Kakkou no Iinazuke

A Couple of Cuckoos

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Synonyms: Cuckoo's Fiancee
Japanese: カッコウの許嫁
English: A Couple of Cuckoos
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 2022 to Oct 2, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: HaremHarem
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.981 (scored by 7635076,350 users)
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Ranked: #41582
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Popularity: #915
Members: 234,265
Favorites: 2,095

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May 7, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
There's Nisekoi, and then there's Nisekoi taken too far, otherwise known as Kakkou no Iinazuke⁠.

I just don't believe this anime will reach any kind of high-quality writing as it goes on, it's just a prolonged romance between two characters who are pretty much going to fall for each other at the end of it all (would be wild if that doesn't happen tho ngl).

Characters aren't even charismatic or true to themselves. The clever guy here managed to get checkmated by some TikTok influencer in the very first 10 mins or so. Why? Idk, maybe he forgor to change settings his character settings, or maybe he ...
Oct 1, 2022
Sigh… Alright, where do we even begin with this one? First of all, if you actually finished all 24 episodes of this dumpster fire, like I did, I applaud your dedication, but sometimes I really do question the decisions I make, such as continuing to watch this week after week. Studious male harem protagonists have been somewhat of a repeating character archetype, like Futaro Uesugi from The Quintessential Quintuplets, or Nariyuki Yuiga, from We Never Learn. I am convinced however, that Umino Nagi is one of the worst harem protagonists that I have seen. He’s literally Kazuya, but gets good grades in school. He’s indecisive, ...
May 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
-- Only three episodes have been released by the time this review is submitted --
-- This review doesn't contain any spoilers for the first three episodes or the manga --

-- Kakkou no Iinazuke // A Couple of Cuckcoos --

Every so often, a romcom catches my eye once in a while, even if I never enjoy them, I'll watch them until their bitter end. "A Couple of Cuckcoos" so far hasn't done anything too bad, but still remains to be nothing special. If you're looking at the synopsis, expecting something clever and revolutionary, then I would continue digging and trying to find that special romcom.

A boy ...
May 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/24 eps)
Non-Spoiler Thoughts as of Episode 5:
-- This show is annoying eye candy. Full of forced plot progression. A lot of fluff before we get actually plot development that's at the end of each episode. The only thing that's keeping me watching is the opening and animation. This show could have been so much better if they took more time into polishing the characters' writing. If you really want to enjoy this show I suggest you turn off your brain before the brain rot starts. I'm doubtful but hoping there's some sort of resolution by the end of this show.


-- Eye candy.
-- Great ...
Oct 1, 2022
Episode 1 is promising, from 2-9 is ok, episode 10 there's a bomb drop but after that it does nowhere and they never follow the story after that. The ending never tied all the lose endings and we just disappointing, too bad because until the final episode it was a 7 but after that ending is just a strong 5.
It doesn't even give you that trill of "ok now I need to read the manga to see where this is going" its just a disappointment after the final episode.
Honestly not worth the 6 months invested in it and not recommended.
Oct 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Rom-coms have been dozens aplenty since the AniManga industry's early days, with most of the memorable classics (e.g. School Rumble, Ouran High School Host Club, Lovely★Complex to name a few) to modern-day juggernauts (e.g. Hataraku Maou-sama!, OreGairu, SaeKano, Date A Live, NiseKoi) making the scene yearly with no signs of the genre slowing down and becoming one of the most popular genres for just about any AniManga fan. Yet, for all of what the rom-com genre has to offer, there have been more bad nuts also appearing (Masamune-kun no Revenge, KanoKari) to fuel the fire for distastes. And most particularly for one mangaka by the ...
May 9, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
Kakkou no Iinazuke is a great show about incest-trap ideals and having feelings for someone you deeply love.

Plot: The plot so far was quite decent but after episode 2 and 3 it started to pick up the pace a lot so that we get to know the characters are little more better and also who is related to who i.e. Erika is related to Nagi.

Art: The art is definitely a top mark for the show, giving off fluid movements charismatically showing each character's personality and impression.

Sound: The sound is nice and cheerful but not that great really.

Character: I am really interested to see Nagi's relationship ...
May 14, 2022
Preliminary (4/24 eps)
A nice, simple story about a pretend couple who slowly build a real relationship over time. So many of the reviews treat this like a bad thing. I'm here to have my say that this is exactly the kind of thing I love to watch. If you're the kind of viewer who just wants some nice characters with room to grow and wants to watch them do it, go for it. You'll know within an episode or two if it's your kind of thing. If you've somehow blundered your way into the SoL rom-com/rom-dram department expecting an edge-of-your-seat thriller action drama suspense murder mecha mindfuck ...
Jun 3, 2022
Preliminary (6/24 eps)
Written after seeing 6 episodes.

Beautiful animation for a rom-com, great music and VAs. Adorable family moments. Has Nisekoi vibes.

Now what sets it apart from other rom-coms, THE MC ISN'T A COWARD. He is loud and annoying at times but he is very forth coming and wears his heart on his sleeve and actually confesses his feelings at appropriate times. No more of that tired trope that is used to extend series like Love is War and Nisekoi. If either of those story's MCs were half the man Nagi is, they would both be so much better. It not relying on the worn out crutch of ...
Oct 1, 2022
Kakkou no Iinazuke is just a plain average slice of life anime. You thought this was a romance show? well, it is but throughout this season, we only seen the characters do things that you usually see in slice of life then in romance. Do not expect any romance happening in this 24 eps anime because you will not get any. When it comes to Harem anime, what comes to my mind is 5-toubun no Hanayome. All of the girls have some kind of charm to them that makes the show entertain and feel competitive in a way that you will not sure who will ...
May 16, 2022
Preliminary (4/24 eps)
Should you watch it? Yeah why not, if you like standard romcoms that are more comedy than romance I'd say go for it.

