OP: 「ふざけてないぜ」 (Fuzaketenaize) by (Necry Talkie)
「それが正しい道じゃなくても」 (Sore ga Tadashii Michi ja Nakutemo)
“Even If That Isn’t the Right Way”
Forget rose-tinted glasses, life is all about psychedelic polyamorous lenses.
Meet our protagonist and self-proclaimed ‘Happiest Man on Earth’, Naoya-kun (Enoki Junya). Our teenage Alpha has finally scored with his long-time childhood friend and tied the knot (well not that knot #a/b/o) of his first romantic relationship. Meet Sakisaki a.k.a Saki-chan (Sakura Ayane), his lovely girlfriend who, much to her own embarrassment, simply cannot resist her man’s obnoxious love filled antics.
From the mangaka HIROYUKI who brought you Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to, Kanojo mo Kanojo is a lighthearted delight thanks to its absurd scenarios and sheer lack of seriousness; these two brought together being the perfect recipe for any harem I’ve ever enjoyed—Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo being one of my recent guilty pleasures (not that I’m any authority on the genre, but I think this manga is brilliant).
In comes your girlfriend’s worst nightmare, Minase Nagisa (Waki Azumi). A sweet angel who fell from the sky straight into our Don Juan’s arms. And you can bet Naoya means everything to Nagisa. For the past three months she has dedicated four hours of her mornings to home workouts, jogging and yoga and three hours before bedtime for self-work. All of this in order to confess and prove her love to homeboy. SAVAGE. Wait, you think that’s enough? You know nothing. A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach–actually that’s pretty much how I scored mine, so can confirm.
As manly as they come, Naoya can only be honest with this lovely temptress. Cued by a dramatic mexican-ish song, he tells Nagisa he’s already taken. Yes, it’s true he has a girlfriend and he loves and wants to cherish her forever. Yet, he cannot lie, Nagisa is truly beautiful and he needs her in his life. What kind of man would he be to throw away a diamond such as her?! And what kind of man cheats on his girlfriend? A trash one that’s for sure. Naoya’s heart and soul hold no space garbage.
Following the show’s premise, Naoya proposes to date both and, in what turns out to be a hilarious turn of events, brings Nagisa to meet his Saki-chan–without saying anything about his real intentions. Saki is instantly taken with the smaller girl, calling her cute and she even mentions marriage after trying her homemade bento! Naoya’s dreams don’t seem too far away. The Devil throws in his deal.
“You have me! Isn’t that good enough?!” Saki-chan says in pain.
“It was until yesterday” what a man. Naoya tells no lies. As fate would have it, if he can’t date both, then he won’t date any. His heart belongs to both ladies.
You want to know the secret to polyamory? It’s honesty. You got the memo? Just be outright honest and you’ll get four hot girlfriends. Now buy my online course on how to be honest without sounding like a loser and my secret ‘grow your dick’ 30-day diet plan (we accept crypto and transferwise).
Like the true love wizard he is, Naoya invites both girls to live in his house to strengthen their bonds. Of course his parents don’t live with him and he has an entire two story house just for himself. With a doting boyfriend and a caring girlfriend, Saki has no idea but she already stands no chance, Naoya and Nagisa might as well be on their way to creating the world’s most spoiled pink haired princess.
This would be no true Harem without the infamous first episode bath scene and Kanojo mo Kanojo does not disappoint. Beast Nagisa comes for the kill and gets the important intel on where Naoya and Saki stand on their relationship. Much to her delight, they haven’t gotten to first base! Which means… they’ll get to experience everything together.
Stay tuned to find out whether or not Naoya will get the threesome he deserves–I mean, Saki said it herself right, Nagisa gives her weird feelings even as a woman! If anything, Saki needs to realize she has the entire upper hand in this situation. Because one thing is for sure: if Naoya can’t fuck both at the same time, he won’t do it with either. And well, Saki wants to… So.
Full-length images: 36.
ED: 「ピンキーフック」 (Pinky Hook) by (Momo Asakura)