Please Tell Me! Galko-chan

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Please Tell Me! Galko-chan
Oshiete! Galko-chan, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first manga volume.
おしえて!ギャル子ちゃん
(Oshiete! Galko-chan)
Genre Comedy[1]
Manga
Written by Kenya Suzuki
Published by Kadokawa
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Imprint MF Comics
Magazine ComicWalker
Original run 27 June 2014 – present
Volumes 5 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Written by Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Music by Ryo Takahashi
Studio Feel
Original network AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11
Original run 8 January 2016 25 March 2016
Episodes 12 + OVA[2] (List of episodes)
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Please Tell Me! Galko-chan (Japanese: おしえて!ギャル子ちゃん, Hepburn: Oshiete! Galko-chan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kenya Suzuki. The manga is licensed in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. A 12 episode short-form anime series adaptation aired from January to March 2016.

Characters[edit]

Galko (ギャル子, Gyaruko)
Voiced by: Azumi Waki[3]
The main character of the series, who despite her name and appearance, is very inexperienced and innocent, and gets easily embarrassed over her physique and what she says, as she sometimes accidentally says suggestive stuff. She has difficulty waking up early, but becomes more active as the day passes. She is also very emotional and becomes easily involved when reading books or watching movies, to the point of crying. She enjoys cooking, and usually makes her own bentos, and can even make bread. She is also terrified of body modifications such as piercings, despite having earrings. She also has an older sister, with whom she often exchanges clothes, including her school uniform; she gets angry, however, after finding out just what her sister does with it.
Otako (オタ子)
Voiced by: Miyu Tomita[3]
One of Galko's friends, an Otaku with glasses who likes to mock Galko and gets constantly annoyed by her inability to wake up early. She likes to tell and ask Galko especially about suggestive topics. Between classes, Otako prefers to sit quietly and read. At home she watches anime based on her brother's recommendations.
Ojou (お嬢, Ojō)
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi[3]
Another of Galko's friends, who is a proper lady from a rich family. She is friendly and somewhat of an airhead.
Charao (チャラ男)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
One of Galko's classmates, a blond boy who is outgoing, popular, and tends to tease Galko. He is the vocalist and bassist of the school's light music club.
Otao (オタ男)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
One of Galko's classmates and Charao's friends. A shy otaku boy with glasses who has a crush on Galko. He is shown to be a closet pervert.
Supoo (スポ男)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
One of Galko's classmates and Charao's friends. He is the tallest boy at his class. He's a regular at the school's baseball team, and is very careful but proud about his haircut.
Abesen (アベセン)
Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura
Galko's homeroom teacher.
Okako (オカ子)
Voiced by: Yūko Iida
Galko's very tall classmate who has a bad posture due to her height, and is also interested in the occult. The boys start stalking her after they learn from Galko that she also has big breasts.
Nikuko (肉子)
Voiced by: Juri Kimura
Another of Galko's classmates, a very plump[4] girl with glasses. She is a member of the girl's futsal team, nicknamed "Sonic Meat" by the boys because she's very fast despite her weight.
Iinchou (委員長, Iinchō)
Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa
The class president of Galko's class with a serious personality. Her name translates literally into "class president".
Bomuo (ボム男)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa
Galko's quiet classmate who was initially annoyed by her, but warms slightly to her after she changes his eye-covering hairstyle. He earned his nickname from Charao after coming to school with bed hair, and Galko fixed his hair for him. He buys beauty products and starts using that as his regular hairstyle, and appears to have developed a crush on her.
Ouji (王子, Ōji)
Voiced by: Yuna Yoshino
Galko's classmate who is very tomboyish. She is often shown talking with Iinchou. Her name translates literally into "Prince".
Galko's sister
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa
Galko's older sister, who has tanned skin and even bigger breasts than Galko's. She also has a boyfriend, with whom she has engaged in sexual roleplay while wearing her sister's uniform, much to Galko's disgust upon finding out.

Manga[edit]

Kenya Suzuki originally began publishing the series on Twitter, but it was moved to Kadokawa's ComicWalker website on 27 June 2014.[1][5] As of November 2015, the manga had been viewed over one million times.[5] The series is licensed for publication in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.[6]

Volumes[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 22 November 2014[7]ISBN 978404067185722 November 2016[8]ISBN 978-1-626923-62-1
2 19 June 2015[9]ISBN 97840406768457 February 2017[8]ISBN 978-1-626924-30-7
3 22 February 2016[10]ISBN 97840406791296 June 2017[8]ISBN 978-1-626924-91-8
4 23 January 2017[11]ISBN 978404068712424 October 2017[8]ISBN 978-1-626925-57-1
5 23 July 2018[12]ISBN 9784040697529-

Anime[edit]

An anime television series written and directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi and animated by the animation studio Feel. Kenji Fujisaki provides the series' character designs. The opening theme song is performed by the voice actresses for the three main characters.[1][5]

