Senryu Girl

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Senryu Girl
Senryū Shōjo volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of the first Senryu Girl manga volume
川柳少女
(Senryū Shōjo)
Genre
Manga
Written byMasakuni Igarashi
Published byKodansha
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original runOctober 19, 2016April 22, 2020
Volumes13 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byMasato Jinbo
Written byMasato Jinbo
Music byAkiyuki Tateyama
StudioConnect
Licensed bySentai Filmworks (worldwide rights excluding Asia)
Original networkMBS, TBS, BS-TBS
Original run April 6, 2019 June 22, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Senryu Girl (Japanese: 川柳少女, Hepburn: Senryū Shōjo), also romanized as Senryuu Shojo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masakuni Igarashi. The series was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from October 2016 to April 2020, and has been compiled into thirteen tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Connect aired from April to June 2019.

Plot[edit]

The story focuses on the relationship between Nanako Yukishiro, a girl who only communicates through senryū written on tanzaku, and Eiji Busujima, an ex-delinquent who attempts to write his own senryū.[4] The story follows their different takes on everyday life through their senryu. Most chapters take the form of a collection of yonkomas with a few more traditional pages thrown in; these tell the chapter's story when read in order.

Characters[edit]

Nanako Yukishiro (雪白 七々子, Yukishiro Nanako)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese); Natalie Rial (English)[5][6]
A high school girl who is taciturn and not good with verbal communication, instead of communicating exclusively through senryu, a form of haiku. A member of the Literature club, she is deeply enamored with Eiji and is very fond and accepting of him. She is seen as clumsy and a bit of an airhead.
Eiji Busujima (毒島 エイジ, Busujima Eiji)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (Japanese); Adam Gibbs (English)[7][6]
An ex-delinquent who develops feelings for Nanako. A member of the Literature club, he also attempts to write his own senryu despite his clear lack of talent. His slit, glaring eyes make him very intimidating to many and made him a target for other delinquents. Always seen in a gakuran with a white hoodie underneath, he is very caring towards Nanako, albeit being dense and gullible. Eiji is ranked second in terms of disconnect between their tough exterior and their club affiliation. Furthermore, Eiji dotes and adores his younger sister, Hanabi Busujima.
Amane Katagiri (片桐 アマネ, Katagiri Amane)
Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese); Whitney Rodgers (English)[8][6]
The president of the Literature club who is highly supportive of Nanako's attempts to woo Eiji. She loves to stalk the two in order to spy on their intimate moments. One of the highest-ranking in academics within her year group, she works multiple part-time jobs. She is also a well-accomplished novelist, though she keeps the fact hidden from both Nanako and Eiji. However, Nanako and Eiji quickly find out her secret.
Koto Ōtsuki (大月 琴, Ōtsuki Koto)
Voiced by: Rikako Aida (Japanese); Olivia Swasey (English)[8][6]
Eiji's childhood friend who is older by two years and attends the same high school as him. President of the "Modern US army combative" club, she has a very developed figure and a strong physique. Dotes on Eiji a lot and loves to tease him, as well as Nanako. While she seems to support Nanako and Eiji, she seems to have some feelings for Eiji herself. Coincidentally, Koto is ranked first in terms of disconnect between their tough exterior and their club affiliation.
Kino Yakobe (矢工部 キノ, Yakobe Kino)
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno (Japanese); Allison Sumrall (English)[8][6]
A very shy high school student who prefers to communicate through her drawings. Like Nanako, she does not speak through verbal communication. Additionally, she gets very nervous when interacting eye to eye, so she sketches out her face on her sketchpad and holds it up when communicating.
Tao Hanakai (花買 タオ, Hanakai Tao)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese); Carli Mosier (English)[8][6]
A gloomy and blunt high school girl famous for her highly accurate divinations as a fortune teller. She hides her identity as a fortune teller at school by parting her hair in the opposite direction. She relies on her fortune-telling for everything that she does. She has never been wrong with her fortunes.
Hanabi Busujima (毒島 花火, Busujima Hanabi)
Voiced by: Suzuko Hara (Japanese); Hillary Haag (English)[6]
The younger sister of Eiji Busujima. Eiji constantly dotes on her as she is young. She is seen a couple of times throughout the series and often says lines that are innocent to kids of her age, but makes things awkward for her brother and Nanako.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Senryū Shōjo is written and illustrated by Masakuni Igarashi. It began serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on October 19, 2016.[9] In February 2020, it was announced that the manga would end with thirteen volumes.[10] The manga finished on April 22, 2020.[11][2]

