Let me start off by first saying this OVA should've been a full series, Watching this anime made me realize why I first started watching anime in the first place. Maybe it's just me but the ever repeating cycle of School based animes with boring leads and stereotypical archetype females became quite dull; that being said Denpa Teki na Kanojo is a breath of fresh air that left me hungering for more.
In my eyes their are several reasons why i will watch an anime through and through -A. Well written story with no plot holes, B. Great Cast of characters that you really
like and C. Great Director and Staff who have proven themselves before. This anime has all 3, but the biggest reason I believe this anime succeeds is the characters.
Juuzawa made this anime for me, I loved his character (then again i like delinquents and/or characters that don't give a crap) FINALLY! I MEAN FINALLY! a character in a school setting anime that isn't a pushover that does anything the girls tell him to do. Ochibana complemented Juuzawa perfectly, The reasoning for her attachment to him is a bit quaint but truth be told that doesn't matter.
Im not gonna mention parts of the story because this is a 2 episode OVA, any mentioning of the story for an OVA this short feels like a spoiler. Director Kanbe, Mamoru did a great job with this one, the voice actors match all the characters spot on, and the dark yet upbeat feel of this anime makes for a great watch.
It's a shame that an anime as good as this couldn't get a full season considering the crap that Japan spews out. I would've given it a perfect 10 but considering how short the OVA is I can only give it a 9
The first thing that should strike you is the unusual title: Denpa teki na Kanojo. It can be translated as “Electromagnetic Girlfriend”, but that can be a little misleading. This is not another sci-fi show like Cyborg She where a guy hooks up with a cyborg girlfriend. While the term “Denpa” means electric waves, it is also an urban slang used to describe people who look like they have a screw loose in their head. The title can be better explained as "Psychotic Girlfriend". Now that’s more appropriate for a psychological thriller.
Story – 7
As the title suggests, the story is about crazy girls. The protagonist,
Juuzawa Juu, is a high school delinquent who gets involved in the strange happenings around him after being approached by a bizarre girl named Ochibana Ame. According to Ame, Juu was a king in his previous life and Ame, being his knight, swears her loyalty to him. Together, they attempt to find out the serial killer behind a spate of murders, which also claimed their friend’s life.
Overall, the story is pretty well-paced. There weren't any moments which I found boring or rushed. I wouldn't say the premise is very novel or creative, but the execution is good. A few twists in-between makes it more than a linear story. While it is not a really shocking development (in my opinion), it’s still a decent attempt nonetheless. Ame’s ability to correctly deduce the “criteria” of the killer did raise my eyebrow.
The second episode left a bigger impression on me than the first. After the murder case has been solved, the pair discovers a string of pranks that were happening around them. Ame, the super detective, again realizes that these pranks are more than meets the eye. The main topic in this episode is the way to obtain happiness. Does one obtain happiness by taking it away from others? This is not really a philosophical inquest but the events that follow leave you something to think about.
I like the fact that most loose ends are tied, though they never quite explain the reason behind Ame’s telepathic thoughts towards Juu. Is it really just a delusion or is it really their bonds from their previous lives as she claims? If they ever release more episodes, I hope more light can be shed on this.
Character – 8
I often grumble about the lack of meaningful development in the characters, especially for OVAs and movies due to their length. In Denpa, they did a reasonably good job in fleshing out the characters.
Juu is just your average punk who dyes his hair blond, gets into fights regularly, and acts like a bastard. He lives on his own and is bound by loneliness, as surmised by Ame. He seems to close himself off from other people, which is why he treats others rather badly and rejects the intrusion by Ame into his life violently. He does show a little sense of justice as he sets out to find the killer and slowly begin to accept Ame. A bit more emotional depth would have made him a better character though.
Ame is probably the most fascinating (and quirky) character here. She looks quite creepy most of the time with bangs covering her eyes completely. Her unwavering loyalty despite being rejected and suspected by Juu is truly remarkable. However, her dedication to her master makes her go beyond common sense. She’s like a bullet that charges straight towards her target without reservation, such as stalking Juu. To go to such great lengths based on a delusion makes her a “Denpa” girl without a doubt. Ame usually adopts a subservient attitude to Juu, but that’s not all to her. There are times where she sheds her bizarre self and behave like a normal girl. Whether she has a split personality remains a mystery to me. An unpredictable yet strangely interesting character.
