Synonyms: Sex Friend, Sex Friend
Japanese: SEXFRIEND ～セックスフレンド～
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 22, 2004 to Apr 23, 2004
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: Rx - HentaiL represents licensing company
Score: 6.801 (scored by 4114 users)
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The story is devoid of many of the usual cliches. Instead, the characters are given depth, especially the protagonist who tries to be considerate, unsure at first of how his actions are affecting others' feelings. This is a good contrast from the strict roles which most characters are given in anime (or fiction in general), and thus gives a more human face to the drama.
However, I can't say that the story is deep or complicated. This is actually a good thing... just as they name suggest, this is a duo (two-part series) which is about sex first, friendship second, and not much else.
Rather than having some twisted, artificial plot involving magic, monsters, or general mayhem, the story simply involves your typical high-school setup with kids having an excuse to act like adults. This makes the characters much more believable.
Finally, the are is surprisingly good at times... it's not "super duper special awesome", but they are some details and variety in the animation which took a lot more effort that I usually see in a genre known for its use of repeated, limited animations.
So, in summary, I really enjoyed this series, and I think in general it is overlooked... yes, it is only two episodes, and no one feature stands out as great, but, it is enjoyable and a pleasure to watch. It allows me to suspend disbelief easily and just have a good time, and isn't that what entertainment is all about?
So overall, I'd give this a 9/10... the only thing that might make it better is more episodes, or a greater expansion of the franchise... but that's unlikely since what makes it easy to enjoy also makes it somewhat generic and unmemorable. Don't let that be a turn-off, though! This is worthwhile!
The first thing I liked about it is how it actually tries to tell a story. Not a complicated one but at least it makes sense and it escalates, unlike most H titles that barely try to excuse anything. In this case we clearly see how boy meets girl and go for a relationship that has developments and even a few bumpy rides. It ends rather openly but it’s not like you can’t imagine what will follow (although I wish there was more). So in effect you really feel you are watching something with a story and a plot and not random unrelated sex scenes. And little I care if most don’t care about that in H titles; I actually consider this to be a very arousing foreplay and not dead time.
Furthermore, even if there is a story, you clearly see how the sex is vital part of it and not just something extra in an otherwise typical high school story. What I mean is that there are several anime with a story and sex, yet most of them just throw in the later as just guilty pleasure. They might as well not have included it at all since it usually happens for the sake of happening. In the case of Sexfriend though you can’t do without since it is the main theme: The simple lives of two fuck-buddies. Here they are, here they meet, here they… well… It is completely excused and I liked it.
Another thing I liked is how there is consent in sex. Unlike 99% of H titles where the sex happens through rape, extortion, NTR, brainwash, drugs, hypnotism, or whatever excuse there is to force some peck in the birdhole, here there is consent and both of them willingly accept to do it because they… well, they are horny teenagers. What more of a reason do you need?
Yet another reason is the gradual development of the characters, especially for the main lead. Although it will feel simple and almost silly to some, for a 2 episode H title it is a lot and it even gives some depth to him. He starts as a shy virgin and gradually turns to a NTR fiend, yet never gets over his first girl, and even grows feelings for her. There are two more women who go after him and they act as the typical nymphos, yet even them seem to eventually let the two original pair alone, so even them kinda show development and offer a simple closure to the issue (although as I said I really wish there were more episodes).
The production values ain’t bad either. Although rather low as most H titles are, the storyboard and camera angles are actually very well planned and thus you are not let to get bored with the rather thick lining and the rather crude animation. I can even say the characters are drawn in a bit unique way as far as facial structure goes, and the rather relaxed voice acting makes them even more memorable and special.
And yes despite all the culturistic and artistic crap I have been describing to you all this time, there is still lots of sex if that is all you care about. None scene of which is identical with another, there is variety in stances, locations, and fetishes. So there, even the most expected element of the genre is good; it is not good just as some French experimental short.
Overall, a very well made H title and rightfully part of my special collection… Although I would really appreciate it more if it had more episodes. read more
It’s Takabe’s lucky day! After being used by Hayase to get rid of her old boyfriend, she decides to make him her sex friend. Startling to Takabe, who’s never had sex before, he decides to give it a go and so starts a feast of almost nonstop sexual encounters.
