Mysterious Girlfriend X

Type: First Girlfriend

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Synopsis: Remember your first girl or boy friend? How much courage it took to ask them out? All those awkward first dates where you second guessed every move you made? Well, imagine that, only with your partner being able to transfer and absorb physical and emotional states via saliva. Kinda gives the term “swapping spit” a whole new meaning.

Pros: This show had a whole Wonder Years vibe going for it. The show’s basically about stumbling through your introduction to relationships. You know, holding hands, when its appropriate to hug, first kiss, physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, etc. It does a good job at capturing the mind of a typical teenage boy (that strange mix of daring and anxious). Lets face it, to all boys just staring out, their fist girl friend might as well be a mystery wrapped in a riddle wearing a skirt.

Cons: My main gripe with the show was its art style. These kids look like middle schoolers, but apparently, Akira (protagonist) is 17.  Their youthful looks made a lot of the stuff they did look borderline creepy. I mean, Akira and his “mysterious girlfriend” Urabe swap spit. That’s not a euphemism. They literally swap spit. That’s how Urabe’s powers work. So a lot of fingers in mouth action. In fact, a whole lot of liquid and flower imagery going on. We get it! Sexual awakening, physical urges, blah, blah, blah.

Watch it?: You know what, yeah. Its fun in a sorta “naive teenager” kinda way (3/5)

MVP: Mikoto Urabe

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I wonder what the “X” stands for?

Best Episode: Ep. 9 “Mysterious “This is just, I dunno…”” (bad hair day)

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