Kaede YuasaKent ItoJapanese
Otona nya Koi no Shikata ga Wakaranee!
Episode 1 also reviewed here: Hentai 1st episodes 2020: O
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2020
Director: Yuki Shiina
Writer: Nora Mori
Original creator: Tamami Katsura
Actor: Chasuke, Ichiya-Ai, Kaede Yuasa, Kent Ito, Mashiro Kazahana, Shin'ichiro Kamio, Yuzu-Hachimitsu
Keywords: hentai, anime, boobs
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 8 episodes
Url: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=23577
Website category: Anime 2020
Review date: 9 October 2022
Otona nya Koi no Shikata Wakaranee
It's another ComicFesta hentai with a "standard version" (3-minute TV episodes) and a "complete version" (7 minutes with sex scenes, streamed online). The porn version has different voice actors. I watched the latter and it's very good.
Its heroes are Mio Sudou (female) and Shuuji Majima (male) and they're pretty messed up. They're about thirty years old and they think they've grown out of sexual relationships. They've lost interest in dating and in ep.1 they abandon a group meet-up that's turned into a group mixer. They don't even understand themselves, let alone each other. They start by pigeon-holing each other based on offensive stereotypes, which bizarrely leads to a one-night stand when they start challenging each other's assumptions and then agree to test them.
There's surprisingly little sex. Oh, every episode has a sex scene, but that often won't be real. It'll be either imaginary or a memory. It's possible for them to meet up and end up hugging together on a bed... only. Nothing else happens. I also like the show's pace, which feels natural and doesn't crush story beats into a single episode.
Our heroes are a weird combination of grown-up and Desperately Needs To Grow Up. They're trying too hard to be mature, even though they think they're mature. (After blowing their minds with sex that felt more real than they'd expected, they then walk away and think they'll never see each other again. Upon coincidentally meeting again later, they're both determined not to start anything up.) They're good at their jobs. Majima thinks he can help Sudou professionally, by which he means working through her issues so that she's again ready to find a boyfriend... i.e. someone else. "I am a professional counsellor. For me, there are no impossible projects. That's why I will find you a partner."
What's more, he's good at this. He gives sound advice and helps her have a conversation that she'd needed for five years. However, he's just as much the walking wounded as she is.
It's a strong character piece. (That's the streaming version, obviously. I'm expecting the TV version to be eviscerated and worthless.) Our heroes are thoughtful and analytical, yet also comedic in their strange assumptions and misunderstandings. That's true all the way to the last episode. When they look back in another ten years' time, they'll laugh at themselves here and call themselves children. It's a good journey. I'd recommend it.