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->''Roses are red.\\
Violets are blue.\\
This show's about panties.''

''Colorful'' is a short series (16 episodes, each about seven minutes long) about males and their obsession with panties (and sometimes breasts). It's quick paced with little to nothing in the way of actual plot, focusing instead on delivering {{ecchi}} humor in whatever way it can.

Not many characters show up more than once, and those that do lack depth. Among the recurring ones are Hirokawa and Itani (two college students), Yamamoto (a cute athletic girl), Yamamoto's coach, the English teacher, Steve (an American transfer student obsessed with photography), and Shimoi (a TV reporter).

As TheOtherWiki says, "Anime fanatics tend to either [[LoveItOrHateIt love or hate]] the series as it is considered either wildly funny, or tasteless and depraved."

Not to be confused with the Japanese animated film also titled ''Film/{{Colorful}}''.

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[[caption-width-right:334:Colorful!]]

->''Roses are red.\\
Violets are blue.\\
This show's about panties.''

org/pmwiki/pub/images/colorful_7524.jpg]]

''Colorful'' is a short series (16 episodes, each about seven minutes long) about males and their obsession with panties (and sometimes breasts). It's quick paced with little to nothing in the way of actual plot, focusing instead on delivering {{ecchi}} humor in whatever way it can.

Not many characters show up more than once, and those that do lack depth. Among the recurring ones are Hirokawa and Itani (two college students), Yamamoto (a cute athletic girl), Yamamoto's coach, the English teacher, Steve (an American transfer student obsessed with photography), and Shimoi (a TV reporter).

As TheOtherWiki says, "Anime fanatics tend to either [[LoveItOrHateIt love or hate]] the series as it is considered either wildly funny, or tasteless and depraved."

Not to be confused with the
2010 Japanese animated feature film directed by Keiichi Hara. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Eto Mori, produced by Sunrise and animated by the animation studio Ascension.

Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul known only as "I" is informed that he is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake in his former life was before his time limit in Makoto's body runs out. He
also titled ''Film/{{Colorful}}''.has a number of other lesser duties he must complete, such as understanding what led Makoto to commit suicide in the first place and learning how to enjoy his second chance at life.

Not to be mistaken for the manga and anime series ''Manga/{{Colorful}}''.



!!This series provides examples of:

* AccidentalPervert: Jamie
%%* ActuallyPrettyFunny
* Creator/ADVFilms: nowhere is their mythical "studio culture" better exemplified than in the DVD extras for this series.
%%* AffectionateParody
* AllMenArePerverts: This is "All Men Are Perverts: The Series".
%%* AmusingInjuries
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In one episode, there is a movie about a giant man with a camera. [[spoiler: He shrinks back to normal when he spots a [[PantyShot pantyshot]].]] In a later episode, there's a [[HugeSchoolgirl 50 foot]] [[{{joshikousei}} high school girl]].
%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
%%* BilingualBonus
* {{Butterface}}: One of the running gags, frequently done by a DiscretionShot.
%%* CatchPhrase
%%* [[TheChikan Chikan]]
%%* DerangedAnimation
%%* {{Dojikko}}
%%* {{Ecchi}}
%%* FanDisservice
%%* {{Fanservice}}
* FunnyForeigner: Steve
%%* {{Gainaxing}}
%%* GenericCuteness
%%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GirlInABox: Connie[=/=]Prize B
%%* {{Gonk}}
* GratuitousEnglish: Some of which is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish surprisingly good]].
%%* HandOrObjectUnderwear
* HotLibrarian: Actually a hot English teacher.
%%* ImagineSpot
%%* {{Joshikousei}}
* {{Kotatsu}}: Neatly serves up the standard ecchi treatment.
* MaleGaze: The point of the series, both for the audience and as far as the male characters are concerned.
* MsFanservice: Nearly every female in the entire show.
%%* NegativeContinuity
%%* {{Nosebleed}}
%%* OcularGushers
* PantyShot: Pretty much the whole point.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Steve (an American exchange student) and the school's English teacher are both blond-haired and blue-eyed.
%%* {{Pixellation}}
%%* PoorPredictableRock
%%* RapidFireComedy
* RunningGag: Japan's exotic upside-down Fuji. Also, "L... R... L... R..."
* ShaggyDogStory: The last episode plays out as a fanservice-free OutOfGenreExperience, with the reporter character Shimoi presenting a special about a mysterious psychic, who appears at the end to display his powers. The psychic chants and gestures dramatically, there's an uncomfortable pause... [[spoiler:and Shimoi's skirt falls down. Cue [[MaleGaze close-up of her underwear]].]]
%%* ShoutOut
%%* ShowWithinAShow
%%* StockFootage
%%* SuperDeformed
* ThemeTuneCameo: The theme song plays on TV in one episode.
* WidgetSeries: Thanks in no small part to the outrageous animation and numerous insane {{Eye Catch}}es.
%%* WingdingEyes
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Subverted, in that only the Prize B girl (who is a sentient, animate cutout of an anime character) has an unnatural hair color.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

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!!This series provides examples of:

!!Tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: Jamie
%%* ActuallyPrettyFunny
AloofOlderBrother: Mitsuru, towards Makoto.
* Creator/ADVFilms: nowhere is their mythical "studio culture" better exemplified than in the DVD extras for this series.
%%* AffectionateParody
* AllMenArePerverts: This is "All Men Are Perverts: The Series".
%%* AmusingInjuries
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In one episode, there is a movie about a giant man with a camera. [[spoiler: He shrinks back to normal when he spots a [[PantyShot pantyshot]].]] In a later episode, there's a [[HugeSchoolgirl 50 foot]] [[{{joshikousei}} high school girl]].
%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
%%* BilingualBonus
* {{Butterface}}: One of the running gags, frequently done by a DiscretionShot.
%%* CatchPhrase
%%* [[TheChikan Chikan]]
%%* DerangedAnimation
%%* {{Dojikko}}
%%* {{Ecchi}}
%%* FanDisservice
%%* {{Fanservice}}
* FunnyForeigner: Steve
%%* {{Gainaxing}}
%%* GenericCuteness
%%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GirlInABox: Connie[=/=]Prize B
%%* {{Gonk}}
* GratuitousEnglish: Some of which is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish surprisingly good]].
%%* HandOrObjectUnderwear
* HotLibrarian: Actually a hot English teacher.
%%* ImagineSpot
%%* {{Joshikousei}}
* {{Kotatsu}}: Neatly serves up the standard ecchi treatment.
* MaleGaze: The point of the series, both for the audience and as far as the male characters are concerned.
* MsFanservice: Nearly every female in the entire show.
%%* NegativeContinuity
%%* {{Nosebleed}}
%%* OcularGushers
* PantyShot: Pretty much the whole point.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Steve (an American exchange student) and the school's English teacher are both blond-haired and blue-eyed.
%%* {{Pixellation}}
%%* PoorPredictableRock
%%* RapidFireComedy
* RunningGag: Japan's exotic upside-down Fuji. Also, "L... R... L... R..."
* ShaggyDogStory: The last episode plays out as a fanservice-free OutOfGenreExperience, with the reporter character Shimoi presenting a special about a mysterious psychic,
AmbiguouslyEvil: Pura Pura who appears has a habit of smiling either at the end wrong moment or rather evilly as well as "I" questioning whether or not he is an angel. [[spoiler:He's not and is in fact a soul that had also been offered the chance to display be redeemed but had failed his powers. The psychic chants task.]]
* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:"I" as Makoto is more vocal
and gestures dramatically, there's an uncomfortable pause... [[spoiler:and Shimoi's skirt falls down. Cue [[MaleGaze close-up forward then Makoto ever was much to the surprise of her underwear]].his classmates, prompting "I" to wonder what kind of person Makoto was. "I" as it turns out is Makoto.]]
%%* ShoutOut
%%* ShowWithinAShow
%%* StockFootage
%%* SuperDeformed
* ThemeTuneCameo: BigBrotherInstinct: Mitsuru, despite being an AloofOlderBrother, also has this in him especially when [[spoiler:'Makoto' goes missing and has been beaten up by a gang. Mitsuru finds him and carries him back home.]]
* BumblingDad: Makoto's father.
* CompensatedDating: Hiroka, Makoto's crush, is into this because [[spoiler:the things she wants are expensive.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Makoto due to finding out his crush is into CompensatedDating and that his mother was cheating on his dad.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are several hints to "I"'s true identity of being [[spoiler:Makoto such as him still having a crush on Hiroka, the fact that he can draw, and Shouko saying that he was back to 'normal'.]]
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Pura Pura does not take it well when "I" calls him the wrong name.
* NearRapeExperience: Though it is unclear how serious Makoto was being, pinning Shouko down and trying to kiss her had some uncomfortable vibes.
* NoAntagonist:
The theme song plays on TV most central characters are flawed, but basically decent people, none of whom could be called an antagonist for the main character. His own worst enemy in one episode.
the story would be himself.
* WidgetSeries: Thanks in no small part NoSocialSkills: Shouko, possibly due to the outrageous animation and numerous insane {{Eye Catch}}es.
%%* WingdingEyes
[[spoiler:bullying she has endured.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Subverted, in OnlyFriend: [[spoiler: Saotome becomes Makoto's first friend. It's the point where he's really seen as beginning to enjoy life instead of going through the motions]].
* ParentsAsPeople: Makoto's parents have their flaws (the mother cheated for a time while the father is a doormat at work), while still clearly caring about their sons.
* POVCam: When "I" is first introduced.
* TheReveal: "I"'s true identity is... [[spoiler:Makoto, having been tricked by the spirit world into believing
that only he was the Prize B girl (who spirit of someone else, and that he was just taking over Makoto's life while trying to find out what his sin was before he died. His sin was killing himself.]]
* RedemptionEqualsLife: [[spoiler:"I" A.K.A the spirit of Makoto, gets to keep his life after finding out his sin and redeeming for it.]]
* StartsWithASuicide: Makoto's to be exact.
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Makoto's father
is stuck at a sentient, animate cutout job where they constantly give him overtime while never giving him a promotion for his work.
* ThroughHisStomach: Makoto's mother spends most
of an anime character) has an unnatural hair color.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
the film making homemade meals, much of which "I" refuses to eat because of his resentment towards her. [[spoiler: Mitsuru yells at him about this, as before "the incident", she bought prepackaged meals, and is now putting in far more effort that he is cruelly refusing]].
* UnnamedParent: Both of Makoto's parents.
* YourCheatingHeart: Makoto's Mother.
12th Nov '14 8:26:34 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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%%* {{Butterface}}: One of the running gags, frequently done by a DiscretionShot.

