It all starts with a “aunt, you have to see this series”. My 17-year-old niece who sees me as another teenager despite being over 30, she is the author of the phrase. She knows that I love romantic comedies, that I have a lot of birds in my head and that discovering different things is something that I love to do in all areas of my life. Also in terms of genres of series and cinemas.
When I was 15 years old I loved Ranma ½so much so that it even became one of my first crushes, but since then the anime genre has never been something that appealed to me. With the idea that I was going to start watching it to leave it in the second chapter, I followed my niece’s recommendation to see a anime romantic comedy on Netflix: Romantic Killer.
When I saw the trailer and heard that “Video games, chocolate and cats are his three biggest passions”, I thought “Okay, that could be me”. I kept listening in the trailer and one laugh after another came out of my mouth, so I hit play and boy… I found one wonderful and hilarious romantic comedy that I now recommend to everyone and that has even made me momentarily forget the desire I have to see the series and movies that premiere in 2023.
Romantic Killer, the series that I did not expect and that hooked me
Based on Wataru Momose’s four-volume manga published between 2019 and 2020 in Shonen Jump+, this series is the great discovery of the romantic comedy genre this year.
Anzu Hoshino, a high school student, is the protagonist of this story. A teenager who doesn’t want to fall in love or have to get over a break up, nor live a first kiss or anything that has to do with romantic interests because his great passions are video games, chocolate and cats. But then Riri arrives. No, he is not one of the most handsome men in the world, but a kind of illusionist who will ensure that the protagonist lives what she rejects so much: love. For it he will put hot guys in the way and cause them to live romantic situations, while Anzu refuses and calls himself “Romantic Killer”.. That’s how he meets three hunks: the mysterious Tsukasa, his childhood friend Junta, and Hijiri, the class pijama.
The best thing about the series is Anzu, the strong female protagonist with very clear things who knows who she is at all times, but who is also discovering that living new experiences is not so horrible. Love clichés that are parodied in anime format, lots of laughs and a reinvention of love that is as fresh as it is engaging.
It is also one of those series that you can watch on a relaxing weekend, and it is the perfect anime for everyone who hates romance and not only for those of us who love him. A win win that generation Z has discovered me and that has reminded me that the anime Also cool after 30.
Photos | Romantic Killer