OP: 「PARADOX」 by Amamiya Sora
「理系が恋に落ちたので解析してみた。」 (Rikei ga Koi ni Ochitanode Kaiseki Shitemita.)
“Science-types Fell in Love, So They Tried to Analyze It.”
Have you ever met those types of people who impossibly over complicate seemingly simple things? This is that, in romance anime form! Meet Himuro Ayame (Amamiya Sora) and Yukimura Shinya (Uchida Yuuma), a couple of intelligent science-types with little to no common sense. After Himuro confesses her love to Yukimura, the natural question remains: Does Yukimura love her too?
Hahaha no. Not with these idiots! Their real question: What is love, anyway? And more importantly, how do you define it?
I went into this expecting to enjoy the color palette but being unsure about the obtuse science-type aspect. I’m just too unrepentant of a liberal arts type, I make my living where words meet emotions, so seeing these baka science-types quibbling over the defintion of love could have annoyed me. Fortunately, they’re so likable and adorable that I enjoyed the first episode heartily! (Three episodes dropped all at once, but you’re only getting a blog post of the first one, cuz Stilts-oniichama is busy. If you’re going to discuss the second and third episode in the comments below, please use spoiler tags as and when appropriate.)
It really came down to nailing the mixture between serious and doki doki, especially with Himuro, who is far more in touch with her emotions (and how weird she is) than Yukimura. But he’s following along on this quest willingly, which makes it seem like the boy doth not protest too much. Add on how the skits were solid overall—and the adorableness that is Himuro’s wagging ponytail—and this is a good option for fans of romance and comedy. You’ll likely have seen two more episodes of this than I have if you’re committed to the cause, so hopefully they haven’t already proven me a liar.
I won’t be blogging this further, but I will be watching it, so hopefully the good times continue to roll!
ED: 「Turing Love feat. Sou」 by Nanawo Akari