Anime of Tomorrow
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.