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Cute Girls Doing Cute Things (CGDCT)


CGDCT List Google Docs Spreadsheet Version: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NekKjwuY3cwHzsJ1G78mUvn4mGUjdkuUKNMyy72w6Pw/edit?usp=sharing

Update Log:



Contents

First post - Update Log; Introduction
Second post - Useful Links; Definition of a CGDCT; The Relationship Between CGDCTs and Yuri; Foreword for the list of CGDCTs.
Third post - List of CGDCTs in Alphabetical Order.
Fourth post - List of CGDCTs in Chronological Order. Number of CGDCTs Per Year Found at End of Post.
Fifth post - Any Footnotes/Thoughts Made By Me and Okanagan.
Sixth post - Footnotes Part 2.
Seventh post - List of Potential CGDCTs that I have not seen yet (PTWCGDCT). Potential CGDCTs that aired before Kokoro Toshokan (2001; the first TV CGDCT anime series) are also listed in its own section here.
Eighth post - Potential CGDCTs that I've completed, but did not consider it as a CGDCT upon completion (NCGDCT)
Appendices - Update notes from 1 February 2015 to 30 August 2015 are located in this (twelfth) post. Update notes from 6 March 2014 to 28 January 2015 are located in these (ninth and tenth) posts.

Introduction

A guilty pleasure.

This was formerly maintained in my blog, but has now been moved to this topic, mainly because the blog exceeded the character limit so it's now spread over multiple posts in this thread.

The basis of this thread/blog was originally inspired by Okanagan's thread: Kokoro Toshokan - This is the first Cute Girls Doing Cute Things anime. The purpose of this thread/blog is to act as a continuation of the aforementioned thread by continuing to list CGDCTs and to share any other information/observations, as well as acting as another viewpoint of the genre.

Despite being a personal blog where I could record my own progress and thoughts, I aim to document and categorise as many CGDCTs as I can find in hopes that this may become a useful resource for anyone interested in the CGDCT genre.

Any feedback, comments, suggestions, potential CGDCTs that are missing from the thread, and anything else are welcome in order to improve the thread, and/or to share your thoughts regarding this thread and the CGDCT genre.
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These next few links are dedicated to the manga world of yuri-themed manga, which can usually be deemed as a CGDCT:


Definition of a CGDCT:

As defined by the user Okanagan in the first link, a 100% CGDCT anime must satisfy the following points:

  1. The characters are human girls.
  2. The girls are cute.
  3. They do random cute things.

My definition? Firstly, considering Okanagan's points:

  1. I agree to an extent; sure, a majority of CGDCTs to my knowledge have human characters, but I don't think the girls have to be necessarily human. For example, the protagonist in Shinryaku! Ika Musume (which may be considered as a CGDCT to an extent) is a squid girl rather than a human.
  2. Definitely.
  3. Yes although it depends on the viewer's opinion of what counts as a "cute thing". I don't wholly agree on the "random" factor despite it being present in many CGCDTs, but I will agree that a 100% "pure" CGDCT does indeed involve the girls doing random cute things. For example, Girls und Panzer doesn't really consist of random things, and tank driving may or may not be considered as a cute activity by some people. However, I do consider this to be a CGDCT whereas Okanagan considers it 30% CGDCT:
    Okanagan said:
    2012 Girls und Panzer
    * GuP definitely has a lot of very cute girls, and perhaps driving the tanks is a
    cute activity. On the other hand, the whole series focuses strongly on their goal
    of winning the national tank tournament. It features a lot of technical and
    historical details. I think it is 30% CGDCT. Its genre is closer to sports,
    tournament or military.

  4. Regarding his percentage system to determine how much an anime is a CGDCT: I agree with it to an extent. There certainly are some elements in some series that prevent it from being a 100% CGDCT, but I would consider it to be difficult to be able to rate it out of 100 (or 10 in 10% increments, 20 in 5% increments etc...) since there is a rather large dependence on the viewer's opinion: "out of 100%, how cute are their activities? How random is it?". This also brings up the possibility and problem of rating CGDCTs inconsistently. There seems to be a large factor in the "random" element in the percentage system, which I agree to an extent as explained in point #3. Okanagan does include footnotes for some series that are not quite 100% CGDCT, which is excellent since he explains his reasons why this is the case. Even so, I would consider a "point system" to be better, which I will expand on in the next section.

So I do agree with most of the points in Okanagan's definition for a 100% "pure" CGDCT: The girls must be cute and they must be doing random cute things. But what about a non-100% CGDCT?

Now my own definition, which is subject to change as I watch more CGDCTs:

  1. It is highly preferable that the whole cast, or at least the main cast, consists of cute girls. Interestingly, there are actually very few CGDCTs with a 100% girls cast, the first one probably being Yuru Yuri (to my knowledge). Other examples include Love Live! School Idol Project, Sakura Trick, Yuyushiki, and the most recent example probably being Kantai Collection.

    Although it is highly undesirable, male characters can exist, but only as supporting/minor characters and highly preferably having little screen time. The number of males in a series and their amount of screen time can have a significant negative impact when watching (and attempting to classify) a CGDCT. The male character must absolutely not be a main character as this defeats the purpose of a CGDCT plus it can give the impression of the series being a harem, which totally defeats the purpose of a CGDCT since the main plot/goal in a harem revolves around romance/love.
  2. Regarding "Doing Cute Things", it is really down to the viewer's opinion, but this can be absolutely almost anything: playing mahjong, driving tanks, playing music, becoming a magical girl or just a typical school anime where they really do random things.
  3. A CGDCT does not have to have the "random" factor mentioned in Okanagan's definition. However, for the sake of differentiating between the range of CGDCTs, I will accept and agree that a "pure" CGDCT must have this random factor rather than, for example, being based around one activity/hobby.
  4. The "point system" that I had proposed would, in my opinion, make it more efficient to differentiate between the range of CGDCTs. Taking all of Okanagan's points and my own points into consideration, I have created a point system. This is of course subject to change as I watch more CGDCTs:
    1 - A "pure" CGDCT; Okanagan's definition for a 100% CGDCT. Simply Cute Girls Doing (random) Cute Things. Tends to be a plotless/episodic school slice of life comedy. Presence of male characters is usually zero or negligible. A must watch CGDCT series. For example: Azumanga Daioh, Joshiraku, Kiniro Mosaic, Lucky Star, Non Non Biyori, Yuru Yuri, Yuyushiki
    2 - An "almost pure" CGDCT. There is an element (or a few) that prevents it from being a pure CGDCT. For example: there is some sort of plot where there may be an explicit goal or the series is based around at least one activity/hobby, but this itself may be cute and/or does not wholly prevent them from doing random things. Nevertheless, these series are still a must watch CGDCT. For example: K-On!, Kokoro Toshokan, Nichijou(?), Tamayura, first half of Love Lab
    3 - A "medium" CGDCT. There are a couple of elements that prevents it from being a pure CGDCT. For example: there is some sort of plot where there is an explicit goal and/or only focuses on at least one activity/hobby to the extent where it does wholly (or mostly) prevent them from doing random things. The activity/hobby itself may also be questionable whether it is cute or not. However, there may also be major elements that can redeem the series to be considered a CGDCT such as an all-girls cast. Still a worthwhile series to watch as a CGDCT. For example: Girls und Panzer, Saki, Love Live School Idol Project
    4 - A "borderline" CGDCT. There are many/major elements that prevents it from being a pure CGDCT, but it still has a slight CGDCT feel. For example: perhaps there are some supporting male characters who have a considerable amount of screen-time and hence seem to play a somewhat major role in the series. Presence of male characters is usually between the range of somewhat low to medium. However, there may be a somewhat major element (or a few) that can redeem the series to consider it as a CGDCT such as being a plotless/episodic school slice of life comedy, doing random things or the main cast consisting of only female characters. Should be watched as a somewhat last resort, but still a worthwhile watch as a CGDCT. For example: Minami-ke, Shinryaku! Ika Musume, second half of Love Lab
    5 - A "barely borderline" CGDCT. At first glance, the series may not seem like a CGDCT because there are a lot of major elements that makes it far from being a pure CGDCT, but somehow can still be considered to be a CGDCT - the main reason most likely being that the whole/main cast consists of (cute) female characters, but perhaps their activities most likely cannot be considered cute. Shows with mahou shoujo (magical girl) themes, action and dark themes usually belong to this category. You should only consider watching these as a last resort if you're wanting to watch a CGDCT. For example: Madoka Magica, Zettai Bouei Leviathan


To further justify why my categorising system seems ideal and to try help give some further clarification on what this system is trying to achieve, here is a comment that Okanagan made on my profile on 13 January 2015:

Okanagan said:

OKANAGAN'S PHIILOSOPHY OF THE DEFINITION OF CGDCT:

After spending a lot of time, over years, struggling with improved
definitions of CGDCT, I have come to a certain point of view. All of
these ideas would apply to any other anime genre, I suspect. Note that
all of this is in agreement with Classiick's method.

1. It is useless to want a "YES/NO" (i.e. black & white) definition of
CGDCT. The whole point of compiling these lists is to produce something
that will be enduring and useful to other people. So it is essential to
have some "shades of grey". The current five-colour system is excellent.
Other people who are researching CGDCT series from these lists can then
make their own decisions and devise their own genre definition.

2. A much more subtle point is what I will call "continuity". The idea
is that a small change in the anime series must always result in a small
change in the CGDCT rating. As examples:
- adding one male character to an already large cast should not shift the
rating by more than one colour, assuming the activity in the story is
approximately the same.
- having one un-cute female character added to a large cast should not
change the rating by more than one colour, if all else is the same.
- Having some small amount of un-cute activity should not change the
rating by more than one colour.
- One event happening only in one episode should not change the rating by
more than one colour.
- As an extreme example, if Episode 12 shows nothing but ugly men and no
cute girls at all, the rating of the series as a whole should not shift
by more than one colour.
- The presence of a non-human mascot should not shift by the rating by
more than one colour. Think of Kyubey in Madoka.
The reason that "continuity" is desirable is so that the person carrying
out the rating makes every attempt to avoid black-and-white judgments.
The current excellent five-colour system is well set up to avoid black-
and-white judgment.

3. My ultimate ideal would be to have a CGDCT rating on a continuous
scale from 0 to 100. From a practical point of view, this makes no
sense at all. The CGDCT list needs to be useable by non-specialists.
The five-colour system is an excellent compromise. Black-and-white is
too coarse. A finer scale is theoretically appealing, but doesn't
actually help anybody. However, I think that the expert rater should
try to think of CGDCT rating as a continuous aspect and not a black-
and-white distinction.

4. My philosophy of genres is that they are independent continuous
quantities rather than exclusive categories. For example:
- The fact that a series is clearly Yuri doesn't make it non-CGDCT.
- A classic "Magical Girl" genre series can still be CGDCT, or not.
- A series could conceivably be "red-CGDCT" while at the same time being
pure action or horror or science fiction.
Therefore, a rater must try hard to to have a knee jerk reaction to a
series in thinking "this is a mecha anime, therefore it is not CGDCT".
"This is Yuri, it is not CGDCT." "This is Shoujo, so it is not CGDCT."
Conceivably, it is both. The role of the expert CGDCT rater is to apply
the rating on the basis of the CGDCT criteria, and to ignore aspects of
the series that are not part of the criteria.

5. The "CGDCT rating" of an anime series is a characteristic of the entire
series. It is not possible to decide with certainty the rating of a
series as a whole based on the first episode. Also, a single episode
which is clearly not CGDCT does not exclude the possibility that the
series as a whole might be orange-CGDCT. This places an extremely
heavy burden on the rater, who is then responsible for reviewing an
entire series. But this would be a worst case. In practice, an
experienced rater should be able to efficiently come up with an
acceptably reliable rating with a practical amount of time and effort.
However, if a disagreement arose as to the rating of a series, the
resolution of the argument would in principle require all people in
the discussion to view the entire series.


The Relationship Between CGDCTs and Yuri

The theme of yuri is present in many CGDCTs, and this may seem unsurprising due to the dominant cast of females. But how common is it?

A list of CGDCTs containing yuri themes was actually already started in Okanagan's Kokoro Toshokan thread:
okanagan said:
Non-Stereotypical Sexuality in CGDCT Anime Series

Morita-san (2011) definitely fits my definition of CGDCT well. Beyond that, it is a
very interesting example of CGDCT. The girls have stereotypical sexual/romantic
interests in boys. So they spend quite a lot of time talking about boys that they
like. They also get crushes on boys. However, they hardly ever talk to boys.

This is very, very unusual in CGDCT. Most often, the sexuality in CGDCT does
not include stereotypical heterosexual thoughts or relationships. In some cases,
such as "K-On!", there is no sexuality at all. However, it is much more common
to see some form of it. Note that I am including situations of unusually strong
emotional connections as well, even it could be argued that they are not clearly
"sexual".

Kokoro Toshokan -- The oldest sister has a very strong, apparently sexual,
infatuation with the youngest sister, Kokoro. For example, she is very excited
when she gets an "indirect kiss" with Kokoro via their sister.
Azumanga Daioh -- Kaorin has a very strong girl-on-girl crush on Sakaki;
however her teacher is strongly infatuated with Kaorin
Lucky Star -- there is a symbolically lesbian pair; another girl is interested in
writing yuri manga (girl-on-girl); Konata plays erotic dating simulations with her
father; her father is heavily into schoolgirls; Kagami reads a yaoi manga at
Comiket.
Marimite -- There are some very strong emotional ties among the girls; the
younger students aggressively compete to go on dates with the most popular
older students
Ichigo Mashimaro -- The 20-year-old girl gets strongly infatuated with the 10-year-
old blonde girl one time when she is drunk.
Best Student Council -- Conventionally regarded as including a yuri theme.
Kanamemo -- a lesbian couple; older woman who likes some younger girls
Sasameki Koto -- Two lesbians couples; one girl heavily into writing yaoi
A-Channel -- Tooru has very strong feelings for Run; the male school nurse is
infatuated with Run due to his forehead fetish; Tooru's strong feelings for Run
could be better classified as possessive friendship rather than sexual interest
and the series is not categorized as having a Yuri element.
Nichijou -- One girl is heavily into drawing yaoi manga.
Yuru Yuri -- Comedic nosebleeding yuri themes; Akari's older sister apparently
has a very strong obsession with Akari to the point of stealing her panties.
Yuyushiki -- Comic boob-grabbing.
Kitakubu -- Some yuri attraction of Sakura for Botan; some yuri attraction of
Claire for Karin; one instance of comic boob-grabbing.
Non Non Biyori -- In Episode 2 Toharu has a full-blown girl-on-girl crush on
Komari which is made even more clear in the manga in Chapters 3 and 8.

Generally speaking, it is not uncommon that CGDCT involve very strongly implied
deeply-emotional girl-on-girl relationships. It is also common to see girl-on-girl
physical sexual activity, e.g. boob-grabbing. Nosebleeds symbolize sexual
excitation.

However, there is one story arc in "High School Girls" where one of the girls ends
up in a love hotel room with an opportunistic boy, but gets rescued. This appears
to be another rare example of stereotypical heterosexual activity. Finally, note
that even in High School Girls, none of the girls lost their virginity, if I recall
correctly. I believe that is the case in Morita-san as well.

It is much easier to make a list of CGDCT anime series in which the characters
have no sexual elements at all. The only example that I am aware of is "K-On!",
but there could be some others.


I am intending to make a (weak) attempt at continuing this list. Admittedly, I do not recall the yuri themes in some shows such as Azumanga Daioh or Kitakubu so this list will probably not be fully comprehensive, but at least some progress will be made to continue listing the yuri themes displayed in CGDCTs. My own entries to add for now:

Candy☆Boy -- Primarily a yuri series; two twins in love with each other. Most of their physical/sexual activity primarily consists of sleeping together and hand holding, as well as Kanade squeezing Yukino's cheeks when scolding her. Sakuya has a crush on Kanade and collects many pictures of her as well as sometimes stalking her and attempting to make advances on her. The twins' younger sister, Shizuku, seems to have a crush on her own sisters.
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. -- The manager, Saori Nishifukai, has a small infatuation with Nanako Usami and Yukari Kohinata, and also takes pictures of them to upload to her blog (if I recall correctly?). There are yuri undertones where Yukari has a crush on Nanako, and we also learn that the former is interested in yuri manga.
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? -- There are yuri undertones where Sharo Kirima has a crush on Rize Tedeza.
Hyakko -- In episode 13, Suzume Saotome takes Torako Kageyama's first kiss whilst they are on a bench, which was spontaneous because I found that there was very little yuri in this show and they did not have a crush on each other; there is a bisexual female is frequently present throughout the show - Nene Andou - who seems to be infatuated with Ayumi Nonomura and Torako.
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san -- Primarily a yuri series. Suzu Nekoyama and Yachiyo Inugami are infatuated with each other.
Kiniro Mosaic -- Shinobu Oomiya has an obsession with blonde haired girls; Aya Komichi has a crush on Youko Inokuma.
Non Non Biyori -- Hotaru Ichijou has a crush on Komari Koshigaya.
Sabagebu! -- Urara Kasugano has a huge crush on Momoka Sonokawa, and develops a masochistic side due to this since Momoka violently stops her advances.
Saki -- Many yuri relationships are present.
Sakura Trick -- Primarily a yuri series. Many yuri relationships present.
Shinryaku! Ika Musume -- Sanae Nagatsuki is infatuated and obsessed with Ika Musume.

These are all the shows that I can think of for now. I may/will add more and/or amend this information at a later date.

Foreword for the list of CGDCTs:

Below is a list of CGDCT compiled by Okanagan (so HUGE credit and thanks owed to him) that I copied and pasted from the first link. A couple of other titles are mentioned throughout the thread by other users, but some of them were not added in the list. The coloured ones are the one I've watched, which are have color coded it what I think it would be according to my point system. Okanagan's footnotes are also included.

I will also try to add my own entries to the list: italicised titles are titles that were not mentioned, acknowledged or not deemed as a CGDCT by Okanagan so they are mostly my own unique additions to the list. Non-italicisied titles are the titles that were originally part of Okanagan's list.

Some OVAs and specials were missed out by Okanagan, but I will/may try to add these in as soon as possible.

