A 16 episode adaptation of the anime, Colorful\'s episodes are composed of vignettes typically involving men and teenage boys attempting to catch a glimpse of women\'s panties and/or look down their blouses. The episodes are fast-paced, experimental in animation and sound/music, manic and very short, about seven minutes each, and filled with ecchi comedy. The show is rather ambiguous as to whether it supports the fetishes it deals with or not. The perpetrators within the show usually either fail at their attempt to catch a glimpse, get caught in the act, or suffer Karmic retribution.
Anime fanatics tend to either love or hate the series as it is considered either wildly funny, or tasteless and depraved. Colorful shares similarities with Golden Boy in several ways: most notably the inclusion of one of the characters acting the bizarre toilet fetish of Kintaro Oe in one of the episodes.