My Sweet Tyrant / Akkun to Kanojo
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Short-Form
First Aired: Spring 2018, 25 short-form episodes
Summary: Nontan is head-over-heels for Akkun. The two high school students are technically dating but their relationship is far from normal. While Nontan expresses an interest in Akkun and is always attempting to do cute things for him, Akkun acts like he doesn’t even like her when they are together. When Akkun is alone or with his close friends, his true feelings come out. He is deeply in love with Nontan and everything she does. He admires her actions and can’t get enough of the delightful things she says.
My Sweet Tyrant begins with a relationship that appears problematic on the surface but ends up being deeper than that. It is always clear that Nontan cares for Akkun. On the surface it seems like Akkun is a verbally abuse boyfriend that doesn’t even like Nontan. As the episodes progress we see that Akkun is truly in love with Nontan and he just has a difficult time expressing his true feelings when he is with her. We get to know a few other couple throughout the series, which is also enjoyable to watch. The episodes run short at only three minutes a piece, but you really get to know everyone by the time the series is over.
You might enjoy this if: You want a quick and easy romcom without a huge time investment.
You might not like it if: You want more than simple back-and-forth interactions that make up entire episodes.
Similar Series: Engaged to the Unidentified, Garden of Words, Glasslip, High Score Girl, I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, Lovely Complex, The Master of Killing Time, My Love Story, One Week Friends
Note to the Viewer: The My Sweet Tyrant manga was launched in 2013 and has eight tankobon volumes released to date.
My Sweet Tyrant Clip