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Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. – 03 »« Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. – 01

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. – 02

I sense a godly ga–episode!

「信じて送り出したお兄さんが携帯美少女ゲームにドハマリしてセクハラしてくるようになるわけがない」 (Shinjite Okuridashita Onii-san ga Keitai Bishoujo Geemu ni Dohamari shite Sekuhara shite Kuru you ni Naru Wake ga Nai)
“The Onii-san I Trusted and Sent Off Can’t Get This Addicted to a Mobile Dating Sim and Commit Sexual Harrassment”

Ayase fans rejoice, for the yandere has awoken within…kind of. As apparent from the polls, Ayase commands a fairly large fanbase, who of course do not get ignored with the advent of this episode. Inside, you will find Ayase’s exploding reactions, violent kicks and slaps, as well as her adorable attempts to understand otaku culture. Last episode, Kirino may have pointed out a godly game last episode, but it’s the hilarity that the game causes that is the godly piece of today’s episode.


OP2: 「Reunion」 by ClariS

It’s hilarious to watch from aside, but to actually be brushed aside for a waifu is another matter entirely.

It might not be the most intellectual or deep of meta-shows, but Oreimo provides an outlet for us to laugh at the stereotypes that pervade otaku culture, as well as the typical reactions to said culture from the out-group of anime. While Kyousuke represents the blooming otaku who is slowly influenced by their peers, Ayase represents the conflicted friend of the otaku–while she despises the thought of associating with otaku culture, her inherent desire to stay friends with Kirino (to the point of possible yuri) makes for an interesting, or at least energetic plot. Though I doubt middle school models have to deal with this sort of situation often, the core premise probably rings true for some portion of the audience. Of course, such a plot would probably run a bit dry in itself, if not for the hilarious interactions between the newly converted Kyousuke and the dumbfounded, disgusted, and darn violent Ayase.

It’s hard to hate on Kirino when she gets excited and enthusiastic about otaku culture–it’s like hating on your own allies!

Looking like the same character is pretty funny, but Hayami Saori voicing the same character has to take the cake.

Be wary of the overly enthusiastic, for all that friendly energy may just switch from one misplaced statement…

Behind all the kicks and pervy jokes, an interesting commentary on virtual girlfriends plays out. The topic godly game in questions is clearly a reference to the notorious Nintendo DS game LovePlus, where both provide virtual girlfriends that you can take out on dates and build a relationship with. The game has gained a reputation for bringing out interesting public displays in otaku, ranging from otaku marrying their LovePlus girlfriend, to otaku being forced by their girlfriend to destroy the game, all the way to the rage induced when LovePlus’ “cold shoulder” anti-piracy measures were found. All of those behaviors ring all too true here this episode, with Kyousuke and Kirino (being the similar siblings they are) falling for their savefiles and vehemently defending them against those who would question their love. I’m surprised that Ayase actually had enough patience to see Kyousuke molest and sweet-talk her virtual self, Ayane–of course that threshold was reached eventually, but the fact that Ayase was even able to sit through even 5 minutes is admirable. Beforehand, it was unimaginable to see Ayase tolerate this “creepy” game, but it’s good to see her character develop some openness to otaku culture.


Though short-fused, Kirino is aware of how cold she can be, just like the yandere. Wait, didn’t the PSP VN of Oreimo have a yandere route for Ayase? So meta…

Never underestimate the power of a 2D waifu.

Kyousuke has joined the club and Manami remains an outsider, bewildered by the amount of love for a character.

Kyousuke himself has also begun to show more of his hidden colors as a result. If so many of us find Ayase to have an appealing character design and personality, it should be no exception that Kyousuke fall into such embarrassment. After all, he is the characterization of the average high school boy at heart, whose heart and groin swoon with hormones when a pretty face rolls around. He may have his eyes set on clearing things with Kuroneko, but that does not make him invulnerable to the womanly charms of the other girls around him. It’s good that the show keeps his attraction to a comedic effect though, as I doubt many of us want to see a repetition of School Days play out. Kyousuke’s brotherly charm unknowingly attracts numerous girls to his side, but it is only his thoughts that harass the other characters and nothing else.


If it’s legal for anime characters to sexually harass each other, is it doubly legal for an anime character to sexually harass an anime character in a game?

