Anime Review – B Gata H Kei

B-Gata-H-KeiB Gata H Kei focuses on the story of Yamada, a beautiful girl who’s dream is to have casual sex with 100 men. Yes…100.  Yet there’s a problem. She’s both inexperienced and insecure about her strange looking vagina.

But never fear for there’s a solution in the form of fellow virgin Kosuda – an exceedingly lovable and awkward guy with great inner dialogues. Our protagonist Yamada looks to him as a gateway to begin her sexual conquests – and that’s where the fun starts.

I know. I didn’t even have to try hard writing that introduction and there you are. Sitting on your comfy chair, interested, thinking “what the hell is going on here?”

Yes, it’s all a bit crazy. But also refreshing. B Gata H Kei subverts the stereotypical romance complex whereby the guy’s in control. Here we have a strong-minded female, albeit Yamada is a kinda insane, but strong-minded nonetheless. And while she’s all about unashamedly going out and getting what she wants she also has a softer side which stems from slowly growing emotions and being clueless about sex.

Big fan of Yamada. I'm also a big fan of bubbles so this picture is a win win. Source: Hal Film Maker & TYO Animations
Big fan of Yamada. I’m also a big fan of bubbles so this picture is a win win.   Source: Hal Film Maker & TYO Animations

And Yamada isn’t the only great character in the mix. While much more passive, Kosuda is just as loveable. In fact. All of the characters have their likable perks. They’re like Zooper Dooper flavours. While some are nicer than others, they’re all tasty and you can’t really lose.

Admittedly there isn’t much story here. However as Yamada and Kosuda gradually become closer you realise there’s a little something. We’re not going to try identify what that something is – that would be too hard. And too much of a giveaway. But it’s there and it keeps you cheering. That being said the main purpose behind this show is its humour. The ludicrous moments that make it impossible to stay straight faced. Even if you’re an emotionless person you can expect a smile to creep across your face from time to time.

Yamada talking to her sex god. Just casually. Source: Hal Film Maker & TYO Animations
Yamada talking to her sex god. Just casually.   Source: Hal Film Maker & TYO Animations

It’s important to note that while this anime is somewhat sexual it’s not outwardly gross. I have a genuine dislike for fanservice and this hate only grows stronger when anything ecchi comes into play. This being said I found the sexual moments in B Gata H Kei to be, for the most part, cute. This stemmed from the personalities and awkwardness that surrounded them, mixed with the fact that nothing explicit is really shown. So if you’re fully against fanservice like I am, keep in mind this anime has has a certain charm to it and isn’t as explicit as its description makes it out to be.

With this background Kanejou looks a bit like a doppelgänger of Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon. Except with pom poms. Source: Hal Film Maker & TYO Animations
With this background Kanejou looks a bit like a doppelgänger of Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon. Except with pom poms.   Source: Hal Film Maker & TYO Animations

Looking at animation and art, it’s all relatively simple. It’s not the latest and greatest but at the same time it does what it needs to do and there are some great choices of sexual substitutes that I thought were rather priceless. Don’t worry. I won’t spoil the fun. I’ll let you discover these for yourself.

Overall if you’re just looking to sit down for some fun and (mostly sexual) humour, some romance and a few laughs then B Gata H Kei is a perfect anime to watch!

Thank you for reading my review!

Rating 8/10

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