Girls Bravo is a ShōnenManga series written and illustrated by Mario Kaneda and serialized from 2000 to 2005 in Shōnen Ace by Kadokawa Shoten. The series was made into an anime in 2004, with a second season made in 2005. There are 24 episodes total. It also inspired a Visual Novel.Yukinari Sasaki fears girls, having been teased and bullied by them to the point that he breaks out in hives upon mere contact with them. One day, having come home from school, his Tsundere neighbor Kirie Kojima kicks him into his bathtub, and he is transported to "Seiren," a mysterious world with a mostly female population. Much hilarity follows.A characters page is now under construction. Feel free to contribute.
The women of Seiren as a whole, who're all sexually repressed and horny, which doesn't become apparent until they lay eyes on a male. At that point, all sense of feminine modesty goes out the window as they'll Zerg Rush said male, to get dibs on them.
This also applies to Lisa, who lusts for Yukinari. She even has Kosame hold him at gunpoint to make him try the banquet she prepared for him. After which, she disrobes and places Yukinari's hand on her breast in an attempt to cure him of his girl phobia.
Lisa: (runs offscreen behind him) "Where are you going?? Get back here and FONDLE ME!!"
Amusing Injuries: In episode 3, after Kirie slams Fukuyama into the ground, his head is turned sideways for the next few scenes.
And I Must Scream: At the end of one episode, Fukuyama's conscience is trapped in a wooden board. Subverted in that after screaming for his sister Lisa to help him, he sees an upside to his predicament as he can now see up the skirts of women that walk over him.
Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Aside from her Tsundere tendencies, part of the reason why Kirie beats up Yukinari in the first episode's bathroom scene is because she feels a bit offended when he says he doesn't want to see her naked.
Yukinari falls for Miharu largely because she's the first girl able to touch him without setting off his reaction. And unlike almost every other girl, she genuinely treats him nicely.
Yukina falls for Yukinari because he helped her overcome her affliction of developing rashes when touched by boys.
Berserk Button: Kirie is apparently a really nice person unless one of two things happen: 1) somebody hurts one of the boys she likes; and 2) seeing the boy in question.
Big Brother Instinct: Tomoka and Fukuyama develop this sort of relationship and she by the end she is the only character to refer to him by his given name, Kazuharu.
Big Eater: Miharu. Handwaved in the manga, in that anyone from Seiren living on Earth full-time apparently requires vast amounts of energy. (It's less of an issue for Koyomi and Tomoka because they make regular trips home).
Blush Sticker: Occasionally invoked by various members of the female cast.
Boobs of Steel/Hidden Buxom: Kosame's breasts are fairly large, though not usually seen since she and Hayate always wear business suits. Episode 4 provides the first glimpse of them, when she strips down and unbuttons her shirt while straddling Kiriei in bed.
Borrowed Catchphrase: In episode 9, Tomoka takes over Kirie's Once an Episode catchphrase of "go (x)... in hell!" (in this case, "Go do it... in hell!". In episode 17, Yukinari also borrows it while battling Fukuyama in a video game.
Yukinari and Fukuyama are constantly beat up and abused by Kirie and to a lesser extent the other girls beside Miharu, and they both have allergic reactions to members of a certain gender.
Kirie herself sometimes becomes one when she is around a Psycho Lesbian.
The timid, male-phobic Koyomi gets molested and abused to a disturbing extent (mostly by Fukuyama).
Casanova Wannabe: Kazuharu Fukuyama. He has a habit of feeling up women whenever he so much as talks to them, and he has the resources to have a mansion with such features as central air in the flooring to blow up skirts, and an elevator that takes women's measurements.
Subverted with the fact that he's a Casanova to any women besides the main characters. He's usually seen surrounded by women when he's not trying to feel up Miharu or Kirie.
And while Fukuyama continues to sexually harass Koyomi and Miharu (who fails to notice), he befriends Tomoka and becomes something of an ally to Yukinari and the others. Including trying to snap Yukinari out of his Heroic BSOD with a well intentioned "you suck" speech, after Miharu gets kidnapped.
Chekhov's Gun: Remember Yukinari's being dressed as a girl early on? When he literally runs intoYukina, near the end of the series, his disguise and choice of name were the same as hers. Which practically made it foreshadowing.
Chekhov's Skill: In the opening scene of the 13th episode, Kosame is shown shadowboxing while in the shower; during which, she's seen moving effortlessly, despite the floor being wet. So when Fukuyama makes the semi-final bout of the "Girls Fight!" tournament a mud wrestling match, it didn't impair her movements at all.
