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「俺の妹がこんなにエロゲー三昧なわけがない」 (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Erogee Sanmai na Wake ga Nai)
“There’s No Way My Sister is This Into Eroge”
As if to calm our souls since Kirino’s personality seems to have so few redeeming traits, the producers have graced us with an episode about her getting a taste of her own medicine. Given how fed up she got playing the latest kiss x kiss Re:Version eroge, I would’ve gladly bought a copy too. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that Kirino doesn’t even realize that the Rinko character (Igarashi Hiromi) is the spitting image of herself. If only there were a little sister character in this show who acts just like her, then she’d truly know what Kyousuke has to put up with day in day out. 100% tsun, 0% dere? Kirino, you’re more like 110% tsun, -10% dere.
So apparently Kirino’s equivalent to closing the blinds, locking the door, turning down the lights, and throwing some music on is putting up a poster, putting on a Bluetooth headset, grabbing a pillow, and constantly clicking replay on the “Onii-chan daisuki” clip. I can’t really say which is healthier for a fourteen year old girl, but this sure felt like her geeky equivalent to some quality “alone time”. The walls sure are thin though, so between hearing obnoxious girlish squealing or a bunch of deep breathing, neither were a good option for poor Kyousuke in the next room. Incidentally, the result was the same from Kirino’s perspective — she was on her bed and terribly worn out from all the excitement. Good grief, they really need to start censoring this kind of stuff too. Get the kids out of the room!
Kirino should just be grateful that she can go back and load the game, make other decisions, and hope for a better outcome. She doesn’t know the pain Kyousuke has to go through dealing with the exactly same in real-time with no saving and no breaks. Heck, if Kyousuke had a choice, he probably wouldn’t even play the game of life with Kirino. There are only bad endings from what I’ve seen.
It’s kind of unusual that Kyousuke resorted to calling Kuroneko when he couldn’t get through to Manami, but I guess he doesn’t have too many choices now that Ayase’s no longer an option. After all, it’s kind of hard to convince someone to have some small talk with you after all when they want you dead. I did get a chuckle out of Kuroneko’s comment about making a voodoo doll when she was just making a stuffed bunny head for her sister though. That’s probably the first time I’ve seen her get a bit flustered while maintaining her Kuroneko image.
This was undoubtedly one of the funniest scenes in the entire episode, simply because Kyousuke called out Kirino for the pervert that she is. I can’t believe she had the audacity to accuse him of recording her noises, as if they would do anything but make someone’s ears bleed. There was nothing hot about the sounds coming out of her room, that’s for sure. I’m starting to think he should have recorded her noises and used them to blackmail her though. Oh the hilarity.
Despite how Kirino learned absolutely nothing from the verbal abuse she took from Rinko, this episode goes down as one of my favorite to date simply because she got a taste of what it’s like being on the receiving end. It was soothing in a way, laughing at the misfortune she brought upon herself, plus it had one of the best scenes with Kyousuke giving her a piece of his mind when she simply would not keep her perverted squealing down. Quite frankly, I’m getting to the point that I’m going to enjoy every moment that Kirino screws herself over, seeing as she hasn’t really shown anymore of her cute side since episode three. I don’t hate her character since the bratty personality is clearly what they’re going for, but I do question what it’s going to take for her to finally be thankful of having Kyousuke as an older brother. There was brief mention of the last life consultation at the beginning of the episode, but none since then, so I’m starting to wonder if it’s going to be saved for the finale of this adaptation. I’d say it’s likely at this point since there are only three episodes left, but I guess I’ll find out soon enough.
* Update: It looks like I’m right about them ending with the life consultation bit. The twelfth and final episode is titled, “There’s No Way My Sister’s Life Consultation Ends Here”.
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