Volume list[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
1 April 17, 2017[12]978-4-06-395885-0
2 July 17, 2017[13]978-4-06-510061-5
3 October 17, 2017[14]978-4-06-510309-8
4 February 16, 2018[15]978-4-06-510968-7
5 June 15, 2018[16]978-4-06-511619-7
6 September 14, 2018[17]978-4-06-512603-5
7 December 17, 2018[18]978-4-06-513485-6
8 March 15, 2019[19]978-4-06-514442-8
9 June 17, 2019[20]978-4-06-515310-9
10 July 17, 2019[21][22]978-4-06-515691-9
978-4-06-515237-9 (LE)
11 October 17, 2019[23][24]978-4-06-516448-8
978-4-06-515238-6 (LE)
12 February 17, 2020[25]978-4-06-516448-8
13 June 17, 2020[26]978-4-06-518850-7

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on December 6, 2018. The series was animated by Connect, with Masato Jinbo directing and writing the series, and Maki Hashimoto designing the characters. It aired from April 6 to June 22, 2019 on the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS.[5][8][a] Sonoko Inoue performed the series' opening theme song "Kotonoha no Omoi" (コトノハノオモイ), while Rikako Aida performed the series' ending theme song "Ordinary Love".[27][28] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series worldwide excluding Asia.[29]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"The 5-7-5 Girl"
Transcription: "Go shichi go-kei joshi" (Japanese: 五七五系女子)
April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
2"Nanako's Diet"
Transcription: "Nanako no Daietto" (Japanese: 七々子のダイエット)
April 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
3"Let's Go to the Amusement Park"
Transcription: "Yūenchi ni ikō" (Japanese: 遊園地に行こう)
April 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)
4"The Canvas Girl"
Transcription: "Kyanbasu Shōjo" (Japanese: キャンバス少女)
April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
5"The Fortune Teller Girl"
Transcription: "Uranai Shōjo" (Japanese: 占い少女)
May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)
6"Nanako's Rebellious Phase"
Transcription: "Nanako no Hankōki" (Japanese: 七々子の反抗期)
May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
7"Nanako and the Seven Wonders of the Rain"
Transcription: "Nanako to Ame no Nana Fushigi" (Japanese: 七々子と雨の七不思議)
May 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)
8"If Nanako Wore a Swimsuit"
Transcription: "Nanako ga mizugi ni kigaetara" (Japanese: 七々子が水着に着替えたら)
May 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)
9"Eiji and Nanako's Dad"
Transcription: "Eiji to Nanako no Otōsan" (Japanese: エイジと七々子のお父さん)
June 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)
10"Nanako, Fireflies, and a Test of Courage"
Transcription: "Nanako to Hotaru to Kimodameshi" (Japanese: 七々子と蛍と肝試し)
June 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)
11"Watching the Fireworks with You"
Transcription: "Anata to Hanabi o" (Japanese: あなたと花火を)
June 15, 2019 (2019-06-15)
12"Nanako and Eiji"
Transcription: "Nanako to Eiji" (Japanese: 七々子とエイジ)
June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)

Reception[edit]

The anime adaptation generated over 100,000 copies for manga sales.[30]

The manga has over 600,000 copies sold in print.[31]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MBS and TBS listed the show at 25:55 on April 5, which is April 6, 2019 at 1:55 a.m.

References[edit]

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  21. ^ 川柳少女(10) [Senryū Girl 10] (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
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  28. ^ "Senryū Shōjo Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Ending Song". Anime News Network. March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
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