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July 17, 2006 at 6:34 am (parody)

Good news everyone! I watched the first episode of Basu Gasu to Hitorigoto no Otogobanashi and I think it has a lot of potential, so I am going to blog it. I was initially worried, having read the BGHO manga, that the studio would fuck it up badly. It is very easy to turn the compelling original story into a really generic school life harem comedy. However, while some of the character designs are incredibly disloyal to the originals, I think overall GONZAX is gonna do alright with it. I am cautiously optimistic.


The main character, Hung-tan, starts out as your garden-variety nekketsu high-schooler, trying to make a name for himself at his new school. I can’t wait until the scene where Hung-tan puts his glasses on; it really adds depth to his character. Anyway, despite his best efforts to impress people, Hung-tan ends up getting dissed by nearly all of his new classmates. The two friends he does have are his tsundere osananajimi, Hinano, and an upper-classman of questionable morals, named J.P. Meyer.


JP-sempei seems a lot like a typical wet-noodle harem protagonist, but is actually just doing that as an act to seduce innocent girls. I have mixed feelings about this. He is in many ways an affront to all the characters that earnestly portray the traits that, for him, are mere duplicity. However, the manga spins this in an eventually interesting direction, so hopefully the anime will follow suit.


Already they are starting to hint at the real plot! While the first episode was focused on character introductions, framed on the edges (time-wise) of a couple of shots, you can notice odd things: tail-ends of conversations, quickly shut lockers, and so forth. I am somewhat jealous of viewers who have not already read the manga, because they will be SO SURPRISED when the real story starts to get rolling.

The OP and ED were incredibly stereotypical, in that the OP was power j-pop, and the ED was a slow song. The episode preview, as seems to be increasingly popular, is full of promises of fan-service for the next show.



  1. KT Kore said,


    That’s all I have to say.

  2. Crayotic Rockwell said,

    Am I the only one who has clicked that jp-sempai isn’t no man, man. That’s a woman in disguise!

  3. Hinano said,

    ROFLMAO *dies* XDDDD

  4. sethjohnson said,

    @CR: Or possibly…a robot in disguise.

  5. jpmeyer said,

    I fight for the cause of justice!

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