俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない Episode 1

Kyousuke Kousaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student, hasn’t gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years…One day, however, Kyousuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime entitled Hoshikuzu Witch Merle (Stardust Witch Merle), which had fallen into the entranceway of his house. To Kyousuke’s surprise, inside the case is a hidden adult video game titled Imouto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!).” (MAL)

Yep, that’s the actual synopsis of this plot. It’s quite a unique premise which tackles an extreme and very very very very very very very very very very awkward otaku case. This awkwardness is directly proportional to how interesting the anime is, as we find humour in watching the brother and sister interact. No this is not a ‘siscon’ or ecchi anime. However, this is still rated as a seinen anime due to the nature of the plot and the themes it addresses.

Story

From the first episode, it seems that Kyousuke hasn’t really talked to his sister in a very long time, and we can see why; how can somebody talk to a sister who is that rude to onii-chan? Kirino is introduced chattering incessantly over the phone like, basically…an annoying pre-teen girl. She violently pushes her brother back even when he tries to help pick up her things scattered on the ground, an act which Kyousuke seems accustomed to.

It seems that Kyousuke is quite annoyed at Kirino’s attitude to the extent of constantly having her on his mind throughout an entire school day.

As said in other reviews, the parents in this anime are pretty interesting too. Not the eccentric and immediately loveable characters like Akio and Sanae  from Clannad, but rather parents that seem more realistic. I dunno about you, but I don’t see many parents running around with 10kg of bread in their mouths. The sibling’s parents in this anime seem to be a strict father who doesn’t really say much more than “Uhuh…I see…” and the housewife (who lends to some humourous scenes). Hopefully they play a decent role as the series progresses.

Art

The art and animation quality of Ore no Imouto is very clean and smooth. Details are crisp, and movements are natural and fluid, so no complaints in this department. Character designs are suitable, but didn’t really leave a large impact after one episode. Maybe the characters will grow on me further, but right now they seem quite typical. That being said, the little sister character does seem quite loveable and is a potential favourite amongst the anime community.

Stay tuned for more!

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