Jitsu wa Watashi wa

Jitsu wa Watashi wa (実は私は?, “Actually, I am…”) is a Japanese manga series by Eiji Masuda. It has been serialized in Akita Shoten’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion since 2013. An anime television series adaptation began airing July 2015.

Asahi Kuromine, a normal high school student who supposedly cannot keep a secret, finds his demeanor quickly challenged when he spots his classmate, Yōko Shiragami, unfurling a large pair of wings from her back. He learns that Yōko is a vampire, and that she is only able to attend a normal school on one condition: no one must discover her true identity, lest her father drag her back home. This secret becomes difficult to maintain, as Yōko herself is an airhead and Asahi’s friend Mikan keeps bullying the two of them. Later on, he discovers more girls in his school with secrets of their own: a tiny alien who rides a human-sized exoskeleton of herself, a werewolf capable of switching gender at any depiction of a moon, a thousand-year-old demon who secretly runs the school, and more who pose a challenge as Asahi tries to maintain Yōko’s secret.

It is the sort of plot you either like, or you don’t. I found it to be quite amusing. The point behind said plot is that the main character, Kuromine Asahi, is a terrible liar and honest-to-fault person, who I think a lot of people should aspire to be like, is put into terrifyingly amusing situations where he has to keep secrets to protect his comrades. A very honorable (yet childish) person. Though it does have similar jests in respect to other anime, it is nonetheless interesting. If you are looking for a slice-of-life anime, or a serious and/or malicious plot, you’re out of luck. If you’re a fantasy fan like me, and are interested in the supernatural, then this may or may not be for you, as it lacks the seriousness some people prefer in fantasies (i.e less comedy, more battle). But if you love anime without a greater goal, in other words, simple yet moving stories, then this anime might be a great opportunity for you.

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