English: So, I Can't Play H!
Synonyms: Dakara boku-ha H ga Dekinai.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
25 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company
Score: 6.921 (scored by 21136 users)
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SynopsisNEVER make a deal with a wet goddess you've only just met. That's a lesson Ryosuke Kaga learns the hard way when he foolishly agrees to let Lisara Restole use some of his "essence" to stay in this world. Because despite her smoking hot appearance, Lisara's actually a Shinigami, a Goddess of Death. However, she DOESN'T steal years off his life like any decent Shinigami would do. Oh no, instead she sucks him dry of something much more perverse by leeching off his lecherous spirit and draining his ability to enjoy... er... the things that teenage boys normally spend most of their time thinking about! And now that he's been de-debased and de-debauched by her un-dirty trick, the poor regenerated degenerate's only hope of getting his licentiousness renewed is to join the queen of mental-clean on her quest, since when she leaves our mortal plane he regains his normal immorality! But the termination of the probation of his reprobation isn't guaranteed, because Goddesses of Death can be really harsh mistresses and it's going to be anything but easy to go back to being sleazy!
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai
Side story: Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. OVA
Summary: Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. Recap
Characters & Voice Actors
NOTE: Again, this review is only based on the anime. I haven't read both the light novel and the manga.
EDIT: Some grammar check and minor addition of content. My opinion regarding the anime still remains the same.
After I and my ecchi-addicted friend watched the first episode of "Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai" (which we simply watched since I saw it here on MAL that it's like High School DxD), we both know that there's no sparks out there, trying to hook us - its watchers - to get into the anime. Despite that, we still continued to watch the anime. Although finishing the anime could be rewarding, I doubt that most people will have enough patience to last that long, with the anime's first four episodes not deviating from the usual ecchi anime formula, (with the clothes melting off and "OOH, BOOBS!!!") and the laughs simply not enough.
The male lead character, Ryousuke, is also your usual male lead character: a lecherous wimp of a teenager (though he gains some sort of powers, the first one - making him regain ero-energy - I find cheesy ). At least I find Lisara, the female lead, a good character, serving as a foil to the pervert Ryousuke.
The art and character design is very much similar to High School DxD. Not that I have any complaints about it since it actually looks nice and all.
What made the first four episodes "lacking in sparks" is that 1) the first episode basically showed all of Lisara's powers as a shinigami, and 2) the following episodes follows the usual plot developments of the usual ecchi anime, which has become, simply put, predictable and bland. By that time, some - if not most - of its viewers would've dropped the series, thinking that it shouldn't take half of the series' worth of episodes to get them hooked to the anime (unless all they're looking forward to is more boobs, that is).
The latter half of the anime features a genre shift from mostly ecchi/harem to more of action (although the fan service still is there), and by this point until the last episodes (which features another genre shift to romance), the story actually starts to have an identity of its own (and also, more sense to comprehend).
Unfortunately, this anime's problem - overall - is that it plays safe and by doing so, it actually became something that is trite and banal, so if you're going to watch this seeing that it's like another (albeit inferior version of) High School DxD. If, on the other hand, you haven't seen much ecchi in your whole life (or you simply just wants boobs, boobs and more boobs in your anime), then perhaps you might just enjoy this one. read more
If you're looking for an ecchi show, one that's filled with fan-service, one that has a perverted teen in his puberty years thinking about lewd thoughts, or a High School DxD clone, then look no further. So, I Can't Play H (also known Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai) is a series about a group of breasts with a perverted protagonist who makes the deal of his short life with a beautiful Shinigami, or in English terms, a grim reaper during a wet and rainy night.
~ The Deal
Or maybe known as the story. Well, the overall tone of the story is predictable and filled with common cliché, gags, and fan-service. The young boy Ryosuke Kaga (also better well known as Ero-suke, which in my opinion is the better name that suits him considering his nature) plays the main role of the protagonist. He is a perverted at some degrees but at the same time surprisingly funny to watch for his charms and will to protect the girls, or in his words “girls are to be treasured”. He is sort of the middleman compared to other perverted protagonists of the common gag in today's anime industries. For one thing, yes..Ero-suke is perverted but at the same time has a heart of gold, especially towards the shinigami he made a deal with.
Surprisingly though, there is an actual plot to this series. Can you believe it? An actual plot for an ecchi series! Well, foremost, there are tentacle like beings in the beginning that seems to come after the duo like pouring rice. Later on though, a more direct plot seems to develop and mysteries fill the void.
~ Goddess and the Servant
One of the main focus of the series is the interactions, relationship, and bond between main protagonists Ryosuke/Ero-suke and Shinigami Lisara Restall. With her deep scarlet hair and eyes, she is seen as a beautiful goddess of death. It is seems at first glance that she just wants to use Ryosuke for her own purposes. Later on though, we see that she does in fact cares for her dear servant, showing tendencies of care and even jealousy. Oh boy, my tsundere sense is tangling.
~ Others of the Daily Life
Of course, there are other characters that drives the series. We have the childhood friend who has boobs that evokes the jealousy of the other female cast. We have the Shinigami rival against Lisara who lately have developed a sense of lust and love towards Ero-suke. We have an idol who is seen as the mascot of the series.
Talk about daily life being turned upside down for our poor protagonist.
~ When life gives you money, you make fan-service
Being an ecchi show, it is no surprise that the theme of tentacles comes into play. In fact, the first episode and nearly every one so far shows this theme. And of course, clothes being shredded in combat, Ero-suke supplying his powers towards his partner through eroticism, and the inflatable boobs of our teen star idol also gives the show its gags.
