Marcos Villa | Reno, NV USA | 04/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Girls High Collection, Vol. 1-3
Though it was a little short on story, I completely enjoyed it.
Plenty of laughs and some decent character development make this
an imperfect yet fun series.
If you like pratfalls and common indecency than you'll probably like
the Girls High series."
Girl's High Rocks
Kubernes | 03/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These animes are very funny and, on occasion, very serious and thought provoking, if you look for it (especially episode 3).
Well executed characters who maintain their characterisation throughout; nice animation and great voices. Himeji's voice I particularly like.
The bonus episode, cast interviews, textless titles (one of the coolest opening/closing title sequences around) and, to a less extent, the trailers are all very welcome.
I came across this series on YouTube and just had to have the full quality product (missed a few meals to afford it!!!).
My only complaint is that the subtitles have been Americanised; and the language toned down. I much prefer the 'real' subtitles (with the YouTube rips) but I guess I can live with it.
10 out of 10 but shoot the subtitler... (I know enough Japanese, and the story-lines of these, to just about do without these subtitles anyway)."
Cute, but with little depth
ChibiNeko | Whereever I go, here I am. | 05/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this series after having read the manga series, so I knew what to expect. The manga has it's fill of panty shots & blatant fanservice, yet those shots are usually worked into the plotline of the manga relatively well. (It's still fanservice, but they manage to work it into the plot without using the usual cliches that most series use.) However, I wasn't prepared for the sheer amount of fanservice shown in the animated series! The characters can't go 10 minutes without someone showing their underwear or getting caught in a compromising position. While that's fine for a while, eventually it gets old & a bit annoying. Now, I don't mind watching fanservice (I'm not the target audience, but I know that fanservice is a guaranteed selling point), but it's when it's used to extreme that I get a little irked with it.
That aside, this anime is a pretty faithful adaptation of the manga. Most of the stories are left relatively in tact (apart from one or two changes) & most of the stories translate well. I do have to admit that during one or two episodes I began to get a little bored, though. This show isn't for marathon episode watching unless you have something else to occupy your time during it.
Would I recommend this to a friend? Maybe. The sheer amount of fanservice will turn many people off to this anime, which is a shame since the characters are so appealing & the stories are relatively fresh (not too many anime cliches in this anime). However, the manga version really is much better than the anime & not everything translated well. All in all, I'd recommend renting this before buying it. It's worth seeing, but it won't be to everyone's tastes."
Amazon's details are wrong!
P. Baltz | 04/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty good anime, but I had to 1-star it just because the details are wrong. Amazon lists this collection as having the English audio track, and it does not. This collection only contains Japanese audio with English subtitles.
I made the mistake of purchasing the 3 individual DVD's and then also buying the collection thinking that it has additional audio tracks, but IT DOES NOT. They are both exactly the same.
With that out of the way, this is an amazing price on a fairly good anime, so you should buy it right now. Just know what to expect before you order."