English: B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2010 to Jun 18, 2010
Producers: Hal Film Maker, Dentsu, FUNimation EntertainmentL, AT-X, TYO Animations, Happinet Pictures
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 7.381 (scored by 53209 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
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Jun 18, 2010
Haha. Most people would probably shrug this show off as "Are you serious?" or "Wow, what perverts", as the synapsis makes it seem like Yamada is a total slut and that all you'll get is very intense fanservice for 12 episodes. Think KissxSis or Rosario+Vampire-esque. But B Gata H Kei is not purely fanservice, there is actually a very funny story, and when there is fanservice it's not that trashy, are-you-kidding-me kind. A girl who thinks her vagina looks weird and wants 100 sex friends? Sounds good to me. But there is so much more to B Gata H Kei. A girl's quest to have sex filled with hilarious dialogue and outrageous situations. Ecchi comedy at its finest.
The art is pretty good. Yamada and others are well drawn and cute and backgrounds and scenery (like Kanejou's house) can be very pretty. Kosuda definitely fits the generic high school male description, and this is very refreshing in contrast to the majority of "normal" anime males with six packs, spikey blonde hair, etc. Boobs can be a bit huge in this show, but it's not disgusting and trashy because of B Gata H Kei's comedic element.
The show has a decent amount of popular seiyuu including Tamura Yukari and Horie Yui as Yamada and Takeshita, respectively, so sound is nice and the voice acting isn't forced and unbelievable or anything. The OP and ED are cute to me, and will probably be cute to you too if you're a Yukarin fan :). The background music isn't made up of mellifluous symphonies or anything TENMON-esque, but it gets the job done and isn't annoying or anything. The random "B Gata H Kei~" is cute. ^^
YAMADA. I love Yamada so much, she'd get a 10/10 from me. Yamada is so entertaining, and her sorta tsuntsun side, though cliche, can make episodes very funny. The best part about Yamada is that she's daring, as you'll see if you watch the show. And let's face it, it's not often that you have a sex-obsessed female character in anime.
Kosuda can also have his awesome moments, though he usually fits the typical high school male role that he's supposed to fit (which is a good thing). Other characters like Takeshita, Kanejou, and Miyano often add to the comedic relief of the show and are valuable aspects to this show's comedy.
I wish I could give this show an infinity in enjoyment, because that's what really makes this show a 10/10, the only 10/10 I've ever given, for me. I remember watching every episode of this show and not wanting it to end. This show is hilarious and I enjoyed it to the fullest extent. Today, 6/18/10, I finished the series and I sort of wanted to cry, because there'd be no more of this show to entertain me on a weekly basis. ): The comedy in this show is amazing, though it can still manage to be serious and/or erotic.
B Gata H Kei is an amazing watch if you just want to enjoy yourself and don't mind a little ecchi. If you're an ecchi-enthusiast like I am, I highly recommend this show, as it is probably the best, and seriously the classiest ecchi I've ever seen. I know classy ecchi sounds a little bit strange, but I promise you, this is not a Rosario + Vampire kind of ecchi with panty shots galore, but the fanservice is there where it's supposed to be, the comedy balances it out so it's not gratuitous.
If you love ecchi and comedy, you'll surely love B Gata H Kei~! read more
Jun 23, 2013
Oh my Lord. Where to start with this anime... I was just browsing through My Anime List, just adding new animes to my "Summer Watch List", and stumbled upon this. Added it to the list, 2 weeks later, a friend of mine told me that he had watched this and told me he liked it a lot. So, this was the first anime I watched over the entire summer with the exception of Attack on Titan and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicals. My first impression, "What the f*ck did I just watch...?" For those of you who have seen it as well, you were all thinking the same thing, I know you did. It's one of those romcoms for adults, similar to Seitokai Yakuindomo, only this show focuses on one thing, Sex. Without further ado, let's get this review started, shall we?
B Gata H Kei, has a unique story, if you can actually call it that. It focuses on our main protagonist, Yamada. She's the most beautiful girl at her school, all the guys can't help but fall for her. Her goal is to have 100 Friends with Benefits, or Sex Buddies as she calls it. Strange, huh? 15 years old and the only thing she can think of is sex. For a teenage boy, yes, I can imagine that, but you'd never guess that's all a girl would think about that stuff. Anyways, she wants her first time to be with a cherry boy (AKA a virgin). She happens to find a boy by the name of Kosuda, an obvious cherry boy judging from the way he acts around her. Later, she finds out he goes to her school. And he sits right next to her. Throughout the show, Yamada tries to get Kosuda to have sex with her, however he can be dense at times, and not even know what she's trying to do, and you'd think flashing him would give him some kind of clue... as the story starts progressing, there are other characters that come into the show, giving them something else to present to the audience, so as an overall story, in terms of uniqueness, it's grade A. In terms of having an actual story, it's grade Lucky Star.
B Gata H Kei was brought to you by the studio who produced/co-produced animes such as Aria, DearS, Boys Be..., and Kaleido Star. For their previous animes, the art style is actually fairly well done in my opinion. The characters are pretty casual in terms of uniqueness, but they are drawn with such precision and detail that I really liked it. The only problem I had was all the sparkles around the Kanejou Siblings... what the hell are they, Vampires? What, are they related to the cast of Twilight?
I watched both the English Dub and Sub version of B Gata H Kei. Overall, I prefer the sub. I won't lie, I'm Brittney Karbowski's biggest fan ever. No joke, but she didn't suit the role of Yamada. In my opinion, Yamada is a littttle bit... of a bitch. That is not something Brittney is good at. Actually, she did a really good job as Yamada, but I hated hearing such a beautiful actress play the role of a skank. It was sad. The other voice actors and actresses I had no problems with, I loved Alexis Tipton as Yamada's Sex Deity, and Greg Aryes as Kosuda's Sex Deity, and Cherami Leigh as Miharu. Those were my favorite characters. Everyone in the Japanese Dub did an awesome job though, they matched up to their characters with perfection and professionalism.
