Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shurabasugiru — First Impression

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Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shurabasugiru, or My Girlfriend and Childhood Friend Fight Too Much, or Oreshura. Based on the title, this is probably going to suck, I thought.

The beginnings confirmed my suspicions— the childhood friend was trying to become popular and wearing a dog collar for some reason. Not a good start.

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But then the lead female showed up and things got hilarious real fast. The two leads are great together (I won’t spoil why).  The lead female’s acting is excellent, and this twist makes the premise much more interesting. I’m looking forward to this one. (But they still should have come up with a better title.)

5 thoughts on “Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shurabasugiru — First Impression

  1. Looks like I had a radically different reaction to the show than you, which I dropped near the episode’s end, if only to stop myself punching the screen!

    So let’s get this straight; bland, loser male teen has no real friends, other than the quirky loli-style girl who he’s known since childhood, so we don’t have to see him put any effort into the relationship. Then, while he’s deliberately avoiding love (haha, good one guys), but trying not look gay (ah, taking Who Is Imouto’s approach to closet homophobia I see) which obviously matters to someone avoiding contact with others, a stunning a girl takes interest in him for the mind-blowing reason that he wasn’t taking interest in her. Of course there’s more to meets the eye than that, so now we get 13 episodes of crazy hi-jinks, while all the guys look at him with jealousy, as the girl slowing warms up and shows her dere side, at which point the show ends with nothing resolved.

    Never thought I’d see a show that makes Haganai look subtle with how calculated the otaku-pandering is.

    It’s anime that make me baulk at calling myself an otaku; I just don’t want to be seen as an emotionally stunted, backwards-thinking man-child. I’m sure that isn’t the case for your average fan, but series like Oreshura certainly do nothing to dispel the image. Maybe one day we’ll see a more realistic depiction, where the main-character is completely ignored by his class-mates until he decides to at least attempt at forming relations with people that haven’t been thrown into his lap. I’d watch it at least! ^^

    1. Sure, it’s completely pandering. A guy who has no friends suddenly has a boyfriend pop out of nowhere. But realistically, this is like every romance story ever told. Shoujo manga has exactly the same premise, just the genders are reversed.

      At least this show is funny, unlike most of the others which have the exact same premise. It seems to me like it may even be poking fun of some of the elements you dislike (particularly the magical girlfriend appearance). Why are we complaining that a comedy isn’t realistic?

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