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Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. – 05

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Kirino wants (k)YOU(suke) to be her boyfriend.

「俺が妹の彼氏なわけがないし、俺の妹に彼氏がいるわけがない」 (Ore ga Imouto no Kareshi na Wake ga Naishi, Ore no Imouto ni Kareshi ga Iru Wake ga Nai)
“I Can’t Be My Little Sister’s Boyfriend and My Little Sister Can’t Have a Boyfriend”

Shironeko has appeared! All is satisfied! Kirino fans rejoice at the increased amount of affection, but Kuroneko fans also cheer as numerous amounts of hint-bombs satisfy their need for more cute sophistication! However, this episode was flawed by the sudden drop in animation quality, where face were badly proportioned and the overall crispness of the show was dented. Let’s dive in and look at these issues, shall we?

 

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OP5: 「Reunion」 by ClariS

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Kirino is so close to the happiness she seeks, yet continues to push it away with excuses and physical abuse.

Hopefully last episode didn’t leave people in too much of a rush–it’s been clear that Kirino was asking Kyousuke a favor to avoid another awkward encounter. This time it happens to be her modelling agent who’s bent on making Kirino into a supermodel of models, where even 500 thousand yen is not an issue in convincing Kirino. As such, the process of Oreimo’s story repeats once more–Kyousuke has to deal with Kirino’s grateful yet biting personality as he sticks up for her, while Kirino herself has to find the strength not to be completely mean to her caring brother. Everything is pretty standard, except this time…a subtle difference permeates the air of this specific situation.

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Click for some full-sized fashionable goodness!

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She is a master of living out multiple lives after all.

Though just as physically violent as she’s always been as well as releasing sporadic amounts of affection before quickly covering it up, a different side of Kirino is beginning to show itself. If you notice throughout the episode, we actually don’t see much of Kirino’s manager on their date. Even though there is a possibility that their manager was stalking them, the show hints that this wasn’t the case. While both of them were probably fueled by overt paranoia, I suspect that one of them had deeper intentions going into this opportunity. After all, if Kyousuke realized that the coast was clear, what incentive would there be for him to continue putting up this act?

Kirino wanted this date to go nicely, specifically because it was a chance, or rather an excuse to be closer to Kyousuke. It was a chance to have a comfortable upper hand over Manami who she perceives as having stolen Kyousuke away from her (or so I guess). It was a chance for her to catch up to Kuroneko, making up for all the lost time she had in America. There are so many other ways that Kirino could’ve gone about resolving this situation, but she chose this one above all others, because, as with every other request she’s made, it acted with double purpose, allowing her to force herself to be close to the brother she cares about.

 

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It’s understandable why Kirino has such resentment, but this was a dick reaction, if I say so myself.

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Movies are stereotypical, but there’s a reason why people still choose them as a good date idea.

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One on hand we have two friends who have bonded over modeling; on the other hand, we have elbows out of jealousy and embarrassment.

And as such, that’s exactly why we’re seeing these reactions out of Kirino in the later half. She truly enjoyed being with her brother, and as such was deeply hurt when Kyousuke proclaimed he wouldn’t have wanted to do it again. Hell, I’d be hurt in that situation too if I looked up to my brother like that. Thus, it is clear as day why Kirino is backlashing like this towards Kyousuke, though at this point she probably knows just how much she’s emotionally hurt him by teasing him like this about a “boyfriend”. While Kirino can indeed be a super-bitch towards Kyosuke, such moments come from the gut reactions she produces rather than any actual feelings she has towards him. She knows just how kind and caring her brother is, but the attachment she generates because of that can cross the line. For all the pleasures we derive in seeing Kuroneko and Kyousuke casually flirt/friend with one another, it causes an equal amount of sadness and loneliness in Kirino.

 

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Alright, this was arguably the best part of the episode.

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Perhaps this came as a close second? So adorable! ;_;

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This only serves as one reminder for me: I’ve never taken anyone to a Purikura myself! D:

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I feel like this face applies to a lot of college students right now.

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I’d have that expression too if I saw my crush with her younger brother. Note to self: find out if crush has younger brother.

