Friday, December 24, 2010

[Ended] Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Refreshing

Having seen so much incestuous love in the typical anime, it's quite refreshing to see a story that is mainly based on hostile feeling between brother and sister.

The main plot of the story is based mainly upon the fact even though Japan is the home of Otaku, it is still considered mainly in the society as outcasts. What's interesting about this story in particular is the role reversal--instead of the brother, the little sister is the one being a closet Otaku. In a way, it kind of make sense, since female H-Game Otaku is probably amongst those that are deemed to be the most socially unacceptable of all.

Anyway, I digress, back to the anime itself. I've actually read some of the manga back when it was just starting to publish and thought it was an interesting yet very light topic. The anime, in my opinion, managed to render it into a much heavier subject. I think it's just that the anime always manage to dramatize things a lot more than manga could do (well, a well made anime that is). I haven't read much of the manga since the very early chapters, so I wouldn't know how well the anime actually followed the manga. The anime itself, in my opinion kind of neutered itself in the end for sequels, but if they do come up with a sequel, it'd be highly welcome.

One last word about the art, it wasn't nearly as apparent in the black/white manga as in the fully colored anime, but I can see some distinct similarities between this and GAINAX's Princess Maker 4.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 90 (Its focal point)
Comedy: 88 (Some are quite brilliant)
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 86 (Princess Maker 4?)
Sound/Music: 87 (Interesting)
Character: 93 (Intriguing)
Plot: 90 (Unique)
Ending: 82 (Wrapped up well)

Re-watch value: 60 (Could still be interesting)

Overall: 90 - Unique and Intriguing

Recommendation: I think this is probably one of the best comedy/drama of the year 2010. I'll soon be putting up my year in review post, but for the moment, it definitely will get award

Comedy/Drama of the Season for Fall 2010

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