OP: 「YPMA☆GIRLS」 by ギャル子（和氣あず未）、オタ子（富田美憂）、お嬢（高橋未奈美） (Galko (CV: Waki Azumi), Otako (Tomita Miyuu), Ojou (Takahashi Minami))
「ギャルな女の子って本当ですか?」 (Galkona Onnanokotte Hontoudesuka?)
“Is True You’re A Gyaru?”
I’ve watched a lot of short-format shows in my time, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve liked one this much right from the start.
Oshiete! Galko-chan has such a unique vibe to it even though it looks and feels a lot like other shows in this genre. You have a group of girls who shoot the breeze over whatever happens around them — except there’s something special going on when it happens in this show. With most of the topics tiptoeing between dirty to downright awkward, it’s a little refreshing to see everyone talk about things like pubes or areolas like you would amongst friends in real life. Sure, at times you can see a tiny bit of shame since it’s rare for someone to talk completely nonchalantly about these things, but it’s not anything more than a quick blush that’s brushed over with how smooth everyone is.
In terms of characters, I really like our three girls. While we haven’t seen much from Ojou, Galko and Otako jive well and that really resonates with me. Being close with one another, it really accentuates their boke-tsukkomi relationship. With Galko as the former and Otako as the latter, they keep things going by never letting a joke sit for too long. Throwing in some teasing from Otako just for good measure, I don’t see things getting old any time soon. Specifically though, I think I really enjoy Galko’s balance between having that mean girl exterior and a super cutesy and cheesy girly girl on the inside. Because, how can you not like a girl who can talk about BDS with a straight face?
Besides that, it’s your pretty standard fair when it comes to short animes. Luckily, with a run time of seven minutes and fifty seconds, there’s a lot more to see and hear. As an added bonus, the production value for this one is pretty nice with lots of details — especially in the close up shots. In any case, I know I’ll be sticking around to see more of Galko’s antics — hope you’ll be too!
P.S. Did you notice that the sensei’s seiyuu was Nakamura Yuuichi? Seeing how I just heard him in Owari no Seraph, it’s kind of fitting he’s playing another sensei, right? 😉