Domestic Girlfriend is a popular Japanese manga series that was written and illustrated by Kei Sasuga. From April 2014 to June 2020, the Manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. All the chapters of the Manga were made into 28 volumes. Kodansha USA published the Manga in English, digitally.
From January 2019 to March 2019, an anime television series was made on the same Manga. It was produced by Diomedéa and it aired on the MBS’s Animeism block, from January to March 2019. The license partners of the series are Sentai Filmwork.
The series revolves around a young boy, who happens to fall in love with his own teacher. Unable to proceed with his love story, he goes out with his friends where he meets another young girl, with whom he gets into intercourse. Later, his father reveals to him that he wants to get married to a woman he has been dating for a long time. The protagonist is shocked to meet the woman who is going to be his father’s second wife since she is the mother of his teacher and also the girl he met.
|TV Series:||Domestic Girlfriend|
|Written by:||Based on Kei Sasuga’s Domestic girlfriend
|Running time:||January 12, 2019 – March 30, 2019|
|Directed by:||Shōta Ihata|
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Domestic Girlfriend is one of the most popular and successful anime of its time. The reasons behind its success are many, one of which is the fact that there aren’t many animes that are both romantic, and top-notch at the same time. The Domestic Girlfriend Manga has been written by Kei Sasuga and it was published by Kodansha. Its English publishers were Kodansha USA. Domestic Girlfriend was serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Magazine. It ran from April 23, 2014, to June 10, 2020, and has 28 Volumes. In addition to these 28 volumes, it also had some extra chapters to it.
The Anime television series based on the Manga has been helmed by Shōta Ihata and written by Tatsuya Takahashi. Its background score has been given by Masato Kōda. The studio involved in its production and making process was Diomedéa. The show was licensed by Sentai Filmworks and the original networks on which it aired were MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, AT-X, ATV. It aired from January 12, 2019, to March 30, 2019. It had 12 episodes in its first season.
The story of the series “Domestic Girlfriend” revolves around Natsuo Fuji, a high schooler who is madly in love with his teacher – Hina and is unable to let go of his feelings. As an attempt to move on, he goes to hang out with his friends as a chance to be introduced to some girls, and there he meets a girl named Rui Tachibana who invites him to sneak out with her. She brings him over to her house and suddenly asks him to have sex with her.
Natsuo feels shocked at first but later agrees with the thought of hopelessness of his current love and loses his virginity to Rui. The following day, Natsuo’s dad gives him the news of him planning to remarry and about introducing his prospective partner to him. When Natsuo’s new stepmom Tsukiko Tachibana arrives, she also arrives with her two daughters who turn out to be Natsuo’s love and his teacher- Hina Tachibana, and the girl he lost his virginity to – Rui Tachibana.
The story continues as a love triangle between Natsuo, Hina, and Rui where Rui has feelings for Natsuo and Natsuo has feelings for Hina. The Anime has a total of 12 episodes and has covered 72 chapters out of the 276 chapters from the manga written by Kei Sasuga.
The protagonist of the series is Natsuo, who is a teenager and a high school student. He wants to become a novelist someday. He falls in love with his teacher.
The character of Natsuo has been voiced by Taku Yashiro in Japanese and Austin Tindle in English.
The character of his teacher Hina Tachibana has been voiced by Yōko Hikasa in Japanese and Patricia Duran in English. The character of Rui Tachibana, the girl who falls in love with him and later becomes his stepsister, is voiced by Maaya Uchida and Natalie Rial in English.
The character of Momo Kashiwabara has been voiced by Haruka Yoshimurain Japanese and Hilary Haag in English. The character of Miu Ashihara has been voiced by Konomi Kohara in Japanese and Luci Christian in English. The character of Akihito Fujii has been voiced by Nobuo Tobita in Japanese and Mark X. Laskowski in English.
The character of Tokiko Tachibana has been voiced by Yurika Hino in Japanese and Carli Mosier in English. The character of Fumiya Kurimoto has been voiced by Takuya Eguchi in Japanese and Andrew Love in English. The character of Yuya Masaoka has been voiced by Takeaki Masuyama in Japanese and Courtland Johnson in English.
The character of Kazushi Kine has been voiced by Gakuto Kajiwara in Japanese and Mike Haimoto in English. The character of Reiji Kiriya has been voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa in Japanese and David Wald in English. The character of Shu Hagiwara has been voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa in Japanese and Adam Gibbs in English.
The show has had one season and the total number of episodes was 12. The episodes of the first season are “Will You Do It With Me, Here?”, “By Any Chance, Did We Do It?”, “Is It True, After All?”, “And… What About You?”, “Is It Okay… If I Fall for Him?”, “Right Here And Now, Try To Kiss”, “This Is What It Means To Go Out Together, You Know?”, “Then I Don’t Have To Be An Adult”, “Don’t Say That, Please?”, “Liar…”, “Are you sure?”, and “I’m sorry. I love you.”
Will there be a second season?
Makers of the show haven’t made any official statement about the making or release of its second season. Fans of the show are eagerly waiting for the second season and hoping for it to be released as soon as possible.