What Constitutes an Only Girls Anime? [Definition, Meaning]

We here at Honey’s Anime have been using the Only Girls Anime tag for a long time, but it occurs to us that there might be some people out there who might not know what that means. Is it an anime for only girls? Is it an anime full of girls? Is it a harem?! Well, if you have found yourself asking this at some point, let us clear the air a bit. Today, we are going to let you know what exactly constitutes an only girls anime. From the cast to the plot, we’re going to tell you all about them. Tune in to learn more about only girls anime!
All Girls?!

So the phrase “only girls” comes from the main fact that only girls anime have only girls. Or mostly girls. The main cast will be made up of girls with very minor (very very very very VERY minor) parts played by boys, who may not have any consequence to the plot. These anime revolve around a group of girls and whatever plot is presented to us in the anime. These girls will be the only cast that we really care about since everyone else is inconsequential, but you know you’ll absolutely love them! However, make note, this is not the same as a harem anime, where the main character is male and surrounded by boys! Only girls anime may have fan service, but there’s no men involved (mostly)!


  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Januar 2018 - March 2018

Aihara Yuzu is forced to transfer to a new school when her mother remarries. As a rather sociable gal, Yuzu thinks of this as a chance for her to experience new things like love and new friendships, but of course, the school she ends up at is a super strict all-girls school, which does not match Yuzu’s flashy style. To make it worse, Yuzu’s new sister is actually the student council president, Aihara Mei, who confiscated Yuzu’s phone and chided her for her fashion! The relationship between Mei and Yuzu started off rocky, but there might be more sizzling under the surface for the two of them as Mei forcibly steals Yuzu’s first kiss. Did we menton that Mei is technically engaged?

Citrus has to be one of the few newer only girls anime that has plenty of drama, but just look at its setting! Citrus is set in an all girls school and the plot is about two step sisters, so it’s clear that this is going to be an anime mainly focused on girls. Let’s not forget the very few appearances by men who are supposed to be important, but are actually forgotten amongst the other girls involved in this anime. Citrus is a great example of an anime that might have parts for men, but the plot is most definitely centered on an all girls cast from the two main characters to the other girls who are in love with them. Of course, you get a lot of drama in this anime, but hey, sometimes we enjoy watching that, right?

Citrus Official Trailer

Comic Girls

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2018 - June 2018

Moeta Kaoruko is training to be a mangaka for yonkoma manga (4-koma manga) at the age of 16. As such, Kaoruko is moving into a dorm for young mangaka where she is going to share a room with Koyume, who does shoujo manga. Also living at the dorm are Ruki, a mangaka dealing in smut, and Tsubasa, a shounen mangaka. These four girls may be lumped together because of their love of manga, but fun times are in store for them!

Comic Girls is an only girls anime that steps away from the drama that Citrus has and focuses more on a bunch of girls hanging out together, working towards their dreams. Kaoruko is rather inexperienced, but at this dorm, she’s going to learn a lot more about manga and teenage relationships than she is prepared for, but that’s all the fun of dorming with girls, right? Get your mind out of the gutter, they are just going to have some (probably) innocent misunderstandings and help each other grow. Comic Girls may technically be about manga, but it’s really about how these four mangaka help each other during the toughest of times so that they can continue to grow and develop into proper professionals.

Comic Girls PV

Slice of Life

For the most part, when it comes to only girls anime, the genre tends to lean towards comedy and slice of life. Many anime featuring an all girl cast will be about their lives and their friendships, with some other things sprinkled between. There’s no intense drama, no one gets hurt, and the girls just have fun. These type of anime tend to set the basis for many iyashi-kei slice of life, but most of all, they make up most only girls anime! Let us show you an example of a few.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka (Is the Order a Rabbit?)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2014 - June 2014

Hoto Cocoa is going to high school away from home, so she’ll be livign with the Kafuu family who owns the Rabbit House Cafe. Cocoa immediately befriends the founder’s daughter, Kafuu Chino, who has a fluffy white rabbit named Tippy that sits on her head. At her new home, Cocoa will have to work at the Rabbit House Cafe in return for allowing her to stay there. At the cafe, Cocoa will befriend Tedeza Rize, a gun loving waitress; Ujimatsu Chiya, a waitress from a different rabbit-themed cafe; and Kirima Sharo, a girl who acts like a lady but is actually working because she’s poor. Everyone is a little different but these 4 girls know just what it means to be friends!

When it comes to slice of life, most people will immediately think of an anime like Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka, an only girls anime. The cast is all female except for Tippy the rabbit and the barista, but they hardly play much of a real part to the progression of the story. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka just has a group of girls who are all different, but they get along in their own ways because they care about each other. There’s little to no drama, proving it to be quite the iyashi-kei slice of life. The girls just focus on their friendships and coffee. Lots of coffee! It’s just a fun loving only girls anime; what more can you reall ask for?

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? PV

Gabriel DropOut

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2017 - March 2017

Angels are usually required to live amongst humans in order to gain an understanding of them before they can be full-fledged angels. Even the top angel, Gabriel White Tenma, has to complete this task before she is allowed to become a real angel and fulfill her mission of bringing the greatest happiness to all of mankind. Once on Earth, Gabriel forgets about her ideals and becomes an otaku in love with video games and not much else. One of Gabriel’s friends, April Tsukinose, is a demon who is fed up with Gabriel’s attitude towards life, but Gabriel doesn’t want to change for anything. The two of them have another angel friend, Raphiel Ainsworth Shiraha, who is a bit of a sadist, and a demon friend who is determined to rule the Underworld, Santanichia McDowell Kurumizawa.

Ah, Gabriel DropOut… It was quite popular during its season for its comedy and slice of life aspects. This only girls anime has almost no men whatsoever, but the girls are all silly and cooky in their own way, which makes for an entertaining watch. Just look at Gabriel, who has to be basically bribed or dragged to school or Santanichia who is actually more or less a saint, despite being a demon. While crass, this all girls anime is full of humor and fun times and just like Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka, all these different characters are brought together through friendship. It may be supernatural, but Gabriel DropOut is a slice of life like so many other only girls anime and it is really fun to just watch.

Gabriel DropOut PV

Final Thoughts

Well, you started off this article with questions, but now, we hope that you’ve managed to learn a thing or two about only girls anime. If you have any questions about them, please do let us know in the commetns below. Or perhaps you have a favorite only girls anime that you didn’t realize was categorized as such? Please feel free to share and discuss your favorite only girls anime! Thank you for joining us for yet another article, here at Honey’s Anime, and stay tuned in for more of what you love with us!

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