Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisEita enters high school aiming for the National University School of Medicine. Because of his parents' divorce—and his goal—he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day, Masuzu, the school beauty with the silver hair who has just returned to the country, enters his life in a most unexpected way. Chiwa, his childhood friend since elementary school, will not let this go without a fight.
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Oreshura is just another harem rom com. It has nothing special about it and it doesn't stand out much at all. Yet it's really likable and you can't find many reasons to hate it. The reason is probably because as plain as it is, it does what it's supposed to do pretty well.
The story was decent (7). It wasn't special but it wasn't boring either. In fact, it didn't have much of a story. It's pretty much about a childhood friend trying to get the protagonist back to her from his kind-of-evil girlfriend, while more harem members join the crew along the way. The different thing about this is the super lighthearted tone. To me this is what basically sets the anime apart from the others of the same genre. Oh, but it could also be because the protagonist ACTUALLY chooses someone in the end.
The art suited the lighthearted tone really well (8). The light colors gave off a watercolor like feel to it and it went well with the character design which together made it really cute, or rather, attractive. There should be more anime with this type of art, and I think it would go well with a lot of romance anime.
The sound/music suited the art and story perfectly (8). Of course it wasn't brilliant or outstanding, but it was fun and very well done -lol- , and the opening and ending were really cute, or rather, attractive. The BGM suited the comedic moments really well too.
The characters got me pleasantly surprised (8). For a generic harem, you can't expect too much out of the characters. You would expect (or I expected) the main character to be an ordinary, plain and boring person who can't make any decisions by himself, has the school idol at his feet every day but still refuses to notice her, who's parents are either dead or somewhere abroad, a non-blood related sister who would happen to have a crush on him, a perverted,wacko best friend who makes the MC look mature and reliable, when he himself has a porn mag stashed somewhere, etc. I could go on and on but that isn't the point I was trying to make, which is that the main character is actually likable. The essence of a harem anime are the harem members, not the leader himself. If the leader was more interesting than the members he would seem like a member himself. This MC is neither almost non-existent nor is he super fancy. He's just a nice guy who isn't overly anything and isn't annoying in the slightest. There is no imouto. There is no wacko friend, but instead a super sweet trap/friend. Yes, his doesn't live with his parents, but there's a story as to why things are like that. And his chuunibyo makes him pretty hilarious too. Most of the other characters are based on regular harem archetypes, but what makes them different is how funny, embarrassing and nice they all seem to be to each other. No two characters are alike, which is another plus point in harems.
The enjoyment is over 9000 for me (even though I'm limited to putting a 10). This was a short and entertaining anime with the least offense I've seen an anime of its genre pull off. I'd recommend it to anyone who's just finished watching Corpse Party or something.
Overall, this anime is one of the neatest of its type and is a fun show for anyone who doesn't hate Harem with their life (9). It's just a quick, fun way to spend some time.
(My first proper review)
Oreshura is the typical romantic comedy/ harem with a light hearted tone. It goes around the idea of conflict between the cunning of the protagonist "girl friend" and jealousy from his childhood friend over him. Throw in some secondary characters and this love triangle becomes pentagon.
Story: At times its quirky, funny and light; a perfect feel good anime story. I felt that some of the character development stories were too cliche, uninspired and just boring to watch.
Sound: Decent music, good voice acting, and appropriate sound effects. What more could you ask for.
Art: the art style of bright and water colored characters really helps give out a fun and non-serious tone that the anime projects. It excels at that point.
Characters: It is Cliched to the max in character plots. There are two Childhood friends, one tsundere, one odd ball and one cunning schemer. The protagonist also falls into the former delusional middle schooler back-story.
Enjoyment: Hey the show itself was a lot of fun with a lot of nice feel good romantic conflict. I love the Romantic comedy genre and its clichednees to be fair but hey it was a good laugh.
Overall: If you like the clicheness of a Rom Com go for it. This provides the expected cliche story with no plot twisting or anything unexpected. However, for anyone who does not enjoy the genre or expects any significant plot or character development get ready to be disappointed . read more
"Ore Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru" Quite a long and complicated name. As the name states it, yes, it's a warzone between a childhood friend and the girlfriend with the addition of another two comic relief character.
For the story, well, people may thought, 'Hey, this must be another simple harem show again. whatever, i'll just watch it for fun'. Yeah, at first, i was like that, then, after a certain episode, the story was getting even more exciting. And to think that each and every one of the girls were given fair chances in getting the guy.
One thing that i really like about this show is that, it didn't feel rush. Everything went smoothly with the flow. Although there were moments where you would be like, ' whuh?' but it was still good.
I gave it a 6/10 score because the story didn't reached the climax where it should have been. And a few other scenes that should be so powerful, but ended up with a 'meh'
One good thing about this anime is the art style. Some people might be disturbed by the light coloured theme, but for me, i loved it! It was so refreshing and so cheerful. God, the opening was so full of colours, i was caught by the colours myself.
The character design was okay i guess. Although there were some scenes where the character's face was a bit weird.
I would say that the Sound in the anime played a not-so-much part in most of the massive scenes, where it should be. So yeah, maybe that's one of the reason why i feel the climax didn't reach the peak where i think it should have been.
The OP and ED played a major role in setting up the cheerful atmosphere. I love the OP. Hahaha.
For the second last episode, the ED played a major role in setting the mood for the last episode. I can't tell you what it's about, but it was aweesome.
So in this harem, we have the genki girl, Harusaki Chiwa, the tsundere, Fuyuumi Ai, the chuunibyou, Akishino Himeka and the beauty, Natsukawa Masuzu.
Usually, in a harem anime, the main guy would be a total clueless dumbass that didn't even notice a girl likes him even after that girl confessed to him. But Eita, is not like that. he may be clueless at times, not because he is dumb, it's because of the family affairs which made him not to trust love.
And yes, i would believe that kind of reasoning, family problems could turn a person into anything.
Then, there's Chiwa, the childhood friend, fell in love with him after a certain incident(I won't spoil it). Also, has a bulletproof reason to love him.
Masuzu in the other hand, doesn't have any reason to love Eita, but she develops feelings for him later on. and i must say, watching Masuzu grew from the beginning to the end is really fun and sweet at times. although she can be a jerk.
Himeke and Ai, were practically the comic relief love interest. But even so, their reasoning to fell in love with Eita were both solid rock. Yes, even for a side character, i was rooting for Ai at some point.
A bunch of 'the usual' harem character but with interesting backgrounds and solid reason to why they like the same guy. Trust me, you won't get bored with any one of these characters, ever.
If only, every harem makes sense like this one...
When the episode is getting dull, or the start of a new mission, behold! The Burning Fighting Fighter Notebook of Darkness!
YES, It was so embarrassing, i can't stop laughing.
Anyway, besides that, watching every singe one of the characters(including the aunt) developed at a same rate was really enjoying. every single one of them had a fair chance, even Kaoru. Yes, Kaoru. If only Kaoru was in the harem circle....
Like it's title, 'My girlfriend and childhood friend fight too much'. i agreed on that 100% percent. Because, it was all about a childhood friend and his gilrfriend. Ai and Himeka were just there. One of my favourite thing about the anime was watching Masuzu and Chiwa fought.
*cough* *cough* the last scene in the final episode, yup. i love that scene. eventhough there were no sparks between them, i swear i saw them inside my head.
it was so intense that it was so good.
Credits to the huge character developments in Masuzu. And yes, now i'm stuck between both of them.
If the harem is bad, you'll like every characters in the harem circle, if the harem is okay, you would like only one of them but if the harem is good, you would stuck in choosing which one is the best.
Yes, even now, i didn't see any winners yet. Not common for an anime but it's OreShura, where everything were for a reason.
