331st G-View: Battle Girl High School

A growing trend I noticed recently was anime adaptations of “combat girl” mobile games. I think this is the third one I saw in less than two years. Question is what did this show do to stand out from its peers. Let us find out as we take a look at Battle Girl High School.

Battle Girl High School Cover

Genres: Action, Comedy, Science-Fiction

Themes: School Life, Armored Maiden.

Number of Episodes: 12

G-Rating: 7/10

Plot Summary: In the year 2045, the world has been contaminated by Irous (mysterious invaders who suddenly appeared), and humans find themselves restricted and contained. Standing boldly against these invaders are ordinary girls everywhere, without a powerful army or even weapons. The Shinjugamine Girls Academy is a school for these “Hoshimori” (Star Guardians) destined to fight the Irous.

Irous

The Irous. The main threat of the show.

The best description I can give this show is that it is a hybrid of Schoolgirl Strikers – Animation Channel and Ange Vierge. To be more specific it is a better version of Schoolgirl Strikers with a more colorful presentation (though the soundtrack is nothing special), livelier cast, cooler looking enemies (the Irous) and stronger yuri vibes ala Ange Vierge. Other than that it follows a similar formula to SS:

  1. The girls are either busy with a school/personal activity, having fun or having some dramatic character development when the show is not focusing on the main plot.
  2. At some point in most episodes the girls are attacked by or go after the Irous.
  3. Cool henshin sequences, followed by cool battles.
  4. The days= is saved or the plot thickens.
Misaki getting a good scrub

The animation quality is nice in the casual, action and sexy scenes.

As readers have noticed the show’s narrative is straightforward, which is not a bad thing at all. The show does have its neat and intriguing moments in terms of its story, cast and their development but do not expect anything groundbreaking or innovative. Perhaps if it were the only “combat girl mobile anime” on the block in quite some time then perhaps it would have felt more special. Instead it is a show with a similar story to what was recently done (2016-2017) but better in my opinion.

Main and vice president

My two favorite hoshimori.

Also like the other “combat girl” shows BGHS has a large cast wherein the leading ladies get plenty of screen time while the side-girls’ time in the spotlight varies. Several girls get their own episode to develop and strengthen their teamwork power and friendship-love bonds with their respective super brahs.

Misaki about to launch Miki

The leading hoshimori, Miki and Misaki.

As I said the side-girls get varying degrees of screen time but when it comes to the leading ladies Miki and especially Misaki there is nothing to complain about in terms of them not getting enough development. Luckily both are fun characters to follow with Miki being the shining beacon of light of the Hoshimori and Misaki is the tough/serious girl with a big heart.

Renge-senpai

Renge. The show’s resident “hunter”.

When it comes to yuri the show has several ships among the super brahs like my personal favorite Kaede X Sadone but the strongest source of yuri is the “hunter” (girl flirting with every other girl in the cast) Renge. There is no doubt she is a lesbian and has no problem hitting on her classmates in public hoping one of them will reciprocate her love. Being a hoshimori of course means that when her cuties are in trouble she will use all her power to protect them from danger. She is naughty but also pretty badass like the rest of her harem.

Big Bad Witch

The show’s big bad was rather dull.

Oh. One last thing. I do not need deep, complex or “grey area” villains/antagonists for them to entertain me but when it comes to this show’s big bad she was quite dull. I do not think our heroines directly interacted with her even once. They might have seen her but as far as fighting or confronting her…nada. She felt more like a background character than a legitimate threat. All she did was sent stronger Irous and a few surprises at the hoshimori. Other than that she is forgettable.

Overall Battle Girl High School does not bring anything new to the magical girl or armored maiden genre but it is still fun to watch. Girls Club aficionados and casual armored maiden fans will find some decent enjoyment in this show. Peeps who enjoyed Schoolgirl Strikers and/or Ange Vierge will probably enjoy this one too.

PS: There is a male teacher alongside the female ones but his sole purpose is to help guide the hoshimori. He does not get personal with any of them. Shocking, I know. Basically he is harmless.

About OG-Man

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19 Responses to 331st G-View: Battle Girl High School

  1. LuzeriP says:

    Just like you said, the girls were fun to watch but the actions were lacking. I think the villain girl (is she have a name? I forgot) was the most non existence villain I’ve ever seen. But compared to SS and AV, I enjoyed this the most. Mostly because of the girls. My favorite is the idol couple.

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  2. cirno9fan says:

    Easily my favorite out of them. MikiMisa was a great ship, and the show had a good amount of sturdy ships. My favorite couple was probably Kaede and Sadone too, but it’s not an easy choice. I agree the villain was forgettable, but the alter girls were one surprise I did not predict.

    would welcome another season~

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  3. Liddo-kun says:

    I know this anime isn’t very popular, but really enjoyed it. Decent enough action, cute characters, and some of the episodes are rather yuri… one of my favorites is episode 6. Renge sempai is the best. XD

    Have bought the Limited Editiion CD to support the anime. Here are the pics in case anyone wants to see. The case is huge. ^___^ https://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=6135132&postcount=41

    Oh, and I’ve also ordered the Official Artworks Compilation – it’s on it’s way to me now. ^__^

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  5. mihomaho says:

    The show reminds me of Girlfriend Beta it’s at the best when the girls just relaxing doing whatever cute. The villain doesn’t impress just like the male teacher.

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  6. K says:

    This show was alright, although the finale was lacking in my opinion. The girls were interesting and I dare say there was a reasonable amount of screen time for everyone not named Miki and Misaki, better than Schoolgirl Strikers in that regard.

    Of the Hoshimori, Kurumi (flower girl) is my fave. I liked her calm demeanor and she helped break down the barriers around Misaki’s heart. I’m with ya on Renge, though!

    No argument about the villain from me. Morgana was a better villain because she was actually involved with the plot and we got to learn a bit about her. The only things we know about this nameless woman is that the Irous answer to her and she’s apparently doing all of this for the thrill. The Dark Hoshimori was quite threatening, I say.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Yup. It was overall a better SGS.

      Flower Girl is one of the sexiest of the cast and her calmness brought much joy to viewers and helped out her buddies on several occasions. Renge’s definitely top 3.

      The Dark Hoshimori were far more intimidating and interesting than the big bad ever hoped to be.

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  7. yurimylove says:

    I hope we get a spin-off series starring Renge, where there’ll be plenty of cute girls for her to go after… and that she’d get the girl of her dreams in the end XD

    oh and, Renge from Non Non Biyori are welcome to make a cameo

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  8. Liddo-kun says:

    I claimed the Official Artworks Compilation from the post office yesterday, and took pics of it today. Sharing them here in case others like to see. Posted the pics on the link. ^___^

    As always Fortissimo pair are beautiful…

    https://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=6147330&postcount=53

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