I won’t comment too much about the supporting characters so as not to give out major spoilers. From girls who are sexually abused to people with twisted logic, there is no shortage of “Denpa” characters here. The character development is well-paced and the circumstances of the supporting characters are also properly explained. The characters are also realistic enough for you to empathize with them. Thumbs up for that.
Animation – 7
The animation is decent but I can’t say that I’m impressed. The backgrounds are generally well done and the subtle style provides a suitably gloomy and depressing atmosphere. The poster showing Ame holding an umbrella in the rain should give you a rough idea on what to expect. However, the designs of some characters (especially Juu) look a bit weird to me. Their motion and expressions lack a little fluidity to my liking. In some instances, the voices sound more agitated than the looks of the characters. I blame that on the art since the voice acting is pretty solid.
Sound – 8
First of all, I think the voice actors did a good job here as they are able to bring out the personalities of the characters really well. The background music is great as it complements the atmosphere perfectly. However, the instrumental pieces can get a little boring and are not really memorable.
Enjoyment – 9
Denpa is not a really ambitious attempt. Despite it being a thriller, I don’t find it intense or shocking enough. Perhaps my overexposure to this genre made my expectations a little too high. However, this doesn’t work against it as it doesn’t try to do too much. It doesn’t rely on the usual bloody, gory, or disturbing images. The characters are fairly realistic and not overblown maniacs. Denpa simply delivers what it sets out to do. Kudos to the overall direction.
Overall - 9
As you may have noticed, the scores I gave for each individual category are pretty modest even though I gave it an overall 9. While none of the story, characters, animation or art is particularly outstanding, they somehow seem to fit extremely well together in a neat package. This is probably a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. I think this would be a good introductory piece for those who are fairly new to this genre. Denpa teki na Kanojo is definitely worth checking out.
This anime was good, it was interesting, it was enticing it was.... just brilliant. The story centres on a high school deliquent Juuzawa Juu, who is a lone wolf at his school. Who is then followed by Ochibana Ame who has claimed she was his most trusted knight or general in his previous life which he was her King.
The story then moves on from her following him day after day from school, but also begins to stalk him. Juuzawa finds her irritating and begins to try to get rid of her. But at the same time there have been mysterious and brutal executions of random
The story contains alot of psycological issues that people learn to face, or even break due to pressure or just sudden realisation.
The action in this anime is also rather decent, and is enjoyable to watch.
The voice acting is brilliant and the choice of actors aswell.
I enjoyed that alot and fine it interesting to watch.
Throw some nice ambient, some great op/ed themes, very nice art, an interesting and somewhat original story, mix them together...
It usually doesn't always end up well. Because integrity is needed.
Well, this anime, two episodes OVA, has very nice sounds and ambiance music, touching ed themes, an art that is catchy (even by today's standards) and a story that is very, very intriguing.
Firstly, it is not a shounen where high school kids go for their so-called romance. It is not an 'bleeding-edge' science-fiction either. It is something that can, though unlikely, happen in daily life. This makes it better, because characters are not so deep with
some great resolve or aim, which would make them shallow otherwise. However, they fit in, they feel real. Therefore, it has integrity.
Secondly, although the story is not a masterpiece, it is not a usual slice of life either. The way it is presented, yes, looks and feels like a slice of life, but the core is not. I would think it would dissolve integrity and introduce plot holes, but it is quite the contrary. Starting with serial killers just like Mirai Nikki, it resolves rather modest and satisfying. Not a sharp taste, a soft taste indeed. Talking more about it will spoil, so I will just stop here.
Finally, the art deserves an applause. Animations are great, scenery is great, facial expressions are particularly great. It is not stylistic, which makes it better for the overall presentation. Voice acting, on the other hand, could be a little better. Maybe they should've seen the facial expressions first, then voice it, but still, not an earsore.
I rate the sound 10 because it is not overwhelming. You do not realize it's there until you pay attention (developer ear here) and it just drags you into immersion.
Overall, don't waste your time with moe and shounen; watch this, enjoy, and up your standards. 2 episodes will be enough to feel satisfied. That's what makes this a gem.
Although it sat around my HD forever, Denpa Teki is really a nice little anime. It's biggest fault is that it appears to be on the same release schedule as Hellsing Ultimate, that being "maybe every few months, if we feel like it." I commend Denpa Teki for taking head in a relativity niche genre, and doing so in a much more realistic way than it's predecessors.
