Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex

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Synonyms: My Stepsister is My Ex-Girlfriend, Tsurekano
Japanese: 継母の連れ子が元カノだった
English: My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2022 to Sep 21, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Project No.9
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.791 (scored by 8542585,425 users)
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Ranked: #49362
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Popularity: #1037
Members: 201,048
Favorites: 1,328

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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 21, 2022
Watching My Stepmom's Daughter is My Ex reminds me of the time when I was forced to stay for detention because I made a mistake in class. The real question to ask is if My Stepmom's Daughter is My Ex is a mistake. Yes, it damn right it is.

Based on the novels of the same name, you don't need a vivid imagination to see how our two main characters used to have a history together. It's simple as it gets: they used to be a couple. As fate would have it, Mizuto and Yume would reunite again due to their parents' martial status. The show ...
Sep 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This show can be summarized as follows: Ex-lovers obsessed with one another who later became siblings and are still obsessed and in love with one another in the present. The show is either a hit or a miss for most people, as there is no middle ground. Watch the first three episodes and decide whether it is worth continuing to watch. Even from just watching the trailer, you'd already know what to expect from the show, including the art and sound quality.

Yume and Irido's chemistry isn't all that great to begin with, and from a logical standpoint, their relationship appears forced with little to no ...
Jul 21, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
this review is written as within 3 episode after airing.

mamahaha no tsurego ga motokano datta, or tsurekano for short, was a title that i wasn’t well aware of until a few days before it started airing. i was expecting something a little like oreimo or eromanga sensei for some reason (totally not the incest vibes). but holy shit was i wrong. it came out to be more enjoyable than some of my favorite romcoms.
story: 9.5/10. the premise is set straight and went full dive from the start. i found the comedy very cringy, but it was really funny as well and gave me a good ...
Sep 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
First off i enjoyed watching Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta, and the reason i enjoyed it because watching yume-chan was fun but i hated the MC, and you'll probably know that many people are showing hate towards it, well instead of watching a bullshit action anime I'll prefer this.
So the story starts from when two 13 yr olds who used to be lovers suddenly become siblings and whole series is about the awkwardness between them, they still hold feelings for each other and the MC who is a smartass and reads LNs all day.
And he is quiet and sad type like his whole ...
Sep 21, 2022
"To me, you felt more real than anyone I'd ever met."

Looking back, I can only describe it as youthful indiscretion, but from summer of 2022, I watched what you may call a beautiful anime, with a simple but engaging plot, realistic characters and interactions, and a touching story. With confidence, I can say that "My Stepmom's Daughter is My Ex", also known as Tsurekano, was an anime I enjoyed from start to finish, an anime that never felt like a chore to watch, and most importantly, an anime that connected to me.

Now look, I get why many people dislike this anime. I'm not here ...
Aug 18, 2022
Preliminary (7/12 eps)
I rarely write reviews but this adaptation is a huge disrespect to the original work by Kamishiro Kyousuke. Yes, the title of this anime is certainly giving a 'trashy' impression to viewers but I can promise that the original work runs far deeper than that.

In the light novel, a key part of Tsurekano is about its intricately written plot on the conflicting emotions of Yume and Mizuto regarding their complicated relationship. Their relationship gradually develops and improves as they are forced to live together in the same roof, forcing them to reassess their prejudices and failures of their previous relationship as a couple.

Unfortunately, none ...
Sep 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Domestic Girlfriend part two came out(Only Joking). My Stepmom’s Daughter is my Ex had a weird premise to get behind, I won't lie, and although I could see why a lot of people would have a hard time watching this, it genuinely had its own little charm as both MCs have they’re own issues and are not over the past relationship that they had, and this anime does a good enough job at explaining their backstory with each other and their own personal flaws. However, unlike its similar counterpart Domestic Girlfriend, this anime didn’t really suffer from moments that were really hard to watch, but ...
Sep 21, 2022
Total score 7/10
Teenage is the wildest and most vulnerable phase any human has to go through, It is portrayed in anime mainly in the two extremes some have the time of their lives finding the love of their life after an arduous but fulfilling journey, and others go through horrible situations and/or are led to the wrong path only for the Nakama power to save them much later.

This show really went like this for me “ holy shit they are so immature …. I was too … *sob sob*

The scale is balanced just right, the characters are SADLY very relatable even though ...
Sep 21, 2022
–Spoiler Free Compact Review–

We’ve hit a new low. Mamahaha no Tsurego is a rip-off of the infamous show “Domestic girlfriend”- but worse. For those who don’t know this story is about how ex couples become siblings. As bad as it sounds there are some aspects which I enjoyed, and some I didn't.

Story 4/10: The story is bland and quite shallow. The comedy is underwhelming and cringe. This show lacks any form of storytelling and substance. If I had to say one good aspect of this show it would be that it's an easy bingley show late at night due to its second rate nature. ...
Sep 21, 2022
Tsurekano is this season’s generic romcom and doesn’t really do anything to distinguish itself from any of the others that came before it. Nothing in the series is original or refreshing, it’s a stale/bland copy pasta of anime tropes.

