount of content a plot like this
could entail but it seems the creators have over-simplified it a bit.
I do recommend this for anyone who wants a shoujo anime that is light and interesting and doesn't have as intense heart-wrenching moments as so many do these days (Though I ca not say for sure as the series isn't fully aired yet). This is for those people who read Manhwa by Hwang-Mi-Ri and are waiting for a similar anime.
the story is a girl meets someone that looking exactly like her that is going to a school for delinquents. the catch is that someone can't fight but she can so they make her go in their place also it's an all boys school. we watch as she climbs her way to the top of the food chain. honestly, the story isn't important at all you can tell that from the 8 min episodes. it is just there for context, the creators only wanted a show to make cool fight scenes and have that be the end of it but know they needed more to
the art is average. it's not like this studio is known for its art anyway. you get ur cool fight scenes, those are done well and that's all that is important here.
the sound isn't even something to pay attention to. no of it is memorable or really adds anything it's just there because it has to be.
the characters are bland but maybe that's because they don't have time to be fleshed out anyway. it generic tropes with nothing to separate them from any other generic harem anime.
honestly, I don't look forward to this show every week but the 2 mins of fights are all I come for. it isn't like this show offers much else and i doubt the main character is ever going to lose a fight the show doesn't have enough time for a genuine plot twist.
overall 5/10 if you have nothing better to do and want something to knock out it's short so why not watch it. but don't put it on the top of your list to watch later
I really like the show and the story behind it I'm just sad that the episodes are so short. I read on a forum that its a promo. to a video game but I think that the episodes could be longer.
I'm excited to learn what happens next.
I hope they are working on season 2 cuz I know by the end of the season I'll have more questions than answers.
I hope there is more romance coming. I think that the love story between Hinako and Rintarou (her childhood friend) can be very cute.
Although the characters don't have a lot of depth
to them I think that if given the time they could be very interesting and have more interesting backstories.
I didn't think that 8 min an episode is enough to build a character.
Overall I really like the story and would definitely recommend it. It's funny and exciting. also, the action is pretty sweet. I'm not one that likes fighting parts that much but the action in this show is awesome.