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Poll: Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys Episode 1 Discussion

Apr 12, 2017 6:38 AM

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Hmm, seems that they introduced the main guys into this show and I have to admit, some of them are rather tough especially the blonde guy Totomaru Minowa.

Got what I had expected so far from this.
Apr 12, 2017 8:35 AM

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Lol that reason. So she beat a guy coolly and suddenly started finding cherry blossoms beautiful. Who thought that was a good idea. That line is cliche as hell in the first place.

Not bad. Let's see if continue with it or not. So far, the main heroine is likable even tho her reasoning makes no sense.
Apr 12, 2017 8:41 AM

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well the girl beat boys like the title said..pretty straight forward...
Apr 12, 2017 9:01 AM

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That entrance ceremony is very extreme. Everyone is basically fighting their way to the top. The main heroine is quite strong.
Apr 12, 2017 9:21 AM

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the manga start was different, maybe in the next episode will actually show how she end there not only a fading flashing
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Apr 12, 2017 9:37 AM

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as someone who played the game this was a huge disappointment to be honest. they just throw you into the fighting part and make everyone but 4 characters a bunch of greyed out silhouettes. hopefully they will explain more about everything in the next episode rather than just show people fighting for the few minutes we even have in the show -_-
Apr 12, 2017 10:02 AM

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I was really looking forward to this one so I'm happy it's finally aired! \o/

Some people may have seen me shill this before but for those that have not, I'm going to do it again. While I do like the OP well enough, I really love the original VN OP, done by the VAs for Minowa Totomaru and Konparu Takayuki (the blonde and the green-haired). Here's the preview!

On to the actual episode:

I haven't played the VN myself since I cannot nihongo, but I've read a little of the manga and the first episode is pretty different from the manga (which does follow the VN). For instance, our heroine meets Totomaru first before Konparu, but here she met Konparu first. Another change is the lack of explanation in this episode, probably due to the episode length. I do think it will be explained later, but for anyone who wants to know (it's not really a spoiler, but I'll spoiler-tag it anyway):

The interaction between Totomaru and Hikaru is different as well, but maybe they'll still put it in later somehow. Anyway, I don't necessarily dislike the difference, because I think it's refreshing, but anime-only viewers might be lost with this episode since we didn't really learn anything. If anyone needs clarification as to what happened in this episode, feel free to reply.

Haha, I love how Yuta showed up in this sneaky way.

Ha, the lack of animation of background characters really makes this look low-budget (it probably is). Still, I'm glad we got some actual fight scenes animated, it's one of the things that just looks nicer moving than in image form.

Oh, by the way, the four characters that showed up at the start are the OP and ED singers, who are also anime-only characters. And no, they aren't professional VAs (as far as I know).

If there's one thing I want to complain about (besides the short length and the lack of animated background characters), it's the lack of comedy. The story is actually pretty funny with plenty of comedic moments, but it's not seen here in episode one. I hope they bring them in subsequently, because I enjoyed the humour (and I don't always like comedy), especially between Totomaru and Hikaru.

Still, ultimately it was a pretty enjoyable first episode, and I did have fun watching it.
Apr 12, 2017 10:14 AM

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So-so. I don't really know what to say so far. It hasn't really impressed me so far.


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Apr 12, 2017 12:03 PM
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Wow, after seeing the game, this was a disappointment to say the least. Damn. All the shoujo stuff this season I'm watching have been duds. FukuNoise...Kenka banchou...

FukuNoise has a good manga though. And Kenka Banchou Otome is a great game.
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Apr 12, 2017 1:29 PM

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As someone who hasn't played the game, I enjoyed it. The girl is quite awesome. It was a bit disappointing that the length was only 8 minutes, since it probably could've been a decent 24 minutes episode with a decent explaination and such.

Apr 12, 2017 4:44 PM

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I've not even played the game and this was still disappointing.

I mean, it was only like 8 minutes long and I still couldn't finish it.
At least other Otome game adaptations have pretty art, but this anime doesn't even have that to carry it.

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Apr 12, 2017 4:47 PM

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ahhhhhh 😍 Bishounen yay
Apr 12, 2017 5:31 PM

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This was pretty decent. Why aren't the episodes longer though? There have been plenty otome game to anime adaptions that have a normal episode length (like Amnesia).

Great voice acting, but then again it's expected since they're just using the same seiyuus from their game. It was also pretty lame that all of the characters besides the main ones are just grey cardboard cutouts.

