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B Gata H Kei – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「おしえてA to Z」 (Oshiete A to Z) by 田村ゆかり (Tamura Yukari)
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「ぼーい♂みーつ♀がーる あなたの「初めて」私にちょうだい!!」 (Booi Miitsu Gaaru. Anata no ‘Hajimete’ Watashi ni Choudai!!)
“Boy♂Meets♀Girl. Please Give Me Your ‘First Time’!!”

I was expecting some good, humorous, sexual contexts in this anime adaptation and Hal Film Maker delivered just that. I take back the doubt I expressed over the casting Tamura Yukari for the lead role too, after seeing how she balances out Yamada’s sex-hungry mind with an air of cuteness/silliness. It may not sound like much, but when we’re dealing with a 15 year-old girl just entering high school and aspiring to have a hundred casual sex partners, the latter saves her character from coming off as a complete slut. Instead, we have an extremely attractive yet naive girl who’s still innocent in more ways than one. When she’s paired up with her good friend Takeshita Miharu (Horie Yui), we also have the Yukarin x Hocchan manzai routine going non-stop — I like it!

This premiere episode started out in accordance to the 4-koma manga , which is more or less like I described in the Spring 2010 Preview. Yamada (first name not given) is all fired up about having sex, but can’t get past the mental hurdle/fear of getting ridiculed by good-looking and experienced partners. As a result, she turns down every guy who hits on her, claiming she has the right to pick a golden “Cherry” (Japanese slang for a male virgin) to be her first. Well, she manages to stumble upon one such person at the bookstore (literally) while shopping for a new dictionary to replace the one she has with all the perverted words highlighted in red. The victim of her raging hormones is a regular-looking guy named Kosuda Takashi (Abe Atsushi), who just happens to break her fall. For his efforts, Takashi gets a swift introduction by Yamada, followed by a prompt question about his virginity. Rightfully so, that conversation ends immediately due to his embarrassment, but the two soon find out they’re in the same class.

The comedy picked up from that point on, with Yamada trying to seduce Takashi to no avail. Her first attempt to share a textbook so that they can sit together doesn’t go as planned, so she resorts to shoving him into a storage room and taking him and his virginity by force. This fails miserably as well however, since all Yamada can think of doing is flashing her bra before running off due to her own embarrassment. This leads to her next attempt in the library, where she gets Takashi to rub her stomach pains away and encourages him to move his hands upwards. Unfortunately for Yamada, this blatant seduction attempt doesn’t get her anywhere either, and she soon realizes she’s been so focuses on trying to get into Takashi’s pants that she totally forgot about the kissing aspect, leading us to the second half of the episode.


「放課後大作戦!とりあえずキスしましょ?」 (Houkago Daisakusen! Toriaezu Kisu Shimasho?)
“After School Strategy! Shall We Start With A Kiss?”

After having a close encounter of a lip-kind while studying with Takashi, Yamada readjusts her focus to scoring a kiss first. This leads to her “steal his umbrella and walk home with him using mine” plan, hoping that Takashi will invite her inside when they get to his place. She gets an unexpected helping hand from Takashi’s older sister Kazuki (Noto Mamiko), who heads out for dinner with their mother to give the two of them some alone time. Surprisingly, everything starts to go well despite the lack of a condom, with Takashi manning up and making the first move. However, the sight of his erection (もっこり!) scares off Yamada, leaving our poor cherry boy dumbfounded. Now seriously, how is she ever going to lose her virginity if she’s scared of the one thing that’s needed for that?

Given the short manga format and what was shown here, there seems to be a lot of witty source material to work with. It’s not always “laugh out loud” funny, but it’s quirky enough to put a smirk on my face more often than not. Yamada’s unusual female view on sex makes up the funnier portions, as she’s always taking the initiative and letting her thoughts drift into sexual territory, but Takashi’s reactions to her advances are amusing in their own right. That said, one thing that surprised me in this first episode was the frequency that the jokes were delivered, meaning there was never really a dull moment. The sheer amount of material they covered in a single episode is pretty remarkable, especially when you consider that this is an introductory episode and Yamada has already tried to get closer to Takashi in several ways.

In retrospect, I have to say I enjoyed this premiere episode more than I thought I would. Yamada is both cute and aggressive, which in my mind is the best of both worlds. I’m definitely sticking with this one, and quite frankly, it should’ve been marked down as a guaranteed watch to begin with. A romantic comedy with a sexually-starved girl taking initiative? What’s there not to like? Just don’t forget the box of tissues when you’re thinking of Yamada. =P


ED Sequence

ED: 「裸足のプリンセス」 (Hadashi no Princess) by 田村ゆかり (Tamura Yukari)
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April 2, 2010 at 6:56 am
  • April 2, 2010 at 7:09 amGiostz

    Gonna have to give this a watch. Thanks for the write up.

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:29 amIHM

    Well, i´ll give it a try. I´ve been looking the manga like for 5 months, but cant find it.