I have created two lists, both of which all have the same anime series, but are just in different orders: chronological (by the year when it started airing; month is not taken into consideration so may not be 100% chronological), and alphabetical by title name.

It should also be noted that there are quite a couple of series that are actually "shorts" rather than consisting of typical ~23 minute episodes. If an entry happens to be a short then this will be mentioned alongside the entry. Likewise, if a series does not follow the typical 12-13 episode format (i.e. being a 2 cour show consisting of 26 episodes) and/or is just a one episode OVA then this will also be mentioned. Otherwise if there are no additional details then it can be assumed that the series consists of 12-13 episodes that are ~23 minutes long.

As of 25 September 2014: NEEDS MAJOR UPDATING!

May Definitely not 100% accurate since I sometimes forget to update it, but:
Excluding my additional entries: 52 entries; 29 completed; 55.76% completed
Including my additional entries: 91 entries; 56 completed; 61.53% completed

Note: some of them are coloured, but I haven't even completed them yet. These are excluded from the completion count. This includes:
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Rough format: English/Romaji/MAL Title | Year | Japanese Title | Romaji Title | Number of episodes/Length/OVA | Any footnotes by Okanagan or by me

A-Channel / 2011 / Aチャンネル
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits / 2017 / アクションヒロイン チアフルーツ
Ai Mai Mi / 2013 / I My Me / ちょぼらうにょぽみ劇場 あいまいみー / 3min/ep / See Note 24 / See my note
Ai Mai Mi: Mousou Catastrophe / 2014 / あいまいみ~妄想カタストロフ~ / shorts
Aiura / 2013 / あいうら / 4min/ep
Anne Happy♪ / 2016 / あんハピ♪ / Unhappy Go Lucky! / See my note
Aria the Animation / 2005 / i.e. season 1 / See Note 2 / See my note
Aria the Avvenire / 2015
Aria the Natural / 2006 / i.e. season 2 / 26 episodes / See Note 2.
Aria the Origination / 2008 i.e. season 3 / 13 episodes + 1 DVD bonus episode
Aria the OVA: Arietta / 2007 / 30 minute OVA
Azumanga Daioh / 2002 / あずまんが大王 / 26 episodes
Bakuon!! / 2016 / ばくおん!! / See my note
Best Student Council / 2005 / 極上生徒会 / Gokujō Seitokai / 26 episodes
Binbou Shimai Monogatari / 2006 / 貧乏姉妹物語 / Poor Sisters Story / 10 episodes / See my note
Binchou-tan / 2006 / びんちょうタン / 12 minutes per episode / See my note.
Candy☆Boy / May 2008 to May 2009 / Seven 15 minute ONAs plus prequels and a sequel / See my note
Centaur no Nayami / 2017 / セントールの悩み / A Centaur's Life
Futari wa Milky Holmes (Season 3) / 2013 / ふたりはミルキィホームズ
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita / 2014 / 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた。
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class / 2009 / GA 芸術科アートデザインクラス
Gakkou Gurashi! / 2015 / がっこうぐらし! / School Live! / See my note
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! / 2007 / がくえんゆーとぴあ まなびストレート! / See Note 3.
Girlfriend (Kari) / 2014 / ガールフレンド(仮) / Girl Friend Beta / See my note
Girls und Panzer / 2012 / ガールズ&パンツァー / 13 episodes / See my note
Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu! / 2014 / ガールズ&パンツァー これが本当のアンツィオ戦です! / Girls und Panzer OVA / 1 OVA episode, 38 minutes / See my note
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? / 2014 / ご注文はうさぎですか?/ Is The Order A Rabbit? / See my note
Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Season 2 / 2015 / ご注文はうさぎですか?2 / Is The Order A Rabbit? 2 / See my note
Go! Go! 575 / 2014 / ゴ~!ゴ~!ご~しちご~ / 4 episodes, 3 minutes each
Gokujo / 2012 / ゴクジョッ。~極楽院女子校寮物語~ / 6min/ep
Ground Defence Mao-chan / 2002 / 陸上防衛隊まおちゃん / 26 episodes, 12 minutes each
Haitai Nanafa / 2012 / はいたい七葉 / Haitai Nana Fa / 3 mins
Haitai Nanafa 2nd Season / 2013 / はいたい七葉 2 / Haitai Nana Fa 2 / 3 mins
Hanayamata / 2014 / ハナヤマタ
High School Fleet / 2016 / ハイスクール・フリート / Haifuri / See my note
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic / Kiniro Mosaic Season 2 / 2015 / きんいろモザイク 2
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Special / 2016 / ハロー!! きんいろモザイク (スペシャルエピソード) / 1 episode
Hentai! / 2014 / へんたい! / 7 minutes per episode, 6 episodes, doujin / See my note
Hidamari Sketch / 2007 / ひだまりスケッチ / 12 ep + 2 "special episodes" / See Note 4 / See my note
Hidamari Sketch x 365 (special) / 2009 / Just 2 episodes
Hidamari Sketch x 365 / 2008 / 13 episodes + 1 OVA / See Note 4.
Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb / 2012 / ひだまりスケッチ×ハニカム(第4期)
Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu / 2010 / ひだまりスケッチ×☆☆☆(第3期) / 12 ep + 2 special episodes / See Note 4.
Hidamari Sketch: Sae & Hiro's Graduation Arc / 2013 / 2 OVAs
Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic / 2017 / ひなろじ~from Luck & Logic~
Hinako Note / 2017 / ひなこのーと /
Hyakko / 2008 / ヒャッコ / See my note
Ichigo Mashimaro / 2005 / 苺ましまろ / Strawberry Marshmallow
Ichigo Mashimaro Encore / 2009 / 苺ましまろencore / Strawberry Marshmallow Encore / 2 episode OVA
Ichigo Mashimaro OVA / 2007 / 苺ましまろ OVA / Strawberry Marshmallow OVA / 3 episode OVA
Idol Defense Force Hummingbird / 1993 / Idol Boeitai Hummingbird / アイドル防衛隊ハミングバード / 4 OVA episodes - Ep1=50minutes; others=30mins / See my note
The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls / 2015 / アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ / 2 seasons totaling 25 episodes / See my note
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san / 2014 / 犬神さんと猫山さん / 3 minutes per episode
Joshi Kousei: Girl's High / High School Girls / 2006 / 女子高生 / See my note.
Joshiraku / 2012 / じょしらく
Joshiraku OVA / 2013 / 1 episode OVA
K-On! / 2009 / けいおん! / See Note 6.
K-On! Movie / 2011 / 映画 けいおん / 1h50m movie
K-On!! / 2010 / i.e. the 2nd season / 26 episodes
Kanamemo / 2009 / かなめも
Kantai Collection: KanColle / 2015 / Fleet Girls Collection KanColle / 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- / See my note
Kantai Collection: KanColle Season 2 / 2016 / Fleet Girls Collection KanColle / 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- 2
Kiniro Mosaic / 2013 / きんいろモザイク
Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku / 2013 / 帰宅部活動記録
kochinPa! / コチンPa! / 15 seconds per episode
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! / 2015 / 小森さんは断れない! / Komori-san Can't Decline! / 2min/episode / See my note
Kokoro Toshokan / 2001 / ココロ図書館 / Kokoro Library / See Note 1 / See my note
Koufuku Graffiti / 2015 / 幸腹グラフィティ / Gourmet Girl Graffiti / See my note
Kyou no Asuka Show / 2012 / 今日のあすかショー / 20 ONA episodes / 3min/episode / See Note 18.
Long Riders! / 2016 / ろんぐらいだぁす!
Love Lab / 2013 / 恋愛ラボ / See Note 26 / See my note
Love Live! School Idol Project / 2013 / ラブライブ! School Idol Project / 13 episodes
Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season / 2014 / ラブライブ! School idol project 2期
Love Live! Sunshine!! / 2016 / ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!
Lucky Star / 2007 / らき☆すた / Raki☆Suta / 24 episodes
Lucky Star OVA / 2008 / らき☆すた OVA / 42 minute OVA
Mangirl! / 2013 / まんがーる! / 3.5min/ep / See Note 28 / See my note
Minami-Ke / 2007 / みなみけ / 13 episodes
Minami-ke Okaeri (Season 3) / 2009 / みなみけ おかえり / 13 episodes
Minami-ke Okawari (Season 2) / 2008 / みなみけ~おかわり~ / 13 episodes
Minami-ke Tadaima (Season 4) / 2013 / みなみけ ただいま / 13 episodes
Mitsuwano / 2014 / みツわの / One 29 minute OVA / See my note
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland / 1995 / 不思議の国の美幸ちゃん / Two 15 minute OVAs / See my note
Morita-san wa Mukuchi / 2011/ 森田さんは無口 / 26ep / 3min/ep / See Note 12.
Natsuiro Kiseki / 2012 / 夏色キセキ / See my note
New Game! / 2016 / ニューゲーム / See my note
New Game!! / 2017
Nichijou / 2011 / 日常 / Nichijō / See Note 10 / See my note
Non Non Biyori / 2013 / のんのんびより
Non Non Biyori Repeat / 2015 / のんのんびより りぴーと
One Off / 2012 / わんおふ -one off- / 4 episode 15 minute OVA
Oshiete! Galko-chan / 2016 / おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん / Please tell me! Galko-chan / See my note
Pan de Peace! / 2016 / パンでPeace! / Peace Through Bread! / 3min/episode
Plastic Nee-san / 2013 / プラスチック姉さん / 2 minutes/episode / See Note 22.
Robot Girls Z / 2014 / ロボットガールズZ / 3 episodes, 27 minutes
Sabagebu! / 2014 / さばげぶっ! / See my note
Saki / 2009 / 26 episodes
Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A / 2012 / 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A
Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A Specials / 2012 / 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A スペシャルエピソード 13話~16話
Saki Biyori / 2015 / 咲日和 / One 25 minute OVA
Saki: Zenkoku-hen / 2014 / 咲-Saki-全国編 / 13 episodes
Sakura Trick / 2014 / 桜Trick / 12 episodes / See my note
Sansha Sanyou / 2016 / 三者三葉 / Three Leaves, Three Colors / See my note
Sasameki Koto / 2009 / ささめきこと / Whispered Words / See my note
Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Season 1) / 2010 / 侵略!イカ娘 / 12 episodes
Shinryaku!? Ika Musume (Season 2) / 2011 / 侵略!?イカ娘 / 12 episodes
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume / 2016 / 灼熱の卓球娘 / Scorching Ping Pong Girls
Sketchbook: Full Color's / 2007 / スケッチブック ~full color's~ / See my note
So Ra No Wo To / 2010 / ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト / Sora no Woto / Sound of the Sky / See Note 9. / See my note
Sore ga Seiyuu! / 2015 / それが声優!/ Seiyu's Life! / See my note.
Slow Start / TBA / スロウスタート
Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu / 2013 / ステラ女学院高等科C³部(しーきゅーぶ)/ Stella Women's Academy / High School Division Class C³
Stella no Mahou / 2016 / Magic of Stella / ステラのまほう
Strike Witches / 2008 / ストライクウィッチーズ / See my note
Strike Witches 2 / 2010 / ストライクウィッチーズ 2 / See my note
Super Real Mahjong: Kasumi Miki Shouko no Hajimemashite / 1990 / スーパーリアル麻雀 ミキ・カスミ・ショーコのはじめまして (スーパーリアル麻雀/かすみ・ミキ・ショー子のはじめまして) / 1 episode OVA / See my note
Taishou Yakyuu Musume / 2009 / 大正野球娘 / Taisho Baseball Girls / See my note
Tamayura / 2010 / たまゆら / 4 episode OVA, 18 minutes
Tamayura: Hitotose (たまゆら) / 2011 / See Note 14.
Tamayura Kanketsuhen / 2015 / たまゆら 完結編 / Tamayura Movies / 4 movies
Tamayura: More Aggressive / 2013 / たまゆら / See Note 14.
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes / 2010 / 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ / Season 1 / See my note
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku / 2012 / 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ 第2幕 / Season 2 / See my note
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes TD / 2015 / 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ TD / Season 4
Teekyuu 1 / 2012 / てーきゅう / See Note 20.
Teekyuu 2 / 2013 / てーきゅう2 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
Teekyuu 3 / 2013 / てーきゅう3 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
Teekyuu 4 / 2015 / てーきゅう4 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
Teekyuu 5 / 2015 / てーきゅう5 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
Teekyuu 6 / 2015 / てーきゅう6 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
Teekyuu 7 / 2016 / てーきゅう7 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
Tesagure! Bukatsumono / 2013 / てさぐれ!部活もの / 12 minutes/episode / See my note
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore / 2014 / てさぐれ! 部活もの あんこーる / 12 episodes, 11 minutes / See my note
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou / 2015
Urara Meriochou / 2017 / うらら迷路帖
Wagamama High Spec / 2016 / ワガママハイスペック / 3minutes/episode
Wakaba*Girl / 2015 / わかば*ガール / 7 minutes per episode
Wake Up, Girls! / 2014 / 12 episodes / See my note
Wake Up Girls! Zoku-hen Movie / 2015 / Movie
Yama no Susume / 2013 / ヤマノススメ / Encouragement of Climb / 12 episodes / 3 minutes / See my note
Yama no Susume 2nd Season / 2014 / ヤマノススメ 第2期 / Encouragement of Climb / 26 episodes / 15 minutes
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (2010) / 2010 / 百合星人ナオコサン / Lesbian Citizen Naoko-san / Yurian Naoko-san / 1 episode OVA, 6 minutes
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (2012) / 2012 / 百合星人ナオコサン / Lesbian Citizen Naoko-san / Yurian Naoko-san / 1 episode OVA, 28 minutes
Yuru Yuri / 2011 / ゆるゆり
Yuru Yuri♪♪ / 2012 / (i.e. the 2nd season)
Yuru Yuri 3rd Season / TBA / ゆるゆり 第3期
Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! / 2014 / 1 OVA episode
Yurumates / 2009 / ゆるめいつ / 12 OVA episodes / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
Yurumates 3D / 2012 / アニメ:ゆるめいつ 3でぃ / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
Yurumates 3D PLUS / 2012 / ゆるめいつ 3でぃ PLUS / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
Yurumates Ha? / 2011 / ゆるめいつ は? / 6 OVA episodes / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru / 2014 / Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero / 結城友奈は勇者である / See my note
Yuyushiki / 2013 / ゆゆ式
Yuyushiki Special / 2016 / ゆゆ式 (スペシャルエピソード) / 1 episode
Zettai Bouei Leviathan / 2013 / 絶対防衛レヴィアタン / 13 episodes
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Chronological Order (sorted by year then by alphabetical order):



