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: 6.901 (scored by 104020104,020 users)
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Ranked: #47702
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Popularity: #873
Members: 277,572
Favorites: 2,214

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Preliminary Spoiler
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
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
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 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 ...
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 ...
Jan 20, 2023
Kakkou no Iinazuke is a romcom with a harem tag, and I'll go straight to the point : this anime isn't original and doesn't feel unique at all, but that doesn't imply it's a bad one, I'm just pointing it out for readers who might have hoped for something innovative, that's not the case here.

To explain my rating and why I recommend it, I'll give you some details about the pros and cons of this anime, without spoiling anything.

Pros :

+ The male mc, Nagi Umino isn't the loser/virgin type you can ...
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 ...
Aug 25, 2023
Kakkou no Iinazuke is basically a Nisekoi ripoff that went too far. This show is one of those animes where it could have ended in the first few episodes and it would have been better that way. It focuses on "rivalry" romance where the mc gets to choose from the selection but the show forgets the essence of that selection. Similar to what other people said in their reviews, the show had a lot of gaps and loose ends, but neither of those were solved, this also includes the manga. Ironically, the latter half of the show is somewhat a bait for the viewers to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Feb 23, 2023
if you really finished 24 episodes for this boring anime, like i did, i commend your dedication, but sometimes i really question the decisions i make, like keep watching time after time and when i finish watching it i immediately rush to write this review and I don't really like it. in terms of story which is quite interesting like the Protagonist of a diligent male harem has become the archetype of recurring characters, such as Futaro Uesugi from The Quintessential Quintuplets, or Nariyuki Yuiga, from We Never Learn. I'm sure though, that Umino Nagi is one of the worst harem protagonists I've ever seen. ...
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)
Ah, Kakkou no Iinazuke, a tale reminiscent of Nisekoi, if you will. The main girl bears a strikingly similar personality to those from my previous ventures into the anime realm.

The predicament echoes a familiar tune—a forced faux relationship entangling our protagonist, causing ripples in his pursuit of the girl who held his affections prior to this unexpected twist.

Artistry, while acceptable, lacks that distinctive flair. Characters exhibit signs of depth and growth, a saving grace amidst the fray.

Decent it is, indeed. However, it's disheartening that the heralded romcoms of yore—save for the exemplary Love is War—seem to dwell in the realm of nostalgia.

Many fall into a ...
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 ...
Jun 7, 2023
It's like my 3rd review out of the 200+ shows I've watched and I'm writing just to warn you that don't waste 8 hours on this thing.
(Mild spoilers ahead)
It started as a romance and switched genre to harem midway and in these 24 episodes nothing happened besides that like no noticeable progress. The One or Two weak attempts on mysteries weren't answered, no kiss or anything like that, MC still doesn't know what he's going to do and I'm pretty sure this won't be getting a 2nd season so no need to waste 8 hours on an epilogue like content.
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 ...