Girlfriend, Girlfriend

Alt title: Kanojo mo Kanojo

TV (12 eps)
3.456 out of 5 from 2,492 votes
Rank #5,929

Naoya is a first-year high school student. After he confesses to Saki — the girl he's liked for a long time — they decide to start dating, Naoya's life is full of bliss. However, one day a beautiful young woman named Nagisa also confesses to Naoya. Naoya and Nagisa immediately get along, and he tells Nagisa that he already has a girlfriend. She vows to confess to him again someday, when he suddenly proposes that they instead go together to talk with Saki about him dating them both at the same time. Saki and Nagisa hit it off immediately, and while Saki is angry and reluctant at first about the idea, she eventually agrees...

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Even If That Isn't the Right Way

Episode 1

Even If That Isn't the Right Way

How Nagisa Feels

Episode 2

How Nagisa Feels

A Place for Three

Episode 3

A Place for Three

Girlfriend and Girlfriend

Episode 4

Girlfriend and Girlfriend

A Third One!?

Episode 5

A Third One!?

Tsun Is Dere

Episode 6

Tsun Is Dere

The Girlfriends' Challenge

Episode 7

The Girlfriends' Challenge

Obviously in Love

Episode 8

Obviously in Love

The Tsun's Dere Gets Outed

Episode 9

The Tsun's Dere Gets Outed

Can't Wait for the Hot Springs

Episode 10

Can't Wait for the Hot Springs

Hot Spring Tropes

Episode 11

Hot Spring Tropes

Girlfriend, Girlfriend

Episode 12

Girlfriend, Girlfriend

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eatmerindou
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Let me first state that Kanojo mo Kanojo will inevitably be either strongly loved or strongly hated by the vast majority of its audience. Depending on who you ask, the rambunctious elements that it chooses to emphasize can be seen as painfully irksome or purely entertaining. I personally side with the latter opinion, but it should really be stressed that one's enjoyment of this show entirely depends on their mindset going into it.  KanoKano takes an approach to the harem genre that I really appreciate. Rather than making an inorganic attempt at being distinct and memorable in some sort of cringe-worthy manner, it is completely transparent on what its values are and capitalizes on its individual strengths to the utmost. This show is not meant to be taken as seriously as other harems that bear certain similarities. In fact, it's not inaccurate to call KanoKano a parody of the harem genre as a whole, which might seem like a recipe for disaster on paper, but it's really quite the opposite. With well-casted characters all the way around, a charming soundtrack that effectively accentuates moments of wholesomeness & comedy, and an attractive yet simple animation style that couldn't be more fitting, this anime is a treat from start to finish.  Kanojo mo Kanojo dismisses most of the tasteless, repetitive clichés that are known to eat up far too much run time in your typical harem show and fills that space with more instances of comedy, or even just by giving us more exposure to the cute girls that we're all honestly here for in the first place. But my favorite aspect of KanoKano is its intentional exclusion of the needless drama that I've definitely seen in a handful of other harems. The overusage of the whole "bitter drama which leads to the MC becoming a little bit less of a social potato" theme often tends to play against the show employing it by making the overall watching experience more unpleasant than it needs to be. But KanoKano avoids that issue completely by throwing us into a story where the MC clearly shows no signs of raising his IQ, which ironically works in its favor.  Ultimately, the point of me writing this review at all is to say that if you're on the fence for watching Kanojo mo Kanojo, you should really take a moment to evaluate what interests you about it in the first place. After that, maybe give the first episode a shot and then you'll most likely be able to determine if its blatant absurdities are simply too much for your liking, or if - like me - you find them to be one of the funniest things in the world. *sidenote: if you are someone who finds this show distasteful for reasons such as the whole two-timing deal and/or the unrealistic dedication of the female characters to the MC, that's totally fine but please don't discredit the show itself for its ridiculous nature; you're probably just not their target audience :)

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