It's not often that the character I hate most in an anime is the main character, I think the only other protagonist I hated was Shinji from Neon Genesis Evangelion... but come on, we all hated him. But I couldn't stand Yamada. I think it was a mixture of her slut-like personality and her overall meanness that made he hate her so much... sure she was pretty in some scenes, but whenever she opened her mouth, I instantly knew something about sex was gonna come out. Kosuda was actually the one person in B Gata H Kei that I could relate to in some way. He's super shy around girls, he doesn't understand them that much, but he's an overall nice guy. I have most of the same problems as him, so I liked him a lot. I knew what he was feeling and stuff. Next are the Deities. Yamada's Deity was hilarious, her comments and scene change lines were all awesome. Kosuda's Deity didn't have many moments in the show, except whenever Kosuda would get a little excited (if you know what I mean). He was more of a censorship then a character... and then we have Miharu, Yamada's best friend. She is somehow able to handle being friends with Yamada, which I don't know how, but she gives advice and can be a good friend a lot of the time. And lastly... Kyoka, or should I say Miss Vampire Queen. She's gorgeous, but she has the same personality as Yamada, only sex isn't the only thing she ever thinks about... also she sparkles 24/7.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started B Gata H Kei, but I can say that it was a fun watch. It had a lot of good humor in it, similar to Seitokai Yakuindomo like I said before, and I enjoyed the crap out of that one. It had romance throughout the entire show, but it was more of a requited love sadly. The ending came a little too sudden, I feel like this could have been a 24 episode anime if they decided to, but overall it was a good anime. I recommend it to those who love echii, but if you hate sexual jokes and innuendos, by all means, don't watch this. If you don't mind that, this is a must watch. read more
Jul 21, 2011
Our story follows Yamada, first name conspicuously absent throughout the whole affair, on her quest to have sex with one hundred males by the end of high school. Everything seems in the bag for her: She’s beautiful, smart; every guy in school wants her. The problem is, she’s too self conscious about her lady bits to make a move.
So rather than aiming for somebody with sexual experience, she ends up starting with the lowest rung in class that she can imagine: A random boy she finds in a bookstore who looks as average and virgin-like as possible named Kosuda. And thus starts a series of blunders in a quest to get him to have sex with her, while only paying lip service to her goal stated early on.
Helping her on her way is Yamada’s own Ero-God, a chibi-fied character resembling her in every way that has a swarthy moustache. The problem is, due to Yamada’s impulsive waffling, Ero-God does much more berating than assisting or praising.
On the way, opposition is offered from Kosuda’s introverted and painfully clumsy childhood friend, and the standard exchange student who wants nothing more than to crush Yamada for besting her in a beauty contest. Romantic hijinks ensue, sex nearly happens more than once, and more than a few bones end up broken as a result of Yamada’s own cluelessness.
First, let’s get the good points out of the way. Yamada is the best example of a horny ecchi male lead in a woman’s body. Except rather than taking the Maria Holic route of making her fantasize for half the damn episode, Yamada’s actually proactive enough to seek sex on her own, even if she’s too scared to see it through ‘til the end.
That can hardly be faulted against her though, with her endeavoring to screw a hundred guys by the end of her high school career without having even been in a relationship before. The tsundere pretense that she puts up helps to characterize her as somebody who has faith in her attractiveness, but not necessarily her ability to deal with the opposite sex in a lustful way.
While I wouldn’t call the comedy exceptionally unique and stellar, it’s well implemented enough to make up for the many faults that plague the series throughout. While Kosuda isn’t anybody with a vibrant personality, he does well in representing sexually frustrated, yet cautious youth. He doesn’t act like he’s above having sex, yet he isn’t fully comfortable with it either, creating a believable sense of awkwardness. Strangely enough, by the end he becomes the most endearing character, putting up with the harmful antics of Yamada much more than would be thought humanly possible.
Together, the two form the perfect combination: Both have implacable sex drives, no experience in relieving their libidos, and interest in the other that gets muddled amidst the endless moments of miscommunication that occur. It’s surprisingly deep, surprisingly realistic characterization that isn’t common in any media, and that’s a treat in itself.
However, even with that praise, I’d hesitate to call this a great, or even a good anime. Picture any sort of environment for your standard dull romantic comedy (Beach, forest, school), and B Gata H Kei goes there. It can be argued that this is subversion, but it stands that Yamada and Kosuda do everything that couples do in these kinds of anime, and many of the same jokes are used, albeit with less focus on the male’s point of view.
Everything that isn’t related to the two main characters is painfully ordinary. The animation is average at best, the soundtrack is mostly the same, and the plot consistently derails itself for the sake of character development. I wouldn’t say this is a bad thing, but it’s all about expectations. I came in expecting a show about a girl who wanted to have sex with a bevy of males by the end of her senior year, not her struggling to woo just one.
In an unexpected turn of events, a powerful message is brought to light: A satisfying romance can be had without sex early on. The two could only accept each other in a carnal fashion once they were sure that the other would reciprocate in kind, and would give back with feeling. These are two people insecure with themselves, only secure in the knowledge that the other isn’t confident sexually.
In the end though, it’s only the characters that changed in the school comedy setup, not the actions. The characters went through the motions until the very end, when their feelings were fully realized and ready to be unleashed in a wave of passion. It’s almost frustrating to watch before this, seeing Yamada screw up in her seduction and Kosuda struggle in understanding why she acts like she does.
I mentioned missed potential earlier, and B Gata H Kei had it. What could’ve been a decent look into the mind of a sexually aware yet totally clueless girl on a quest to fully realize herself on a primeval level degenerated quickly into what I mentioned above: A typical comedy that’s only saved by the surprisingly interesting and fleshed out, if not terribly original characters.
I understand that this was to appeal to a broader audience, but there’s a demerit if I ever saw one for completely screwing over what could’ve been the intriguing execution of a rare premise.