Yukinari can't catch a break where girls are concerned, since they usually beat him up over things that aren't his fault; especially his next-door neighbor, Kirie. He's also the butt of Fukuyama's snark, who constantly refers to him as: "puny-nari". While Fukuyama's sister, Lisa, is obsessed with trying to make him her boyfriend.
Kirie is constantly the target of Fukuyama's sexual harassment, plus, Kosame's attempts to get her in bed. Then Hijiri becomes fixated on her to, adding to the dogpile.
Fukuyama also qualifies. though he usually brings it on himself the vast majority of the time. Not that it ever dissuades him in any way. All it seems to do is encourage him.
Chick Magnet: Yukinari. By the end of the series he has four girls after him. Given that he's allergic to all women other than Miharu, this probably counts as Blessed with Suck.
Chivalrous Pervert: Fukuyama, while he starts off as a mere Handsome Lech, eventually manages to achieve something approaching this by the end of the series.
In episode 11, Fukuyama cheats by having Lisa use her magic to help him beat Kirie in a ping pong battle. When she calls him out on it, he not only admits it, he tells her he never intended to play fair since they were playing to decide whether Kirie would have to give him a full-bodied bath massage.
Then Koyomi returns the favor, when she reveals she was an ace ping-pong player on Seiren. Fukuyama tries to throw her off her game by making lewd remarks about her underwear, which works until Kirie tells Koyomi to imagine the balls as Fukuyama. Which gave Koyomi the impetus to ace each of his serves, and win the match by a landslide.
Does Not Like Women: Yukinari himself, because until Miharu entered his life, women did NOT like him, to say the least.
Early Installment Weirdness: The anime struggles to find the right tone for the first several episodes. Kirie is more psychotic and abusive than she later becomes, and some of Fukuyama's antics really come across as Dude, Not Funny! Things improve as the show gradually becomes more absurd and the abuse and harassment start Crossing The Line Twice.
Effortless Amazonian Lift: Carrying around Yukinari doesn't seem to be a problem for Kosame. Must be because she's a hitwoman.
Embarrassing Old Photo: In episode 13, Fukuyama uses a baby picture of Kirie wetting the bed to blackmail her into entering the "Girls Fight!" competition, and offers to give it back only if she wins. In the end, he tears it up even though she lost and vows to keep it a secret, since he got to see her in a g-string.
Fanservice: The first piece of it is shown within the first 10 seconds of the first episode. Hell, the opening of the second season of the anime is a nude roll call of the female cast. The manga is less explicit in that there's no actual nudity, but it's still pretty over-the-top.
"Freaky Friday" Flip: In episode 12, Lisa's magic in the school swimming pool causes Yukinari and Fukuyama to switch bodies. Later, several other character's switch bodies, both intentionally and accidentally, when they realize what was causing the switching to take place.
Friendly Enemy: The Fukuyama siblings to the rest of the cast; how many other shows are there where the main antagonists are also Drop-In Character? Of course, sometimes they get a little too friendly.
First seen with Miharu while she and Yukinari are running away from the mob of women on her homeworld, Seiren, during the first episode.
The opening scene of the 13th episode shows Kosame shadowboxing while in the shower; during which her breasts bounce with each of her strikes.
Gender Bender: In one episode Lisa uses her magic to switch various people's bodies, although the body-switching gets out of hand (she didn't actually intend for gender-bending to occur).
Gendercide: Despite the fact that Seiren is already 9/10th female, Yukina wants to kill all the remaining men to turn it into, in her words, a "women's only paradise".
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Subverted as both Kirie and Fukuyama attempt this on Yukinari after Miharu is kidnapped only to discover that when you have spent years beating up a man for fun, slapping him when he is severely depressed and crying will not do much. He is eventually snapped out of it by a speech on Manly Tears by The Boss.
Gratuitous English: In the Japanese dub during episode 5, when Fukuyama shows up in Yukinari's house, he attempts to say "Good afternoon, everyone", but gets punched by a surprised Kirie before he can finish.
Heroic Sacrifice: Implied in episode 8 with Fukuyama, who dons a banana outfit and jumps into a crowd of Miharu clones, who explode on contact. The grocery store he saves builds a statue in his honor. Of course, Status Quo Is God and he's back to being the Lovable Sex Maniac he usually is in the next episode.
Hypocrite: In the first episode, Kirie once again prepares to pound Yukinari for walking in on her while she was in the shower. Yukinari points out that since he's so afraid of women, he has no reason to want to peep on her. Kirie then turns this around and accuses him of not liking her body, which only make her want to beat him up even MORE. Irritatingly typical Tsundere logic, you see.
