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8th ‘You Were Experienced, I Wasn’t, And This is How We Started Dating’ Anime Episode Previewed

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The light novel to anime adaptation pipeline continues as another work has been revealed with Keiken Zumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai Suru Hanashi, aka You Were Experienced, I Wasn’t, And This is How We Started Dating). The light novels come from writer Makiko Nagaoka which began in 2020 and has five volumes out as of the September 2022 announcement. A manga adaptation began in 2022 and has its first volume out in December 2022 as well from Noyama Carpaccio.

The TV series saw an October 6th, 2023 debut and it’s localized under the name Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me with it going live the same day at 10:30 am ET through Crunchyroll. Now, the production has rolled out the first preview of the eighth episode which is out on November 24th, 2023 below.

It will be directed by Hideaki Oba based on the scripts overseen by Hiroko Fukuda. Yosuke Ito is handling the character designs with ENGI working on the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Ryūto Kashimari, Saori Ōnishi as Runa Shirakawa, Aoi Koga as Maria Kurose, Ayaka Fukuhara as Nikoru Yamana, Tomori Kusunoki as Akari Tanikita, Fukushi Ochiai as Yūsuke Ichiji, Daisuke Sakaguchi as Ren Nishina, and Tomoaki Maeno as Shūgo Sekiya.

The theme song side is set with Maaya Uchida performing the opening theme song “Love You Tender!,” while the band AliA will perform the ending theme song “Kakurenbo.”

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The story deals with Ryūto Kashima, a gloomy social outcast, and Runa Shirakawa, a popular girl at school. Their relationship begins when Ryūto has to ask Runa out as part of losing a game, and she ends up going out with him after saying “Well, I’m free right now, after all.” They have completely different social circles and completely different hobbies, but as they hang out with each other, they begin recognizing and even accepting those differences as something to bond over.

Previous promos and visuals:

© 長岡マキ子 / magako / KADOKAWA / キミゼロ製作委員会
© 長岡マキ子 / magako / KADOKAWA / キミゼロ製作委員会
© 長岡マキ子 / magako / KADOKAWA / キミゼロ製作委員会
© 長岡マキ子 / magako / KADOKAWA / キミゼロ製作委員会
© 長岡マキ子 / magako / KADOKAWA / キミゼロ製作委員会
© 長岡マキ子 / magako / KADOKAWA / キミゼロ製作委員会

 

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