‘So, I Can’t Play H’, also known as Dakara boku-ha H ga Dekinai, is simply the perfect anime for anyone who is looking for an Ecchi show. It is full of fan service and revolves around the perverted adventures of a teenage boy. There is absolutely nothing more to it than that and it is pretty much a ‘High School DxD‘ clone. The entire plot is full of old clichéd gags and adult scenes. And yet despite all its limitations, the show somehow is quite entertaining actually.
Part of the reason for that could be that the series is not just a compilation of random scenes put together, but actually has a well-defined storyline. From what we see in most Ecchi series these days, it seems like even having a proper story is some sort of sin but ‘So, I Can’t Play H’ completely defies the common norm and puts together a pretty decent plot. Even the characters of the series are very well fleshed out and a lot of emphasis has been put on interactions between them. The anime also relies heavily on the relationship of the two main characters to move its plot forward and this is when it brings in certain elements of Harem as well.
When it comes to the Ecchi side of it, there are unnecessary moments where the characters get powered through eroticism and clothes of the female characters are shredded during battles. But the good thing about it is that almost all the fan service moments are used in one way or the other to make sense out of the overarching story.
When it comes to the technical side of the show, the music and art side of it is just average and there’s nothing too special about it. The character designs have been done exceptionally well and the soundtracks played during battle scenes have this upbeat feel to them that gets you all hyped up.
Overall, to enjoy this series to the fullest, all you have to do is to entirely focus on the story and characters. There is a whole lot of fan service and the anime is full of endless cliched gags but that’s something that you should be expecting from an anime like this one. So to put it simply, ‘So, I Can’t Play H’ is just another one of those guilty pleasures that you want to hate but end up liking.
So, I Can’t Play H Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘So, I Can’t Play H’ season 1 premiered on July 6, 2012 and with a total of 12 episodes, it went on all the way till September 25, 2012. This season was then followed by a one-episode OVA titled ‘So, I Can’t Play H! Episode 13’ released on March 29, 2013. Now for the most part of it, ‘So, I Can’t Play H’ is an Ecchi anime which has a slightly below-average rating on most platforms. This clearly means that despite its popularity, there is nothing all that special about it. And after all these years, even the overall hype around the anime has faded away which leaves Studio feel. with absolutely no reason to go back to renew it.
Also, the light novel series, on which the anime is based, was nowhere close to coming to an end when the anime first came out. So the creators of the show were forced to create an anime original ending which drifted far away from the actual story of the light novels. Because of this, creating a sequel of the anime is not even possible anymore as its source material ends differently than how season 1 ends. So as of now, the possibility of getting a ‘So, I Can’t Play H’ season 2 release date is almost close to nil. If there are any confirmations regarding this in the future, we will surely update it here in this section.
So, I Can’t Play H English Dub:
The English Dub of ‘So, I Can’t Play H’ is available on Crunchyroll.
So, I Can’t Play H Plot:
Ryosuke Kaha is the main protagonist of the show who learns the hard way that he should never let a goddess outstay her welcome. Charmed by her smoking hot appearance, Ryosuke unanimously agrees to let Lisara Restole use his “essence” to live in the human world. But Lisara is a Shinigami, also known as the Goddess of death, who does not believe in stealing away years from the life of humans. Instead, she slowly drains the ability of teenage boys to enjoy sex.
As Lisara, the grim reaper, sucks more and more of Ryosuke’s lecherous spirit to survive in the human world, he gets more desperate to find a way to get rid of her. In the end, he decides to give up and joins her in her quest of finding “The Singular Man”. But working with the Goddess of death is not going to be an easy task as she can be a very harsh mistress at times.
So, I Can’t Play H Characters:
Ryosuke Kaga is the main protagonist of the anime who is an extremely perverted second-year high school student. He later uses this perverted energy to help Lisara survive in the human world. He also finds out that he will die in the next three months and Lisara might be able to alter his later because of all the sacrifices that he is willing to make for her. For his age, Ryosuke has an average height and he is usually seen in his school uniform. He has medium-length black hair that sways down on his face and has green colored eyes.
Iria Fukumune is Lisara’s rival Shinigami and is also a very well-known pop star in the human world. She is always ranked second in the school and is also quite popular because of her huge bust size. Along with this, she also has a great sense of fashion and is also considered to be a teen “idol”. She has long blond hair with deep blue eyes and she often wears clothes that emphasize more on her curvy figure. In the beginning, she is a very manipulate and competitive person who does everything for herself but she later becomes a little better.
Mina Okura is a shy soft-spoken girl who is Ryosuke’s childhood best friend. Like Iria, she also has a large bust size but no one really noticed her in school because she usually avoids talking. She later falls deeply in love with Ryosuke and even his lecherousness does not seem to bother her at all. She is very protective of Ryosuke and later even makes a contract with Quele to protect him.
Lisara is the main female protagonist of the series who makes a deal with Ryosuke and uses all of his perverted energy to survive in the human world. In return, she tries to extend his life by using her powers as a Shinigami. She has a slim figure and has bright red hair with deep red eyes. Everyone considers her to be very self-centered and somewhat aggressive. She is extremely straight-forward and initially, she’s also very mean to Ryosuke. But later she starts getting a little jealous and treats him better. Her purpose in the human world is to find a special specimen known as “The Singular Man”.
Quele Sellier is another Shinigami who is Lisara’s distant cousin. To Ryosuke’s dismay, she makes a deal with Mina Okura to become her energy source. On the outside, she appears to be very shy and innocent but deep inside she is extremely cunning and us always coming up with new plans to manipulate everyone around her into doing so something that she wants them to do. She later falls in love with Ryosuke and vows to become a better person.