Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru ~ Review
“A hilarious love comedy that teaches us the hard yards of the harem route!”
It’s every man’s dream; to have two (or usually more) pretty girls to fall in love with you at the same time…possibly all of you living together peacefully afterwards. Of course, those kinds of situations will most likely never happen in real life… that’s why we LOVE to watch this kind of stuff in the world of anime, where they make the harem route seem possible. But behind the covers of every harem route is a tough road, and this anime right here shows us just what it takes to make a harem a reality.
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (or simply OreShura) revolves around Kidou Eita, a normal high school student who aims to become a doctor to fix an illness being carried by her childhood friend, Harusaki Chiwa. Because Eita is so diligent to his studies, he considers himself an “anti-love”, telling himself that romance is merely a waste of time. There is also girl in his class who thinks the same; Natsukawa Masuzu, the school idol who is sick of boys confessing to her all the time. Thus, he asks Eita to be her fake boyfriend in order to get the boys in the school to give up on her. Although Eita agrees to help (after being blackmailed by Masuzu), Eita is now caught up in a battlefield as Harusaki Chiwa and other girls who have feelings for Eita begin to confront Eita and Masuzu’s relationship.
The anime is mostly romantic comedy centred using a range of parodies and black comedy elements
The anime ran for 13 episodes during the Winter 2013 Anime Season (January 2013 – March 2013). The series is originally based off an ongoing light novel series written by Yuuji Yuuji (yes, that’s most likely his pen-name) and illustrated by Ruroo. The anime series is animated by Studio A-1 Pictures, who have given us hundreds of well-acclaimed series including AnoHana, Shinsekai Yori and Sword Art Online.
The anime features a cast of voice actors (who are actually quite minor and not that well known), including Akasaki Chinatsu who voices Chiwa (and is also known as the voices of Nibutani Shinka from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Harada Maki from Bodacious Space Pirates), Tamura Yukari who voices Masuzu (and is also known as the voices of Sunohara Mei from Clannad and Fear from C³) and Kanemoto Hisako who voices Hime (and is also known as the voices of Kotoura from Kotoura-san and Tomonori from Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?).
The anime was voted in many anime streaming sites as one of the most popular of the Winter 2013 Anime Season (closely led by such series as Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT and Maoyuu Maou Yuusha), and I must say that I quite agree. This anime may be just your average harem/romantic comedy series but there was just something about this series that I just loved. Maybe it was the very querky and almost black comedy and parodies that they loved to use, or maybe it was the different characteristics of each character. Nonetheless, this anime was very enjoyable to watch. There is just something about light novel based anime series that I just tend to love (maybe because I love reading light novels).
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 5/5 – Strongly Recommended
Final Score: 8/10