The series premiered on 8 January 2016 as part of Ultra Super Anime Time on Tokyo MX, BS11, and AT-X.[3] Crunchyroll simulcasted the series worldwide outside of Asia.[13]

An original video animation was bundled with a special edition of the fourth manga volume, which was released on 23 January 2017.[14][15]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Is It True You're a Gyaru?"
"Gyaru na Onna no Ko tte Hontō Desu ka?" (ギャルな女の子って本当ですか?) 
8 January 2016
2 "Is It True That You're a Rich Girl?"
"Ojō-sama tte Hontō Desu ka?" (お嬢様って本当ですか?) 
15 January 2016
3 "Is It True That You're an Otaku Girl?"
"Otaku na Onna no Ko tte Hontō Desu ka?" (オタクな女の子って本当ですか?) 
22 January 2016
Galko gets a tan from a tanning salon, leading to Otako making fun of her having dark nipples. She says that her nipples are still pink because she wore pasties, so then Otako makes fun of her for that. One of the boys is talking about an anime, which he is bullied for, but then when Galko asks to know more about it, the bully decides he'll start watching that anime. Otako makes fun of Galko's nipples again, then the next day says that inverted nipples can be a problem for people with large breasts, leading to complications with motherhood. This makes Galko sad as she wants to be a mother, and she runs from class crying. After that, Galko misses a few days of school, and Otako gets worried. Ojou tells Otako to make up with Galko, so Otako goes to Galko's home. When Galko doesn't answer, Otako gives an emotional apology, and then Galko reveals she was only out sick from school and invites her in. 
4 "Is It True That You Can't Help Moaning?"
"Koe ga Dechau tte Hontō Desu ka?" (声が出ちゃうって本当ですか?) 
29 January 2016
Ojou, Otako and Galko compare hand sizes, and Galko gets self-conscious about the size of her hands. Then, Otako spots a pubic hair on Galko's shoulder, but doesn't make fun of her for it because she doesn't want to make her upset, only for Galko to point it out herself. Ojou gives Galko and Otako massages, but neither can stop themselves from moaning in class. Galko helps everyone in the class by having what they need. Otako makes fun of her by asking for a pad and a condom, which Ojou misunderstands to her great embarrassment. Otako makes fun of Galko's large breasts and areolae again, and Ojou is glad everything is back to normal. 
5 "Is It True That You're a Big Sister?"
"Onee-chan tte Hontō Desu ka?" (おねーちゃんって本当ですか?) 
5 February 2016
6 "Is It True That Underwear Is Embarrassing?"
"Shitagi wa Hazui tte Hontō Desu ka?" (下着はハズいって本当ですか?) 
12 February 2016
7 "Is It True About the Boy at the Pool?"
"Pūru to Shōnen tte Hontō Desu ka?" (プールと少年って本当ですか?) 
19 February 2016
8 "Is It True You Have Horrible Bed-head?"
"Hidoi Neguse tte Hontō Desu ka?" (ヒドい寝ぐせって本当ですか?) 
26 February 2016
9 "Is It True You're Scared of Holes?"
"Ana ga Kowai tte Hontō Desu ka?" (穴がコワいって本当ですか?) 
4 March 2016
10 "Is It True You Come to School After Being Out All Night?"
"Asagaeri Tōkō tte Hontō Desu ka?" (朝帰り登校って本当ですか?) 
11 March 2016
11 "Is It True That Butts Are Culture?"
"Oshiri wa Bunmei tte Hontō Desu ka?" (お尻は文明って本当ですか?) 
18 March 2016
12 "Is It True You're Friends Forever?"
"Isshō no Tomodachi tte Hontō Desu ka?" (一生の友達って本当ですか?) 
25 March 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kenya Suzuki's Oshiete! Galko-chan Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation in January". Anime News Network. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Products". galko.jp. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Oshiete! Galko-chan TV Anime Casts Minami Takahashi, Azumi Waki". Anime News Network. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Please Tell Me! Galko-chan Character Profiles: Nikuko" (in Japanese). Feel. Retrieved February 7, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c Komatsu, Mikikazu (6 November 2015). "Web Manga "Oshiete! Galko-chan" Gets TV Anime in January 2016". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Seven Seas Adds Full-Color Please Tell Me! Galko-chan Manga". Anime News Network. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  7. ^ おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん 1 [Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 1]. Kadokawa Corporation (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Please Tell Me! Galko-chan". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  9. ^ おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん 2 [Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 2]. Kadokawa Corporation (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  10. ^ おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん 3(仮) [Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 3]. Kadokawa Corporation (in Japanese). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  11. ^ おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん 4 [Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 4]. Kadokawa Corporation (in Japanese). Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  12. ^ おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん 5 [Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 5]. Kadokawa Corporation (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  13. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Please Tell Me! Galko Chan Anime". Anime News Network. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  14. ^ おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん 4 OAD付き特装版 [Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 4 Special Edition with OAD]. Kadokawa Corporation (in Japanese). Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Please tell me! Galko-chan Manga to Bundle Original Anime DVD". Anime News Network. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 

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