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:59 amPhosphatide

    Yeah, I didn’t expect to laugh as much as I did when I watched this. If they keep this same level of humor, it’ll be a very satisfying series.

  • April 2, 2010 at 8:11 ami_luv_buns

    this is will give me a good laugh. anything that doesnt a mech everytime i watch something that has a nice indirect subject about wars. you u can count on me to watch it.

  • April 2, 2010 at 8:16 amcutemi2

    OMG!!!Oh My Gosh!!!that Yamada is such a hooker for Takashi

  • April 2, 2010 at 8:16 amcutemi2

    BLOG THIS!!!!

  • April 2, 2010 at 9:35 amSemple

    I watched the episode 20 minutes ago and I still cannot stop laughing. every thought I have about this series makes me break out in laughter. Hal Film did a wonderful job!

    I will definitely be watching this series.

  • April 2, 2010 at 9:37 amProoof

    not what I expected rofl
    it was pretty funny I’ll admit

  • April 2, 2010 at 9:40 amCloudy

    Lol funny first episode. I hope it continues like that :S

  • April 2, 2010 at 10:03 amLaN

    This series seems to be fun, I have high hopes for it:)

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:00 amEromegane

    By the looks of it the DVD/BR version might be promising,still hurrah! for the Broadcast version.

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:06 amSplash

    The 1st episode was ok. I just hope they are going to add more to this series then every week being the same stuff over and over (Her wanting to get laid but being too embarrased to go thru with it).

    • April 2, 2010 at 11:08 amSemple

      Yah. I hope they do more than that. It will get old if its just her trying to get laid to further her 100 casual sex partners all season long.

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:22 amSin1505

    :P seems there will be some more fun!

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:27 amxcswmboy

    it was a nice first ep. i keep hearing nanoha in yamada though, lol.

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:33 amSteve

    Hey Guys,
    I’ve made an unofficial fb page kinda thing for the blog, please join and become a fan.

  • April 2, 2010 at 12:17 pmJon

    good series, LOL it.

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:16 pmgodslayer

    saw the first episode and it was pretty funny

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:22 pmPw3age

    I thought the first episode was decent, although it seems like it get repetitive quickly every time she mentions she wants to get in his pants…

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:44 pmoctazon

    It feels like a shoujo series, its funny,
    not much fanservice and the main guy isn’t such
    a wimp. Overall, seems liek a good show.

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:50 pmhaseo0408

    I don’t know, the series surely has pontential, I’ll have give it a chance.Could you please upload the op and ed to mediafire.

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:51 pmKiki

    I love the male main character! Takashi isn’t like all the main characters lately (annoying because he doesn’t get a clue), but he isn’t a perv either. I liked this first episode because I think that, apart from the fact of Yamada being a Sex Freak, this is actually kind of believable.
    I’m definitely going to watch this!

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:55 pmKyuusei074

    Not bad, I’m always a sucker for some ecchi based comedy.

  • April 2, 2010 at 3:11 pmrobbiebizzle

    Great job keeping the site going, looks really good and liking the improvements. I think this will be one of the few series I actively watch this season, didn’t expect to like it as much as I thought. More enjoyable than the first heroman ep.

  • April 2, 2010 at 3:30 pmShichi

    I find it odd and amazed at the same time that Noto Mamiko is gonna voice an elder sister character in this one.

  • April 2, 2010 at 4:11 pmClick

    I’m still on the fence for whether I should watch 12-13 episodes to this :P But because I’m reeaaalllyyy into ecchi animes, I might just stick around if it has some decent humor

  • April 2, 2010 at 5:20 pmHikki

    Looks like shit.

  • April 2, 2010 at 6:08 pmAishiteru

    Aha, you can’t have a season of animes without an ecchi series. I think I’ll continue watching and see what will happen.

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:16 pmVegetarian4Life

    Well, I guess I was wrong about this being an April Fool’s Day joke. =( I somehow didn’t see the post on March 22nd, and I first noticed it on April 1st.

    Anyways, good job keeping the RC up and running. I hope to see you following a few shows this season!!

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:16 pmLe

    YES! Another good comedy. I can’t wait. I must have at least one good comedy each season.

    P.S. Thanks for blogging this~ T_T

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:18 pmBass

    Lmao a sexually starved female protagonist?

    I’m in

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:21 pmIsland Esper

    Well I was surprised with the two “half” chapter format. It looks like Hanamaru format is catchy. I did enjoy first episode. Will watch to see were it goes but if the only goal is sex and run it can go bad. Maybe she’ll mature in the process.

  • April 2, 2010 at 7:49 pmcat

    Divine you are making me an addict. No Fair.

  • April 2, 2010 at 8:22 pmLeo

    I love this show.

  • April 2, 2010 at 8:56 pmzerothelegend

    Looks like it isn’t trying too hard, so I’ll probably give it a chance.

