Each season brings us a glut of shows with only a few diamonds. Given Mor3ndo’s review of Space Brothers, Ayumu Watanabe‘s other show airing this season, Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X), must be his bastard lovechild, directed only while his creative “juices” are flowing (in the bathroom).
Having been produced by Hoods Entertainment, who have brought us such gems as Aki Sora and Seikon no Qwesar, and created by Riichi Ueshiba, the manga-ka of two other manga that no one cares about. If there’s one thing that can be said about these people its that they know how to animate bodily fluids!
Mysterious Girlfriend X revolves around a highschool boy named Tsubaki Akira. Following the typical trope, one day an odd transfer student named Mikoto arrives. A few weeks go by and he licks her drool. Why? Who knows, Japan is weird. So her drool is like a drug, and he comes down with the DTs soon after. Somehow he begins to fall for her and, god, I can’t even follow this premise.
In all reality, you’re watching this show for the artfully drawn fluids and semen references, like the golden shower Akira receives from a flower in his dreams, or the squirting orgasm Mikoto has from her mouth when she’s happy. So many fluids, so little time.
That being said, the show isn’t complete crap. Ignoring all the drool and Freudian blowjobs, the animation is quite good. Sound Director, Masafumi Mima has worked on much better titles like Paprika and Millenium Actress, and produces a great showing for this series. Although the music is good, it doesn’t seem to fit with the atmosphere of the show overall.
Now while I’ve said mostly nothing good about this show, I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my time here. I’ve sat through much worse and come back for more. I will watch another episode because I am mildly looking forward to seeing how this liquidy show plays out.