Oreshura: A Romantic Comedy About Fake Lovers and Childhood Friends
Oreshura is a light novel series by YÅ«ji YÅ«ji, with illustrations by Ruroo. It has been adapted into four manga series and an anime series by A-1 Pictures. The story follows Eita KidÅ, a high school student who wants to become a doctor and has no interest in romance. However, his life changes when he is blackmailed by Masuzu Natsukawa, the school’s most beautiful girl, into becoming her fake boyfriend. This attracts the attention of his childhood friend Chiwa Harusaki, who has feelings for him, and two other girls who join the fray: Ai Fuyuumi, a student council president with a secret crush on Eita, and Himeka Akishino, a mysterious girl who claims to be Eita’s fiancÃ©e from a past life.
Oreshura is a comedy that revolves around the hilarious situations that arise from Eita’s fake relationship with Masuzu and the rivalry among the four girls who fight for his affection. It also explores the themes of friendship, family, and love in a lighthearted way. The characters are colorful and charming, each with their own quirks and personalities. The anime adaptation features a catchy opening song by Claris and a lively ending song by the four main voice actresses.
If you are looking for a fun and romantic anime to watch, Oreshura might be a good choice for you. You can watch it on Crunchyroll or Funimation. You can also read more about it on Wikipedia or MyAnimeList.
Oreshura is based on a light novel series that began in 2011 and ended in 2022, with a total of 18 volumes and one extra volume. The light novels are published by SB Creative under their GA Bunko imprint. The author, YÅ«ji YÅ«ji, is also known for writing other light novels such as Gin no Saji and Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. The illustrator, Ruroo, has also worked on other light novels such as Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!.
The anime adaptation of Oreshura aired from January to March 2013, with 13 episodes. It was directed by Kanta Kamei, who has also directed other anime such as Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend and Bunny Drop. The script was written by Tatsuhiko Urahata, who has also written scripts for other anime such as A Certain Scientific Railgun and Nana. The music was composed by Masatomo Ota, who has also composed music for other anime such as Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Working!!.
The anime adaptation of Oreshura received mixed reviews from critics and viewers. Some praised it for its comedy, animation, and voice acting, while others criticized it for its clichÃ©d plot, lack of originality, and fanservice. The anime has a score of 6.93 out of 10 on MyAnimeList and a rating of PG-13 for teens 13 or older.