 

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The only thing that’s missing here is the stereotypical tear running down the cheek.

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Here’s a picture of some more sibling love/rivalry. Here’s a picture of Ruri pre-Shironeko. #3amsleepyhead

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The face that the majority has been waiting for! Luckily her facial quality was not compromised this episode.

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The faces of a conflicted sibling-ship.

I apologize if I’ve expanded much about Kirino and not much about the beloved Shironeko, but admittedly much of this episode focused on Kirino’s evergrowing jealousy. You guys can compensate for me in the comments ^^. I do hope that Kuroneko receives even more attention in the next following episodes, especially considering how she’s still waiting for a proper answer back, but the flirtatious stills provided to us serve as tribute enough for this week. Hopefully Kirino’s “boyfriend” will inspire Kyousuke and Kuroneko to resolve their own elephants in the room, finally satisfying what many a fan have been waiting for. Again, the show hints that we need only see one step below the surface to see the truth–that Kirino’s boyfriend is anything but the real deal, most likely as a way to guilt Kyousuke into all sorts of feelings. Alas, that won’t be enough to place a wedge between her brother and her friend–the side characters have finally given way for the main plot, both in terms of Kirino’s masterful plot to jelly up Kyousuke, as well as Kuroneko’s ever-strong patience for Kyousuke to finally man up and face their relationship head-on.

Full-length images: 23, Snapshot 02, 30.

 

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The glory of making a good honest pay. Oh, and that Kirino face is messed up like no tomorrow.

 

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ED2: 「Keep」by 竹達彩奈 (Taketasu Ayana)

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For a “boyfriend”, Kirino sure picked a gentle guy!

Preview

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Let the competing relationships begin!

End Card

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If only Kirino could just be happy to be around her brother all the time; everything would be solved.

May 6, 2013 at 3:10 am
103 comments »
  • May 6, 2013 at 3:23 amKairi

    Zani, why the goddess are you awake? D:

    • May 6, 2013 at 3:27 amZanibas

      Even though Saturday and Sunday were killer in terms of blogging, I have to struggle to post this…at 3 in the morning :P. It’s my duty to Oreimo fans to post this as soon as I sanely can!

      On that note, sorry guys for the delay: I was at an academic conference. Although I managed to watch the episode while people were giving poster presentations, I didn’t get to write and construct the post until later after.

      • May 6, 2013 at 3:33 amKairi

        Ah, the blogger honor code eh.

        Wait what. xD You watched during a presentation?

      • May 6, 2013 at 3:38 amTassadar

        Thanks for your hard work Zanibas! We truly appreciate it! Now go to bed :P

      • May 6, 2013 at 5:55 amstarss

        No lecture don’t stop no anime blogger!

        I was wondering if you were going to just skip over the Comiket moments because it seemed like a side story that was tacked onto the episode as an after-thought, but then I see you included a lot of that in stills. Dat Shironeko face when Kyousuke closed in on her just made me feel safe that their relationship will continue to go in the right direction. The chemistry is so there.

      • May 6, 2013 at 6:07 am†Croos†

        This is why I adore Zanibas when he blogs shows like #Oreimo.
        He sometimes includes:
        Gifs
        Freeze frame
        Alt-text
        This things make blogging awesome to read, in which we don’t get bored.

    • May 6, 2013 at 6:09 am†Croos†

      Oh I forgot his hard-work and dedication to RC even though he’s already busy with real life priorities.
      At least his not a Divine-bot yet :)
      Arigato Zanibas, for your hardwork. :)

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:29 amIchijou Raku

    KURONEKO SHIP, READY FOR VOYAGE!!!

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:05 amMgMaster

      Reporting for duty sir!

    • May 6, 2013 at 5:10 amewok40k

      Wouldn’t it be rather Shironeko? I loved her elation when she has sold-out the book!
      I wonder about the real boyfriend… I guess he is from showbusiness so he cant be shown up publicly to have girlfriend…
      Gotta love how the “pair” kept on bumping into all the wrong people during the “date”.
      Using lines from dating sim in a date with Kirino = wrong genre savvy…

      • May 6, 2013 at 6:11 am†Croos†

        DAMN!! NO YAMINEKO ROUTE!

