Girls’ High (Joshikousei) – episode zero

April 2, 2006 on 10:39 pm | In Girls' High | 16 Comments

“High school girls have their stupid side”

This show goes by a billion names; it seems that the Japanese English name is “Girls’ High”. I’ve done my research and I haven’t watched any anime with substantial fan service in it since October 2005, and I can’t remember the last show I saw that prominently featured panties: I was surprised to see Girls’ High is swimming in them.

This is a ten minute promo OVA to set up the concept for the Girls’ High TV series: girls about to enter a private high school, excited about the prospects in store, break into their school the day before their entrance ceremony. They are shocked and appaled to find that girls might be as messy and disgusting as boys are.

This is a very simple set up, filled with many unashamed panty shots and a perverted “camera man”. Shots that could frame centre to give a proper framing of a character’s face instead go down, down, into the skirt region. I’m reminded of what it was like to be a mere lad of 16 or 17 and researching fan service on the internet, and writing what one might call an “uninformed critical essay” on the matter.

It’s fun stuff, featuring everyone’s favourite person of the moment, Noto Mamiko, as the bespectacled member of the group. It seems like I’m now watching three shows with her in it after coming down from Monster.

Girls’ High is the anime that I don’t normally go for but sometimes envy those who write about it. This time it shall be mine.


  1. Apparently it begins broadcast in Japan this month.

    By the way, I gather you haven’t seen “Najica Blitz Tactics”. I doubt this series has as many panty shots as that one does, but that’s because it’s pretty much impossible for any series to have more.

    Comment by Steven Den Beste — April 4, 2006 #

  2. I suggest to stay away from Najica. Most of the time it looks as if it was animated with MS Paint. This show was really a reminder that quality goes over quantity. I’m actually not so sure whether Najica was full of fan service or rather sarcasm. The protagonist (Najica) came off very wooden and unsympathic. The only thing that worked a bit was her synthetic assistant.

    Comment by Chris — April 5, 2006 #

  3. Wow, they’re not even trying on the skirts…just making them so short the panties are visible from any angle barring directly overhead. Bold!

    Comment by Toren — April 7, 2006 #

  4. The skirts are the result of creative modification from the girls themselves. I was at the train station today and noticed that the skirts school girls wear in Australia actually go past the knees. Seems sensible to me.

    Comment by Alex — April 8, 2006 #

  5. […] The first episode of Girls’ High is the same as episode zero, with an extra half added on in which the “tricked” girls become friends with the initial trio. […]

    Pingback by Anime Pilgrimage D/R » Girls’ High - episode 1 — April 15, 2006 #

  6. i think its sick and perverted the way they have their skirts

    Comment by crystal — April 11, 2007 #

  7. i think it looks cexy! i love anime!

    Comment by josh — May 18, 2007 #

  8. i need anime

    Comment by nawaf — May 25, 2007 #

  9. hey why dont you show us your panties?? , this is art , their lovely skirts and nice panties

    Comment by pantieslover — July 2, 2007 #

  10. yuck!

    Comment by tess — February 21, 2008 #

  11. So you are soooooo out raged by the panty shots that you lovingly screen capture and post them here….

    That’s almost funnier than the show it’s self…which we LOVE…. we wish there were more episodes.

    Comment by Foo bar — March 17, 2008 #

  12. Surely this was the one write up where I was nothing but positive about Girls’ High. The fan service was never my problem with it.

    Comment by Alex — March 17, 2008 #

  13. i love anime

    Comment by raven — June 19, 2008 #

  14. so do i. for all anime lovers, i call them animeniac. did you agree with me?

    And as i know about 90% anime is showing girl panties.

    Comment by Daiichi — August 14, 2008 #

  15. i think its a mistake.

    there is no episode zero

    Comment by jesse — November 30, 2008 #

  16. wtf?

    this is episode 1 not episode zero

    and there is no episode zero

    Comment by jesse — November 30, 2008 #

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