I’ve been looking forward to Mysterious Girlfriend X, since I adore the manga this is based on. Unfortunately manga I like don’t have the best record of being adapted well, so I was restraining my optimism. But this was great!
Urabe is an awesome character. How can anyone say no to someone with such a great laugh?! She literally rolls on the floor laughing. Plus there’s her drool, her quirkiness, and we haven’t even seen her secret weapon yet.
I love how aggressive she is. She can just go in the room of a boy she barely knows and sit down in bed with him. But she has her limits, as we’ll soon see.
They made an excellent choice on her voice actor. The worst thing they could have done to this show was give her a high pitched girly voice. I think the choice is excellent.
The production values are rock solid. It has this look that gives it a bit of a nostalgic feel, which captures the manga perfectly, particularly the hairstyles. It feels a bit blocky in parts, such as the classroom scene, but in others it’s remarkably detailed, such as the dream scene. They know how to capture the important details, as shown in the picture above. Way to model that dirt!
I enjoyed the music as well, which gives off the feeling of a carnival.
Right now my schedule is looking like Space Bros on Sunday (more likely Monday), Zombie on Wednesday, Polar Bear Cafe on Thursday, and Fate / Zero and Mysterious Girlfriend X on Saturday. I may pick up Sankarea on Thursday as well depending on the next episode. We still have a few more shows waiting to premiere too, so I’m not setting anything in stone yet.