Strangely though, this series actually makes sense through its usage of fan-service. Can you believe it? It's actually part of the story. As clothes gets shredded, it symbolizes a loss of power and weakness. As it comes back together, so does strength and the will to fight again! And of course, curtsey of AT-X, the series offers uncensored (yum) for those who wants to avoid the dark shades, light, and fog of the series that hides our guilty pleasures.
The art and music of this anime series is just average although some of the character designs actually seems to be quite appealing, namely Lisara's Shinigami outfit. If you don't believe me, just look at that beauty. Some of the soundtrack also plays its role to convey the battle moody actions in the other world against the tentacle like beings while other times just seems to be there and not really noticeable.
Well, that's not entirely true. "Platinum 17" by yozuca (the Ending theme song of the series) seems to be quite noticeable. It seems to show a possible future romantic relationship between Ero-suke and Lisara, a “forbidden love” between master and servant. The flower, the bath, the bedroom, it's all there. Unfortunately though, he doesn't really manage to flower the pot.
~ The verdict
Well, to enjoy this series, I would say that focusing on the story and characters seems to be the key factor. Yes, there is fan-service. Yes, there are the gags. Yes, there is cliché. What did you expect? If you can't deal with it, then hit the drop button now. However, it does seem that the verdict is not carrying its bar so high. With some of the latter factors as well as the dull plot coming around, this series seems is going downhill. It's not as hot as it originally was before and that's not an understatement. Ultimately, this series is one of those guilty pleasures to watch but for those more into the advanced plot settings with more insightful characters, then look elsewhere. read more
-Main normal guy which loves erotic things and has the special powers.
-Main girl is from underworld demon.
-No censorship on the chest and pants.
Red Hair Girl
Perverse lad meets a beautiful redhair, and thus ends up in various shenanigans with monsters and higher beings from another world, both series emphasizes heavily on fanservice.
They're both about demons and have a lot fanservice, as well as no censorship and a main female lead with red hair and perverted, but caring male protagonists, though Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. is way better than Highschool DxD in every aspect.
same perverted guy who becomes a property of some dark entity, the only diffence is that the guy in the other anime is treated like a their kind while in the other the guy is treated like a dog.
they have very similar art and story.
Perverted protagonist and a girl, who's protecting him.
Storyline is pretty much the same (Dakara imo is better)
Perverted main character
Both main girls are heads of a clan even both have red hair
Both have fighting
Both are uncensored.
I Can't Do H and Highschool DxD are both ecchi and the protagonists fight to protect someone they love. Both anime involves magic and fighting a non-human.
Both have some kind of demon heroin, both heroines have red hair, both have some sort of "contract", and both have them H.
Both have the perverted main male character also both Main male characters are bound to a main female character
Well, in both series, we have the typical high school boy with perverted thoughts. He meets a heroine that has a rather similar appearance but with a mysterious background and forms a "contract" with her.
There is quite a lot of ecchi, comedy, drama, and action in both series. Both anime also contain gag and generics. Just be aware of those if you decide to watch their series from the beginning.
Both are supernatural and have their comedy and ecchi moments.The male main character is also pervert like Issei (even more perverted than he) and the female main character is also similar with Rias.
Similar in the comedy aspect and it's all good ecchi fun. It's also got a battle anime type story going on, they're made for each other.
An pervert boy and a beaultiful red-haired girl... It seems a very similar story
It's pretty like this..... a woman barge onto his life and change everything.. well same level of epicness and ecchiness.... too bad both anime is epic but the ecchiness ruins it but it's still great :)) both is a masterpiece
similar everything literally....
both have a pervert main protagonist young boy who all he can think is erotic shit
both have another demon like supernatural red headed woman that uses some supernatural power contract so they are always together
both have fan service and uncensored,
both are set placed in a school, which involved fighting with monsters/humans/some supernatural things..
both contain some comedy if visible, ecchiness to the extreme, school, romance.
and both i dropped half way through or earlier.
-Both show boobies but i would say Dakara does it more professional and real
-Both MC's are perverts
-Both somewhat die and have a relationship with the heroin
-Both take place in school
ITs about devils and people with special powers. Also they both have some ecchi scenes.
• Both female leads are red head.
• Both female leads are from the underworld realm.
• Both guy loves erotic things.
In both of these anime there's one main guy character who uses his hornyness as his power. There are also a bunch of girls, and the main character gains power through one of these girls to defeat evil.
Contains Ecchi and extremely Pervert main male.Both anime focuses on magic and special/choosen one(which of course the male prota)
Fap-able and both ended only by 1 arc(12eps)
The opening song is Trance-techno for both anime
it's just like twins anime with different maker....
Main female characters both have red hair, both use fire with their main weapon and both make an alternative dimension when fighting against the enemy. Also, tells the main male character that he will not live for very long.
If you wanna watch an anime that has Shakugan no Shana fight & Zero no Tsukaima love relationship style i strongly recommend for u (mina san!) to watch this anime. real fun ecchi!
lol yeah i actually stopped 3/4th of the way done with Dakara boku wa first episode and its like a mirror image of shakugan no shana but more ecchi man soo similar only difference is fan service/perverted humor for example somehow in a twisted way his libido gives her power to fight >_>
both have females with red hair and powers. Both girls also fall in love with the guy
The main male protagonist stumbles along a girl who has red hair who "stores" a weapon within his chest. Both female leads use fire power and start out very Tsundere to the male lead. The main character is told he will die soon if he dosent help the female lead. later find out he has some thing special hidden in his body.
Opening Theme"Reason why XXX" by Sayaka Sasaki
Ending Theme"Platinum 17" by yozuca*
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