Dino Girl Gauko

Alt title: Kyouryuu Shoujo Gauko

Web (20 eps x 9 min)
2019
Fall 2019
2.222 out of 5 from 52 votes
Rank #9,144

When she gets angry, middle schooler Naoko turns into fierce dinosaur Gauko! Thanks to friends, aliens and more, her life is full of wacky incidents.

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Inu230
8

This anime follows a pre-teen girl going through the woes of adolescence: From wearing the wrong thing on the first day and making a bad first impression to covering up acne and being a Sports klutz, Naoko tries her best. Over the course of 20 episodes she: Bonds with peers over adolescent woes. Has idiots for friends who can't stand up for themselves. Tries makeup.  Becomes angry time and time again. Plots Revenge. Attempts to control her emotions. Is discriminated against.  Desperatly tries to retrieve, hid, and destroy embarrassing photos. Worries about her diet.  Struggles with parental expectations.  Becomes concerned about her parents marriage. Abuses power.  Crushes on someone who is oblivious.  and Transforms into Gauko. Overall this short-episode anime is worth watching. While it doesn't take up a lot of time there are some meaningful messages and for an older audience nostalgia and even some childhood traumas that may be triggered. Naoko is a typical young girl with an atypical ability she can't control. She's ridiculed by peers, teachers and even younger kids for being who she is. She tries to be "normal" and that just causes property damage. Her "friends" really don't understand her and rather than accepting that she has mixed heritage they use her for their own gain and blame her when things get messy. A bit more incentive if you aren't already adding this to your Want to Watch list: If "Lemon! Drop! doesn't tickle you than a mother's lullaby should. And if those aren't enough the following might be: "Ninja art of being alone".  Infectious duel laughing. >,< Frog chorus. *Koro* *koro* *koro* Running because you want to. -- 'Cause your young and the world is wide open.

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