B Gata H Kei
Title: B Gata H Kei
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance
Summary: Yamada is a high school student, and a virgin, who aspires to have 100 casual sex partners. Despite this, she soon finds herself targeting and pursuing only one boy.
Review: The title itself, and plot line should give away what I’m about to say, but I feel I should say it anyway: if you are new to anime, don’t judge all anime on this one series. Some of you may be wondering why I picked up this anime, and why there isn’t a first look. Well I started to watch B Gata H Kei when roughly six or seven episodes were already released. With the series already half way over I decided that there was no point in a first look. Not only that, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually keep watching. I did decide to go back and watch the earlier episodes after I figured it wouldn’t be too bad of a series to pick up. That probably wasn’t the best choice. My first impressions were a perverted, awkwardly based anime that I would feel dirty just watching. The plot line as you can see is rather… bad. There is no other way to describe it. A girl who wants 100 sex partners for the sake of having 100 sex partners? On top of that a girl who has JUST entered high school? Despite that, I watched one of the episodes and actually got a good laugh. With that I watched a couple more, and I did keep laughing. I feel that I had to mentally block out the main plot and take it one skit at a time. At the beginning this tactic was working, and I enjoyed the series. However, toward the end B Gata H Kei turned more ecchi than comedy. It got to the point where I was basically watching a censored softcore (if you don’t know what that is, then you definitely should not watch this series). The art style and soundtrack couldn’t manage to salvage this poor anime. Everything was either average (art) or below average (soundtrack). I laughed at the obvious sexual innuendos during the intro, but the song irritated me too much to watch it every time. The characters were unrelatable, at least for me. I couldn’t imagine that many kids having such a one track mind. To be frank, it was disgusting. This review may be a little forced, because I was really let down by B Gata H Kei. The few rating points it received was basically all because of the comedy. I admittedly laughed… at first… but the ending episodes just became awkward to watch.
Final statements: I don’t think that the extreme ecchi moments toward the end were not worth the laughs in between. I am part of the anti-ecchi league though, so I may be a bit bias. Taking that into consideration I will say that for anyone who doesn’t like ecchi this is a definite avoid watch. For anyone who doesn’t mind ecchi, well then this is a low priority watch because it was pretty funny.