I am rooting for second season!! No notebook, less comic relief, more love pentagon. Instead of being 80% comedy 20% romance, my guess, it would be 25% comedy, 25% serious and 50% romance for the next season. I wanna know more about Masuzu's family.
If you really like something refreshing to watch, watch OreShura. But if you think too much and more towards serious stuffs, don't watch it. read more
Just wanna let you know, before you start reading my review, I generally write short, on to the point reviews, simple and understandable. Hate reading overly lengthy reviews and going through every unnecessary point as some of the reviewers do, so expect this one to be short (Ironically, didn't turn out to be so short.)
Scrolling through the other reviews left me wondering.
Am I seriously the only one who thought this was such a wtf anime?
So, I loved the beginning, it sparked a great interest for me to see the rest of the anime and I liked the first half.
Then the seventh episode came along and things started getting... I don't even know how to describe it. I can't emphasize how weird and nonsensical the show started turning real fast..
The new girl, Himeka was introduced, there she was for one episode and was never noticable again. Literally one episode was all she got. She feels so unimportant, volumed down and received so much less screen time than the other three it makes me wonder why they even introduced her to the show. Hence, it was actually a fight between the other girls.
The two girls introduced at start, Chiwa and Masuzu, were going at each other in first half of the anime, then Ai came along and story mostly focused between the relationship between her and MC, main lead across 7-10 eps.
Now, that part about her crying when he promised her to heal her back injury wasn't even touched upon until practically the end and after going through the second half of the anime it felt so incredibly out of place
In fact, everything that happened in first part felt like that, as if it was all forgotten.
The pretending part was something I had completely forgotten about throughout the second part, as well as some other things I won't bring up since I already spoiled enough.* *
The last three episodes were so painfully uncomfortable and awkward for me to watch and enjoy. The relationship between the characters was so unclearly shown to me I couldn't even tell to which point did he come to with each individual girl.
You know that feel when you watch a typical harem and you know which one is going to be picked, which ones are just extras and which ones will get the short end of stick? Yeah, nothing of sort is even remotely apparent here, except for the completely discriminated one I mentioned before, himeka.
Maybe I'm being crazy and stupid. I don't know, that's just how I feel about the show as a whole. read more
Both have characters with embarrassing secrets from their past that they are trying to hide.
Both series have characters with embarrassing secrets
Both have club with one boy and several girls
Both are about a girl that finds out a boy's secret. Therefore the boys have to stay around them so other people won't know about it.
Both have ex-chuunibyou characters.
A few simple words...
Both of the main male leads have ex-chuunibyou syndrome and then a girl appears who finds out their secret and so they stay together.
Although in Chu2byou Koi Shitai the girl has chuunibyou while in Oreshura she doesn't.
((I actually haven't finished Chu2byou yet so uhh... I'll update this when I finish both.))
Anime in which the main male characters desperately want to keep their highly chuunibyou behaviors in the past a secret, so much so that they panic whenever their old acquaintances try to bring up the protagonists' past syndromes. Both series are comedy-based romance series in which the male lead is in a club with many girls.
Both main characters trying to move on after have 8th grade syndrome and moving to High school.
-The "Crazy Hard To Watch" Factor
-The "Secret" that I won't tell you
Each of these stories revolve around the characters suffering from their past "8th grader syndrome" only to be bribed or threatened into helping the female protagonist, Each have that light hearted comedy aspect as well as the main character fighting his feelings for the Main female.
If you've watched and liked Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai then Oreshura should already be on your list seeing as they're both very similar anime that give off the same feelings as you watch with a good flow of enjoyable and serious moments to keep you following along.
Both series have very similar plots, characters, and humor. If you like one you will probably like the other. Chu2 is not a harem but but still feels similar and the MC has mostly girls for friends. While Ore no Kanojo is definitely harem but shares many recurring themes with Chu2.
if you liked oreshura you're probably going to like chuu2 as well. both of them have a guy who's trying to hide from his immature past.