Story; 8. While there remains little uncharted territory for the yandere/yangire niche of psychological thrillers, Denpa Teki reminds us that it is not always best to follow instinct. The plotting of this OVA series is properly paced, and
most notable for it's M. Night Shyamalan twist at the end. And the end, on that note, is very good. Possibly one of my favorite endings in months. Although the remaining episode remains to be seen, as it stands now, I am very pleased with the story, my lone complaint being typical of a series this short anyways; characterization. While a few characters are developed well, the male lead needs to be fleshed out further.
Art; 8. The art style was unique, and not without it's faults. The landscapes are very well put together. There is a distinctly urban look, and especially in the night scenes, the landscapes are convincing and a genuine visual treat. The characters are drawn well, however I found that the style varied from character to character. There were a few shoddily done scenes, but they were quick and outside of this, mostly all other visual bases were covered. Character movement was also very fluid, which can be a huge problem in some series.
Sound; 8. Subtlety is key here, and Denpa Teki is a prime example of the advantages to sometimes having a very minimal soundtrack. The few instrumental pieces played thought are moody and fitting, and in scenes where one would expect a poorly placed, cheesy bgm reel, I am treated to sweet silence. Being able to focus on character dialogue was great, however I had to dock it a few points for the ending theme. Ack. Not good.
Character; 8. Given it's length, this isn't a very in depth area to review. The two main females are well done, and interesting. The male lead leaves a bit to be desired, however he is not terribly underdeveloped.
Enjoyment/overall; 8. For what it is, Denpa Teki is a standalone series in the realism of it's characters and setting. Though characterization becomes tricky due to it's length, the fun twist and bittersweet (though mainly sweet) ending make it something I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a solid, satisfying slice of mentally unstable girls.
I came into this after reading all the good reviews and high MAL score so i thought this would be a good anime to watch with my friends.
I was right but so wrong and we had some of the best laughs yet.
Character motivations are ambiguous at best with our two protagonists putting themselves on the line in unrealistic and unreasonable circumstances. We get to know next to nothing about out generic yandere clingy female and ambitiousless male lead. We get to feel nothing for the charecters who are lost in the hopless edgyness of this anime.
Now, there is no problem with edginess. Elfen Lied,
Higurashi or Shingeki do it well, but this is because they set up a convincing scenario where the gore is justifiable to the message. Denpa Teki makes it just seem so crass and immature. This is in part due to how one dimensional all the charecters are, but also due to how weak the stories are and convoluted the stories are.
Seriously, how can anyone not laugh at the end of OVA 1. it's as if the writter came along and said "we aren't quite being crazy enough so let's just do a complete as pull in the name of gore". Or how about the shear stupidity of the end of OVA 2. What about the constant spoon feeding?
I could honestly put these charecters and story on a Mars of Destruction Tier.
The only saving grace is the art which is well done, but overemphasizing on things which have no value to the plot such as the reacuring statue in OVA 1.
You guys wonder why it wasn't a full anime... well it's obvious to if you look hard enough.
If you are a fan of things like deeper character development, rational thinking, realistic characters and mystery watch something else. Denpa Teki na Kanojo tries to be a showcase of crazy people, but achieves barely anything else
*Denpa Teki na Kanojo tries very hard to make it's characters seem insane, but doesn't give them a proper buildup which leads to their condition feeling forced.
*It is filled with spontaneous plot developments that ruin the atmosphere (i.e. pulling information out of seemingly thin air or conveniently running into a corpse.)
*The characters are often plagued with a lack of common sense abnormal even for the horror genera.
* The mystery was weak, it was too predictable at times and too unpredictable at others (can't explain more without spoilers)
* Tries to be episodic, but with only 2 episodes it feels lacking.
*Lots of crazy characters
The art and sound were average. Nothing special but nothing bad either.
If you want to watch an anime about crazy people give this a shot, but don't expect anything else.
Since the show only has 2 double episodes i really thought that pacing would be bad here, it was sooo not! Edge of the seat story that will have you guessing. This is a really good thriller.
Doesn't really have that gloss of a high budget anime. It looks almost great but just lacking in areas, still very good art work and animation is superb.
Cant complain. Sets the tone very nicely for the atmosphere of this anime.
I loved the characters, the main characters have enough depth and comedic moments, they are such opposites so they have unique reasons as to
why they are great.
I love murder mystery's and thrillers. And this anime is all about that.
