This whole thing is becoming one glorious but confusing mess of emotions, and I’m here for it!
At the close of episode 1, we got a bitter face-off between Maru and the boyfriend of his crush, Kachi. In the second episode, we learn that Kachi’s boyfriend only became an actor because of Maru and also only started dating Kachi to get some kind of twisted revenge on him. Learning this only steels Maru’s resolve to be the one who gets Kachi to accept his confession of love at the big upcoming festival. In order to do this, Maru enlists Kachi to write a play for the festival that will impress the audience and prove that he is the better actor.
Originally a light novel series, the series is up to 6 volumes as of February 2021. A manga adaptation has also been launched, with 2 volumes being released in Japan as of February 2021. The anime adaptation is being animated by Doga Kobo with Takashi Naoya serving as the director. Yoriko Tomita is handling the series composition. The series premiered on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, and will run for 12 episodes.
The next episode of Osamake premieres on Wednesday, April 28th.
Osamake airs at 9 pm Japan Standard Time and is streamed outside Japan almost instantly afterward at the following times:
Pacific Time: 5 am
Central Time: 7 am
Eastern Time: 8 am
The only place to legally watch this series is Crunchyroll. No other streaming service has announced plans to simulcast this series as of April 21st, 2021.
Osamake was not on a lot of radars before it premiered, but it seems to have gathered quite the following with its earnest tale of romance and revenge. It’s not the best-looking series that Doga Kobo has ever animated but it’s still charming and refreshing to see a series that will certainly not attempt to pull a swerve that involves the adorable best friend character getting shafted anyway despite the title of the series promising otherwise.