I My Me! Strawberry Eggs

Title:I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
Strawberry Eggs
あぃまぃみぃ!ストロベリー・エッグ (Japanese)
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Notables: ISHIZUKA Katashi
Kujira (MATSUMOTO Wakako)
R1 License - Pioneer (Defunct)
UEDA Yuuji

Hibiki Amawa has a problem. He's trained to be a teacher, yet doesn't have a job. Ba-chan, the landlady, demands her rent be paid or else, so Hibiki goes off to get a job at the local high school. Unfortunately, the head mistress at the school will never hire a man to teach, so with the help of Ba-chan and some convienent technology to change his voice, Mibiki is able to pass off as a female. Thus, he is able to score a job as a P.E. teacher and prove that a man, diguised as a women, can in fact teach and teach well.

After landing the job, Hibiki finds himself having to deal with the perverted residents of his apartment building, Ba-chan, the head mistress, and the joys and pains of teaching. During the course of this, Hibiki finds himself helping out Fuko Kuzuha, who isn't very adapt at doing things in P.E. As a result, he finds himself falling for his middle school student. Fuko developes feelings for what she thinks is a female teacher and is very confused by this. Can Hibiki keep his secret up? What is the secret of Ba-chan? What should Hibiki do about his feelings for Fuko?

[13 TV episodes.]

1:37min Series Opening - YouTube Video
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 6 6 6 5 6 6 Ggultra2764 [series:572#1552]
I My Me Strawberry Eggs is a school comedy in its focus on our male lead Hibiki cross-dressing as a female gym teacher at a private middle school where the school's head mistress doesn't hire men as teachers for the school. The series explores Hibiki trying to teach tolerance and acceptance among the boys and girls at the school, which is lacking due to the headmaster's anti-men stance. While having its decent moments of exploring this and some of the serious ramifications that come with Hibiki's gender-swapping, the series still crosses into some of the more obnoxious conventions of anime with two tenants in Hibiki's apartment making failed attempts to peep at the school and the obligatory addition of romantic developments with some major characters that lead nowhere beyond half-assed attempts at drama. The series is a decent time killer with what is offered up, but offers nothing memorable or ground breaking to stick out too greatly as a school comedy title.

Last updated Friday, October 14 2016. Created Saturday, February 18 2012.
Watch 8 8 8 7 7 7 Dreamer [series:572#2279]
It was a fun watch that put a smile on my face at the end of the series.

Art, Animation & Character Designs
The art and animation was on par with most other anime. Character designs were about average, but I didn't really care for any of the designs. The gypsie looking grandma sorta annoyed me.

The OP was actually sorta enjoyable. It was an alternative piece with female vocals. It seemed to go well with the series. As for the rest of the music... not really noticeable.

Series and Episode Story
This was an average anime. I didn't really find it terribly exciting but it was fun nevertheless. You had a lot of your typical stereotypical characters and situtations. There was plenty of humor here and there and of course, plenty of ecchi moments. With all that said, the episodes still kept you interested and more times than not, you'll end with a smile on your face.

Overall, it was fun but nothing special or out of the ordinary.

Last updated Sunday, May 10 2009. Created Sunday, May 10 2009.
Buy 7 7 8 9 9 manganime [series:572#1633]
Saw this great series quite a while ago so I don't remember it much- all I remember that is was a more original high-school-romance series which was very enjoyable. Would like to watch it again someday if I find space in my busy schedule.

Last updated Saturday, December 17 2005. Created Saturday, December 17 2005.
Buy 8 8 7 6 9 9 Iceman_Aragorn [series:572#1517]
I've just added a few keywords such as yuri and gender bender, but dont be scared off, as this anime is the most well done example ive seen of either. the gender bendering is very comical, and the yuri isnt so bad as its just Fuko falling for Hibiki, who's actually a man anyways. Like my fellow reviewers have said, this is certainly a worthwhile anime, and no, theres no strawberries in it whatsoever. It truly is one of the more touching anime's I've seen, especially near the end. A truly amazing piece of work which, given the same topics, could have given us an anime a hundred times worse

Last updated Tuesday, September 20 2005. Created Tuesday, September 20 2005.
Buy 8 8 8 7 8 8 Sesen Kelader [series:572#471]
It's in fact between the Buy and Rent rank, but I decide to give it a buy.
The story puts the differences between males and females to an extreme level. On the other hand, it also develops love to a quite interesting zone. Although the crossdressing and two hentai idiots look stupid, the story is warm and in a way enlightening. It has some thoughtful ideas, yet most of the time is Japanese comedy.

Last updated Saturday, June 14 2003. Created Saturday, June 14 2003.
Buy 8 8 8 8 8 8 AstroNerdBoy [series:572#436]

I just love Ba-chan. I found that most of the humor in this title came from this short, older lady. The things she'd do to keep her two perverted male residence from spying on all the cute girls was funny, though the men annoyed me. I often forgot that Hibiki was a man when he was in his woman's guise. And his relationship with his students (in female form of course) was often very moving.

I watched this a 2nd time and found it more enjoyable on that viewing. Still, I had a couple of problems. First, I wasn't sold on the sudden, obsessive need of the assistant principle to prove Hibiki is a man. The first time she suspected it and had him sent to the visiting doctor who was giving the students physical exams was fine. But once she got the medical report stating Hibiki was a "she", that should have been it. Instead, she didn't believe it (and to be fair, the report was a lie) and started trying to prove him a male. But then we wouldn't have a way to bring the series to an end then if he doesn't get exposed, or do we?

I also wasn't completely sure I bought the ending until I saw it the 2nd time. Then I realized that this was the best possible ending they could have on all levels. You'll have to watch to see what I mean.

If you like honorifics, the DVD has them. All are used in the subtitled version and I think they are all used in the English dub version as well.

Bottom line: Very funny at times, emotional at times, sweet, touching, and just all around fun with just the right number of episodes.

Last updated Monday, March 29 2004. Created Saturday, May 31 2003.

Buy 8 8 7 8 8 Ileenka [series:572#669]
This is a very fun series, with lots of comedy and unexpected humour. The main female character gives me heart palpitations most of the time, because she is just plain useless. sometimes she falls down so much when she walks or runs, i feel like grabbing her up and giving her a good shake on the shoulders! but anyway.. i would recommed it because it's fun watching the main male character.

Last updated Tuesday, May 20 2003. Created Tuesday, May 20 2003.

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