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


Score: 7.161 (scored by 9167791,677 users)
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Ranked: #31962
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Popularity: #986
Members: 199,391
Favorites: 1,578

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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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Kimura, Ryouhei

Matsushima, Arie

Hanazawa, Kana



Amakusa, Zenji

Nakata, Jouji



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
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
“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 read more
Jun 14, 2021
skysurf (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 14, 2021
NextUniverse (All reviews)
(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 read more
Jun 14, 2021
bulkyhog (All reviews)
Koikimo does a good job of living up to its name, but I won't be going into why this is a creepy or weird romcom anime; you've surely read enough reviews about that at this point.

Instead, I'll briefly go over why all that controversial stuff aside, this anime still sucks balls. Romance wise, the execution is quite sub-optimal. Comedy is subjective, yes, but I didn't really find anything in Koikimo funny, so no points there either.

I would've rated this a 1, but Tamaru was such a great character that I couldn't do him wrong, so Koikimo gets a 2 in my book just for this read more

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