Ignored Enamored Underling: While it's never explicitly stated, it's heavily implied that Lilica is secretly in love with Fukuyama. Such as the way she blushes whenever she accepts any of his orders as well as the tone she uses when addressing him as "Young Master". It isn't known whether Fukuyama is aware of her feelings and simply chooses to ignore it, or if he's just so fixated on pursuing Kiriei and Koyomi that he fails to realize it.
I'll Kill You!: Adding to the surrealism of this scene is the fact that this... um, character? says all of its lines in English, even in the original Japanese version. Which qualifies it as Gratuitous English.
Innocent Fanservice Girl: Miharu has no qualms about showing up naked in front of Yukinari and once tried forcing him to bathe with her. At one point in the anime she even walks around only wearing an apron because she thought Yukinari seeing her in something from his porn stash would make him happy. Also, the banana scene from the second episode. Good Lord.
Intergenerational Friendship: Tomoka the youngest cast member, who clams to be the most mature person on the show, and Lisa's henchman Hayate who actually is the most mature strike up a strange friendship.
I Warned You: When Maharu comes to Earth during the school fair, after Lisa predicts Tomoka and Koyomi's future will be crappy.
Lisa: I told them their future was crappy.
Jail Bait: To say Kirie's only 16, she's stacked and has a killer bod. So much so, that Fukuyama, Kosame, and Hijiri, all want a piece of her despite being older than she isnote Kosame and Hijiri are both adults, while Fukuyama's only a year older than Kirie.
Jerkass Has a Point: Regardless how anyone feels about Kirie, no one could argue with her response to Fukuyama (in the 11th episode), when he tried to justify buying all the hot springs in the area simply because she hadn't invited him and his sister, Lisa, along for their trip.
Lord Error-Prone: Mamoru Machida, wanna-be superhero and self-proclaimed savior of the neighborhood; since he's oblivious to what's really going on, he's easily the most destructive of the minor characters.
For starters, he gropes Kirie at every given opportunity and regularly pulls up her skirt, so he can see what color panties she's wearing and what kind. And doesn't care that he gets beaten up for it, since he'll just do it again anyway.
The 4th episode reveals he's installed floor vents in his mansion for creating updrafts to let him see under his maids' skirts. In addition, the elevator is designed to see through clothing to record women's exact measurements and render a model of their bodies in holographic 3D, for his enjoyment.
When he wound up switching bodies with Kirie, he immediately felt her up, and once he wound up in Miharu's body, he deliberately allowed himself to be fondled by a giant octopus in a scene resembling tentacle rape.
Lust Object: In-universe, Kirie's so hot that one episode showed she can't even walk down the street without being mobbed by middle-aged men asking her out. Not to mention, Fukuyama, Kosame, and Hijiri, all want to get in her pants, with Kosame being both the most persistent and the one who comes closest to succeeding. She even manages to lay one on her.
Maid Corps: Fukuyama's maids have had military training and patrol his estate while armed with automatic weapons. Lilica is his top enforcer and is unflinchingly loyal to him.
Male Gaze: Expect to see plenty of close-ups and zoom-in shots of Kirie's boobs, Kirie being groped, plenty of upskirt camera angles of girls' thighs, buttocks, and gratuitous panty shots... the list goes on.
Marshmallow Hell: Maharu does this to Yukinari, which she insists he likes even though she punched him out.
Megaton Punch: Frequently executed by Kirie against Fukuyama and Yukinari on occasion.
Mind-Control Eyes: Kirie displays these when the ghost girl possesses her in episode 10.
In the 4th episode, Kosame happens across Kirie in the hall of Fukuyama's mansion and coerces her into the bedroom at gun point. Once they're there, she shoves Kirie unto the bed and straddles her after stripping down to her panties. But the wandering spirits Lisa released earlier charges into the room and tramples Kosame before she gets any further.
In episode 13, Kirie faces off against Kosame during the semi-finals of the Girls Fight! tournament. Once Kosame pins her, she mounts her, while slipping her hands under Kirie's swimsuit so she could fondle her directly. Since the mud in the ring made it difficult for Kirie to gain any traction, she couldn't free herself, but she eventually breaks the hold and the fight continues. Though it ends abruptly when Miharu sneezes and unintentionally KO's Kosami.
Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Nonlethal variant; Kirie almost always yells "(Verb) IN HELL!!!" before unleashing a Megaton Punch on Fukuyama or (occasionally) Yukinari. Tomoka also starts doing this as well (much to Kirie's approval).
Psycho Lesbian: Kosame lusts for Kirie and takes every opportunity to try to have her way with her.
At the end of their fight at the school, she pins Kirie against the wall and and steals a kiss from her (on the cheek), and tells her they'd continue it some other time. Then exits through the hole in the wall, via a zip line while giving Kirie a wink.
