Title: Girlfriend, Girlfriend
Genre: Harem, Comedy, Slice of Life
Synopsis: After harboring an unrequited love for years, Naoya Mukai finally gets to date his childhood friend, Saki Saki. However, just as he tries to commit himself to this relationship, he receives an abrupt confession from Nagisa Minase. At first, Naoya tries to reject her but is soon overcome by feelings of not wanting to hurt Nagisa. Trying to avoid betraying his girlfriend’s trust in him, Naoya thinks up a “solution” to make both girls happy—two-timing. Naturally, Saki rebuffs this idea, but through Naoya’s and Nagisa’s persistence, she reluctantly submits. With this, a three-way affair begins between Naoya, his girlfriend, and his “other” girlfriend, as they develop a relationship that deviates from the social norm. (Credit: https://myanimelist.net/anime/43969/Kanojo_mo_Kanojo)
**POTENTIAL SPOILERS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION**
I want to like this one, but my gut is telling me that I will get bored with it before the completion of three episodes. But, hey. I could be wrong.
Our protagonist, Naoya, is an idiot. Not my brand of idiot, though. He is plagued with the burden of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. This means he freely makes confessions or opinions on a whim and is one of those that “can’t read the room.” This admirable quality is force-fed down your throat. It’s overkill and I had a lot of trouble enjoying this level of “idiot”. I really didn’t find his antics funny.
The scenario itself is prompted by this gag-worthy altruism. After finally winning the heart of his childhood friend, Saki, he is immediately confessed to by a girl he never met. Enamored by her cuteness, and her commitment to her confession, he confesses that she was cute and that he wanted to date her, too. His solution? Have his current girlfriend meet Nagisa and then ask her to allow him to date both of them. Bold move.
Unfortunately, I found myself rolling my eyes.
Then, our protagonist naturally comes to the conclusion that they should all live together so that they could get to know each other. He conveniently lives alone. Despite her unwillingness, Saki agrees to this arrangement to the delight of Naoya and Nagisa. We’re greeted by the two girls bathing together and discussions about how they’re going to deal with sex. After a confrontation by Saki, Naoya suggests a threesome. After Saki throws a fit, Naoya decides he won’t touch either of them since it was unfair. However, Saki seems to indicate that she wants to be intimate.
This is the kind of anime it is going to be. A lot of sexual innuendo and situations. I’m not opposed to this kind of anime, but it isn’t my favorite. I’m going to have to watch a few more episodes before making up my mind, but currently, it’s going to be subject-matter preference for you all. I think some of you might enjoy this type of harem, but it isn’t my favorite. Maybe I’m getting too old!