Got plans for Valentine’s Day? No? Does the thought of getting back into dating give you cold feet? Don’t panic—Atom.com has got you covered with its newest original web series My Anime Girlfriend.
The four-episode series, created and directed by Daniel J. Powell, premiered last week on the Comedy Central web video portal. The series features Saturday Night Live‘s and King of the Hill‘s Abby Elliott as the voice of the lovely animated japanese cartoon character Yuruki, who helps Sid (played by Patrick Shepard) ease back into the dating game. It’s like Cool World, but even creepier. From the show page:
Sid is getting back in the dating game, and his friend John has the perfect girl for him, Yuruki. She’s cute, fun, and extremely animated. If anything, maybe too animated.
In the first episode we learn that the self effacing Yuruki is actually a bad ass assassin, and a great confidence boost for Sid. The series promises jokes playing up Japanese stereotypes and anime tropes taken to absurdity.