This is a show whose single sentence description made me feel kind of dirty for enjoying it as much as I did. Starring a prepubescent looking fox girl, who is constantly reassuring the audience that she is well over 800 years old, show up to “pamper” some adult man really hits home where all those FBI memes come from.
You watch one cute anime girl compilation and YouTube’s video recommendation algorithm will never let you forget it. On the upside though, the relentless barrage of anime clips brought Kaguya-sama: Love Is War to my attention. And never before have I fallen for a show so hard so quickly. Despite the fact that the show seems to stray from its own premise almost right away.
Thanks to it’s silly starting premise and a very catching opening, I ended up watching the whole series so far in an evening and it quickly charmed me on a level I was not expecting. The overly dramatic nature of characters and their constant game of one-upsmanship against one another is offset by unexpectedly sweet it can be at times.
Now I’m done eating for a few days I hope, I can just lie back, relax and watch some good old Christmas anime. Oh wait, we went over this before didn’t we. Oh well, between all the Home Alone, Die Hard and Muppet’s Christmas Carol, I’m guessing I’ll manage to squeeze in some trashy anime. Although what I’ve got to talk about today is anything but trash.
Today’s entry probably exists as the show I never actually expected to love, let alone watch in the first place. It’s a reminder that I need to continue broadening my horizons with the medium, especially when looking at the shows I’ve still got to talk about. With a mixture of shame and no regrets.
Before we get to that though, let’s recap once again: