Posts Tagged ‘sisters’
It was just about ten years ago when Sister Princess kicked the “little sister boom” into overdrive. Twelve pretty little sisters, all loving you so much, all calling you “big brother” in different ways, and all available in light novels (starting in 1999), game (Playstation, released in March 2001), and anime (26 episodes, starting in April 2001) form. The marketing blitz continued with two sequel games, a sequel anime, and countless parodies (ever seen Dokkoider or Abenobashi?).
Now it’s 2011 and twelve sisters just isn’t enough anymore. So ASCII Mediaworks, the company that brought us Sister Princess, came up with Baby Princess. Now there are 19 — that’s right, nineteen! — sisters, and just for variety’s sake, three of them are older than the protagonist.
The two-minute trailer for Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai offers a whole lot of Kirino for her fans, and I have to admit that it paints an attractive picture. Kirino is just the right mix of anime girl and realistic little sister, and the opening song by Claris is surprisingly listenable.
Okay, it’s autotuned into near-unrecognizability, but everything about this show tells me that it’ll be enjoyable enough to watch. I may even pick up the novels after I’m done slogging through Index.
Posted September 24, 2010on:
So, while I was sleeping, this happened. Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Ja Nai n Dakara Ne! (“I totally don’t love my big brother at all, okay?”) went from being a mildly creepy manga about a girl with an over-the-top brother complex to being an upcoming anime about a girl with an over-the-top brother complex, produced by Starchild and starring Kitamura Eri, AKA WotaEri, as the female lead.
I don’t know what to say about this. I read the online free sample of the first chapter over on the Comic High website, and while I can’t say that this is anything particularly bad in the wake of KissxSis bringing incestuous fetishism to broadcast television, it’s definitely way past my comfort level. The girl really, desperately wants to get into her brother’s pants, and even though the running plot thread is that she thinks they may not be related by blood, it’s still pretty icky for a guy like me who has a real sister.
I think I’ll stick to OreImo instead, which depicts the brother-sister relationship a bit more realistically (AKA antagonistically).
Posted September 16, 2010on:
It’s been a long time since the word takabisha got thrown around – it’s an older character archetype that predates tsundere. It means a haughty and overbearing girl, and it applies to Kirino of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“There’s no way my little sister is this cute”) far more than tsundere does. After all, it’s made very clear from the beginning that she has no interest in her brother and thinks the whole brother-sister thing is creepy in real life. But she has to swallow her pride and ask him for help, and that has led us to this wondrous, wondrous 30-second trailer for the upcoming OreImo anime.
I have high hopes for this one, since the novels are good without getting all weird and freaky, and that means a lot in this world of Queen’s Blade and Qwaser.
The Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai anime will be upon us soon, and AIC has been gracious enough to release a minute-long trailer. The trailer introduces the main characters in 60 seconds, set to whimsically fast-paced music.
As a reminder, the story of OreImo starts when a high school boy named Kyousuke finds out that his younger sister Kirino is a closeted otaku. Their already-complicated relationship gets weirder as Kyousuke struggles between his protective instincts, his natural sibling rivalry, and his distaste for disgust for his little sister’s porn being mostly about little sisters. Meanwhile, Kirino is forced to rely on the person she “hates” most in the world to keep her secret and provide brotherly advice, which leads the two of them into all sorts of strange, awkward, and amusing situations.
The animation looks good, the source material is good, the cast looks good… we’ll see if it all comes together in October.
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.