Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man
Japanese: 電波女と青春男
English: Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: Starchild Records, TBS
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Shaft
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.121 (scored by 127902127,902 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #787
Members: 306,597
Favorites: 1,128

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimiya, Yashiro

Iguchi, Yuka


Hanazawa, Kana


Maruyama, Hiroko


Saiga, Mitsuki


Mizushima, Daichuu



Opening Theme

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

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.


I usually neglect this category, as I find it ...
Jul 5, 2011
Mixed Feelings
A problem that a show with interesting premise or quirks can run into is getting far too wrapped up in itself. A show can become contrived, focusing on playing around with its quirkiness; forgetting that there is a story to be told. Such is the case with Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, a charmingly eccentric show that ultimately gets deflated by the eccentricities that made it appealing to begin with.

Denpa Onna is a bizarre show, to say the very least. It centers around Makoto Niwa, a somewhat sarcastic young man who goes to live with his aunt Meme; having certain expectations of his new life. ...
Oct 6, 2017
First, let me clear up a few misconceptions I had about this anime before I watched it:
You see on the cover how Erio is flying through the air and there's a UFO in the corner,
well, let me clear that up, there are no UFO's in this anime and Erio can't fly or has any powers what-so-ever. I have no idea where the writers came up with the title for this anime.

Story 3/10

It's difficult for me to talk about this anime's story since so little seemed to happen in this anime. I understand that this is a slice-of-life anime, but typically in slice-of-life anime there's more ...

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