Please tell me! Galko-chan (or Oshiete! Galko-chan) is a twelve-episode anime adaptation of a manga series written and illustrated by Kenya Suzuki. The anime was produced by the studio Feel, and directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi. Each episode runs for less than eight minutes. The series is available to watch on Crunchyroll.
Please tell me! Galko-chan focuses on three different girls; a gyaru, an otaku and a lady. Three unlikely friends, but it works.
First is Galko, the blonde girl in that image up there. She is a gyaru – a term that applied to fashion- and peer-conscious girls in their teens and early twenties. Due to her looks, she is often subject to rumours of promiscuity, but she’s actually inexperienced and innocent.
Otako is the girl with the glasses, and is an otaku – someone who happens to be obsessed with something, in this case anime and books. She tends to tease Galko, and will often bring up suggestive topics to do just that.
That leaves Ojou, who is a proper lady from a rich family. She tends to be quite an airhead.
In addition to the three main characters, you also have the other members of Galko’s class. The schoolboys act exactly as you would expect teenage boys to act – pretty much one thing on their mind, and Galko tends to be the target of their fantasies.
Anyway, each episode pretty much consists of Galko, Otaku and Ojou talking to each other. Often, their conversations are about personal hygiene, so anyone who finds talk of periods or such uncomfortable would probably do best to steer away from this one. However, if you do check it out, you might learn something new regarding the female body. There’s a lot of myths and questions asked by teenage girls about their bodies here, and the show is not afraid to explore them.
Somehow, the conversations manage to keep you engaged. Otako’s tendency to tease Galko probably helps, since it is pretty funny seeing Galko get flustered by it. Ojou just happens to be there most of the time – her naivete is probably the thing she is most easily remembered for.
As you’d might expect from an anime featuring a buxom character like Galko, there is fanservice to be found here on occasion. It tends to tie in with the girls’ conversations.
There’s humour to be found here, as well. Taking into consideration the topics of conversation, it can be quite raunchy. Still, definitely worth a laugh or two.
Who would’ve thought that girls’ talk about personal hygiene and similar topics could prove to be a perfectly watchable anime? The three unlikely characters mesh well together, whilst providing some enjoyable humour.