Yamada, first name withheld, is a 15-year-old girl who has just entered Takizawa High School. Easily considered exceptionally beautiful, she has only one problem with her own body, she thinks her vagina looks weird and is very self-conscious about it. Upon entering high school, her dream was to have casual sex with 100 men but therein lies the problem, she believes an experienced partner will tease her about the way her vagina looks or simply the fact that she’s a virgin. She stumbles upon the solution in the form of Kosuda Takashi, a fellow virgin, whom she believes will help ease the transition to more experienced partners. There’s only one small problem, Yamada doesn’t know anything about sex or the ancient art of seduction, meaning her quest to conquer Kosuda will be a difficult one. – My Anime List
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For those who love drama and sexy comedies, B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time is a little-advertised gem not to be missed! While there are hearty helpings of fan service and teasers, for a sex-comedy there is actually little nudity and/or sexual acts in the anime. However, the quick humor and pace, combined with characters whose traits put a twist on typical anime love dramas, should make the series a satisfying standout for viewers. Beneath the eye candy, plenty of story and silliness will keep them watching this refreshing series episode after episode.
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Whilst it wont win any awards, Yamada’s First Time will certainly give you a good chuckle. It’s story of a single minded horny teenager versus her utterly confused target is of one that will grow on you if you give it time. The series plays on the dirty teenager inside us all and it does so without denigrating anyone. Sure the dirty language at times is tasteless and the fan-service is more than necessary, but if you’re willing to look past that and go along for the ride, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised.
The Nihon Review
From the first moment all the way until the hilarious ending, B Gata H Kei never devolves into cheesy melodrama. Everything in the show is served up with ample amounts of hijinks and shenanigans. Not all of the humor in this series is juvenile though – one episode ended up becoming a brilliant meta-parody of the romantic comedy genre of anime. And indeed, that is the essence of B Gata H Kei: it laughs in the face of all romantic comedies before it, ruthlessly tears down all conventions and makes an absolute mockery out of its pathetic predecessors – all the while giving viewers stomach cramps from its deft humor. Ultimately, B Gata H Kei has done the nigh impossible: it has rejuvenated a cliched genre which has been done to death, and just for that simple fact, it deserves a look.
The Otaku’s Study
The value you will get out of watching this series will be dependent on your personal preferences. Do you enjoy series about fanservice? Lewd Jokes? Awkward moments? This might just be the series for you and one you might not want to miss. On the other hand if you have spent the whole time reading this review cringing at the prospect of watching a series like this… you are most probably right. Personally I found it hard to get into for the first few episodes then after getting accustomed to its more mature-age and unique style of humor it actually proved to be a rather enjoyable watch. You might want to watch it alone however…..
Sometimes in fantasy, sometimes in real life, characters compare penis sizes, touch each other’s breasts, massage each other erotically, and come very close to having explicit sex. The characters talk about wanting to have sex (Yamada), they plot to steal each others’ boyfriends and steal their virginity (Kanejo)…and theeeeen there’s the one character with the really, really strong brother complex. There’s also a lot of profanity (in the English subtitles) and slapstick violence. So it’s no surprise that this really, REALLY isn’t appropriate for kids. I’d say that if you aren’t into lewd humor, approach it cautiously; the show often transcends its ecchi underpinnings, but it can be hard to see that.
Overall, the anime is very realistic, and portrays on a very scaled level of what relationships are like for both parties. The insecurities, mixed signals, worries, the thoughts, the trials and error. Everything was pieced together perfectly and just about anyone who has been in a relationship can relate to what kosuda and yamada are going through.
The Fullmetal Narcissist
All in all, this series works great as a comedy, and just as well as a coming of age story, as it takes an unflinching yet not unforgiving look at the genuine awkwardness of adolescent relationships. It has a few minor hiccups, and we never do find out where Yamada’s thirst for sexual conquest came from, but it’s hard to deride a show that’s this consistently funny and unpredictable.
If you can watch the show with a creepiness filter in place to block out the worst of Kyoka Kanejo, then Yamada’s First Time really is a likeable, saucy, ribald, and ultimately heart-warming comedy in the vein of American Pie, albeit seen from a female perspective, which makes a welcome change. Yamada and Kosuda’s developing, if unconventional relationship is fun to watch, as they edge inexorably closer to their respective first times, although you’ll have to watch the show to see if that moment of consummation arrives. That said, fair warning that the final episode of the series is apparently one of those straight to DVD affairs in Japan that wouldn’t make it past the broadcast censors.
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!
Its a great show for anyone with an open mind and a hopeful heart. Its extremely funny and entertaining. I really wish they would bring it back or continue it but i’m pretty sure they wont. Still a great show for people of almost all ages. I wouldn’t say let your kids watch the show but its a great show to watch with a girlfriend/SO. I guess you could call it an anime version of “How i met your mother”.
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B Gata H Kei is an amazing watch if you just want to enjoy yourself and don’t mind a little ecchi. If you’re an ecchi-enthusiast like I am, I highly recommend this show, as it is probably the best, and seriously the classiest ecchi I’ve ever seen. I know classy ecchi sounds a little bit strange, but I promise you, this is not a Rosario + Vampire kind of ecchi with panty shots galore, but the fanservice is there where it’s supposed to be, the comedy balances it out so it’s not gratuitous.
B Gata H Kei is pretty bad. Not as bad as MM, at least this has some funny moments, but otherwise, bad. I can’t believe the sheer amount of good reviews this gets. If you’re in middle school it may be funny because “SEX” and “CONDOMS” and “BOOBS” but if you have grown to an age where you are more mature than that, you’ll realize that this is idiotic and a waste of time. I mean, I respect everyone’s good reviews of it, but I just don’t understand how anyone can love the character of Yamada. Even if you take her as a funny caricature of a typical high school girl she’s still downright unlikeable.
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I can’t really recommend this to anyone other than those who liked to laugh while being pleased at fanservices. I, a romantic-comedy genre lover, myself not that impressed by this anime but I won’t say it’s bad, as it does contain some good factors within them. But, other than those I mentioned early, I think most will get turned off by the premise.