    • May 6, 2013 at 8:16 amLinkark

      Aye Aye Cap’n

    • May 6, 2013 at 2:22 pmsortedevaras

      For voyage? This ship never stopped after last season!

      • May 6, 2013 at 4:13 pmIchijou Raku

        that’s not what I mean’t. but I don’t wanna spoil anything so I’ll just keep it to myself :))

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:00 pmHanaKana

      Kuroneko… Kuroneko… Kuroneko… Kuroneko… Kuroneko… Shironeko…

    • May 6, 2013 at 6:17 pmJason Isenberg

      Make it so!

    • May 6, 2013 at 9:36 pmlyncpin

      Bon Voyage….sink in the pacific ocean.Struck by torpedo in world war 2…RIP

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:33 amvirox

    Wow, it’s like you really think everyone loves Shironeko over Kirino, huh?

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:17 amMgMaster

      Well not everyone but more definitely do but it’s not like all of us Kuroneko lovers hate Kirino or anything.Those 4 almost Kirino-less OVAs were nice & all but I’d personaly find half or more of the entire series being like that to be a bit boring.It just wouldn’t be OreImo withouth Kirino so despite being on the Kuroneko ship I’m actually quite pleased with the recent Kirino focused eps as well.

      Still,I’m glad things are finally moving forward and I hope it’ll stay that way we won’t be getting many more(or preferably none at all) “breather episodes” till the end.Unless of course,they plan on OreImo S3 which I’m all down for :P

      • May 6, 2013 at 6:09 amRollingBoulder

        Well not everyone but more definitely do

        I wouldn’t bet on it. Or rather, you shouldn’t spout something like this without evidence.

      • May 6, 2013 at 9:40 amMgMaster

        There’s a poll on the 1st episode of this 2nd season with Kuroneko on top as a favorite character.

    • May 6, 2013 at 11:42 aminanis

      x.x im unable to like Kirino >.< something must be wrong with me!

      .. she mreminds me of one of my bitchy cousins .. mebe is that

    • May 6, 2013 at 6:53 pmZanibas

      I myself like Kirino for various reasons, but this episode clearly pans out with Kirino being conflicted in likeability at best, whereas Shironeko outright pulls into the lead. I don’t think EVERYONE prefers Kuroneko over Kirino (I am one of them in fact).

      Like many others have said, it’s undeniable how large Kuroneko’s fanbase is compared to any other character in Oreimo. Today’s episode definitely catered to that large fanbase ever so lightly after what’s been a drought for them.

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:43 amAnonymous

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:44 amTassadar

    Whose else imouto is Bridget Evans? I know she is mine!

    http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/5/106195.jpg

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:49 amZero Hour 17

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    • May 6, 2013 at 4:02 amAnonymous

      I don’t see how anyone can possibly not get the love Kuroneko has received. If you’re talking about Kuroneko’s chuunibyou behaviour, she’s not been displaying it too much lately, and besides, compared to Kirino’s bitchy behaviour, it makes Kuroneko’s chuunibyou-ness rather angelic.

      • May 6, 2013 at 4:48 amIchijou Raku

        preferences dude, everyone has their own way of seeing things.

      • May 6, 2013 at 5:06 amKuntzy

        Kirino’s and Kuroneko’s fanbases are actually closer than one would think surprisingly. For what it’s worth, in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! female character rankings Kuroneko’s placed 4th and 6th the last two years while Kirino’s been 7th (Tied with Senjougahara Hitagi) and 9th.

        They both have bitchy personalities (Kuroneko obviously less so), however Kuroneko seems to soften to people she gets to know better since her bitchiness comes more from being anti-social as opposed to Kirino who gets bitchier the more she opens up to the person (for now). Not to mention she doesn’t react to things with violence (which viewers seem to take more personally than the actual characters themselves).

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:52 amP Ko

    Really starting to hate Kirino. This season she’s just.. blech!

    Kuroneko on the other hand…. waaaaaaaah (⌒▽⌒)

    • May 6, 2013 at 2:26 pmsortedevaras

      Finally? She is basically Naru Narusegawa 2.0 minus the fan service and the fact that Keitaro actually got to sleep with Naru.

