Of course, the past Spring Season had plenty of gems with a ton of
depth, but what made it really stand apart from all other seasons is
that I now have two new favourite moe fanservice series. It’s a genre I
usually hate, but this season came and showed that you can actually do
this genre right with enough imagination and characterization.
With B Gata H Kei, your mileage may still vary, of course. It
features a loser with a hot girlfriend, oblivious to a childhood friend
who is in love with him, a ton of boob jokes and a lead female who is an
incredible tsundere. It’s a recipe for disaster, one that so many other
series screwed up at, but this is the only one that I’ve seen that
manages to come with more than just that.
The characterization managed to keep me more than interested despite
these cliches. Yamada is a wonderful lead character in the way that this
series explores her attempts to have sex. She’s a unique character in
the sense that she has the most weird ideas and the most shameless
actions. This series really likes to toy around with the embarrasment
about its subject matter, in a way that I consider to be the best out of
any fanservice show that I managed to sit through. Every major
character in this series has his oer her own things to be embarrassed
about, which results in a number of priceless situations.
In the middle of this series it may look like the series gets lost a
bit into its own cliches, and these episodes by far the least
interesting of the series. The creators did plan a number of great and
incredibly dynamic final episodes for the series to close off. Of
course, leaving aside the fact that it doesn’t actually end, and that
the final episode is ONE BIG TEASE.
If you’re interested in this series, you can simply give it a
one-episode taste test, it’s pretty much what you can expect of the rest
of the series, so if you don’t like it, it’s not going to get better,
while if you do, it’ll keep you entertained. Teenaged romances in anime
are usually terrible, especially the ones that focus too much on moe,
but this is actually quite a charming series about teenagers exploring
their feelings about sex. There’s a ton of fanservice, but it’s not just
fanservice for the sake of fanservice: it’s all there with a purpose,
it’s a means to get the characters to show their best side, rather than
just pointlessly showing some boobs to get viewer ratings up.