Ever wonder how it would feel like to enter an otome game filled with the men you’ve only seen in fiction stories, games, and shows? Well, the life of Hoshino Anzu, the protagonist of Netflix’s newest romantic-comedy anime Romantic Killer (a.k.a The Anime of Every Otome Fan’s Dream) pretty much sums up the whole experience of living in an otome game with handsome men of every caliber lurking around you.
Want your enemies to lovers trope? You got it. Childhood friends to lovers? Romantic Killer has that too. Heck, even fantasy is included in the anime. Forced proximity? Oh you are in for one heck of a ride.
It is, quite literally, the whole experience. Romantic Killer’s subtle-yet-sure-hit humor is definitely worth the binge. But there is one lingering question, what could be so special about this anime that many anime fans are beginning to take notice of it?
What is Romantic Killer Anime About?
Romantic Killer is a new romantic-comedy anime on Netflix. It came out as one of the many Fall Animes of the year.
Romantic Killer is about the life of Hoshino Anzu and how her Otaku life suddenly turned into a life filled with romance and “chance” interactions. Anzu grew up as a gamer. Ever since she was young, she was already used to playing with boys her age, but unlike girls who squeal about their crushes and make themselves pretty, Anzu had no regard for romance or beauty. All she needed in life are three things: Games, Chocolates, and her cat, Momohiki.
One very unfaithful evening, Anzu’s life shifted. After ordering a game she has been waiting for for months, Anzu was very excited to get home. She stacked up on sweets and snacks so she could play the game she bought all night. However, when she turned the game on, a small… creature popped out of the game console. This is where it all began.
The wizard explained that Anzu was part of an experiment. An experiment that gave a chance to those who were incapable of finding love finally fills in the void romance has left in their hearts. After a lot of bickering, Anzu was practically left with no choice. As a part of the said experiment, Riri, the wizard, was tasked to take three of Anzu’s “distractions” from falling in love, and if you guessed chocolates, games, and Momohiki, you are right!
Anzu was devastated, but believe it or not, her life gets really really exciting. She meets (and is forced to live with) Kazuki Tsukasa, the school’s heartthrob, and eventually even gets to live with Hayami Junta, her childhood best friend. Every single day of their lives together, something new happens, and at the very end of the series, there is a pleasingly surprising twist.
Who are the Main Characters of Romantic Killer?
So far, there are four main characters in the Romantic Killer anime. They are as follows:
Hoshino Anzu – The gamer girl who refuses to fall in love. She was forced to take on the challenge of finding romance, but she is doing everything in her power to not give them what they want. The three main necessities of her life are Games, Chocolates, and her cat, Momohiki.
Kazuki Tsukasa – The school’s number one heartthrob (Ikemen) who has a surprisingly tragic past. After becoming friends with Anzu, he is forced to live with her under one roof because of a typhoon that wrecked his apartment.
Hayami Junta – He is Anzu’s childhood friend. His character is what you’d expect from a typical shoujo manga childhood best friend. He has been in love with Anzu for a very long time. He is charming, kind, sweet, and strong. Everything you could ever ask for in a man. Because of a robbing incident, Junta’s mom forced him to live with Anzu so she could protect her.
Koganei Hijiri – You know how every romance anime is supposed to have that one rich, bratty kid who is unexpectedly sweet and hardworking but he just grew up in the wrong environment? That’s exactly how you describe Koganei Hijiri. The kind of man who’d buy the world and flaunt his riches in front of you if he had to.
Riri – Yes. The magical wizard that was responsible for everything that happened to Anzu. Not gonna spoil anything so you get the viewing experience you deserve.
Is Romantic Killer About an Otome Game?
Technically, Romantic Killer is not about an Otome Game, but it definitely resembles one. The main plot of the story revolves around one female protagonist who is surrounded by extremely handsome men who are of different personalities.
She meets them through different means and interacts with them differently too. Well in some cases, it could be a simulation, but not a game. Anzu’s life is dictated by the choices that Riri, the magical wizard makes. In a way, because of the situations, she is forced to be in, it would somehow seem like an otome game.
Honestly, the plot of the story would be confusing and slightly questionable to those who have not watched it, but if you’ve played games like Tears of Themis before, then imagine that, but instead of the player doing the decision-making, it’s Riri, the magical wizard, who does it.
Is Romantic Killer Anime Good?
Yes. If you are looking for something light-hearted to watch after a dramatic anime or a heavy and bloody shounen anime episode (probably after watching Chainsaw Man), Romantic Killer is a great anime to cleanse your palate. It’s a really fun show to watch, and following the life of the protagonist as she tries to comprehend the emotions she feels after every “chance” encounter is a treat. Not to mention, the men are *chefs kiss.*
There isn’t any toxicity or heavy drama (aside from the last few episodes) in the season at all. All you have to do is sit back and relax as you watch Anzu stress over what kind of situation she’ll have to face head-on for the day, or which of her very attractive male leads will make her heart skip just one teeny tiny beat.
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