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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 108625108,625 users)
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Ranked: #35102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1014
Members: 235,432
Favorites: 1,682

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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

Matsushima, Arie

Hanazawa, Kana


Kimura, Ryouhei



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)


Sep 21, 2023
I just found this show and it's adorable! Yeah, an age difference like that is challenging, especially at those ages, but in another 10 years, it won't matter. I dated someone 28 when I was 18, so I understand her feelings and struggles. If you can get past the age thing, though, it is a really sweet love story! and for all the haters talking about him being a creeper, he was a different person when they first met. He seemed numb to the world and she was his wake-up call. She even called him a creeper up front. Love can change you and for ...
Apr 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Reason for watching: I went into this thinking it would be more Comedy than Romance, and had thought some negative reviews were exaggerating.
But honestly not much exaggeration.

*Mild spoiler as I do give out the basic premise and gave a general layout of the storyline.

TL;DR at the bottom.

Let me do a quick review and opinion on this:

Visuals: Definitely up my alley. I like the animation of the story, the art style of the animation, the OP, and ED. They are beautiful to me. Of course the animation could be better, but is not like this is some shounen show with lots of action, ...
Sep 26, 2023
It's easy to be offended by a show with a premise like this, but let's just stipulate from the beginning that this is an age gap romance between an adult man and a high school girl. We all know the deal here from the synopsis. If this sort of a thing is a hard no to you, you probably aren't even reading this review. So, taking Koikimo on its own terms, does it succeed at creating a compelling romance? I will spare you the suspense, the answer is an emphatic no.

Before diving into the meat of what went wrong with this series, I think it's ...

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I love Rio! Who's with me?
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