MyAnimeList Rating: 6,51/10
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen
Author: Meguru Ueno
Seiyuus: Yuki Nagaku, Shintaro Asanuma, Ayana Taketatsu
So where did it start to review this anime? I also don’t know. After all, I’m also quite lazy to review it. But, how else. This anime is a bit mediocre if I think. Or maybe, it’s just my mind at all or whatever is that? “Hajimete no Gal” written by Meguru Ueno which is still running. Published in 2015, its manga is also able to make its readers interested by this manga. Before it, I also had no intention to read the manga. However, when summer started in 2017, it’s have started out an announcement that the anime will be out. So, I’m going to review the anime.
Spring. The “season of love” has arrived and it seems that finding himself a girlfriend was harder than Junichi believed. To break the status quo, Junichi’s friends have forced him into confessing to the gal, Yame Yukana. However, things do not go quite as he expected. A series of “firsts” begins!
People will criticize this anime by saying:
“Yeah, dude. That’s a huge tit I’ve ever seen in my entire life.” or “Yeah, so much fanservice.”
That’s all the words of the person who made this first impression anime. And I’m also one of those people who say that. But, I like the harem elements that exist in this anime because this anime also doesn’t look like any other traditional harem anime. For example how Junichi dating just to eliminate his virginity, a gal who also apparently wanted a love like a normal person, to Junichi’s friend who is a pedophile in excess of good ways. There are also many interesting things that can be watched in this anime.
“Hajimete no Gal” is like eating a meal that has not been eaten for a long time. The point is, it is broken but there is no more food that can not be eaten. Although many people say that this anime and so, they also keep watching it even though some don’t think like that. The heroine in this anime also has a very interesting personality. For example, Yukana, although a gal still has feelings in his heart, Ranko can be said to be a description of a somewhat lesbian, Nene who her boobs that don’t make sense but his love to Junichi is bigger than the existing heroine, and Yui is always assuming her friends are a servant who serves her even though he also has feelings towards Junichi.
With some regrets too, I was a bit disappointed with this anime. Not with the problem of the story or the fanservice that exist, but this Junichi character who looks somewhat annoying. Junichi is the luckiest person in his life, surrounded by four heroines, but just the same kind of harem anime stereotype. Junichi is just a coward, weak, stupid, and not very understanding what love is. In essence, Junichi is just like the image of the other anime character harem though not all also like that. In addition, Junichi can also look cool in some of his episodes. Mediocre bro, mediocre.
The artwork is pretty good for anime that aired in this season. And for the soundtrack, I don’t really have a good impression for the ending and opening there. Although some people think that the music is also slightly memorable, I don’t think that way. In essence, the music is just as good for the size of a harem anime.
I would consider this anime as the decent one because there are some elements as well that make this anime look good for me myself. That’s why I’m also interested in reading the manga after watching this anime. Indeed anime like this is not my favorite genre but this anime is quite interesting to watch even though there are some disappointments in it.