Geek Out Challenge: Day 20

If you’re interested in participating in the Geek Out Challenge, read this post here! Each day I will be posting a question for that day for the next 30 days. When I reach day 31, I will release all 30 questions in a single post with links to all of my answers. Follow along each day with your own post or feel free to wait until the entire challenge has been released and take it on when you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.

Day 20 – What series would you recommend to anyone?


Finally, an anime where looks aren’t everything and good things happen to good people! My Love Story!! is a cute anime starring Takeo Gouda, his best friend Makoto Sunakawa, and his love interest Rinko Yomato. Silliness and romance ensues after Takeo believes Yomato is in love with Sunakawa after a chance encounter, but is she really?! My Love Story!! isn’t your typical romance, and that is a good thing!

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? — A Geeky Gal

Alec and I watched My Love Story!! once before while we were long distance for our Friday Skype date nights. It took quite a few date nights to finish it but not many! After we finally closed the distance, we revisited the anime and immediately fell in love with it all over again. As someone with a soft spot for romance comedies, watching Takeo’s and Yomato’s love story unfold was entertaining and endearing. Alec and I loved it!

Takeo has grown used to the girls always preferring Sunakawa’s traditional shoujo looks. Takeo is tall and built like a sumo wrestler. He looks intimidating to most girls, that is until he saves Yomato from a molester. Yomato obviously likes Takeo but is way too shy to say it. Instead, she continuously makes reasons to see him. Takeo, used to being overlooked, assumes she must like Sunakawa. In an interesting turn of events, he pledges to help Yomato with Sunakawa, putting aside his own feelings for the girl.

I found myself immediately rooting for the two of them and also wanting to smack Takeo upside the head. I loved the frustrating first episodes of watching the romance bloom. It’s beautifully done and very similar to its manga counterpart art-wise. It’s a bit of a different art style than the other anime I have recommended before. The music is sweet and complements the art wonderfully. I really adore the whole package of this romance anime. — A Geeky Gal

My Love Story!! takes a new spin on old tropes and stereotypes. Lovable characters, frustrating story lines of “will they or won’t they?” with a dash of friendship and a good dose of good things happening to good people tie up this romance anime package with a neat bow. It’s a short and sweet anime that can be enjoyed over a few date nights with your significant other or can be binged in a weekend on your own or with friends. I always highly recommend My Love Story!! to everyone!

What series would you recommend to anyone? Let me know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!


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