  • April 2, 2010 at 9:36 pmleo

    new website awsome

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:27 pmDC/AC

    This is one stupid series but all the stupidity was there on purpose. The 1st episode did turn out to be better than expected. I’ll follow this for a while.

  • April 3, 2010 at 12:02 amSkins Thunderbomb

    So far I am loving this new series! :D It looks like its going to be adorable.

    Kudos, Divine <3 Are you going to continue Bleach, by any chance?

    • April 3, 2010 at 9:11 amdivine

      I realize that Random Curiosity’s been kind of known for Bleach, but I actually dropped the series a couple of years back. I don’t see myself getting back into it now unfortunately.

  • April 3, 2010 at 12:13 amSiege

    Lol I can’t believe how many times i laughed at this, I don’t usually go for shows like this but i think I’m going to pick this up. Keep it up Divine its much appriciated.

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:28 amrufe

    I LOVE the condom song

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:31 amSin1505

    This show seems very interesting. I hope it keeps my interest for the weeks to come!

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:53 amtenchu1990

    this anime is so funny=D

  • April 3, 2010 at 3:30 amkarnos

    LOL. love this new series.
    gonna have to add Yamada to my list of top 3 girls
    and now Yamada

    keep up the good work Divine!

  • April 3, 2010 at 5:44 amtokugawa

    Don’t consider this series stupid at all.

    Consider the japanese society, where woman who are proactive and outgoing are still considered un-ideal at best, and despised and subjected to mobbing at worst.

    This is one series that does feminism right.

  • April 3, 2010 at 7:06 amSabin

    I approached the show cautiously because of the ridiculous premise but I was pleasantly surprised with the first episode.. Yamada is hilarious haha
    I just wished Yukarin didn’t use her mahou shoujo voice.. I keep hearing Nanoha / Ink when she opens her mouth..

  • April 3, 2010 at 7:35 amKinny Riddle

    Heh, Yamada’s attempt to become a whoring slut seems to be destined to fail miserably. Yukarin does a very good job in making what originally sounded like a despicable character with seemingly despicable motives extremely likable.

    Hocchan makes a great dynamic combo with Yukarin, while Abe is believable as Takashi – doesn’t behave like a hesitating jerk seen in typical harem males, but doesn’t go too far either. And I nearly didn’t recognize Noto as Takashi’s sister Kazuki, she rarely does such spunky roles.

    • April 4, 2010 at 11:19 amDawn

      HOLY CRAP! He’s right, the sister is Mamiko Noto!! A second play through and i picked up on her distinct pronunciations haha.

      I remember my motivation for watching the show was because she was listed in the VA cast but she totally flew under my radar when I was watching it the first time.

      also, @Thomas; Have to agree completely. Witty writing, and down-right fun. I’d normally not watch something like this but as for now I see no reason why not.

  • April 3, 2010 at 9:59 ambabawaba

    I was expecting another crappy fanservice anime but I really really enjoyed this one

  • April 3, 2010 at 5:02 pmExia

    BEST Love Comedy Award for this season.

  • April 3, 2010 at 7:01 pmThomas

    Wow, this show is actually a lot better than I expected it to be. Less fanservice than anticipated and more good characters with quite funny writing.

  • April 3, 2010 at 7:15 pmbrianleung8912

    want to know the name and origin of the condom song >:D

  • April 4, 2010 at 8:18 pmM2

    The whole premise of the show initially turned me away but I had some extra downtime so I watched it and was completely surprised. It’s not bad. It might even be good.

  • April 5, 2010 at 6:18 amNikki

    I enjoy it. Continue to blog it please.
    Thanks. :)

  • April 5, 2010 at 8:20 amjoshua

    This looks great… please keep posting about this one Divine!

  • April 6, 2010 at 2:38 amunderMebius

    Trying to find the moment to post on the new site, and now~

    This is very entertaining to watch. What’s more entertaining is the argument that’s going on in MAL about this show. Lol, please blog this! Look forward to it~

  • April 6, 2010 at 1:19 pmRemy

    HILARIOUS! Definitely placing it on my lookout list!

    It’s awesome to see a perverted female character – who’s openly honest about getting a harem. I just don’t like the ever so convenient plot that the hot girl is falling inlove with the guy because he’s…nice! But hey, maybe she’ll just pop his cherry and move on to a real man!

  • April 6, 2010 at 5:47 pmtk

    i hope the whole anime doesnt consist of the girl trying erotic things to sleep with the guy cause that is a very stupid and boring plot
    the first episode was so random i couldnt even finish

  • April 7, 2010 at 8:23 pmi_luv_buns

    i hope we get more fanservice on the next episode.

  • April 16, 2010 at 5:00 pmQWMichael

    No. But now i will. Thanks for that.

  • July 12, 2010 at 7:24 pmAdieu

    OMFG… after watching this, I finally totally understood HOW and WHY I lost my virginity in high school :)

    It’s not as uncommon as you think, guys. Yamadas are everywhere.