Their semi-final match during the Girls Fight! competition is the closest Kosame ever gets to actually having sex with her and ends with Kosame stealing Kirie's first kiss.
Near the end of the series, she chases Kiriei around the house while calling her "big sister" and finally tackles her, but only goes as far as nuzzling her cheeks against Kirie's breasts.
Refuge in Audacity: In episode 23, Yukinari and the others finally go to Seiren, to rescue Miharu. The moment the women of Seiren lay eyes on them, they make a beeline for Fukuyama, who gladly volunteers to stay behind to "hold them off". Which is followed by a montage sequence of the women eagerly allowing him to strip them naked, grope, and fondle them to both his and their own hearts' content.
Satellite Love Interest: Miharu; but she's still the one he displays the most signs of romance with, since she's always nice to him.
Serious Business: Mamoru asks Lilica, who's had military training, for advice on cleaning.
Shotacon: Miharu's older sister Maharu openly gropes and flirts with Yukinari.
Smooch of Victory: Inverted, since Kosame took a blow from Lilica in order to save Kirie, but they still lost the fight. Even so, Kirie was touched by the gesture and was relieved that Kosame wasn't seriously hurt; prompting Kosame to kiss her (seen at 7:52-9:04)..
Spit Take: Yukinari does one in episode 2 when Miharu pops out of the shower.
Stalker with a Crush: Lots. Lisa for Yukinari; Fukuyama for any pretty girl but mostly goes after Kirie or Koyomi; Kosame for Kirie, Hijiri was obsessed with Miharu since they were children but later switches over to Kirie, and by the end of the series Yukina for Yukinari.
Stealth Hi/Bye: When Koyomi first arrives on Earth in Yukinari's house, Fukuyama appears in there out of nowhere while Kirie is talking to her.
He gropes Kirie at every opportunity, either through her shirt, or by slipping his hands under it. Which usually goes on for several seconds, complete with gratuitous close-ups of him kneeding her breasts, while she seemingly stands there letting him. Until she finally gets fed up and either sends him flying, or flattens him with one of her suplexes.
Kosame does it too, though not as often; preferring to nuzzle Kirie's boobs instead. But then, she'd MUCH rather get into Kirie's pants.
Kirie: You've always been a midget, a klutz and a blockhead. Not to mention slow in the head and snow on the uptake... I mean, I knew you were a hopelessly lame and worthless shell of a man, but to peep at me just because you can't get a girl...
Also gives one in the second episode to Yukinari, because she's upset about him wallowing and giving up looking for Miharu, who was taken away by Fukuyama:
Kirie: WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO GETTING YOURSELF ALL DEPRESSED LIKE THAT?!
Yukinari: But, Kirie—
Kirie: Oh, just give it a rest! You've always been that way! You give up without even trying and you act like a hermit. You mope, and you're clumsy — G*d, you're clumsy!
The Stoic: Hayate (except when someone asks him to marry him), Kosame (when she isn't around Kirie), and Lilica (unless told that Fukuyama has friends).
Fukuyama has actually been bothered by pain on three accessions, one, Kirie tied him out left him in an oil drum full of boiling water, two, he was hit by truck, and three, when Maharu KOed him with a kick to the face.
Tsundere: Kirie; for instance she shows concern for Yukinari and gives him her handkerchief to help him clean up after he was badly beaten, however she was the one who beat him because she walked in on Miharu changing in the living room. It's also subtly implied that she may have secretly liked Fukuyama, at one point. Now, she can't stand him.
Unlucky Childhood Friend: Subverted. While Kirie does harbor feelings towards Yukinari, the only time she attempts to get closer to him is during the 4th episode, when she makes a bento for him in hopes of spending some time alone with him. Not long after, she accepts that Yukinari is in love with Miharu and settles for being friends with him.
Unprovoked Pervert Payback: Yukinari is often subjected to this. Averted with Fukuyama, who often is deserving of any punishment he receives.
Unsettling Gender-Reveal: Occurs between Fukuyama and Yukinari, when Fukuyama grabs Yukinari by the groin when he was dressed as a girl.
Unwanted Harem: Three girls have feelings for Yukinari, one is a bully who has beaten him up almost every day for years, another is an insane YandereDark Magical Girl who tries to abduct and rape him, the final one is a kind and sweet girl who does not set off his woman allergy, guess which one he returns his feelings for. Actually four if you include the Big Bad, another YandereDark Magical Girl. In most other harem comedies, it'd have been the bully.
Villainous Rescue: Lisa ends up having to save the main characters in episode 12 after one of her spells goes awry and summons a giant octopus.