Bokura wa Minna Kawaiisou Review — C+

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A young love story.

This takes the common harem setup of a bunch of people living together in the same big house except it isn’t a harem, but a normal romance show with a single love interest.  What’s more, the single love interest is the smart girl who spends all her time reading books! I always complain about how the smart girl always loses in anime so I can completely get behind this premise. Don’t expect too much progress though— it proceeds in that way only Japanese romances can, where it takes twelve episodes of living together for the main characters to exchange phone numbers.

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The romance is coupled with some more comedic antics from the rest of the people living in the house. This is the show’s biggest weakness— some of it can be amusing, especially when they fight with each other, but two of the characters can get annoying. When is an “old” lady (old as in late 20s) who drinks a lot and is the butt of a ton of jokes about how she’s still single. This was not funny at all. Why do some anime have this same awful character type… The other annoying part is this character who enjoys being abused and turns everything into an SM joke. That also got old pretty fast.

Still, the romance part is cute (yay smart girls!) and the rest of the characters actions mostly stop things from getting boring. It’s not overdramatized like Sakurasou. A solid show, even if not the best thing I’ve ever watched.

  • Storytelling – B – Rather cute romance, some decent humor.
  • Voice – B – Nice peaceful feel when the two are alone, coupled with the more hectic pace of the other housemates.
  • Characters – C – The drunk girl and the masochist could be annoying.
  • Attention Grab – B – Arguably little actually happens, but the show still presents it in such a way that you don’t get bored.
  • Production – B – Like the art style and the pastel colors.
  • Overall – C+

Recommendations – Love Hina, Nagasarate Airantou, Aoi Hana

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