Oreshura

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Oreshura
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
The cover for the first light novel volume, featuring the main characters Eita Kidō and Chiwa Harusaki
俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる
(Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru)
Genre Harem, Romantic comedy, Slice of life
Light novel
Written by Yūji Yūji
Illustrated by Ruroo
Published by SoftBank Creative
Demographic Male
Imprint GA Bunko
Original run February 15, 2011 – present
Volumes 13
Manga
Written by Yūji Yūji
Illustrated by Nanasuke
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Gangan Joker
Original run July 2011April 2014
Volumes 7
Manga
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru 4-koma
Written by Yūji Yūji
Illustrated by Marimo
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Young Gangan
Original run October 21, 2011April 5, 2013
Volumes 2
Manga
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru+H
Written by Yūji Yūji
Illustrated by Shinya Inase
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Gangan
Original run October 25, 2011October 25, 2012
Volumes 2
Manga
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Ai
Written by Yūji Yūji
Illustrated by Mutsutake
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Gangan
Original run December 25, 2012August 24, 2013
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Directed by Kanta Kamei
Produced by Tatsuya Ishikawa
Written by Tatsuhiko Urahata
Music by Masatomo Ota
Studio A-1 Pictures
Licensed by
Hanabee
Original network Tokyo MX, tvk, CTC, TVS, TVA, RKB
Original run January 6, 2013March 31, 2013
Episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and Manga portal

Oreshura (俺修羅?), short for Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる?, lit. My Girlfriend and Childhood Friend Fight Too Much), is a Japanese light novel series written by Yūji Yūji, with illustrations provided by Ruroo. SoftBank Creative has published nine novels since February 2011. There have been four manga adaptations and an anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired from January to March 2013.

Plot[edit]

Eita Kidō enters high school with the goal of graduating with marks high enough that he can earn a scholarship to medical school. The fact that his parents divorced, found new lovers, and left him in the care of his aunt, he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day, the school's No.1 beauty, Masuzu Natsukawa, invites him to walk home with her. He quickly deduces that Masuzu is scheming something. It turns out Masuzu is tired of being the center of attention and receiving confessions on a nearly-everyday basis, so she suggests that she and Eita become a fake couple. Although Eita rejects, Masuzu blackmails him into becoming her boyfriend in name-only. News of the new couple rapidly spreads throughout the school and Eita's childhood friend, Chiwa Harusaki, who likes him, begins to vie with Masuzu for Eita's affections.

Characters[edit]

