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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (last thoughts)

Final impression – gorgeous and fun 7/10

Spring 2011 – (title literal translation – Radio Wave Girl and Adolescent Boy)

Makoto is going to be living with his aunt Meme while his parents work overseas.  Meme is quite the beauty, but her overaffectionate personality makes her a little off-putting.  But Makoto didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he finds out that Meme has a strange, gorgeous daughter, Erio.  However, Makoto quickly finds that Erio is the black sheep of the family, being only half Japanese as well as having an introverted personality.  She’s also infamous around town because of a series of events that happened, resulting in Erio believing that she’s an alien.  It’s just too sad for Makoto to bear his cousin spending her high school years with no friends or hobbies.  He makes it his goal to literally break Erio out of her shell and starts a mission to get the community to accept her.

The first thing you’re going to notice about Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko is the lovely character designs for the girls.  They are beautiful to look at, but not depicted with voluptuous, unrealistic bodies.  It’s a more natural feeling of feminine beauty that has more to do with their smiles and eyes than anything below the neck.  Female characters in this anime just feel normal and believable, but have quirky charm points.  And that’s probably the main reason you would want to watch Denpa Onna.  The plot meanders gently as Erio finds herself and Makoto discovers two love interests who aren’t overly competitive for his attention.  In the end, it’s a fun, nonsense, slice-of-life anime, punctuated by some big events and an easy-on-the-eyes style that give a wonderful viewing experience.

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5 responses to “Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (last thoughts)

  1. tomphile August 2, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Wonderful? I don’t know about that – I dreaded every episode that came out for this show back when it was airing.

    • アレクザンダー August 2, 2011 at 7:16 am

      Then why did you watch it? If you dreaded it, what reason did you have for continuing? What was so dreadful? Please explain yourself. If you continued watching it, doesn’t that indicate there was something you enjoyed? I can’t put my finger on anything in Denpa Onna that was particularly offensive. It wasn’t great, but it did have charm, and that’s the reason I watched it.

  2. tsurugiarashix August 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I found it somewhat satisfying, but also little tedious. Was interesting to watch each and every epsiode for myself.

  3. Overlord-G August 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I was too busy enjoying the show to complain about its lack of direction. Besides, I’m a Shaft fan and aside from Maria Holic and some other shows I might not know, I had a good time watching this one and that’s VERY important to me over quality and presentation. If a show is artistically good or has a good pacing, yet it doesn’t amuse me in the slightest, then don’t expect any praise from me.

    • アレクザンダー August 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Heh, yeah. Denpa Onna’s quirky characters definitely entertain, but they’re not so quirky as to be totally unbelievable. But as I already said, what gets most of my praise is the physical depictions of the women. They just carry a naturalness to them that I seldom see and I really liked that.

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