The main character has been experiencing delusions in both series. Both of the series are also really light and are almost pure romantic comedies. OreShura likes to emphasize its harem, while Chuunibyou tends to spice the atmosphere up with some drama.
We use to play things when we were little by having these strange delusional syndromes that we remembered and had fun playing with it... In the series the main male character was use to be a delusional teen, but then has to erased it all as it was too embarrassing. It all went smoothly, until a person messed up his life, and having those fantasies come back, forcing him to go along of what they are doing.
Oreshura is somewhat a harem comedy, while Chuunibyou focus on romance, and somewhat fantasy-action scenes.
-Both shows involves characters who got Eighth-Grade Syndrome
-Both main characters wants to put that away from themselves but keeps coming back
-Both the characters has a club together
Chuunibyou - it is what the past of both MCs was built with. The premise of the stories is that they try to start their life anew, void of their embarrassing past. However, their past is figured out by the main girl, and are forced to live with the embarrassment for a while longer. The main difference between these two romance oriented anime is that Chuunibyou focuses on the characters' past while OreShura is more of a fun type harem.
Both of these anime are rom-coms. The only big difference is that Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru is a harem and Chuunibyo is not. Both of the male protagonist suffer from a past involved with being a Chunibyo, and both are now trying to leave that past behind, but can't because of the women in their lives.
An anime with a character who also suffered something similar to the eighth grade syndrome which there will be a girl who would take advantage of that shameful past to force him to be her boyfriend.
A main male protagonist gets caught up in multitude of romance angles. Both Nisekoi and Oreshura display relationship angles between various characters. The MC also pretends to date a popular girl at school (although for different circumstances). Throughout both series, there is implication that the main girl (Chitoge from Nisekoi, Masuzu from Oreshura) might see more to their "boyfriend" than meets the eye.
Expect comedy, drama, and misunderstandings. The main male protagonist also attracts attention of other female characters that complicates his life.
In both shows, the main male and female characters are in a "false" relationship, where they pretend to be lovers. Also, other female characters are also interested in the male lead, to a point that many female compete for the affection of the one dense male lead. Misunderstandings, drama, and comedy are sure to follow.
Both are similar in some ways, as in how the main boy and girl characters have to have some sort of "fake relationship."
Both protagonists in these series are caught up a situation where they have to pretend to date the main heroine. And also the other female cast have feelings for the main character while he's forced to "date" the main girl.
Harems, you either hate them or love them. But these two specific ones will have to be some of the best and are very much alike. The main male characters life becomes complicated after being forced to be in a fake relationship with a popular student. They necessarily do not like each other at first but can be questioned later into the series. Rumors and awkward situations start to come into play when other girls are introduced who aim to win the heart of the MC. Fake love? Real? Love triangles? Love polygons? Who wins the MC's heart? It has the drama, twists and comedy to have you going through a cycle of emotions.
Same scenario is in both where the "boy was force to befriend a girl." Also, the artstyle is almost similar.
OreShura and Nisekoi are similar for me because first, in OreShura, Eita, the male protagonist, has two main love interests, and have two (or more) girls included in the harem. In Nisekoi, it's like that too. Eita even has a fake girlfriend, like Raku in Nisekoi. But the reasons are very different from each other. In OreShura, the story is more focused in the quarrels between the "childhood friend" and "fake girlfriend," as the title suggests. While in Nisekoi, it's more about the character developments and how they interact with the main character and develop feelings for him. Both have pretty art that is pleasing to the eyes. But Nisekoi has better art and a more interesting storyline. Both are funny, but OreShura definitely made me laugh more. If you like romantic comedies with very interesting characters, try Oreshura or Nisekoi.
If you liked the arranged relationship in Oreshura then you'll love Nisekoi! The story's are somewhat similar, but the story line in Nisekoi is more in depth and really pulls you in more. Both are harems in which the main character has to pick between some very different in personality girls. Words can not explain how great Nisekoi is though! If you like Oreshura then you'll love this recommendation!