I'll keep my eye one this, especially since the actual game interested me. Haven't played it though, since I don't know how to read Japanese and I don't think the game is gonna be getting a translation anytime soon.
Apr 12, 2017 6:48 PM

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bishounen are always nice and very much appreciated ♥ u ♥
i dunno how i feel about this yet, tho.
but it's a quick 7 minute anime that i can watch in my freetime.

although i feel like they're trying to pack a lot into just 7ish minutes.
it's a bit rushed and confusing :/

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Apr 12, 2017 7:44 PM

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COCKBL--ja nakute, it's a trap! Now I understand guys feel when characters like Hideyoshi are introduced T-T
Apr 12, 2017 8:52 PM

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This is the reverse trap of 2017 show with school fight of mischievous students!
Apr 12, 2017 9:24 PM

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Hope it stays true to the title; Need her to kick some ass to complement Busou Shoujo.
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Apr 12, 2017 10:01 PM

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The fight animation is pretty smooth. I'm a sucker for cute otome games, so I'm definitely hooked on the show lol

Apr 12, 2017 10:36 PM

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Aw, I wish it had more budget and was normal length. The fight was funny lol, instant knockdown basically. xD
Apr 13, 2017 2:20 AM

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Nothing much happened. Mainly an introductory episode. Shame it was only 8 min.

Apr 13, 2017 2:46 AM

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ngl this was pretty bad
Apr 13, 2017 3:19 AM

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It seems to be good I'm sad it's only like 8 minutes...

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Apr 13, 2017 5:19 PM

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Wow. I have no idea what's going on but it seems interesting.
Apr 13, 2017 7:01 PM

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It's pretty good but I hope they add more contents in their very first episode.
Didn't notice that it last for 8 minutes and 6 seconds lol.

Hopefully by next week it will last longer xD
Apr 13, 2017 8:31 PM
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This was just fun to watch, yet everything was obviously pretty lazily put together. I'll probably still watch it though
Apr 14, 2017 5:45 AM

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It's not a bad start but the only problem i have with it is that it is short not even half of a normal episode.
Apr 15, 2017 1:36 PM

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Am I the only one whose super confused... first of all the key art did not set the tone of the show... I thought is was gonna be some reverse harem stuff. Why... what...

Then this little girl be like pow pow like dafuq everything was just jumbled... dafuq

I gotta watch the rest of this show because ... omg
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Apr 16, 2017 8:03 AM

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My expectations were quite low, but after watching it, it seems okayish enough. Not bad, but still jarring. Would've been better if it was 20+ min tho.
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Apr 17, 2017 12:00 AM
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For a first episode it was good though it was a little hard to follow but it's was still good I especially like the hella badass moment when that girl beats Totomaru now the only thing is when's the Next's episode coming out?
Apr 17, 2017 12:26 PM

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I feel like this is way too early to get adapted into an anime if it's only 8 minutes long per episode.

I tried to read the manga, and it's ten-folds better compared to the anime.
Apr 17, 2017 9:30 PM
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8. Minutes. And we get background characters with no color and whose mouths don't even move when talking. 2x worse being the anti-climactic fight.
Eh, I'll ep 2 a chance. It's short anyways.
Apr 19, 2017 9:28 AM
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The plot is super tropey, but I don't think it's bad. What was bad was the direction. Those sillouhettey flashbacks were inserted in strange places and why did they insert it twice? The second time could have been replaced with a bit of backstory about the girl. And who the heck was she talking to? I get there's supposed to be some mystery and they don't want to reveal everything, but I just think what they did was awkward. I agree that line about cherry blossoms was so wtf? XD And I also hated the way the mob characters were drawn and how their mouths didn't move. I'll give the second episode a chance, but I hope it isn't as awkwardly presented as this first.
Apr 19, 2017 4:55 PM

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Not a bad start, wish it was longer though.
Apr 20, 2017 8:17 PM

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It felt too short and didn't show too much, but so far I enjoy this main character.

A woman among men that can kick ass without relying on sex appeal/boob physics/pantyshots. That's always a plus for me!

I'll keep watching.
Nov 18, 2017 10:06 PM

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YAS. I liked this! Pls don't let me down TTATT I see potentiaaaallllllll~~~~~
Apr 12, 2018 7:29 PM
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HELLL YEAAAAAAAH I love this fighting action, and the gender bending adds some nice taste to this anime, I am SO gonna binge this whole show tonight :D