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Kanojo, Okarishimasu | Episode 1

Ah, a desperate 20 year old male, who got dumped by his girlfriend of one month. Sounds very interesting, I know how to solve that! Let’s download a “rent-a-girlfriend” app because you know, why not? Only possible in the world of anime of course! When the first date doesn’t go to plan, and the second date with the same “rent-a-girlfriend” winds up with the two of you meeting each other’s grandmothers. What do Kazuya (male protagonist) and Chizuru (female prtagonist) do? Well, they apologize and move on with their lives. Until we find out that they go to the same university together.

The premise of this anime, is something that interests me.

Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the bright and sunny Mami Nanami. But suddenly, he doesn’t. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him utterly heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to soothe the pain, he hires a rental girlfriend through an online app. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her unparalleled beauty and cute demeanor, manages to gain Kazuya’s affection.

But after reading similar experiences other customers had had with Chizuru, Kazuya believes her warm smile and caring personality were all just an act to toy with his heart, and he rates her poorly. Aggravated, Chizuru lambastes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing her true pert and hot-tempered self. This one-sided exchange is cut short, however, when Kazuya finds out that his grandmother has collapsed.

They dash toward the hospital and find Kazuya’s grandmother already in good condition. Baffled by Chizuru’s presence, she asks who this girl might be. On impulse, Kazuya promptly declares that they are lovers, forcing Chizuru to play the part. But with Kazuya still hung up on his previous relationship with Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up their act?

Written by MAL Rewrite of MyAnimeList.net

The premise sorta reminds me of Nisekoi. As Chitoge Kirisaki and Raku Ichijō were fake boyfriend and girlfriend throughout the series and if you read the manga, they end up becoming real partners with eventual marriage and a child! Obviously, I know this anime, Kanojo, Okarishimasu won’t go to that extent, BUT. I assume that it will follow a similar premise where our two protagonists will have to go around acting like boyfriend and girlfriend whenever they’re around each other’s grandparents; and since they’ll probably be spending a lot of time together because of that. I also will make the assumption that they’ll end up genuinely liking each other to the point where they’ll actually be boyfriend and girlfriend.

I would also like to mention, that Kazuya and Chizuru’s personalities also are fairly similar to that of Chitoge and Raku. Which I also thought was interesting and it also feeds into my assumptions too.

There is one thing I noticed immediately, and it’s something I already do not like about the anime. The thing I noticed is that when we see the two characters in the first episode walking around in an area that contains a lot of visuals. Like for example when our two characters are walking through the aquarium, the animations of the two characters and other things in the scene itself look terrible. Another example is when the two are walking down a street together the two characters look awful when you compare them to their surroundings.

I can tell straight away that the overall animation, rather, the art style this anime has is something that will be hard for me to get used to, or like for that matter. But I’m willing to press through regardless. We’re still early days into this anime, looking forward to whatever else this anime has in store for me.


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