Thoughts: By no means is it "Love is War" funny, but it's a decently good anime. Has minor eye candy, but nothing over the top.

Plot: Two people switched at birth are all the sudden in an arranged marriage by their parents after the parents learned about how they were switched at birth. The two don't like each other in the beginning but who knows what can happen as this story progresses.

Art: There's a certain style to it that makes the girls ...
Oct 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Couple of Cuckoos was interesting, to say the least. The premise of them getting swapped at birth and their parents trying to force them to get married is definitely a first, but overall the anime had its fun moments but failed to really progress at all during the entire second half. If you are going into this show dont expect to get too much romance, because at the end of the day this anime is filled with a bunch of will they won't they moments.

Art: 6
To be entirely honest I thought the art style was fine. It wasn't bad, but it wasn’t entirely special. ...
Oct 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Harem shows in general have been uninspiring and repetitive, and Kakkou no Iinazuke is no exception. And, given the number of episodes to work with, one might expect the progression between the MC and the potential love interests to take a step forward, but in all honesty, there are not much differences between the first few episodes they were together and the finale. My expectations for harem shows are generally low, but this one had me wondering if it was really worth watching.

Nagi is your typical harem MC, and when it comes to seeing girls as a love interest, has generally been dense and unable to ...
May 29, 2022
Preliminary (6/24 eps)
[This review contains the reference from ep 1-6, ive only seen ep6 so far, i hate waiting every week but the wait is worth, trust me on that]

Oh yes another HAREM ROMANCE anime, another unlikeable characters, another mediocre generic plot, another rent a girlfriend ripoff, another kanojo mo kanojo ripoff, another TRASH romcom anime.

Here we go again, now shut the fck up for a second and hear me out, this show is actually a solid from its genre, the characters are very much likeable unlike some annoying mfs out there, the chemistry and dynamic between the characters is enjoyable and overall good, the comedy is ...
Aug 24, 2022
Preliminary (15/24 eps)
If you like Nisekoi, I feel like this somehow fits very much in with this. The main girl has a very similar personality.

The situation in some ways is also very similar.
MC is forced into a fake relationship with a girl which causes issues with chasing the girl he liked before meeting her.

The art is okay, characters have some depth and growth so that is good.

It is a decent watch for sure. I just feel like all the great romcoms of legend are a thing of the past (other than love is war)

I feel like a lot of the anime are okay. ...
Jun 29, 2022
Preliminary (10/24 eps)
While I commend the anime for it's good character and background art, character voices and music, I sadly can't recommend the anime with the atrocious storyline, and the slow, meandering path to get there - and the awful personalities or qualities of the main cast.

The characters seem very trope-y, and their personalities are very 2 dimensional and it seems to take a lot of episodes to flesh out either backstory or give information that would've been better as an almost introductory "the story until now" episode.

As other commentators have said, there seems to be a lot of "fluff" in the series, and this could easily ...
May 29, 2022
Preliminary (6/24 eps)
6 Episodes so far

This is a pretty basic harem rom com and I don't think it's a bad thing. After all, a genre is popular because it's, well, popular and that means it's enjoyed by the masses. I certainly am part of the masses

While the whole "real family" thing is the basis, it gets forgotten fairly quickly and the whole thing devolves into as I said basic harem rom com and I really wish it didn't because the premise is actually great, here's hoping it'll gain more importance later but so far nothing noteworthy

Art is great, everything is colorful except the guy. I kinda wish ...
May 9, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
This Anime is really working well so far with the comedic approach instead of going hard on visual-novel romance, which I assume will be quite hefty by the 2nd cour.
I wouldn't say it's funny since the gags are still mostly generic romcom ones but, it's definitely been fun to watch so far. Not-so-average protag is a good thing, and the VAs and Art quality make it aesthetically good. Hope it stays that way.

PROS (so far):
-Protag having a personality and not being an insert-self character has been a good thing so far.
-Good VA, BGM, and Art quality are making this very easy to watch.
-It's also doing ...
May 7, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
Rejoice, all guilty-pleasure seekers! Because this show presents itself with all the requirements to make a satisfying junk food show.

Should a brain rot story be a pleasant show? Well, yes, but with strict conditions. The obvious one is the audiovisual aspects. It's no jaw-dropper that these shows have their specific niche of an audience, me included, if you may. We might desire the best-looking waifu, the perfect synchronization of character portrayal by the voice actors, the array of potential harem targets, or simply the fanservice factor. The show might even be better off without any needless genre. The bottom line is: I dare say ...
Oct 28, 2022
It's been a while since an anime opened up without a cold open and jumped straight in with the opening song. And the opening of Kakkou no Iinazuke is pretty great. It's punchy, catchy, creative, vibrant, well directed and animated, and overall just feel-good. Everything this anime isn't.

Warning: This review CONTAINS SPOILERS (but this show sucks and has very poor sense of foreshadowing so it honestly doesn't matter) and is quite long

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