concentration is given to comedy and eechi content
not much of a plot
Notice: This review covers both seasons, since they have little to no difference between them.
Animated by AIC Spirits, a specially formed studio just for ecchis. Hm, I guess it was given to the proper people. It is also the first anime that was directed by Aoki Ei, and remains up to now as his worst job. Luckily, he never bothered with this sort of shows again and went to direct some goodies. Which ones? Garden of Sinners and Fate/Zero are the most famous, although many will still remember Gai-Rei: Zero and Wandering Son. He is cool; I like him. So basically we have the proper studio and a worthy director cooperating to make a harem show. It should work, right? … Yes, but only superficially.
This is yet another fine example of what a mediocre harem is all about. Just take the list of clichés and keep checking them until you have it all completed. And make sure you don’t change something along the way because the recipe is perfect for what it is. And indeed, the final product may be a fine cake but it lacks all those pretty extras that can make it better than any other mass-produced cake out there.
So, let’s see how they kept this thing as safe as possible. First, they establish that the lead character has an allergy to women, and thus is afraid of them. Then, they throw in alien girls, who seek males because they are very rare on their planet. And thus we get a show where the girls are madly in love with him because he is male and they desperately need to get laid, while at the same time he gets all sick of seeing them. Presto! Harem premise, which is sexy and safe to show on television at the same time… with a few pints of steam to hide all those nasty scenes little kids are not supposed to see.
Now before I say anything more, I must clarify that the premise tried to excuse the whole thing a little bit more than the average of its kind. The harem lead is not just a scared wuss without a reason and the girls have a good excuse to be all over him. At the same time, this whole thing collapses on your face in just one episode. After that he is back on his planet and the girls come over one after another to his place. Why would they stick so much to him if there are around 3 billion other males WITHOUT allergies on the same planet? It was very fun when he was chased around on their homeworld but after that, it just makes no sense and it’s BS as usual.
There isn’t even the slightest sex scene in a show whose main goal is exactly that. Talk about lame or what? Not much of a plot either, other than poor excuses for the harem lead to bump on them naked and be beaten to a pulp ten times per episode. Although some events feel a bit more interesting and dangerous than others, just the fact that he has the usual infinite stamina gimmick makes all threats pointless after awhile. Even beyond that, the lead chick Miharu has this Deus ex magical power which offers an easy way out of any situation. LAAAME!
So aside from the whole excuse of a story, what else is there? Bananas! I mean, woah, they really went out with that symbolism. The stuff Miharu does with them is really something. Other than that… meh, nothing, the characters are all tired archetypes we have seen a thousand times already. As for the humour, the biggest mistake is that it headed just for sleazy softporn and neglected to have some sort of focus on the characters or a few twists in the story. It gets really tired if it doesn’t lead anywhere and the heroes aren’t learning or at least changing a little bit. This is exactly what makes other harems like Love Hina to be on the top of the softporn comedy hill.
The production values are not bad in any way but they do feel standard for their time and don’t have anything particular for you to remember. Even that alien planet full of chicks is hardly seen for the most part and gets erased from your brain. Colouring and soundtrack are so typical; they fail to be memorable for any reason as well. As always, keep away from the censored tv version which steams away all the juicy parts.
So, is there something worthy of your time in here? Not if you have seen more than a few good ecchi and harem shows. There isn’t a single element in it that hasn’t been reused elsewhere. Literally, there are other harems with a guy allergic to women (Hanaukyo Maid Team) and horny alien chicks coming to Earth for males (Boobshells in the Sky). So no, it is a very passable and forgettable title. The only thing I clearly remember about it is Miharu naked in the bathtub, covered in steam, yelling for bananas. Hardly quality material.
And now for some excused scorings.
ART SECTION: 5/10
Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 1/2, Animation 1/2, Visual Effects 1/2
SOUND SECTION: 6/10
Analysis: Voice Acting 2/3, Music Themes 2/4, Sound Effects 2/3
STORY SECTION: 2/10
Analysis: Premise 1/2, Pacing 0/2, Complexity 0/2, Plausibility 0/2, Conclusion 1/2
CHARACTER SECTION: 4/10
Analysis: Presence 1/2, Personality 1/2, Backdrop 1/2, Development 0/2, Catharsis 1/2
VALUE SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Historical Value 0/3, Rewatchability 0/3, Memorability 1/4
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Art 0/1, Sound 0/2, Story 0/3, Characters 1/4
This has to be one of best anime i have ever seen. I loved every minute of it, and will probaly watch it again.Some people dismiss it as a another romantic comedy, but they are missing out on the awesome that is Girls Bravo.
The story follows Yukinari Sasaki, a teenager who has developed an allergy to girls. After coming home and acidentally peeking on his very well endowed friend. Kirie, he gets beat up and falls into his Bathtub. This transports him to Seiren, a planet were less than 10% of the population are male. Their he meets Miharu(the most Moeest girl EVER and the only girl that doesn't trigger his alergy). After that, some crazy things happen that include an explosion, a chase and Yukinari getting hurt. He makes it back to Miharu bathroom and gets send to earth, gets hugged by Kirie, then beaten up again when she sees a naked Miharu. And thats all you need to know. eventually two more girls from seiren appear. Then it simply breaks up into lots of little stories, each very funny.
The art may not the best but it works and I like. Its quite detailed, and a lot of effort has been put into make all the girls as cute as possible. The animation isn't the smoothest but it definatly watchable. Its certainly fits the Ecchi requirement, with emphaisis on the outline of the boobs under clothing, and they do jiggle quite a bit, exspecially Kirie's.
