SuperGALS!

Season 1 Episode 1

The World's Greatest Gal ♥ Go! Go! → Ran Kotobuki

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 01, 2001 on TV Tokyo
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The World's Greatest Gal ♥ Go! Go! → Ran Kotobuki
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Ran lives in the fascinating world of Gals, who are teenage girls with bleached/dyed hair, baggy socks, and short school skirts, and an attitude to match. Ran and her friend, Miyu Yamazaki spend most of their waking hours in the district of Shibuya, where they encounter Rei Otohata and Yuya Asou, the first and second place winners of the Super High School Student Grand Prix. Ran also meets Aya Hoshino, an academically strong classmate, but it is rumored that she has been subsidating, that is dating men for money! Ran tries to convince Aya that subsidating is wrong, but Aya refuses to listen, and she happens to be on her way to one that could mean giving up her body!moreless

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    Geoffrey Mueller

    Satoru

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    Kaytha Coker

    Kaytha Coker

    Student 1

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    David Harrison

    David Harrison

    Police Voice

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    Kaytha Coker

    Kaytha Coker

    Tan Face Red

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    Yukiko Tamaki

    Yukiko Tamaki

    Tan Face Red

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    Shondra Marie

    Shondra Marie

    Tan Face Yellow

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    • TRIVIA (6)

      • Ironclad Rules for Gals
        Can't run from a fight.
        I've gotta have eight hours of sleep or my skin breaks out.
        If you want it, go and get it.
        Got your crosshairs on it? Get it!
        Never waste any money.

      • In both the Japanese and English dubs, Miyu talks in the third person perspective, like "Miyu likes this."

      • Throughout the series, including the opener and the scene breakaways, the Gals and friends perform Para Para Dancing, which consists of primarily arm and hand movements and very little leg movement. This is a popular club dance form in Japan that boomed in the late 1990's to the early 2000's, and can be done as a group like line dancing. It's also popular at concerts where you can only move your arms and hands anyway. The music that goes along with this is mainly techno.

      • Shibuya station is the third most business commuter rail station in Tokyo. And there really is a famous Hachiko (dog) statue outside on the west side.

      • Character debut - This episode debuts most of the main characters for the show:

        Ran Kotobuki - age 16, #1 Gal, Red Streak
        Yamato Kotobuki - age 25, Police Officer, Single
        Miyu Yamazaki - age 16, Loves Yamato, Ran's super-good friend
        Mr. Nakanishi - Instructor of 25 years, Nickname: Naka-Teach
        Rei Otohata - age 17, Super High School Student Grand Prix, 1st place
        Yuya Asou - age 16, Super High School Student Grand Prix, 2nd place
        Aya Hoshino - age 16, New Friend
        Also introduced are: Satsuki, Rie, Tan Face Red, Tan Face Yellow, and Tan Face Blue.

      • GAL lingo
        carried - carried away (usage: Don't get carried)
        GL - Good Looking (usage: Check out the GL guy on p.32)
        Incom - incomparably
        Uber-Pissed - super pissed
        Mat Gal - mature gal

        Second Place - Yuya Asou's nickname because he's ranked second in the list of GL guys in the magazine after Rei Otohata.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Miyu: Back when Miyu was totally out of hand. Yamato always listened patiently, and Yamato wrapped up Miyu in his sweet warm heart. That's why this is Yamato and Miyu's Memorial Police Box of Love.
        Ran: So have you kissed yet?
        (Miyu gasps.)
        Miyu: (shaking head) Not yet. He said he's going to wait until Miyu grows up a little more.
        Ran: Take it easy, wild and crazy. It's good to have a guy who's got his hormones in check.
        Miyu: Coming from a gal like you, that's serious advice.
        Ran: Guys don't get to first base with me unless I'm totally sure of their love. That's my rule.
        Miyu: Don't worry. (opens wallet) Miyu is absolutely sure this guy's love is real.
        (Miyu kisses her open wallet, and it's revealed there's a photo of Yamato inside.)
        Ran: Gross.

      • Yamato: It's so pitiful, it makes me want to cry. Dad's a chief of detectives. Mom's a policewoman. You were born into a family of police officers, but (cries)
        Ran: I'll have you know, heeding our parents, and being a cop is NOOOOTTTTTTTTTT on my agenda!

    • NOTES (2)

      • Aliases
        Throughout the series, David Harrison is credited as Richie Pesto for his voice acting.

      • Title Appearance
        Each title is depicted by some graffiti on the wall with a street number (episode number) and three entries. It looks something like this:

        1st street The World's Greatest Gal ♥
        Go! Go! → Ran Kotobuki.

        The second entry (Go! Go!) is usually a repeated phrase and the arrow sometimes points downwards if the third phrase is long.

        The street number will not be shown since it does not show on the previews.

        Titles are posted with the following priority:
        1. ADV / RightStuf English Sub (post as official title)
        2. ADV English Dub (post as Note)
        3. Enoki Films Title (append Note)
        4. Japanese romanization / translation (append Note)

        Enoki Films Title: SuperGAL! - Get Going! - Ran!

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