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AT-X 2021

The story follows the relationship between Amakusa Ryou, a sex-crazed but highly eligible bachelor with a wandering eye for women, and Arima Ichika, an ordinary otaku high school girl who is close friends with Ryou's little sister Rio. Ryou and Ichika meet by chance one day, but Ryou's direct approach — asking Ichika for a kiss and a date on the same day they meet — is a complete turn-off for Ichika. Despite Ichika's disgusted reaction (or arguably because of it), Ryou is convinced that she is the one.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Koikimo

Koikimo - S1E6

#1 - Unrequited Love (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Ryo's coworker Arie has been working as long as he has and is a secret anime nerd. They get a little closer after they talk about some anime. Arie starts to realize that she has feelings for Ryo and invites him out to dinner with some other coworkers. Meanwhile, Ryo drives Rio to Ichika's house after he finds out she's spending the night there. Ryo gives Ichika's mother various presents, making her ask him to come inside, but...

The episode was rated 7.48 from 21 votes.

Koikimo - S1E1

#2 - He's Not Entirely Bad (Season 1 - Episode 1)

On a rainy day, the elite salaryman Amakusa Ryo almost falls down some stairs when he is saved by an ordinary high school girl named Arima Ichika. Ryo was dizzy from not eating breakfast, which worries Ichika and she offers him her lunch then runs off. Later when Ryo gets home, Ichika is in his living room and he finds out that she is actually his sister Rio's classmate. Ryo wants to thank Ichika for saving his life and offers to kiss her...

The episode was rated 7.53 from 30 votes.

Koikimo - S1E9

#3 - My Answer (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Kai and Ichika meet at the station on Saturday so that she can tell him her reply after he asked her out. Ryo coincidentally passes by and finds out the reason that Ichika seemed troubled lately is because Kai had asked her out. Meanwhile, Arie invites Ryo to dinner so that she can tell him how she feels. She brings up the fact that even if Ryo and Ichika did go out, their age gap might just make them both suffer, and then gently places her hand on his...

The episode was rated 7.55 from 22 votes.

Koikimo - S1E5

#4 - Pilgrimage (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Ichika and Rio go to Okinawa for a school trip. Masuda ends up coming along with one of his seniors at work to be their camera guy on their trip. Rio had been sending pictures to Ryo from their trip, which ends up reminding Ryo of Kai and he gets worried. Meanwhile, Ryo ends up picking up an anime keychain that his coworker Matsushima Arie had dropped and she asks him to not let anyone at work know about her hobbies, and he has something nice to say in return...

The episode was rated 7.62 from 21 votes.

Koikimo - S1E7

#5 - Love for Your Fave (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Kai goes to the bookstore to buy the new volume of "Forward World." When he gets there, he sees Ryo and immediately tries to avoid him. He remembers what Rio said about her brother to him and feels a little down, but when he goes in to grab one of the copies of the new volume, his hand touches Ryo's hand. Meanwhile, Arie manages to secure the new volume at another store and she runs into Ichika. They realize they have the same favorite character and end up bonding. On her way home, Arie is thinking of Ryo and she realizes something.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 18 votes.

Koikimo - S1E2

#6 - He Smelled Like Cologne (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Ryo gets home and he finds Ichika there wearing an apron. Ryo thinks he's daydreaming for a moment, but then he finds out Rio invited her as well as their other classmates, Satsuki and Ruri over. Satsuki and Ruri fall head over heels for Ryo. Meanwhile, Ryo's old friend, the photographer Masuda, hears rumors that Ryo had laid his hands on a high school girl and he tries to get to the bottom of this.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 28 votes.

Koikimo - S1E10

#7 - Being Prepared to Be Hurt (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Arie tells Ryo that even if she knows that he has a crush on someone else, she wants to do everything she can to get him to like her. Ryo considers the fact that if he went out with Arie, society wouldn't care, but if he were to actually date Ichika, their age gap may end up hurting her, so his heart starts to waver. But then, Masuda who was over at Ryo's apartment to have some drinks with him, also tells him he needs to stop being selfish and be a better person. Meanwhile, Ryo's father finally returns home, and...

The episode was rated 7.96 from 23 votes.

Koikimo - S1E8

#8 - The Person I Love Is... (Season 1 - Episode 8)

On the morning of Valentine's Day, Ryo is waiting by the front door like some pet waiting for their owner to come home. Ichika finally comes by and tells him that she spent days trying to figure out what to get him for Valentine's Day other than chocolate and she gives him something rather surprising. After getting to school, Ichika meets up with her friends and they exchange chocolates. Kai receives a message from Ichika asking if they can meet during lunch. Meanwhile, Arie also had prepared some chocolates and...

The episode was rated 8.00 from 21 votes.

Koikimo - S1E3

#9 - You're Just Messing With Me (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Ichika ends up slamming a volleyball into the face of her classmate, Tamaru Kai during gym class. She later goes to apologize to him when he's reading a book, but she realizes the book is connected to the anime that she loves, and Kai promises to lend her the series. That night Ryo meets up with Ichika at a convenience store so he can walk her home, and Kai also happens to be there. Ryo finds out that Kai is letting Ichika borrow some books. Kai tells Ichika that he'll see her tomorrow at school, but then Ryo calls him over.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 24 votes.

Koikimo - S1E4

#10 - On This Holy Night (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Ichika and her friends talk about romance in class as the time for Christmas and their school trip draws near. Ichika is asked what kind of guy she likes and tries to describe someone exactly the opposite of Ryo. However, Satsuki then points out someone who actually fits that description. Meanwhile, one of Ryo's coworkers hears him talking to Ichika over the phone and hears that he addresses her as "Ichika-san" as well as him telling her that he loves her...

The episode was rated 8.04 from 23 votes.


Last updated: jan 18, 2023


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