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Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「Taste of Paradise」 by 喜多村英梨 (Kitamura Eri)
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「兄と妹のヨコシマな日常」 (Ani to Imouto no Yokoshima na Nichijou)
“A Brother and Sister’s Wicked Days”

The romantic comedy that plays up the incestuous angle without being incest is surprisingly more entertaining than its manga counterpart. I attribute that primarily to Kitamura Eri bringing out all the perverted silliness in Takanashi Nao, along with with relatively high production values on ZECXS’ part. With Inoue Marina as the childhood friend rival Tsuchiura Iroha, who’s slated to arrive next episode, things should get even more out of hand… in a good way. Much like I described in the Winter 2011 Preview, this premiere episode quickly reveals that Nao was adopted after her parents passed away in a car accident, and how she lost her memories prior to be taken in by the Takanashi family. Leading up to that, we’re shown the extremes of her brotherly complex and how she enjoys teasing her perverted older brother Shuusuke (Toyonaga Toshiyuki) and giving him opportunities to take advantage of her. It sounds like a pretty stupid premise, and while the rational side of me agrees with that statement, it serves its purpose for an anime that I’d watch primarily for kicks. If you’re okay with jokes of the sexual variety, then scenes with Shuusuke’s mountain of porn and Nao’s fantasies may just strike a comedic chord. Clearly, this series isn’t striving for a lot of depth much like most comedies don’t, so keeping that in mind will have a direct effect on how much enjoyment you get out of it.

As I’ve already mentioned back in the preview, I’m not a fan of the overly slender character designs with long arms and big hands. Be that as it may, it’s still not enough of a showstopper for me to rule out watching it since they aren’t that bad. After all, if I were to take such a shallow stance with anime character designs, I would’ve never watched Kanon and CLANNAD, both of which feature big wide eyes on stubby faces where their mouths almost meet their lower eyelids, and missed on some really good series. Compared to faces that get much more screen time, I can put up with some long arms without a problem. The humor on the other hand works a lot better animated, as the awkwardness is more prevalent with shaky voices and exaggerated reactions, particularly when we get inside Nao’s sex-ridden mind. That same appeal should be further exubrecated by Iroha next time, who’s just as messed up except there isn’t any sort of incestuous pretense holding her back. Nao’s request to her parents to keep the act with Shuusuke was for her personal brocon excitement, but sort of backfires against her when Iroha leverages it for her own goal of getting into Shuusuke’s pants. Again, it sounds ridiculous because it’s intended to be, which for that very reason, has me looking forward to hearing Marina voice some pretty risqué lines such as offering to help Shuusuke masturbate. Remember when she and Eri had respectable roles? Well, that’s not happening when Iroha and Nao are here to show us the extremes of female perversion. In some ways, their advances are akin to Yamada‘s in B Gata H Kei, so if you have an idea of what that entailed, then you can expect something similar here.

Judging from what I’ve seen, I’m hesitant to say that this series is anywhere remotely close to kiss x sis’ take on the non-blood-related sibling relationship, though it’s easy to see how it shares a lot of similarities. Take out the younger brother Keita and replace him with an older one named Shuusuke who sounds just like Mikado when he’s around Anri and voila, you have a male protagonist who’s trying hard to fight his desires for two girls who don’t make it easy for him. Personally, my plan is to continue following this series since I was amused by seeing the first bit of the manga I read come to life and realized how much better it is. I’d normally hop on covering it regularly since not many people (let alone bloggers) bother to delve into a show of this nature, but I’m pretty keen on cutting back my load this season, so you’ll hear my thoughts on it in the monthly posts we have planned.


ED Sequence

ED: 「アリアリ未来☆」 (Ariari Mirai ☆) by 喜多村英梨, 井上麻里奈, 荒浪和沙 (Kitamura Eri, Inoue Marina, Aranami Kazusa)
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January 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • January 9, 2011 at 1:25 pmAndré

    I agree. Nice first episode. Much better than what I thought it would be.

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:27 pmUFO

    Despite the antic of the little sister can be funny at times, I cant help but want to strangle her neck for having the nerve to look for porn in her brother room and want to throw all out except for incest porn. Also when she just went in his room and unpluged the PC power, it just pissed me off.

    • January 12, 2011 at 12:02 pmsealouse

      Still not as bad as Kirino

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:33 pmretake09

    lol kitamura eri. i guess ill try this anime out

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:34 pmnerdzo

    -still trying to get used to character designs-

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:39 pmalex

    it was nice

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:44 pmTorint

    Isn’t this the third incest-based romance in as many seasons now?

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:48 pmewok40k

    It’s like B-H Yamada with brocon… and another one waiting to appear soon as a rival!
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:52 pmpsybass

    this series fucked up Completely =\

    • January 9, 2011 at 1:59 pmTakaii

      But.. it’s not incest! (I’m a good person, really)

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:58 pmTakaii

    I think I’m in the minority when I say the art style looks okay. I would even say that I like it. From the preview post, I was sure that I’d have a serious issue with the body proportions – but when everything is said and done I’m fine with it.

