Wakaba * Girl airs Fridays at 11:40 am EST on Crunchyroll and again on Hulu. The first season has wrapped, and it is unknown if another season will be planned. Hulu ran the episodes five behind Crunchyroll and just recently received the last three. The show is based off of a 2013 manga and each episode lasts 7 minutes, 50 seconds.
Every single time the economy collapses, we get a new Batman film.
Think about it. Stock Market Crash of 1989, Batman. Final years of the Bush Administration? Batman trilogy. China just dropped the value of their dollar, and another Batman movie is on the way for 2016.
Why? Simple. Batman is that lovable rich boy turned vigilante, who purchases his own weapons and chases after the villains that occasionally, exist because of him.
.... Well we must be in for one hell of a financial free-fall, because coming out of Japan is the most adorable rich girl in recent history!!
Wakaba * Girl follows young lady Wakaba, who was living a very sheltered, rich girl life, until her grades sunk to remedial levels, forcing her to attend a regular, public high school.
... And she couldn't be happier!
Wakaba thinks the coolest thing in the world is regular suburban life. Each episode, she learns how to shop at a convenience store, drink soda and do all of the normal, every day things we "commoners" take for granted.
But, she's not a snob. In fact, she's the most grateful young lady you'll ever meet. Constantly happy and thankful for every little experience, and most of all, thankful to the point of tears for her friends. Wakaba-chan is always looking for ways to help people, and she is often quick to throw money at anybody offering her a bit of kindness. (A trait from her mother.)
Her friends Nao, Mao and Moeko don't always understand why Wakaba gets so excited about the little things, but they help her adjust along the way, introducing her to the "gyaru" lifestyle, which includes lessons in cooking, how to drink soda and BL (Boy's Love) and other romantic video games. Wakaba in turn is helpful to a fault, always trying to find ways to help her new friends get a leg up in school.
Also supporting Wakaba are her older sister and very young looking mother, who raise her. Wakaba's father is rarely seen, due to his work.
In the last episodes, we learn why Wakaba is so grateful for her friends. They're her first friends ever, as she spent most of her childhood moving around. Fortunately, she is here to stay as of the last episode, as her family decides not to further jeopardize her happiness.
This slice of life is designed to make your normal, mundane life seem like candy and sprinkles. It's cute, funny and paints rich girls out to be sheltered and sweet.
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Codename Sailor Earth is a lifelong anime and wrestling fan. IRL she is cartoonist Koriander Bullard, formerly Koriander Ake, a happily married Chicagoan. Her favorite anime is Sailor Moon. A baby in the late 80's, the first anime titles she ever saw were Speed Racer, Voltron and Robotech.