Now this show, I sort of get why people were excited for. At least, based on the first episode.
It’s not great in terms of plot (I know the “big guy and little girl” formula is unusual for shojo, but why limit ourselves to just one genre in regards to a storytelling device?) and the setup promises some of the usual “will they or won’t they” frustrations down the line, but it has a good atmosphere and the humor revolving around the handsome best friend got some chuckles out of me. As long as Morio Asaka doesn’t overdo the cheese like in, say, Chihayafuru, I’m more than willing to continue watching this. Because despite my general attitudes towards the genre, I do like romances. I wouldn’t have at least a quarter of the anime on my favorites list if I hated them.
Granted, aside from Whisper of the Heart, none of them have been shojo romances. But I’m willing to give Ore Monogatari a chance to at least be Kare Kano levels of entertaining. Hope it doesn’t put so much focus on other characters that have nothing to do with the plot like that show did though. I don’t care what people say. Tsubasa’s problems were so goddamn cliche.