Jitsu wa Watashi wa Episode 1 [First Impression]
Why is this so adorable?
I love these reaction faces.
I’ve read a little bit of the manga for Jitsu wa Watashi wa, and so this was one of the few series for Summer 2015 I was interested in before the season started – I remember it being really fun, although it was so long ago that I hardly remember anything apart from (i) the whole vampire thing, (ii) the newspaper girl, Mikan and (iii) the art style. From what I can remember, I have a feeling they toned the art style down for the adaptation and correspondingly increased the moe by a whole lot, but I’m too lazy to go and check. Pretty sure I’m right though, because holy crap Shiragami’s entire existence is diabeetus. I think I could have resisted if she just said and did adorable things, but she said and did them in a Kansai accent. You win, Shiragami. Now give me my insulin.
Is this a good thing? It sells, I guess, and they wouldn’t want to scare off potential new fans with an unorthodox art style. So long as it’s fun, I don’t really mind – I never got too far into the manga anyway, and Jitsuwata doesn’t seem like something which takes itself too seriously. I mean, they entrench the fact that poor Kuromine is terrible at keeping secrets, and suddenly he’s manhandled into a massive secret he absolutely has to keep! It already feels like it’s set itself down the path of a comedy harem, although it would be good if there was some proper development. A second Nisekoi would be irritatingly vapid.
That moment when he friendzoned himself, though. He really dun goof’d there.
It’s all really cute, I’ll really enjoy watching this. But as a potential candidate for being blogged, it’s on shakier ground – it airs on the same day as the god-tier Non Non Biyori, and I don’t want to take on too much of a similar genre. If the pacing picks up a bit, and there ends up being lots of plot to talk about, then I might be more interested – but the last thing I want is for me to be unable to keep up midway through the season with blogging multiple shows airing on the same day. We’ll see.
Possibility of Watching: High
Possibility of Blogging: Moderate
P.S. Does someone know why they all wear different uniforms?