“OK, OK, OK!! FINE!!!! I’ll watch this another fucking anime to see what it is all about!” me before learning about My Love Story.
*me getting a bit teary-eyed and emotional after watching the first episode*
“OK, you win.”
This is…My Love Story.
Director: Morio Asaka
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi
Character Design: Kunihiko Hamada
Animation Production: MADHOUSE
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Plot Synopsis: Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
First Thoughts: Wow, first episode and I felt genuinely in love with this show and I like the fact that they focus on this particular character who seems like a sweet and cool guy but yet he’s not exactly a ladies’ man as they are more intimidated and frightened by him. Big, stocky dudes need love, too (as the ones that are like him.) and he manages to be likable and while they are some jokes about him, they aren’t some cruel ‘heh heh fat guy, Kevin James type of bullshit’ jokes. The show presents itself as light-hearted and adorable in its approach; not to mention, there are some sincerely humorous moments that sticks to you in your mind and in your heart. Forgive me if that last part sounded cheesy and sappy but fuck it, this show could be another pleasant surprise this season, along with Blood Blockade Battlefront.
This show is an example of doing slice-of-life anime that has good visuals and a story that grips you in the heartstrings. (Something that Sound! Euphonium only got one right.)
So yeah, CONTINUE. This show is good and I advise you to watch this.
This is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, saying my heart didn’t grew 3 sizes larger because that would kill me, but my heart is now happy.