Anime Review: Oshiete! Galko-Chan

Oshiete! Galko-chan is a good anime to watch and pretty cute if you like girls talk about lifestyle and dispelling or thinking about rumors that pertain to them. The unfortunate thing about this anime is that it’s only 12 episodes long that’s only 7 minutes in length. That means that you only get a limited amount of time to know the characters. Sadly, since you only get that limited amount of time to know the characters, the emotional bond that you would sometimes be able to connect to a character doesn’t always happen unless you re-watch the series. I’m hoping that they’ll make the series have more episodes. I’m not complaining about length of time per episode, because if anyone’s ever watched Azumanga diaoh, an “episode” is about 5 minutes in length or so which is why it’s combined with another so that it’s longer.

Oshiete! Galko-chan is mostly an anime that is filled with a lot of dirty humor. From knowing where a girls’ nipples are, the type of panties mean what type of girl you are, all the way to a psychological test to determine how you would make love to someone, is in this anime. Now, I’m not one to cringe at dirty humor. I’m very much like Otako-chan, who does nothing but mess with Galko-chan using rumors and dirty humor, but there’s a limit to how much that I can take. Also, I would like to know more about the characters rather than the jokes if I’m honest. The jokes weren’t really that funny though there were some instances where I cracked up laughing.

It’s an anime that one should watch if you’re wanting to kill time and have something fast, or if you’re someone that likes shows that are like Azumanga Diaoh or GALS for that matter.

As for characters themselves, my favorite is Galko-chan. She’s what some would call a Gyaru, a girl that’s tanned and fashionable from what I understand. People assume from the way she dresses and looks that she’s always sleepy during class because she was out late at night with some dude, when in fact she’s an anime and movie-watcher and sometimes will binge watch 26 episodes just to connect with a friend. She’s a lovely sweetheart who is prepared with practically everything that one might need. Have a sore throat? Talk to Galko-chan! Need some food? Talk to Galko-chan. She’s mostly the butt of a lot of jokes on Otako’s side, but she’s not a dumb idiot. She knows how to get things done.

Otako is…well…very brash and rude. She likes to mess around with Galko-chan using everything that she has. Rumors are hers, the scarier the better since it makes Galko-chan freak out. I honestly find her to be someone that I’d probably not be friends with despite the same kind of sense of humor. Like she tells Galko, she takes her friendship at face value so, she gets cocky and she forgets her place. Gotta be kinder to your friends dude.

Ojou-chan is exactly what she sounds like. A prime and proper young lady whose not all that bright. She misses out on the jokes, or it goes over her head and she tries to get in to the conversation. The girls try their best to make her feel like she’s apart of the group, and they do have genuine fun with her. At the same time, I feel bad for because I feel like she’s always third wheel, despite the fact that she’s a sweetheart and not all there.

There really isn’t a plot, there’s just a rumor, the reaction, and how it ripples. So if you’re not one for mindless T.V, don’t watch mindless anime because that’s basically what it is.

The best reason to watch this is because it smashes apart all stereotypes. You think you know what a girl’s going to be like by appearance? The fattest girl in the show is the fucking fastest runner. That girl that’s really slouched over and speaks slowly? She’s in a band and she likes metal.

What do I rate this? I gave this an 8/10 on my anime list when I first got done watching it. I’d re-watch it and continue watching the series if more episodes came out because I’d love to get to know the characters a lot more and develop a better emotional connection with them. Sometime I don’t want an anime that thinks to hard. When there’s more episodes, I’ll expand upon this review. Till then, I hope you enjoy the show!