Anime Challenge Day 4: What anime deserves more love?

Romance anime always tends to follow the same formula: hot character falls in love with (equally as) hot character. Character flaws that are present are usually beneath the skin. Rarely do we glimpse a love that isn’t initially based on looks. Where is the love that’s obviously more than skin deep? That’s where this next anime comes in to play…

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One of my favorite anime of all time is My Love Story!! Awhile back I did a Saturday Suggestion post on it:

Meet Takeo Gouda, a tall and intimidating high school freshman who is a courageous hero to boys, but not a huge hit with the girls. With his best friend Makoto Sunakawa, Takeo attempts to navigate his lack of a love life. Unfortunately for Taeko, Sunakawa is every girl’s dream guy, much to Sunakawa’s disappointment. Comparing himself to his best friend takes Takeo’s confidence down a notch even though Sunakawa has shot down every girl who has confessed her love for him!

After saving innocent Rinko Yomato from a pervert on the bus, Takeo finds himself falling hard for the cute baker. However, he suspects that she is in love with Sunakawa. Putting his own feelings aside, Takeo decides that he will help Yomato win Sunakawa’s heart! But does she really like Sunakawa? Or are all those special treats really for Takeo?

What’s not to love already? Our hero is not like any hero I’ve encountered before within a romance anime. Takeo more than deserves to get his happy ending with the girl of his dreams. That dream girl is Yomato. She’s pretty but she’s also kind and an excellent baker.

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While not a typical “beautiful” anime couple, Takeo and Yomato will make your heart swell with love during My Love Story!! While the first few episodes will make you want to shake Takeo, the frustration is waiting for these two is worth it. The art style is simply beautiful as is the music. This isn’t your typical romance anime, and that’s why it deserves more love.

Want to see more of the 30 Day Anime Challenge? Want to try the challenge yourself? Read this post here!

So what anime do you think deserves more love? Why? Tell me in the comments!

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