Spring. The "season of love" has arrived and it seems that finding himself a girlfriend was harder than Junichi believed. To break the status quo, Junichi's friends have forced him into confessing to the gal, Yame Yukana. However, things do not go quite as he expected. A series of "firsts" begins!
This show does a wonderful job of not relying on the creation of a harem to keep the series going. The story, and character development rely on a few tropes as a crutch, but slowly flesh out each of the character's motivations when it's needed. Contributing to the story as their motivations add some complexity. The art, and sound is nothing to be excited about, but it holds its own with the average.
Overall, it's a nice step back from the "MC gets all of the women for no reason" idea that is found so commonly in a lot of these romance animes.
Hajimete no Gal....oh what a mess have they done of this funny romcom....
You see, I wrote a review for the manga quite a while ago, in which I praised the pace and how the charachters were introduced, unfortunately the producers turned this enjoyable manga in an anime who you are supposed to jack off, but you cant pull it off since it's censored all over...marketing strategy? Most likely...
Trust me when I say the censoring is the last thing that bothers me, like I said at the beginning the pacing is horrible, you dont have time to familiarize with the main characters, girls after girls are
thrown in the mix, useless monologue of the main character just to add a little more ecchi in the middle and make the episode long enough, the provocative cutness between our two main characters that is in the manga here doesnt exist, and so on....
There are too many problems with this anime and, to me at least, is impossible to enjoy as much as I did with the manga.
As previously stated in my manga review the story is the weakest point since it's the usual "good for nothing guy date a popular girl", which is not bad if portrayed well.
It's quite difficult to make a mess of the art these days with all the technology around, luckly they managed to make at least one thing right.
The art it's standard, clean, dynamic, colorful, typical of most of harem shows.
As the opening and the ending are not to my tastes I have to admit that the voice actors do a good job, unfortunately the background sounds are pretty much useless as they hardly ever menage to set the mood for the viewers.
One other thing that I appreciated in the manga was the "mistery vibe" that our main heroine Yukane Yame was giving. In fact her gal character and her actions didn't match, that made it really interessting and funny, in the anime however she seems just like any other girls with the sole purpose to make Junichi harem bigger. Even the moments where after confessing they slowly start to grow closer are missing, what a shame...
Hashiba Junichi in the other hand is our standard harem character, weak, not particularly good at anything.
I'm not gonna lie here, even witouth reading the manga I would rate this show avarage at best, it's a huge mess, nothing make sense, minutes of daydreaming of sex of our main character, hardly any development shown in the relationship between the two main characters, in the end it's just a bunch of softcore porn thrown here and there to happeal the younger audience.
Sad I couldn't enjoy the show as much as I'm doing with the manga, if you havent watched too many harem/ecchi show however I'm pretty sure you will at least enjoy it more than me.
NAZ, a studio I never expected to come back since Hamatora.
I was very surprised to hear that this got an anime, and boy did my perverted side come into light. An anime about a virgin on his journey to step into the region of adulthood.
I feel like ecchi doesn't get the love it deserves. Of course, being an ecchi series, it's understandable. It's been done a lot and might be annoying to some, which I guess makes sense.
The story is simple. Our MC was forced to confess to a gal, Yukana. Yukana with gigantic titties decides then to tease him and then eventually, Hashiba (our
MC) gets the girl. Congrats?!
With this a start of a crazy yet amazing relationship begins, as well as some relationships breaking.
Besides the fat pedophile, the other side character friends are quite enjoyable to watch. They support him and Yukana as well as despises him for it.
This is because they never thought Junichi would be able to pull it off, jealousy from the 2 is inevitable once you get a big, pretty gal like Yukana.
As dumb and generic it is, I really enjoy the interactions between Yukana and Junichi. It seems like what a nice, cute relationship would look like (of course, minus the fantasies and teasing Junichi has and Yukana does). But I really do like Yukana's character, She's kind hearted and I guess really loves our MC and tries to do what she can to get closer.
Having read the manga tho, the adaptation was solid, now some parts are either skipped or re-arranged. I really hope it's the latter. Besides that, some characters look different. But I didn't care all too much. But Junichi's childhood friend really needs to see a doctor. I don't understand how she can even walk.
Whatever happens in the future is truly up to the 2 and how they decide to direct their relationship.
In Conclusion, the anime has its points. The guilty pleasure of Summer, with some nice ecchi. Ecchi haters stay away, and perverts go all the way! This anime is for all perverted needs. But as well as nice character interactions. So enjoy it! Enjoy it for its ecchiness!
I love a bunch of genres (Comedy, Romance, Ecchi(lul), School,) by that You can relax from more titles like naruto,one piece and more.
But many come out with additional genres like Mystic and more , i dont like this , i love classical School comedy/ecchi And so I paid attention to this title despite the low score
Review after 4 series
Story: 5 - I will not say anything about this in the description, everything is said
Art: 6 - Fine , The drawing approaches well for this work
Sound: 5 - average op and ed
Character: 6 - Many heroes are not disclosed and most likely they
will not, but I'm extremely sympathetic Yukana