Makoto Niwa meticulously tallies the amount of positive and negative youthful experiences he engages in as if to grade his own life. When his parents go overseas, he moves to a new town to live with his aunt, welcoming the change and ready for a fresh start. However, as ordinary as he had imagined his adolescence to be, he could never have taken the existence of an enigmatic long-lost cousin into account. Upon moving into his aunt’s house, he discovers the cousin he never knew about: Erio Touwa. Despite being Makoto’s age, she couldn’t be more different: Erio chooses to wrap herself in a futon all day rather than to go to school. She even claims to be an alien, and with a speech pattern and personality to back it up, any chance of Makoto’s dreamt-of normal life is instantly tossed out the window. As he meets a string of other eccentric girls in town, Makoto must face the possibility of seeing his youth points in the red. However, he might be surprised by how thrilling an abnormal youth can be. – My Anime List
Based on 10 review scores:
On the surface it may look like another barren stretch of land you could find anywhere but dig a little deeper and there is buried treasure to be found. Minus two stars if you don’t want to work for your entertainment, otherwise adore.
At its core, Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl, is a silly harem that follows the older harem stories like Love Hina and Ai Yori Aoshi. Over the last five years or so most of the harem series have been all about silly battle concepts like Sekirei or Is This a Zombie?. It is nice to see one come back and the silly comedy that includes strange women and a rather simple high school story line.
The Anime Guide
Overall, Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl is a good show. I look forward to rewatching it again in the future.
My Anime List
If you’re looking for something explosive, convoluted, and plot-driven, then I advise you to turn away. If, however, you’re looking for something light-hearted yet penetrating, then I urge you to pick this up. By the end of it, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, with its subtle but philosophical messages, really offers you a novel and reflective outlook on that awkward phase between puberty and responsibility. And, after all, that’s how life is: subtle but profound.
This show is really amusing because of the likeable cast of characters who inhabit the town (including a girl who wears a space suit and the pitch for the baseball team who runs away before every big game). The cast really drives the show, even if there isn’t a lot of action. A fun program that goes wonderfully after watching a mecha series.
The Nihon Review
The only questionable aspect of the series is the core of the story. Thematically, it plays out as a standard school life anime with only slight traces of romance. It’s nothing to remark on, though there’s a little trick the staff pulled to tie in some of the middle arcs to a surprisingly conclusive finale dealing with the protagonist. The main issue is with the structure. While the arc structure makes sense for the light novel medium—splitting the series into stories that explore each of the characters’ motivation for their unusual behaviour—it comes across as somewhat jarring in the anime. The show shifts focus too many times for the viewer to really get a feel for any member of the cast, despite being introduced to all of them. Erio doesn’t get much screen time beyond the initial episodes, the romantic tension between Makoto and Ryuuko receives only a vague resolution, et cetera. The show draws to somewhat of a close if you look at it thematically, and that’s the best the anime staff can do given the situation, but the plot leaves much to be desired. A second season, perhaps.