English Dub Review: Girlfriend, Girlfriend “Even if it’s not the right way”

Insight

Based on the Japanese romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Hiroyuki. The story follows a high school student named Mukai Naoya who is in a relationship with his girlfriend Saki Saki (yes, that’s both her first and last name), but when another girl named Mizuse Nagisa asks him out. He is forced to make an unthinkable decision…

Our opinion

Aside from her semi-sticky nature, Naoya clearly likes Saki. And while Nagisa was really well prepared to confess to Naoya. Of course, when she confesses her love for the guy, he’s more than flattered but had the decency to at least turn her down at first, considering he’s currently taken to begin with. You’d think that would be the end of it, but that’s an understatement, this show and reality don’t often collide…

With Naoya’s logic, he thinks the double-timing in secret would be too dishonest. And given how wacky it all sounds, there’s clearly some kind of psychological turmoil with Naoya if he’s forced to be honest with everyone, he’s very forceful and direct. And Saki’s reaction to Nagisa was cute at first, but Naoya’s proposal to have this threesome relationship gives off a less than thrilled reaction that one might expect from a sane and outspoken person like Saki in a weird scenario like this.

All in all, it was kind of an odd mess judging by the first episode. The intro is interesting and the animation is superb. The story so far is gritty beyond measure, but deals with the whole “expectations vs reality” issue in a very realistic way, as a scenario like this would ironically be more normal in a porn or hentai. than a “Slice of Life” anime. Naoya is so dumb you can’t help but laugh, while Saki and Nagisa slowly deal with these new relationship dynamics in different ways, Saki possibly realizing her bisexuality, while Nagisa is 100% okay with the proposition. from Naoya. What happens in the next episodes, I’m curious to know even if it all sounds like a potential recipe for disaster…

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