    Maybe it’s just because Kitamura’s voice is oozing out of the main girl. I don’t like the extra pantsu though. :3

    • January 9, 2011 at 5:15 pm0927123

      I like the art. It’s just that some people are too picky. It’s good that they adapted it pretty good in terms of the artwork, can’t say anything for the story adaptation though(haven’t watched it :(, read the manga though).

  • January 9, 2011 at 2:09 pmFX102A

    You’re not the only one, I got to really like the character designs and art style as I watched it. Guess I found my slightly perverted romantic comedy for this season; really looking forward to next ep.

    Also, if Shuusuke didn’t save at multiple points of the game then its his own fault.

    Is there a hidden message behind those bird mosaics?

  • January 9, 2011 at 2:32 pmTablespoon

    It’s pretty much “Ore No Imouto…” with the sister’s bro-con switch turned on full. Liked it more than I thought I would!

  • January 9, 2011 at 2:43 pmDa5id

    My first thought when seeing the female character designs was “Man, these girls need to get some sleep. Look at the bags under their eyes! Also, eat something, they’re like twigs!”

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:30 pmAznCoffee

      HAHA I know right? It’s that extra line under their eyes. (though you can’t see them when they’re all zoomed out like in the screep caps)

      Their “battered look” bothered me soooo much. D: Though the show itself was pretty funny.

      I’m glad they wear shoulder covering clothes most of the time.

      • January 11, 2011 at 4:52 pmGaze of Providence

        Indeed, lines are used to add detail to an object, here, they applied lines unnecessarily and is just damned distracting.

      • January 11, 2011 at 5:48 pmDa5id

        I just had a disturbing thought:

        What if the protagonist beats them and deprives them of sleep and food off screen?! That’s why the OP and ED have no variety!!! And why they look bruised in parts of the ED!

  • January 9, 2011 at 3:18 pmoutcast

    I’m glad you gave this series an introduction. I don’t know the source material but judging from this one ep. This is going to be an entertaining show with crazy antics/situations.

  • January 9, 2011 at 3:31 pmNecoDelero

    Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but the girl in Shuusuke’s eroge is voiced by MAKO, who is also the voice of aspiring eroge seiyuu Kanna in Koe de Oshigoto. Reference or coincidence?

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:44 pmDivine

      MAKO also starred in Sore wo Kakeru Shoujo and had a support role in Kyou no Go no Ni, so she’s not an eroge specialist if that’s what you’re implying.

      • January 10, 2011 at 6:36 amNecoDelero

        No, thats not what I meant. Judging from your reply I guess you don’t know about Koe de Oshigoto? It’s a manga/anime about a girl who starts working as an eroge seiyuu at her sister’s company. Said girl is also voiced by MAKO. Considering that MAKO really didn’t have a lot of roles in her career, despite having her first lead role in 2005, I thought it was a bit odd for her to be voicing a character in an eroge of all things, especially since the Koe de Oshigoto OVAs are currently being released.

        But again, I might be reading too much into this.

      • January 12, 2011 at 9:36 amDivine

        I watched it.

    • January 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm♕Croosboy♕

      i want some of my books/manga to be pilled up under my bed

  • January 9, 2011 at 3:45 pmKarmafan

    I’m gonna pass on this series. I’m tired of these incest tease series’s or in Yosuga No Sora there was no tease. It ended up being the real thing. These kinds of series are probably why the new anime law was passed in the 1st place.

  • January 9, 2011 at 3:52 pmMcTricky

    I have to admit that I did enjoy watching more than I should have. I mean, I did see the whole being adopted thing from a mile away, so technically, it really isn’t incest. Heck, even Shuusuke knew that.

  • January 9, 2011 at 4:14 pmGaze of Providence

    Christ, the character designs were fine in the manga, but somehow it is just plain awful to me in animated form.

  • January 9, 2011 at 4:34 pmGX-9901

    pretty good for a first ep. long limbs will only bother you at first, but it will eventually grow on you as you watch it. thanks for introducing this series to us Divine. another one for the winter season. (this + KNT2 + IS)

  • January 9, 2011 at 4:37 pmLitho

    The manga sorta sickened me (stopped reading somewhere after the childhood friend/nutter showed up), so I doubt the anime will be my thing.

    I remember this ep from the manga, though … funniest character was the dad when he decided to ‘confiscate’ his son’s porn (no idea if the anime showed that bit or not)

  • January 9, 2011 at 6:15 pmZanibas

    Am I the only one who finds the ED ridiculously catchy?

  • January 9, 2011 at 6:46 pmavexmode

    I read the manga. Can’t wait for the 3rd girl to show up. A lot of Lulz waiting to happen.

    • January 10, 2011 at 1:37 amZeross

      i wont spoil here, but kondo is realy amazing and i enjoyed the manga so much more once she got there.

