Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui


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Synonyms: It's Too Sick to Call this Love
Japanese: 恋と呼ぶには気持ち悪い
English: Koikimo
German: Koikimo
Spanish: Koikimo
French: Koikimo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2021 to Jun 14, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nomad
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.151 (scored by 9976299,762 users)
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Ranked: #33312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #990
Members: 217,532
Favorites: 1,642

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People fall in love in the most mysterious of ways. This statement seems to be especially true for the affluent genius playboy Ryou Amakusa. When he nearly falls off the stairs one rainy morning, a girl named Ichika Arima saves him. As if by fate, Ryou encounters Ichika again later that night; she happens to be the best friend of his little sister, Rio.

Wanting to "thank" her, Ryou attempts to woo Ichika by employing his usual flirtatious tactics only to be immediately shot down, his target creeped out by his behavior. Rather than being discouraged, Ryou instead becomes more enthralled by her, and he begins to do everything he can to steal Ichika's heart despite receiving disgusted reactions each time. However, as time passes by, will Ichika remain repulsed by Ryou's creepy yet dedicated advances?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kimura, Ryouhei

Matsushima, Arie

Hanazawa, Kana



Amakusa, Zenji

Nakata, Jouji


Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Takayama, Hideki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Monoqlo City (モノクロシティ)" by ACE COLLECTION

Ending Theme

"Rinaria (リナリア)" by Maruritoryuuga (まるりとりゅうが)

Jun 14, 2021
“You can’t judge another country by your country’s standards” A simple, yet oft forgotten message. Koikimo is a series that exemplifies the differences between the west and Japan in terms of entertainment. If you’re sensitive or not able to accept that fiction does not equate to reality, you should avoid this. If you are sensible and understand that you can enjoy a story, without necessarily agreeing with the premise and characters’ actions, this is a gold mine.

Koikimo’s premise is truthfully a bit… odd, with the MC basically stalking the girl he likes, who happens to be a high school student and classmate of his little ...
Jun 14, 2021
This anime feels like watching Pepé Le Pew from Looney Tunes, but with the kitten falling in love with the skunk for no reason.

In one line, it's a show trying hard to romanticize sexual harassment.

This is the story of a creepy grown ass man romantically pursuing a high school girl by stalking, harassing and gaslighting her. His obsession starts by the simple fact that the girl apparently has been the only non-shallow woman he has met that rejected his creepy advances, so he immediately sets on a mission to conquer her whether she likes it or not.

Even though the MC girl already told him to ...
Jun 14, 2021
(TLDR Review at the bottom, as usual, thanks for reading.)

Is Spongebob Squarepants an asshole for pissing off Squidward?

Is Peppa Pig a douchebag for body-shaming her dad?

Is Richard Watterson someone it would be better to kill due to his lack of support in society and being a somewhat bad parent to his children?

I don't see how anything I have said above is legit criticism in any way other than the enjoyment factor. So I don't really understand why characters in Koikimo are getting hate for doing their roles.

"Almost every single season nowadays, it seems there has to be a scapegoat. An anime which you are somehow ...

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