Just because you’re my brother doesn’t mean there can’t be love ! (Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne)

(12 episodes)

What’s it about ?

The title says it all, doesn’t it ?

Characters

Akiko, our protagonist, has just moved to her brother Akito’s high school dorm after six years living apart. (The reason why they’ve been separated for so long, or indeed whether they have any parents at all, is left unstated.) For some reason she’s madly in love with him, and tries to sex him up at every opportunity.

To Akito’s credit, he’s completely baffled by this, and tries as tactfully as possibly to push her advances away. Well, until ten minutes into the show, where he stops being subtle.

Because this premise gets annoyingly repetitive already by the halfway point, the show spices things up by adding three other female roommates : the brash tomboy with an inexplicable eyepatch, the emotionless deadpan snarker, and the nice one. Because lazy storytelling, all five of them are somehow make up the student council.

Production Values

It’s a shame Silver Link get wasted on animating this crap, because at least they’re making it look decent. Well, aside from the numerous close-up on female thighs. (Boobs aren’t forgotten either.)

Overall Impression

Oh dear gods please shoot me. Akiko is thoroughly annoying within mniutes of showing up on screen, and stays that way throughout. I suppose this show is slightly better than its ilk for making its central point that everyone thinks that Akiko’s obsession is ludicrous and unhealthy. The problem is that the joke is barely funny to start with, and certainly isn’t anymore by the hundredth time it’s hammered home.

A comedy show that’s dreadfully unfunny. Avoid.
(But then, as someone who actually has a younger sister, I get the feeling I’m not in the audience for those siscon/brocon shows and just shouldn’t bother with any of them.)

via [In which I review] New anime, Fall 2012 – Page 4.

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Jhiday

I've been kinda blogging about anime for years... but mostly on forums (such as RPG.net's Tangency) and other sites. This site is an archive for all that stuff, just in case.

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