Ore Monogatari Review — B-

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A strong and slightly dumb boy gets a girlfriend.

I tend to hate these shoujo romance shows. But this one was pretty good. Although it had the main happy couple, who were absolutely obnoxious together (like all happy couples) it had a number of love affairs that didn’t work out which were by far the best parts of the show. Namely, Sunakawa’s sister and Sunakawa’s stalker. Come to think of it, Sunakawa’s friendship with Takeo was great too. So basically, the best thing about this show was Sunakawa.

Sometimes the show was pretty stupid (like at the end, when Takeo was worried his girlfriend would dump him because she found somebody who was better at baking cakes) but I felt these dumb moments were just a realistic portrayal of high school students.

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Ore Monogatari kind of reminds me of Itazura na Kiss, in that the main characters hook up immediately. But Ore Monogatari didn’t feel so rehearsed and wasn’t exactly what one would imagine a Japanese teenager’s ideal romance would look like (although it was still extremely idealized). But they have struggles, not all of their friends approve, and they have doubts. So much stronger than the usual shoujo romance fare.

Now when will Watashi ni xx Shinasai get adapted…?

  • Storytelling – B – Always keeps things interesting, not just a honeymoon.
  • Voice – C – Takeo is a pretty unique character for these kinds of things, I suppose…
  • Characters – B – Yamada and Takeo were kind of obnoxious. But the supporting cast was good.
  • Attention Grab – C – Definitely some episodes (particularly the Yamada / Takeo focused ones) which lost my interest.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – B-

Recommendations – Itazura na Kiss, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

7 thoughts on “Ore Monogatari Review — B-

  1. Love, love this show, though I have to laugh at your jabs at happy couples and “high school” relationships. Honestly, all relationships, no matter what age, have their fair share of drama, misunderstandings, and insecurity. It was nice to see Takeo worry a bit like an average person. I saw his concerns not so much about the fact that the other guy could bake, but that he seemed a better match for Rinko.

  2. I was very satisfied with this show. I now, however, demand a crossover where Takeo develops a Stand and joins the Jojos in their adventures, so that his manliness can fully express itself.

  3. It bored me out and the main character was hella obnoxious. Smaller parts of it were cute/funny but things like him being unbelievable strong to catch a falling pillar or the part when he meets her friends and a fire starts and he rescues them…. *sigh*
    I’m always having a hard time liking romantic animes, since they are over the top of at least two things and ruin it.
    What I liked was his girlfriend, she was cute, irritated me sometimes but meh and his best friend who seems to be done with the world in general

    1. His ridiculous strength was pretty dumb, but whatever. I’d rather it be ridiculous and over the top rather than just ridiculous.

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