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B Gata H Kei Review

B Gata H Kei 22219l (Yamada’s First Time)

watched 2015

Type: TV
Completed Episodes: 12/12
Aired: Apr, 2010 to Jun, 2010

Producers: Hal Film Maker, Dentsu, FUNimation Entertainment, AT-X, TYO Animations, Happinet Pictures=

B Gata H Kei is a manga adaptation originally written by Yoko Sanri.

If I was to explain this anime in a sentence, its sounds pretty bad and like your standard ecchi anime. Yamada is a 15 year old girl who wants to have sex with 100 men, but is a virgin and has no idea at all what to do.

What does this boil down to? A surprisingly good coming of age comedy about a girl who despite having sex on her minds 24/7 is surprisingly innocent and naive when it boils down to these matters. This anime is pretty ballsy, and while it does have the odd fan service scene, there is less than in a lot of other animes. Its more comedy than anything else. Yamada really wants to have sex.B Gata H Kei 4 But she has no real ideas on how to seduce a boy into having sex with her. Leaving our male lead, Kosuda, confused often, especially in regards to their relationship. Yamada herself isn’t sure for most of the anime. On a day when my university lecturer commented they have too many herbivorous boys and not enough carnivorous boys but all girl are carnivorous in japan, this anime just rang true. Yamada takes some pretty bold risks while trying to seduce Kosuda. Plus her mind turns everything dirty. Everything is a chance for her to show off and to gain more followers/slaves.

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Kosuda is a normal looking guy who doesn’t really have any outstanding features. Which is why Yamada has picked him to be her first time. After all, as inexperienced as she is, she doesn’t want people making fun of her for it. So she picks another virgin who should be happy to have the goddess which is Yamada doting on him. Kosuda is a nice guy, and gets very fluttered by some of the attention he gets from Yamada. He in the photography club and has an older sister who is a massive tomboy and as dense as he is when it comes to romantic matters. Kind of.B Gata H Kei 5

So why do I love this anime? I knew more than a few girls like this when I was her age. Which is why I feel very sorry for her best friend who has to deal with her crazy antics. After all, there is nothing like being the mature one while your friend is immature and running around yelling about sex. Another reason I think this a very good anime because for once it shows what some girls are actually like. Not all are frail delicate flowers who only have pure hearted intentions. Some are hormonal wreaks who are obsessed with getting the D. Seriously I can remember one classmate asking around if anyone knew anyone who would be willing to take their virginity before they turned 16. Girls can be just as obsessed with sex as boys and it is refreshing to see an anime which shows a girl in this manner, admittedly a more extreme example but still very true to how some girls can be. Part of me can’t help but wonder if the author wrote this about their own experiences or about a friends and inserted some of the gags because despite the over-the-topness it does run true.
B Gata H Kei 6At that age, a lot of girls want to have sex but aren’t actually ready too. Yamado is definitely not ready, despite her complains otherwise. The first time they kiss properly, she runs away and blushes. Flashing Kosuda leaves both of them embarrassed and red faces. Also this anime doesn’t really do the whole ‘nose bleed means boner/turned on’ thing, which makes a change. Instead we get hilarious moments when Kosuda realises he turned on and prompts does sits up etc. Its fantastic and far more funny than the standard tropes. Not that his anime doesn’t have the tropes in, it has plenty. Including the one I like the least, aka the big brother complex. But luckily its one of the minor characters and at tolerable levels. Sort of.

Either was  as this anime goes on, we watch as Yamado learns that sex and emotion aren’t as easily separated as she first though, either is seduction. So I give this anime a silver. For the gags and the fact they manage to portray a girl in the middle of puberty surprising well. Not to mention a whole cast of other characters who end up swept up in the midst of it all.

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Aria the Animation Review

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Watched 2008 roughly
Type: TV
Completed Episodes: 13
Aired: Oct, 2005 to Dec, 2005

Producers: Hal Film Maker, Right Stuf

Aira is a manga adaptation written by Kozue Amano

A tale of set in Venice on Mars. Literally. We are in the 24th century and humankind as terro-formed Mars into a water planet now known as Aqua. Neo Venezia is a faithful reproduction of the Vencie on Earth and we follow young Aria as she and her rivals are novice Undines. Aka a gondola rower. Undine in the offical term. Aria quite simply is a tale of friendship and growing up as the girl learn life lessons and the miracles which can happen.

