###Super GALS / Super GALS! Kotobuki Ran
Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: Troublesome Teens
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 52
Vintage: 2001-07-04 to 2002-09-26
Plot Summary: Ran Kotobuki is well-known as the #1 gal in Shibuya, and she lives to shop, eat, and have as much fun as possible. But she’s not all faux nails and para para; in the midst of all of her goofing off, she protects Shibuya from all manner of undesirable people, and she often devotes herself to helping both friends and strangers out of trouble, big and small. Of course, she’d rather be eating free food and scoring good deals on clothes, but getting someone out of a big pinch can be just as fun for her. Because of this, she’s widely respected by the denizens of Shibuya, and although she may look (and even act) a bit shallow, she’s got a big heart and a sense of justice that could put her Police Chief father to shame. But she’s not interested in that line of work, much to her family’s dismay. All she wants is to hang out with her best friends Miyu and Aya, and continue spending her days as Shibuya’s #1 gal.
[quote]Anime On DVD review
Super Gals is the kind of show I wish we were getting years ago but the market just couldn’t handle. It’s not heavily culturally based, but there’s a lot to it that adds to the feel of the show. The comedy in general though is pretty broad with only a few really culturally specific pieces. The broad comedy works well here and it’s highly addictive. I spent more time shaking my head and laughing at what was going on than I usually do. I can’t wait to get another volume.
[quote]Anime News Network review
Although it has its fair share of oddities, SuperGALS! is one of the most unique shoujo series to come into existence. Filled to every crack with cultural insights and accompanying humor, the series delivers its messages faithfully and energetically. Packed with just enough teen angst and frivolity to balance each other out, this is certainly a fun and emotional show for girls everywhere. Guys may enjoy it too, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself lost at some of the girls’ antics. In a market filled with magical girl shows, SuperGALS! most definitely does a good job in differently presenting the theme that “love and friendship” conquers all. Even if you still find yourself rolling your eyes at times.