Momokuri

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Japanese: ももくり
English: momokuri
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 24, 2015 to Feb 4, 2016
Producers: Lantis, comico
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.051 (scored by 3961339,613 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1970
Members: 105,617
Favorites: 323

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Synopsis

After taking one hundred secret photos and observing him from afar for months, second-year high schooler Yuki Kurihara has finally mustered up the courage to ask out her first-year crush Shinya "Momo" Momotsuki. Although taken by surprise, the bashful Momo accepts; however, he does not know the profoundly abnormal truth. As her strait-laced friend, Norika Mizuyama, has observed, Yuki has developed some unnerving—but nonetheless sincere—habits: taking pictures of Momo in secret, doing extensive research into his personal life, collecting his used straws, and even going "Momo watching."

Though Momo remains blissfully unaware of his new girlfriend's peculiar habits, he does notice some oddities in their daily conversations. Still unsure and nervous about his first relationship, Momo finds himself regularly getting into awkward interactions due to his inexperience, but nevertheless resolves to make his new girlfriend happy.

Momokuri follows Yuki and Momo as they shyly explore their newfound love, and also deal with the problems that arise from it.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The series was reformatted for a TV broadcast that premiered on July 1, 2016. Each 24 minute episode consisted of two 12 minute ONA episodes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ueki, Tatsuya
Producer
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director, Script, Series Composition


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"Daisuki dayo Daisuki dayo Umaretekite Arigatou (大好きだよ大好きだよ 生まれてきてありがとう)" by Yuki Kurihara (CV: Ai Kakuma) & Shinya Momotsuki (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto) (eps TV 2-12)
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Ending Theme

"Yawarakakutte Yasashii Jikan (やわらかくって優しい時間)" by Yuki Kurihara (Ai Kakuma)
"Daisuki dayo Daisuki dayo Umaretekite Arigatou (大好きだよ大好きだよ 生まれてきてありがとう)" by Yuki Kurihara (CV: Ai Kakuma) & Shinya Momotsuki (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto) (eps 1,13)
"ETERNAL Explorer (ETERNALエクスプローラー)" by Mia REGINA (eps 2-12)




Reviews

Jan 2, 2024
This series will make you blush the whole time.
Momokuri is a romcom anime about two lovebuds falling in love and they are together from the start.
One thing I like about this anime is it has no dramas,breakups,love triangle and other tropes we see in most romance anime.
It is pure wholesome stuff.the description may be a little misleading.it's not about some girl stalking over a boy shamelessly.
It's only seen in first episode and later in the series is acknowledged as a bad thing.So no yandere-bullshit tbh.

Story-9/10 the story is wholesome and seems relatable.the story also focuses on couple's insecurities about their relationship which is such a ...
Sep 13, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Main girl (Kurihara) is interested in the main guy (Momotsuki) and confesses to him and the couple – Momo-Kuri – is created. So we have a very cute couple happening right in the first episode. The show doesn’t seem to waste time.

Well, that is until second episode, right away. The show becomes stagnant and stereotypical average rom-com with virtually zero development. We have a couple that has major fear of holding hands, again.

The only focus afterwards is about Kurihara being obsessed with her boyfriend, taking secretly pictures of him, stalking, having cringy fantasies and stealing his property to ‘worship’ it.

Momotsuki is regarded by his friends ...
Mar 20, 2017
Preliminary (10/26 eps)
Momokuri is just a show that's trying really hard to be the cutest thing you've ever seen. Shy kids having a clumsy relationship full of forced misunderstandings and awkwardness. And that's it. There is nothing else to this show, once sentence is literally all you need to describe everything.

But while it's not depth incarnate, it does succeed in portraying some legitimate heart warming cuteness. At first you may find the gags make you giggle or at least smile. The chibi style drawings are pretty adorable and the voice work is excellent. There's some goofy recorder music ...

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