Girl's High Collection, Vol. 1-3
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Well executed characters who maintain their characterisation throughout; nice animation and great voices. Himeji's voice I particularly like.
The bonus episode, cast interviews, textless titles (one of the coolest opening/closing title sequences around) and, to a less extent, the trailers are all very welcome.
I came across this series on YouTube and just had to have the full quality product (missed a few meals to afford it!!!).
My only complaint is that the subtitles have been Americanised; and the language toned down. I much prefer the 'real' subtitles (with the YouTube rips) but I guess I can live with it.
10 out of 10 but shoot the subtitler... (I know enough Japanese, and the story-lines of these, to just about do without these subtitles anyway).
Perhaps the reason why this title is to my liking is the studio. Anime Works is said to be the studio but I believe the original studio was Geneon. As you already know there has been much consolidation in the anime marketplace and Geneon was one of the many casualties.
While the box is a flimsy thin hard paper material and the individual plastic disc cases are a plain white color, the extras are nice with interviews of the voice actors and an extra episode. This extra episode is spread across the three volumes.
I bought this title via Amazon at about $17 OTD (out the door) a year or two ago. Unlike most videos that I rent, anime is bought because of rental availability and/or logistics. Unfortunately I can't afford to be spending in the area of $100 or more per series during its prime that has a runtime of about 300 minutes. And its secondary market value is not any better than most other videos, actually in many cases years past its prime the value is worse.
Yet I'll continue to search for the elusive buy.
Though it was a little short on story, I completely enjoyed it.
Plenty of laughs and some decent character development make this
an imperfect yet fun series.
If you like pratfalls and common indecency than you'll probably like
the Girls High series.
That aside, this anime is a pretty faithful adaptation of the manga. Most of the stories are left relatively in tact (apart from one or two changes) & most of the stories translate well. I do have to admit that during one or two episodes I began to get a little bored, though. This show isn't for marathon episode watching unless you have something else to occupy your time during it.
Would I recommend this to a friend? Maybe. The sheer amount of fanservice will turn many people off to this anime, which is a shame since the characters are so appealing & the stories are relatively fresh (not too many anime cliches in this anime). However, the manga version really is much better than the anime & not everything translated well. All in all, I'd recommend renting this before buying it. It's worth seeing, but it won't be to everyone's tastes.
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