Tomohiro Takabe is suprised one day when Mina Hayase tells him she wants to be more than a friend. Instead of being her boyfriend, Tomohiro is going to be her "sexfriend". With the help of the school nurse, the two spend their days in the nurses office. The two then decide to further their friendship by trying out some new ways.
It has been a while since I watched this two-part series, but I have to say that it surprised me, in a good way!
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!
A classic, back then when only Megaupload and Rapidshare were the only storage websites... this gives me nostalgia, it lacks of some character development, I guess I wanted to see more of Kaori, the sound is average though if by any chance I hear it somewhere I'll recognize it, I enjoyed it a lot since it was my first hentai anime I watched back then when I was 12. Overall, even nowadays it's pretty easy to enjoy, not a bad plot and pretty good voice acting.
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.
"Sexfriend" is one of those stories that remind the rest of us how our school lives SUCKED. And yet with all the hentai anime about how "the chick I gave my heart to is screwing someone else, and I can't do a thing about it" being created, this title is much easier to view.
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."