Eita Kidō (季堂 鋭太, Kidō Eita?)
Voiced by: Junji Majima (drama CD), Ryōta Ōsaka (anime)
Eita is the main character who aims to attend medical school after graduating from high school. He is very smart and always places at the top of the school exams. He has a strong distrust for love and romance because of his parents divorcing, finding new lovers, and abandoning him when he was in junior high school, thus calling himself "anti-romance". In the anime, he fell in love with and confessed to Masuzu, becoming a real couple with her in the final episode. His antipathy to romance also stems from the fact that it would interfere with his studying. It is revealed that during junior high school, he had teenage delusions and thought of himself as "Burning Fighting Fighter". However, Chiwa's accident caused him to abandon his delusions and decide to become a doctor. Despite having outgrown his teenage delusions, he sometimes backslides if he gets too emotional.
Masuzu Natsukawa (夏川 真涼, Natsukawa Masuzu?)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (drama CD), Yukari Tamura (anime)
Masuzu is Eita's "girlfriend". She is the school beauty who returned to Japan after spending nine years overseas. Like Eita, she hates romance, and is tired of receiving (and rejecting) confessions on a daily basis. Masuzu uses Eita's notebook from middle school, filled with embarrassing notes and scribbles, to blackmail him into pretending to be her boyfriend. She forms a club called "Maiden Society For Performing Your Own Life" where she studies how to become popular. When she is not with Eita, Masuzu presents a cold manner; but when she is with him, she is more outgoing, mischievous and cunning: she loves to use words to trick him. Like Chiwa, she is a terrible cook. Masuzu likes to quote scenes from the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. She eventually falls in love with Eita without actually realizing it, and becomes jealous when he interacts with other girls.
Since she is Eita's "official" girlfriend, Chiwa, Himeka, and Ai often join forces against her when battling for him. Her family lives in Sweden and her relationship with them, especially with her father, is complicated and has influenced her twisted personality. Masuzu's father took her away from her mother so that people of his acquaintance with a higher social standing would accept him. However, because of this she had to learn to act and present a false face to society, eventually causing her to suffer from an identity crisis.
Chiwa Harusaki (春咲 千和, Harusaki Chiwa?)
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (drama CD), Chinatsu Akasaki (anime)
Chiwa is Eita's childhood best friend. She is usually called "Chiwawa" (chihuahua) by her friends because of her petite physique and pair of twintails that resemble puppy's ears. She started attending the Kendo club in elementary school, but had to drop out the year before she entered high school due to a serious injury she suffered in a car accident. This event is the reason that Eita wants to pursue a medical career - so that he can help her recover fully from her injuries. She does not give up easily and constantly fights Masuzu for Eita's affections. She loves to eat and especially likes meat, but is a terrible cook herself. However, in the light novels she starts improving her cooking skill for Eita. She has had romantic feelings for Eita for years but was too shy to confess until Masuzu arrived in the picture. She finally confesses to Eita at the end of the fourth light novel, but is quickly interrupted by Masuzu and other girls. She dislikes seeing girls getting close to Eita but becomes fast friends with them.
Himeka Akishino (秋篠 姫香, Akishino Himeka?)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto
Himeka is Eita's "ex-girlfriend", who has a one-sided crush on him. Himeka has teenage delusions, believing that in a previous life she was "Burning Princess Saint Dragon Lady of Dawn". Having witnessed Eita reveal some of his teenage delusions, she believes that Eita and she were a couple in her previous life. When not immersed in her delusions, Himeka is really quiet and usually only answers questions by nodding. Other girls often call her "princess" (, hime?). After hearing of Ai's fake boyfriend story, she refers to Ai as the "Master of Love".
Ai Fuyuumi (冬海 愛衣, Fuyuumi Ai?)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano
Ai is Eita's "fiancée" and childhood friend whom he knew a year before he met Chiwa and who moved away ten years ago but has recently returned. Ai considers herself to be the one for Eita because she confessed to him while they were kindergarten and they even signed a makeshift marriage registration, making them engaged, although Eita didn't understand the concept of marriage. Ai has lied about having a boyfriend in college, and also keeps a notebook like Eita's. Nobody else except Kaoru knows about this. She often has delusions of herself and Eita as a couple. As a member of the student discipline committee, she attempts to stop Chiwa and Masuzu's club activities, but later decides to join the club to win Eita back.
Saeko Kiryū (桐生 冴子, Kiryū Saeko?)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka
Saeko is Eita's aunt whom he has lived with since his parents abandoned him. She works at a gaming company that makes mostly bishōjo games, is an expert with such games and always makes analogies of the real world to them with respect to girls. She is a workaholic who can survive long periods of time without sleep. Despite their protestations to the contrary, she knew immediately that Eita and Masuzu were not really a couple just by observation. She often gives Eita advice about getting along with girls and has even told him how to disengage himself from the other girls in case he has chosen one of them.
Kaoru Asoi (遊井 カオル, Asoi Kaoru?)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda
Kaoru is Eita's classmate and his best friend, who sat next to him until the seat change. Kaoru has known Ai since elementary school and calls her A-chan. While initially thought to be male, it is hinted in the story that Kaoru might actually be a girl, or in love with Eita. In the light novels, it is revealed that Kaoru is in fact a girl.
Mana Natsukawa (夏川 真那, Natsukawa Mana?)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama
Mana is Masuzu's little sister, who is seen with a bodyguard at all times. She wants her older sister to come back to Sweden, and even reports on her activities to their father. Even though her relationship with Masuzu is complicated, she seems to love her sister.
Miharu Misora (美空 美晴, Misora Miharu?)
Miharu is a character exclusive to the Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru+H spin-off manga. She is the daughter of a middle school principal, who tries to capture Eita's affections. It is later revealed, she had a childhood friend named Keita Fujinami, whom she thought of as a brother and perhaps more. However, when Keita confessed to Masuzu, she rejected him cruelly. The rejection affected him to the point that he transferred to another school leaving a depressed Miharu behind. When she heard that Masuzu now has a boyfriend, she seeks revenge for her beloved Keita by stealing Eita away from Masuzu, unaware that Masuzu and Eita aren't really dating. After learning of Miharu's motives, Eita confronts her about her feelings for Keita and she gives up on revenge. She later transfers to Tokyo hoping to reunite with Keita; Masuzu gives her an envelope filled with her rejected love letters to encourage her and an application form to join their club for when she returns.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru began as a light novel series written by Yūji Yūji, with illustrations by Ruroo. The first volume was published on February 15, 2011 under SoftBank Creative's GA Bunko imprint;[1] as of January 15, 2015, nine volumes in the main story have been released.[2] A spin-off novel was also released on February 15, 2013.[3]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation, illustrated by Nanasuke, was serialized between the July 2011[4] and April 2014 issues of Square Enix's Gangan Joker manga magazine. The series was compiled into seven tankōbon volumes published between December 15, 2011 and April 22, 2014.[5][6] A four-panel comic strip manga, illustrated by Marimo and titled Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru 4-koma (俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる4コマ?), was serialized in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine between October 21, 2011, and April 5, 2013. The series was compiled into two tankōbon volumes, released on July 14, 2012,[7] and January 12, 2013.[8]