B Gata H Kei is perfectly fine, and is a hell of a lot more memorable than many similar series out there. Oddly enough, it’s probably one of the more realistic depictions of romance in anime, and just how awkward it really is when communicated improperly. If you can get past the false premise, occasionally boring episode plots and standard… well, everything else, B Gata H Kei has plenty to offer on a level of greater depth than you’d think. Just don’t expect to be blown away.
Jun 26, 2010
I know guys have imagined it, a hot girl wanting you while you're just an average nobody. I can't really relate to that since I don't have the luck that Takashi Kosuda has in this series.
Honestly, only watch this if you have a sense of perversion because the entire thing is literally all about sex, but thats whats nice about it. I would love to enjoy this anime after seeing something heartbreaking like Clannad and its after story.
The whole I want to have 100 "partners" in my lifetime makes you think its a hentai, but in actuality its just a innocent anime about high school kids discovering about sex. I believe every high school kid has dreamed about the day where they finally get to discover another person's body. Don't get me wrong, there are certainly fan service elements in this but I feel that this is a worthy anime for a season 2 or perhaps an OVA.
This anime is amazingly cheery and fun. You will never get sad since its an optimistic anime filled with jokes, (that aren't outdated) even if half of them have something sex related to it.
What I didn't like about this anime is that how undetailed the supporting characters were and that its censored. I also did not like how short it was (and that it was censored.) I feel that another season is a must for B Gata H Kei but this time with improvements. I want them to go in depth with their story line (and did I mention how it was censored?)
Overall, I'd give this a 7, its not a MUST see but you'd be happy if you did.
PS. ANOTHER SEASON WOULD BE AMAZING. did i mention the censoring? read more
Oct 22, 2013
With the acception of Yamada and her love interest the characters feel quite shallow. Maybe with the occasional glimer of unique-ness. Almost all of the other guys for example, are nothing but the horny highschool gawkers. Thats all they ever are or will ever be. And even one of the characters that is supposed to have a major role, i completely forgot about when she wasn't around.
The sound in the show is great! all of the voices are spot on. The voice of Yamada was definitely ment for that role. There is absolutely no corny lines or pauses in dialogue that i heard.
Although, the art is pretty much that of any anime. Not fantastic but somehow, a bit better than mediocre. I was never blown away by the visuals as i have been with certain other shows but, it gets the job done.
This show was an absolute joy to watch and was actually my very first ecchi. And a great one at that because as i mentioned before, it is barely an ecchi at all. Anyone who is a fan of romantic comedies or just comedies in general should definitely check this out!
I give it an 8 because while it does have some boring and flat characters, it is an unforgetable anime and even though it looks like a shallow ecchi at first, it is actually a touching romantic comedy.
If you like my review and you would like to see more, be sure to check out my others! I add more all of the time!
See ya later my fellow Otakus!
Sep 10, 2011
The show follows Yamada, an extremely attractive and sex obsessed girl, on her quest to get a hundred sex buddies during her time in high school. The problem is, despite being obsessed with sex, Yamada is naive when it comes down to the act, and self-continuous because she is a virgin; she is determined to have her first time with a fellow virgin. Enter Takashi Kosuda, an average high school guy, who just so happens to be a virgin. Of course its not going to be easy for Yamada, because Kosuda's a pretty dense fellow... *Sigh* What can be said about this premise; it's pretty dumb. To be fair, it is different (how many other shows can you name that follow a female lead as perverted as Yamada?), but outside of the weird role-reversal, B Gata H Kei does little to distinguish itself from its ecchi brethren.
The way the plot progresses is typical for this kind of show. Yamada meets Kosuda and does something that sanctimoniously grabs his attention and repels him from her... then it turns out that they are in the same class in school (of course) giving Yamada ample opportunity to seduce/ sexually harass Kotsuda; awkward moments and half-baked attempts to get laid ensue. Really, there is so little to say about the plot execution here, it is just bland, tired, and uninteresting. It doesn't help that the show is by nature, shallow and superficial... there really is no intensive to follow what is happening on screen, it's all sex jokes or some very forced attempts to build a relationship between its two leads.
The characters themselves are a collection of one-off stereotypes, and that's about all. Pretty much every character is doomed to one (or two, if we're lucky) repeating character trait that defines them. Kosuda is a bland and boring as a lead character gets, and spends all his screen time either misinterpreting Yamada's intentions or getting aroused thinking about her. The other characters are just as bad, consisting of Kosuda's childhood friend, who of course has a crush on him; Yamada's much more mature friend, who's only function is to make snark comments; Yamada's rival, who actually wants to lose her virginity to her brother (of course they would include an incest character)... and too many other poorly written characters to even count. Then there is our leading lady Yamada, who isn't a typical female lead, but her character can be summed up in a few of words: she wants to have sex, but is too timid... THAT'S ALL.
To say that the show has absolutely no redeeming qualities, though, is a lie. Admittedly, the show can be funny. Yamada's sex fantasies aren't always grating and can generate a few laughs every now and then; the same goes for Kosuda's being clueless. There are gags that work, for no other reason than they are silly or awkward. Even with this though, the series comedy can't be completely congratulated because it is used to death; yeah, if you're looking for a variety of humor, you won't find it here, nothing but crass sex jokes and snark comments. The second thing the show has going for it is the sex appeal, and yeah, it manages to that well. The show actually gets away with quite a bit... it is essentially like watching censored porn; while that doesn't sound too appealing, the show pulls it off with some very descriptive dialogue and well placed demon censor bars or other conveniently placed objects. When that's the best thing that can be said about a show, you know your in trouble.
Visually, B Gata H Kei is generally underwhelming. The character designs are generic and forgettable, only appealing if you are in love with anime art style regardless of quality. Allegedly, Yamada is an extremely attractive girl, but honestly she's not better or worse looking than any of the other girls in her school. Backgrounds are stale, with maybe the exception of scenes in love hotels or make-out spots, even then it is nothing to write home about. The only thing that stands out visually are the demon censor bars and barely concealed fan-service. The show is not impressive in the sound department either, if anything it is less memorable. Its not bad but it is the usual pop music that is used all too often in slice-of-life anime. Really, if you don't have voyeuristic tendencies then B Gata H Kei's technical merits will do nothing for you (though it would be odd that you are even watching an ecchi in that case).