      • May 6, 2013 at 10:01 pmhaseo0408

        Don´t you dare compare Naru Narusegawa with Kirino!. Naru was a perfect tsundere where Kirino just keeps giving me reasons to hate her; for god sakes, Kyousuke should have a statue erected for what he has endured to help that ungrateful little sister. I just want to know why she keeps threating Kyouseke worse than a dog, the guy doesn´t deserve it.

      • May 7, 2013 at 12:57 pmMagoiichi

        Naru is a flat out bitch that gets violent over everything.She is one of the worst, if not the worst, female lead/heroines in all of manga/anime even any other media history!

        Keitaro is one of the ultimate Masochists for even marrying that bitch, but he can have her while I have Motoko <3.

    • May 6, 2013 at 3:29 pmMegas

      “Start” huh.

      Kirino is 90% perverted bitch, 10% perverted tsundere. You simply have to love bitches to like Kirino. I have no problem with that whatsoever, but I also think liking her is just dumb, wasted thoughts. So you know how I feel about Kyousuke – especially since he basically can have Kuroneko in his back pocket (or front :p) if he would just leave that silly bitch to her perverted devices.

      This will probably be the only thing I ever speak on this series, it’s just too ~yawn~ for me to actually give a damn about anything else going on in it.

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:56 amVaan

    Shironeko has graced us with her presence.

    All hail Shironeko-sama!

    • May 6, 2013 at 2:45 pmsortedevaras

      Too lazy to photoshop gif of obvious “but I am Gandalf Ruri the White” clip so just imagine it here.

    • May 6, 2013 at 9:56 pmhaseo0408

      Shironeko-sama has decended upon us! Kyousuke you re one truly lucky bastard!.

  • May 6, 2013 at 4:22 amKattobi Itto

    • May 6, 2013 at 5:38 amKuntzy

      There’s a good reason for that.

      • May 6, 2013 at 7:58 amIchijou Raku

        uhhm… rule 63???

      • May 6, 2013 at 10:30 amKuntzy

        Surprisingly that’s fairly accurate, he’s not a trap but he’s

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • May 6, 2013 at 2:52 pmsortedevaras

        @Kuntzy: So nothing like her then? :p

  • May 6, 2013 at 4:30 amMarina2

    Kuroneko FTW!

    Seeing two little scenes where Kyousuke gave Kuroneko a water and when he said “let do this together again” where better than watching entire dating with Kirino in the first half.

  • May 6, 2013 at 4:39 amx

    Kurnoneko? ^^;

  • May 6, 2013 at 4:39 ampokpok

    Ayase’s ship still need more foothold. Kuroneko’s ship is too powerful.
    Kirino’s ship is coming around too.

  • May 6, 2013 at 4:42 amKuntzy

    Batten down the hatches laddies! Next week there be a s**tstorm a brewin’.

  • May 6, 2013 at 4:46 amAngryKoala

    Do we have a Saori ship? She’s prettier than almost everyone when she’s not dressed up like an otaku.

    • May 6, 2013 at 5:00 amIchijou Raku

      SPOILER OK?
      Show Spoiler ▼

    • May 6, 2013 at 8:43 am†Croos†

      SPOILERS OK?
      In the PSP it’s possible.

  • May 6, 2013 at 5:13 amZhinvu

    …chance to have an comfortable upper hand over Manami…

    Just wanted to point this out Zanibas. “an” may need to be corrected.

    But more importantly nice insight Zanibas, I didn’t see it that way. I seriously was also assuming Kirino’s manager was lurking about during their date. It was also nice to see that cosplayer Bridget again. I actually thought Bridget was just a one time occurence in the story. After the treatment she got in season 1 from Kanako’s b*tching, I really felt sorry for Bridget so color me surprised to see her here. And to think that she’s a professional model too(at least that’s what I got from this episode), and is getting along with Kanako even.

  • May 6, 2013 at 5:25 amKuntzy

    btw Zani, you made a little mistake in your comment for large snapshot 8

    Spoiler for next episode so don’t read it if you don’t want to be spoiled.

