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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Alternative Titles

English: Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Synonyms: Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man
Japanese: 電波女と青春男


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records, TBS
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 69,738 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #21772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #338
Members: 146,031
Favorites: 743
Ranked #2177Popularity #338Members 146,031
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Episodes: /12


Makoto Niwa meticulously tallies the amount of positive and negative youthful experiences he engages in as if to grade his own life. When his parents go overseas, he moves to a new town to live with his aunt, welcoming the change and ready for a fresh start. However, as ordinary as he had imagined his adolescence to be, he could never have taken the existence of an enigmatic long-lost cousin into account.

Upon moving into his aunt's house, he discovers the cousin he never knew about: Erio Touwa. Despite being Makoto's age, she couldn't be more different: Erio chooses to wrap herself in a futon all day rather than to go to school. She even claims to be an alien, and with a speech pattern and personality to back it up, any chance of Makoto's dreamt-of normal life is instantly tossed out the window.

As he meets a string of other eccentric girls in town, Makoto must face the possibility of seeing his youth points in the red. However, he might be surprised by how thrilling an abnormal youth can be.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Touwa, Erio
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Oogame, Asuka
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Mifune, Ryuuko
Mifune, Ryuuko
Katou, Emiri
Katou, Emiri
Fuchigami, Mai
Fuchigami, Mai
Niwa, Makoto
Niwa, Makoto
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu


Miyamoto, Junnosuke
Miyamoto, Junnosuke
Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
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Director, In-Between Animation
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Miyamoto, Yukihiro

Edit Opening Theme

"Os-Uchuujin (Os-宇宙人)" by Erio wo Kamatte-chan (エリオをかまってちゃん) (Asuka Oogame)

Edit Ending Theme

"Ruru (ルル)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru

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Jul 11, 2011
I don’t make it a point to write reviews, but I particularly enjoyed Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, and, upon seeing its subpar ratings, felt somewhat obligated to defend it, so, here goes:


Wonderful, wonderful artwork. I’m a stickler for art, having dropped numerous series simply because I couldn’t stand the way they were drawn, and Denpa Onna definitely wins in this category. Shaft has outdone itself – colorful, lively scenery, vibrant, multi-toned characters, and, in general, great color schemes, compositions, and dynamism in each frame. It’s not quite 5 cm/s, but I daresay it’s approaching that level.


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Jun 30, 2011
This review exists within the internet, authored by a SHAFT fanboi.
It functions only as a test ground for me. It is also a spoiler zone in this page.

Under the current assessment of the series, it is a "9/10".
This was determined by my reaction to audio-visual investigation of the SHAFT seishun anime.
Patience is the closest thing viewers have to salvation.
However, accelerated exposure could amplify the viewing experience of a class-2 audience.

A collective of readers that has forgotten it is a collective of voters... That is you.
Members of the self-unaware, clueless MAL users under aliases are not permitted to vote "Not Helpful" on this review.
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I found this review Helpful
Jun 20, 2011
Let's say you have a drinking problem. Instead of admitting that you have a problem, you blame your drinking because your wife nags at you, or because the devil told you to do it, or some other excuse I could not think of because I do not have drinking problem. (No, I'm not in denial here, I seriously don't have a drinking problem)

Reality distortion

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko deals with characters who distorts reality to their own convenience to escape facing the inconceivable truth. As normal human beings, we usually believe our perception of the worlds within and around us is "true."

The story revolves around read more
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Oct 8, 2013
A really casual one, it was a totally random choice, but I don't regret it though. So what's it about? It may not have an incredible climax and everything... Instead, this anime focuses more upon reflection. It's simple: just take a teenager who wants to enjoy his high school years to the max and add an odd girl to whom he begins devoting his time, in order to get her back to real life.

Makoto's first time in a big city made him create big expectations about how his life would be from now on. He wanted to meet girls, spend time with them and read more
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