English: B Type H Style
Published: Feb 18, 2005 to Feb 3, 2011
Authors: Sanri, Youko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump
Score: 7.771 (scored by 1866 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Nov 17, 2011
As I read the manga, I truly feel for it all over again :p. Compared to the anime, the manga told the story in a very slower mode. This way I greatly enjoyed the story because we got to see the development of Yamada and Kosuda relationship which made it seem that more realistic. As you read along we also get to learn more about the other characters as well as questionable moments of Yamada's sex obsession (which is clarified by the completion of the manga) :p
The only thing I would say that really let's the mode down is the art work; but obvisioly I believe as you read along, it is best to let your imagination take control instead of just the drawings :) read more
Oct 13, 2011
STORY - 8 - The story for B gata H kei is very simple, the main male protagonist ( Kosuda ) Following the elegant beauty ( Yamada (not elegant) ) pretty common, pretty simple romance you could say, unfortunately Yamada's sex interest causes LOTS of problems for this couple and the relationship advances incredibly slowly. But of course back to the purpose, not elaborate or complex, but simply comedy.
Characters -10 - HAHAHA, now could a female who is obbsessed with sex really be granted a 10 for character? OF COURSE, Yamada's character is so unique and different that you will absolutely fall in love with her. As for the other characters, other than Kosuda, Takeshita, and Kanejou, don't really play an important part of the story, i'll be honest sometimes the characters are predictable, but you'll be surprised with what they do.
Overall - Now please, if you are out of things to watch and bored to death because no one will take pity on your incredibly lonesome no-anime-watch-mode- Watch B gata H kei you will laugh, take pity, and ultimately won't be able to stop turning the pages. In my book this manga is a master piece. read more
Nov 21, 2012
While this is a story about romance, the fore-front plot device is all about sex. And while this topic of sex permeates the story from beginning to end (this is not a story for kids to read!), I think of it as the bait that the author used to lure readers in. It's about sex, but it's NOT about sex. B Gata H Kei shows young people as we all were, and all will be-- inexperienced youths desperately fighting our hormones and, simultaneously, our fears of rejection, disappointment, and embarassment. While many high-school stories represent these fear aspects of young love, B Gata H Kei includes the topic of sex which allows it to explore these feelings to their conclusion, from beginning to end.
I think of B Gata H Kei like of a naughtier version of School Rumble, a little bit. They're both series about young people trying to find love and having non-stop, hilarious problems. The author being a woman also makes this story very different from the typical ecchi romance stories you see everywhere. This isn't a Shoujo manga by any means, but I think it would be more accessible to a female audience because of its approach. Most of the main characters are female and their insecurities are addressed even more than the male characters' (though our insecurities are revealed plainly too!)
Interestingly, at the end of one volume the author included some chapters from an early draft for her story, and it was really bad! The primary characters were the same and the basic concept was the same, but the flow of the story was entirely different. It was much more direct and plain. What I think makes B Gata H Kei so great is that it isn't so much about sex as it is about how trying to get it (the right way) is a long, terrifying, eventful road. Yes, a lot of the jokes are crude, and if you try to read all in a few sittings they will get a little old and predictable. But there are so many moments where you will say "I know that feel, bro" that you'll keep reading.
The ending is also mostly fulfilling, much more so than the anime. I do recommend the anime, the art is great and the humor is intact. For the first 3/4ths of the manga, it matches almost perfectly with the anime (though the manga has more material as you would expect) but the last quarter for the manga is entirely different, and I feel it's much more entertaining and interesting than the anime. If you enjoyed the anime, you definitely want to read the manga.
If you enjoy adorable romantic comedies and don't mind having characters with their minds in the gutter, you can't get to watching/reading B Gata H Kei fast enough! read more