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Hajimete no Gal
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:19:32 PM »
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Well at least they tried to make the most out of needing to be censored.

This didn't make me laugh but the gal was cute so I'll keep it for now.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 05:37:15 AM »
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Only one person posted here? I are disappointed.

I came into this show thinking that I'm gonna lose some IQ points. In some ways, it's that kind of show. Yet, I kinda enjoyed the show. In fact, quite a lot. And I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the dorky humor. Maybe it's the blatant "I want sex" premise. Maybe it's the guy's surprisingly good monologue.

And then it dawned upon me: this show reminds me of B Gata H Kei, one of the best comedies of all time. Whether this show's as good as that, I won't say. I'm skeptical of that. But I'm kinda intrigued.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 09:25:18 PM »
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I can't. This show is too amazing.

I'm dying.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 09:49:06 AM »
1 and 2
Even since the Black Star Trio appeared, (the GTO, not MSG Gundam), gyarus are portrait as 3 Bs. Bitchy, boobies, and brainless. Gyarus are rarely found in anime or manga, except for secondary characters. Galko chan did shows that gyarus can be nice too. I was hopping some of the stereo type can be use as comedy elements or show us another side of gyarus.

It's not B-Geta H-Kai, but it sexy funny to make me curious what's on the gyaru's mind.

Hint. There is a hidden yandre. Wanna guess.
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It's the class rep. It seems we need a yandere in rom-com.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 05:46:51 PM »
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This is utterly stupid.  I mean, there is literally no reason for these two to get together, so why in God's name should I give a damn about their romantic escapades?  At least in B-Gata H-Kei we knew what Yamada's deal was, and we also knew it was stupid, but it was the plot.  This is a relationship began by a misunderstanding with the girl just going along with it and being held together by plot convenience.

On the other hand, I am entertained.
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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 11:37:29 PM »
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Omg that brown girl was an amalgam of Alice and Nikumi. I lover her.

Other than that, this episode just felt like a protracted version of the lesser chapters of Grand Blue(minus the fantastic art and amazing facial expressions. Also no Chisa). Uninspired. While I am a sucker for the American Pie, solidarity of virgins shenanigans in anime, I would sooner simply reread Grand Blue.
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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 02:23:54 AM »
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Not that the animation has been good since the start, but woof the three episode buffer zone rears its ugly head.

Anyhoot, there's nothing unique here.  Not-Nikumi forms a lesbian love triangle with the main couple, even though she's unrequited at the moment, and friend-zoned, and fails at raping virgins.  Basically she's a non factor in a love triangle so there isn't actually one at all.  However, a threesome would make for some good porn.

Maybe it's just me, but Yakana seems kind of stupid.  I thought her motivation for going with Junichi was just some whimsical nonsense or what is expected of her being a "gal" with the whole "gal image" (wherein his friends were ironically right rather than being actually right), with the inevitable thang being that they grow to actually like each other over time.  Only took an actual two episodes, so **** that noise, but this episode really revealed that she just ain't too bright.  She's kind, she's fun loving, but preeeeeeetty much not thinking upstairs.  Maybe she's more perceptive than I think and is just acting stupid because, again "gal", but I don't think after catching my friend mounting my boyfriend twice in very suggestive ways that I'd buy she was just introducing herself or testing his loyalty.  Maybe once, especially if she's prone to behaving that way, but not twice.  In his house.  With a torn shirt.  How does THAT fit?  Damn kind of her to take her shoes off once entering from the side door, tho (and I did actually hear the "pin pon" door chime and just assumed it was either a sound error or some kind of background noise for the audience like the birds and their 'aho!' thing or like a musical cue at a gag when they didn't react to it).
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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 07:34:46 AM »
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Bleh, I just like the show if it just keep things funny. Don't need the whole love triangle thing; that's just unnecessary.

Junichi's choice of T-shirt design needs a little help, though.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 03:18:54 PM »
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Apparently everybody is a gyaru or is going to become one.
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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 09:19:21 PM »
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Okay, I can put up with the "no two harem girls ever kill each other" for regular anime because they're just so Japanese and therefore so non confrontational, but Yame is a gal, she should cut some bitches.  Also, the childhood friend a slut.
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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 03:53:20 AM »
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I feel like a criminal for mildly enjoying this heavily clichéd, objectively shitty show. I'm really sorry.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 11:24:56 PM »
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I wish Yame got more air time.

Ever since GTO's Black Tri-stars (yes, it's not Gundam), gyarus are usually 3 Bs. Busty, bitching, and brainless. It seems most gyarus are stereo type and side lined to secondary support characters. Most love interest are usually one of the deres. Galko-chan broke one of the Bs. She's not bitchy, but still brainless and busty. I was hoping that more interesting stuff happens to gyarus. All I got was more creative way of censering.

Oh well, last season was man beating up girls to join their harem. This season are looses who get to form a harem.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 07:41:34 AM »
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I didn't think Junichi was capable of being an imbecile and then a hero in a single episode.