In the end, B Gata H Kei seems like a show that just wants to have fun, but ends up rather repulsive instead. Sure, something like this would never be sophistic or profound, but this hardly passes as cheap entertainment. The characters are as flat and plastic as they come, and the show doesn't even look good. Even if you are simply looking for some raunchy silliness, there are many other ecchi titles that are much more worth your time than this.
Aug 13, 2013
Relationships can be one of the craziest puzzles of life, and are without a doubt one of the most enjoyable parts of being a teen. This topic is also very enjoyable in anime, (Skip beat!, Saikano, Toradora!...)
Our male protagonist, Kosuda Takashi is average looking, not much of an athlete guy. He somehow manages to find himself in a weird relationship with one of the hottest girls in his high school, Yamada. The problem is that he doesn’t even understand what his g.f. is thinking about him and what she really wants. She is 15 y.o. and her whole goal in life is to have one hundred “fuck-buddies”. Aren’t you amazed? What the hell?!
So this anime is about a 15 y.o. slut, Yamada. During 12 episodes they show us fails of Yamada. Is it really fun to watch her errors in getting laid with Takashi? For god sake she is 15 y.o. teen! They are freaking kids!
Now I will touch the story of “this thing” more, at least I will try not to use bad lexicon.
Guy meets girl. Girl’s a slut. Guy falls for girl, not realizing she’s just in it to bang him because she thinks he will be an easy one.
The animation is okay. Characters do look decent, and backgrounds as well, but it’s all very average and unexciting.
The sound themes are average and nothing special.
The character section is average. Let’s start with Kosuda.
Takashi Kosuda-He had no character at all I mean he is puppet. He acts like a girl, his “character” is a way too confusing.
Yamada- In the beginning of anime was ok. But then, these 100 “fuck buddies”. She likes Kosuda, but she doesn’t. She wants to fuck him but she doesn’t. GOSH! The romance is both rushed and unrealistic.
There are so many questions I want to ask the creator of this show:
Where did the idea come from?
Where is it funny?
Is it low budget hentai?
No interesting characters.
You say enjoyment,right?
I am really grateful to creators of VLC media player also I am very grateful to “+” button.
Even usual tsundere will be better than Yamada.
Girls in anime must be innocent, who wanna see this perverted rubbish? A kid dreaming about 100 sex buddies, is it ok, is it EVEN funny? Please tell me maybe I don’t understand a thing??? read more
Jul 4, 2013
Jul 26, 2010
Story - 10:
First off, the introduction of the storyline is something that I, nor I think anybody in the real world would ever be able to see; at least in a rational one. 100 sex friends? Well that got my attention.
The plot itself is original at least to a point: girl wants some; girl finds guy, girl falls in love, the end. But of course along the way, she encounters many "obstacles". Don't want to give anymore spoilers.
Art - 9:
The art was crisp and vibrant. There was no need for any "real world" effects here, just crazy scenes with the typical anime emoticons you find in a lot of comedy-style animes. Although... Some of the girls have disproportionately large ta-ta's for their heights (not too mention age - though sometimes that happens in real life too). But hey an ecchi anime almost always requires those right?i Boin away!
Sound - 8:
The OP and ED are very cutesy, and definitely lively. It's so fitting for the main character's personality. It has a moe feel, but you will know that feeling arises after watching at least one episode
This is where anime shines the most. The Main character Yamada isn't your normal school girl, and by "normal" I mean that in psychological terms. She has that tsundere-like feel sometimes, but most of the time, she would do nothing but think about what most guys think about their whole life: sex. That itself is an original; not to mention a shock in our society.
The other main character Takashi is that of an awkward boy just trying to survive high school, who happens to get the nickname "cherry boy" when he meets Yamada for the first time. By awkward, I mean trip on a peanut awkward.
As for the other characters we have the un-datable girl, the little spoiled (and kiss x sis-like) princess, the shy childhood lady friend, and of course the rational friend. An almost complete set
Enjoyment - >10:
Yes, it was that great. I looked forward to every episode because I know I have to order new lungs because I would laugh so hard. Not only that, some of the scenarios are what typical teenagers face, which prompted me in flashbacks; these then would cause me to either laugh more, or scream like a little girl. Yes, it invoked many voices out of me.
Overall - 9.5:
Having no decimal point system, I will break the law of round out by giving it a 9 on the official board. The whole series was funny, ecchi, and sometimes even reminded me of some awkward situations. the 0.5 lost was for some of the slow episodes which I really did not expect.
You want ecchi, it's got plenty, you want high school, they got it also. You want a horny girl, it's got it. This is one of the most entertaining animes I've watched for 2010. read more
Jun 18, 2010
B Gata H Kei isn't like your typical romance story, or ecchi for that fact. We have a young adolescent, ambitious for sex, otherwise known as the famous Yamada throughout the whole series. The whole story revolves around our heroine attempting to get a rather large amount of "sex buddies". Getting there might be quite hard for her, considering she is insecure about the appearance of her vagina. Due to this, she seeks for a male partner, also a virgin, which is where our dear Kosuda comes in.
These two characters both are two opposites, it isn't mentioned throughout the series, but us viewers could probably determine it. First we've got Yamada, our omniscient sex do-want female. A true beaut amongst her classmates, seeking for intimate relationships. Then there's Kosuda, a young adolescent that endeavors to even understand Yamada.
In this relationship, Yamada is the dirty one. Makes it more fun, eh? They both deserve a well earned 9.
The art and animation for this anime was amazing, though I give it an 8 because I'm not a fan of the big head skinny neck art. It's good, but not exactly my cup of tea. Asides that, everything was made exceptional.
The sound was great, as well. The opening and ending are a joy themselves for those who watch the whole episode. The background music played throughout is well fitted, makes the essence more vivid.