When I put the first episode on I wasn't expecting much but it really took me for a ride. The show was compelling from start to finish. The major disappointment i have is that it wasn't longer!(being anal) But don't worry, the pacing is very good that i just want more, I think the length is great for the show really and no complaints for me.
If you like Murder Mysteries or anything with nice characters and story; really check this out!
I just happen to have stumbled upon this beautiful 2 episode OVA to waste a well deserved 2.5 hrs, I'm glad I found this! First off let me say this isn't your typical anime show and should have been a series or at least I hope they do so in the near future. I like how the story started, then meeting this freakish dark aura looking girl who happens to follow the protagonist around saying he and she are bonded for generations in the previous life(weirdo right?) oh did I mention their insane killings, murders, character change, huge unexpected turns? Wait!! wait!!! you'll have to
watch it for yourself. I'm sure you'll enjoy it ... Just my two cents
Story: 10/10 The story is outstanding for a two episode OVA. The storyline and the *SPOILERideaofhappypointsSPOILER* are original. The pacing was great, the plot wasn't given away too much at the beginning nor the end. Information and the plot were given away bit by bit along the two episodes. I especially liked the effects in the anime. For example, when the image of the very same statue pops up at regular intervals. Another example is when only words, letters and maybe a character or two shows up against a black background behind them. But it's not just the words, letters and characters on the black
backgrounds, it's also the CONTENT in the words, letters and backgrounds. As I'm terrible at explaining, I'll just have to do with another example. "It has reached him..." So WHAT has reached him? Who knows? The "..." also means that something will bound to happen sometime. This adds the feeling of mystery and darkness into the anime.
Art: 7/10 I absolutely love the backgrounds. The backgrounds were drawn well and were extremely detailed and physically attractive. The animations were also clearly planned and well thought. For example, in the sky in the majority of the scenes, the clouds moves slowly along like it would be in real life (yes, I've even noticed that), but in most anime, the clouds would just be static. This adds to the effects of reality. However, the character designs were a bit off to me. Sometimes, the eyes were too high and the hair & clothes were too plain and simple which contrasted with the beautiful backgrounds and pulled down the overall mark for the art (especially Juu). I would have gave the art section a 10/10 if the character art were more decent. Also, the Characters' thoughts and feelings were clearly portrayed. You can easily perceive how the character is feeling by their facial expression.
Sound: 9/10 The background music brings out the atmosphere and gives you the type of outcome you would expect in the anime. For example, you wouldn't expect fluffy fairies and recipies for cupcakes would you? Another good point is that the background music stops and enters at the correct moment. This includes when the setting is in a normal, everyday classroom and usual conversations. However, I find that the school is a bit too quiet to be a school. It's peculiar to find a school with only a few people who were actually talking. I expect a school to be much busier than that. The voice actors have also done an excellent job, the emotions, thoughts and feelings were portrayed clearly through their voices. Their voices were also neither too high pitched or too low.
Character: 10/10 The characters' personalities are realistic and can be related to people in reality. There aren't any Mary Sues/Gary Stus appearing in the anime. I can see a decent amount of thought put into character development. They're fairly realistic and not the over-exaggerated stereotypical -dere character. At first glance, it seems that Juu's personality is the only one which is properly developed. If you find that the other characters' personalities are a bit too 'plain', don't forget that the anime is mainly in Juu's perspective. It's impossible for you to see deeply into other people's personalities.
Enjoyment: 10/10 It could be just me. I personally really enjoyed this anime. I especially liked the background music(or it could be just me or the fact that I just like creepy/depressing music). In my opinion, this is amongst one of the best thriller anime I've watched so far.
Overall: 10/10 Overall, I personally believe that Denpa Teki na Kanojo is an outstanding anime for a two episode OVA. It's clearly well thought out and portrays reality. The strong points are character development and the story(and my enjoyment)
Although the beginning was a bit confusing, I really got to like it after I watched it a bit. At first I was worried that it would quickly turn into one of those boring, fantasy, typical anime- nuh uh. Not with this anime.
The story, in my opinion, was great. The plot was actually unique for once, like, REALLY unique. It merges horror+tragedy with highschool and romance well, but it has a bit of comedy too. Not sure how it all fits, but they work dat stuff like no other. I think if you liked anything like Mirai Nikki, you'll love this.
The art could
be a little better. . . The characters DO do what they should do, but they don't like .. .have enough force in it sometimes.And when I watch anime or read manga, I like to have it drawn a certain way. . . all I can say is I don't like the drawing style very much either. However, it's not BAD, so yeah.
