A few things I discovered through watching Mysterious Girlfriend X:
1. Saliva comes in a range of attractive colours, including strawberry pink and lemony yellow.
2. Hair-scruffing is hot.
3. People drool when they cry.
4. Women simply aren’t attractive unless they have dolls tied to their heads.
The Highlights of MGX include:
Episode 11: The Boyfriend is tricked into attending a festival with his former love interest, the two find themselves alone together in a room. We all knew what was going to happen next:
- She forces herself onto him.
- Girlfriend finds out. Break up.
- Episode 12= Moping.
- Episode 13 = Make up. End of series. Yawn.
But shockingly- none of this happened. Instead:
- Girlfriend (in robot costume) crashes the party.
- Spit-tasting contest.
- Both Girlfriend and former love interest wind up nude.
- Situation resolved. Next episode moves on with the story.
I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.
A handful of episodes featured these interesting dream sequences, with atmospheric lighting and this haunting, carnival-like music playing in the background (this music is played during other scenes too- including the hair-scruffing sequence above).
These were cool. Shame they didn’t feature as often as they should have.
Lowlight of MGX:
The awkward start of the relationship (a saliva-bond) is the only real low-point of the show. You’ll either quit or continue after episode one.
You get the feeling that somebody was trying to weed out the weak-stomached viewers as early as possible. Instead of easing us into the water slowly, the show plunges us straight into the deep end of the spit-pool.
Urabe’s eyes are hidden most of the show, but when we do see them- her irises and pupils aren’t bigger than her head. Makes a nice change from what we’re used to seeing in Japanese cartoons. Soul-stealing eyes aren’t necessary to make a character endearing, after all.
At the time of typing – MGX is freely available through: http://www.crunchyroll.com/mysterious-girlfriend-x
Clear the hurdle that is animated saliva- and you should really start to enjoy the show by episode 5. If you fail to clear that hurdle- things won’t get any easier for you.