If you doubted Kirino and Kyousuke’s siblingship before, it’d be hard to deny it now. Praising “godly games” runs in the family you know?

Signature Ayase irriation activate!

Kyousuke is being a pervert while Kirino is laid back–is today opposite day?

Yandere? Violent Tsundere? I don’t even know anymore.

Ah, so my favorite part of the episode has arrived. Ayase…poor Ayase. Do not tread the waters of otaku-ship by yourself, for you might just end up coming off as well…a creep. At first I thought that Manami and Ayase were trying to get back at Kirino and Kyousuke for their lewd attitudes, but then it hit me. They’re actually trying to garner attention by acting like a virtual girlfriend! This, for various reasons, backfires on the two, with Ayase REALLY getting shafted by choosing the wrong -dere type to emulate. On a side note, those who have played the PSP visual novel of Oreimo will find this especially hilarious, as Ayase’s route in the game includes yandere elements, which in turn created infamy for the visual novel. However, outside of a game or a visual novel, the anime make it meta-clear one thing: 2D and 3D are two separate things–you can’t go about mixing them! Though many will find delight in the yandere, tsundere, kuudere, and other various affectionate types, more often than not, experiencing the stereotype in real life can be quite uncanny. It’s alright for a game to get away with standard cheesy lines such as, “I wanted to see you as fast as I can,” but once that starts leaking into real life, more often than not someone’s going to get creeped out. Let this be a reminder the next time you wish that your favorite character type existed in real life–you may not get exactly what you ordered.

Next week, the focus shifts from Ayase to the fairly mysterious Saori, whose face we have barely seen thanks to the True Route. Will we finally see behind those glasses? Tune in next week Saori fans!


Lesson learned: your favorite -dere stereotypes don’t usually translate well to the real world. It is not a feat to be lightly attempted by even the most experienced, much less the casual.


Watch your back Kyousuke–you don’t want to get stuck in a School Days route, do you?

ED: 「フィルター」 (Firutaa) by 早見 沙織 (Hayami Saori)


Another side-character focus, with the target being Saori? Sign me up!

April 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  • April 14, 2013 at 2:50 pmKyosuke


    • April 14, 2013 at 3:02 pmJohnHayabusa

      Yandere Ayase is best Ayase!

      • April 14, 2013 at 3:07 pmKyosuke

        but.. she wants to kill me T_T

      • April 14, 2013 at 3:12 pmAyase

        What are you talking about, onii-san? *puts away knife*

      • April 14, 2013 at 3:21 pmKyosuke


      • April 14, 2013 at 4:40 pmhaseo0408

        The scary part is not Yandare Ayase (we all knew she had in her), the scary part is how incredibly well the yandere personality suits her!. Watch your crown Yandere Queen Yuno!.

      • April 14, 2013 at 6:47 pmKoroshiyaKi

        Crown? You jest. She’s the god.

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:46 pmEuzio

        Think Ayase is the only yandere that I like XD. Of cuz, it does help that she has a dash of tsundere as well~ :D

        And yes, the fact that the Love Touch character is voiced by Hayami Saori is just gold~

        PS: Incidentally, one of the main heroines for the original LovePlus game is also voiced by Hayami Saori XD

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:54 pmdestinyflower

    Yandere Ayase FTW.

    • April 14, 2013 at 3:03 pmAnimesetsuna

      Yes, Yandere Ayase is the best ever.

    • April 14, 2013 at 3:08 pmZen

      Popularized by Mirai Nikki. Now its everywhere. Still rather refreshing as of now, but horses can only take so many hits before they expire…XP

      • April 14, 2013 at 3:13 pmAyase

        I wonder how many hits you can take before you expire?

        …I’m joking of course, onii-san!

      • April 14, 2013 at 4:50 pmhaseo0408

        Ask Makoto, he´s the expert in stabbing wounds resistance.

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:29 pmThe Moondoggie

        Anime!Makoto got killed with one. Dunno about Game!Makoto, three?

      • April 15, 2013 at 7:58 pmKioku from Laptop

      • April 15, 2013 at 11:27 pmhaseo0408

        It´s not that I forgot about KaedeKioku-san, she´s one of my favorite anime characters, it´s just she has yandere elements but I don´t she´s a complete yandere because of her many saving traits.

