My Clueless First Friend - Reviews

Alt title: Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru.

AustinDR's avatar
May 22, 2023

My Clueless First Friend is another of those comfort shows. It concerns a Goth-looking girl named Akane Nishimura who is often the target of bullying by her classmates and is given the nickname "Grim Reaper." All this would change when Taiyo Takada, a new student moves to her school and misinterprets Nishimura as actually having supernatural powers. From there begins their cute friendship.


The show handles the topic of bullying pretty well. At first, it is almost hard to watch with how the kids incessantly bully Nishimura which can be hitting too close to some who were targets of bullying. To make matters worse, Nishimura had since internalized the mistreatment and thinks that she is bad news and is actually taken aback when Takada shows interest in wanting to be her friend even trying to turn him away for his "own sake" not wanting him to become intertwined with the mean rumors.


But it is through her friendship with Takada that Nishimura gradually breaks out of her shell to where she wants to help Takada in return for all the times that he refused to let her be alone.


Takada and Nishimura are great leading characters with how much they bounce off each other. It comes with a few humorous moments where Takada compliments Nishimura leading to her blushing deeply but the boy does not realize what he is saying. He's likely going to be a rizz god when he gets older and I am all for that. They are just so cute together with even Takada realizing that being with Nishimura makes him happy, but he has yet to understand why. While he does idolize her as the Grim Reaper, this does lead to him breaking down in remorse when he realized that Nishimura's mother had passed and so by calling Nishimura by that nickname, it seemed he was insulting her. But thankfully the misunderstanding gets cleared up.


Other characters like Daichi are also fun. The animation is also pretty good albeit the characters' limbs are almost so thin they could be used as toothpicks.


8/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
Ilovemenarcissistic's avatar
Jun 28, 2023

So this anime has come to a close now huh (ㅠ﹏ㅠ), this one was such a wholesome one!!, this anime was really one of the comefort shows of the season for me, ima say this season had most of the comfort shows ngl, and this is one of them (*´▽`*), Takada-kun is so smooth tbh, he has the ultimate rizz, everything against him he would totally take iit on the positive side!!


In this anime the main characters are child protagonists, they are in fifth grade and in thier grade the is a girl name Akane Nishimura who is consisderd a grim reaper, so nobody talks to her, scared that she would pass on her curse to them and then there is the transfer student who is Taiyo Takada, who is an extroverted guy, and is the smoothest kid u'll see out there, everyone told him not to get close to Nishimura because she has grim reaper powers but Takada is amazed at it that here is someone in this class who has magic powers and wants to have her curse and since that day, Takada tries to get close to Nishimura, Nishimura tries to tell him that no one would want to be friends with him if she gets close to her but he doesnt listen and says that he wants to be strong like her, this is a cute wholesome story ♡⸜(˶˃ ᵕ ˂˶)⸝♡, Takada is a bright kid and it's definently a good one!!, this doesnt have much going on but the plots draw u in and it isnt boring either, thier isnt much to the plot but the characters draw you in and that's mostly the reason that I even continued on watching this anime, cause everyone in this anime is so damn bright and I love it!!


The animation is quite good, the animation of the anime is really cute and mathes the vibe of the anime!!


Opening was good!! 


So lets talk about the characters, from the main protagonist, Taiyo Takada, he is an extroverted, happy going, postive minded kid, he is too damn innocent, he doent get's anything thats related to love, he is always confused when he hears a convoseration like that ( • ̀ω•́ )✧, he always has his back for Nishimura, he alwyas helps him and comes saves the day, but he sint always too dumb, he also consols nishimura, when he heard that Nishimura's mom had died, he felt bad for talking about Nishimura has grim reaper powers, he knows how to read the room, I love him he is such straightforward kid, and in the last three episodes, he became so bold, he has his heart for Nishimra honestly!!, Next is Nishimura, she was a dull kid in the begining and well we can say that, everyone would say she had grim reaper powers and no one would get close to her and as to why she didnt had friends before, i have got to say I am really glad they didnt make bullying the main focus of this anime, anyway, but as the episodes gradually move on she starts to become happy she has a very supportive dad, she always tires to compliment Takada but Takada would always compliment her back making her more flusterd lol, So now Daichi Hino, the tank top lover, he loves nothing but Tank tops, he is the sporty type of kid and is also dumb one just like Takada, he also gets confused when the topic of love comes up, he is a very supportive friend, Now Umi Adachi, ahh she is such kind hearted kid, she shared her first love with Nishimura, and they became very close friends, Adachi doesnt care about what others say about her and keep heading on the path!! Now Kasahara, in the begning she was I thought to be a bully but she cleaarly had a redemption arc she distanced herslef from bullies who were her friend and thought to herself that she was lame like that, I really like that part of the anime tho she never lost her passion for going for Takada lol!!

8/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
Noname307's avatar
Jun 18, 2023

I like the anime!!!

This anime is all about a girl named Nishimura Akane who had no friends and is the easiest target of bullying until a cheerful boy named Takada Taiyou comes and wants to be friends with her!

I like the characters and my favorite character is Akane is it she so cute!!!!

9.5/10 story
8/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
krofire's avatar
Jul 3, 2023

Studio Signposts’ 2023 school-slice-of-life comedy was one of the little gems from the year. Its title may not have promised much but we absolutely loved it. It contains a pretty unique school boy called Taiyou Takada whose utterly bizarre interpretation of life has a profound effect upon his fellow students. One such is the gloomy girl Akane Nishimura whose dark demeanour led to the other kids nicknaming her the “Grim Reaper”. They meant it cruelly but that isn’t how Takada sees it (or how he sees her). For him, Nishimura is the coolest kid in his class and despite her discouragement they become inseparable. He is completely clueless as to why the other children would wish to be unkind to the girl hence he imagines the monicker is a complement and nothing will shake that belief. Poor Nishimura has never had a fellow student be so kind as to offer her friendship - and the experience for this lonely girl is often over-whelming. The premise is wonderful and the whole story completely adorable. So often we see the roles reversed with the shy lonely, ostracised, boy being befriended by the popular outgoing girl. The dynamic here works so well and the audience will just love Nishimura’s blushes when she is praised by him. She is clearly a lovely girl so stoically resigned to her fate at the hands of her classmates. We all sympathise with her and it is a joy to watch the boy intellectually destroy the slurs other kids against her. Although he remains clueless about the intentions of others he always manages to prove himself intellectually on an entirely different level as he subverts the thinking of her tormentors. The episode where he finds that Nishimura’s mother had passed away when she was a baby is exceptional. It just blows him away and he can no longer call her the Grim Reaper. Despite his cluelessness he is actually pretty clued-up as to the implication of that name to someone who is bereft of a loved one. Regardless of the genre this anime displays some considerably smart writing with an amazingly sophisticated character dressed up as a naïve boy. This is pretty neat. Characters to fall in love with. Absolutely brilliant. Cute, charming and very funny.

10/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
animeplanet0's avatar
Jun 25, 2023

It's just too cute. Well worth watching.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
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