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「俺の妹がこんなに小説家なわけがない」 (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Shousetsuka na Wake ga Nai)
“There’s No Way My Sister is That Much of a Novelist”
You know how you sometimes get into an discussion with someone who seems to be beyond reason and start wishing for a gun so you can either shoot them or yourself? Well I felt sorry for Kuroneko this week as she had to deal with just that in Kirino, the self-proclaimed best novelist that has yet to be discovered. Those weren’t her exact words, but that’s pretty much how her confidence came off when she was convinced that short paragraphs filled with Internet lingo and emoticons was the way to go about it. Only in the blog sphere can you get away with that trashy incoherent crap! wwwww, bwaaaka bwaaaka.
Anyway, I’m still surprised Kyousuke puts up with babysitting a couple of 14 year-old girls that Saori arbitrarily volunteers him for. I guess I could call him a “real trooper” for being the better person, but it’s kind of hard not to look at it from the other side of the fence and call him a “real tool”. Regardless of what I care to label him, the comedy that results from throwing Kyousuke into the thick of things never seems to get old, especially when these girls resort to imitating one another to show their absolute disdain for one another. It’s saying a lot when they want to kill each other for writing a fanfic where there’s a character who fits their description perfectly and she either gets violated and killed or hmm… violated repeated. What can I say, other than that girls are vicious to one another. At this rate, someone’s going to slip some drugs into the other person’s drink and we’re going to have some real casualties in this series! Okay maybe not, but Kirino and Kuroneko have a very interesting hate-hate and hate-some-more relationship, which we all know is pretty much the best you can expect when moe and plot collide in the anime world. It almost always spells trouble and some fans will never reach some neutral ground, despite how much others will insist that we can all just get along. 🙂
Comedy-wise, this episode delivered much more than prior weeks. I’m seriously glad I wasn’t drinking something when Kirino realized that Kyousuke was surfing for porn on her laptop, because that would’ve been pretty darn messy. As a nice follow-up, the latter half of the episode focused on Kirino dragging Kyousuke around to do some research for a novel that supposedly got noticed on some online site called Book Up. Given how her stories all center around younger sister characters (…entire planets of them), I gather there’s a market for that in Japan (see this series) but I’m more inclined to believe she made it all up to get Kyousuke to spend Christmas Eve with her. After all, she took some drastic measures to get him to stop complaining about their “date” and start taking care of her instead, plus made him buy a present for her under the guise of needing it for her research. To me, it all played out as a pushy girl wanting something from Kyousuke to remember the day by, which is rather cute in the grand scheme of things, if she weren’t his little sister. It’s no secret that there’s a running joke that Kyousuke is a siscon; however, I question whether Kirino is aware that her own brotherly complex is what’s bringing that about in him. I gather the answer is no — at least not right now — to which I say, “Fight the urge Kyousuke!”
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