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    • May 6, 2013 at 10:39 amZanibas

      Show Spoiler ▼

      • May 6, 2013 at 12:19 pmKuntzy

        Show Spoiler ▼

  • May 6, 2013 at 5:46 amstarss

    “Being able to do what you like is the true pleasure of doujinshi.”

    • May 6, 2013 at 6:04 amKuntzy

      Until your fanbase turns on you since doing what you like led you to drawing one of “those” doujins.

      Just ask Saikawa Yusa from Abgrund.

  • May 6, 2013 at 6:05 amMagoiichi

    This show needs more Kuroneko and Shironeko!

    Also, Kyou where is your balls man? Looking like a deer watching headlights before it gets hit

    Screw Kirino, she wouldn’t pull that shit if the main character was this badass dude who he hits women when necessary, no wishy washy bullshit coming from this real male protagonist

    I wish Kirino stayed in America or just left with that agent woman trying to recruit her.Then it’d be all about Kuroneko >.<

  • May 6, 2013 at 6:11 amTingster013

    Cuteness overload, dying soon, too much sugar and sweet!!! Bridget being a adorable little girl who is so innocent and Shironeko just a polar opposite. The cuteness level here is too high!!! Now if only Kirino is a bit less bitchy.

  • May 6, 2013 at 6:30 am†Croos†

    Zani, because of Xumbra’s video and images of Tohou somehow I seen this picture somewhere
    http://randomc.net/image/Ore%20no%20Imouto%20ga%20Konnani%20Kawaii%20Wake%20ga%20Nai./Ore%20no%20Imouto%20ga%20Konnani%20Kawaii%20Wake%20ga%20Nai.%20-%2005%20-%20Large%20Snapshot%2005.jpg

    and its really bugging where the similar image is.

  • May 6, 2013 at 6:41 am†Croos†

    Honestly guys.
    If Kirino wasn’t a bitch, Oreimo series would be the same as those generic Imouto genre.

    • May 6, 2013 at 6:59 amMagoiichi

      I can only speak for myself, but Kirino reminds me too much of one of the most annoying female characters ever

      If only there was a good female character that knocks bitches like Kirino on their ass

      • May 6, 2013 at 7:10 amKuntzy

        Ahh……. I can tell you’re gonna have a field day with next week already.

      • May 6, 2013 at 3:37 pmMegas

        If that happens, I’ll definitely watch this shit all the way through again instead of just skipping through it. I might even post something worth reading… Yeah, I’m laughing right now :p

      • May 7, 2013 at 12:34 pmOreNoKirino

        *Sigh*Damn you all,konoyaro!Kirino isn’t that bad you know!(even though her attitude especially toward Kyou-san is too harsh…)I only see her as the ULTIMATE TSUNDERE EVER!And weirdly,I kinda like that aspect of her.
        Well,besides the show with Shironeko and Ayase,I’m also hoping for an extra episode where Kyousuke is dreaming of HIS Kirino on MODE PERFECT SISTER,just like the one(with non-colored hair)in the first episode of the first season(really find Kirino cute when I first saw her,the non-colored hair that is)

  • May 6, 2013 at 6:53 amantrax

    You should know that in the novel,kanako was using bridget to attract boys,what a sluuuut

  • May 6, 2013 at 7:15 amBananarchy

    ugh, such love and hate with this series. seriously, the only thing i hate more than kirino is the guy kyou becomes around her. at least her bitchy attitude has some grounding in reality… but the way he is completely enabling that sort of behavior and well, how he’s just turning too much into creepy siscon. i almost hate the show for having such good side characters and relationships because that’s the only reason i’m sticking around (i really just want another manami episode).

    • May 6, 2013 at 7:28 amMagoiichi

      If Kyou wants to become a real siscon and just be the joke character that is constantly being beyotched then he should learn from the master.

      Kirino wants to be like her, but she never will be because there is a big difference between being a tsundere bitch and being a tsundere brocon.

    • May 6, 2013 at 9:41 amAnonymous

      And how is all this exactly Kyousuke’s fault? Kyousuke only became the “perv” that he is today only thanks to Kirino’s incessant indoctrinating into her otaku ways.

