My Girlfriend is Shobitch: Eerily familiar to B Gata H Kei
It’s about time to dig into this new anime that Anime Strike* has brought forth for everyone’s viewing pleasure. My Girlfriend is Shobitch.
2017 has been the year of spiritual successors to say the least and My Girlfriend is Shobitch is one more to tip that scale this year in October. Flashback to the early part of 2017 and we’ve got Eromanga Sensei and My First Girlfriend is a Gal.
Eromanga was dubbed the spiritual successor to Oreimo while Gal was, at times, likened to B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time. In my opinion, Shobitch is just like B Gata H Kei.
So far, we’ve seen the “Cherry Boy” reference and a girl (Akiho Kosaka) trying too hard to really please her brand new boyfriend. However, the overbearing Ero side isn’t as intense as Yamada’s was. Kosaka unfortunately can’t find it within herself at the beginning to understand relationships and even over analyzes her new boyfriend.
Our main character is shy but, just like our famous “Cherry Boy” in B Gata, he too finds himself having fantasies about Kosaka to start the anime off. Ironically as any good anime about love has seen, it’s about her wearing No Panties. As if fate would have it, the first few episodes are just a malady of issues and comedy as Haruka Shinozaki struggles to really grasp her mindset. He has been in love with Akiho since he was a high school first-year.
Red Flag came up though, when he asked her out, pay attention to that part, because that’s as good as we get with love.
Who knew there were forty-eight (omitted because we’re kid friendly here). Shinozaki and I shared the same reaction at that part. Because that was as far into right field as Darth Vader hitting a homerun into the DeathStar.
After getting a new girlfriend, you just have to love how quick we introduced the next wave of the harem. I did mention this is a harem right? No? Well, My Girlfriend is Shobitch is a harem anime.
Enter Shizuku Ariyama, and her overtly sexual moments who he calls Onee-chan. But wait, just like Billie Mays used to say, “There’s More.”
Kanata Shinozaki enters (his real sister) which is where I feel like this anime becomes like Oreimo in a way. Instead of being aloof and acting like she doesn’t want him around, she wants him around.
Haruka is thinking romantic thoughts about Akiho who suddenly appears to ask him questions. And we jump right back into Ero. This continues into a very weird jump into S&M talk where clearly, Haruka isn’t at in his mind.
My Girlfriend is Shobitch is destined to riddle your funny bone this Fall. Expect serious laughs and a lot of misunderstandings throughout your viewing.
*Anime Strike by Amazon Exclusive