When the previews came out, I distinctly remember people talking about how the show would be wholesome and cute, and while I will certainly agree that the show is not nearly as degenerate as the title would have you think and there are occasional cute moments, it’s still just another mediocre rom com that introduces a best girl only for her to lose. The MC and his ...
Jul 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex is cringy but still fun show

Story 6/10
The story is about yume and mizuto before they were siblings they used to be dating but broke up and then there parents got married and now they are brother and sister. The story has some cringy moments but it is a decent story.

Art 5/10
The art is decent not amazing but not horrible.

Sound 5/10
The music is again decent just your standard romance opening.
Aug 24, 2022
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
It would've been ok, but it got generic.
This anime is not special, nor original. It just had at least something different from most generic cliché seasonal anime. Two exes, forced to live together, have to pretend they don't know each other in front of their parents. Also, they had some sort of rules, by which if one of them showed behaviour typical of a couple, they wold receive a punishment.
I'm not sure if this hasn't been done before, as I usually don't watch this genre, but at least it wasn't just another harem romcom, and it kind of remided me of Kaguya-sama. So I thought, ...
Sep 27, 2022
If you are interested in this anime because you are expecting spicy hot domestic girlfriend 2.0 dumpster fire you would be wrong. The step-sibling troupe in this anime was only used as the premise for two ex-couple who have broken up to start learning about each other and themselves and to come to terms with what had happened.

If you had been in a relationship before or were close to someone and ended up having a fallout. This anime really makes you look back on the mistakes you may have made, such as a lack of communication or a lack of general sense to understand ...
Sep 24, 2022
This anime is a mess. The title is absolutely degenerative and give the anime community a bad rep. These kind of animes only get attention because of how ridiculous and shitty it is. However to my surprise, this anime was oddly entertaining.

Story, Characters: 5 ; Art and Sound:6
This story is as generic as it gets. Probably the most tropey shit I've seen in a while. It has everything you expect. Lewd circumstances, weird coincidences, bad jokes, all the female characters have big boobs, an introverted male lead and forbidden love. MSDIME is not special, it doesn't even try to.

Enjoyment: 7.5
Despite all the shit I threw ...
Sep 11, 2022
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
What can you say about a show, where the plot can be predicted by just reading its title.

This show was supposed to be a refreshing take on the whole high school genre where the MC is actually experienced in relationships
But, without spoiling you the reader.
Here's how it goes
They met, they met again through unforseen circumstances.
They regret, they feel the need to go back.

and of course it's now Sweet Home Alabama but stepsiblings.
Oct 18, 2022
I love anime, the title didn't set any bad expectations even though the premise might already be done to death. If you love these types of anime, this one will not disappoint, the interaction between the two main character is lovable, it has heart, and will stay with you for a while. The pacing is consistent and the show remains fully committed to it's main theme and premise. The couple have great dialogue between each other, a mixture of one-liners, comedy and just general love struck interactions mixed in with tsundere, and you can see their relationship strengthen as each episode goes by. It ...
Jul 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Remains an entertaining watch so far. Nothing exciting but it's at least telling a story quite well every episode.

They are mostly relying on intrigue and risque effect, with the story containing quite "taboo" themes you'd mostly see on +18 contents (i.e. step-siblings' relationship complications, weird/borderline creepy level of obsessions, stalking, etc) but without pushing the envelope too much. They've done some ecchi-level stuff but surprisingly (for the better I'd say) haven't really totally crossed that line yet aside from a bath towel/living room scene, and I guess sniffing of someone's belongings should count as one too.

For now, I'd say it's worth sparing 24 minutes for ...
Aug 4, 2022
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
[This review is based on the first 5 episodes of the anime]

Okay, after watching the last episode, I think it is safe to assume that this is one of the animes that are being misunderstood heavily due to their titles. As repulsive as the title sounds, and as ludicrous the "Romantic subtext" sounds, this is one the better animes I will recommend to you.

Story: (8/10)

I thought it was going to be another anime where the title says it all: in the second to last episode, they are going to break the taboo and become a couple despite being siblings. But after watching the latest episode, ...
Oct 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
My Stepmom's Daughter is My Ex, 7.5/10, I enjoyed it, but I understand if other people disliked it or thought it was mediocre.
Overall, fairly smart, fun, never boring, but falls short at a few places.

Fascinating story structure, romance is alright, lots of details and motifs, the ending wrapped things up well while leaving room for another season. If someone asked me about it, I would be honest, tell them it was good, and if they want to watch it, go ahead, but I wouldn't encourage or discourage either way. Also, the context of step-sibling romance is awkward, but the anime finds good ways of ...
Sep 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (12/12 eps)
This anime has a boring story and a boring cast of characters only matched by the boringness of the story.

It has alright music and art, and the complexity of some of it's ideas deserves better, but mainly a lack of good plot, or malice or threat hold ti back from being an even decent watch. A cheap way to involve the romance in the charactization is the excuses of this borderline plot that would be used in something ecchi related. Not any re-watch-ability.

It's a 5/10 for being wholely unremarkable in all aspects, music, sound design, character design, visual style, animation quality, pacing you name ...