1990 Super Real Mahjong: Kasumi Miki Shouko no Hajimemashite / スーパーリアル麻雀 ミキ・カスミ・ショーコのはじめまして (スーパーリアル麻雀/かすみ・ミキ・ショー子のはじめまして) / 1 episode OVA / See my note
1993 Idol Defense Force Hummingbird / Idol Boeitai Hummingbird / アイドル防衛隊ハミングバード / 4 OVA episodes - Ep1=50minutes; others=30mins / See my note
1995 Miyuki-chan in Wonderland / 不思議の国の美幸ちゃん / Two 15 minute OVAs / See my note
2001 Kokoro Toshokan / ココロ図書館 / Kokoro Library / See Note 1 / See my note
2002 Azumanga Daioh / あずまんが大王 / 26 episodes
2002 Ground Defence Mao-chan / 陸上防衛隊まおちゃん / 26 episodes, 12 minutes each / See my note.
2005 Aria the Animation / i.e. season 1 / See Note 2 / See my note
2005 Best Student Council / 極上生徒会 / Gokujō Seitokai / 26 episodes
2005 Ichigo Mashimaro / 苺ましまろ / Strawberry Marshmallow
2006 Aria the Natural / i.e. season 2 / 26 episodes / See Note 2.
2006 Binbou Shimai Monogatari / 貧乏姉妹物語 / Poor Sisters Story / 10 episodes / See my note
2006 Binchou-tan / びんちょうタン / 12 minutes per episode
2006 Joshi Kousei: Girl's High / High School Girls / 女子高生 / See my note.
2007 Aria the OVA: Arietta / 30 minute OVA
2007 Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! / がくえんゆーとぴあ まなびストレート! / See Note 3.
2007 Hidamari Sketch / ひだまりスケッチ / 12 ep + 2 "special episodes" / See Note 4 / See my note
2007 Ichigo Mashimaro OVA / 苺ましまろ OVA / Strawberry Marshmallow OVA / 3 episode OVA
2007 Lucky Star / らき☆すた / Raki☆Suta / 24 episodes
2007 Minami-Ke / みなみけ / 13 episodes
2007 Sketchbook: Full Color's / スケッチブック ~full color's~ / See my note
2008 Aria the Origination / i.e. season 3 / 13 episodes + 1 DVD bonus episode
2008 Candy☆Boy / Seven 15 minute ONAs plus prequels and a sequel / See my note
2008 Hidamari Sketch x 365 / 13 episodes + 1 OVA / See Note 4.
2008 Hyakko / ヒャッコ / See my note
2008 Lucky Star OVA / らき☆すた OVA / 42 minute OVA
2008 Minami-ke Okawari (Season 2) / みなみけ~おかわり~ / 13 episodes
2008 Strike Witches / ストライクウィッチーズ / See my note
2009 GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class /GA 芸術科アートデザインクラス
2009 Hidamari Sketch x 365 (special) / Just 2 episodes
2009 Ichigo Mashimaro Encore / 苺ましまろencore / Strawberry Marshmallow Encore / 2 episode OVA
2009 K-On! / けいおん! / See Note 6.
2009 Kanamemo / かなめも
2009 Minami-ke Okaeri (Season 3) / みなみけ おかえり / 13 episodes
2009 Saki / 26 episodes
2009 Sasameki Koto / ささめきこと / Whispered Words / See my note
2009 Taishou Yakyuu Musume / 大正野球娘 / Taisho Baseball Girls / See my note
2009 Yurumates / ゆるめいつ / 12 OVA episodes / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
2010 Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu / ひだまりスケッチ×☆☆☆(第3期) / 12 ep + 2 special episodes / See Note 4.
2010 K-On!! / i.e. the 2nd season / 26 episodes
2010 Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Season 1)/ 侵略!イカ娘 / 12 episodes
2010 So Ra No Wo To / ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト / Sora no Woto / Sound of the Sky / See Note 9. / See my note
2010 Strike Witches 2 / ストライクウィッチーズ 2 / See my note
2010 Tamayura / たまゆら / 4 episode OVA, 18 minutes
2010 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes / 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ / See my note
2010 Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (2010) / 百合星人ナオコサン / Lesbian Citizen Naoko-san / Yurian Naoko-san / 1 episode OVA, 6 minutes
2011 A-Channel / Aチャンネル
2011 K-On! Movie / 映画 けいおん / 1h50m movie
2011 Morita-san wa Mukuchi / 森田さんは無口 / 26ep / 3min/ep / See Note 12.
2011 Nichijou / 日常 / Nichijō / See Note 10 / See my note
2011 Shinryaku!? Ika Musume (Season 2) / 侵略!?イカ娘 / 12 episodes
2011 Tamayura: Hitotose (たまゆら) / See Note 14.
2011 Yurumates Ha? / ゆるめいつ は? / 6 OVA episodes / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
2011 Yuru Yuri / ゆるゆり
2012 Girls und Panzer / ガールズ&パンツァー / 13 episodes / See my note
2012 Gokujo / ゴクジョッ。~極楽院女子校寮物語~ / 6min/ep
2012 Haitai Nanafa / はいたい七葉 / Haitai Nana Fa / 3 mins
2012 Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb / ひだまりスケッチ×ハニカム(第4期)
2012 Joshiraku / じょしらく
2012 Kyou no Asuka Show / 今日のあすかショー / 20 ONA episodes / 3min/episode / See Note 18.
2012 Natsuiro Kiseki / 夏色キセキ / See my note
2012 One Off / わんおふ -one off- / 4 episode 15 minute OVA
2012 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A / 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2012 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A Specials / 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A スペシャルエピソード 13話~16話
2012 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku / 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ 第2幕 / Season 2 / See my note
2012 Teekyuu 1 / てーきゅう / See Note 20.
2012 Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (2012) / 百合星人ナオコサン / Lesbian Citizen Naoko-san / Yurian Naoko-san / 1 episode OVA, 28 minutes
2012 Yurumates 3D / アニメ:ゆるめいつ 3でぃ / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
2012 Yurumates 3D PLUS / ゆるめいつ 3でぃ PLUS / 3min/ep / See Note 8.
2012 Yuru Yuri♪♪ / (i.e. the 2nd season)
2013 Ai Mai Mi / I My Me / ちょぼらうにょぽみ劇場 あいまいみー / 3min/ep / See Note 24 / See my note
2013 Aiura / あいうら / 4min/ep
2013 Futari wa Milky Holmes (Season 3) / ふたりはミルキィホームズ
2013 Haitai Nanafa 2nd Season / はいたい七葉 2 / Haitai Nana Fa 2 / 3 mins
2013 Hidamari Sketch: Sae & Hiro's Graduation Arc / 2 OVAs
2013 Joshiraku OVA / 1 episode OVA
2013 Kiniro Mosaic / きんいろモザイク
2013 Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku / 帰宅部活動記録
2013 Love Lab / 恋愛ラボ / See Note 26 / See my note
2013 Love Live! School Idol Project / ラブライブ! School Idol Project / 13 episodes
2013 Mangirl! / まんがーる! / 3.5min/ep / See Note 28 / See my note
2013 Minami-ke Tadaima (Season 4) / みなみけ ただいま / 13 episodes
2013 Non Non Biyori / のんのんびより
2013 Plastic Nee-san / プラスチック姉さん / 2 minutes/episode / See Note 22.
2013 Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu / ステラ女学院高等科C³部(しーきゅーぶ)/ Stella Women's Academy / High School Division Class C³
2013 Tamayura: More Aggressive / たまゆら / See Note 14.
2013 Teekyuu 2 / てーきゅう / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
2013 Teekyuu 3 / てーきゅう / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
2013 Tesagure! Bukatsumono / てさぐれ!部活もの / 12 minutes/episode / See my note
2013 Yama no Susume / ヤマノススメ / Encouragement of Climb / 12 episodes / 3 minutes / See my note
2013 Yuyushiki / ゆゆ式
2013 Zettai Bouei Leviathan / 絶対防衛レヴィアタン / 13 episodes
2014 Ai Mai Mi: Mousou Catastrophe / あいまいみ~妄想カタストロフ~ / shorts
2014 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita / 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた。
2014 Girlfriend (Kari) / ガールフレンド(仮) / Girl Friend Beta / See my note
2014 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu! / ガールズ&パンツァー これが本当のアンツィオ戦です! / Girls und Panzer OVA / 1 OVA episode, 38 minutes / See my note
2014 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? / ご注文はうさぎですか?/ Is The Order A Rabbit? / See my note.
2014 Go! Go! 575 / ゴ~!ゴ~!ご~しちご~ / 4 episodes, 3 minutes each
2014 Hanayamata / ハナヤマタ
2014 Hentai! / へんたい! / 7 minutes per episode, 6 episodes, doujin / See my note
2014 Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san / 犬神さんと猫山さん / 3 minutes per episode
2014 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season / ラブライブ! School idol project 2期
2014 Mitsuwano / みツわの / One 29 minute OVA / See my note
2014 Robot Girls Z / ロボットガールズZ / 3 episodes, 27 minutes
2014 Sabagebu! / さばげぶっ! / See my note
2014 Saki: Zenkoku-hen / 咲-Saki-全国編 / 13 episodes
2014 Sakura Trick / 桜Trick / 12 episodes / See my note
2014 Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore / てさぐれ! 部活もの あんこーる / 12 episodes, 11 minutes / See my note
2014 Wake Up, Girls! / 12 episodes / See my note
2014 Yama no Susume 2nd Season / ヤマノススメ 第2期 / Encouragement of Climb / 26 episodes / 15 minutes
2014 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! / 1 OVA episode
2014 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru / Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero / 結城友奈は勇者である / See my note
2015 Aria the Avvenire
2015 Gakkou Gurashi! / がっこうぐらし! / School Live! / See my note
2015 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Season 2 / ご注文はうさぎですか?2 / Is The Order A Rabbit? 2 / See my note
2015 Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic / Kiniro Mosaic 2 / きんいろモザイク 2
2015 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls / アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ / 2 seasons totaling 25 episodes / See my note
2015 Kantai Collection: KanColle / Fleet Girls Collection KanColle / 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- / See my note
2015 Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! / 小森さんは断れない! / Komori-san Can't Decline! / 2min/episode / See my note
2015 Koufuku Graffiti / 幸腹グラフィティ / Gourmet Girl Graffiti / See my note
2015 Non Non Biyori Repeat / のんのんびより りぴーと
2015 Saki Biyori / 咲日和 / One 25 minute OVA
2015 Sore ga Seiyuu! / それが声優!/ Seiyu's Life! / See my note.
2015 Tamayura Kanketsuhen / たまゆら 完結編 / Tamayura Movies / 4 movies
2015 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes TD / 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ TD / Season 4
2015 Teekyuu 4 / てーきゅう4 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
2015 Teekyuu 5 / てーきゅう5 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
2015 Teekyuu 6 /てーきゅう6 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
2015 Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
2015 Wakaba Girl / わかば*ガール / 7 minutes per episode
2015 Wake Up Girls! Zoku-hen Movie / Movie
2015 Yuru Yuri 3rd Season / ゆるゆり 第3期
2016 Anne Happy♪ / あんハピ♪ / Unhappy Go Lucky! / See my note
2016 Bakuon!! / ばくおん!! / See my note
2016 Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Special / ハロー!! きんいろモザイク (スペシャルエピソード) / 1 episode
2016 High School Fleet / ハイスクール・フリート / Haifuri / See my note
2016 Long Riders! / ろんぐらいだぁす!
2016 Love Live! Sunshine!! / ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!
2016 New Game! / ニューゲーム / See my note
2016 Oshiete! Galko-chan / おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん / Please tell me! Galko-chan / See my note
2016 Pan de Peace! / パンでPeace! / Peace Through Bread! / 3min/episode
2016 Sansha Sanyou / 三者三葉 / Three Leaves, Three Colors / See my note
2016 Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume / 灼熱の卓球娘 / Scorching Ping Pong Girls
2016 Stella no Mahou / Magic of Stella / ステラのまほう
2016 Teekyuu 7 / てーきゅう7 / 2min/episode / See Note 20.
2016 Wagamama High Spec / ワガママハイスペック / 3minutes/episode
2017 Action Heroine Cheer Fruits / アクションヒロイン チアフルーツ
2017 Centaur no Nayami / セントールの悩み / A Centaur's Life
2017 Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic / ひなろじ~from Luck & Logic~
2017 Hinako Note / ひなこのーと /
2017 Kantai Collection: KanColle Season 2 / Fleet Girls Collection KanColle / 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- 2
2017 New Game!!
2017 Urara Meriochou / うらら迷路帖
2017 Yuyushiki Special / ゆゆ式 (スペシャルエピソード) / 1 episode
TBA Slow Start / スロウスタート

Number of CGDCTs per year:

Note: This only counts the titles found in this thread, not in the club relations so some OVAs and spin-offs may have been missed out especially any short/insignificant entries such as Kokoro Toshokan: Communication Clips and Love Live! μ's →NEXT LoveLive! 2014: ENDLESS PARADE - Interlude Drama

Also note that currently airing CGDCTs are usually not added to the list until they're nearly finished so the number of CGDCTs for the current year may be slightly underestimated.

1990: 1
...
1993: 1
...
1995: 1
...
2001: 1
2002: 2
2003: 0
2004: 0
2005: 3
2006: 4
2007: 7
2008: 7
2009: 10
2010: 8
2011: 9
2012: 15
2013: 22
2014: 20
2015: 20
2016: 14
2017: 8
TBA: 1
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Mar 11, 2014 12:19 PM

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Footnotes

Few personal footnotes/thoughts:

As I complete CGDCTs, I will note down any thoughts/comments that I may have for that particular CGDCT. This is mostly for CGDCTs that I hadn't completed since I started this blog so any CGDCTs that I had completed before then will usually not have any entries here mainly because I have such a poor memory so I can't really make a detailed comment although I may start working on some when I can be bothered. Some of them are covered by Okanagan and/or the user Anise_Punter in this thread really well anyway so that is sufficient enough for now.

  • Ai Mai Mi: The first 2-3 episodes were slightly based around the activity of writing manga so it seemed like a CGDCT category of 2 at first, but then the later episodes was just random (stupid) stuff so it falls into the CGDCT category of 1.

    Okanagan said:
    Note 24: Ai Mai Mi is about the school manga club. In fact, very little drawing of
    manga actually happens. So this is 90% CGDCT.


  • Anne Happy♪: Category 1 or 2 CGDCT, but I'll probably leave it as a category 2 CGDCT. This falls short from a pure category 1 CGDCT because of the unusual setting where the girls are possessed with bad luck, so there is a little bit of plot, but it is a rather good example of a CGDCT nevertheless. Also note that there is the animal, Timothy, who is the recurring male supporting character and zero (or few) other males.

  • Aria the Animation: A slow paced and relaxing anime that gave me very similar vibes to Kokoro Toshokan due to the old yet charming art style as well as not having the cliche school setting. Aria's story is based around the girls training to become Undines, but the series is not wholly based around this since there are parts where they are doing other random things therefore this series does not fall into the category of 3, but rather falls into category 2.

    The presence of male characters is low, but there is actually one male character in the main cast, which I didn't realise until reading his information page on MAL after completing about 10 episodes: the cat, President Aria. However, this can easily be overlooked since it doesn't speak with a male voice and only makes cat noises (plus it's cute with its "nyaa'ing") so you can pretty much lie to yourself pretend that it's a female whilst watching the series.

    Regarding Okanagan's notes for Aria and Kokoro Toshokan: he considers Aria as 70% CGDCT whereas Kokoro Toshokan as 80% CGDCT. After having now completed both of them myself, I will say that I slightly disagree with his ratings for these since I find that the two series are very similar plus I would say that Aria is probably a very slightly better example of a CGDCT due to the very slightly lower amount of male character presence. He also brings up the point that Aria has male characters, which makes it less obvious that it is a CGDCT, but he does not mention this in his note for Kokoro Toshokan where there is a slightly higher (or similar level, at least) presence of male characters.

    And here's a fun trivia note as pointed out in Archaeon's review: all (or most) of the female character's first name begins with the letter A.

    Okanagan said:
    Note 2: With "Aria" it is not obvious at the outset that it is CGDCT. For one thing,
    there are male characters. In addition, the girls are involved in the consistent
    purposeful activity of becoming Venetian gondoliers. However, after having
    watched five episodes, my impression is that the important relationships are
    among the girls, and the males are auxiliary characters. In addition, I feel that
    the "random cute activity" aspect is somewhat more prominent then the story
    about how they become full-fledged "undines." So I decided to include "Aria".
    But perhaps 70% CGDCT.


  • Bakuon!! - CGDCT heavily focused on motorbikes. Male character presence is somewhat low to medium, and are sometimes depicted in a weird way such as the motorcycle driving instructor who has a Pinocchio nose. Another notable feature of the show is that one of the girls never talks nor do we ever see her face (since she always wear a helmet). Perhaps the first CGDCT to incorporate both traits for a main female?

    (Unless someone else knows of another example and wishes to correct me - the only other mute female that I can recall is a side character from Yuru Yuri, Rise Matsumoto. Trying to avoid spoilers, there is also a main female from Yuuki Yuuna who is mute, but only for a portion of the show due to circumstances. Plus it's not exactly the best example of a CGDCT.)

  • Binbou Shimai Monogatari: I made a prediction that this would fall into category 2. However, after completing the anime, I believe that this falls into category 4 for a major reason: quite a majority of the anime is dramatic and mostly revolves around the theme that the two sisters are living alone without their parents so there are hardships presented throughout the series such as living on a low income, which mostly nullifies the "Cute Things" factor required in a CGDCT.

    The series does have quite a lot of major factors to be considered as some sort of CGDCT though: the anime is an episodic slice of life, and they actually do some random things albeit some of them being a bit more dramatic and serious therefore all of it cannot really be considered cute; the main cast consists of female characters, and the screen time of male characters is actually pretty low plus the sisters' "rivals" are even female sisters; I consider the characters to be cute, and here's a little trivia note: the voice actress of the younger sister, Asu Yamada, has the same voice actress as Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh, which you could probably say scores some "moe points". I actually didn't know this until I thought that Asu's voice actress sounded familiar then did further research.

    In conclusion, do you want a light hearted CGDCT? If so, then this anime is not a great example of one.

  • Candy☆Boy: There are four entries on MAL for this series, which are listed below in the order that they should be watched. Their airing dates and episode count are also shown:

    Candy☆Boy Ex1 / Aug 2008 / One 7 minute Special
    Candy☆Boy Episode 0 / Nov 2007 / One 13 minute ONA
    Candy☆Boy / May 2008 to May 2009 / Seven 15 minute ONAs
    Candy☆Boy Ex2 / June 2009 / One 9 minute Special

    For the sake of not having too many entries in my CGDCT list, I will only list the "main" series in my list - the seven ONA episodes that aired from May 2008 - but I will list the other series in my footnotes section.

    The show revolves around an incestuous and lesbian relationship between two twins: Kanade and Yukino. They show quite a lot of affection to each other, which is mainly depicted by sleeping together and holding hands. There are no male characters present in this show at all although we do see a few sightings of them in the background in some scenes. So this may seem to be a pure CGDCT, but it unfortunately falls short from this because there are a few dramatic scenes and elements such as: Sakuya's crush and obsession with Kanade, and her persistent attempts to try get closer with her; Kanade's education/future; and the twins' relationship with Shizuku, their little sister.

    So I believe that this show should belong to category 2 since there are some dramatic undertones despite there being an all female cast and being a somewhat light hearted show.

  • Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita: The show isn't really focused on one activity - the girls are doing random things in order to promote their town.

  • Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! completed. Considering Okanagan's note on this show:
    Okanagan said:
    Note 3: Manabi Straight features very cute girls. But there is a strong possible
    objection to classifying this as 100% CGDCT in that the story has a very strong
    dramatic narrative, which is about the arrival of the new student Manabi, her
    election to the defunct student council, and their struggle to put on the last
    cultural festival in the history of the school. So it kind of goes against my
    definition of 100% CGDCT as lacking an over-arching dramatic story. But the
    characters are extremely cute. Also, the production values are outstanding.
    Perhaps 80% CGDCT.


    The show does have a lot of cute girls, and the presence of male characters is extremely low. But the show indeed cannot be considered as a 100% pure CGDCT due to a story being present and having a few dramatic moments.

  • GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: This show has a very strong focus on art - very strong to the extent where you could actually learn a few random art trivia/facts.

    I'll admit that I'm surprised that Okanagan made a note for Hidamari Sketch, but did not make any notes for this show because they're quite similar since they're based around art plus I would consider both of them to be an extreme example of a pure CGDCT according to his definition. There is also one more art related CGDCT that Okanagan did not make any notes for: Sketchbook: Full Color's.

    This show would almost fall into category 3 due to the strong focus on art, but the plotless nature of the show plus the few random non-art related activities means that it's more suited for category 2.

  • Gakkou Gurashi!: A Manga Time Kirara title that I would consider to be a very extreme CGDCT. A somewhat decent amount of the show is CGDCT material although I didn't take the opportunity to quantify this like I did with Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de aru. The apocalypse setting and horror elements such as the zombies are major factors of why this isn't really a good example of a CGDCT. It should be noted that the cast is almost 100% female - there are a very few instances where we see Kurumi's crush (and there's also the dog, if that counts).

  • Girlfriend (Kari): (As of episode 1) It turns out that there are actually no male characters for this series (although we get a few sightings of them around the school, but they don't say anything). The first episode was excellent CGDCT material so I'm adding it to the CGDCT list for now (because I'm lazy to add it to the PTWCGDCT) as a category 1 show. It should also be noted that the female cast in this show is extremely huge - 49 girls (at this time of writing). Will/may update this post as the show progresses.

