Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

Sueharu Maru, once a child actor, is now a high schooler with a peculiar problem. His first love, Shirokusa Kachi, a renown novelist, is dating someone else. This stings, as when he spent time with her before, he could’ve sworn that she was interested in him. He soon gets help from his childhood friend, Kuroha Shida, who ironically was shot down by Sueharu, as he didn’t see her as anything but a friend. Kuroha, claiming to know how it feels, decides with Sueharu to get back at Shirokusa, and make her regret leading him on. Only things become complicated when Shirokusa, after learning about the tragic death of Sueharu’s mother, reveals that she was one of Sueharu’s childhood friends as well! And if that isn’t enough, Maria Momosaka, a fellow child actor who also has the hots for Sueharu, enters the picture! Well, with three childhood friends to choice from, how can you lose? Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose has an interesting start, but doesn’t really do anything with it. The comedy is hit and miss, and most of the time I was waiting to start laughing. To the show’s credit, there are a number of nice emotional moments, that do endear you to the characters, but not enough to elevate the show above middling. Between the three girls, Shirokusa is far and away the best, to the point where you have to wonder, “Why is this even a competition”? This is not helped by Kuroha being petulant, lying to the MC about having amnesia at one point, or shooting him down for no good reason. Honestly, if a second season is made, I probably won’t watch it, I just don’t have the interest. If you want to check it out, I won’t stop you, but for me: Let The Childhood Friend Lose. It really won’t matter!

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