-Both had their male and female protagonists put up the "fake" couple act, but romance was still manifested...
- Both had equal number of girls for the harem of the male protagonist
-Three girls in the harem were childhood friends and one was not
-Both possessed the same genre (Romantic Comedy, School Life and Harem)
- feud between two clans was present which cause the protagonists to frame up as a couple
-the female protagonist is a tsundere
- the female protagonist is mostly friends with the harem
- the protagonists put up the fake couple act in order to prevent stalkers as both are "anti-love"
- the female protagonist has split personalities for she has an identity crisis
- the female protagonist sees the harem as her real rivals
Both protagonists are forced into a fake relationship with another female they don't enjoy being with. Other females are also interested in the protagonists, but keep their distances thinking its an actual relationship. Overall, they give the same kind of feel and I would definitely recommend both series to anyone interested in watching a romance anime.
-Both fall into the same categories
-Both have a similarity structured harem
-Both are pretty good
-Both have decent MC's
-Both look very nice
Both have the same plot of couples faking their love for each other. The leading male characters are also surrounded by more than a single female.
School comedies with a main character that has stopped believing in love. Then, he is forced to join a club with a girl that often has a bad attitude.
Both of these anime contain similar styles of commentary and comedy. They both center around the male narrative of a guy who's had a fantasical past he's tried to put behind him. The main character often has long monologues with himself with a metaphorical cynicism of the social order and events at school. Other than that both main characters also are a bit socially inadept and seek (or forced to seek in Hachiman's case) the help of a very intelligent girl also dealing with her own problems. Both anime take place in a high school club focused on self-improvement.
Both feature a cynical guy jaded about love who is forced to join a school club. Both play with the standard high school love comedy tropes and feature witty dialogue and a sassy female lead.
In essence, both series takes place at a school life like setting. However, the main male protagonist gets caught up with a female protagonist who seems to have a strong independent personality.
The main male protagonist from both series are also considered anti social and rejects the idea of love. Similarly, the main female protagonist comes off as a cold beauty.
Both series also involves a club at school. This club consists of the two main characters as members although with different objectives.
The series also makes usages of comedy with humor through dialogues and interactions.
In both stories, "anti-social" protagonists are forced to join a club with one guy and a couple of girls.
Also, Yukino in oregairu strongly resembles natsukawa in oreshura in that they are both beautiful, sharp-tongued tsundere.
Both are comedy, romance, school;
Both have characters with fanciful thoughts;
Both main characters (Yukino and Masuzu) are objective, they go straight to the point;
The characters form clubs to help others;
Both have characters with problems to relate to people.
They are almost exactly the same.
Anti-social guy who had a past case of Chu-2 Byo.
Female lead have the same personality, and characteristics.
Both involves a guy who is seemly an emotional masochist which despite of the females character's bad attitude still stick to her.
Male lead who does not seem to care much for relationships or love.
Chiwa and Yui look similar,and are both outgoing. Yui reminds me heavily of Chiwa(mostly due to looks)
Both comedy and romance.
A club is formed(or existed, in the case of Oregairu) with the intent helping others(Maidens club to be popular, Volunteer club to help others in general)
First of all both are light novels based anime which are fairly popular in Japan. Protagonists of both anime are both loners and the main heroines of both are ice cold beauties with almost similar nature. They both seems to be light heart comedy but are very dark at the core. They are both based on High School life.
Haganai and oreshura incorporate light-hearted humor in the daily interactions of the male lead with the main female characters.
Due to joining a certain club, the male lead slowly discovers that he is placed in a situation where several girls are fighting to determine who will be his love interest. Drama ensures.
The similarities between Haganai and Oreshura start from their light novel origins. Both anime's incorporate lighthearted humor along with a tendency to highlight social awkwardness, mob mentality and general social commentary.
If you intend to dive into the Winter 2013 season, then definitely give Haganai a watch, simply for the fact that Haganai NEXT is also airing during the same time.
