A First Impression: Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken Episode 1

Yeah…most of the episode was shots like this one

Haruka Shinozaki asks the quiet class representative, Akiho Kosaka, to be his girlfriend. To his elation, she accepts. She has never dated before, and has a tendency to ask him about or talk about extremely sexual subjects in a frank, overly serious manner, often in public. Even though Shinozaki finds this embarrassing, he stays together with her. He also has a childhood friend who says similarly lewd things to him, and a younger sister who might be attracted to him.

That’s it. That’s the show.

The side characters. At least the sister’s hoodie is cute.

I’m not opposed to the idea of female characters in anime being sexual or talking about sex. It’s not the fact that the ‘joke’ of the show is frank sexual discussion. The problem is that this is the show’s ONLY joke, and it uses it over and over ad nauseum, crushing any hope it might have had of ever being funny.

Also, given the fact that Shinozaki is clearly uncomfortable with Kosaka and the childhood friend’s (whose name I couldn’t be bothered to remember) behavior, this is basically an anime about sexual harassment. He tells them to stop, multiple times, and they don’t. Yeah. That’s not okay.

The animation is pretty lackluster to boot – Kosaka’s overlarge breasts are often shown to move independently one another, which, dang it animators, just isn’t a thing! Shinozaki and the other characters are just bland, but Kosaka tends to look pretty oddly proportioned in most shots. Her head is strangely shaped and her eyes are terrifyingly lifeless. Also, the scene transition being a shot of Kosaka lifting her skirt is just dang uncomfortable.

A weird, awkward show all around. It being a full 24 minutes, when topics like this are usually made into shorts, makes it even worse. Out of 5 Dios:


This “seduction attempt” might have been funny, if there hadn’t been like 8 other ones in the course of a single episode

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