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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Novels Get Anime Treatment

Posted on: April 30, 2010

I wonder how many light novels are left without anime adaptations?

Image from AkibaBlog.

All of you little sister fans got a treat today, when the light novel series Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“There’s no way my little sister is this cute”) announced that an anime adaptation is in the works. The novels, written by Fushimi Tsukasa, follow a boy named Kousaka Kyousuke and his little sister Kirino. Kyousuke’s a regular high school boy, while his little sister juggles life as a successful teen model, popular honors student, and closeted otaku. What makes her shameful secret even worse is that she’s into moe games and anime about little sisters, which is the source of more than a little awkwardness once he finds out. It’s mildly similar to the Nogizaka Haruka series, but with a regular dude and his little sister instead of an uninteresting little nerd and Ms. Perfect.

The whole thing looks like it could be fun little subculture comedy, free of the pedantry of Genshiken and free of Nogizaka Haruka, one of my least favorite characters in the past decade. I’ll have to read the novels to be sure, but this looks like exactly the kind of series I like: a level-headed main character who isn’t a wishy-washy dweeb encounters a strange new world and slowly starts getting sucked into it.

Only the producer and some Aniplex involvement have been announced so far, but a more comprehensive staff announcement will be made next week, when the sixth novel is released.

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2 Responses to "Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Novels Get Anime Treatment"

I’ll probably check this out… just one question: Was the Nogizaka Haruka series as mediocre as you made it sound to be? Either way, I’ll probably check at least one or two episodes.

And Genshiken WAS a bit on the heavy-hand on the regards of the otaku subculture.

This sounds good. I enjoyed genshiken greatly. I hope this lives up to its promise and doesn’t turn out like angel beats.

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