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?
#1: "Gankou Signal (眼光シグナル)" by Love Desire #2: "Gankou Signal (眼光シグナル)" by Totomaru Minowa (KENN) (ep 2) #3: "Gankou Signal (眼光シグナル)" by Takayuki Konparu (Shouta Aoi) (ep 4) #4: "Gankou Signal (眼光シグナル)" by Yuuta Mirako (Tetsuya Kakihara) (ep 6) #5: "Face to Fake" by Yuuta Mirako (Tetsuya Kakihara) (ep 7) #6: "Gankou Signal (眼光シグナル)" by Houou Onigashima (Tomoaki Maeno) (ep 9)
A relaxing anime with episodes that are only 8 minutes long. A story about friendship and lots of funny scenes involved as well. Every episode is just to show character development for the main characters. Even though it is kind of a harem anime, there is no romance involved at all which is what I'm looking for. Kenka Banchou Otome can be quite predictable. Hinako will talk to the viewers a lot through this thing called the "4th wall".
Each characters are different and have unique personalities. I don't really have much to say about them. My favourite character will be the actual Hikaru.
Even though he does not appear a lot, he's my favourite because of his cute and carefree personality.
Art is pretty good for me. Bright colours and quite detailed. Background scenes are average.
Really great opening and ending music. The creators are also pretty smart to include the animation in the opening song to get us to listen to it every time instead of skipping it like I always do.
Found myself enjoying this anime a lot and something I look forward to every week. Well, you cannot expect much out of this anime as I think this is just a promotion for the actual game. From what I heard, the game had much more than the anime itself. Also from how it ended, I'm hoping that there will be a second season to this xD
-- This review contains spoilers. Only read if you have finished the series. --
I'm gonna get straight to the point, because quite frankly there's not much going for this show. This one of the worst things I have ever seen.
Basically, two people who happen to look alike decide to switch roles and do the other person's job. In a really dumb way, it somehow manages to work. The female lead goes to an all-boy school that is made for fighting - I guess - because they're never in class to begin with. Anyway, through sheer stupidity of the side characters, they support her and
believe her, along with two other characters that know her identity. In the end, when it's made apparent that her secret is known, she decides to not reveal anything whatsoever, and it somehow manages to work out, again.
Not only was the story terrible, but the action scenes were incredibly dull as well. The viewers are also expected to believe that she successfully beat everyone with no real explanation to it. Not only that, but she has a past history with one character in particular, but nothing ever really happens with them.
Long story short: I understand you're the main character, but there's no way things just magically work out like that. Besides the obvious things, one may struggle to realize what the point in all of this was.
I asked myself if this anime really deserves 10/10 before posting it, but the fact is I thoroughly enjoyed it - being an Otome fan, this anime has hit all the right buttons:
1. Main female character has a lovable personality and not annoyingly immature or stupid
2. Amazing voice acting by star-studded seiyuus
3. Doki doki (heart pounding) moments e.g. Kabe-don
4. Beautiful art style of all main characters e.g. Ikemen types for Otome fans to swoon over
5. Humour = hilarious at some parts
My only disappointment is that each episode is only 8 mins, but it's common for Developers to introduce Otome game with a short anime. I
can only hope the psvita game ever gets translated into English so that I can buy it. All in all, if you are an Otome fan, this anime is for you!
Personally, the story line of this anime is as basic as it can be. You can obviously predict what will happen and the outcome or ending of the anime. However, that is what I feel just makes it that much more enjoyable. There is no deep meaning to be uncovered nor any useful messages. The anime was just purely for entertainment and I think it was nice. A lot of people complain about the length of this anime but honestly, the use of the few minutes it has was well done. Overall, this anime was short, simple and effective in telling its story. Did I
yearn for more? Sure.
Characters were standard looking but compliments the personality of each of them.(voices were well picked too!) Background was well drawn, and the animation only focused on the major details of its drawing reducing "extra " characters to just mere shadows. This honestly could be a hit or miss to some viewers. For me, there could be maybe a bit more detailing but wasn't much of an issue.
I do hope that this anime could continue and explore the stories of each of the character. Most of it was a touch and go making it seem incomplete making me craving for more he he. But ultimately, it was a decent anime with a simple yet effective plot. Very straight to the point and entertaining. Would recommend to watch if looking to past time!