The sound was pretty much perfect in my ears- the talking, the aggressive voices, the screams, the little extra sounds. The soft music really gets me into the zone too.
As far as character development goes, this OVA has one of the best ones I've ever seen. . . in both anime and manga. The only thing that would beat it is Code Geass, Mirai Nikki, and and a handful of other anime/mangas. Even though theres about 90 minutes of this OVA in total, the characters are introduced in a way thats not too complicated but still gets you to know and understand the characters thoroughly.
I think it was fairly enjoyable, and anybody who likes a little romance with some horror and mystery would like this. But be prepared and bring your mature-brains when you watch this. . . *you're hearing this from a middle schooler. Ahh, how sad.* Overall, I would've given it a 9/10. I absolutely loved the story and sound, and the characters were pretty nice- however, the art was kind of the downfall for me, personally.
As it was stated in another review; this Anime/Ova showed me why I originally loved to watch Anime/Ova's. The most common Anime you will watch is usually a different story with a cliche ending, although I still enjoy these Anime's; it feels as if I am watching the same Anime with different characters.
Denpa Teki Na Kanojo gives you that thrill you would want in an Anime; once you think you've figured out the ending, there will be a twist that you didn't expect.
This review is mostly going to explain some of the importance of the psychology in this production, because you can already read usual reviews of this show, just in case this will not suffice as a review, I will make a small one at the bottom.
I hope this review will not spoil the surprises found in this OVA, I will not mention any characters or events, but the psychology of the series, if you do not want to read it, please skip to "--- Psychology END ---" at the bottom.
--- Psychology ---
Denpa teki na Kanojo does an amazing job in my opinion on creating characters
that can be psychologically manipulated (Namely, the antagonists.)
The character that does the manipulating- it's questionable how she does it, but with that aside - is very good at what she does, the writing is very smart.
Mainly in episode two, where the protagonist manipulates the antagonist by using the antagonist's mentality of reality as a measure to change the antagonist's perception of her own reality, instead of common law, or common sense that many shows try to force down the antagonist's throats. That was something I have not seen in a production, or at least so obviously pointed out, in such a way.
As the show points out very well, people who are psychotic, do not have common sense, or the same type of common sense that most people have (Obviously), but to understand enough one others psychology to the point of using it to manipulate, is not pointed out in productions like this very often (In my opinion).
The direction of this production helps enhance the mood of these psychotic, and psychological scenes.
To conclude, this OVA is a thriller, but much more psychological than even your average psychological thriller.
--- Psychology: End ---
It is more psychological than your average psychological thriller, and very well written. Anymore and it would be a spoiler.
The art is better than what everyone is saying it is in my opinion. It fits the production well enough. But that's not saying too much.
For and OVA, usually the production quality would be extremely high, due the amount of time they have to produce each episode.
The facial expression are good enough, and you can tell how a character is feeling when it is silent, but there could have been more detail.
I actually liked the music in the production, it enhanced the direction and cinematography. But it's not really great listening music, unless you like slightly creepy atmospheric music. Also most of the production has no music at all, which fits the show very well.
The seiyuu do a very good job on they're respective characters, and never sound like they are out of character.
The SFX were done well enough.
Now this is where it gets good. This is the reason why you should watch the show. I'll let you experience it, instead of explaining it. Besides, I have an essay talking about the character anyway at the top of this review, so anymore would be redundant.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. I decided to watch it because I saw it was getting good reviews. It's very short, so I thought it would be a nice thing to watch.
I don't usually like thrillers, especially very dark ones, but this one surprised me with its psychology.
You will enjoy this show if you like psychological series.
Denpa teki na Kanojo is a very well written psychological thriller.
If you are interested, watch it whenever you can.
The pacing is great, and you never feel like you're waiting for something to happen.
One of the characters in this out-of-the-ordinary masterpiece describes this anime very well.
For those of you familiar with the term "tsundere", prepare for yet another stereotypical storyline where the spiky hardshelled teen has a difficult love life, learns the meaning of happiness, and solves crimes with his generic emo friend.
But the difference here is, that the walls that usually separate what is acceptable in a program and what is not don't exist. So the psycho rapist WILL have his way with his sister, people who deserve it WILL die and not come back again, and your heartstrings WILL be pulled at watching it.
The bottom line
is, although the setup and plotlines are at times extremely predictable, it's a deeply engrossing experience. Fans of "School Days" will love this.