Both have a similar feeling. Both of these anime focus on a club and gain additional members as it progresses (all of them weird to an extent). The comedy in both anime are similar as well, except Boku wa Tomodachi is more direct and evil while Ore no Kanojo is indirect hides the puns in between speech :)
-Both become better friends through a club
-Multiple girls liking one guy
-Guy doesn't have love on his mind (or doesn't make it clear)
-Lots of things that take place are club activities
-Both are based around a school
-Both are comedies
-All the members of the club share feelings for the male
-The club is based around making friends rather than becoming "better maidens"
-The male doesn't seem to care about his education
Overall they're pretty similar so I would recommend watching it.
Both series include a main male lead that ends up in a harem, which he isn't that happy to get. Well, in all honesty, he doesn't quite care on the start, as long as no one gets in his way. Later through the story, however, he gets attached to the girls around. Spiced with comedy, both series give away the splendid harem romantic comedy atmosphere.
Both are funny, slice-of-life harem shows. The main female character is almost identical.
Both involves pesky girl who transferred to the guy's school.
Both involves the same pesky girl who turns guy's life upside down.
Both have the same school, romance, comedy and harem genre.
The pesky girl in one anime is highly talented, but an airhead while the girl in the other anime is domineering and a manipulative.
The harem genre in one anime is a 2 way competition........of sorts (co'z it doesn't look like there is) between the airhead girl and the guy's classmate. While in the other anime's harem genre has a 4 way competition.
The school uniform for boys in one anime is not good, while the boy's school uniform in the other anime is cool.
The guy in one anime is a study bug, while the guy in the other anime is game developer wanna be.
One anime is 13 episode long while the other one is 24 episodes long.
The character personalities are very similar.
Eita is more or less like like Sorata in terms of how they react to things; Masuzu isn't really like Mashiro but she takes the place of the female transfer student; Chiwa is like Misaki because both of them are full of energy but still have their serious moments; and I haven't read the manga but I believe Himeka is to be like Nanami, one sided love and what not.
The artwork is somewhat the similar as well. Setting mainly at a school.
However, although OreShura has only released 4 episodes, I think Sakurasou is more emotional.
Both have a girl that come into their lives and change many "things"
Both of these animes are similar on a number of points
-1st they are both animes about awkward love or people who are hopeless when it comes to understanding love
-2nd the art style of both and the sounds are fairly similiar
-3rd and last is the fact that the characters are somewhat similiar like the best friend and the sempai due to the fact that they are both energetic an free spirited
The same situation where girl come into guys life and turns his life upside down.
Both involve guys who want to avoid romance.
Both involve girls coming into guys' lives.
Both have the same school, comedy, harem, and romance genres.
Guy in one anime is gynophobic, while guy in the other anime he is simply too busy for romance.
Guy in one anime is a very good student while guy in the other anime he is just an average student.
The guy in one anime is centered around one girl, while the other guy in the other anime has all his harem members competing for his affection.
Both seems like sadistic nature though they not ended up together in Mayo Chiki but Kanade reminds me of Masuzu in someways and the protagonist is both tortured mentally to obey
- both Comedy, School & Romance genre'd anime
- both main male characters dislikes girls because of their personal reasons
- story is almost similar but, oreshura has a much serious vibe than mayo chiki
- both anime has few funny parts
- makes you want to watch more
Opening Theme"Girlish Lover" by Mizukara wo Enshutsu Suru Otome no Kai [自らを演出する乙女の会] (Chinatsu Akasaki, Yukari Tamura, Hisako Kanemoto, Ai Kayano) (eps 1-12)
Ending Theme#1: "W:Wonder tale" by Yukari Tamura (eps 1-12)
#2: "Girlish Lover" by Mizukara wo Enshutsu Suru Otome no Kai [自らを演出する乙女の会] (Chinatsu Akasaki, Yukari Tamura, Hisako Kanemoto, Ai Kayano) (ep 13)
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