I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Age-Appropriateness: 15+ (Suggestive Themes, mild nudity, profanity)

Platforms: Crunchyroll

Episodes: 26 Three-minute episodes

TheAwersome Rating: 7.5 / 10 (Finds its groove after a few episodes)

Premise: Though they couldn’t be any more different, love has managed to blossom between Hajime Tsunashi, a hardcore otaku who shuts himself in at home while making a living off his blog, and his wife Kaoru—a hard-working office lady who, in contrast, is fairly ordinary, albeit somewhat of a crazy drunk. As this unlikely couple discovers, love is much more than just a first kiss or a wedding; the years that come afterward in the journey of marriage brings with it many joys as well as challenges.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: It’s generally hit or miss with these short episode pieces, and this one was initially a miss but then got its stride. It mostly starts out with general poking fun at otaku and weebery as being outlandish, cringey, and out of touch (hence the title of the show). After a bit, though, we get more into general slice of life for married couples and it gets a bit more relatable to the average human, regardless of their level of weeb affinity.

There isn’t really anything that stands out too strongly about this piece, other than a refreshing frankness about sexuality and some more loose experimentation with animation style. Every so often there would be an episode that would have atypical “camera angles,” frame rate, or fluidity of animation that would be interesting.

TLDR: As with most short pieces, they aren’t phenomenal, but they’re short enough that you aren’t wasting time by watching them.

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