In the sea of high school anime, this one truly is a gem. At first glance, it seems as if it's another generic comedy with your stereotypical anime tropes- but it's a fresh and honest take on this genre.

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Oshiete! Galko-chan follows the daily school lives of three girls: Galko, Otako, and Ojou. What's unique about Oshiete!'s cast is that they aren't your 100% pure anime tropes. Take Galko for an example: her ahem, physique will, inevitably, lead you to believe she is the 'cheerleader' of the squad- which is entirely false.

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She is immensely interested in cooking and movies, very immature and innocent and spends all night long watching TV. Comparing the rest of the cast with typical anime archetypes will show us how different the characters are. They aren't one pure type, they're a combination of various character traits and it sure as hell is refreshing to see an anime of this genre throwing in some legit interesting characters.

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The plot deals with everyday trials and errors, from embarrassing to heart-warming. The punchlines aren't really ever delivered directly, but more out of the cast's innocence. There is a lot of emphasis on maturing, both sexually and as a person. The fact that the characters talk a lot about their changing bodies is, in fact, quite charming. Girls talk about getting their periods and it's nice to see this in an anime because it's always been overlooked in every high school anime ever (which is weird when you think about it, because: high school girls). Never do you really feel that anyone is intentionally being pervy or mean- it's out of their genuine lack of knowledge and curiosity as a high schooler.

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Oshiete! Galko-chan is a short anime with only 12 episodes and each episode lasts around 8 minutes. You could easily watch it in one sitting: it's funny, short and you'll fall in love with some of the characters.
Also, you'll probably get nostalgic if you're no longer in high school.

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