    28 December update: Before this show started, I thought that there would be a male character introduced into the main cast so I didn't see this as a potential CGDCT. But when the show started, it turned out that there was actually no main male character and just a huge cast of female characters so this is certainly a place of heaven for pro-CGDCT-ers, right?

    It certainly is. This is an excellent example of a CGDCT. This is an episodic and plotless series with just girls, but it actually does not take place in an all-girls school. We do see sightings of male students in the background, but they never talk. The first instance that we actually hear a male voice (that I know of) is at episode 8 at around 8 minutes, who is Kokomi's father and only says a few lines. Another instance where we hear a male voice is at episode 9 at around 8 minutes, which was a male student if I recall correctly. Episode 11 has more male character presence - we see Kokomi's father again who says a couple of lines, but also Chloe's father who is present for a couple of minutes and says quite a bit of lines. Episode 12 also has a similar, but probably slightly higher, level of male character presence.

    With a cast of 68 girls, this is one of the CGDCTs with the most female characters. Currently, the CGDCT with the most female characters is Saki: Zenkoku-hen where I counted 74 girls. Another notable CGDCT with a lot of female characters is Girls und Panzer where I counted about 52-53 girls.

    Okanagan said:
    I watched this entire series very carefully, and I think it
    is very close to being pure CGDCT. There was just a short
    appearance by Chloé's father in the second-last episode, and
    there are various short scenes of Kokomi's father. While I
    think that GFB is clearly highly-pure CGDCT, it might not be
    entertaining to everbody, even serious CGDCT fans. There is an
    enormous cast. This makes it confusing. Also, the episodic
    stories are not so, so thrilling. Possibly, it is appealing
    to the people who play the smartphone game. On balance, I like
    it, but I had to spend a lot of effort on the internet looking
    up background information about the characters. My opinion is
    that the GFB creators did not intend to add any Yuri element.


  • Girls und Panzer - This was not considered as a CGDCT in Okanagan's thread because there is a strong focus on the plot where the girls are trying to win the tank tournament. The show is strongly focused on tanks so there are also indeed a lot of technical and historical details about the tanks, plus the activity itself is rather peculiar. These points bring up the question whether this is a CGDCT or not because tank driving may or may not be cute for some.

    On the other hand, this can definitely be considered as a CGDCT by most because of the large cast of cute female characters, which is actually almost 100% since the streak is ruined by the very few male characters like Shinzaburou and Jungorou (but there were no male characters at all in the 2014 OVA). The show is also pretty light-hearted and fun so all these points bring me to the conclusion that this is definitely a CGDCT, but falls into category 3 because of the strong focus on tanks.

  • Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?: An excellent example of a CGDCT that is not set in a school, but is set in a town that just seems to have a lot of cafes. There is not too much focus around the cafes, and the girls are mostly doing random stuff so this goes into category 1.

    There is also this interesting fictional read about how
    GochiUsa is set in an alternate reality where Japan won World War II.


  • Ground Defence Mao-chan: Not exactly your typical CGDCT - this is a military CGDCT with some magical girl elements (also note the Kids genre). It revolves around three eight year old girls who are protecting Japan from cute aliens. The show is pretty silly (perhaps comparable to Milky Holmes) but is adorable - just watch the first episode.

    The show started airing 3 months after Azumanga Daioh (2002) so it stands as one of the first, but also one of the slightly unusual, CGDCTs that has aired.

    MyAnimeList's information on this show doesn't seem to be up to date since it doesn't list all of the characters in the show, especially the grandfathers/chief of staff who had a significant role and presence in the show since they appear in pretty much every episode. So this may seem to be a good example of a CGDCT at a glance due to the lack of any male characters listed in the cast, and the cover picture only containing the girls, but this is quite the contrary due to the surprisingly high presence of the grandfathers. Wikipedia, on the other hand, seems to have much more information on this show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_Defense_Force!_Mao-chan

    This show probably belongs to category 3 since the majority of the girls' activities revolves around defending Japan from the cute aliens, but there are a few segments where they just do random stuff like episode 6 (Sylvia, her submarine and her tangerines). The grandfathers' high presence also lets this CGDCT down a bit.

  • Hanayamata: An excellent example of a CGDCT, but this show falls into category 3 because there is a strong focus on the girls forming a yosakoi club, practising yosakoi, and preparing for the festival.

  • Hentai!: Hentai! is a doujin (so there's no entry on MAL) that I had found after reading Okanagan's Yuru Yuri thread. This show is made using CGI (similar to Tesagure), and is about four girls discussing sexual topics with each other so it could be argued that the girls are not doing cute things so I'm putting this into category 5.

  • Hidamari Sketch: I initially thought this would fall into category 2 since I expected the anime to be based around art, but there actually isn't really a strong focus on art (except in a few episodes, especially 10 and 11). The Specials are grouped together with season 1 in one entry by Okanagan, which I will probably keep for now rather than separating them. The later seasons may have a stronger focus on art so I will categorise them when I complete them.

    After completing the second season on 29 June 2014: just like the first season, there was little focus on art so the second season is also category 1.

    Okanagan said:
    Note 4: Hidamari Sketch is a lot about sketching and the challenges of learning
    and succeeding in art. But there are enough random cute things to make it a
    good example of CGDCT. I would call it 90% CGDCT.


  • High School Fleet: Do not be misled by the innocent and cute cover picture alongside it's rather vague synopsis - this is something that I would consider to be a very borderline CGDCT though some people believe that this is not a CGDCT at all so this is a debatable title. Unlike other military CGDCTs such as Girls und Panzer and Kantai Collection, this is a much more serious one where girls on a destroyer fight for their lives and get involved in other mishaps rather than competing in a competition. There are few "pure" CGDCT moments, but the majority of episode 10 is a very good simple example of cute girls doing cute things.

  • Hyakko: A decent example of a CGDCT - just a typical schoolgirl comedy like Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star.

    However, what prevents this show from being a pure CGDCT is the presence of male characters. Their presence was generally low, but it was unusually high during some parts of the show - namely episode 7 (the photo taking scenario and the introduction of Kageyama's older brother) and episode 11 (the dodgeball segment where there were male characters spectating the game). Of course, there were male characters present in Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star, but I felt that the males in Hyakko had a much larger impact on the show.

    Apart from that, this is a great example of a CGDCT since it is just an episodic slice of life school girl comedy, but the male character presence does let it down and prevent it from becoming a pure CGDCT. Therefore this should belong in category 2.

  • Idol Defense Force Hummingbird: This show now takes the spot for the first CGDCT though I will admit that I did not find this to be an excellent example of a CGDCT.

    The main cast consists of five (cute) sisters who are pilots, but also idols. MyAnimeList's cast list for this show is actually very incomplete since it only lists two of the sisters. However, Wikipedia's page has a lot more information on this show.

    As stated on Wikipedia, the main cast consists of "five idol singer/fighter pilot sisters", which implies that the show will mostly be based on the activities of idols and fighter pilots so it may initially seem like a category 3 show. However, I found that the show is mostly based on the girls piloting the planes and some dogfighting rather than participating in idol activities. Thus the cuteness of the girls' activities is very questionable as they are participating in a rather dangerous and serious one.

    There were very little idol activities - the girls only managed to do a performance near the end of a few episodes, but there is a rather large array of songs for a such a short series (plus the EDs were pretty long - about 4-5 minutes each) so the theme of idols seems to be secondary to piloting.

    There were also a few "random activities", which gave the show a nice CGDCT feel at these parts such as the volleyball segment in episode 2.

    MAL's (incomplete) list lists no male characters in this show. Though the male character presence in this show seemed to be somewhat medium to me, especially in episode 1, but this seemed to gradually reduce as the show went on. This is a major factor for why I thought this was not a great example of a CGDCT - if their presence was much more lower then I feel that this show might have achieved a higher category rating (possibly 3).

    Nevertheless, this was a pretty nice and cute show to watch, and apparently very unknown to many so I would recommend this show (plus it can actually be found on Youtube).

  • The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: A very peculiar case of a CGDCT. The presence of a male character, the Producer, in the main cast violates my definition of what a CGDCT is. Yet I thought that the show was a CGDCT to some extent for the following reasons.

    The show has a very large cast of girls - 13 in the main cast and much more in the supporting cast - whilst the number of males is very few. Even though the Producer plays an important role, the environment in an idol show as well as the extremely high ratio of females to males gives a lot of opportunities for the girls to interact with each other. The show certainly did have several CGDCT segments including ones where the Producer was not present.

    According to my defintion, idol shows are category 3 or lower. However, this show is not really a good example of a CGDCT because of the presence of the Producer and the various dramatic moments in the show. It certainly did have its CGDCT moments though so I think this should belong in category 4. This only applies to the Cinderella Series for now, I will be reviewing the other iDOLM@STER series at another time.

  • Joshi Kousei: Girl's High - Originally in Okanagan's list. The show is full of fan service (especially panty shots) and adult themed content/jokes. It's not really your typical innocent CGDCT so it's rather surprising that this show was included in his list without any notes since I believe that this wouldn't be considered as a "100% CGDCT". The only note that he made regarding this show is in his Non-Stereotypical Sexuality in CGDCT Anime Series post:
    Okanagan said:
    However, there is one story arc in "High School Girls" where one of the girls ends
    up in a love hotel room with an opportunistic boy, but gets rescued. This appears
    to be another rare example of stereotypical heterosexual activity. Finally, note
    that even in High School Girls, none of the girls lost their virginity, if I recall
    correctly.


    Male presence is around the medium levels. There is this recurring gag in almost every episode about Ayano Satou and her boyfriend Shimotakatani-kun. The male teachers also play a rather noticeable role especially in episode 7.

    So I believe that this show is a borderline CGDCT due to the high levels of fanservice, adult themed jokes and medium levels of male character presence.

  • Kantai Collection: KanColle - Somewhat similar to Girls und Panzer since there is a military theme and many battles take place: KanColle involves navy battles whereas Girls und Panzer involves tank battles. There are even a few dramatic moments present in both shows.

    As far as my memory serves for Girls und Panzer, I felt that KanColle had a lot more slice of life-y CGDCT segments than GuP. So I feel that KanColle is a slightly better example of a CGDCT than GuP.

    Another thing to note is that there are no male characters at all in KanColle - the entire show, even the enemy Abyssal ships, consists of females. There is only one male character in the series who is referred to as the Admiral or Commander depending on the shipgirl, but we never see him nor do we hear their voices. In one instance, we see the shadow of this character, but that is all we see in terms of their presence. Hence this is probably the latest show to have an all-girls cast.

    Yuri undertones were present in this show. There were quite a few relationships/crushes - most notably Ooi having a crush on Kitakami.

    So I feel that the show falls into category 3 because there is some focus on the navy battles (though there probably aren't as much battles as GuP). The all-girls cast and abundance of SOL CGDCT moments does make it a somewhat good example of a CGDCT though.

  • Kokoro Toshokan: With thanks to Okanagan for bringing this hidden gem to light, this is the apparently the first CGDCT. The show is based around three sisters running a library although the show isn't wholly focused around this since there are some random, non-librarian activities portrayed throughout the show hence falling into category 2. The show is also rather relaxing and slow paced, which is comparable to the Aria series (also read paragraph 3 of the note that I made for Aria).

    Airing in 2001, there is an old yet charming art style, especially if you're somehow fond of the "I can see your (big) eyes and eyebrows through your hair" type of art.

    Presence of male characters is somewhat low although it should be noted that there is an episode with extremely high male character presence since it focuses on the history of the library instead of the three sisters.

    Okanagan said:
    Note 1: In Kokoro Toshokan, the three sisters are busy running the library. On
    the other hand, they also do a lot of random cute things. My inclusion of this
    series in this list is based on my judgement that the "random cute" part is
    more than the "librarian" part. Perhaps 80% CGDCT.


  • Koufuku Graffiti: An excellent example of a CGDCT - slice of life with cute girls doing cute things and an extremely low presence of male characters.

    The show falls into category 2 becuase there is quite a bit of focus on food and cooking.

  • Love Lab: It initially seems like a CGDCT during the first half of the series due to the cute all-girls cast as well as their "love" activities being somewhat random and cute so this is sufficient enough to rate it a 2. However, the appearance and increased frequency of male characters in the second half makes it lose the CGDCT feeling somewhat considerably, which would probably drop the rating down to a 4. So I have decided that this is a 2 for the first half then a 4 for the second half.

    Okanagan said:
    Note 26: Love Lab led to a great deal of discussion, soul-searching, emotion and
    intellectual re-examination. It led me to abandoning the point of view that any list
    should attempt to give a simple black-and-white categorization of CGDCT versus
    non-CGDCT. I also decided that writing a lengthy definition just for the sake of
    improved specificity has the disadvantage of being unappealing. Finally, it seems
    that, in no small part, defining CGDCT can involve the emotional reaction to a
    story. I can confidently argue that Love Lab is not 100% CGDCT because of the
    involvement of the boys and because of the strong narrative element in which the
    girls establish their "love lab" and make progress towards their goal. There was
    also a lot of yuri parody and subtext. I would rate it as 60% CGDCT.


  • Love Live! School Idol Project: A show that revolves around idols so this falls into category 3 since most of their activities is based around idol activities although Okanagan did not consider this as a CGDCT:
    Love Live has extremely cute girls. However, the story is very strongly driven by their goal of needing to become pop idols so that they can save their school from being closed down. So their activities are purposeful-cute as opposed to random-cute. But I have not watched the show carefully. My impression is 40% CGDCT. So it doesn't get included on the CGDCT list.


    His description is accurate, but the show did not meet his definition of a CGDCT so he excluded it from his list.

    I will also note that I personally felt that the second season had the girls doing more random things than the first season and it gave a very K-ON-like feel so this could possibly be a category 2 CGDCT, but I'll be leaving it as category 3 for now.

  • Mangirl!: A cute and (somewhat disappointingly) short anime that is based around four girls working in a manga magazine company so the series is mostly based around the manga industry hence falling into the CGDCT category of 3.

    And here's a fun trivia note (that I spotted myself so this may just be coincidental and not true at all): Mangirl is a portmanteau of "Manga" and "Girl".

    Okanagan said:
    Note 28: In Mangirl!, the story definitely takes place in the context of people
    working in a manga magazine. A great deal of the interest is learning about what
    their work life is like. So not all of the cute activity is random. 70% CGDCT.


  • Mitsuwano: One episode OVA of 29 minutes. The show revolves around three girls training to become maiko. Very slice of life.

    There is also very little male character presence. Male characters are only seen in the backgrounds in some instances, but there were two particular scenes where there was a male character present who seemed to bear slightly more significance: there was an elderly male during the dinner scene; a male was helping a female put on her kimono (though this scene was only a few seconds and barely noticeable). There were no male voices at all so this show can probably be deemed as one of the few CGDCTs with a 100% female cast if you can excuse these few sightings of male characters.

    With the slice of life element, "100% girls cast" and the maiko theme, this show belongs in category 2.

  • Miyuki-chan in Wonderland: An OVA that consists of two 15 minute episodes. Airing in 1995, this is now the third earliest CGDCT that I have found and completed.

    I found this title on TVTropes: Improbably Female Cast, and was instantly intrigued when I read its description: "Not a male character in sight! (Kinda makes sense, as it's a lesbian parody of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland — among other things, in the manga.)"

    After completing the show, I can confirm that there are indeed no male characters at all, which no longer makes Yuru Yuri the first "Only-Cute-Girls Doing Cute Things" anime as claimed by Okanagan (although it is still the first OCGCGDCT TV series).


    Miyuki-chan in Wonderland is based on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, but with a pretty weird approach. The show is about a (cute) girl named Miyuki who gets transported into the "Wonderland" whilst getting ready for school (or running to school in episode 2).

    Then the rest of the show is pretty much about Miyuki having an encounter with each of the variety of characters where at least one of the following happens during each encounter: the characters ask for Miyuki's name; they compliment Miyuki's name; they call her cute; and/or Miyuki asks where she is.

    This is not really an excellent example of a CGDCT. Main reasons are because it's just a really crazy and random show, and there are some ecchi themes. It should also be noted that there is only one protagonist in the show, which is something that has never occurred in any CGDCTs in my list.

    Therefore I believe that this show falls into category 2: despite the whole cast consisting of females, it's not really a great example of a CGDCT and there are some ecchi themes.

  • Natsuiro Kiseki - A decent example of a CGDCT - a lot of interaction between the girls, and male character presence was generally low.

    There was the odd episode or two where male character presence was relatively higher - namely episode 4 where Yuka goes on a date - which presented an element that is rare in CGDCTs: the topic of heterosexual interests.

    Although the girls are doing a lot of random things, the show is not entirely plotless - the story revolves around a rock that (sometimes) grants wishes, which prompts the girls' activities and also introduces a supernatural element in the show. There is also the fact that Saki is moving away at the end of summer vacation and thus the girls are making the most of their time together.

  • New Game - An excellent example of a CGDCT that doesn't follow the common school setting. Nevertheless, it probably belongs to category 3 because there is a heavy focus on the workplace in the video game industry. Similar to titles like Shirobako, Working and Servant x Service but with an all female cast and no males in sight.

  • Nichijou: The first CGDCT I've watched, which was in March 2013, so I don't remember this one too well. The decision to give it a CGDCT rating of 2 was admittedly from the influence of Okanagan who regarded it as 80% CGDCT (see his Note 10). From what I can recall, there was a rather moderate amount and screen time for the male characters. Plus there is the presence of the male main (cat) character, Sakamoto, so perhaps a CGDCT rating of 2 is not suitable. 4 is probably more appropriate. Nevertheless, I'll leave it as a 2 at the moment until I can make a better decision.

    Okanagan said:
    Note 10: In the case of Nichijou, there are a lot of male characters such as the
    rich boy who rides a goat to school and the principal. Also, the robot Nano is not
    a human girl. My inclusion of Nichijou is based on my impression is that the show
    is centered on the group of cute girls and their cute interactions with each other.
    The boys stay on the sidelines. 80% CGDCT.


