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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": Ran Kotobuki, Miyu Yamazaki and Aya Hoshino, and their "adventures" around Shibuya, Japan.
Tropes used in this series include:
Action Girl: Ran, Miyu, Mami...quite a few gals, really.
Always Second Best: 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.
Beach Episode: Technically, it was an indoor swimming pool... decorated to look like the beach. With sand and everything!
Beware of the Nice Ones: 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 Bright Slap Miyu, or else...
Show Within a Show: 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.
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.
Totally Radical: most present in the English dub, though the Japanese version is probably like this as well.
Un-Cancelled: The North American DVD release went through this. After ADV Films 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.
Verbal Tic: Sayo peppers her sentences with "datchu" ("you bet").
Your Secret's Safe With Me, Superman: 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 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.