Boy, was I wrong.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 06:49:28 AM »
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Booooring.

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 06:52:59 AM »
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Most predictable ending ever.

I actually liked this show at first. It was even clever in the beginning: the dialogue, the bromance, everything. And then it went south. Like really down the bottomless pit, and same goes to the animation. It just got shitty.

It's a 4/10. What a shame; it was good while it lasted (for an episode or two).

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2017, 12:55:58 AM »
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Most predictable ending ever.

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Agree. I was hoping there will be a new spin on the gal stories. I think they been stereo type enough. But it just carry on. My feeling is that the studio just gave up and end it after episode 8.

A 4.5. The extra .5 cause i was intrigue by the beginning. It's not bad bad. It's just boring an predictable bad. 

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Re: Hajimete no Gal
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 01:14:03 PM »
FINAL:

Utter trash.

I was just starting to like some of these characters.  It took this long because they're mostly insufferable gits and the plot forces us to accept all this bullshit happening without any attempt at trying to make it believable.  It just is and there's nothing you can do about it, so you either watch it and are annoyed at the situation and the sheer banality of it or don't. I'm a glutton for punishment, so I watched it.

And it's crap.  I get that we're always going to be subjected to pathetic losers getting hot chicks revolving around them because that's just how anime is flowing these days.  That's what the audience wants, and that's what they're going to get, whether I like it or not.  I am not the target audience, so the best I can do is try to find things worth watching this for.  I think the most insulting thing is that they just straight out transferred the male cast from Prison School right into this show and gave us Gals instead of raging she demon ****s.

Gal culture doesn't do anything for me.  By that I mean I don't care about it.  Moreover, there's literally no point to any of these female characters being "Gals" except that's just the thing here.  It starts the plot going because Gals are perceived as "easy sluts" so that even a loser like Junichi can get a girl.  Yeah, that is what this is based on.  Disgusting way to start a show, and yet, it is probably the most realistic high school thing I've ever seen.  When a high school girl is perceived as a slut, yeah she's going to get a lot of sudden attention by hormonal teenagers who want to lose their virginity.  This is how it was when I was in high school, and I imagine it hasn't changed much now.  And, usually like real 'perceived sluts', Yukana turns out to not be anything but a pure and innocent maiden, because a lot of the time perception is bullshit and reality is a lot more vague.  I'm actually fine with this part of things.  Like I said, it is realistic, and there's a possible story of personal discovery to be made.  And I'm still waiting for it.  Oh wait, the show is over.

What is the point of Yukana being a gal otherwise?  What is the point of Ranko being a gal?  What is the point of Yui being a gal?  What was the point of Nene becoming one?  There was zero... ZERO exploration of gal culture, gal fashion, or what the appeal is.  They just are.  Nene is understandable because she thinks that it will get Junichi's attention because his current girlfriend is a gal.  Okay, but why is Yui a part time gal on a video site?  Ranko and Yukana may have done this together, but based on their past, it wasn't a goal.  It just kind of happened.  There's no explanation for any of this.  There is no REASON for any of this, except that the author wanted his female characters to be gals.  Why?  I don't ****ing know.  Fetishist bullshit?  Trying to create that artificial gap between pure and innocent and slut?  If it becomes hollow, then whatever point that existed is likewise as hollow.

Furthermore, who is the hero or heroine here?  Junichi?  Okay, he's pretty much the same jackass at the end as he was at the beginning, with the only difference being "omigod" he actually does love Yukana and doesn't want to get NTR'd.  I'm not sure what's so heroic about him.  What does he have to go through this entire series?  The conflict is resolved in episode one.  The conflict was getting Yukana to go out with him.  After that it was just a series of cliche'd situations every harem lead goes through without any struggle or resolution.  The last second plot slapped on there about the middle school playboy isn't a conflict, it is Junichi being a ****ing moron.

Is it Yukana?  What the hell does she do throughout the series?  We don't get to see her point of view on anything so we don't know what kinds of struggles she's going through.  Hell, it doesn't look like anything bothers her through the entire series, even though we know that isn't true.  Every "competitor" that shows up she more or less shrugs off, except for Ranko who Yukana is more jealous of being not included in whatever bullshit Ranko is trying to do to Junichi.  She is the most sympathetic character because she's in a situation that would boggle most of us, and that stuff at the end where Junichi is acting the ass easily makes her the heroine in that bullshit, but otherwise?

I mean, you tell me.  These people are of only a single dimension, hollow, shallow, and utterly lifeless.  They become likeable only because they're the heroes at the end there, otherwise I wouldn't give two shits about any of this.  Like I said, if they at least explored something about gal culture, we'd have at least a little bit to go on here with some meat.  I'm not suggesting turning this into an info dump on gal culture, but just a bit here and there might have been nice.  Y'know, letting the characters GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER or something.

Meh.  At least Yukane is hot.

2/10.
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