  • Oshiete! Galko-chan: Probably a controversial "CGDCT" since there are a lot of ecchi themes and lewd topics (so probably more suited to class it as a "Cute Girls Doing Lewd Things"), as well as a medium presence of male characters in all of the episodes. Yet this presence does not feel too overwhelming (with the exception of episode 10 perhaps), and there are plenty of scenes where only the girls are interacting with each other hence giving it a slight CGDCT vibe. So I would probably class this show as category 5 - a barely borderline CGDCT - due to the abundance of lewd topics discussed and medium male character presence yet still a rather healthy amount of girl-girl interaction.
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  • Sabagebu!: Another great example of a CGDCT, but I found it pretty hard to decide which category this belongs to. This show is the first CGDCT that I have found that is for the shoujo demographic (though I'm still unsure why this is the case). The show has very little plot because each episode is made up of 2-3 skits plus there is no clear story/goal at all such as having the girls compete in a airsoft competition. It may initially seem that this falls into category 3 because of the strong theme of airsoft, but I personally felt that the focus on airsoft reduced as the show progressed.

    Just to feed my curiosity, I will be examining each skit of each episode to see if it was actually focused on airsoft, which can be found in the spoiler below. Note that each skit title has been taken from Wikipedia.

    So there were 18 skits that I considered to have had some form of airsoft in it, but there were 14 skits that I thought had no relation (or very little) to airsoft at all. The frequency of no-airsoft skits seemed to increase as the show progressed.

    So it's pretty debatable whether this show would belong into category 2 or 3, but I personally feel that this show belongs into category 2. The show wasn't wholly based on airsoft plus the lack of a story/goal would make category 2 more favourable for me.

  • Saki: CGDCT strongly based on mahjong.

    Saki: Zenkoku-hen currently holds the record for the CGDCT with the most girls, where I counted 74 of them. Other notable CGDCTs with a lot of female characters is Girlfriend (Kari), which has a cast of 68 girls, and also Girls und Panzer where I counted about 52-53 girls.

    12 November 2014 update: I actually discovered a few weeks ago that in the mahjong CGDCT, Saki, a supporting male character, Kyoutarou Suga, has now been moved into the main cast. I find this pretty odd because I found his presence and role in the show very insignificant, especially in the sequel Saki: Zenkoku-hen. A few other anime database websites still list him as a secondary/supporting character such as on Anime-Planet and AniDB whereas AniList lists him as a main character. Nevertheless, I still consider this to be a CGDCT despite a male character being listed in the main cast because I found his presence and role in the show to be extremely low.

  • Sakura Trick: A pure CGDCT with a bonus of yuri. This is also an example of a CGDCT with a 100% girls cast and now the latest example of one rather than Go! Go! 575 I think? The principal is male, but I honestly don't remember this character. Will have to skim through the anime at some point to verify this.

  • Sansha Sanyou: Great example of a pure CGDCT that is based around three girls. Also note that there is a male support character who pops up pretty often, Yamaji, and there are a few other males who appear infrequently.

  • Sasameki Koto: This is a show that Okanagan did not consider to be a (pure) CGDCT:
    Okanagan said:
    In Sasameki Koto, several yuri love stories are the dominant feature of the
    series. The "random cute" activities are secondary. Maybe 40% CGDCT.


    This is one of the more serious and dramatic yuri shows that I've seen. Other yuri CGDCT shows such as Candy Boy, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, and Sakura Trick were more lighthearted and had a better CGDCT feel.

    The majority of the drama revolves around the relationship between the main characters Ushio and Sumika, which is briefly outlined in the synopsis: "[Sumika] has a secret: she is in love with her classmate Kazama Ushio. Ushio also has a liking to the love between girls, but she hasn't noticed Sumika's feelings".

    Something else to note is that there was a male cross-dresser in the show who played a rather significant role in the first half of the series. The topic of cross-dressing has been a rather questionable factor of CGDCTs for me and this is probably the first CGDCT where I've seen a cross-dresser (excluding the non-CGDCT, Himegoto). I thought the role of the cross-dresser was executed pretty well, especially the date in episode 7.

    To conclude, I think Sasameki Koto belongs in category 4 mainly due to its abundance of dramatic scenes and undertones although there were a couple of good CGDCT scenes (episode 11 - pool episode) and male presence was generally low.

  • Shinryaku!? Ika Musume: I find this to be a pretty decent example of a CGDCT since the show focuses on the daily life and mishaps of the squid girl, Ika Musume, whilst she is trying to "invade" the world. The show is also episodic and has very little plot, which is ideal for a pure CGDCT.

    So at a glance, this may seem to be an excellent example of a CGDCT, but it actually falls short from this because there is a medium presence of male characters so I believe that this should belong to category 2.

    However, it could be argued that this show actually falls into category 4 alongside Minami-ke since there is also medium/high presence of male characters. I can't really say for sure if the levels in both shows are similar since I watched Minami-ke such a long time ago (January 2014). So I'll be leaving Ika Musume in category 2 for now until I can get more insight.

  • Sketchbook: Full Color's: There is quite a bit of focus on the activity of art (specifically sketching) so it is somewhat similar to the other art CGDCT - GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class. But not similar to Hidamari Sketch because I personally found that there is very little focus on art in that.

    Another note (or rant, rather, since I didn't really enjoy this aspect) that I'd like to make is that there is also quite a bit of focus on cats in this show. There were a few lengthy moments where the cats were interacting and speaking in Japanese with each other. It could be argued that these cat interaction scenes also prevents it from being a pure CGDCT since we are not seeing the essence of a CGDCT: human girl characters interacting with each other. This touches upon Okanagan's definition of what a 100% pure CGDCT is since he believes that the characters should be human girls. But, on the other hand, the cats were side characters rather than main characters so the point may not be too relevant.

    Nevertheless, it's a very slice of life-y and plotless show, and the girls also do other "cute things" so it is a great example of a CGDCT. Category 2 CGDCT since there is a quite a bit of focus on art.

  • So Ra No Wo To: A CGDCT with a military theme. The five girls do do random activities, most of which are military based and some that are slightly questionable whether they are cute or not. The show is mostly lighthearted and cute although there are a few dramatic and serious moments. Presence of male characters is somewhat low. So this show probably falls into category 2 (although I'm admittedly still unsure if this is the most suitable rating).

    Okanagan said:
    Note 9: So Ra No Wo To is a very interesting example since it stretches the
    concept of CGDCT in some unusual ways. To start with, all of the characters
    are girls. Secondly, they are all cute. They do random cute things. They are
    all soldiers stationed at an outlying army base where nothing is happening.
    So on paper this sounds like CGDCT. On the other hand, some features of the
    show distinguish it from typical CGDCT. For one thing, the characters usually
    wear army uniforms. But in common CGDCT, the girls wear short skirts,
    swimsuits, underwear or are bathing 99% of the time. In principle, being
    soldiers is a purposeful activity, and occasionally these girls do things which
    look military. Also, this show has an strong ongoing theme of learning to play
    the bugle and the trumpet. Taking all into consideration, I have decided to
    rate it 55% CGDCT.


  • Sore ga Seiyuu!: Heavy focus on the seiyuu industry so definitely category 3 or below. This is also one of the few shows where the focus is on women rather than (school)girls (except for Rin Kohana who is still in school) so it may feel more like a slice of life that has a main cast of women rather than a CGDCT. Male presence is somewhat low to medium.

  • Strike Witches: Another military CGDCT that is based around (sci-fi) aerial battles (whereas GuP is based around tanks, and KanColle is based around naval battles).

    Unlike the other two military CGDCTs, Strike Witches has a higher presence of males and more fanservice, especially since most of the show involves the girls being dressed in a shirt and pants. This makes this the worst example of a CGDCT out of the three military CGDCTs.

    There was also nudity in this show (i.e. nipples being shown). This is the only CGDCT that I have seen so far which shows nudity like this. There are a few other CGDCTs that show nudity, but only "barbie doll nudity" at best (unless there were uncensored versions that have been released and/or other shows that I may have forgotten or be unaware of). One obvious example is in Yuri Kuma Arashi where nudity is quite abundant and is even present in the OP. Another example, though less obvious, is in the DVD version of Saki during the bath scenes: NSFW picture here. Nevertheless, nudity is a very rare trait and unusual in CGDCTs.

    Strike Witches seems to belong to category 3 because it is quite similar to the other military CGDCTs: girls partaking in SoL/random activities and, at other times, military activities - it is up to the viewer whether they find these activities cute or not.

  • Super Real Mahjong: Kasumi Miki Shouko no Hajimemashite: A 1 episode OVA that aired in March 1990 and may be one of the first CGDCTs. There's also a sequel that is also a 1 episode OVA that aired in December 1990 although this one looks darker themed than its prequel so I'll be watching this soon to confirm whether this is true or not.

    There is no mahjong in this show at all. From what I could gather from the show and from my severely limited understanding of Japanese is that the show is just about the "characters from the strip mahjong arcade game 'Super Real Mahjong 2'" (from MAL's synopsis). There are three main segments which shows the days of three individual girls and thus there is very little interaction between them. This show's type of format gives little impression that it is a pure CGDCT.

    So the plotless show with a somewhat high presence of girls and little presence of male characters means that this show falls into category 2. Though it should be emphasised that this is only just a 1 episode OVA (and very obscure) so the impact of this show on the CGDCT genre is very low.

  • Taishou Yakyuu Musume: A CGDCT based around one activity, baseball, so it is slightly similar to Saki and Girls und Panzer.

    However, the girls play against male baseball teams so the number and screen time of supporting male characters is rather high probably due to the theme of feminism in the series.

  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: An absurd series, but in a somewhat good way.

    The high screen time (and absurdity) of the supporting male characters prevents this series from becoming a potentially good example of a CGDCT that is not the usual slice of life.

    Other than that, the series does mostly fulfill the requirements of a CGDCT: main cast consisting of four cute female detectives (plus another female) and them partaking in random, crazy things. The male characters has a significant negative impact if you were to try view this as a CGDCT so this would probably fall into category 4, but may have reached the category of 2 if not for the male characters.

  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku: I felt that the second season of the Milky Holmes series belongs to category 5 rather than category 4 alongside season 1.

    The presence of male characters was pretty high in this season - they were present in every episode with a decent amount of screentime. The first season also had male characters present, but I cannot really compare the levels of male character presence between the two seasons since I watched them at different time periods (9 months apart: completed season 1 in April 2014; season 2 in January 2015). The male character presence levels could have been similar, or perhaps it is indeed higher in season 2. This uncertainty could certainly mean that season 1 actually belongs to category 5 rather than category 4.

    Just like season 1, this show is very wacky and weird. Perhaps even more weird especially during some of the later episodes (the lard man). This is also another factor why this falls far from being a pure CGDCT - most of the content in the show and the girls' activities couldn't really be deemed as cute by most viewers.

  • Tesagure! Bukatsumono and Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore: Cute Girls Discussing Cute Things. This show is mostly based around four girls discussing school clubs and coming up with crazy new ideas for them, but it also takes a atarashi new approach to the CGDCT genre in many ways:

    Firstly, the show is created using CGI (by using MikuMikuDance), which may look very awkward to many people and hence discourage people from watching it since they're not used to the art style. This may also make the girls' cuteness questionable, but once you (hopefully) get used to the art after a few episodes then this doubt is eliminated.

    The show is indeed more of a "Cute Girls Discussing Cute Things" rather than "Cute Girls Doing Cute Things" so expect quite a lot of dialogue, but even the dialogue in this show is very peculiar compared to the typical CGDCT:

    The second half of each episode (with the exception of one or two episodes) where they discuss new club ideas seems entirely ad lib, meaning that the characters/seiyuus are improvising and speaking without a script so expect the characters to be speaking and laughing over each other. But this itself makes the show even more unique and entertaining.

    There is also a lot of Japanese puns and references to the Japanese culture, which makes it somewhat comparable to another CGDCT, Joshiraku, so this may have an impact on your enjoyment of this show if you're unable to appreciate and/or understand them although the abundance of translator notes in the fansubs will mostly explain them.

  • Wake Up, Girls!: Probably the only redeeming factor that this series can be considered as some sort of CGDCT is the fact that the main cast consists of female characters. However, it should also be noted that I consider the presence of male characters to be relatively high for a CGDCT.

    How about the girls' cuteness? Personally, I found the art to be slightly awkward at times yet I somehow found it slightly charming, but generally I would say that the girls in the main cast were cute.

    "Doing Cute Things"? It may give the impression that it falls into the CGDCT category of 3, but there are a few factors that prevent it from reaching this category. Despite it being an idol anime where you may expect cute girls dancing and singing catchy songs on the stage, the anime does present a lot of the dark side and hardships of the idol world so this mostly goes against the "Doing Cute Things" factor so this seems like a CGDCT of 5 to me.

    And here's a fun trivia note: each girl in the main cast has the same first name as their seiyuu's name.

  • Yama no Susume: Cute girls doing mountain climbing. It's pretty much focused on mountain climbing although the last 2 episodes consisted of the girls doing non-mountaineering things so there is the potential for the second season (airing in July 2014) to be a better example of a pure CGDCT especially when there will be more content from the longer episode duration and higher episode count.

    Second season: The majority of the show was based on mountaineering, but there were a few episodes that were not wholly related to it such as when Aoi gets a part time job (which is supposed to provide her funds for this activity).

  • Yuru Yuri: An interesting post was made on Reddit where the screentime of each character in Yuru Yuri season 3 was analysed (very thoroughly) and also ranked from highest to lowest: https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/4n56al/yuru_yuri_season_3_screentime_analysis_overall/. Analysis of seasons 1 and 2 can also be found in the thread by the original poster. (Unsurprisingly,) Toshino Kyoukou had the highest screentime throughout the whole series.

  • Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: It may initially seem like a great example of a CGDCT from the cover picture (though this would completely be the opposite case if it were to be one of the other pictures), slice of life tag, all-girls cast and MAL's vague synopsis.

    However, during episode 1 we are suddenly introduced to a magical girl theme so all thoughts of this ever becoming a great CGDCT are instantly challenged. Unlike the other magical girl shows that I've seen (Madoka Magica and Fate/kaleid), there is actually a decent amount of time spent on the slice of life aspect so we do get to see segments of the girls living their daily lives and just having fun. I wrote some notes about each episode regarding how CGDCT-ish it was so there are quite a bit of spoilers ahead, but I'll summarise the contents of it afterwards without spoilers in case anyone hasn't watched the show:

    So I found approximately less than half of the show to be pretty good CGDCT material, but there are quite a bit of underlying dark tones since there is a magical girl theme involved in the show. The remainder of the show was magical girl action or just had dismal scenes/themes - content that cannot be deemed to be CGDCT material.

    Overall, it was a pretty interesting and great show, but definitely an interesting case of a CGDCT since it was just half CGDCT and half magical girl. So this show belongs in category 5.

  • Yuyushiki - Yuyushiki conspiracy theory.




Okanagan's footnotes: (for shows that I have not yet completed, or have not made any notes on)

Note 6: In K-On, a big part of the story is how they struggle to establish the
Light Music Club and purchase and learn to play their instruments. So K-On is
not 100% CGDCT. On the other hand, much of the story is about them sitting
and chatting and eating cake in the clubroom. I would call it 80% CGDCT.

Note 8: Yurumates has features of CGDCT, but one of the four original main
characters is a man although he doesn't seem to play any significant role. Only
one of the original three girls is reasonably cute. All in all, this puts it somewhat
in a grey area. But in the last season, a very cute young girl joins the cast.
Thus, it varies from 40% to 60% CGDCT. I have not actually viewed the earlier
seasons.

Note 12: Morita-san has some OVAs as well. A notable feature of Morita-san is
that the girls have stereotypical sexual/romantic interests in boys and spend a
great deal of time talking about them. On the other hand, they basically never
talk to the boys. That is why Morita-san is 100% CGDCT rather than a romantic
comedy.

Note 14: Tamayura has a very strong story element of photography. Yes, the
girls are cute and they do random cute things. But it is important to consider
whether photography actually dominates cute activity when classifying this as
CGDCT. Also, the tone is often quite dramatic. Maybe 80% CGDCT?

Note 16: Copihan is a very strange case, with large segments that are definitely
not CGDCT. So it is hard to classify. Office ladies. A policeman. Maybe 70% CGDCT?

Note 18: Kyou no Asuka Show is a special case since it about just one very cute
girl. But the whole point of the story is about her strange interactions with men.
Hard to classify. Perhaps 50% CGDCT.

Note 20: Teekyuu may give the cursory impression it is primarily a sports series.
But it is almost nothing about playing tennis. It is 90% CGDCT.

Note 22: Plastic Nee-chan -- random antics of school plastic modelling club, but
they never actually build any models. 90% CGDCT

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Possible CGDCT candidates, but have not decided, seen or completed yet (PTWCGDCT):

A somewhat incomplete list - I'm always searching for more CGDCTs. This post is also quite a mess.

This serves as a personal PTW list (entries on Okanagan's list that I haven't watched are also on my PTW).

A title is added to the PTWCGDCT only if the main cast consists of girls although there may be a few exceptions such as Softenni.

I have also included a rough prediction of what I think it would rank on my CGDCT scale from reading the anime synopsis and/or character cast plus any other research I might have done.

I have also included any personal notes for most shows in order to encourage/discourage me from watching them.

Potential CGDCTs that aired before Kokoro Toshokan (2001). Find the entries for them later in this post to see any notes that I may have added:

  • Attack No.1 (1969). Category 3 or 4 because it is based around volleyball and has some drama. Male character presence may also affect the rating.
  • Idol Densetsu Eriko (1989). Somewhat doubtful that this is a CGDCT, but category 3 otherwise 4 or NCGDCT if male character presence is high.
  • Idol Defense Force Hummingbird (1993-1995). 4 episode OVA. Category 3. Watched on 12 November 2014 and added to CGDCT list.
  • Idol Project (1995) 4 episode OVA. Category 3 because it's based on idols.
  • You're Under Arrest! (1996), and/or its OVA prequels that aired in 1994. Most likely NCGDCT though.
  • Battle Athletess Daiundoukai (1997). Category 4.
  • Princess Nine (1998). Category 3.
  • Sentimental Journey (1998). Doubtful that this is actually a CGDCT, but category 4 or NCGDCT.
  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (1998) - 2 episode OVA plus a 2 episode OVA sequel. Category 2.
  • Ojamajo Doremi (1999) - A potential early CGDCT that aired from 1999-2000. Two seasons for a total of 100 episodes that seems to be a magical girl show aimed at children - unfortunately not really something high on my priority list due to the high episode count, genres and target audience, but I will be noting it down here nevertheless.
  • Seraphim Call (1999). Category 1 or 2, or 4 if presence of male characters is high.