And now the review, hope its helpful:
Oddly enough, Sexfriend is the first hentai title I have watched from start to finish, without skipping through it to find certain “scenes.” This didn’t prove to change much though, as about 50 minutes of its 60 minute runtime is devoted to sex. This is great if that’s what you are looking for, but not so much for any semblance of a plot.
Sexfriend jumps straight into sex after they establish that Hayase and Takabe are now sex friends. After going through a couple of different sex scenes with them they switch gears to get a couple new characters into the mix. We have the older hot nurse that wants a piece of Takabe and we have the shy girl that masturbates in the library while thinking about Takabe. They all end up having sex in different groups, at different times. Usually each sexual encounter has something new, be it anal sex, toys, a threesome, or bj etc, trying to keep you from getting sick of it considering sex is the main crux of the title.
During all this Takabe is just getting sex all over the place and his personality starts to change as a result. He goes from being the shy virgin doing only what Hayase will allow him to do, to being the domineering purveyor of sex, doing whatever he wants when he feels like it. This, however, only really occurs during the first episode. I thought during the second he was going to turn into some sex fiend monster with how evil he seemed to be becoming, but they tone it down during the second episode. I guess they didn’t want to go into the realm of rape and hardcore sex. This was a good move, as the sex scenes between Hayase and Takabe are the best part and they are the only scenes in which they grow closer together. This would have been ruined if he started going crazy and destroyed his relationship with her. The end is a little unsatisfying, as nothing changes from the beginning to the end.
The animation is average and varies a lot from scene to scene. When you are looking at the main characters having sex, the animation is pretty good, with minimal looping. They aren’t hiding anything either, as the sex is very graphic and they do so love those close-ups. On the other hand, in one scene there are some extra students and they didn’t even have faces, or sometimes when the older nurse moves around she looks all out of proportion and disfigured. Usually this isn’t a big problem, and the animation is typically better than not, but does have some perceptible problems. Art wise I was not a fan of how the other female characters in the show looked, but I thought that Hayase was quite cute and an admirable lead for the show. The other two women just looked like standard fare characters.
The English dub is hilarious. I don’t know what exactly it was, but with them saying the same lines as their Japanese counterparts, they turned from sexy to hilarious. I watched it for about the first 5 minutes and then had to turn it off. It’s good for a laugh, but it is not good in any other sense. It’s not that the voices were off; so much as the delivery of the lines was so odd. In Japanese though, it is quite good.
Overall I found Sexfriend enjoyable if you are looking for a sex filled romp, but don’t look for anything else here. But really, are you going to be looking for anything else? Probably not. read more
The question needs to be asked though: Can you still enjoy sex with someone who had already been screwing around? For a good part of time, Japan's "pro-purity" crowd gave out a resounding and echoing "NO!!!" Meanwhile, the rest of us didn't care as long as they're cute and over 18. Oh well...
Sexfriend is still a title worth viewing. It's like something Charles Schulz could've made; where Charlie Brown finally gets the "Red-Haired Girl," only to find out that she's a slut. And then he manages to get Marcie (who's been fantasizing over him)... Atleast the music gives off that "...Charlie Brown" feeling.
It's a nice show; devoid of negativity and drama. Of course Takabe would be nervous for his "first time;" wondering how he'll do, if he's doing it right, and about Hayase. Aren't we all, as guys?
But sex is meant to be enjoyed, right? Or else there'd be no hentai. Nor they'd be "the oldest profession in the world." read more
For all the hardcore fans, you get to see the action, but the sex-scences are censored meaning: the genitals are pixelated, but this fact doesn't bother too much. The most positive aspect would be, that the sex-scenes are realistic. No tentacles, 8 dicked monsters or girls with 20 boobs...
The "story" itself, is rather easy to describe: They become sexfriends, they fuck around, they go on a date and so on. The outcome? You've to see yourself...
Well, people who are searching for an "realistic" Hentai, will be happy with Sexfriends, other people won't... read more