Did I enjoy the anime? But of course, the series is far too short to drag, and every episode keeps you wanting more of Yamada. You never know what she has to bring.
Overall, I give this anime a 9.The plot was very original, and it was outstanding.
~A side note, I'm not one who reviews animes a lot, and this is infact my first review. Judgments upon myself. read more
Dec 15, 2012
Normally I'd start a review with a brief description of the show's plot to establish a little context. But in this case, the synopsis offered by MAL is pretty adequate. If you're like me, you'll probably have to read it twice just to make sure your eyes weren't playing tricks on you. Rest assured that your sanity is intact. It really does say “her dream was to have casual sex with 100 men.” So, with that out of the way, let's talk comedy.
It'd be easy to brush the series off as raunchy and tasteless based on what you've read, and you'd only be half wrong in doing in so; a lot of the comedy in B Gata H Kei consists of jokes about masturbation, condoms, and breasts. Granted, they're presented a little more cleverly than average, and often the jokes work in ways that are wholly unexpected. Many punchlines are reached through a window into the thoughts and fantasies of the characters, and this makes for a welcome mixture of visual and lingual humor that keeps things from getting too stale.
However, what makes some of the comedy work is the endearing amount of self-awareness that the show seems to possess, and the frequency with which it pokes fun at some of the cliches and cheesier elements of traditional high-school comedies. Sarcastic jabs are made at the overused visual effects in which female characters “sparkle” when happy and project a visible black “aura” when angry. The same treatment is given to the cliche of having a foreign character appear attractive and classy, with the students frequently chanting “Raised overseas, indeed” in approval of an American-raised classmate. A few of the dimwitted male supporting characters seem to be aware of their own uselessness, and in one scene they comment that they're having fun because they're “getting more lines than usual.” These elements add a sense of wit and variety to what would otherwise be a show made entirely of shameless sexual humor. Many shows make the fatal mistake of taking themselves too seriously. B Gata H Kei, on the other hand, knows that it's a raunchy romcom, and embraces it.
The cast of characters appears to have been put together pretty thoughtfully, and most of them add comedic value to the show in one way or another. Yamada herself is a walking joke, a play on the ideal “pure” schoolgirl that is depicted in most high-school shows. Her and the spacy, awkward Kosuda play very well off each other; Yamada projects an outward appearance of confidence and sexuality, but really, she's every bit as bumbling and insecure as her target. Sometimes the show generates humor based on sheer awkwardness as we watch both of them desperately try to figure out the meaning of the gestures made by the other. They both want the same thing, but they're both too thick-headed to do anything but beat around the bush.
In addition to the two leads, the supporting roles are also used to good effect. It's a pretty big cast, but a few particular standouts include: Yamada's best friend, Takeshita, who delivers lines in a deadpan manner that's often as funny, if not funnier than, the over-the-top antics of the other characters; Misato, a thin and unattractive female classmate whose sexual frustration and inability to score are the butt of many a joke; Kyoka Kanejou, a rich and beautiful girl who is envious of Yamada and attempts to steal away the clueless Kosuda.
It might also sound strange to say this, but B Gata H Kei actually does have thematic elements that are worth mentioning. Buried under a mountain of jokes, there's a cute little plot about two teenagers who are growing up just a little too fast, and trying to rush something that shouldn't be rushed. That isn't exactly winning the series any points in the originality department, and I must express a slight disappointment that such an original (and, frankly, just plain weird) idea quickly turns into something so ordinary. But nonetheless, it's nice to see a show where the comedy is formed around storytelling elements. Many comedies completely abandon the concept of “story” and just try to pour on the laughs, but B Gata H Kei makes no such mistake; most of the comedy is a natural extension of the plot. It's also worth noting that in terms of a “realistic” depiction of the pervasive awkwardness and uncertainty involved in early-teen relationships, B Gata H Kei comes pretty darn close despite the absurdity of its original premises.
In the sound department, the series checks in at right about average. If you've heard one “messing around in high school” soundtrack, you've pretty much heard them all. There are upbeat jazz/pop songs meant to accentuate moments of rapid comedic dialogue and cute orchestral tracks for romantic and/or sad moments. The music here isn't a flop, but neither is it particularly memorable. The voice acting, on the other hand, is excellent. The two mains are perfect foils for each other. Yamada's voice is bold and ever-so-slightly masculine, while Kosuda's is generic and submissive. It's easy to see that these voice actors nailed it. Even the supporting cast manages to sound unique.
Visually, B Gata H Kei is, once again, just about average. The character designs are not offensive, but merely as generic as you can get. I'll give them a break on Kosuda, because he's intentionally designed to look as uninteresting as possible, but all of the other characters really do look like they would be pages in a book titled “Drawing High Schoolers on a Budget.” The most frequent setting is the classroom, so there are not a lot of chances to show off the background art, which is reasonably attractive. The animation is mediocre, but whether or not this really matters is a different question, since motion is rarely a part of the comedic styling or plot progression of the series. This is not a great looking show, but the visuals are adequate to get us where we're going.
In the end I'm left with the impression that B Gata H Kei certainly isn't a groundbreaking or incredible series. There are a few missteps and missed opportunities. But if you're looking for something that's lighthearted, cute, funny, and doesn't take itself too seriously, this is a good option—provided you can bear in mind that much of the humor here is shameless and racy, and embrace that fact. read more
Nov 17, 2012
B Gata H Kei is a very "sexually humored" driven anime, I like it. Although this looks like a fan service anime it wasn't as flashy as say "Rosario + Vampire" or "Ladies vs Butlers" with up skirt galore every 5 secs. What really made this anime interesting is the different points of view it shows, seeing what each character is thinking really allows you to empathize with the characters and make it even funnier to know what each of them are thinking. The different awkward/extreme/erotic situations Yamada and Kosuda end up in are hilarious. All for the purpose of Yamadas plans to seduce Kosuda.
