B Gata H Kei (Yamada’s First Time)
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. 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.
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.
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.
At 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.