Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Girls Bravo

Girls Bravo is a ridiculously funny and raunchy anime comprised of only 24 episodes split into two seasons. The story follows around a poor schlub named Yukinari Sasake who breaks out in a rash any time he comes into contact with a woman. All of this happens as a result of being tormented and teased by girls all his life. I believe the condition is called gynophobia. One day Yukinari is transported to an alien world called Seiren where men make up only 10% of the population and all of the women begin to chase after Yukinari because they want him. Not a good thing for a gynophobic, right? In this alien world Yukinari meets Miharu Sena Kanaka, a peculiar woman who pulled Yukinari into the strange world of women. It just so happens that Yukinari doesn't break out into hives when she touches him. Strange.

Anyway, this is a story for adults only. It's not a kid's show! That's not to say that this is a pornographic show because it is not.*

There are a lot of scenes that just happen to have female nudity, though. I think that pretty much all of the women have a nude scene at some point. But there is nothing pornographic about the show. No penetration or anything like that. So don't worry.

Most of the characters are pretty entertaining if not a bit clichéd. Since this is what is described as a "harem" anime (a way of saying that there are too many sexy female characters with "busty" figures and too few male characters... usually only one male character), one could construe this show as being sexist. But I don't think it is. Then again I'm probably too much of a chauvinistic pig. Oink, oink.

This is just fun for the sake of fun. There's nothing deep here. The plot is a bit thin because there really isn't much of one. But, again, this isn't the type of show one watches for plot. This is a pretty brainless comedy. Probably the American Pie (with boobs... a lot of boobs) of anime shows. It's probably bad for you, but you watch it anyway. So just enjoy it for the ride.

But... the show does have heart and some drama. Many of the characters are endearing and its sad when the journey ends.

Far from a groundbreaking show and probably not the best "harem" anime out there, Girls Bravo is a rollicking good time. With boobs.

I really wish they'd make another season.

(*) If you want a pornagraphic anime [or "hentai," as the Japanese call it] then there's always Bible Black. But don't say I didn't warn you. Because I did. You'll see that Girls Bravo is not hentai if you want to make that comparison between the two, though. This show is actually what is called an "ecchi" anime. I'm not a fan of hentai, but I am saying that there are such shows out there. Honest. I have a reputation to uphold, you know!

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