My Girlfriend is Shobitch – Ep. 1 (First Impressions)

Slightly short post this time. I’m a bit behind on the Fall lineup that I have to breeze through a little bit. I’d save this for a Lightning Round but we are at a point where there’s just some stragglers left to tackle so a separate post will do.

I expected to hate My Girlfriend is Shobtich, only to both read the manga and watch the anime and realize I actually kind of like this. Believe me, this premise could’ve gone horribly wrong. I like the concept of two teenagers in a relationship, with one of them being way too convinced that they need start banging, but this could’ve easily gone super crass or perverted and ruin whatever potential there could be.

Granted, there is some of double entendres and some shameless fanserivce here and there but they weren’t too detrimental to the show. Honestly, there’s a fair amount of care put into how these characters act. I like that there’s a sort of naivete to Kousaka’s obsessive curiosity with sex. At the end of the day, she’s just trying to make Haruka happy, even though she has no idea how a relationship normally works. And I understand where her attitude is coming from; romance is always something teenagers overthink during high school. Meanwhile, I expected Haruka to be a massive pervert but he actually keeps his fantasies to himself. The boy surprisingly wants to learn about his girlfriend as a person first and foremost and he’s actually a lot less into Kousaka’s antics than you’d expect. There’s also Haruka’s childhood friend, Shizuku, who I thought would be a rival for Kousaka but I’m glad that the show didn’t go that route. Frankly, I prefer Shizuku opting to just the troll and tease the two main characters.

To the surprise of myself, I actually do want to stick through this show for a little bit longer. I’m not fond of the title and I could probably do without the fanservice but I do at least appreciate that the show takes its theme far more seriously than I expected. I can’t say I blame you if you’ve already dropped this show though. The premise is quite the double-edged sword.

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