Valentine’s Day just whizzed past by and like always, I was the sad caricature of a single, 20 something trying to console myself for the lack of a love life by pretending to have a good day. Yes, I was jealous of my friends receiving chocolates from loved ones and going out to celebrate. So, I did what I do best and that is to sulk and watch anime.
While catching up on blog posts from some of my friends, I stumbled onto this blog which recommends watching “I don’t understand what my husband is saying”. Since it is such a quick watch, I decided to give it a try and to my surprise, it turned out to be so entertaining.
So, I don’t understand what my husband is saying is a slice-of-life comedy series that revolves around the relationship of an Otaku and his businesswoman of a wife (wink wink: is this what my future looks like?). Given the first episode talks about Hajime being an otaku and the whole episode briefs about what it is like being married to an otaku, I thought the entire series will be a parody of the same. However, the episodes thereafter mark a drastic change from the introduction episode.
What I like about the series is despite the time constraint, it focuses on developing characters and even involves conflicts in their idiosyncrasies. I like how they mix up the crazy factor between Hajime and Kaoru. It serves as a balancing act to not end up disliking the other character.
The nice addition is the cross-dressing younger brother of Hajime. He is hysterical with his timing and what I really admire is he, in no way being mocked. There are so many moments with Miki that stand out.
Then Kaoru’s father is also a nicely done character. I cant find the post but I read somewhere how he is the Gordon Ramsay version of a father!
Hajime and Kaoru genuinely seem to be in love and take each other’s flaws as a regular part of their lives. This is where the series wins your heart because, at the end of the day, we know the protagonists love each other unconditionally.
I can understand why the animation is, well if not poor then definitely not very good. since the series lasts under the 4-minute mark, it makes sense to not allot a huge animation budget.
Given how you only need to shelve out somewhere like a half an hour for one season, it a good series to watch. I would definitely recommend it.