      The siblings were kind of estranged when the series started (as hinted in the opening flashback scene in episode 1 of this second season), and if it wasn’t for Kyousuke stumbling upon Kirino’s Meruru DVDs, the whole story would never have started. As we have it, Kirino has found the one way she could finally get along with her brother, to the point of her indoctrinating him with all her otaku ways.

      Let’s just say Kyousuke is just one of those that gets converted too easily. Now he’s one of anime’s best known “gentlemen” (metaphor for “openly perverted and proud about it”).

      Once he gets over Kirino’s bitchiness, the plus side to all this is that Kyousuke gets to know many interesting friends from Kirino’s otaku side, and all sorts of relationships open up as a result.

      • May 6, 2013 at 1:50 pmBananarchy

        i mean, it’s nice of him to play the games so his sister has someone to talk to them about but it’s not like playing these games is going to turn someone into a siscon… you can say kirino indoctrinated him all you want but the way i see it is he willingly became apart of it for her sake and because he saw how much fun otaku culture could be (thanks to saori and ruri). it’s not hard to say no to your younger sibling and that’s my problem with him. he turns into a whiny, cowering ball of suck whenever she’s around and seems to live and die with her acceptance. don’t even get me started on that jealous staircase scene when he asked if “she really had a boyfriend.” i’m not saying it’s his responsibility to change her into a kinder and more well-rounded individual (though the way he carries on around her maybe he thinks otherwise) but his behavior is openly encouraging her to be, well, a bitch.

      • May 7, 2013 at 3:36 amAnonymous

        i mean, it’s nice of him to play the games so his sister has someone to talk to them about but it’s not like playing these games is going to turn someone into a siscon… you can say kirino indoctrinated him all you want but the way i see it is he willingly became apart of it for her sake and because he saw how much fun otaku culture could be (thanks to saori and ruri).

        Willing or not, still doesn’t change the fact that without Kirino’s indoctrination, Kyousuke wouldn’t be the perv that we know today.

        it’s not hard to say no to your younger sibling and that’s my problem with him. he turns into a whiny, cowering ball of suck whenever she’s around and seems to live and die with her acceptance.

        I’ll give you that Kyousuke does seem to have a masochistic side to him, he moans a lot about how annoying and bitchy his sister is within his narrative monologues, but rarely never speaks up and always sucks up to his sister’s demands. Deep down inside, he just doesn’t want to be alienated from his sister just as Kirino doesn’t want to be alienated with her brother, the problem is they’ve been so estranged for so long they’re still figuring out the right way to convey their feelings.

        don’t even get me started on that jealous staircase scene when he asked if “she really had a boyfriend.” i’m not saying it’s his responsibility to change her into a kinder and more well-rounded individual (though the way he carries on around her maybe he thinks otherwise) but his behavior is openly encouraging her to be, well, a bitch.

        I personally don’t see anything wrong with a possessive brother being all worryingly jealous of the fact his sister may have a boyfriend and thus no longer spend time with him.

  • May 6, 2013 at 7:18 amJhacks

    The few minutes of Kyousuke with KuroShironeko saves me from the amount of facepalmed moment in this episode.
    Jeez, Kyousuke is becoming pretty much a joke character when he’s with Kirino or even Ayase, just look at how likeable Kyousuke in this part.

    • May 7, 2013 at 6:52 amVaan

      Ara? Did I just hear wedding bells from afar?

  • May 6, 2013 at 7:32 amHoshi

    aww no picture of the anime club towards the end of the episode ;_; that was another scene (aside from kureneko) that saved my sanity!!!! Honestly they need to be featured more those were the best episodes in the entire run of this show.

  • May 6, 2013 at 8:48 amNekomimimeido

    Kuroneko, Shironeko… Either way, a neko is fine too..

    • May 6, 2013 at 9:35 amAnonymous

      I see what you did there.

