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  • [Spring 2017] Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys Discussion Thread

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    喧嘩番長 乙女 -GIRL BEATS BOYS-

    A short about a girl going trap to attend an all-boys school and become the new boss at that school of delinquents.

    Airs: Wednesday, April 12

    Studio: Project No. 9, A-Real

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    Kenka Banchou Otome - Girl Beats Boys, Hinako Nakayama has spent all of her life being raised in state-run orphanages, without ever knowing her family. As she's about to enter high school, Hinako is approached by Hikaru, a boy who claims to be her twin brother.

    According to Hikaru, Hikaru and Hinako are the children of the head of the powerful Onigashima yakuza family, and Hikaru wants Hinako to switches places with him at Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school overrun with the nation's toughest delinquents. Can Hinako save her brother, find romance, and become the new boss of the school?


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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Nakayama has arrived at an all-boys school for delinquents posing as a trap, and she's about to find out that things work much differently here than at a normal school. Fists sure are flying right off the bat as the entrance ceremony is one big brawl with these one-on-one battles determining who makes it to the top. It is what I have come to expect out of a short as it's mostly stuff meant to appeal to fujoshis in this case, but I'm interested in what goes on here, so I'll stay with this for awhile seeing that it's only eight minutes long.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      Protag seems like she has no idea what she's gotten herself into, so I was wondering if she was just going to have to learn how to fight after a nasty encounter. But it turns out she can already hold her own. I'm curious to see what her backstory is in that regard.

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      • #4
        Re: Episode 1

        I like the idea of having all the background characters appear as grayed out in some contexts, but when everyone except the one or two characters in any given scene who are supposed to be important are gray, undefined, and don't move their mouths, all while being front and center and speaking, it just comes across as really lazy. Given its source, I didn't expect much, and with only eight minutes per episode, it certainly doesn't have much time to prove me wrong. The first one was all for the purpose of revealing something that was obvious anyway.
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        • #5
          Episode 2

          So the story about how Nakayama ended up impersonating Hikaru to attend the school is explained as the two had a chance encounter, and Hikaru was accidentally injured. Nakayama was made to impersonate Hikaru or else she would be on the hook for his medical bills, and not to mention they are apparently long-lost siblings (at least Hikaru sees it that way). So now, Totomaru is one of Nakayama's followers, but there are more fights ahead as her next opponent can apparently see through her disguise.

          With that seeing that it's a short and it passes its low standards that this show will be a keeper for this season.
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          • #6
            Episode 3

            Hinako sure has a lot of tough guys to beat if she is to rise to the top with Hikaru's older brother being at the head of the school. Next up is Konparu, who is a nice guy who helped out that kid for those bullies, but as it turns out that kid is his little brother. While Hinako has reservations about fighting Konparu, he made things easier on her by issuing that challenge letter. This ought to be an interesting fight to say the least.
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            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Episode 4

              So neither Hinako nor Konparu sent the challenge letters to each other as someone else did in order to get them to beat each other up. But thanks to Totomaru saving Minoru that all is well and everybody gets along with each other. I had a feeling something was up, and indeed somebody was manipulating both of them.
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              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 5

                Even though it's study time, there's still fighting that takes place. So Totomaru and Konparu head on over to Nakayama's home to study, and Hikaru also happens to be there crossdressed as a girl. That was pretty awkward saying that those posters are something that her "sister" likes. Anyway, that was nice to take a break from fighting for studying, and seeing that these boys are spending most of their time fighting that the academics are pretty easy. It will be interesting to see what Hikaru's role will be going forward now that Nakayama has accomplished so much filling in for him, while Hikaru is embracing his feminine side like that.
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                Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 6

                  Here comes Yuta Mirako, an idol that Hinako is a huge fan of, and to her surprise he goes to her run-down school for delinquents. Mirako is pretty convinced that Hinako is a girl, and that's a big problem. So they decide to have a fight. The fights just keep on coming as everybody wants a piece of her now that she has risen up in the ranks.

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                  Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Episode 7

                    So Mirako just doesn't trust making friends with other guys seeing that those delinquents he befriended would end up turning around and betraying him. Well, he ran into the right guys there as Hinako just fixed that problem during his concert. They volunteer to set up the stage, and then when those punks came in trying to crash the show, Hinako shows those guys that they just ran into a buzz saw. That got the fangirls all pumped up, and Mirako doesn't care anymore what Hinako is.
                    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                    Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                    Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                    • #11
                      Episode 8

                      Hinako is back at the place she grew up in to do some paperwork and say goodbye to the director of the orphanage. And then comes Kira, who knows that Hinako is a girl. It turns out that Kira is a childhood friend who she used to live with and has sworn to protect her, and that's exactly what he vows to do. Things could have turned out badly, but in the end Hinako gains another ally. It should be interesting to see what happens now that she knows that somebody at school knows her true identity.
                      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                      Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                      Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                      • #12
                        Episode 9

                        Another ally for Hinako as Houou is Hikaru's big brother who is repeating a year at the school, so he's a dummy. It looks like Kira only thinks Hinako is somebody that reminds him of her and not the actual person going trap. That was pretty awkward seeing Hinako call Houou Nii-san, but at least she has one less opponent to worry about. In the meantime, a fight against Rintarou is coming.
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                        Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                        Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                        • #13
                          Episode 10

                          Hinako and Kira have their long-awaited fight as Kira wants Hinako to go back living like the girl she really is, and Hinako wants to convince Kira that she's a man, at least in every regard except with her body. In the end, Hinako wins out with overwhelming dedication wanting to be with the friends she made. So with Kira beaten, the king of the second years, that now she's on the top of the second years. Pretty solid way to end this clash seeing that Hinako is someone who is out to make friends, not enemies.
                          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                          Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                          Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Episode 11

                            Now that Hinako has made it to the top of the class, all the attention is going to be on her, and thanks to fangirl jealousy Hinako true identity is about to get exposed. Those thugs are taking aim at her and wanting to see her true identity for themselves. But of course, her friends will not let that happen. One more episode left as it will be to determine whether anybody at school will know about his true identity or not.
                            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
                            Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                            Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                            • #15
                              Episode 12 (Finale)

                              So it ends with Hinako standing up thanks to the appearance of Houou, who knows the whole situation from the real Hikaru, and with that Hinako stays at the school just like she wanted seeing that her friends are the most important people in her life that was devoid of meaning. Then shortly afterwards, everything was cleaned up, and the real Hikaru did the manhood thing that Hinako couldn't do in her place, though that wasn't necessary. So with that, the secret is safe and Hinako now rules school. Pretty solid way to wrap this up seeing that Hinako is in a better place through this unexpected experience.

                              Overall, this show pretty much does everything it has to as a short, and being an adaptation of an otome game that I had fairly low expectations of this show. But it does some things really well as Hinako's character development is nicely done given the limited runtime, and it avoids the biggest pitfalls that shows adapted from otome games. While this show was all about fighting, I like that the action was limited so that it can focus on telling a story. That said, this show has lots of problems as expected out of such shows in that the plot just feels empty, the animation quality is terrible, and that characters that should have gotten more focus (like Hikaru and Houou) did not. In all, it's a decent short and not a terrible waste of 8 minutes a week.

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                              Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
                              Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
                              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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