I'm sure everyone who knows me is pretty familiar with my affinity for girls who have a dark quirk to them, usually coming in the form of a Yandere, but this isn't the only kind of trait that appeals to me. For all intensive purposes, I am a huge pervert, so it should go without saying that finding a woman with the same trait would greatly interest me. Now I'm not talking about a slut, someone who just sleeps around, that's not the kind of pervert I am talking about here. I mean someone who is kinky, who has a perverted side to them they reserve for their special someone. However anime likes to make the girls beautiful flowers, who might pine for a male protagonist, but are never perverse or lewd in their pursuit for the protag's affection. Afraid that giving the girl a stereotypically masculine trait would make them less appealing somehow, which I can't really fault Japan for given their history in this regard. Thankfully, not every Japanese author feels the same, and thus came Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken .
This anime begins where most romcoms end on, a confession. Our main male protagonist, Haruka, is professing his love for the seemingly perfect Akiho, our main female protagonist. The confession goes off without a hitch, no fireworks, no passing train, and no second guessing. However Akiho almost immediately reveals her flaw to Haruka; she's a pervert. Not that she likes to dress up in BDSM outfits or wear a vibrator in class, no, nothing like that. She is a very smart girl, and because of her lack of experience in a real relationship, she overanalyzes everything about being in one. She'll read porn books for references, question Haruka on his fetishes, and send him erotic selfies because that's what she's learned is what a good girlfriend should do. Seriously though, what is Japan going to do in ten years when porn mags become a thing of the past? They'll never learn anything about sex! It's no wonder their population is graying.
However when all is said and done, Akiho is still a girl and reacts to traditional affection from Haruka with a bashful smile. The biggest steps they take in their relationship occur in the smaller things, like calling each other by their first name and sharing an umbrella on their way home. You see, while all the perverted actions come off as funny, the tiny romantic moments feel heartwarming and make you say "dwaa~". The reason for this is that while Akiho approaches sexual topics rather casually, Haruka plays a straight man and will often times just shoot down anything Akiho does sexually, not because he's not interested or anything, but because he wants to take those small steps to a meaningful relationship that is deeper than sexual gratification. I can appreciate this, epically because he actively pursues romance with Akiho. Where's your typical romcom protagonist will act all aloof and shit and in general be frustrating to watch, here, we root for Haruka in his attempts to date a girl like Akiho.
Now while this is not a harem per say, we do have a few rivals for Haruka's attention. You got the childhood friend and perverse tomboy, Shizuku, and the attached and cute little sister, Kanata. In all honestly these two don't even register on the rival meter for Akiho, but I figured I'd include them all the same given their attitudes towards Haruka. There is a third major player in this group named Rina, who is also very perverse in her language much like Shizuku and Akiho, but due to her coming from an all girls school she is often seen 'hanging out' with other girls; though she does say she wants to have more experience with males, saying this towards Haruka at one point. Outside of this group you have the class president, the two guys who like to tease her, an even more perverted girl than Rina, a guy who wants to make yaoi with Haruka, a closet pervert who is obliviously erotic, the nurse who sleeps with her students, the straight laced teacher who I was very into, and Akiho’s parents who are an example of what is to come for Haruka and Akiho. You know, I’m beginning to think the moral of this anime is that everyone is a pervert on some level or another.
In the end, this anime is able to accomplish with other romcoms and harems only dream of. It steadily moves along the story of two people in love, with two successful confession scenes. The first at the beginning which feels more comedic, and the second at the end where both Haruka and Akiho profess their love towards one another. Things actually happen in this relationship, and we didn’t even need a second or third season to accomplish it! Does this mean there won’t be another season though? Well probably not for lack of trying, but I don’t think this series generated enough attention to warrant it. So take the resolution as final, because this is one romcom that actually offers it.
Genres: RomCom, Ecchi
Animation: Joining together for this series were Diomedéa and Studio Blanc. Diomedéa known for their other works like Campione!, Mondaiji, and Aho Girl. Studio Blanc. known for, well, production assistance really. They are almost always playing second fiddle in anything they work on, usually only lending a hand in a single episode. This was actually the first anime they are credited with full production assistance all the way though, so, good for them I guess. Quality-wise this was on point for what it was, offer decent quality for a 2017 anime.
Voice Acting: It was alright. I mean, coming off of something like Shoukugeki, this was a step down for sure. Everyone played their role respectively, and the romance scenes did feel pretty good, so yeah, another passing grade for a 2017 anime.
Favorite Character: In an anime saturated with perverted characters, my interests oddly enough feel with a far more moralistic one. Ichika, the homeroom and PE teacher. She’s old friends with the school nurse, but often tells her to not do anything too overboard or illegal. She’s pretty much on track for a kuudere personality type, being the lady in the streets but a freak in the bed. It is funny though, how I sometimes find myself being so attracted towards lesser known characters.
Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken gets a 7.4 out fo 10