The art of the anime suited the anime well. Most of the girls are drawn not to make them perfect but to give them a sense of realism, they all have one of their own special "features" (eg big bewbs, slender body, cute face) , however they are not all perfect, which is a beautiful thannggg. Kosuda is presented as your average high school boy and he fits the description very well, hes not a blonde, feminine, perfect bishounen boy but an average looking boy with the build of a MAN.
The sound of the anime was pretty average, the OP and ED weren't anything extraordinary. The voice acting was pretty good, they suited the characters quite well, I especially liked the "OHOHOHO" laugh of the rich girl Kanejou, oh Japan and your stereotypes. The random "B Gata H Kei" was surprisingly cute and catchy.
Character is what I liked most about this anime, its hard to find a good horny female lead that actually has a personality. Damn, Yamada was so funny and very daring, she would go to extreme lengths to try to take Kosudas virginity, but somehow always fail. And her interpretation of things, seeing everything in a perverted way for example. Getting an earring as a present and seeing it as a symbol of "I want to fuck you" from Kosuda sent me into a state of hysteria of laughter. Kosuda, I really felt his pain when hes gets all confused as to why is this happening to him, man ALL THEM FEELS. I mean its not everyday a hot girl wants to steal your virginity. All through out the anime I was like oh damn if only you knew what she really wanted.
I thoroughly enjoyed this anime, it really is a unique romance comedy. I didn't want it to end, but when it did I tried to look for similar anime with no luck. It was like finding a rare gem in the vast ocean, you'll never find another one.
Now I've talked about the humor of this anime to a large extent, but this anime is also very unexpectedly romantic in a way, the intimacy the characters share shows the strong bond between them and really warms your heart to see them interacting. If you enjoy ecchi humor and surprisingly deep romance, I suggest you watch this anime. I don't recommend this to people who hate fan service, and "dirty humor."
But really who doesn't like sex? read more
Jun 4, 2012
Story: 8. This story is about a high school girl who wants to have sex with one hundred men. That said, a viewer might think this series includes a lot of sex when it is mostly about a girl and a guy in high school who want to have sex and have no idea what to do. It's very real to life, and somewhat similar to what I went through in high school.
Art: 8. The artwork was good and the facial expressions, hilarious. It didn't have a point where the art lacked like a lot of newer series, and overall, it was pleasant to look at.
Sound: 7. I give it a seven because, to be honest, some of the voice acting can get a bit on my nerves at times. It's not nearly as bad as some of the series I've seen, but a few of the voices of the minor characters were annoying. It's not a big problem, and the overall sound quality was fantastic.
Character: 8. The characters were all fairly unique and all of the characters had their own interesting points. The main characters, Yamada and Kosuda were fairly typical teenagers, and I think they're fairly relate-able in this regard. The minor characters were all interesting as well, and I never felt like the characters were bringing down the story at all. I honestly would very much like spinoffs featuring some of them, because it would be hilarious as well as interesting.
Enjoyment: 9. I'm a bit of a sadist, so I thoroughly enjoyed watching every installment of Yamada and Kosuda fail at trying to have sex with each other. Personally, I found this series a laugh a minute, and I spent so much time trying not to laugh, especially during the last episode.
Overall: 8. As I said, it's bad in all the right ways. It's distinctly filthy where it needs to be and really shows how awkward talking about sex and having sex for the first time can really be. There's not much I can say without giving spoilers, but from the moment I heard this show's premise, I knew I was going to love it. read more
Mar 4, 2012
The trailer and advertising does not do the show any favours and any anime fan may roll their eyes at such a ridiculous premise of a story. This would be a mistake. In reality, this excellent series is a very humourous light-hearted comedy and the true story is that of Yamada's misconception of sex and the 'first-time'. Her relentless pursuit of the harmless Kosuda as her first partner 'to break the seal' sees the development of an unlikely teenage relationship.
Yamada is a somewhat typical tsundere character and the English dubbing does her complete justice. I was so impressed with the humour, I actually read the rest of the manga and was further impressed with the quality of the story after the anime ends. It certainly whets your appetite and I hope they do a second series.
The actual nudity in the series is occasional and appropriate to the setting. It would equally fit in well with a drama or romance anime and, as mentioned, is atypical of an 'ecchi' anime. I would go so far as to say this really should be reclassified as a romantic-comedy.
Don't be put be off by the idea that this is an 'ecchi' and of the theme of Yamada's goals - the real story is something much more than this and will have you in stitches. read more
Jul 20, 2010
When she falls in love with him she realizes she doesn't want someone experienced who will just dump her afterwards. That being said! I think that Yamada was really shallow. I mean of course Kosuda, the average guy, (like Hedeki-Chobits, Kouta-Elfen Lied) is going to fall in love with a beautiful girl who acts like she's interested. None of the story was even fair to him.
He actually liked Yamada. There is one point where he does question his decision though. He actually wants to make sure he likes Yamada and not just her body. The fact that they have to ask themselves if they really like each other speaks wonders about they're relationship. They are trying to hook up and they know nothing about each other.
I found the sex gods hilarious. It was a good way to keep everything censored by using humor instead being like "we cant show this" so that was funny and cute the way the were incooperated.
Kanejou, kanejou, kanejou. She was really incestual and creepy. Her love for her brother was entertaining but it became too obsessive and stand offish. It was kind of disgusting to watch after awhile and she became a character I was annoyed with very very easily.
Her brother was just annoying. The only reason he was after Yamada was because he couldn't have her. And although I didn't like him what the hell happened to him and Kanejou in the end. They pretty much disappeared along with every other character.
On the subject of sexual guidance Kosuda's sister was pretty brilliant. She was very funny and even though she made some situations awkward she was Kosuda's support the whole show.
Miyano definately should've been the one to end up with Kosuda especially because SHE REALLY LIKES HIM unlike Yamada (in the beginning)
All in all the show was pretty great. It carried elements every romance anime should have and I was pretty happy with it read more
Oct 9, 2011
The synopsis looks so much more promising. It puts us in this illusion that barely 15-year-old Yamada is a perverted girl without shame who will openly search for 100 sex partners. Leaving the odd problem of extreme promiscuity and obvious pair of bad parents aside, let's say we accept that we're a about to watch a minor that looks at least 20 years old trying to have sex. This IS an ecchi after all.