  • May 6, 2013 at 9:20 amRigelin

    I’ll be the first to say that I really liked season 1 of this series. But season 2 pains me to watch ohhhh so much. I’m not sure how everyone else views this show, but for me this show wasn’t about being a siscon. Rather it provided for a unique twist to an uncommon brother-sister relation. I hate how this series is trying to use the siscon thing as its main selling point and it annoys the living day-lights out of me.

    IMO, what made S1 was the plot and execution of emotionally intense moments. Kyousuke vs. his dad. Kyousuke + Kuroneko vs. the company. Kyousuke vs. Ayase: although here they did play the “love each other” card, but we had the general feeling that it was fake and just to save Kirino, in this episode however it doesn’t feel that way at all and I can’t help but facepalm.

    With this in mind, Kyousuke is fundamental to the series, so how he behaves determines the quality of this season. In S1 he had more of a “not interested, but you can rely on me when push comes to shove.” He was also more consistent. In this episode, Kyousuke was killing me with his inconsistencies. I couldn’t tell if he liked his sister or not. At some points he seems to really want to go on a date with her, then at other times he’s all like “this is a drag.”

    Really I think the execution is off this season, but I’ll still watch to the end. Note that this is all just my personal opinion.

    • May 6, 2013 at 9:45 amAnonymous

      I’m sorry but I beg to differ.

      Those examples that you cited was Kyousuke in his early stages of Kirino’s otaku indoctrination. By the end of season 1, Kyousuke has more or less been converted into a “true” otaku, whether he realizes it or not.

      So heading into season 2, the way Kyousuke behaves is obviously going to be different to how he has behaved in season 1. The only consistency is that he is still there for his sister no matter how bitchy she becomes, despite his own denials (from his novel narration), though the way he does it has become significantly different.

      • May 6, 2013 at 11:21 amRigelin

        I don’t mean consistency between last season and this season, although I could probably make a case for that too.

        In this instance however, I meant how as her set up his date, he seemed to be all gaga over Kirino, then during the date he’s all like “I’m only here because she’s watching.” Then at other times during date he seems to be gaga over her again. Then when I think he doesn’t care, he goes and gets all jealous over his sister’s boyfriend.

        Here’s where I can make the case for the inconsistency between seasons; last season he helped his sister because he’s the big brother, because he’s nice. Now it seems like he’s actually a siscon. Of course he’s at least part otaku now, but I don’t mind that, that seems natural. What seems unnatural and inconsistent is his siscon.

      • May 6, 2013 at 12:05 pmAnonymous

        As you yourself have admitted, he’s more or less part otaku, what he means by being a “siscon” is just his otaku-way of defining himself as “a big brother who cares for his sister”.

        Maybe the way he says it and the way he expresses himself towards Kirino does sound like the creepy siscon otaku to the outsider, but read between the lines and his intentions are still the same.

      • May 6, 2013 at 3:41 pmRigelin

        See I would buy that for the most part, had this been last season. But with him getting all lovey-dovey with her, and all jealous, I’m very skeptical as to his siscon being completely innocent.

        Now this fine line that Kyousuke seems to be treading is probably intentional, and thus is up for interpretation and will lead to differing in opinions. Either way I feel Kyousuke is less the man he was in S1, and a little more pathetic; he almost seems to be insecure now. I liked how he was the bed-rock of S1, how he was the adamant character who could be relied on and was relied on.

      • May 7, 2013 at 3:43 amAnonymous

        See I would buy that for the most part, had this been last season. But with him getting all lovey-dovey with her, and all jealous, I’m very skeptical as to his siscon being completely innocent.

        Whoever said Kyousuke’s siscon was innocent? Yes, he’s become more or less a creep, THANKS TO HIS EQUALLY CREEPY SISTER, who only hides it better than he does.

        Now this fine line that Kyousuke seems to be treading is probably intentional, and thus is up for interpretation and will lead to differing in opinions. Either way I feel Kyousuke is less the man he was in S1, and a little more pathetic; he almost seems to be insecure now. I liked how he was the bed-rock of S1, how he was the adamant character who could be relied on and was relied on.

        And what seems to be the problem here? Kyousuke’s journey into “wimpish-dom” has been destined since the end of season 1, with great comical effect, with him accomplishing his supposed “final life consultation” for Kirino. So now he has fallen into complacency once again, but when push comes to shove, he will still man up, but probably no longer in the “dignified” way as you would wish him to.