A third manga, illustrated by Shinya Inase and titled Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru+H (俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる+H?), was serialized in Square Enix's Big Gangan between October 25, 2011, and October 25, 2012. Two volumes for Inase's manga were released: the first on July 14, 2012[9] and the second on December 22, 2012.[10] A fourth manga, illustrated by Mutsutake and titled Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Ai (俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる 愛?), was serialized in Big Gangan between December 25, 2012, and August 24, 2013. Its chapters were collected in one tankōbon volume, published on October 22, 2013.[11] Square Enix published an anthology volume on March 22, 2013.[12]

Drama CDs and radio show[edit]

Hobirecords released two drama CDs in 2011: the first on July 29 and the second on October 28.[13] An Internet radio show, titled Shuraba Radio and hosted by Chiwa Saitō and Junji Majima, started irregular broadcasts on April 28, 2011 and is produced by Hobirecords. A second radio show will begin broadcasting in December 2012 hosted by Chinatsu Akasaki and Ai Kayano.

Anime[edit]

An anime TV series adaptation, produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Kanta Kamei,[14][15] aired in Japan from January 6 to March 31, 2013. The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll, subtitled in English.[16] The opening theme is "Girlish Lover" by Chinatsu Akasaki, Yukari Tamura, Hisako Kanemoto and Ai Kayano, and the ending theme is "W:Wonder Tale" by Yukari Tamura.[17]