Aria is a gorgeous anime. The colouring perfect for the mood of the anime. Full of 22506lsparkles and blues. Considerably bluer than what Venice’s canals actually are but this is anime and a different planet. I have been to Venice, and I have been a gondola ride. It is a very strange thing to do after this anime, especially when you get told a story which this anime has main reference too. The writer did her research into the stories of Venice and the little things that make the city special. Venice is beautiful, if you get the chance to go, go.

Our main character, Akari herself is you typical shoujo goddess who makes friend as easy as breathing. Akari is labelled as mysterious by her closest friends due to her warm manner and lack back nature. She does her best to enchant the trip for her patrons and help solve the problems she finds.

This is a beautiful anime which is easy to fall in love with and I give it a silver.

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Pretear Review

Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Pretear (Prétear: The New Legend of Snow White)download

Watched 2009 roughly

Type: TV
Complete Episodes: 13/13
Aired: Apr, 2001 to Jun, 2001
Producers: Hal Film Maker, ADV Films, FUNimation Entertainment, Kadokawa Shoten, Rondo Robe

Pretear is a manga adaptation drawn by Naruse Kaori and written by Sato Junichi.

This is the anime which proves that reverse harem is not a new thing in the anime world. That doesn’t make it good though. Bronze. She goes for the guy who is a dick to her the entire time. She is awful. Okay, so its not that unusual. It is one of the most standard tropes going. But, the thing is, that doesn’t make it right.

Himeno Awayuki is a delicate flower, read pathetic little whinny girl. To be fair to her umm. No. Her life is sad. Yes. Her mother dies, her father remarries and the family are a horrible to her. As are her classmates. She gets bullied and debates her place in life. She is hurt and vulnerable and doesn’t know how to change things. Notice, she is 16. This is not the end of her life. She is an angsty teenage. Honestly she just needs to put on black and she would be an emo to be honest.

Then something amazing happens. She is attacked and saved by mysterious pretty men called the Leafe Knights, who tell her that she’s the Prétear who is needed to save the world from darkness. Each of the episodes are Himeno getting to know one of the guys before kissing them and using there transformation to save the day. She gets to know them all and still she falls for the dick who pretty much tells her she is worthless and treats her like shit. Somehow the two fall in love.

At this point, I’m not sure why I bothered finishing the anime and honestly I reckon I only did it because this was at a time where a lot of the anime sites had been taken down and the new ones had yet to start up again. Pretear was not a good anime. It was a very bad one in my opinion. She is the sort of girl I would have liked to slap, and tell her to get some self respect. Some of her actions you can place down to losing her mother and being bullied. That doesn’t make her a likeable character to me. Nor one who should be used as a role model.

The only reason this gets bronze is that I finished it. Otherwise it would be stone.

Kaleido Star Review

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Watched 2009 roughly

Type: TV
Complete Episodes: 51/51
Aired: Apr, 2003 to Mar, 2004
Producers: Gonzo, Production I.G, TV Tokyo, Hal Film Maker, ADV Films, FUNimation Entertainment, G&G Entertainment, Horipro, MediaNet

Kaleido Star is an original anime created by Junichi Sato, and written by Reiko Yoshida.

Kaledio is not your standard anime. Its a anime about a troop of performers who work at the most famous ring in the world. Sora is a young woman who has come to the troop to follow her dream and perform with her idol. Sora is a good performer but what’s her more special is her endless determination. It doesn’t matter what she comes across, doesn’t matter who tries to bring her down. Sora will rise again. She is a wonder female character which as much determination of any of the boys in a sports anime.

Honestly, I love sports anime and that is likely part of the joy in this anime as well. There are obstacles to face. And they all dive head first to over come them. Working together to pull of stunts and create plays which will truly entertain and inspire the audience. In some ways the motivation of these characters are more noble than that in sports animes. Sora wants to be the best, but more than that she wants to make the audience happy. She will literally do anything to put a smile on someone’s face.

It is that fire in her which helps her gain the hearts of her colleagues. Helps her reawaken the love of performing in her idol. And more than anything, inspires everyone to grow and become the best performers they can do. The plot arcs are interesting the performances Sora and the troop but on are beautiful. I’m not sure how many of them are actually feasible in real life, however this anime so you have to accept a couple of things.

This anime is gold to me. It opened my eyes to new set of animes that were sports but showed how powerful passion can be in people. Showed how drive people are to change and succeed in their dreams. Dreams which aren’t just to beat everyone else. But dreams of actually being the best and inspiring others to become the best as well. Kaleido-Star-kaleido-star-7067945-1024-768