  • January 9, 2011 at 8:30 pmexia

    I think I will like this more than Oriemo. I don’t care about the char designs, I actually think they are Moe in their own way.

  • January 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm♕Croosboy♕

    omg i comment on the wrong place. anyway
    i want my books to be pilled up like that.
    “Blood related relation is nice but it doesnt have any future” wonder if the author of ore no imouto hears this.
    i would really laugh if they have the same director.

  • January 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm0927123

    Uh Divine or anyone. How’d you make the full body shots of some of the screenies? Thanks!

    • January 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm♕Croosboy♕

      go to randomc’s irc chat room someone might answer your question

    • January 9, 2011 at 9:41 pmTakaii

      The secret is about knowing how to manipulate time-space. According to Nagato and Asahina, time space is merely different patches of “time” on top of each other.
      After learning the secrets to travel through time (and space), I learned the secret of how one can force their hands through their monitor and into 2d.

      From there it gets real simple.
      Show Spoiler ▼

    • January 10, 2011 at 5:55 am0927123

      lol at Haruhi reference. Ah, so it’s still manual work. Okay thanks!

    • January 12, 2011 at 9:37 amDivine

      Photoshop helps a lot too.

  • January 9, 2011 at 9:50 pmKaitune

    I can’t quite overlooked the weird character design in a fanservice show. If it is any other genre it would be okay although I still wouldn’t like it. (I check the manga just to see if the character designs are similar. It looks much better in the manga for some reasons… I could even call the sister ‘cute’ even though I still wouldn’t find her very sexually appealing.)

  • January 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    What do you mean by “cutting back my load this season”?…-_-

  • January 9, 2011 at 10:38 pmNhelraios

    Ugh. Not liking it one bit, Ill pass on this. :(

  • January 10, 2011 at 12:02 amP0NCH

    Might give this a shot :)
    I haven’t watched Kanon or CLANNAD for those exact reasons lol, though I do plan on watching them at some point.

  • January 10, 2011 at 12:13 amDragonHunter

    This show is like Kiss x Sis combined with My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute. Probably I will watch this.

  • January 10, 2011 at 12:15 amjingoi

    Is there going to be a uncensored broadcast?

  • January 10, 2011 at 1:45 ammika-chan

    This show is ok, i have fun watching like Beelzebug it but the birds are annoying like hell, there is no need to put in them. ::|

    • January 10, 2011 at 3:44 amvak0160

      I liked those birds though, they’re cute in a way.

  • January 10, 2011 at 1:49 amMondd

    Wow these character designs are horrendous, even for anime.

    Also, she’s not really his sister? Dropped. Even in hentais they do this. Why? It like destroys half the sexiness and tension

  • January 10, 2011 at 4:36 amamado

    I read the manga, only because it supposedly had a yandere…
    but since you said its much more interesting… maybe but probably still not

  • January 10, 2011 at 6:07 amShirt

    Okay, I’m down.

  • January 10, 2011 at 9:21 amGermanguy

    Sry, not my Type. “My Sister can’t be that cute” Was funny at beginning, then the Mood began to change.. Here is the beginning not even funny. To much Bro con Jokes…

    or “my Sister can’t be that cute” from other side..

  • January 10, 2011 at 10:20 amSilentmanX

    If you are thinking of blogging this Divine, don’t

  • January 10, 2011 at 12:04 pmpedobear

    Blog this for the love of imouto. I thought this anime won’t get on my list but they did justice to its animation as good as possible, this can be a good past time until the Ore no Imouto real ending arc.

  • January 10, 2011 at 12:21 pmcshin9

    I say, lighten up your blogging load.

  • January 10, 2011 at 1:16 pmSwift

    I can’t imagine standing in front of my parents trying to explain butloads of hidden porn. =_=

  • January 10, 2011 at 2:14 pmMad_Dog

    This show is defiantly a keeper to watch. please keep blogging it!

  • January 10, 2011 at 6:06 pmScott

    I would normally never watch one of these shows, but for some reason, I really like this type of art style and the humor isnt that bad either. I like!

  • January 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm0927123

    For those of you that have read the manga.
    Show Spoiler ▼

    And thanks Divine for at least giving your thoughts to this anime! many thanks!

  • January 10, 2011 at 6:45 pmLuvo

    Where can I see this anime at?

    • January 11, 2011 at 4:54 pmGaze of Providence

      Every poster here is from Japan, and as such, we watch this anime in our local Japanese television channel.

      Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 11, 2011 at 1:38 amna2niet

    This is not my type of anime!characters are so small,they’re just like kids!

  • January 12, 2011 at 10:17 amlololi

    seems funny, but character design turns me off~

  • January 12, 2011 at 10:17 amlololi

    bunch of ugly skeletons walking around

  • January 12, 2011 at 2:10 pmSis Just Got Real

    Kore wa onii-chan no pantsu!

  • January 13, 2011 at 2:36 amKirino

    It’s true. If I was concerned with character design, I would’ve already lost it with Minami-ke’s teardrop mouths.