Even though it makes a bold entrance suggesting a rough ride, it manages to come of a light thriller with a nice selection of interesting characters. The pace is good and the story is presented with very good timings. The plot turns at moments where its "just right" which makes watching this OVA very entertaining.
I don't want to downplay the mature content and it may leave scars to younger viewers but i found it not as dark as it could have gotten, and being aimed at a mature audience the plot seemed a little bit too easy. If you are a seasoned thriller/crime viewer
you will know what i mean.
But then we have the overall good presentation and sound, a nice atmosphere and just 2 hours to wrap things up. I would say it has been pulled off alright. The only thing i didn't understand was why they decided to do the two and only episodes with different stories. If they knew they only can do a small OVA why bother trying to suggest an ongoing show with returning characters? Well, i wouldn't mind this as a show, but leaving things like this might come off as fast exit, while there was really no need to rush things. The beginning was brilliant and could have been easily extended.
Overall: It's a perfect "movie" for a mild summer night. Good flow and not too heavy of a theme. Wouldn't mind to see this again.
Have you ever thought about perception and what other's worlds and what they see really look like? Well Denpa teki na kanojo is an anime that offers you a look into other's realities, or their perception of reality in a very gruesome way.
The story takes place with the typical guy meets girl in highschool type of setting, but takes a turn for the strange when she relays why they met. As much as he doesn't want to believe her reality he gets sucked in with mysterious and dramatic events. These events bring them closer together while also throwing them into
the perceptions and deceptions of others worlds.
The art is decent and I enjoyed that they made it seem kind of dark and gloomy.
The characters were great, there was a level for each character and they played a role in some aspect or another. The character interaction as well as the build up to those characters was sufficient for you to understand why their perception of the world was the way it was.
My enjoyment was excellent. I made time to watch it all at once because I wanted to see what happened next! It left me leaving more however, and I would love to see a series come about.
Overall I enjoyed it and would suggest if you like drama, mystery, and it to be a little dark to check this one out.
Denpa Teki is one of those shows where you finish and realize that you really want more. It's a two-episode action/thriller/mystery OVA with a hint of comedy but lots of dramatism (think Kara no Kyoukai-esque murders only without the magical powers/abilities). By the same author as Kurenai, this OVA covers novels 1 and 3 (out of a meager total of 3) of the light novel. The story is about a blonde punk (my first impression) who happens to gain an inseparable sidekick (think mysterious master/servant) in the form of a girl who can somehow sense when Juu is in danger (hense Denpa), and who pledges
to serve him unquestioningly.
This was a very enjoyable, if not overly brief, endeavor and I would highly recommend giving it a try.
The animation style is a bit unique in this series, and will definitely take a little getting used to. There are many scenes where you can tell they were on a budget, including randomly panning to a really freaky looking mannequin that will forever haunt your memories. There are also moments where the series loses a bit of sharpness, and a few camera angles that "save" the viewer from some of the more grueling discoveries.
These aside, the animation is fairly well done. To start, there is vivid use of color the influence the mood of the situation. Furthermore, all the characters have unique styling; I particularly liked how they made use of Ame's hair throughout the series. The OVA does contain a decent amount of blood and some highly suggestive scenes, as well as a fair amount of action. The fights are a few levels below what you'd find in Kara no Kyoukai, but mostly because they're typically very short and don't make use of magical elements (and don't have the talent of Kalafina to back the animation).
The series only has two EDs, one per episode, which vary from meh to fairly good. The BGM is very ambient-based and is used very effectively when present. It isn't anything as grand as Yuki Kajiura but has a unique feel due to it's use of percussion and a (traditional?) banjo/guitar.
The VA list is quite impressive with many huge names voicing supporting characters. The mains aren't bad either. Juu is voiced by the human dude (similar personality) in Level E and Ame's VA has a quiet feel that matches her personality very well.
This OVA is a perfect example of how to do short pieces well. It provides decent background information while also telling a surprisingly intricate story, all while pushing through some really sharp plot twists to keep you on edge. It also does so without leaving the viewer in a WFT state, which so many short OVAs end up doing.
This series is similar to Kara no Kyoukai because of the murder/mystery context, and discovering how twisted human nature can be. That being said, I hope the world is a bit more kind than the one depicted here as there are way too many people who are a bit unstable. I'm also a little confused at how Ame has friends who can easily break a deadbolt.