      • May 7, 2013 at 8:48 amRigelin

        And what you just said is exactly my point! Kyousuke is a shade of his former glory and is the bane of this season. Like I said, it seems this season is making the siscon the main selling point of this season and I don’t like that. It should only be hinted at, but a comfortable distance maintained. It should only be a unique twist to a good plot.

        Of course like I’ve been saying, this is all just my opinion

  • May 6, 2013 at 10:35 amTechim

    Hmm, & I just read up on the Light Novel translation at Baka-Tsuki.
    Those who have already read the LNs & watched this episode, what are your opinions?
    Faithful adaptation? Lacking in some parts?
    Based on the episode alone, I find it rather decent.
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    • May 6, 2013 at 2:21 pmRoguespirit

      I seem to remember seeing it in the opening for the first episode. I wonder if they’re going to release the next novel at the same time as the last episode of this season.

      • May 6, 2013 at 2:54 pmTechim

        Oh hey. I rechecked, & yup, there was a small scene for that. Thanks! =)
        But it was in the 2nd episode’s OP instead.
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        I did google up on that, & apparently that’s what they’re aiming for.
        Last novel should come out the same time as the last episode.
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  • May 6, 2013 at 11:42 aminanis

    the series needs more Shironeko!

  • May 6, 2013 at 12:03 pmJ-Luke

    • May 7, 2013 at 2:56 pminanis

      really? or missing /sarcasm flag? .. i think they should be walking closer to each other if they wanted to appear as a real couple … i mean.. the point of going arm on arm is to be closer to the other , right? o.O

    • May 8, 2013 at 5:36 amVaan

      They’re the most natural couple I have ever seen…

      So natural that it’s awkward.

  • May 6, 2013 at 12:33 pmVsin

    “Here’s a picture of some more sibling love/rivalry. Here’s a picture of a random SAO reference.”

    What’s the SAO reference?

    #3amsleepyhead

    • May 6, 2013 at 1:03 pmZanibas

      The caption has been modified to reflect the correction and my sleepiness :P

  • May 6, 2013 at 1:53 pmthenewhorde

    i just want to point out the type that it’s Kuroneko, one of the times you typed her name was misspelled.

  • May 6, 2013 at 3:19 pmAndré

    Finally a good Imouto episode.

  • May 6, 2013 at 5:49 pmThe Moondoggie

    Being an LN reader for Oreimo, all I can say is…

    “Oh God! Here it comes!”

    • May 8, 2013 at 5:37 amVaan

      So what’s coming? I’m curious.

  • May 6, 2013 at 7:17 pmShimapan

    I would choose KuroNeko over Kirino anyday. I can’t believe ShiroNeko can be this kawaii desu

  • May 6, 2013 at 10:03 pmKairoru

    • May 11, 2013 at 1:10 amtart

      Glad I’m not the only one that noticed xD

  • May 6, 2013 at 11:11 pmEntrav

    Liking the episode a lot more than the previous few. Looks like it’s going back on track.

  • May 7, 2013 at 2:24 amOreNoKirino

    OMG,that’s my White Kuroneko!So cute!!! > <

  • May 7, 2013 at 7:31 amlyncpin

    Many who downvote in this episode is kuroneko fan….I still support yandere route even its dangerous.

    • May 7, 2013 at 1:14 pmOreNoKirino

      As long as it’s fine,it’s right.I’m fond of Kuroneko,I’m fond of Ayase,I’m fond of Saori,I’m fond of Kirino,I’m fond of Kanako,I’m fond of Kyousuke(really the best BROTHER EVER!I couldn’t be no match for him for supporting Kirino’s attitude),well I’m fond of everyone in Oreimo.So no Discrimination for me.^^

  • May 7, 2013 at 7:02 pmShinji

    I watched this only for Kuroneko :3

  • May 13, 2013 at 1:28 amtart

    My moe levels chart for this episode:

    #1 Bridget (her voice and innocence is just too cute! xD)
    #2 Kuroneko
    #3 Kirino