Hajimete no Gal Anime is celebrating its fifth anniversary

July 12, 2022 in Japan marks five years since the premiere of the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Meguru Ueno, Hajimete no Gal (My First Girlfriend is a Gal). In the same year, an OVA connected to the fifth compilation volume of the work, which is considered “the eleventh episode” of the series, would be released, but since then there have been no updates on the project.

This adaptation project was widely criticized by fans of the manga because too many creative liberties were taken, changing the order of events or directly modifying them by adding characters or modifying their personalities. This means that those who saw the anime and want to switch to the manga have to start from the beginning, since the story of the two is very different despite having the same core.

Ueno started publishing the manga through the magazine Shonen Ace monthly from the publisher Kadokawa in November 2015. The publisher published the fourteenth compilation volume in January 2022, followed by the fifteenth on July 26 in Japan.

The drama inspired a ten-episode animated adaptation produced by studios NAZled Hiroyuki Furukawa and scripts written by Yuuichirou Momosewas released in July 2017. An OVA was released in December of the same year and since then there is no more news.

Summary of Hajimete no Gal

After dealing with bad friends, Junichi Hashiba asks a girl out in a desperate attempt to change that he is a hopeless virgin. Yukana Yame, the girl in question, is humiliated by Junichi’s humiliation. However, through a series of teasing remarks, she soon realizes that he is falling in love with her and ends up, much to Junichi’s surprise, accepting his confession. So, Hajimete no Gal follows Junichi as he overcomes his lack of self-confidence and suppresses his sexual desires, as he launches into a whole new school life filled with beautiful girls and unpredictable chaos.

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