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--->''The world's greatest Gal.''

''Super Gals'' (2001-2002) is a 52-episode shoujo anime series, based on the manga ''Gals!'' (1999-2002) by Mihona Fuji, serialzed in ''Ribbon'' magazine that eventually collected into 10 ''tankoubon'' volumes.

It mainly revolves around three high school "kogals": [[GenkiGirl Ran Kotobuki]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast Miyu Yamazaki]] and [[NiceGirl Aya Hoshino]], and their "adventures" around Shibuya, Japan.
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!!Tropes used in this series include:

* AlwaysSecondBest: Half of the time, Ran doesn't even remember that Yuuya's name is in fact "Yuuya" and not "Second Place". Also, Mami can never beat Ran at anything even if it's something she's trained to be the best at.
* AmusingInjuries
* ArtShift: When Sayo and Masato really get into pretending to be detectives.
* BadassLongcoat: Ran, when she is wearing her signature long red coat.
* BalloonBelly: Towa in episode 31.
* BeachEpisode: Technically, it was an indoor swimming pool... decorated to look like the beach. With sand and everything!
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: Miyu. It took a very stressful period and sexual harassment, but the one time she snapped, the harasser was on his knees begging for his life in less than ten seconds. And he was lucky enough that Ran was there to BrightSlap Miyu, or else...
* BlandNameProduct
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde and red hair come from bottles, but still.
* ButtMonkey: The Tan Trio appear only to be humiliated by Ran. Even more notable because Ran would normally ignore them, but they always try to compete with her...
* CompensatedDating: What Aya was doing in the first episode.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ran, to some extent. Might be because of the fact that her whole family is made up of police officers.
* DancingTheme: A bit of it in the opening.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Can you say [[spoiler:"gang connections"]]?
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first chapters, one member of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tan Trio]] wasn't tan, and they mocked Ran on the fact [[ChasteHero she was still a virgin]] instead for not being tan.
* EducationMama: Aya's parents. This eventually causes a HeroicBSOD when she is pressured to give up her friends in favor of more studying.
* EnjoKosai: Aya, before Ran knocked some sense into her.
* GenkiGirl: Ran and Miyu.
* FireBreathingDiner
* GratuitousEnglish: Mainly from Ran and Tatsukichi. Sometimes reversed into GratuitousJapanese in the English dub.
* GratuitousFrench
* HappilyMarried: Taizo and Kiyako Kotobuki.
* HelloNurse
* HiddenDepths: Despite it's bright and shiny exterior, the show talked about seriously heavy issues like crime, broken families, gang violence and sexual harassment in the workplace.
* JapaneseDelinquents
* KidDetective: What Sayo and Masato imagine themselves as. In truth they are just two kids playing detective and [[SnoopingLittleKid snooping around]]
** There's three of them when Naoki (Tatsuki's younger brother) joins in, appearing in their detective song.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: Each one of the episode titles has a heart and an arrow in it somewhere.
* MegatonPunch: Ran does this numerous times throughout the show to various men.
* NiceHat: Sayo's hat.
* {{Ojou}} - Mami Honda. Ran also gets turned into one for an episode.
* RetiredOutlaw: [[spoiler: Miyu]]
* TheRival: Mami Honda.
* SadistTeacher: Gunjou.
* SecondLove: Yuya fell for Ran at first sight but [[spoiler: he ends up with Mami in season two]].
** [[spoiler: Rei dating Aya at the end of the series after agreeing with Ran that no relationship would work out]].
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Gunjou's attitude towards the athletic fest.
* ShowWithinAShow: Type 2 - Odaiba Shark and to some extent Type 3 as they meet the main actor from the television show on a number of occasions. Sayo, Naoki and Masato are completely mad fans (able to quote lines and episode numbers and names from memory; Sayo also believes the show is real) and have gone around re-inacting scenes at the locations.
** In one episode they're able to solve a case by comparing it to episodes of said television show where the main actor of Odaiba Shark says it's similar to one episode where the villian was hiding in a factory outside of town and by freak chance they were...
** Also, the action show Pink Panther X, of which Ran is a great fan... And has taken the place of the main actor in two different occasions (and cosplayed the main character once). The fact it's a kid show doesn't matter anything to her.
* SixStudentClique: Namely when three of the boys are involved.
* StalkerWithACrush: Miyu runs into one of these.
* StockFootage: the "Junior Detectives" theme song.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Miyu talks like this. Serves as a noticeable difference between Present!Miyu and Past!Miyu.
* [[ThoseTwoGirls Those Three Girls]]: The tan trio.
** Ran's comparatively normal school friends, Rie and Satsuki, also qualify as Those Two Girls.
*** Except Rie gets her own episode in season two centering on her relationship with a childhood friend. So Satauki is really the most forgotten.
* TotallyRadical: most present in the English dub, though the Japanese version is probably like this as well.
* UnCancelled: The North American DVD release went through this. After Creator/ADVFilms released the first 26 episodes over six volumes in 2003-04, they didn't release any more due to lackluster sales. A few years later, Right Stuf licensed the second season and released it as a single boxed set, although without English audio.
* VerbalTic: Sayo peppers her sentences with "datchu".
* WelcomeEpisode: For Aya.
* YourSecretsSafeWithMeSuperman: Sayo and co. believe the main actor in the show Odaiba Shark is the actual character. Whenever they meet up he pretends to be him so not to break their dreams. Later when he's [[spoiler:written temporarily out of the show]] he plays a coach in a Kid's Show, Sayo shakes him (the character) as a look-a-like.
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