There are a few plot holes and unnecessary sacrificial moments by Juu but all and all the story is well done, especially considering the length.
There isn't too much exploration here, given the focus on the story and plot line, which is one of the primary reasons why the viewer will probably want more once they finish watching. The Ame-Juu relationship is just starting when the show finishes and it just feels like there's so much more untapped potential in this series.
There are few shows that match the excitement and intrigue of this series that also fit into this length category. It truly is a very entertaining watch, and one that actually has re-watch value as well.
Denpa Teki na Kanojo is based on the first and third light novels written by Kentarō Katayama. The novels were adapted into a short two episode OVA.
Story - 7
With only two episodes, the number of clarification fails to meet the number of questions aroused. This makes up for a complex, and hard-to-follow series. However, this does not mean Denpa teki na Kanojo was a failure as a whole. In the two episodes they have released, they introduced a number of mysteries and of course, a solution towards them. Some concepts were, for the most part, compulsive. The idea of destroying others' happiness for the sake
of your own was neat and made sense with the events that occurred.
Art - 9
Considering Brains Base were the producers of this OVA, it is no surprise that the artwork of Denpa Teki na Kanojo is at such a high quality. The art, without a doubt, was absolutely flawless. From the character designs to the environment, everything was top notch. However, there were times where the animation fluidity was not as smooth. The character I found myself to be more fond towards is Ame Nochibana. Her character design perfectly portrays her mysterious aura.
Sound - 6
Unfortunately, there are no remarkable OST/OP/ED from this anime. Do not, and I repeat, do not go watching this anime with high music expectations. It is almost guaranteed that you won't find a musical piece worth listening to. The sound, in terms of voice acting, is well done. Although I am not Japanese and I cannot judge the pronunciation of words, I can for sure, say that one can feel the characters' emotions with the tone they use when speaking.
Character - 8
I personally found the characters to be well done. They differentiated in many aspects allowing for a diversity of characters. As stated, Ame Ochibana happens to be the character that fits my liking. Observing her actions, I noticed she is very loving, protective, and is not your typical shy/annoying/cheerful school girl. Subsequently, the other characters are just as intriguing in their own set way.
Enjoyment - 9
My interest consists of the mystery and thriller genres. I found this very short OVA series to be "Great" (9). Others who also have a taste for these genres will definitely enjoy watching these short two episodes.
Overall - 8
The pros to having such a short series is that you do not have to worry about slow pacing. There was not a boring or tedious moment in this anime. That is to say the mysteries were not all answered due to such a small runtime. This anime is worth the watch if you enjoy the particular genres it's categorized under.
the story was quite entertaining and refreshing, but it had only two episodes so, not much I can say about.
It only covered two stories in both of them they had very satisfactory endings, so, overall enjoyment will be pretty good.
Nothing much can I say about it. Both ending songs are decent and there is one theme which is also pretty good.
Characters: I think this might be the weakest aspect of it, cause it has only two episodes. Characters are decent but you can't expect any character development which is not a bad thing at all.
What I most enjoyed in this
anime was background art style and the still shots of different characters and places. Colors were really beautiful and the lighting was done just right. The art style of anime was the reason in the first place I start watching anime, and this show does have an outstanding art style.
So I highly recommend anyone who is interested in it.
If a certain person once said in front of you, "I am your King." What do you think?
Ordinary people ignore it. Common people treat it. But person who can understand human's feelings...
One day, Juu Juuzawa is adored Ame Ochibana. That wasn't a coincidence. Like merry-go-round, story is process from there.
Serial murders, phantom killer, conspiracy. Various incident is crossing. Atmosphere get very dark.
Content is extremely full of cruelty and violence. Furthermore, include complex mysteries. It's dangerous and aberrant.
You can experience realistic visuals. Supernatural and Super Power don't exist at all in this show. Fresh.
Mystery elements are really well done and not contradiction. Once again, splendid. You'll
like Ame's logic.
Human's ugly parts are expressed as if it weren't already enough. Their core is depicting politely.
Each episode ED songs symbolized the story's theme very well. Take it all in.
There are a bit flaws. TOO SHORT! Only 2 episodes. I already understand problem of original work though, so close. Please give more.
Denpa-teki na Kanojo is something of intriguing. I don't know what I say. But I'll say this. Worth watching.
This show has tell us about humanity. What is human? The answer depends on you. Anyways, that was interesting and so much potential.