    • April 14, 2013 at 5:12 pmZen

      Are you kidding me, whoever this Ayase impersonator is FTW…f’kn hilarious…XP

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pmZen

    Tune in next week Saori fans!

    Can’t wait, dual-persona characters are always fun…:)

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:03 pmHelvetica Standard

    Let’s kill the onii-san, mwe he he! >:3

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:12 pmUJelly

    This season is by far my favorite.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:28 pmKuntzy

    This was a much better episode than last week thankfully. I just loved seeing how alike Kirino and Kyousuke were in regards to the game. This was all topped off by lots of Ayase x Kyousuke interaction, who’s interaction is my favorite of any two characters in the series.

    And next week… we have the big reveal.

    Dun dun dun.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm4238428243

    why are you virgins into incest?

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:49 pmerednay

    Ayase you’re soo dere that i am gonna dieeee!!!


  • April 14, 2013 at 3:49 pmbaltar

    Ayase #1

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:06 pmRickstar

    The character in the game looking like Ayase and sharing a VA is one thing. What makes it better is the fact that this character is clearly a reference to Takane Manaka, one of the girls you can date in Love Plus, who just happens to be voiced by Hayami Saori as well.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:06 pmewok40k

    Oh well, that escalated rather quickly…
    Kirino gets her onii-san infected with “love plus touch”
    …and Ayase feels abandoned for the virtual waifu
    …which leads to Ayase life counseling
    …which leads to usual physical abuse (of Kyosuke, of course!)
    …and eventually ends up with Ayase trying to emulate game IRL and ending up being herself aka yandere…

    I think this episode I liked Kirino a bit more, since she actually had enough reason to dump virtual waifu for a while to get reconciled with Ayase – it is not her fault the situation got in the wrong direction…
    Kyosuke gets either M certificate or Yuri wingman badge for helping Ayase. Or both!
    But the real hidden heroine for the episode was Manami – she actually manipulated both Kyosuke and Ayase to the extent they did not realise. She is actively supporting Kirino X Ayase in order to get Kyosuke for herself… there is a shrewd mind behind that innocent “childhood friend” face…

    • April 14, 2013 at 6:17 pmScruffy

      Not a truer word was spoken about Manami. While she plays the ‘dumb child friend’ she is certainly not dumb. I’d say that she is one of the most manipulative characters in the show and by the end of this series I’m sure she’ll be getting hate mail!!! Kirino is the exact opposite, straight forward and (mostly) wearing her feelings on the outside.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:13 pmMakaka

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:18 pmMgMaster

    Let me be the combo breaker here and say it:


    The episode was hilarious as hell though,loved it:)

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:36 pmthenewhorde

    Kirino said he doesn’t hate Kyousuke all that much. That has to be a first, I feel all meromero for Kyousuke now.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:42 pmStranger

    Kyousuke going full-on otaku over the game felt kinda sudden. Maybe the transition is a little more gradual in the manga, but in the anime it always seemed he only played the games ’cause he had nothing better to do and Kirino forcing him- rather than deriving any actual enjoyment over them. The scene when Manami walked in on him felt so out-of-character that I thought it was just a dream sequence.

    • April 14, 2013 at 6:18 pmScruffy

      Na .. he’s been well and truly converted for a while. It’s just him being a tsundere when he says otherwise.

    • April 15, 2013 at 12:46 amspike

      More than getting really into the game, I think it’s more that the game character is what Ayase could have been if she had stayed nice and sweet like before the yandere and craziness was revealed. There were signs of mutual attraction back when Kyousuke and Ayase first met too, so it’s like playing out the “what if” scenario for him.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:55 pmShuA

    Now, I know why Kyousuke is Kirino’s onii san
    They are pretty scary when it comes to eroge they like…

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:24 pmstarss

    Ayase may be even more of a bitch than Kirino but at least we LIKE watching her torment Kyousuke in her overly-emotional fits.

    It’s okay, Ayase. Kirino means nothing by ignoring you.

    • April 14, 2013 at 5:28 pmZen

      Bitch Ayase’s so winning this love fight…XP

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:25 pmRyuuzaki21

    20 minutes filled with Ayase plus a bonus yandere mode, ok im gonna die!

