In Review - My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!)

Several months after the major wave in popularity for the series, let't talk about My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!).  A delightful anime about an unlikely love story!


My Love Story!! focuses on Takeo Goda, a high school student who his built like a truck, and his romance with Rinko Yamato, a petite girl who loves to bake.  Takeo meets Yamato on a train, where a creeper is molesting her.  Takeo chases the molester away, leading Yamato to develop a huge crush on him.  She pursues him, but Takeo, due to past experience, assumes that she likes his best friend, Makoto Sunakawa.  Eventually, they begin dating, but continue to have the types of misunderstandings normal to a new relationship.


To be certain, this is a shojou anime, and it follows many of the tropes from that genre.  But the unconventional matching of Takeo and Yamato allows the series creators to turn a lot the tropes around or otherwise play with the viewers expectations.  Takeo's earnest attitude is so endearing.  Music for the series is nothing to remark about, but the animation is well done and very expressive.  Overall, rating: 4.5 / 5.