So, I Can't Play H! - Reviews

Alt title: Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.

legnanellaf's avatar
Sep 26, 2012

It was obvious from the description and the preview of this show that it was going to be a fanservice anime. Even then, it failed on this part. There have been a few decent ecchi anime that had a plot that had substance, and even shows that didnt have the best plot but were enjoyable...but this was not one of them.

There was a lot of opportunity for it to be very raunchy, with the plot basically being that there is some demon like people who use the energy of humans for their own good, and this girl happened to get this guy whose energy source is linked to him being horny. You could easily have gotten very far with just that, with him really getting into girls and the usual dirtbag stuff horny guys do on anime. But it doesnt. It is just an excuse to show boobs every now and then, but in this age of ecchi anime that isnt really new on exciting. Oh look, tiny boobs, and big boobs. Woo...

Then it changes from this girl not being really interest in him besides a power source to caring about him in an epsisode and him revealing that he has some weird hero complex that drives him to being horny, and it falls flat. There was no real character development that led Lisera to change her tune. Any other female character introduced is just to create a scene that leads to a fight so you can see boobs, which gets boring fast.

By the time it gets to some 'real' plot, some fighting thing happening in their demon world, there is no real reason to care. Okay, cool, fight some monster and shit. Some dark impact happens to the real world but it is just rushed through and barely mentioned. That itself could have been expanded a ton, yet really it was just mentioned to create drama. 

The end is typical, the classic you get the girl in the end but you are still shy about being together, since Japan seems to love not really being okay with being comfortable in a relationship.  The only interesting part is the frank turn down of the childhood friend who in the cliche twist is in love with him, and confesses twice.

So overal, dont bother. If you want to see breasts, you can google some and get better results. 

1/10 story
6/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall
ilubsanime's avatar
Jun 6, 2013


First off, If I am going to watch a show with a lot of fanservice the artwork better be good. This artwork easily met my expectations.

The main character is such a perv and really made me laugh a lot. I love the way the powers are used in this show.... I'm not going to say much about it, but you'll see if you watch it and I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it too.

I felt the story was good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt there was a good love triangle that kept me interested. There wasn't any super crazy twists or anything like that, so it was a bit generic, but I still really liked it.

If you are a guy, or have a somewhat perverted mind (you may have one and not know it!!), I'd recommend this show.

P.S. some people say the excessive amount of fanservice can ruin a show, but when it's funny as hell - why the F not? NAKED ANIME CHIX ARE SEXYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

7.5/10 story
9/10 animation
?/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
ThatAnimeSnob's avatar
Sep 6, 2012

At first I thought from the title of the show that is was some sort of social drama regarding poor NEETs who couldn’t score or play erogames, but turns out it is something entirely different. Not for the best though.

- Animated by Feel, a studio that makes only shitty ecchi anime.
- Directed by Takahashi Takeo, the guy who also did the somewhat nice Spice and Wolf, but is otherwise just another guy deep into passable ecchi titles.
- Based on a light novel, which means a light story. And in this case, just another Shana clone.
Just from the get-go, you already know it will be a dumb story full of ecchi that you will be watching for the fan service.

Ok guys, it’s based on a light novel, so there is an 80% probability it will have characters and plot almost identical to that of Shakugan no Shana. Not that Shana was the first anime with that formula (that praise goes to 3X3 Eyes) but it is the one that established it back in the good old days when anime were good and initiated a long line of copycats just because it made a million bucks.

And indeed this is yet another such clone. It even came out at around the same time Campione, and Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero did and you clearly see it’s the same thing with slight variations. And the problem is that they all don’t have a loli tsundere voiced by Rie Kugimiya, neither amazing production values. Well, the artwork is good if your expectations don’t go beyond lots of milk cows and random things exploding and clothes ripping apart without hurting the female skin beneath. Other than that, there is nothing eye catchy besides lots of low quality visual effects and done to death school sceneries. In a similar way, the soundtrack is not bad if you have no problem with mediocre pop you won’t give a damn about after it’s all over. As I said, nothing stands too much so in order to sell they just throw in EXCESSIVE FAN SERVICE.

The plot is quite basic, even for a Shana clone. Some guy has some power, some fiery redhaired slut wants it, sexual tension builds up, and monsters attack. The only thing that stands out is simply the huge sex drive the protagonist has, which is used as a power up for the tsundere. I mean, really, this guy is as horny as it gets, he never misses the chance to say sleazy stuff to pretty girls or jump to grab some skin. This automatically makes him a hundred times better than your typical wimp protagonist of modern anime and half as good as a decent anime character with depth and maturity.

Oh well, better than nothing. I like the idea of how he must be turned on every time they are going to fight but never climax while battling so his empowerment won’t drop to zero. Man, that’s one of the worst tortures know to man, lol. Of course like all running jokes it eventually gets old, since he is after boobs every five minutes and never actually has any sex.

The only other two characters that stand out are his childhood friend, dash, girl next door, which is shy and has a humongous rack but otherwise feels very secured and comfortable being next to a deviant bastard who doesn’t miss the chance to dehumanize her gender. The second one is, of course, the redhaired slut who is after his libido in order to be a stronger fighter, as she is looking for yet another special person in his school. For that reason alone she puts up with enough sexual harassment to be sentenced to castration by most courts in the world. She too of course likes him. I guess the females in this show deserve to be treated as rape targets if they only dig such types of males.

In a similar fashion all the antagonists in the show are after the hornyness of the protagonist as means to beat the tsundere, and they are all conveniently pretty chicks who don’t miss the chance to whore-ify themselves in order to… steal his energy source. And yes, I know this is just guilty pleasure but it sure does not make any of the characters sympathetic or developed in any significant way.

Anyways, this is obviously a dumb show you will watch for the porn aspect of it. Every episode is just some poor excuse for some bimbos to have a catfight where their clothes shred all too easy, and the protagonist saving the day by getting horny and molesting them; the end. Oh, and typically everything they trash in a battle gets magically corrected afterwards, so there isn’t even any repercussions for whatever you do in this show. Meaning, the protagonist saves the world daily, has the fun of his life when groping girls, entire buildings get trashed, monsters attack, and nothing changes by the end of the day, besides needing to seriously ejaculate from all this shit. The perfect escapism show where you run away from responsibilities.

As usual, it turns a bit darker and more serious towards the end but by then you have lost all interest and respect for the show, so it doesn’t matter in any significant way. Instead of feeling dramatic it looks like a completely ridiculous attempt at making something nice out of something trashy. In all, it is a throw away anime you will watch only if you are really bored and want something very contrived and brainless.

3/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall
WolfAngelus's avatar
Apr 11, 2017

Let's start by getting the tags right, this isn't a comedy, or it surely doesn't seem funny. There isn't much to say about this anime in general though. The first 8 episodes feel very similar and boring, each has some school/daily life, then the 2nd half of each episode is nudity combined with combat. While I like ecchi material, the chests of all girls but 1 are oversized and unattractive (not sure why the artists think guys like this stuff). Thankfully Lisara has a normal, flat chest but these points shouldn't be the selling point of an anime, and unfortunately, that is the only real selling point for most of the episodes. Considering that you can get your hentai fix anywhere, and there is nothing special about one body compared to another, there is nothing exciting offered here that you haven't seen elsewhere. For me, ecchi themed content should be a natural inclusion, but just never be the main purpose. If the story was exciting or the show was actually funny as it is listed as a comedy, then the situation might be very different.

There is very little in the way of story, most of the decent story content is packed into the last 3 episodes (I actually liked those episodes). The animation is kind of sloppy, for example the mouth movement starts well in advance of the actual voices, yet it ends on time so it isn't a sync issue. Considering that one of the main selling points would be the nudity, the art is lacking and something I would expect more from a 200X anime.

Lastly, the characters. None of the characters here are memorable in the slightest. They aren't exciting and don't have much personality to them. Again, this is what happens when you focus on just trying to sell the body, I don't want a body that has no personality and character to it. 

Overall, the 4/10 is generous  since the last 3 episodes were actually interesting, and more in line with what everything else should have been. While the first 8 episodes weren't terrible, they weren't very good either. There was nothing to really catch your attention (unless you for some reason like oversized chests that look like every other chest you have ever seen). The action bits was okay, but just nothing unique or memorable here. The intended goal wasn't as impressive either as many other anime that have similar selling points and offer much more.

3/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall
Jul 13, 2016

My anime reviews are always simple, short and straight-forward and is 100% spoilers-free.

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Supernatural

Additional Info: Got nothing to watch? Then this comedy anime with some sort of (not really) perverted romantic moments will surely entertain you for a while.

Ending Rating: 85%

Short Review:

An average anime with an OK mix of comedy and romance. The excessive ecchi parts somehow affect the anime, for me at least, the anime is also almost out of the Ecchi genre and is entering the era where even Chuck Norris can't comprehend ('H'), that's how I think about this anime. But this anime is still worth your electric bills, so watch it if you have leisure time and the romance in it manage to make some sort of progress (I think).

8/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall