Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui

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Synonyms: It's Too Sick to Call this Love, Koikimo
Japanese: 恋と呼ぶには気持ち悪い


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2021 to ?
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: 7.061 (scored by 1384813,848 users)
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Ranked: #34102
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Popularity: #1587
Members: 90,854
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Once you fall for someone, you can't stop the love.

A strange encounter spurs the meeting of Amakusa Ryou, a high spec businessman who is loose with women, and his high school sister's best friend, Arima Ichika. From there, he falls madly in love. On one hand, he approaches her with almost too straight-forward methods, while she responds simply disgusted, insulting him without hesitation... and he takes it as her way of showing love.

This is a romantic comedy about a twisted elite employee and a normal otaku high school girl.

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Opening Theme

"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)

Apr 19, 2021
Trump (All reviews)
It's Disgusting to Call This Love or It's Disgusting to Call This an Anime?

I would like to make it clear that I have nothing against age-gape related animes. This show is just plain terrible.

As mentioned, Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui is an age-gap romance anime showcasing why such shows receive as bad of a reputation as they already have. Its attempts to handle an age-gape relationship is showcased through miserably unrealistic characters and terrible setups. On top of having a mediocre story line, the directing and execution is no exception of a failure. Watching this show is like eating food with no flavor. read more
Apr 19, 2021
frenzi (All reviews)
"Pedo.", "Sexual Harassment.", "Stalker."
Ah. I'm too sick to read all these negative reviews.

The show wouldn't be your realistic nor typical romantic comedy. But who cares. It's Anime. What seems like a weird and creepy show is a sweet and wholesome one.

Ryou is a 27yo handsome office worker and is loose with women. After being saved by Ichika, a 17yo typical high schooler. He suddenly meets her again as his sister’s best friend. Ryou being the usual womanizer, offered his body to Ichika as thanks. Ichika acted in disgust and reasoned out that she didn't help him in exchange for his body. This sparked something inside read more
Apr 19, 2021
DimitrovN (All reviews)
Okay, so I'm aware of the criticism this show has been getting, and let's be honest here, sexual predatory and harassment are serious problems. But even when keeping that in mind I still think this show is pretty good...

Story - 8
Yes... I am enjoying the story, even though I know Ryou, a 27-year-old fictional male character, is chasing Ichika, a 17-year-old fictional high female character. Even though I know Ichika has said no multiple times, I think we all need to keep in mind that these are animated pictures we are talking about. It's not even like Ryou is physically attracted to her, it's more read more
Apr 19, 2021
bulkyhog (All reviews)
Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui is quite literally translated as “It’s Disgusting to Call This Love.” And that’s all you need to know about this series.

Overall: 1/10
I really don’t understand why anyone would enjoy watching this series, or think that anything going on is even “okay.” To be completely honest, an age gap in relationships isn’t that big of an issue (although 10 years is pretty fucking big): keep in mind that a lot of cultures are different from your own. However, the way Koikimo goes about this age gap is completely wrong for so many reasons.

I’m a big fan of romcoms. I read more

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