Dakara Boku wa, Ecchi ga Dekinai ~ Review

Dakara Boku wa, Ecchi ga Dekinai. ~ Review

“A wild and wacky world of fantasy and ‘fantasies’!”

If you’re a fan of ecchi genred anime (in which case, I’m assuming you’re either male or just genuinly like the genre), then you know you’re going to love a series that has the word “ecchi” clearly written in the title. Yes, there is ecchi involved in this series, but that’s not the entire picture. In fact, this series is awesome for its story; the ecchi elements and visuals being “a bonus” to loyal viewers such as myself (I’m not going to deny it. I am male after all…)

Dakara Boku wa, Ecchi ga Dekinai. (lit. That’s why I can’t have sex. – This title was changed in English to “So, I Can’t Play H?” for obvious reasons (although I have no idea where they managed to get this title from; for one thing it makes no sense whatsoever…but whatever)) revolves around Kaga Ryousuke; a perverted high school student who lives off perverted thoughts and fantasies. One day, he meets a girl in front of her house on a rainy day. Feeling sorry for the girl, he lets her in; only to be stabbed in the chest by a sword the girl was carrying around with her. The girl’s name is Lisara Restall, a grim reaper who is looking for “The Singular Man”. Ryousuke decides to make a contract with her and give her his life energy and to help her look for this “Singular Man” in order to maintain his announced short life.

The series cleverly uses ecchi elements as part of the plot in order to maintain the story and also give some fan-service at the same time

The series contains 12 episodes and aired during the Summer 2012 anime season (July 2012 – September 2012). The series is animated by Studio feel., who specialise in fan-service/ecchi genred series and brought us such series as Yosuga no SoraMayo Chiki! and Kissxsis. The series is originally based off a light novel series, serialised by Fujimi Shobo.

There are a few notable voice actors that make an appearance in this series, including Shimono Hiro who voices Ryousuke (and is also known as the voices of Yoshii Akihisa from Baka to Test to Shoukanjyuu and Katsuragi Keima from The World God Only Knows) and Endo Aya who voices Risara (and is also known as the voices Sheryl from Macross Frontier and Miyuki from Lucky Star).

Although this series has the word “ecchi” clearly labelled in the title (and uses an extensive amount of ecchi elements and visuals), I can honestly say that I continued to watch this series until the very end based on the plot and execution. The story itself was very unique, and the series could have easily being watched without the ecchi elements. But that doesn’t mean to say that the ecchi elements were bad! I mean come on… if you’re a true male, and the series has ecchi elements in it, you honestly can’t complain, can you? All in all, I recommend this series for you ecchi lovers and if you genuinely like your fantasy/romance genre too.

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The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 4/5 – Highly Recommended

Final Score: 7/10

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