Cyclops Shōjo Saipu

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Cyclops Shōjo Saipu
Cyclops Shōjo Saipu Volume 1 cover.png
Cover of the first volume of manga.
サイクロプス少女さいぷ~
Genre Comedy
Manga
Written by Tora-Yasu
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Young Jump
Original run July 20112014
Volumes 4
Original net animation
Released March 12, 2013May 30, 2013
Runtime 2-3 minutes
Episodes 12
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Cyclops Shōjo Saipu (サイクロプス少女さいぷ~) is a 4-panel manga series written and illustrated by Tora-Yasu. It was adapted into an original net animation (ONA) in 2013.[1] The comedy focuses on the adventures of a middle school girl nicknamed "Saipu" (さいぷ, saipu), based on cyclops (サイクロプス, saikuropusu) because of her height and because her hair shows one of her eyes.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Fuuka Saitou (斎藤 楓香, Saitō Fuuka), the title character, is a 14-year-old girl in her second year of middle school (8th grade).[2] Because of her tall 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) stature, and her hairstyle that only covers one of her eyes, she is nicknamed "Saipu" (さいぷ), which is short for the cyclops (サイクロプス, saikuropusu) of mythology.[1] Two years before the start of the series, when she was shorter than her brother Hikaru, she makes a promise that she would grow up and marry him.Ch. 1 She has a strong brother complex and is extremely sensitive and jealous of any female affections directed towards him. She often cosplays as girls that Hikaru likes,Ch. 11, 22, 35 and teases him with perverted innuendos, although some situations turn out to be innocent wordplay.Ch. 1, 2 She is admired by everyone for her model-like figure; she also is a resourceful cook and has excellent grades. When asked why she does not show her left eye, Fuuka replies that it hides a dark power.Ch. 35 In the anime webisodes, she is voiced by Mai Nakahara.
  • Hikaru Saitou (斎藤 光, Saitō Hikari) is Fuuka's older brother and the object of her affection; he is a first-year university student who lives at home. He is the shortest at 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[3] in his family, and has to regularly fend off Saipu's teases and advances,Ch. 1 as well as others in the series. On the one day when Fuuka gives him the cold shoulder, Hikaru becomes flustered.Ch. 41, 42 Hikaru is voiced by Kengo Takanashi in the anime webisodes.

Fuuka has several female classmates that she regularly hangs out with: Rin (りん, Rin) (voiced by Saki Fujita), who wears pigtails, is strongly perverted that her other classmates often ignore her comments;Ch. 5, 7, 16 Nacchan (なつ, Natsu) (voiced by Kahoru Sasajima), acts as the straight-man as she retorts Rin's perverted comments;Ch. 2, 39 Class Representative, who wears glasses and braids and secretly crushes on Fuuka;Ch. 2 and Kamiji, a tall girl with short hair who gives off a cool attitude like a delinquent, but is actually soft-spoken and rather self-conscious.Ch. 3

Other recurring characters include: the Saitou parents, who approve of Fuuka's brother complex; Hikaru's college radio club friends Sato and Suzuki,Ch. 6, 9 and their flirtatious president Eri, the last of whom causes Fuuka to be extremely jealous;Ch. 29 their cousins Akari and Souta Haruno, who conspire to split them apart;Ch. 12 and their neighbors the Yamakuras.Ch. 24

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga first appeared in Weekly Young Jump published by Shueisha in 2011. Manga volumes have since been published.

No. Release date ISBN
1 May 18, 2012[4] ISBN 978-4088793313
2 March 19, 2013[5] ISBN 978-4088795386
3 January 17, 2014[6] ISBN 978-4088797373
4 November 19, 2014[7] ISBN 978-4088900292

Anime[edit]

The series was adapted into an ONA that was released in March 2013.[1] Each webisode is about 2–3 minutes long and consists of short gags from the manga.[1][8]

Works cited[edit]

  • ^ "Ch." is shortened form for chapter and refers to a chapter number of the Cyclops Shojo Saipu manga

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cyclops Shōjo Saipū Comedy Manga Gets Web Anime". Anime News Network. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Cyclops shojo saipu Tora Yasu [BOOK]" (in Japanese). Cdjapan.co.jp. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  3. ^ "『サイクロプス少女さいぷ~』WEBアニメ - 週刊ヤングジャンプ公式サイト" (in Japanese). Youngjump.jp. Archived from the original on 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  4. ^ サイクロプス少女 さいぷ~ 1 [Cyclops Shoujo Saipu ~ 1] (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon. ISBN 4088793315. ASIN 4088793315. 
  5. ^ サイクロプス少女 さいぷ~ 2 [Cyclops Shoujo Saipu ~ 2] (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon. ISBN 4088795385. ASIN 4088795385. 
  6. ^ サイクロプス少女 さいぷ~ 3 [Cyclops Shoujo Saipu ~ 3] (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon. ISBN 4088795385. ASIN 408879737X. 
  7. ^ サイクロプス少女 さいぷ~ 4 [Cyclops Shoujo Saipu ~ 4] (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon. ISBN 4088795385. ASIN 4088900294. 
  8. ^ "Cyclops Shōjo Saipū Anime's 1st Episode Streamed - News". Anime News Network. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 

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