Despite taking place in a restaurant, this is not a food or cooking anime. Rather, it's a Josei harem romance that borders on the line of being a Soap Opera.
It tries to have the scope, depth, and rich history of Stormlight or a Final Fantasy game, but watching it feels like watching a speed-run of said game. For how much of the story is focused on the romance element, it all feels tremendously hollow, with very forced "emotional scenes."
A gorgeous and fresh experience with masterfully crafted music and visuals and strong emotional elements.
Wotakoi hilariously and truthfully shows the joys of being passionate about what you love and finding someone with that same passion, and the difficulties when your passions don’t match. It shows the unique difficulties of working with certain personality types that are more common among nerds, and how that dynamic is different for different couples.
Aggretsuko stresses the importance of being true TO yourself while being honest WITH yourself. A fun, pure, heartfelt time that resonates fiercely with the Millennial experience.
A great wrap-up for the series ... satisfyingly rooted in a sense of reality and introspection the way a good spiritual supernatural story should be.
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Part of the Monogatari Series - Sequel to Tsukimonogatari Genre(s): Seinen, Supernatural, Mystery, Psychological Age-Appropriateness: 17+ (Violence, Profanity) Platforms: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 TheAwersome Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Here’s good stuff) Premise: During October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Suruga... Continue Reading →