Light Novel Adaptation of Oniichan dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! by Silverlink
Premise: After six years apart, Akiko Himenokouji is funally going to see her brother again, but therOH GOD STOP NO YOU CAN’T MAKE ME DO THIS I’LL GET OUT OF HERE AND ESCAPE THIS NIGHTMARE YOU’LL SEE THESE CHAINS CAN’T HOLD ME NO STOP WHAT ARE YOU DOING AAAARRRRRRGGGHHHH
Dragonzigg’s Verdict: Worse than junk
I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of bad media. There’s a certain thrill, a certain glorious absurdity to something so breathtakingly bad, something that so outreached what it aimed to be, that there can be amusment or interest in consuming it. I volunteered/was press ganged into taking this show in the hopes some of that absurdity could be found here. The point is, my pain tolerance is high. therefore, pay attention when I say to you:
Do not watch this show.
Even if the entirely repulsive concept didn’t turn you off already, the appalling execution of every part of this endeavor will. There’s not even the barest hint of a story, of any sort of likeable personalities or, god forbid, any humour or irony. Just a cheap, ugly container for a bunch of creepy as fuck fetishes. Things that are better than this show include invasive surgery, a brief spell in jail or being burnt at the stake. Things that have more wit and character than this show include rocks, several of the larger varieties of spore and the sucking, empty void of deep space.
Jel’s Verdict: Shallow Gene Pool
This is possibly the worst thing I’ve ever watched. There is ZERO attempt at story or characterization along with some half-hearted incidental attempts at humor. It’s like a hentai setup without the hentai, there’s absolutely nothing of value whatsoever. Just a blank slate male protagonist for the viewer to project himself on and pretend a bunch of cute anime clichés are trying to bed him for no discernible reason. If you’re going to make me dig for positives, the eyepatch girl could be cool in a different show and at least the main guy doesn’t seem to be into his sister. But are we really at the point where not wanting to sleep with your sister is a positive trait and not just common human decency? Other than watching purely for the train wreck factor, avoid this at all costs.
If for some reason you are not convinced and absolutely MUST watch anyway, I nominate WHY NOT IMOUTO??? as the official unofficial title of this show. As this season’s spiritual successor to NakaImo (aka WHO IS IMOUTO???), it is only fitting we give it a ridiculous shorthand name.
Lifesong’s Verdict: Aggressively Fetishistic
This anime starts off slow, making sure we get a good look at this imouto as she rushes home to meet with her Oniichan for the first time in years. After giving us a good dose of her imouto personality, and several camera pans latter she arrives home. Right off the bat I am stricken with the obvious; this anime wants you to invest in their heroine really badly, and are not even trying to hide behind some greater plot reason; here is your imouto, she in completely devoted to you, and wants in your pants, go! There is literally no shame here at all.
This show is incredibly self-aware, and honest; however, that won’t make this any less painful for those of you who do not buy into the imouto fetish. I found this anime at least moderately funny, and frankly actually feel bad about it. Like what am I doing with myself that I actually understand all these jokes? That one anal joke? Damn it! I got that even without the subber’s note. That said this anime is by no means something anyone outside the imouto fan-base will enjoy. For those initiated there may be a sense of this is so bad it’s incredible, but if you are not so inclined then I will say this clearly: Avoid with the power of a thousand suns! You will never know any better, but the you that suffered through this in another time line is thanking me for the warning.
Iro’s Verdict: Cleanse with Holy Flame
Hentai manga without the sex. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Marlin’s Verdict: And then burn it again.
The way this dude acts you’d almost think he knows his sister has some kind of mental problem. Otherwise, he is being way too chill about all this propositioning. Considering how these other girls act, maybe by the end of the show we’ll learn that it was all actually about an insane asylum and the high school aesthetic was only the delusional construct of our sick little imouto.