First visual key of the series
First visual key of the series

Ore Monogatari!!/俺物語!! or My Love Story!! is has an anime adaptation confirmed for the Spring 2015 lineup with Studio Madhouse (Paprika, Black Lagoon) animating it.

One of the shoujo manga genre, the story is about the unlikely romance between a big, ugly guy with a typically cute, pretty girl while a good looking friend of male lead is hovering between these two. Director is Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, Nana) who is famous for shoujo manga adaptations for anime works. The character designer Kunihiko Hamada, is also another veteran in the shoujo manga adaptation works, having worked on Chihayafuru and Nana. Music scoring will be done by Natsuko Takahashi (Moyashimon).

Confirmed castings are Takuya Eguchi (Kuroko’s Basketball), Makoto Sunakawa (Parasyte: The Maxim, Free!) and Rinko Yamato (Hunter x Hunter, PreCure!).

The manga first started in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret (aimed at young female readers) in November 2011. Seven tankubon volumes have been published so far and more than three millions copies printed out, underlining how popular the series is. Not only that, the manga won Best Shoujo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards and the top spot for female readers’ poll in “Kono Manga Sugoi! 2013”.

Many readers commented that the main reason they liked the story so much is because of the unlikely male hero instead of his more conventional, bishie good looking friend. Can this formula work in the anime too? We shall find out soon enough.

Via Official Site

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