List of potential CGDCTs that I haven't seen yet:

~83-90 titles?

  • Aikatsu! - 3.
  • Ai Mai! Moe Can Change! - 1. One 24 minute OVA.
  • AKB0048 First Stage - 3.
  • Amanchu! Airing July 2016. Male character in main cast. Seems to have a focus on diving. Category 2 or 3, or DCGDCT depending on male character.
  • Aoi Hana - shoujo-ai genre. 1.
  • Ange Vierge (No entry in MAL database yet so a link will be added to the thread once there is one.) Their website: https://ange-vierge.com/

    An anime adaptation of a card game. After having a look at the PV, it seems that this will fall into category 5 since it looks like a mahou shoujo show and has some action/violent scenes, but also has a rather large female cast and little male cast.

    However, we do catch a glimpse of some other scenes in the PV such as the girls being at the beach and, seemingly, an idol performance so there actually might be some good CGDCT segments in this show (though I personally think that this will unlikely be the case).
  • Arata naru Sekai: Mirai-hen - One episode. 5.
  • Attack No.1 - Airing in 1969 and having 104 episodes, this is potentially one of the first and longest-running CGDCTs to air. The series is also in the shoujo demographic, which is a rare trait of CGDCTs. The only other CGDCT that I know of that also falls into this demographic is Sabagebu which aired in 2014. Additionally, according to Wikipedia:
    Wikipedia said:
    It also became the first televised female sports anime series in the shōjo category.


    After watching the first episode and seeing the synopsis, it seems that this would fit into category 3 because the show is mostly based around volleyball. There is also some drama which may affect the rating.

    The male character presence is somewhat low. The vice president of the school council is male and most of the teachers are male. The former has quite a bit of screen time in the first episode.

    Unfortunately, it seems that only the first episode has been subbed so I cannot base my analysis around episode 1 and add it to the CGDCT list yet since later episodes may show traits that may make it a rather poor example of a CGDCT such as higher male character presence or high amounts of drama. So this show would seem to fit into category 3 or 4.
  • Bamboo Blade - few male mains though so highly doubt this is CGDCT. One of the reasons I put it here is because I thought it'd be similar to Saki/GuP in the sense that only girls are playing the activity, which in this case is kendo. 3, but main male characters so most likely DCGDCT.
  • Battle Athletess Daiundoukai - Aired in 1997 and meets the rule that the main cast consists of girls so this is possibly the first CGDCT (that I have found so far) rather than Kokoro Toshokan, and even the 2 episode OVA of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (which I haven't seen yet). (See the You're Under Arrest entry and my notes found later in this post, which aired in 1996 (or its OVA prequel, which started airing in 1994) so this is now the candidate for being the first CGDCT) 4.
  • Binzume Yousei - fairies, 13 minute episodes. 1 or 2.
  • Black Rock Shooter - 5.
  • Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku - Synopsis seems interesting though it doesn't really seem like a great example of a CGDCT. Category 4 or 5.
  • Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar - 3.
  • Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation - 5.
  • Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo There is only one main character - a female. There also seems to be quite a bit of female supporting characters and only a few male supporting characters. However, this doesn't really look like a good example of a CGDCT due to the action and sci-fi genre tags, and the synopsis. Nevertheless, this show does need to be acknowledged because the main cast consists of only females. Category 5 or NCGDCT.
  • Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebisugawa Koukou Tenmonbu - main character? Looks like a female, but description claims he's a crossdresser so this could be interesting. 2, but male character so more likely NQBCGDCT/DCGDCT.
  • Everyday Tales of a Cat God - 2.
  • Fantasista Doll - 3.
  • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (and its sequels) - 3.
  • Fran♥cesca - I only saw two episodes, but this show is pretty weird from what I saw so far. Category 5.
  • Galaxy Angel - 3.
  • Galilei Donna - 5.
  • gdgd Fairies - Shorts, CGI. 1.
  • Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou - 5.
  • Haibane Renmei - 5.
  • Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girl - airing for Fall 2014. Shorts, large female cast.
  • Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei Shorts; category 1 or 2.
  • Houkago no Pleiades - 3.
  • Gunslinger Girl - 5.
  • Idol Densetsu Eriko - 51 episode shoujo idol anime that aired from April 1989 to March 1990 so another potential CGDCT that aired before Kokoro Toshokan. Though I'm doubtful that this is a CGDCT due to the seemingly high presence of male characters shown in the picture and described in the synopsis.

    Category 3 since it's an idol show otherwise 4 or NCGDCT if presence of male characters is high.
  • The iDOLM@STER - possibly 3? One main male character, large female cast, idol work.

    The spin-offs: Puchimas!! (Season 1 and Season 2) definitely seems like a CGDCT though.
  • Idol Project 4 episode OVA that started airing in September 1995 so potentially one of the oldest CGDCTs. Category 3 because it's based on idols.
  • Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!! - Category 4.
  • Kamichu! There is a male main character shown in the cast list, but the cover picture and the other pictures only consists of the girls, which implies to me that the male character does not have a huge presence in the show. Therefore this would go against my definition of a CGDCT, but this actually seems like a potential CGDCT to me so this could be an example of an extreme CGDCT. The synopsis describes the girls doing random tasks, and there is a goal/story in the show so category 2 would seem suitable. Possibly category 4 if the male character does actually have a somewhat high presence in the show.
  • Kampfer - Doubtful this is a CGDCT because there are gender bender themes. In addition, there is action and ecchi. Category 5 or NCGDCT.
  • Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl - A peculiar case: gender bender is involved, but it seems that the male gets transformed into a female in episode 1 and stays as a female for the rest of the show (or a majority of it probably - I'd rather not read spoilers yet). Can this be deemed as a CGDCT despite the audience knowing that one of the girls in the main cast is actually a guy? If so, then it seems that this show would maybe belong in category 2, otherwise NCGDCT.
  • Kiddy Grade and Kiddy Girl-AND - 5.
  • Kill Me Baby - 1.
  • Kite e.: Diamond Dust Drops - Found this in the Sentimental Journey Recommendations page. Just like Sentimental Journey, I'm doubtful that this is actually a CGDCT due to the focus on romance and presence of male characters. The review made by MapleRose summarises the episodes pretty well, and it seems that the presence of male characters is pretty high in this show. Yet there are no male characters listed in the cast on MAL, only the main female characters are listed so it is probably most likely that it is incomplete.

    Category 4, or NCGDCT if male character presence is too high.
  • Kodomo no Jikan - formerly found in CGDCT club relations, but main male character? Doubtful this is CGDCT so 5 or NQBCGDCT/DCGDCT.
  • Koihime Musou - all (main) girls cast, but doesn't look cute. 5.
  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha - 5.
  • Mai_HiME - 5.
  • Mahou Yuugi 2D - 24 episodes, 5 minute shorts. Category 3.
  • Maria-sama Ga Miteru - 2.
  • Maria Holic - cross dresser? Perhaps a 4 or most likely DGDCT.
  • Michiko to Hatchin - 5.
  • Million Doll - Airing in July 2015. Expecting this to fall into category 3 since it seems to be an idol show.
  • Minarai Diva - I've had a quick look at this and watched a few minutes of random parts of it: it seems slightly similar to Tesagure because it's CGI and ad-lib. Category 2.
  • Mokke - 2.
  • Moshidora - baseball. Main cast is girls, but there seems to be quite a few supporting male characters so uncertain if this will be a CGDCT. 3 or 4.
  • Muteki Kanban Musume - seems odd yet interesting. Only one main character, which is a girl. Maybe a 4?
  • Nazo no Kanojo X - formerly found in CGDCT club relations, but main male character? Doubtful this is CGDCT. NQBCGDCT/DCGDCT.
  • Ongaku Shoujo - One 25 minute episode that was part of Anime Mirai 2015 (2015 Young Animator Training Project). Seems to be based on music so category 3.
  • Paniponi Dash! - 1.
  • Penguin Musume Heart - 22 episode ONA, 11 minutes, ecchi. 2 or 4.
  • Popin Q - Movie to be aired in the future. Seems unlikely that this will be a good example of a CGDCT due to plot, but main cast does consist of female characters.
  • Precure series - category 3.
  • Princess Nine - aired in 1998. Baseball. 3.
  • Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan - non human characters. 4.
  • Rinne no Lagrange - thanks to this Yuri/Shoujo-Ai Club Thread. 5.
  • Rocket Girls - seems to be a lot of male supporting characters so category 4 or 5.
  • Saint October - 5.
  • Sengoku Collection - extremely large main cast of female characters. 4 or 5.
  • Senki Zesshou Symphogear series - There are three seasons. It doesn't really seem like a good example of a CGDCT due to the action genre, but the main cast consists of female characters nevertheless. Category 5 or NCGDCT.
  • Senran Kagura - Main cast consists of girls, but ecchi tag. Category 5.
  • Sentimental Journey - Found this in the Seraphim Call Recommendations page. This show aired in 1998 so yet another potential candidate of a CGDCT that aired before Kokoro Toshokan.

    However, I'm more doubtful that this is actually a CGDCT compared to Seraphim Call. This show also has the romance tag, but the synopsis states "each girl's bittersweet experience of first love", which highly implies to me that male character presence is pretty high.

    Therefore category 4, or even possibly NCGDCT depending on presence of male characters.
  • Seraphim Call - Airing in 1999, this is a candidate of a CGDCT that aired before Kokoro Toshokan (2001).

    Main cast consists of 11 girls, which is rather large, and it seems to be an episodic slice of life based on the synopsis and reviews. But there is a romance tag, which may imply that there will be a rather significant presence of male characters. There is also apparently some shoujo-ai/yuri themes due to the yuri tag, and the presence of yuri clubs found in the Related Clubs section.

    Category 1 or 2, or 4 if presence of male characters is high.
  • Shiba Inuko-san - main protagonist is a female dog? Shorts. 2.
  • Sky Girls - 2 cour show. 3 or 5.
  • Softenni - this looks more likely to be a NQBCGDCT or an extreme example of a CGDCT due to one male character in the main cast.

    However, I am adding this to PTWCGDCT because the pictures on MAL only show the girls, but do not show the male character, which could possibly imply that he has a minor role and/or little screen time. There are also a couple of CGDCTs in the recommendations, which makes it slightly more convincing that this might be a CGDCT of some sort. So this probably falls into category 3 or NQBCGDCT.
  • Soul Eater NOT! - aired in April 2014. Main cast consists of cute girls, but it's a spin-off of Soul Eater, which I haven't completed yet.
  • Stratos 4 - 5.
  • Sudden Death - airing April 2014. There's a lack of information for this anime at the moment, but it looks like a CGDCT of 1 because of the synopsis, and the picture consisting of all female characters (though I will admit that one of them seems to slightly resemble a boy in my opinion).
  • Super Sonico The Animation - 2.
  • Tsubu Doll - 5 episode OVA airing some time in 2014. Some sort of idol anime. 3.
  • Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto - 4.
  • Upotte!! - 3.
  • Urawa no Usagi-chan - Not much information at the moment, but this looks like a CGDCT. Airing in April 2015. Category 1.
  • Uta Kata - A magical girl anime so most likely category 5.
  • Venus Project - 6 episode anime that will be airing in July 2015. Idol anime so category 3.
  • Vividred Operation - 4 or 5.
  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou - aired in 1998 so possibly the first CGDCT rather than Kokoro Toshokan? 2 episode OVA plus there's a sequel. 2.
  • Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou - 3.
  • You're Under Arrest! (1996) - This aired earlier than Battle Athletess Daiundoukai (1997), Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (1998), Princess Nine (1998) and Kokoro Toshokan (2001) so it's a candidate for being one of the first CGDCTs. There seems to be a lot of supporting male characters so it doesn't really seem like a great example of a CGDCT. The OVA prequel that consists of 4 episodes started airing in September 1994. Category 4 or 5.
  • Yutori-chan - 25 episodes, 4 minutes. 1 or 2.

Probably most yuri/shoujo-ai series that I haven't listed here yet.

Other possible candidates in this recommendation thread: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=715115

Even more possible CGDCT candidates:

  • AniDB.net: "All-female cast" tag: This tag found on AniDB lists the shows that (apparently) have no male characters.

    However, this really doesn't really seem to be the case since there are shows such as Hidamari Sketch and Love Lab in this list, which both have (supporting) male characters present. There are also some shows missing such as Ichigo Mashimaro, Joshiraku, and Kiniro Mosaic so this list doesn't seem to be fully comprehensive (though there are actually very few male characters in these shows, which might be why it wasn't added in their list).

    Nevertheless, I see that there are a few shows in this list that are not mentioned in my thread, so I may be using this list to add more CGDCTs to my list when I have the time to do so.
  • AniDB.net: "Predominately female cast" tag: Another tag found on AniDB that may be useful. This tag lists the shows that features a mostly female cast where male characters are rare.

    This tag seems to list quite a few romance and harem shows, and even shows where there is a male character in the main cast such as Accel World, Air, Clannad, and Kanon. Therefore this list doesn't really seem to be a very good resource for finding CGDCTs.

    However, there are some CGDCTs here that were not mentioned in the aforementioned "all-female cast" tag such as A-Channel, Aiura and Kiniro Mosaic so this list may actually prove to be slightly useful for finding a few extra CGDCTs.
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Not CGDCTs (NCGDCT):

Somewhat incomplete.

  • Anime listed here are anime that does not fall into the category of CGDCT based on my definition, but is still a somewhat worthy mention because it probably (almost) satisfies one of the points of the definition. There are also titles that were formerly found in the PTWCGDCT, but I did not deem it to be a CGDCT after completing them. These can also be treated as anime to watch as a last resort if you have exhausted all CGDCTs.
  • The following shows were formerly in the CGDCT lists until 25 June 2015, and were removed after some discussion in this thread: Fate/kaleid, Madoka, Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, Selector Spread/Infected WIXOSS, Tenshi no Drop, Yuri Kuma Arashi, Zetsumetsu Kigu Shoujo: Amazing Twins.

Their notes have been directly cut and pasted from the footnotes section, and have not really been adapted for this NCGDCT post hence they may sound slightly odd.


  • Akuma no Riddle - Despite the cast being predominately female, there wasn't really anything cute about the show since it revolves around a death game and killing so it's a really bad example of a CGDCT.
  • Coppelion - main cast consists of females, but I wouldn't really consider them cute. They don't partake in cute activities either. Male character screen time is also high. That's all I can write/remember for now.
  • Double-J - An interesting case of whether this is a CGDCT or not. MyAnimeList lists no male characters in the main cast, but another anime database known as AniDB lists one male character in the main cast - Ichirou Toba.

    Before I started watching this show, I expected this to be a pure CGDCT since there were no male characters listed in the main cast on MAL. There were little CGDCT-ish segments where only the girls were interacting with each other, but as the show progressed, I noticed that the aforementioned male character was present in every episode and played a significant role in each one. It should also be noted that there was actually some sort of male voice present in every episode.

    Therefore I deem this show not to be a CGDCT due to the male character playing a significant role in the show.
  • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya A show that I consider to be barely CGDCT and is probably not considered as a CGDCT by some. This is a mahou shoujo (magical girl) show, which I would consider to be peculiar entries for the CGDCT genre because they tend to have dark themes and many action scenes so these shows would be pretty bad examples of CGDCTs since we tend to associate them as being fun and light-hearted shows.

    Now onto the description of the show: presence of cute girls was extremely high, and there were very little male characters. Quite a lot of the show was focused on the magical girls fighting, but there were a few CGDCT-ish segments. The first half of episode 7 is a very excellent example of this.

    So being a magical girl show, but maintaining a high presence of girls and having a few CGDCT skits, leads me to believe that this show should belong in category 5.
  • Flip Flappers - the girls are not doing "cute things". It's more like an adventure anime with a bunch of sci-fi, magic and crazy elements thrown in. Plus male character presence is rather high.
  • Gi(a)rlish Number - despite the main cast being female, there is a high presence of males and moderate levels of drama, which gives me pretty strong vibes of Shirobako
  • GJ-bu - a very, very extreme example of a NQBCGDCT: one guy, cute/moe girls and art style, and doing random things. Yet there isn't really a harem-y feel (from what I can recall anyway). However, by using this logic, examples such as NouCome and Seitokai Yakuindomo do not quite fall into the category of NQBCGDCT in my opinion. NouCome - cute girls, but has a harem feel; Seitokai - questionably cute girls, not really doing cute things. If the male character in GJ-bu was female then this would definitely be a CGDCT of 1 or 2.
  • Gokicha!! Cockroach Girl! - This show seemingly meets the requirements for a CGDCT: the main cast consists of females (although there are actually a few minor male characters that are not listed) and the characters are doing random things.

    However, I personally cannot consider this as a CGDCT for a few reasons: the main cast does not consist of cute girls although quite a few posts in the discussion thread say otherwise, which kind of brings up Okanagan's point that a CGDCT must consist of female human characters.

    Although the cockroaches are sort of designed in a cute/moe way, it's hard to ignore that cockroaches are actually ugly pests in real life so my slight cringe of this while I was watching the show made me reach the conclusion that this is not a CGDCT.

    I'll be adding this show to the club's relations anyway because some people may find the show and the cockroaches to be cute plus the show is pretty light-hearted anyway.
  • Hanamaru Youchien - male teacher who is a main character (plus a few supporting male kindergarteners). If the male teacher was female then this would definitely be a CGDCT of 1 or 2.
  • Hanasaku Iroha - despite the main cast consisting of only female characters, I find that the presence and screen time of the supporting male characters is just so extremely high that some of them can almost be considered as main characters. There are also some serious moments rather than being a light hearted series. So this maybe barely just achieves the CGDCT rating of 5, but I felt that a note like this had to be mentioned so I'm putting it in this section for now.
  • Hibike! Euphonium - Perhaps a barely borderline CGDCT at best, but this is something that I personally cannot consider as a CGDCT, and it's certainly not another K-On!.