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:34 pmUDoh

    The funny thing is, the main heroine of LovePlus is actually voiced by Hayami Saori too.
    This episode is a filler but it’s filler deluxe because the script writer is the author of the original novel.

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:44 pmMagoiichi

    Ayase is a snitch

    • April 14, 2013 at 6:45 pmsortedevaras

      Snitchs get stitches.

    • April 14, 2013 at 8:14 pmDualash

      I think you mean Manami

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:22 pmBear

    It wasn’t just that Kyosuke has gotten more into otaku culture. Kyosuke had a crush on Ayase early in the show and she vehemently rejected him so what he was pointing out about Kirino and the game actually applied to him!

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm†Croos†

    Another flying kiss to Zanibas

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm†Croos†

    Ayase in FULL YANDERE MODE!! in PSP,

    • April 15, 2013 at 8:07 pmKioku from Laptop

      Its so sad to me that I’ve been listening to the language long enough that I can piece together what the three of them are saying.
      …And awesome. But I suppose thats what happens when you’ve been watching fansubs for the last 11 years of your life, eh?

      • April 16, 2013 at 5:07 pmGiorno Giovanna

        Its a subbed video, why would you need to piece anything together?
        But yes, enough overdosage of anime can make you fluent.

      • April 16, 2013 at 6:25 pmKioku from Laptop

        Subbed, you say? Must be the captions option I keep disabled on youtube, because all I saw were Moonrunes! ^.^

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:14 pmChubbyChaser

    Only perverts into incest watch this show. All of you will be caught by keisatsu in the future for molesting underage girl.

    • April 15, 2013 at 3:53 amAnonymous

      Only those sad virgins with no life and sense of humour would want to troll the audience of this show, who are all too clever to fall for his bait and have rightly downvoted this sad excuse of a troll to oblivion.

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:55 pmThe Moondoggie

      All have dome whatever they want whenever and the anime they watch isn’t a reliable measure of the life they lead.

      A good example is _ _ _ _ s. Xd

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:05 pmflCer

    I’d rather watch Ayase than Kirino. So much more interesting.

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:23 pmThe Moondoggie

    The .gif takes time to load LOL XD. Dunno why though.

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:29 pmTingster013

    Only people that want to laugh watch this show. All of us will be enjoying our life in the future because there will be more comedy like this in the future.

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:59 pmHakumen

    Hayami Saori <3

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:14 pminfo600

    I’m pretty sure that the gif you’d put up on the jump page does not help with the reactions above me, Zanibas…

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:37 pmbaseone

    My Little Sister’s Classmate can’t be this cute.

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:51 pmThe Moondoggie

      More like my little sister’s classmate who asked help from me can’t be this yandere lesbian….

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:16 aminanis

    Yandere Ayase is the best.

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:32 amAnnyms

    After seeing the gif, I just couldn’t resist. You’re the only one I harrass, Ayase!

    • April 15, 2013 at 12:34 amAnnyms

      click the image to animate the gif, my bad

  • April 15, 2013 at 1:18 amRaziya88

    So far this season has been a disappointment to me. I think the animation, the opening song and the scripts are all not as good as in the first season. I remember laughing out loud a lot watching episodes 1 and 2 of season 1.

    Also, Kirino, Ayase and especially Kyousuke seem out of character in this episode. It was a bit like self-parody or fan-fiction.

    Kyousuke, how can you shoo Manami away like that? What happened to your kind heart? And telling Ayase “You’re the only one I want to sexually harass!” Are you the same boy who was begging Ayase not to hurt you only an hour ago? Ayase is sitting on the same bed where Kuroneko told you she likes you! You do remember Kuroneko, don’t you? Did you drink a magic potion brewed by Dr Jekyll or something? And what’s with saying it’s “creepy” that Ayase wants to be your sister’s lover? There’s nothing creepy about two girls loving one another! What’s creepy is Kirino getting hot and bothered over virtual pre-pubescent girls! The sooner she comes out as a lesbian and gets together with Ayase the happier everyone will be!

    So, this season isn’t doing much for me. I’ll still watch next week though. And I did like the ending to this episode – very nice music and art. Oh, and I like Zanibas’s commentary too. And ewok40k’s comment about Manami being manipulative was interesting too – I hadn’t thought of that.

    • April 15, 2013 at 3:49 amAnonymous

      With due respect, are we even watching the same show? For I was laughing from beginning to end.

