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Manga / Joshi Kausei

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From left, Shibumi, Mayumi, and Momoko

Joshi Kausei (女子かう生) is a "silent manga" written by Ken Wakai starring three girls: the innocent Mayumi Furui; the unfortunate Momoko Futo; and the calm and collected Shibumi Shibusawa and their everyday life attending high school.

It was adapted into a 12-Episode Anime series (with 3-minute-long episodes) and was released in April 2019. Can be watched on Crunchyroll.

Not to be confused with High School Girls, a different manga whose title has the same name, but is written with different kana.

The manga provides examples of:

  • Ambiguously Gay: Shibumi seems to be attracted to Momoko. The first episode shows her having a LOT of fun slapping Momoko's thighs together repeatedly.
  • Childhood Friends: Momoko and Shibumi are shown to have been friends since elementary school.
  • Four Is Death: In "The High School Girl and the Unlucky Day", Momoko starts her day by spilling coffee on her sweater in the shape of a 4. At the end of the episode, a crow poops on her sweater in the same shape.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Momoko tends to fail to realize that what she does can be easily misconstrued as lewd. For example, she thinks nothing of a stick of gum landing between her thighs, and even happily offers it back to the salaryman who accidentally dropped it there in the first place.
  • Joshikousei: The manga and anime series consists of this.
  • Leg Focus: One of the first sights we have of Momoko is of her long, shapely legs. Her thighs in particular get the most attention, being so thick that they jiggle (with a jello-like sound effect) when Shibumi closes ‘em together.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Momoko. The first episode consists of her laying on two desks, her long legs being the primary focus. Various shots in other episodes tend to focus on them as well.
  • New Transfer Student: A flashback shows Mayumi as this, explaining why she wears a different uniform from the other girls.
  • Potty Emergency: Chapter 73, “The Girl and Endurance”, focuses on Momoko really having to pee while on the train home and struggling to keep it in. She makes it in the end.
  • Punny Name: Momoko's full name (in Japanese order) is Futo Momoko. 'Futomomo' is the Japanese word for thighs.
  • Salaryman: A recurring character is one, usually sleeping on the same train Momoko commutes in.
  • Silence is Golden: Virtually no character speaks.
  • Slice of Life: There is no overarching plot, it’s just… A couple of girls’ daily life.
  • The Tease: Momoko decides to squeeze Mayumi's face between her thighs in episode 1.
  • Toilet Humour: Momoko seems to like poop jokes, as seen in the foggy window and kotatsu scenes.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Mayumi is very short and cute, but is still a high schooler like her friends.