    The show is heavily focused on the brass band and them reaching the goal of winning the competition. There are very few moments where there is no focus on the brass band.

    The main cast and the majority of the brass band consisted of female characters, but there were a few male characters in the band who had a noticeable presence and even played as a romantic interest for a small portion of the series. The adviser of the brass band club is a male teacher who plays a significant role in the series as he leads the brass band's training. His strictness and also the story sets a rather serious and dramatic tone for the series, which lets it down a lot in terms of being a CGDCT.
  • Himegoto - male crossdresser.
  • Ijime - This one episode OVA has no male characters. This is not a CGDCT, however, because it's about girls bullying a girl - not cute at all.
  • Mahou Shoujo Taisen This show, at this time of writing (29 September 2014), only has female characters in the cast list on MAL so this show does need to be acknowledged in this thread because it may seem like a CGDCT at first sight. However, this is not deemed as a CGDCT to me because there are actually male characters present in almost every episode so the high presence of male characters means that this show is not a CGDCT.
  • Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - I'm actually still quite uncertain whether I can consider this a CGDCT or not because this breaks one of my requirements for a CGDCT: the main cast must consist of female characters, but this makes the anime quite an interesting case to consider whether it is a CGDCT or not.

    Despite the whole cast being predominantly (extremely cute) female characters, there is only one male character (Hakuya) in the whole series. However, I considered his screen time to be pretty low plus he didn't have a lot of lines to say, which made me feel that this is a CGDCT of some sort. In addition, this is a very cute, lighthearted slice of life comedy, which makes it more favorable to consider it as a CGDCT.

    All of the aforementioned points does give the anime a slight CGDCT feel, but the presence of the male main character breaks the golden rule of a CGDCT so this may not be considered as a CGDCT to some. This is an extreme case of a CGDCT and is probably more suitable as a NQBCGDCT, but I'm giving this a CGDCT rating of 4 for now.
  • Momoiro Sisters - Despite the main cast consisting of females, according to MAL, this is definitely not a CGDCT. There were male characters in pretty much every episode and the main theme of the show revolved around relationships and there was quite a bit of ecchi themes - boyfriends, marriage, first times etc.
  • Momo Kyun Sword - The two male animals (Inugamiand Sarugami) appear in every episode and have a high presence, which ruins the CGDCT experience. Plus there is quite a bit of ecchi themes in the show.
  • Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! - same reasoning as Hanamaru Youchien: presence of male main character (and that minor otaku/pervert/lolicon guy). If he was female then this would definitely be a CGDCT of rating 2.
  • Re-Kan! - Despite the main cast consisting of females, the male character presence was pretty high - namely Kenta Yamada and the samurai ghost. There is also the recurring character and joke where a male cat attempts to peek at the girls' pants. The show felt more like a slice of life comedy rather than a CGDCT. The story is also very unusual for a CGDCT. So it's going in the NCGDCT list.
  • Ro-Kyu-Bu! and Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS - slightly similar to GuP and Saki in the sense that the series is based around one hobby and only girls playing the sport, but there's the presence of male main character (plus the few male supporting characters that, in my opinion, have a moderate amount of screen time). Plus there's the ecchi and harem-y feel. Cute characters? Yes. Basketball a cute activity? Questionable, but I would most likely deem it so. CGDCT rating of 3 or 4 if he was female.
  • Rolling Girls - I found this to be a very peculiar example of a CGDCT, if it can even be deemed as one. Also take into account one of my initial impressions of the show before it aired:

    Classiick said:
    Focus on motorcycles so maybe category 3? There is also a slice of life genre tag so it might be a good example of a CGDCT. Yet there are mentions of battles in the synopsis so possibly category 5. In addition, the PV seems to display a lot of supporting male characters and some violence so it may actually be a poor example of a CGDCT, or not even one at all. Definitely seems to be an interesting case of a CGDCT. Airing in January 2015.


    Despite the main cast consisting of females, I found that the presence of male characters was a bit too high for your typical CGDCT.

    Perhaps one reason for this level of male presence is due to the story of the show. The story seems to consist of multiple story arcs where the girls visit various towns to fulfill requests. Consequently, new characters (of both genders) are introduced in each arc.

    Another reason why this show doesn't seem to be a great example of a CGDCT to me is the relatively high levels of action and violence. Combining this with the super power element makes this show even more unusual.

    Despite the slice of life tag on MAL, I personally found there to be very little slice of life elements in this show. In addition, I didn't really think that there was a satisfactory amount of interation between the girls.

    To conclude, I think that this show is not a CGDCT since it has high presence of male characters, a rather strong focus on the story, high levels of action/violence, and the small amount of slice of life.
  • Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! - all female cast (except the minor male fans). Cute characters? Not really. Is wrestling cute? Not really. Plus the excessive amount of moaning/fan service really puts you off. So it very, very, very barely cannot achieve a CGDCT rating of 5.
  • Selector Infected WIXOSS - It probably doesn't count as a CGDCT to some people, but I consider this to be a very barely borderline CGDCT. Plus I have Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica in my CGDCT list (for unknown reasons) so it'd feel slightly wrong to exclude WIXOSS from the list.

    Firstly, there is the presence of a male character in the main cast: Kazuki Kurebayashi. However, I found his screen time to be pretty low so this is a somewhat similar situation to Mikakunin de Shinkoukei and hence I have made an exception for this title despite it breaking one of my rules.

    25 September 2014 update: That last paragraph can now be disregarded: I just checked the cast list of the prequel Selector Infected WIXOSS, and it seems that the character Kazuki Kurebayashi has been removed from the main cast so this show meets all my requirements for a CGDCT. Nevertheless, it still falls into category 5 because of the dark themes. /update

    Secondly, the setting and story of the show is quite dark rather than being fun and light-hearted, which is what you'd normally expect from a CGDCT so it would most likely not be considered as a CGDCT because of this.

    The large cast of (cute) female characters is mostly the reason why this title can be considered as a CGDCT.
  • Shirobako - Although the main cast consists of females, the presence of the supporting male characters is extremely high, which is a highly undesirable factor for a CGDCT. Would've attained category 3 otherwise since this is focused on the anime industry. The high presence of supporting male characters also reminds me of the NCGDCT, Hanasaku Iroha.
  • Sora no Method - Before the show started, the main cast consisted of females, which is why this show is mentioned in this thread. But by episode 2, one male character was moved into the main cast. There is also a male character in the supporting cast, so there are only two recurring male characters in the whole show. The main male character doesn't have a particularly high presence because he is not the protagonist (the female, Nonoka, is), but the fact that he is in the main cast and does have a noticeable presence means that this is not a CGDCT. The show is also quite dramatic at some parts, which is not really desirable in a CGDCT so this is going in the NCGDCT list.
  • Tamako Market - I haven't acknowledged this show in this thread because I felt that it was pretty obvious that this show is not a CGDCT, yet quite a lot of people seem to think otherwise, so I'm throwing this into here. It has been a while since I've watched this so I cannot really remember much nor go into detail, but there are plenty of males in this show (including the bird), some of which are in the main cast. It seems apparent that some people think that there is a correlation with CGDCTs and Kyoto Animation - this is not always the case as seen with other KyoAni "CGDCTs" such as Hibike Euphonium. The girls may seem cute but the other factors of the show, especially male character presence and the show's theme (including drama levels, if any), need to be taken into account when determining whether a show is a CGDCT.
  • Tenshi no Drop A really short show so there's not much content and hence I found it pretty difficult to decide what category it belongs to.

    There are no male characters at all so the cast only consists of cute females yet the content in this show was pretty weird - sort of similar in an Ai Mai Mii fashion, but more perverted.

    So I'm placing this into category 4 - a borderline CGDCT because I certainly would not want anyone to watch this thinking that this is an excellent example of a CGDCT if they were to see this thread - because of the random yet perverted content, and because the cast consists of cute girls.
  • Yuri Kuma Arashi - A barely borderline CGDCT mainly because the show has dark themes, has violence, a strong story and the majority of actions cannot be considered as cute - factors that are reminiscent to other titles in this category such as Madoka Magica. There are also ecchi themes in Yuri Kuma. Probably the only activities that can be deemed as cute are the loving relationships between the girls and the strong yuri themes.

    I personally found the presence of male characters to be rather low although the judges did play a rather important role. The presence of girls was extremely high, which was perhaps due to the setting of an all-girls school. The animation quality and girls' cuteness is extremely high.

    Perhaps something else that is noteworthy is that during episodes 1, 2, 3 and 5, the male judges always appeared at a specific time - near the end of the episode. This reminded me of Lucky Star where there was a male character (Minoru Shiraishi) in the "Lucky Channel" segment at the end of each episode. It thus initially gave me the impression that the show would follow this format, which would make male character presence more predictable and non-random, but this didn't turn out to be the case as the show progressed.

    One of Okanagan's initial impressions of the show (profile comment on 14 January 2015):
    Okanagan said:
    Another good "test case" for the definition of the CGDCT
    genre is the brand-new "Yuri Kuma Arashi" (ユリ熊嵐) which
    started in January 2014. It is Yuri. The whole story is
    Yuri, and it can be called "Central-Element Yuri". So one
    common-sense line of thinking is that the genre is "Yuri"
    and the secondary genre is "school". In fact, this is what
    the Japanese-language Wikipedia article says about it:
    ( ジャンル: 百合、学園 ). Now, the characters in YKA are almost
    all girls (or bears who look exactly like girls) and they
    are all very cute. The content goes well beyond Ecchi. I
    think it might be a useful exercise to carefully analyze
    YKA and consider to what extent it is CGDCT, if at all. If
    it is not CGDCT, it would be good to provide a clear
    explanation of why it is not CGDCT, given that it is all
    cute girls. It would be not be satisfactory just to say,
    "This is 100% Yuri, therefore it is not CGDCT." The central
    issue is whether the activities are "cute things" or not.
    At this point, I have an open mind.


    Okanagan's view of Yuri Kuma Arashi, which he did not deem as a CGDCT (profile comment on 10 April 2015):
    Okanagan said:
    I think that you can safely remove "Yurikuma Arashi" from the
    list. As it turned out, it is not cute at all. Also, there are three
    very important male characters who act as judges in a kind of
    courtroom. Much of the story centers around bears and girls
    killing each other. However, it looked deceptively like it might
    be CGDCT based on the first few minutes of Episode 1.


  • Zetsumetsu Kigu Shoujo: Amazing Twins - A very peculiar example of a CGDCT for me. As I was watching the first episode, I was convinced that I would most likely not consider this show to be a CGDCT because of the medium level of male character presence and some violence plus (minor spoilers)


    However, in episode 2, the show was very slightly more light-hearted, and had a slightly sweet and ending, but the small amount of violence and male characters was still there. I found it pretty difficult to decide whether this belongs in category 5 or NCGDCT, but I think this just barely scrapes category 5 for me. Plus the girls were cute.


Okanagan's list of series that he does not consider CGDCT:

Anime Series That Are NOT CGDCT:

To be useful, any discussion of CGDCT needs to include the definition and a
comprehensive annotated list of CGDCT series. In addition, it is very important to
list a few representative anime series which are not CGDCT or which are poor
examples of CGDCT. This provides a resource for historians or for people who
want to propose revised definitions of CGDCT or alterate genres.

2004 Maria-sama Ga Miteru
* There are cute girls in Marimite and they do a lot of cute random things. All
of the main characters are very cute females. However, many viewers will see
the series as primarily a dramatic yuri love story. 30% CGCDT.

2009 Sasameki Koto / ささめきこと / Whispered words
* In Sasameki Koto, several yuri love stories are the dominant feature of the
series. The "random cute" activities are secondary. Maybe 40% CGDCT.

2007 Minami-ke (みなみけ)
2008 Minami-ke: Okawari (みなみけ〜おかわり〜)
2009 Minami-ke: Okaeri (みなみけ おかえり)
2013 Minami-ke: Tadaima (みなみけ ただいま)
* At first glance I thought that Minami-ke was CGDCT. However, the male
characters seems to play significant roles, and their personalities are
explored to a fair extent. So this series appears to be a mixed group of people,
not just girls.

2012 Haitai Nanafa (はいたい七葉)
* In Haitai Nanafa, many of the characters are supernatural fairies as opposed to
human girls.

2012 Girls und Panzer
* GuP definitely has a lot of very cute girls, and perhaps driving the tanks is a
cute activity. On the other hand, the whole series focuses strongly on their goal
of winning the national tank tournament. It features a lot of technical and
historical details. I think it is 30% CGDCT. Its genre is closer to sports,
tournament or military.

2012 Yurumates 3D / アニメ:ゆるめいつ 3でぃ
* I actually included "Yurumates 3D" on my list of CGDCT since other seasons of
Yurumates seemed to be CGDCT. But this particular season was below 50%
CGDCT. However, the following season "Yurumates 3D PLUS" was above 50%
CGDCT as the result of the addition of a new very cute character. See Note 8.

2013 Love Live! School Idol Project / ラブライブ!
* Love Live has extremely cute girls. However, the story is very strongly driven
by their goal of needing to become pop idols so that they can save their school
from being closed down. So their activities are purposeful-cute as opposed to
random-cute. But I have not watched the show carefully. My impression is
40% CGDCT. So it doesn't get included on the CGDCT list.
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I just want to thank you so much for this list, I've found so many new shows to watch, keep up the good work!
 
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Thanks for your support (and being the first person to post a comment!).

It's nice to see that people are (apparently) reading this blog/thread after having noticed that (very few) people have added some of the elusive CGDCT titles to their lists, especially Kokoro Toshokan, and that the club has gained a few more members (which was 190 before I took over the club and posted this thread here, and is now 222).

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Sometimes after finishing a series or two, I have troubles finding what to watch next. I assume this list will help me greatly. Thank you for all the effort. I at the very least appreciate it greatly.
 
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This is an awesome list of CGDCT anime! I have always enjoyed watching this type and I've been looking for something like that for a long time. The tags in MAL don't always lead one to the correct place, and recommendations from one anime to another is quite tedious to sift through.

I'm not sure whether you want any contribution from others around, but I'll just ramble a bit on some of the stuff on your to-watch list:

Choujigen Game Neptune. I would put it more as a 4. It starts off as one, and the main character cast is indeed all female. Between the more serious bits, there's alot of CGDCT, and that's more or less what each episode is like. There's a villian that's male who comes in later on) but I wouldn't say it's along the lines of Madoka, where basically the only cute thing is their appearances, and not really what they do.

Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou. Agreed as 5. Similar to Madoka, the cast is cute, but not anything that they go through or deal with.

The iDOLM@STER. Agreed 3. Similar to Love Live! Strong element of focus on a certain goal (surviving and topping the idol industry). Producer is male (the only one in an otherwise all female main cast), but it's not a harem. Focus is on each girl trying her best to shine.

Natsuiro Kiseki. I'd say it's a 2. Definitely not a 4. Very slice of life. (watched this quite some time ago, so I may forget some things). The only male character that I remember prominently was Natsumi's brother. He's around sometimes to show that the weird wishes that happen do affect people outside the main cast as well, but mainly it's about the four of them. The whole series happens over the summer, and while there's sort of an overarching feel to it, it's more just to hold the story together loosely.

Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu. Agreed 3. Similar to Girls und Panzer, it's all about their club and hobby "sabage". Things get more serious towards the end of the series.

Vividred Operation. Hard to decide, but I'd say more of a 4, simply because the type of anime classed in 5 are quite much less CGDCT than in Vividred Operation. It's similar to a Mahou Shoujo type of anime, except using technology (even complete with the small "magical pet"). And a little more similar to Choujigen Game Neptune in which each episode has a CGDCT part, and then a more serious part where the battles are. Towards the end, it gets more serious action and the CGDCT dies away, but on the whole, it feels more like the action scenes are there to provide more fan service than anything else. (alot of people tend to think so. My Japanese friend termed it "vivid butt mayonaise") Doesn't give a very dark feel because of the style.

Currently, I'm watching "Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka?" (at ep 6). I don't think there's any doubt it's a category 1, since the only male characters are the father and grandfather, whom are more there for the ending (where they give the next episode preview).

And last but not least, thanks for creating the list!
 
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Thanks for your comment and the support!

I always welcome any contributions and comments from others so I appreciate your pretty long rambles! It's great to see others' opinions and appreciation of my list as well as giving any information on any of the shows.

I haven't really had much time to watch any CGDCTs lately, but you've actually covered most of the ones that I'm really interested in at the moment, which I'm hoping to watch soon: iDOLM@STER, Natsuiro Kiseki and Stella C3-bu. It's great to see that your summaries pretty much agree with my predictions of categorisations and expectations for them plus your extra little supplements of information were great to read.

As for the other shows that you mentioned: Choujigen Game Neptune, Vividred Operation and Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou:

I genuinely have no interest in Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou at the moment, but I am slightly interested in the other two so I appreciate your summaries for them. Here is what I think of them, which I should have included in my notes:

Choujigen Game Neptune - apparent abundance of cute girls, but its synopsis doesn't really show it off as a great example of a CGDCT to me.

Vividred Operation - Doesn't seem like a great example of a CGDCT to me due to the fan service and action genre.

Admittedly, there are a few category 5 CGDCTs that I'm still slightly unsure about anyway: Zettai Bouei Leviathan (because I watched this a long time ago), and Robot Girls Z (because I felt that I didn't really pay full attention to this). However, the latter only has a running time of under 1 hour 30 minutes so I could rewatch this if I wanted to reevaluate this, but it isn't really a top priority at the moment.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? - this is definitely a category 1 CGDCT so far. I find that I have been a bit too fussy with the presence of male characters in CGDCTs (like in my silly note for Natsuiro Kiseki), but it has been extremely low in this show so far anyway.

Despite it being an excellent example of a CGDCT, I feel that I should note that I once thought that this show would fall into category 2 because I expected the show to be focused around the girls running the cafe after having watched the first episode or so, but it has a very nice slice of life feel where the girls are just doing random things rather than just sitting in the cafe all day.