The story goes absolutely nowhere. Yamada meets probably the most spineless guy ever, who, oh surprise, happens to be a virgin, and the furthest the physical contact goes is a kiss, and some odd naked touching under sheets. Because actually having sex in a story about a girl wanting to sex 100 guys is just outrageous! I don't think they ever even kiss properly. (I said PROPERLY)
I also have to point out, Yamada ALWAYS complains and bitches about her vagina being weird. First of all, who the Hell has these problems?? Second, Yamada, you have watched porn a gazillion times, go Google some vaginas and compare!
The only thing worth of praise. I mean, let's be honest, as a personality Yamada is as interesting as a rock, but she's adorable, and pretty, and has good body, and all that. She would make an awesome pillow.
Also, it is refreshing to see that Takashi (oh the originality with names!) isn't the typical skinny emo guy. The design of character is such that you'll recognize the important ones when you see them. They all have odd hair or accessories, or whatever.
Everything else is pretty well animated and drawn. Not much to say here.
"Ah-ah B Gata, H Keeeh~"
I heard this... so many times... I hate it. Yes, your episodes will be filled with this idiotic catchphrase or whatever it is.
Yamada's voice is SO annoying. She sounds like a 4-year old with a sugar fever. Like an annoying pixie or something. Like a loli hentai actress even.
Takashi's lines are based on dramatic "...YAMADA...!!"
Opening and ending are so memorable I forgot them. You can find the exactly same type of music in any romantic-comedic-schoolLife-dramatic-ecchi anime.
And now to talk about characterization fails.
Let's start with Yamada - she's an extreme pervert, fine. She DREAMS of having guys do her, she researches about sex and masturbation and porn and toys and whatnot, and is pretty much supposed to be the most perverted sex-wanting machine there is out there.
And then she is shy. Suddenly, she feels so shy. She didn't feel shy exposing her perversity in front of a younger sister. She even talks to her about it.
She isn't shy when hot hot hot guys are coming on to her. I don't care of that is how it would work in real life, this is an ecchi anime, and I want to see this tsundere, bitchy, totally unloving character being banged.
But now, all she has to do, is make the most gullible guy ever to want her, take him out, and flash some boobs.
She does flash him both boobs (ISN'T SHY ABOUT IT) and something else. He sees it all.
They NEVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
Seriously, imagine you're a horny virgin, and a boy at that. A girl shows you her boobs, and looks at you with a wanting expression. What would you do? Start screaming, or attack her like a ferocious animal? Yeah, thought so.
Takashi is a spineless maggot, and pretty much that same spineless maggot you saw in hundreds other ecchi/romance anime.
The younger sister of Yamada is well on her way to become a slut (and happens not to be shy at all), Yamadas' parents... don't exist, really, I guess, and Yamada's best big-boobied friend has sex with a college student. Also, Yamada's rival transfer student girl, loves her brother (not adopted).
Considering how much crap I put on this anime, what exactly in the heavens made me enjoy it? Nothing much, but it is somewhat of an eye-candy, it occasionally does bring a good laugh, and at times it is even interesting. It started pretty good, but with each episode it just went down, down, down, and then it simply became so boring I almost skipped last two episodes. The last episode, though, features a very eager Yamada trying to screw with Takashi on various odd places, with not much shame, but they're always interrupted - it was in fact very funny, and I don't see why most of the anime didn't pass in that or similar tone.
This thing starts of well, with an interesting premise, an adorable heroine, and even in amusing tone. Unfortunately, it is obvious that as it progresses it turns into a mushy romance, Yamada practically falls in love with Takashi, though she never says it, and she can't apparently see herself having sex with someone else but him. All in all, her chase after Takashi lasts about a year, or even more, and they never, ever have sex.
And so our glorious anime about a girl who dreams of 100 different men doing her end with her desperately trying to do a boy who never even really liked her as a person. read more
Jun 30, 2010
Well picture it, literally every Harem/Ecchi/Romance/Comedy anime series which is about a guy who has perverted thoughts but this is different as its the GIRL who has those thoughts, yes girls have perverse thoughts too.
So B Gata H Kei follows Yamamda who wants to have 100 sexual partners and first she wants to have an "easy" one so chooses this "boring" guy she bumped into and then the series follows many akward moments between them with her trying to lose her virginity.
* Art Style (not the best but pretty good)
* Voice Acting (they are sound suited to the character especially Yamada (firey voice but then can talk cute too) and Kosuda (sounds soo plain but it works) who sound perfect
* Progression of Characters/Story (You can clearly see from the story Yamada set a bar too high and very unrealistic, to an extend you can see she makes a kids mistake (what she was) but during this show little by little they both change, Yamada tones down and realises she loves him and doesnt care about the 100 men goal, Kousuda becomes more mature and tries to get over his shyness overall even though its not visable too much the progression is great to see.)
* Start of series (First few episodes are annoying, Yamada is soooooooooo annnoying thankfully she carms down *a little* but i was considering dumping this show as it was getting on my nerves her actions she would do.)
12 Episodes (Felt the last few episodes were pushed up because of the 12 ep limit, i think if this was extended this would of worked out better for B Gata H Kei, i hope a 2nd season will be around the cornor)
A different take on the Romance/Comedy which was pretty good, not the best show around but watchable and somewhat enjoyable (after the first few episodes) get used to how annoying Yamada is and how boring Kousuda is and you will be set to enjoy B Gata H Kei, from what i thought this would do (5/6 out of 10) this has supprised me and was one of the better new series broadcasting so i give it a 7.5/10, but for this review ill have top round up to 8.