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%%* * {{Butterface}}: One of the running gags, frequently done by a DiscretionShot.



* GratuitousEnglish, some of which is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish surprisingly good]].

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* GratuitousEnglish, some GratuitousEnglish: Some of which is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish surprisingly good]].
11th Nov '14 10:56:18 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny

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* %%* ActuallyPrettyFunny



* AffectionateParody

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* %%* AffectionateParody



* AmusingInjuries

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* %%* AmusingInjuries



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* BilingualBonus
* {{Butterface}}: One of the running gags, frequently done by a DiscretionShot.
* CatchPhrase
* [[TheChikan Chikan]]
* DerangedAnimation
* {{Dojikko}}
* {{Ecchi}}
* FanDisservice
* {{Fanservice}}

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* %%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* %%* BilingualBonus
* %%* {{Butterface}}: One of the running gags, frequently done by a DiscretionShot.
* %%* CatchPhrase
* %%* [[TheChikan Chikan]]
* %%* DerangedAnimation
* %%* {{Dojikko}}
* %%* {{Ecchi}}
* %%* FanDisservice
* %%* {{Fanservice}}



* {{Gainaxing}}
* GenericCuteness
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar

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* %%* {{Gainaxing}}
* %%* GenericCuteness
* %%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar



* {{Gonk}}

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* %%* {{Gonk}}



* HandOrObjectUnderwear

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* %%* HandOrObjectUnderwear



* ImagineSpot
* {{Joshikousei}}

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* %%* ImagineSpot
* %%* {{Joshikousei}}



* NegativeContinuity
* {{Nosebleed}}
* OcularGushers

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* %%* NegativeContinuity
* %%* {{Nosebleed}}
* %%* OcularGushers



* {{Pixellation}}
* PoorPredictableRock
* RapidFireComedy

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* %%* {{Pixellation}}
* %%* PoorPredictableRock
* %%* RapidFireComedy



* ShoutOut
* ShowWithinAShow
* StockFootage
* SuperDeformed

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* %%* ShoutOut
* %%* ShowWithinAShow
* %%* StockFootage
* %%* SuperDeformed



* WingdingEyes

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* %%* WingdingEyes



* ZettaiRyouiki

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* %%* ZettaiRyouiki
28th Sep '14 8:08:40 PM PhysicalStamina
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Added DiffLines:

* WidgetSeries: Thanks in no small part to the outrageous animation and numerous insane {{Eye Catch}}es.
24th Jul '14 2:32:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: SuperMilkChan herself is Aki Yamamoto in the english dub.
26th Dec '13 11:04:38 AM Horn
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In one episode, there is a movie about a giant man with a camera. [[spoiler: He shrinks back to normal when he spots a [[PantyShot pantyshot]].]] In a later episode, there's a 50 foot [[{{joshikousei}} high school girl]].
** Would that be an example of a literal HugeSchoolgirl?

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In one episode, there is a movie about a giant man with a camera. [[spoiler: He shrinks back to normal when he spots a [[PantyShot pantyshot]].]] In a later episode, there's a [[HugeSchoolgirl 50 foot foot]] [[{{joshikousei}} high school girl]].
** Would that be an example of a literal HugeSchoolgirl?
girl]].
5th Dec '13 10:57:36 PM Bakazuki
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Added DiffLines:

Not to be confused with the Japanese animated film also titled ''Film/{{Colorful}}''.
15th Oct '13 7:17:56 AM woodwardiocom
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* AllMenArePerverts

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* AllMenArePervertsAllMenArePerverts: This is "All Men Are Perverts: The Series".
6th Mar '13 5:48:38 AM MacronNotes
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As TheOtherWiki says, "Anime fanatics tend to either [[LoveItOrHateIt love or hate]] the series as it is considered either wildly funny, or [[RefugeInVulgarity tasteless and depraved]]."

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As TheOtherWiki says, "Anime fanatics tend to either [[LoveItOrHateIt love or hate]] the series as it is considered either wildly funny, or [[RefugeInVulgarity tasteless and depraved]].depraved."
22nd Jan '13 7:11:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DroppedABridgetOnHim
This list shows the last 10 events of 16. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Anime.Colorful