The sound is excellent. The OP "Going my Way" is a very charming song and is sung beautifully. The BGM fits each situation well. Its hard to explain why, it just does.
As for the voice acting....I like it. Some people may think that some of the female voices may seem annoyying, but I had no such problem.Yukinari's voice is excellent, especially when he's getting beated up by Kirie. But the BEST has to be Kazuharu Fukuyama, the stupidly rich mega pervert. He sounds soooo pervert, and some of the sounds he makes are hilarious.
The characters are the quite unique. Their personalities allow for some truly great interactions. Sure they may not be nothing new: The wimpy kid, the dumb female, the friend who beats up the main character get secretly loves him.
Once agian, Kazuharu stands out, his personality being unique. He has to be the biggest pervert in all anime, and his insane actions means you can't help but love him.
This is an excellent show and anyone who likes a good laugh, and doesn't mind a bit of nudity, needs to watch this show. However, DO NOT WATCH A SUBBED VERSION. it's rubbish and will decrease the enjoyment gained about 80%. You have been warned.
Words cannot describe how much i love this anime....Girls Bravo!!!!!
My first and favourite anime, and will most likely always will be my favourite anime, although i originally checked out for the ecchi, the reason my friends told me to watch it lol, after the first few episodes, i just completely fell in love with the entire anime, the story, the animation style, the music, and the charachters!!!
i'm not very good at doing reviews but here it goes....
Story - is about yukinari sasaki, allergic to girls, but one day is transported to seiren through the bath tub (by a c.falcon like knee to the face - had to include that reference) by his childhood friend kirie!!! then in seiren he meets miharu!!!!!!! who doesnt trigger his girl allergy and likes him/he likes her as well, but then he had to go back to earth, through the bathtub in seiren, and miharu ends up coming back as well!!!!! then lots of ecchi, nudity, comedy, and romance in the anime, makes it my favourite anime!!! ive watched it 3 times already! :)
Animation - although some of my friends didnt really like the style as much as other animes e.g elfen lied or chobits, i still really liked the style, and it remains one of my favourite anime styles!!!!
Sound- all done exteremly good, suits perfectly!!!!! the season 1 intro song, "going my way" is so good and happy, but then they also make slower piano version of it (which is really well done) for the sad scenes - which always made me cry!!!:( especially eps 6, 22/23 - very sad!!!) and then for the outro, its this cute and relaxing song with miharu just tilting/shaking her head in the bathtub to the music!!! and then the season 2 intro isn't as good, but still awesome- and is also used to finish the anime! :( (episode 24) but for the season 2 intro, there is the outro! i think its called "and then" and its awesome!!!! so cute!!!! although one of my friends critisises it for looped animation - just miharu walking/skipping along diffrerent backgrounds, but i think that adds to the cuteness/relaxing feel of it.
Charachters - all awesome charachters!!!!! breif overviews from memory....(spelling may not be correct)
Yukinari Sasaki - allergic to girls, childhood friend of kirie who beats him up for all sorts of things, likes miharu!!!
Kirie Kojima - childhood friend of yukinari - beats up but secretly likes him, uses a lot of fighting/wrestling moves on yukinari and fukuyama!!!
Miharu sena kanaka - likes yukinari!!! eats a lot despite never gaining weight (one theory is it all goes to her breasts!) very cute and moe, and innocent, and cute!!!! -had to say it again
kazaharu fukuyama - may be the biggest pervert in the history of anime!!! grabs breasts, lifts up skirts, bras, and many other things!! also rich so he can get away with anything lol
lisa fukuyama - sister of kazaharu fukuyama - hes usually called fukuyama, and lisa called lisa!! goes crazy after yukinari after a soulmate predection she heard on her radio - verry ecchi and funny!
koyomi - works for seiren missing persons unit, really shy, and is constantly being harrased by crazy pervert fukuyama!
tomoka - also worked with koyomi, little kid- although hates being called that lol, hell bent on finding maharu (miharus big sister) a husband form earth
maharu - miharu's big sister, crazy for yukinari, shoves his face into her breasts on multiple occasions!!!
kosame and hayate -lisa's servants/body guards, also kosame is lesbian and crazy for kirie!!!!!
lillica - fukuyama's maid who turns out to have moch more skills than just a normal maid....doesnt really play a big role though
and thats basically all the main/major charachters!! overall id say its a really good/awesome anime - my favourite anime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*this review covers both seasons of girls bravo*
girls bravo is one of the greatest animes i have ever had the pleasure of watching, if not THE greatest. i've only just finished rewatching it all the way through for the third time just yesterday, and it still makes me want to just start rewatching it again. it's such light hearted fun, with characters that i genuinely feel like are my best friends... except tomoka, she's annoying :D. it really feels like a childrens cartoon for adults, which is amazing, save for a few cringeworthy moments you only get in childrens cartoons.
now, there are some people that might argue that girls bravo is just another romantic comedy with aliens who very rarely go for even one episode without showing their boobs and/or butts, but if you look past that, it's got some amazing things going for it, it's got some really emotional episodes that even jerked the odd couple of tears from me, and i hardly ever cry at all. it's got some brilliant and very likeable characters with layers, so much so, that i actually found myself liking fukuyama, even though he's an annoying little pervert. it's got some really funny moments throughout, a lot of deep speeches and life lessons that still stick by me, and above all, it has a really good storyline.
so above all, girls bravo is a spectacular show that everyone should give a chance to, and just watch. and despite some annoying characters <coughs>tomoka, and some problems here and there, it's an absolute gem of a show, and one of my very few complaints about it is that it didn't get a third season. i mean...come on...we fucking need a third season