      For starters, this episode was penned by none-other than author Fushimi Tsukasa himself, so this is more a less an official parody. This is the author’s way of hinting that the characters’ behaviour are all within reasonable expectation when the situation asks for it.

      In fact, Fushimi himself has gone on record saying all the character scenarios in the PSP games can be realistically achieved from his canon novel timeline, it’s just a matter of what Kyousuke does that affects their reactions and relationships to him, not unlike a visual novel.

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:24 amJhacks

    Maybe it has been a while, but is Kyosuke really that perverted? And the whole episode felt kinda junky, but still makes me laugh, so that’s still a good thing.

    • April 15, 2013 at 4:38 amBear

      He’s always had a “thing” for Ayase and the girl in the game looks and sounds like her. What he said about Kirino actually applies to him.

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:39 amAnonymous

    Great Ayase episode, so great that only author Fushimi Tsukasa is capable of scripting it.

    Gotta love all the inside jokes about Loveplus, particularly using Hayamin’s voice to great comical effect. Nothing must have creep a person more than having someone else oogle over a video game character that sounds exactly like her. XD

    If there are any more doubts about whether Kyousuke and Kirino are siblings, doubt no further:



  • April 15, 2013 at 3:40 amAnonymous

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:43 amAnonymous

    One thing I liked about OreImo season 1 is its high production values, where the animators pulled no stops engaging nearly the entire anime industry and fandom, from professional to doujin artists and musicians (at least within Japan) to get a most authentic feel of otaku culture in Japan. Season 2 continues in this tradition.

    ED art this week is famed eromanga illustrator Misaki Kurehito. Needless to say, proceed with caution if you must search for his art.

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:01 amayaseeri

    nope Yandere Ayase doesn’t fit to the ideal character style.

    The pregnant Ayase is best of all

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:50 pmThe Moondoggie

      >Yandere Ayase good
      >Pregnant Ayase game only

      But what if….

      >Pregnant Yandere Ayase


  • April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pmtendo

    Best show of the year. At this rate every episode is going to be excellent. And that is hard to do. Generally there is at least one or more not so good episodes like in season 1 of oreimo. Maybe the trick this season is going to be that Kyochan has changed. He is letting his wild side out little by little while in season 1 he was a noob.

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:50 pmVsin

    Naturally, nobody mentions the PSV product placement. Well, here’s to hoping that it at least draws *some* attention…

  • April 15, 2013 at 2:07 pmNgai

    Miss the animed picture. That said, dunno if accidental but I think the picture being used is a full 1080p image that is being scaled down on the front page (150kB) perhaps the original animated one was also 1080p(didn’t check), causing problems load time wise but at the size viewed, could easily have been less than the current picture file size.

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:47 pmbillng

    Aw man, I really liked that .gif lol. Really enjoyed Ayase route in the VN, but I think with the way they’re headed it looks like its going to be Kuroneko.

  • April 15, 2013 at 6:07 pmEntrav

    This episode is great for an Ayase episode. Well-rounded, well done overall, but I would still like to see more of Kuroneko and Saori.

  • April 15, 2013 at 8:39 pmFan

    Which way does Kirino actually swing? She was definitely trying to look up that skirt on the game. And Ayase was actually keen on the idea of Kirino being lovers with her… I just don’t know anymore.

  • April 16, 2013 at 3:26 amNekomimimeido

    Yandere Revolution!! Though not my favorite character trope, I’m more into Tsundere Pettanko haha!

  • April 16, 2013 at 7:05 amKaris

    This was in the drama cd before the anime came out; still remember listening to it.

  • April 16, 2013 at 8:02 pmVaan

    gotta love the love-hate relationship between Kyo and Ayase. Her tsundereness
    is cute. They make an interesting couple imho.

    I’ve watch it more than a couple of times and it still makes me laugh and smile.

  • April 17, 2013 at 8:40 amBenigmatica

    Haha-hah, like sister, like brother! Damn, they resemble each other!

  • April 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm3242

    • April 18, 2013 at 3:33 pmRaziya88

      It does look as if you should be able to see Rin’s panties in that video, if only you look hard enough . . .

      • April 19, 2013 at 2:11 amewok40k

        “if you look hard enough, it IS there” :P