Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru | Anime Review
Ah finally, an anime that has reached its end. It’s weird though because I feel like Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru will be getting a second season. I look forward to the day that comes, but anyway it’s now time to share my thoughts!
High school student Wakana Gojou spends his days perfecting the art of making hina dolls, hoping to eventually reach his grandfather’s level of expertise. While his fellow teenagers busy themselves with pop culture, Gojou finds bliss in sewing clothes for his dolls. Nonetheless, he goes to great lengths to keep his unique hobby a secret, as he believes that he would be ridiculed were it revealed.
Enter Marin Kitagawa, an extraordinarily pretty girl whose confidence and poise are in stark contrast to Gojou’s meekness. It would defy common sense for the friendless Gojou to mix with the likes of Kitagawa, who is always surrounded by her peers. However, the unimaginable happens when Kitagawa discovers Gojou’s prowess with a sewing machine and brightly confesses to him about her own hobby: cosplay. Because her sewing skills are pitiable, she decides to enlist his help.
As Gojou and Kitagawa work together on one cosplay outfit after another, they cannot help but grow close—even though their lives are worlds apart.
Overall, disregarding the fan service which was rampant. No one can argue that Marin and Gojou just fit extremely well together. It’s one of those pairings where its meant to be and nothing will get in the way of that. Much of Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru‘s story follows our two main protagonists as they begin to develop a more intimate relationship as time goes on. As you’ve probably guessed, as their feelings for one another grew, so did the fan service.
To me, that was my biggest dislike about Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, it’s fan service. There were times when I thought that it was a little too much, there were moments when I thought that it was a little too cringe or made me feel uncomfortable. Now I get the whole point of the show is for Gojou to help Marin fulfill her cosplaying desires. However, the fact that as the episodes progressed we saw Marin wear more revealing clothes seemed a little sketchy for me.
My favourite part, like many others who have watched the anime was Marin and Gojou. While I think that there should have been a better, more gradual build up to their friendship, how everything unfolded for them was something I did enjoy. When you have two vastly different characters, Marin is very outgoing and Gojou who is a more conservative character pair up. You never know whether or not it’ll turn out well. There have been many instances of it not working out between characters, but likely for Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru it ended up working out.
I don’t know what it is, but there is something about this relationship in particular that makes it feel very sincere. Yeah they do get into a lot of awkward situations together, scenarios which add to the overall enjoyment of the anime. But weirdly enough, those awkward moments feel, for lack of a better term, genuine. Whenever they interacted with one another nothing about it felt forced or unnatural. Everything flowed between them, as if everything was natural and was meant to happen. No interaction between Marin and Gojou felt out of place, or rushed; everything just clicked.
It also helps that both Marin and Gojou need each other to express their own feelings. When you have two characters that are the complete opposite of one another, you expect their personalities to compliment each other. This is true when we talking about the relationship between Marin and Gojou. They lean on each other not just because they trust one another, but because they’re most comfortable and confident when they’re together. As someone who LOVES romance and in particular, couples that are made for each other. This was something that made my heart melt.
Overall, I think it’s safe to say that Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru was a great anime.
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