Amatsuyu "Jouro" Kisaragi is a completely average second-year high school student who has two dates over one weekend—with the student council president Sakura "Cosmos" Akino on Saturday, then with his childhood friend Aoi "Himawari" Hinata on Sunday. Sadly for Jouro, both girls proclaim their love for his best friend Taiyou "Sun-chan" Ooga, the ace of the baseball team. Accepting each of their requests for advice and guidance, he is now responsible for helping the two girls win the heart of the same guy.
Unbeknownst to his friends, Jouro's friendly and obtuse image is all but a ruse designed to cast himself as the clueless protagonist of a textbook romantic comedy. A schemer under his cheery facade, he makes the best of this unexpected turn of events with a new plan: get Sun-chan to fall for either Cosmos or Himawari and take the other as his own prize. But Jouro's last-ditch effort is threatened by the gloomy, four-eyed Sumireko "Pansy" Sanshokuin, who surprises Jouro with not only her knowledge of his secret personality but also a confession to the true self he hid for all this time.
Stuck in this hilariously messy situation, each of the five students must navigate countless lies, traps, and misunderstandings to come out on top.
I've finally found an anime that I can give a 1 to. Oresuki has great artwork, and decent fan service. However, I have never hated characters more than I have in this show. The MC is the most irredeemable protagonist I've ever seen as he allows himself to be walked all over, shows no backbone when things are against him, and shows no compassion to a person who is helping him out. We are given three female counterparts (as of episode 4) that are all just awful people that shouldn't be given the time of day. The childhood friend that abandons him over a
situation that legitimately makes no sense to be upset about, the smart, popular girl that does the same, and the secretly hot girl that tortures the guy the whole way through. His best friend is revealed to have the worst motives ever, and he still wants to be friends with our MC again. I find the story to be contrived, ridiculous, and completely implausible. I can't understand how this show has such a sizable, loving fanbase, but to each their own there. I'd rather watch Saekano any day of the week.
What is this? This truly is the romance of the season. The main character Joro is basically the mix between Deku and Narancia. Joro is this nice and helpful little fella but of course when he snaps, he snap real hard. Third episode was a huge clusterfuck but it was truly amazing. All of Joros unfortunate accidents always include a park bench and the same exact story but from a different point of view. This show is really hilarious. Most of the funny things are so random it is hard not to laugh. The entire thing is like a square drama. As the time goes
on we see more and more sides of people. Some may turn out to be tsunderes and some cunts etc. in the third episode it felt like the main character got kicked in the balls but not literally.
It seems this anime is divided into 3 episode long arcs. So far we have had a friendship arc? (I dont know the actual name) Flower Dance arc and a third one which is currently airing.
Every arc we meet new girls who wants to become Joros girl. Well, it certainly feels like a harem anime at this point in time.
Do I recommend this? Yes. If you enjoy RomComs this is the perfect show for you
Harem comedies are very common in the anime universe. Some are too boring to be watched, and almost all follow the same paradigm and setting: a guy and a group of girls creating a triangle, polygon, or any weird romance configuration. I thought the same when I started reading the novel, and you will feel the same when you watch the first episode. However, Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo is not the casual harem or romantic comedy. It was a surprise for me and it will be a surprise for any fan that loves this kind of genre or wants to
start with it. Furthermore, I am sure you will watch it for Pansy, and I don't blame you. In my case, I am like her in several aspects, and I feel very related to her; so far, she is the best seasonal character.
The story is hilarious and is very different from the casual harem because the girls did not declare their love to Kisaragi, they declared that they loved his best friend and asked for help. During all that mess, he finds that a girl, the librarian, Sumireko loves him. However, he considers that Sumeriko (aka Pansy) is ugly, mad, and weird, so he tries to avoid her.
The most exciting part of this show is the story twists, how Kisaragi reacts to those situations, and how Pansy deals with everything. Furthermore, the story has good pacing and a good outcome. The changes and the character's development will keep us entertained, and they will be fun to watch in some aspects. For example, Kisaragi has a double personality, he tries to be the good one, but in the end, he is a sick liar with a repulsive personality and Pansy, the weird girl. From several angles, she could be a cold, evil, mentally unhealthy, calculator, but she hides several aspects of her personality and her looking. I consider Pansy adorable in several ways, but maybe I am biased because I feel very related to her, and because I know what is going to happen after. Finally, both complement each other and that is a plus.
On the other hand, one of the aspects that concern most of the fans is that the show could turn into the typical harem. I want to say, they are following the novel, and in some parts, the story feels in that way. However, I do not think that would be a reason to drop the series. Also, not all the source material will be adapted because it has twelve volumes and it stills publishing.
The art and sound are acceptable. After watching four episodes, I can say that the story has a lovely palette and a great direction from frame to frame. I know there are some ugly frames but understand, it is a comedy, the important here is the pacing, camera angles, and the frame movement and it is acceptable. The OP and ED are good, and the lyrics reflect part of the story. I like the OP more because it has a better rhythm.
Finally, I am enjoying the anime so far. No idea if I will keep the same score, but the first episodes are delightful and too funny that keep me entertained. I am sure you will feel in the same way. You should give a try to this series.
After watching Oresuki, I came to the realisation that, well, some anime's looks may be deceiving - just like the female protagonist in this show. Hid under thick clothing, something maybe more “ambitious” than you have originally thought - not just the story.
With its clickbait title, cliche-filled comedy with easily replicable character traits, I initially thought this would be another Saiki Kusuo-like anime, aiming to create comedy through messing with cliches. Notwithstanding its over-dramatic reactions and, though sorry to say, unsatisfactory animation quality, I quickly despised this anime and put on my coloured glasses. Driven by outrage inflicted by yet another wave of cliche in
the first episode, I wrote around 400 words of unreserved criticisms, denominating it as another failed attempt to replicate Saiki Kusuo.
Time has proved me wrong. Totally wrong. As the plot moves on, the initial "female mains", namely the childhood friend and the student council president become exponentially less significant, serving as mere plot devices. Speaking of plot devices, the writer cleverly utilized the baseball match as one. After viewing the first three episodes, I feel like the dots have all come together, and start to type on my keyboard in a state of confusion and amazement. How well-hid are the hints!
Another point worth noting is the clever contrast between the seemingly innocent and the deceitful. Coming into the show, we all know that Kisaragi is a doubled-faced beta male striving to become a chad, who hides his true colours in hopes of getting some love from girls. His envy would be his best friend, who is a baseball chad who unintentionally took away all his crushes. The only one remains for the loser is a leftover girl from the library. Plot twist, Kisaragi is the one least prepared for such mind games compared to chad and leftover. He is all along a foil to hide the true mastery of the two; a sheer puppet on strings - quite like the viewers themselves, and myself too. We have been tricked, we have been backstabbed and we have been quite possibly, bamboozled.
Judging by the first 3 episodes, its greatest downfall would be the animation quality. Not only often do we see the characters are drawn disgracefully, but also the background and the facial expressions. It is such a disgrace to have this well-written plot spoiled by such poor animation. As for music, I think it's fine. Nothing too noteworthy in particular, nor anything to criticise on.
I guess you learn a life lesson every day - even when we are watching an anime - never judge a book by its cover. Oresuki has proven itself worthy.