Unfortunately, there probably won't be any updates on this thread for a little while longer (can't believe it has been over two weeks already!) since I haven't really had much time to watch more CGDCTs, but I am grateful for your comment and appreciation on this thread so thanks!
 
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raising Yuri Seijin Naoko-san awareness everywhere! (because it's amazing)
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ur list is pretty comprehensive though can't think of other stuff
 
Jun 20, 2014 3:54 PM

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Thanks for the contribution!

I gave Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (both the 2010 and 2012 versions) a try because it's only one episode. Despite finding it pretty odd yet fun, it does count as a CGDCT so thanks for bringing up that title.

Mahou Yuugi has been added to PTW so I'll probably be watching that some time in the (far) future.
 
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Kamichu! could fit in the "green" category.
 
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Thanks for your post.

I actually stumbled upon this title some time ago, but quickly dismissed any possibility that this may be a CGDCT because there is a male character in the main cast.

Though now that I take a closer look at it, the cover picture and the other pictures only consists of the girls, which implies to me that the male character does not have a huge presence in the show. To me, this show looks like it would belong in category 2 (orange), or maybe even category 1 (red) if I was feeling slightly generous, since the synopsis describes the girls doing random tasks. In addition, there is a goal/story in the show so category 2 would seem more suitable. Possibly category 4 if the male character does have a somewhat high presence in the show.

I'll admit that I personally think that I haven't described my categories really well. I've wanted to rewrite it for many months now, but have been too lazy to do so, so maybe I hope that I'll actually get to that soon.

Nevertheless, this may be an interesting case of a CGDCT according to my definition of a CGDCT due to the male main character so I'll be adding it to the PTW, and thanks again for bringing this show to my attention.
 
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I am so glad that this forum post exists. Thank you for your contribution to society, xD
 
Feb 23, 2015 11:05 PM

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Astounding work, Classiick! Thanks hugely for making this and for the many updates! (And Okanagan, for starting/inspiring it.) Easily the best CGDCT reference on the internet.

A wonderful reference for a wonderful genre. =D

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Goodness, I have a lot of disagreements with these classifications. I do not mean any of this to be insulting, but I would just like to post my disagreements here and see where the Cute Girls community falls. Maybe I will be vindicated or rebuffed or a middle ground will be reached, but that is why I'm posting it.

Cute Girls Doing Cute Things shows are about Cute Girls Doing Cute Things. Forgive my Shirou-ism here, but I am differentiating this from a slightly different concept, Things Being Done by Cute Girls That May Or May Not Be Cute - in the latter, there's an actual goal in sight that the group is working for - shows like Saki (which I really enjoyed) and Euphonium or Love Live (which... not so much, Maki & Kotori excepted) are not what somebody's looking for if they want a show where Cute Girls Do Cute Things. This isn't to say these shows are bad, just not really fitting a group recommending shows for people who want to see CGDCT. These are shows with a Plot where Cute Girls are the characters. Milky Holmes seasons 1, 2 and 4 are borderline, so I understand this is not a black/white issue (season 3, Futari wa, however, is definitely Things Being Done By Cute Girls) - all of these shows should be at most category 4, I think.

Comedies With Cute Girls is another thing that's not quite what CGDCT is about. Ika Musume's exploits, responsible for 2 of the only 22 10 grades I've ever given out, are less Cute Girls Doing Cute Things and more One Cute Girl does hare-brained things in a manner that may be cute. It's more of a straight comedy than a CGDCT. Other shows I think this applies to are Best Student Council, Love Lab (which I gave a 7), and Minami-ke (the seasons and OVAs of which I gave anywhere from a 5 to a 10). Again, these shows are not bad - I thought Ika Musume was a far better show than Azumanga Daioh or Morita-san, but if someone wants to see Cute Girls Do Cute Things, they should be pointed in Morita's direction before Ika's. These shows should be category 5 or unranked.

Magical Girl shows should pretty much be stricken from the club relations entirely, I think. The girls may be cute (I don't know how many of you are watching the okay but not great Houkago Pleiades this season, but Subaru is freaking adorable), but the things being done aren't cute. To be a CGDCT, both the G and the T need to be C, IYKWIM. Strike Witches also falls in this category.

Teekyuu - Cute Girls Doing Bizarre Things - love the early seasons though it's been slacking the last two, the things being done aren't trying to be cute, they're trying to be as bizarre as possible. Joshiraku (which I gave a 9) is similar, but not quite as out there.

Something that's more my opinion than assertion I'm confident on is the nature of ecchi-style fanservice in these shows (obviously cute girls doing cute things is fanservice in itself). I generally dock a show that goes heavy on panty-shots or the like, because to me, that implies I'm not watching Cute Girls Do Cute Things, but rather Cute Girls Get Ogled While Maybe Doing Cute Things. Maybe you all think they still fit, that's fine. I'd like to hear from ye.
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Cute Girls Doing Cute Things shows are about Cute Girls Doing Cute Things. Forgive my Shirou-ism here, but I am differentiating this from a slightly different concept, Things Being Done by Cute Girls That May Or May Not Be Cute - in the latter, there's an actual goal in sight that the group is working for - shows like Saki (which I really enjoyed) and Euphonium or Love Live (which... not so much, Maki & Kotori excepted) are not what somebody's looking for if they want a show where Cute Girls Do Cute Things. This isn't to say these shows are bad, just not really fitting a group recommending shows for people who want to see CGDCT. These are shows with a Plot where Cute Girls are the characters. Milky Holmes seasons 1, 2 and 4 are borderline, so I understand this is not a black/white issue (season 3, Futari wa, however, is definitely Things Being Done By Cute Girls) - all of these shows should be at most category 4, I think.


The way this system is currently structured definitely gives stronger emphasis to the cute girls part rather than the cute things part, whereas in reality a series filled exclusively with cute girls but who almost never do cute things is at best the same level of CGDCT as a series about cute boys doing cute things.

For instance, a series like GJ-bu, which passes the cute things requirement with flying colours, and has a cast which is overwhelmingly composed of cute girls, gets excluded from the list entirely on account of the fact that the main character is male. Meanwhile, series that consist almost entirely of cute girls but where the cute things part is almost entirely absent get an entire category to themselves. Indeed I would say that GJ-bu is well above most class 3 and on a similar level of CGDCT as some category 1 series, but more on that later.

Personally I would get rid of that fifth category. Nothing in there is a CGDCT series, although some of them might warrant a comment elsewhwere.

Comedies With Cute Girls is another thing that's not quite what CGDCT is about. Ika Musume's exploits, responsible for 2 of the only 22 10 grades I've ever given out, are less Cute Girls Doing Cute Things and more One Cute Girl does hare-brained things in a manner that may be cute. It's more of a straight comedy than a CGDCT. Other shows I think this applies to are Best Student Council, Love Lab (which I gave a 7), and Minami-ke (the seasons and OVAs of which I gave anywhere from a 5 to a 10). Again, these shows are not bad - I thought Ika Musume was a far better show than Azumanga Daioh or Morita-san, but if someone wants to see Cute Girls Do Cute Things, they should be pointed in Morita's direction before Ika's. These shows should be category 5 or unranked.


I broadly agree, but do think all of these series belong on the list. With the possible exception of Gokujou Seitokai (which I haven't seen) and Minami-ke, I think they would all still go on there even with it reduced to four categories rather than five, though probably in the lower half of the list.

Incidentally, I would add Kitakubu to this list, it being a pure gag comedy series that just happens to have an entirely female main cast. Yet it currently is in category 1 (again, it does warrant inclusion though)?

Magical Girl shows should pretty much be stricken from the club relations entirely, I think. The girls may be cute (I don't know how many of you are watching the okay but not great Houkago Pleiades this season, but Subaru is freaking adorable), but the things being done aren't cute. To be a CGDCT, both the G and the T need to be C, IYKWIM. Strike Witches also falls in this category.


I'm going to have to disagree with you here - the magical girl genre should not be excluded from the list.

I've read several magical girl comedy manga series where the magical girl setting serves almost exclusively for the sake of humour. I'm not sure if I would argue for them to be added to a list that included manga as well (although Magical Lollipop is by the same mangaka as Kitakubu, has a similar style, and has a cast that is more dominated by cute girls than the series that is in category 1 at present), and I can't think of any anime examples off the top of my head, but I can easily conceive of a magical girl series that unquestionably warrants inclusion on the list. They aren't all "battle to defeat the evil enemy" type series, you know.

Teekyuu - Cute Girls Doing Bizarre Things - love the early seasons though it's been slacking the last two, the things being done aren't trying to be cute, they're trying to be as bizarre as possible. Joshiraku (which I gave a 9) is similar, but not quite as out there.


Definitely warrant inclusion on the list, though perhaps not in the top category.

Something that's more my opinion than assertion I'm confident on is the nature of ecchi-style fanservice in these shows (obviously cute girls doing cute things is fanservice in itself). I generally dock a show that goes heavy on panty-shots or the like, because to me, that implies I'm not watching Cute Girls Do Cute Things, but rather Cute Girls Get Ogled While Maybe Doing Cute Things. Maybe you all think they still fit, that's fine. I'd like to hear from ye.


If it's a series that is cute girls doing cute things with fanservice then it belongs. If it is cute girls do fanservicey things in a cute way then it probably still belongs. If it is just cute girls do fanservice, then it probably doesn't. I can't think of any examples of the second, or any examples of the third that aren't extremely questionable as to whether they belong anyway off the top of my head.
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On an unrelated side-note:
Another thing to note is that there are no male characters at all in KanColle - the entire show, even the enemy Abyssal ships, consists of females. There were actually two males whose names were mentioned throughout the show - the Admiral and the Commander. I only saw the Commander being mentioned a few times so I do not know his significance in the series, but the Admiral had much more significance and was mentioned a lot more since he, for example, gave out orders. But we never see these male characters nor do we hear their voices. In one instance, we see the shadow of the Admiral, but that is all we see in terms of their presence. Hence this is probably the latest show to have an all-girls cast.


The Admiral and the Commander are the same person. In the game, different girls refer to the player character as one or the other. To use a couple of examples of characters that were prominent in the anime, Fubuki always uses 司令官("Commander"), whilst Mutsuki always uses 提督("Admiral").
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Thanks for the posts - I appreciate the feedback and criticism that you have given. I will try to address all your points, but feel free to post again if you feel that I missed anything out.

Anise_Punter said:
Cute Girls Doing Cute Things shows are about Cute Girls Doing Cute Things


Simply the best way to describe a CGDCT. Most of the shows in category 1 and maybe some shows in category 2 abide by this simple definition and are the best examples of CGDCTs. My intention of this categorisation system was to also (hopefully) show that category 1 shows are the best examples of CGDCTs, category 2 shows are slightly worse examples, and so on.

Anise_Punter said:
Forgive my Shirou-ism here, but I am differentiating this from a slightly different concept, Things Being Done by Cute Girls That May Or May Not Be Cute - in the latter, there's an actual goal in sight that the group is working for - shows like Saki (which I really enjoyed) and Euphonium or Love Live (which... not so much, Maki & Kotori excepted) are not what somebody's looking for if they want a show where Cute Girls Do Cute Things. This isn't to say these shows are bad, just not really fitting a group recommending shows for people who want to see CGDCT. These are shows with a Plot where Cute Girls are the characters. Milky Holmes seasons 1, 2 and 4 are borderline, so I understand this is not a black/white issue (season 3, Futari wa, however, is definitely Things Being Done By Cute Girls) - all of these shows should be at most category 4, I think.


Shows like Saki and Love Live where there is a goal to work for are indeed worse examples of CGDCTs and hence fall into lower categories, which I suppose you could call "Things Being Done by Cute Girls That May Or May Not Be Cute". Being heavily focused on one particular activity (in this case: mahjong and idol activities) is usually up to the viewer's discretion whether they would deem it to be a cute activity or not. I personally enjoyed both shows a lot and while they may not be the best examples of a CGDCT, I would certainly consider them to be some sort of CGDCT to an extent. The categorisisation system is meant to reflect this.

I find that Milky Holmes is a very odd example of a CGDCT. The comedy and things in this show is completely different and whacky compared to any other CGDCT. At some points it didn't really feel like a CGDCT at all especially with the significance of the male characters, and I have even considered excluding it from the list. However, I will be looking forward to watching the (infamous) season 3.

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Comedies With Cute Girls is another thing that's not quite what CGDCT is about. Ika Musume's exploits, responsible for 2 of the only 22 10 grades I've ever given out, are less Cute Girls Doing Cute Things and more One Cute Girl does hare-brained things in a manner that may be cute. It's more of a straight comedy than a CGDCT.


I'll try to keep this in mind though pretty much all CGDCTs are Comedies With Cute Girls. (Girlfriend (Kari) is one interesting exception).

Ika Musume seems to be a rather peculiar case and special exception because there is a lot of focus on one girl rather than a group of girls. I do believe that this is a CGDCT to some extent so I suppose that I should make more notes regarding this matter.

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Other shows I think this applies to are Best Student Council, Love Lab (which I gave a 7), and Minami-ke


Love Lab is another slightly odd example because there is a goal and "love activities", which is where most of the comedy is based on. I don't feel that its comedy is too different from a typical CGDCT.

I can't comment on Best Student Council because I haven't watched it yet nor can I comment on Minami-ke because I watched it such a long time ago.

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Incidentally, I would add Kitakubu to this list, it being a pure gag comedy series that just happens to have an entirely female main cast. Yet it currently is in category 1 (again, it does warrant inclusion though)?


Kitakubu didn't really come across to me as an odd CGDCT though I suppose it does have a different comedic style compared to other CGDCTs. I do feel that it belongs to category 1.

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I thought Ika Musume was a far better show than Azumanga Daioh or Morita-san, but if someone wants to see Cute Girls Do Cute Things, they should be pointed in Morita's direction before Ika's


I just completed watching Morita's last night - it was a great example of a CGDCT (definitely a category 1) and certainly a better example than Ika Musume. Again, my categorisation system should reflect this by showing that Morita is a category 1 CGDCT whereas Ika Musume is a category 2 (or lower).

Another good point made here is that I should not let my enjoyment of a show affect how it gets categorised.

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To be a CGDCT, both the G and the T need to be C


kuuderes_shadow said:
The way this system is currently structured definitely gives stronger emphasis to the cute girls part rather than the cute things part


I'll have to agree with you here. I do feel that I have been neglecting this part and focusing much more on the cute girls. I will keep this in mind for the future.

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Strike Witches also falls in this category.


Lately I've been intrigued with military CGDCTs. I don't know if it's because I find them interesting or cute, but I thought this may have fallen into category 3 depending on the viewer.

Your thread also mentions that it is up to the viewer whether they would find an activity cute (for Saki and Strike Witches). It has been a while so your thoughts may have changed since then, but do you still believe in this point? This is essentially what my category 3 aims for.

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Magical Girl shows should pretty much be stricken from the club relations entirely, I think.


I partly agree with this. I would remove Madoka from the list (admittedly, I actually kept it in the list because I saw it mentioned in your thread) and other ones such as Fate/Kaleid. I haven't watched many magical girl shows, but I found Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru to be an interesting example of a magical girl show since a decent portion of it is CGDCT material.

kuuderes_shadow said:
Personally I would get rid of that fifth category. Nothing in there is a CGDCT series


Mostly true actually. I will probably be getting rid of most of them soon.

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Teekyuu - Cute Girls Doing Bizarre Things


kuuderes_shadow said:
Definitely warrant inclusion on the list, though perhaps not in the top category.


I have only watched the first season and that was a long time ago so I barely remember it. I will probably rewatch it then watch another season or two because it seems crazy rather than cute.

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Something that's more my opinion than assertion I'm confident on is the nature of ecchi-style fanservice in these shows (obviously cute girls doing cute things is fanservice in itself). I generally dock a show that goes heavy on panty-shots or the like, because to me, that implies I'm not watching Cute Girls Do Cute Things, but rather Cute Girls Get Ogled While Maybe Doing Cute Things. Maybe you all think they still fit, that's fine. I'd like to hear from ye.


kuuderes_shadow said:
If it's a series that is cute girls doing cute things with fanservice then it belongs. If it is cute girls do fanservicey things in a cute way then it probably still belongs. If it is just cute girls do fanservice, then it probably doesn't.


I'm generally not fond of fan service in general and I've found that fan service is generally rare in CGDCTs. I probably mind little fan service, but I probably wouldn't enjoy excessive fan service as much since I'm expecting Cute Girls Doing Cute Things, not Cute Girls Doing Lewd Things. Kuudere's points seem reasonable.

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The Admiral and the Commander are the same person. In the game, different girls refer to the player character as one or the other. To use a couple of examples of characters that were prominent in the anime, Fubuki always uses 司令官("Commander"), whilst Mutsuki always uses 提督("Admiral").


Makes sense, I actually started playing the browser game when the anime ended so now I have a much better understanding of the franchise and I forgot that I made this note. The subs got me really confused at the time and I thought that there were two different males. Will update soon.




I will try to adjust the thread accordingly whenever I get some free time, but feel free to post more if you'd like.

On an end note, it should be noted that we all have different opinions and standards for CGDCTs. Pretty much everything that I've written in this thread is mostly (and regrettably) my opinion. This thread is still far from perfect and I appreciate the insights that you have given me.
 
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Wow, great list!
 
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What about Chuu Bra!! ?
 
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What about Chuu Bra!! ?


Thanks for the suggestion.

I hadn't considered this show so I took a look at the first episode. It's not the best example of a CGDCT because of the panties talk, fan service and other ecchi themes, but I suppose it has the potential to maybe be considered as one due to the high screen-time and focus on female characters. There's also a male character in the main cast who hasn't appeared yet so the eligibility of the show being a CGDCT makes it even more questionable. So probably category 5 or not a CGDCT.

Nevertheless, I will be keeping an eye on this show and may be able to complete it within a few days or so to give a better opinion, though I'd like to hear your thoughts on it if you have any.
 
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What about kochinPa!?
100% female cast
mostly just random chatter
plotless, more-or-less episodic comedy that is closer to slice of life than anything else
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An interesting find of 15 second shorts, thanks for the suggestion (and prompting me to update this thread)

Does deserve a mention I suppose even though pretty much nothing happens. Episode 11 was certainly amusing.
 
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