Every girl is a mystery when you’re a 16-year-old boy, but Mikoto Urabe is in another league. She carries scissors hidden in her panties. She sleeps on her desk every day. She seems to have no friends whatsoever. But none of that can compare to what happens when Tsubaki Akira decides on a whim to taste a drop of her drool while Urabe sleeps. From that moment onward, things between Urabe and Akira are never the same, and the mysterious girl slowly becomes Akira’s mysterious girlfriend. Along with their friends Ueno Kouhei and Oka Ayuko, Akira and Urabe try and navigate the minefield of high school first romance and all the strange things that happen along the way. – My Anime List
Based on 20 review scores:
The Cajun Samurai
So, yeah…these issues were pretty glaring, but they are by no means a deal breaker for this production. Director Ayres has given us another good product, giving it a true spit and polish shine. Yes, I went there. Why? Because I could.
This show is definitely not for everyone, but it definitely is one that can be enjoyed. Urabe And Tsubaki have a relationship that isn’t based on looks or status, but rather it’s based on their overall communication through their exchange of drool and their overall dedication to each other, even though it can be tedious at times. I believe that the main message behind the show is that a relationship doesn’t have to fit a certain criteria. It can have it’s shortcomings and fetishes, but in the end all that matters is it’s content of trust and sincere love. A couple will definitely experience difficulties, but as long as both partners are willing to accept their mistakes, it can progress. This show portrays a relationship that is rarely seen, and given that, it’s definitely one to be cherished. Tsubaki is only human, and Urabe accepts that. I really loved this show, and I will definitely wait a long as I have to for a second season.
I should state that I would never show this to a kid since a lot of the themes are rather adult, from the body fluids and the light sub/dom themes.
Overall, the series is heartwarming and humorous, and I think by the end of the series you will find yourself rooting for the couple to continue growing together long into their mysterious future.
Sleepless Ronins Reviews
I ended up wanting more, I really came to like it. It’s worth your time to check out.
I think it’s fair to say that, as short as the series is, it’s perfectly formed and highly recommended.
What it boils down to is that Mysterious Girlfriend X is a strange show. It definitely has some odd idea floating around with the whole drool thing, and yet it tackles some extremely common ground with a mature, refined and refreshing take. Mysterious Girlfriend X is probably not for everyone, but for those that do end up be taking by its mysterious, unique style in both story and artistry, there is a great show to be had. The mere idea that this show can cover high school relationships and be so refreshing and unique is an accomplishment in and of itself. We give this series a B+Grade.
Anime News Network
Aside from the drool factor, the biggest knock against the series so far is that it advances rather slowly and methodically – perhaps too much so. For this one, though, the course the story takes is much more important than its destination, and for the most part it is a fun, if strange, excursion.
In any case though, MGX is still a well made and highly enjoyable show. It has fun characters, a uniqueness that goes beyond its premise and an effective aesthetic that makes up for the show’s relative simplicity. I happily recommend MGX to all of you looking for something a bit quirky or who like a good romance, if you can tolerate the premise of course.
Anime is certainly an interesting medium isn’t it? Where else can you find an adolescent love story centered entirely around drool? Mysterious Girlfriend X is a one of a kind anime series that tackles a number of relationship aspects from a brand new angle and features beautiful retro animation designs that look wonderful on Blu-ray. Unfortunately it’s crawling pace, inability to provide meaningful development, and hit and miss voice acting make this strange series one with plenty of style but not much substance… outside of drool of course.
My Anime List
I reccomend everyone to watch this anime, and not to give up in the first episode.
This series is very short. Just 13 episodes. A total of 4 hrs 20 mins. I saw it in a single stretch and felt very disappointed when it got over. It was that quick.
Overall, Nazo no Kanojo X is a pretty great anime, which I feel should be enjoyed by everyone. However, I understand that not all will be able to get over the DROOL, which is understandable. If anything, it that is a failure on the part of the show, not the viewer. Taking this into mind, I have lowered my rating for the anime accordingly.
If you can survive episode one Mysterious Girlfriend X is an interesting addition to the romance genre of anime, mainly for its interesting, memorable characters and unusual execution. This isn’t one for non-anime fans unless you would like to see how weird anime can get.
Most of the episodes are far less weighty – a couple are outrageously thin – but overall the show is funny. At best it’s actually touching, as the saliva comes to stand not just for gooey mechanics of sex, but for all the communications in a budding romantic relationship. By the later episodes, with a witty, well-played love rivalry and our Romeo and Juliet in crisis, you could be watching an old-school anime romcom like Kimagure Orange Road… only a bit wetter around the mouth.
Those who have never watched this series will likely cast a wary glance at it. After all, every piece of media describing the story focuses on this weird bond of spit that Mikoto and Akira have. Of course, just focusing on that aspect fails at explaining the honest teenage romance tale that is presented. The story is far sweeter and revelatory than it appears to be. As long as you can look past the more ridiculous elements, Mysterious Girlfriend X is very much worth your time.
If you can make it beyond its initial nauseating weirdness, Mysterious Girlfriend X is a visually attractive and largely enjoyable tale of puberty.
In all, it is definitely not your average ecchi comedy or school romance but it fails to keep you interested for more than a few episodes, and the whole drool thing can easily turn you off. A distinctive show thanks to its hidden themes but far from great for messing up its priorities. The themes end up being more important than both the characters and the story, thus it is very easy to be bored and drop it midway.