Anime has given us schools to train heroes, witches, wizards, demons, and whatnot. Now it’s time for married couples in the upcoming More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers anime.
The protagonists are Jiro and Akari, two people who can’t tolerate each other but are paired up for couples training by their school. As if that wasn’t enough, their respective crushes are made a couple for the training, shattering all of Jiro and Akari’s dreams and fantasies.
If it doesn’t sound like a chaotic rom-com already, then this promo video for More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers anime will convince you otherwise.
The trailer is filled with cute and hilarious scenes of Jiro and Akari pretending to be a wholesome married couple. Why are they faking it, though? Because that will grant them a better rank and enable them to switch partners.
Think of it as a fake relationship trope coupled with the marriage of convenience and personal benefit. This is the most accurate explanation of the pair’s behavior and the motive behind it all.
However, the video also glimpses various scenes where Jiro and Akari seem like they’re genuinely in love. Do you think this silly training might actually result in them becoming a real couple?
Well, the only way to find out is to either start reading the manga or wait for the anime’s premiere in October. I suggest you do both because the story is so hilarious that you won’t get bored.
If you’re looking for a romantic comedy set in a high school with polar opposite protagonists, this is the one for you.
Also, if you’re impatient and can’t wait until the debut, start reading the manga already!
About More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers
More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers is a manga by Yūki Kanamaru. It was launched in the Young Ace magazine in 2018. An anime adaptation was aired on October 9, 2022.
Jirou is a gamer and Akari is a gyaru. Both are classmates but don’t like each other. They are forced to live together like a couple during their school’s marriage training program.
Their only way to escape is to fake their act so that they can get good ranks and change partners.