No. Title[a] Original airdate[18]
1 "The Start of My High School Life is a Battleground"
"Kōkō Seikatsu no Sutāto wa Shuraba" (高校生活のスタートは修羅場) 
January 6, 2013
A young boy called Eita enters high school aiming for the National University School of Medicine. Because of his parents' divorce and his goal, he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day Masuzu, the school beauty with the silver hair, who is just returned to the country, enters his life in a most unexpected way. Chiwa, his childhood friend since elementary school, will not let this go without a fight. 
2 "Starting a New Club is a Battleground"
"Atarashii Bu o Kessei Shite Shuraba" (新しい部を結成して修羅場) 
January 13, 2013
Chiwa confronts Eita about his new girlfriend, Masuzu. Chiwa tells Eita that she will be popular in no time and get a boyfriend. Masuzu makes a school club to help Chiwa become popular and ends up embarrassing Chiwa in front of other students. Masuzu tells Eita that she wants him to not look at other girls. 
3 "A Battleground over the Tears of a Childhood Friend"
"Osananajimi no Namida de Shuraba" (幼なじみの涙で修羅場) 
January 20, 2013
The new plan to make Chiwa popular is to expand on her past life, but how long can she keep up the ruse? 
4 "Fighting over a Guy is a Battlefield"
"Otoko no Tatakai wa Shuraba" (男の戦いは修羅場) 
January 27, 2013
Eita gets up early to spy on Chiwa's first date with Sakagami. Masuzu has the same idea but she is there to watch something else unfold. 
5 "The Truth of the Love Letter is a Battleground"
"Rabu Retā no Shinsō wa Shuraba" (ラブレターの真相は修羅場) 
February 3, 2013
Eita keeps finding new love letters in his shoebox, but before he can deal with them a new girl, Himeka Akishino, shows up and hugs him in front of Masuzu and Chiwa. 
6 "A Battlefield Where the Gray World is Cut to Shreds"
"Haiiro no Sekai o Kirisaku Shuraba" (灰色の世界を切り裂く修羅場) 
February 10, 2013
Eita and the others are forced to clean the pool after being caught by the hall monitors. Mana shows up once again and so does a red-haired hall monitor named Ai. 
7 "They're Only Summer Classes, But They Too Are A Battlefield"
"Kaki Kōshū nanoni Shuraba" (夏期講習なのに修羅場) 
February 17, 2013
The club is shut down by Ai. Eita attends summer classes, along with Ai and her childhood friend, Kaoru. Masuzu orders Eita to confirm that the boyfriend Ai talked about is fake. 
8 "Movie Theater Double Dates are a Battlefield"
"Eigakan W Dēto de Shuraba" (映画館Wデートで修羅場) 
February 24, 2013
In order to expose Ai's weaknesses, Eita and Chiwa join Kaoru and Ai in a movie double date. Chiwa and Ai end up arguing with each other as they supported opposing love rivals in the movie they watched. 
9 "Promises That Come Back are a Battlefield"
"Yomigaeru Yakusoku wa Shuraba" (よみがえる約束は修羅場) 
March 3, 2013
Eita reads Ai's delusional notes by accident. As an apology, Eita accompanies Ai to the local festival. Ai reveals herself to be Eita's childhood friend from kindergarten and that, according to their childhood promise, they are also engaged to each other. The club reopens with Ai joining as club adviser. 
10 "Summer Training Camp Meetings are a Battlefield"
"Natsu Gasshuku no Kaigi de Shuraba" (夏合宿の会議で修羅場) 
March 10, 2013
The club decides to go to the beach for their summer club activity. Chiwa asks Eita to accompany her to buy a swimsuit. Masuzu steps in to interfere with Chiwa and Eita's date, while Himeka and Ai follow Eita in secret. All of them end up spending time together. On their way home, they meet Eita's aunt, Saeko, who realizes that Masuzu and Eita's relationship is fake, and questions Eita about which girl he likes the most. 
11 "The Excitement The Night Before a Trip is a Battlefield"
"Gasshuku Zen'ya no Wakuwaku wa Shuraba" (合宿前夜のワクワクは修羅場) 
March 17, 2013
Saeko offers the girls a chance to save money on the trip by entering a marketing contest for her new game, and intentionally excludes Masuzu. She also explains why she thinks Eita and Masuzu's relationship is fake. As everyone prepares for the trip to the beach, Eita realizes that Ai, Hime and Chiwa have become good friends while Masuzu has been left out. Both Masuzu and Eita are also rattled by Saeko-san. 
12 "The Result Following a Scheme is a Battlefield"
"Bōryaku no Ketsumatsu wa Shuraba" (謀略の結末は修羅場[19]) 
March 24, 2013
The club goes on a trip to the beach and enjoy quality time together. Chiwa, Ai, and Hime decide to buy matching key chains or cellphone strap to symbolize their club. This makes Masuzu realize that she doesn't fit in and that she can't win the contest. She thanks Eita for all he has done and tells him that she will set him free after the contest. At the end of the episode, Eita is accidentally run over by Mana. They have a short conversation and Mana realizes that Eita likes Masuzu and thanks him for that. Eita asks her if anyone can stand being with a liar and Mana hints that only her accomplice would be able to do that. 
13 "A Battlefield that Leads to a New World"
"Atarashii Sekai e no Shuraba" (新しい世界への修羅場) 
March 31, 2013
The competition begins and when it is time for Masuzu's speech, Eita confesses to her and tells her that they have the worst personalities together but deserve each other. The couple share a kiss on stage as the other girls look on from the crowd. He has chosen the "battlefield route" instead of a "harem route" and so he attempts to make each of the girls hate him, so that they move on. Instead, Eita unintentionally inspires all three of the other girls to fight even harder to win his affections. Chiwa later steals a kiss. The episode closes with Chiwa and Masuzu each holding onto one of Eita's arms, indicating another love battle on the horizon, which includes Ai and Himeka. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる [Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru] (in Japanese). SoftBank Creative. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる9 [Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru 9] (in Japanese). SoftBank Creative. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる 6.5 [Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru 6.5] (in Japanese). SoftBank Creative. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ マンガ新連載 :「俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる」 人気ラノベのコミカライズ [Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Popular Light Novels Get Comic Version] (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. June 24, 2011. Archived from the original on June 27, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる(1) (ガンガンコミックスJOKER)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる(7) (ガンガンコミックスJOKER)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる4コマ(1) (ヤングガンガンコミックス) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる4コマ(2) (ヤングガンガンコミックス) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる+H(1) (ビッグガンガンコミックス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる+H(2) (ビッグガンガンコミックス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
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  12. ^ 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる コミックアンソロジー (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ "ドラマCD 俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる" [Drama CD Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru] (in Japanese). Hobirecords. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  14. ^ "OreShura Romantic Comedy Light Novels Get Anime". Anime News Network. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ "OreShura Romantic Comedy TV Anime's Ad, Staff Unveiled". Anime News Network. September 16, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream OreShura Anime". Crunchyroll. January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  17. ^ "MUSIC|TVアニメ「俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる」公式サイト" [Music | TV anime Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru official site] (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
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  19. ^ 第12話サブタイトル誤植の訂正とお詫び (in Japanese). Official. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
Notes
  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

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