“A pie with apples is a pineapple”
Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa portrays the story of one “leaky basket” Kuromine Asahi, unable to keep a secret and honest to a fault. During his 2nd year at high school he discovers that his classmate Shiragami Youko, is actually a vampire, whilst trying to confess to her. With this happening, he has to keep her secret so that she may be able to stay at school and have a normal school life.
Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa is a rom-com with the variety of different characters it offers, from Asahi’s group of friends to the different girls he has relations with, it was always nice to see the comedic moments as well as those romantic moments leading to comedic moments. With a very interesting personality of being overly-honest, it was fun to see the different misunderstandings and situations he had with the others especially with one class representative, Aizawa Nagisa. At times Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa is dramatic, but not overly dramatic, there were slight touches of drama, mixed within the anime. It was nice to see the throw up of these scenes even though they would just lead to laughter in the end.
Its strength comes with its characters, which is good for a rom-com, the characters developed ever so slightly but maintained true towards their personality’s. It was interesting too see that Asahi wasn’t just the forceful bridge to connect the two groups of friends, but the interactions between the two came naturally because of him. With a variety of different “species” rather than just the normal humans found on earth, the show created more depth and misunderstandings. It was nice too see that these non-human characters stuck to their own personality’s and also had their own niches.
Aizawa Best Girl!
OP/ED: The OP and ED were complete opposites of each other. With the OP having bubbly and colorful pop-like tones with the characters, it suited well as it demonstrated its more comedic side toward the show. The ED being a rap was more mellow, and focused more on the friendship betweem the girls of the anime. A good contrast between the two.
Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa Was it Good?
It was pretty good for an anime, for being a rom-com it actually focused on the comedic side more than the romantic, but the romantic segments were fulfilling to watch. With its “fluttering heart” like moments and the questions around whether someone likes each other or not, is a good portrayal at human relations especially during teenage youth.
Recommendations: In the end Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa is a rom-com and a good one at that, though focusing on the comedy more and romance being quite realistic, thus I recommend the following:
- Rosario to Vampire
- Majimoji Rurumo