Nov 27, 2012
To call this show a mindless ecchi would be a severe downplay of B Gata H Kei's intention. Obviously the fanservice factor and innuendo is there, but it never feels like it's the focus of the show. You never feel like the point of the show is just eye candy and the fanservice is never overdone or in bad taste. The main focus of the show is the main two characters Yamada and Kosuda. As the show progresses it becomes glaringly obvious that despite Yamada's dirty goal of having sex with a hundred guys, she values her virginity and starts developing romantic interest. The show's true focus is on the awkward introduction into a sex life that many teenagers go through.
The show is well animated and the style fits well with the sense of humor. There is a lot of vibrant colors which really pop and the beige school uniform most characters wear is easy on the eyes. The animation truly excels during emotionally charged scenes usually between Yamada and Kosuda. The pinnacle of quality is a beautifully animated emotionally intense scene in the final episode, which sadly was cut way too short by a gag.
The music fit the mood of show and the characters voices matched fairly well with their attitudes. Yamada's voice gave a sense of arrogance, but she could become quickly timid and heartfelt depending on the circumstances. Kosuda sounds like your average nerdy nice guy who can't quite stand out. I found myself enjoying the OP and rarely skipped it in any episode. All in all the sound is exactly what it needs to be.
This entire review has been expanding on exactly what makes B Gata H Kei so great, which is the two main characters: Yamada and Kosuda. The supporting cast is fun, zany, and interesting, but this show falls flat a bit for not expanding on the side cast very well. There's a lot of unresolved problems with most of the introduced supporting characters, most of which involve unrequited love. Overall though the enjoyability of watching Yamada's character develop far outweighs the lack of a substance in the side cast.
This show was extremely enjoyable. There are many times I had to rewind a bit and just watch a scene again or hear a line of dialogue again. All of the great character development and fun leads up to a surprisingly emotional climatic moment in the final episode and though it is quickly played for laughs, it's a scene that truly exemplifies the awkwardness of teen sexual experience. The result is a show, that despite its immature sexual humor and innuendo, expects the audience to be mature enough to handle the concept of sex and almost tries to teach the value of sex in a relationship.
Overall if you're looking for an ecchi or romantic comedy with a heart of gold, this is the show for you. I rate B Gata H Kei a 9/10. read more
Jun 23, 2010
What kind of person would you have to be to ask someone that after they met in a bookstore for the first time, right after a glance at them?
Hearing this and reading the brief description of a girl who wants to have sex with 100 people nets you a vision of probably the most explicit ecchi anime ever, and, if you didn't know better, you would think that this was actually a hentai. Well that's just WRONG.
This anime is actually just a cute little romance between two people who have absolutely no experience in love. It's this story of trying to create a functional relationship, with lots of humorous mistakes along the way . It's a story of chasing a goal that you have no idea how to reach, that others think you can't reach, yet you still try to reach it, despite your doubts, and fight towards this goal with everything that you can muster, trying to ignore failures along the way.
This is our Yamada (given name withheld), an incredibly beautiful girl who is, rather unbelievably, a virgin. And she has to search out a fellow virgin to rid her of the curse of a looking strange "down there". So, now, we only have one problem: how can we get Kosuda (the male lead and fellow virgin) to sleep with her?
Well, we run into the problem from which most of the hilarity in this show emerges: neither Yamada nor Kosuda know a thing about sex, and are both completely incompetent and very embarrassed when dealing with the topic.
These two obviously aren't our only characters. We have a large supporting cast who serves to add to the humor of the show, although they aren't very good at their job. This cast often fails to add a significant amount of humor, and, unfortunately, for a good portion of the show, almost all of the humor emerges from the interactions between the two leads, although there is still a fair amount of humor that emerges from the interactions with the supporting cast, and this grows as the show continues and new characters are introduced.
The art in this show is really quite cute and compliments the overall cute nature of the story. It's not a perfect attention to detail, or anything of that level, but out is still a very cutesy art style, that never really feels out of place, and allows for you to feel at home with the anime.
The voice acting and songs also fit this image perfectly, with each character being matched perfectly with a voice that would match their characters, from a falsely superior voice for Yamada to a dopy voice for Kosuda, to a perfectly seductive voice for the opening. The Sound is quite superb, and one of the strongest points of this anime
I also have the unfortunate duty of reporting shortcomings in this show. One I already mentioned is the lack of humor emerging from the supporting cast. Another minor problem I have with this show is it was not always extremely humorous. Some episodes were slightly boring or simply to painful to watch in one sitting. That being said, both of these objections were remedied as the series approached the ending; there was constant humor and it was often brought out by the supporting cast.
So ,in summary, B Gata H Kei was indeed a very good anime; it brought out humor in all situations, even turning relatively serious problems into big jokes and it got better as it went along. I strongly recommend that you watch in at least a few episodes before considering dropping it.
Farewell, B Gata H Kei, or as I have also heard, The B-cupped Slut. I will seriously miss your udder ridiculousness.
P.S. This is my first review, so I apologize if I did something wrong :) read more
Mar 23, 2013
The plot/story gets a 10/10. The reasons for this is because while in the first couple episodes Yamada (the main girl lead) is set to bust her v card and have sex with 100 guys but it soon turns into something else. The formula is great and it's a great mix-up on how the conflict changes.
The Art gets a 9/10. It has clean, crisp, and excellent visuals that you would expect an anime to have for now on. It's nothing revolutionary but there is no flaws. Next is the sound which gets 9/10. Opening and the closing songs sound great and catchy. I watched the English dub episodes and i don't have a single complaint any of the voice actors. Each piece of music fit in with that given scenario. And again like the art it wasn't nothing revolutionary but i had no complaints.
The characters get another 9/10. It has it's share of stock characters and each character from kosuda to yamada to kanejou to chika each of them were a joy to see and learn about.
The enjoyment is most defiantly a 10/10 i mean hell i wish i could give it a 11/10. So funny. Great Romance. Great plot. Everything is just enjoyable and great.
To rap up i think b gata h kei is the best romance anime that i have ever watched (and i have seen a lot of them). If your just about to watch this anime just for the ecchi than don't because there is only about 2-3 scenes where there is nudity. This is a must watch for a romance and comedy guy or gal.-Dennis read more