Koikimo, also known as It's Disgusting to Call This Love, has been breaking bounds for love as it redefines what it is and how crazy or weird it could be and with the events of the previous episode, it brings us to Episode 5 with a release date and time so you can now set your countdown so you can watch it online with English subtitles.
Koikimo, animated by Studio Nomad is based on the josei manga series of the same name by Mogusu published in Ichijinsha's Comic POOL digital manga magazine since 2015 with seven tankōbon volumes compiled. The anime series has 12 episodes lined up this season in a single-cour.
Based on the manga series, Ryō Amakusa is a highly eligible bachelor, a womanizer, who meets the girl he finally thinks is the one through his sister, Rio. The close friend of Rio, Ichika Arima, took his heart into a whirlwind despite being turned off when he asked her for a kiss and a date on the very first day they encountered each other.
Warning! This portion may contain spoilers for Koikimo. Read at your own risk!
In Koikimo Episode 4, On This Holy Night, the holidays are approaching as well as the school trip. Rio, Ichika, and their friends are talking about love. When Ichika was asked, she described that the man he likes is exactly everything the opposite of Ryō.
Ichika and Tamaru had a conversation about Ryō and Ichika and she said they are not going out. Tamaru then came across Rio who asked him about what happened at the convenience store and if Ryō and Ichika were together that night. Tamaru grabbed the chance by asking her about Ryō and Ichika and said that Ryō has a hard crush on Ichika.
Later in the episode, Ryō met Ichika as Rio left Ichika there. Ichika, in turn, gave Ryō a present and thanked him for what he did when she was sick. Ichika gave him a tie clip which he immediately put on. Ryō seems extremely happy and he gave Ichika his present as well. When she opened it, it was a first-press limited edition of Forward World including an exclusive keychain and she bursts in happiness.
It was Rio all along, the one who gave them the idea for their Christmas presents and because of that, they went home and gave Rio a cake telling her they want to have a Christmas party with her. Ryō showed his cooking skills and it seems Ichika liked it so much.
Koikimo is available online for streaming on Crunchyroll who gives their premium access subscribers the privilege of having a one-week advanced release of the latest episodes of the animes in their roster for the rate of $9.99 a month, or $79.99 a year. They also release the episodes a week after for free.
Koikimo Episode 5, titled Pilgrimage, will have its release on April 26, 2021 for those who are subscribed to the premium access to Crunchyroll. On the same date, its previous episode, Episode 4, will also be released to the general public for free. Episode 5 will be on May 3, 2021 for free streaming on Crunchyroll.
Koikimo Episode 5 is scheduled for release at 10:00 PM JST. The release time will vary depending on your geographical location. The release time on your location is as follows:
Pacific Time: 6:00 AM PT
Central Time: 8:00 AM CT
Eastern Time: 9:00 AM EST
British Time: 2:00 PM BST
Koikimo Episode 5 brings us to a much closer Ichika and Ryō following their exchange of presents during Christmas and it seems that Rio is also orchestrating her brother and her friend to be together. On the other hand, it seems that Tamaru is not happy with what is happening between Ryō and Ichika. Do you think it’s really disgusting to call such love?