The staff of the anime adaptation of Hiroyuki’s manga “Girlfriend, Girlfriend” released a main promotional video for its second season at the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair. The preview introduces Aoi Koga as the new cast member, voicing Risa Hoshizaki, Rika’s younger sister.
The video also previews Hikari Codama’s opening theme song, Dramatic ni Koi Shitai (I Want to Fall in Love Dramatically). Set to premiere on October 6, the second season will air on the Animeism programming block across MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS channels at 2:23 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. JST (effectively October 7).
The anime will be available for streaming on ABEMA and d Anime Store in Japan, while Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs in Japan. What if having one girlfriend wasn’t enough? Welcome to the world of ‘Girlfriend, Girlfriend,’ a quirky and comedic anime series that explores the unconventional romantic journey of a high school boy named Naoya.
Naoya finds himself in a rather peculiar situation when he confesses his feelings to both his childhood friend Saki, and the new girl in school, Nagisa. What happens next? Catch the second season on Crunchyroll to find out!
Girlfriend, Girlfriend: Staff, Cast & Plot
The upcoming new season of Girlfriend, Girlfriend, brings some exciting changes to the staff. Takatoshi Suzuki takes the role of the director at Synergy SP. Keiichirō Ōchi returns to oversee the series scripts, and Kazuhiko Inukai joins as a scriptwriter.
Shouko Hagiwara is in charge of character design, while Kanade Sakuma, Tatsuhiko Saiki, Miki Sakurai, and Junko Nakajima compose the music. Masakazu Miyake is the art director, with Haruko Seto handling color design and Noriko Wada as the director of photography.
The main cast includes Junya Enoki voicing Naoya Mukai, Ayane Sakura voicing Saki Saki, Azumi Waki voicing Nagisa Minase, Ayana Taketatsu voicing Rika Hoshizaki, and Rie Takahashi voicing Shino Kiryū. Aoi Koga voices the character Risa Hoshizaki.
Naoya’s love life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself torn between his fiery girlfriend, Saki-chan, and the adorable Nagisa, who has just confessed her feelings for him. Determined to stay faithful to his recently found girlfriend, Saki, but unable to resist Nagisa’s charm, Naoya makes a bold move: he asks Saki for permission to date them both.
As they live through the ups and downs of their unconventional relationship, Naoya, Saki, and Nagisa face daily challenges and struggles while trying to maintain their love triangle.
Worth a Watch?
Right from the start, the reception for Girlfriend, Girlfriend was polarized. Some labeled it as cringe or dismissed it as a waste of time, but for those who appreciate the intentionally illogical and absurd, it was a hit waiting to be discovered.
After all, not all anime are meant to be dissected for their deep meaning; some are designed purely for entertainment, and Kanojo mo Kanojo fits that bill perfectly.
What makes the series stand out is its unapologetic embrace of the nonsensical. The characters behave in ways that defy all logic, and the chemistry between them resembles a deranged trigonometric polynomial function; unpredictable and wild. The story? It takes twists and turns that make you wonder if there’s a method to the madness.
And just when you think it can’t get any more absurd, it probably will.
However, this delightful chaos wouldn’t be half as enjoyable without the solid production values backing it up. The anime shows off a higher budget and better voice-acting talent than your average harem anime, making it a treat for the eyes and ears. So, if you love trashy, enjoyable anime, then this series is more than perfect for you. 10/10 from me!
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