Alternate titles: BROCON, My Older Brothers Can’t Be This Creepy!
Visual novel adaptation by Brains Base
Premise: A young girl decides to move in with her 13 step brothers. They are very pretty. That’s pretty much the entire plot.
Jel’s Verdict: My Onii-chan Harem Is Wrong As I Expected
With a name like BROCON, I must admit I did not have very high expectations for this, and yet somehow it managed to be even worse than I imagined. This wasn’t so much an episode of a television show as it was a sequence of scenes that acted as an excuse for various men to flirt with and tease their considerably younger step sister. It’s boring, pointless, and downright creepy; and I’m not even going to mention the talking
chinchilla squirrel. I’m all for hot guys and bright colors and sparkles and what not — it’s certainly only fair considering how much anime caters to the lonely male demographic — but just as those shows are awful when they try too hard to cater to their audience, it’s pretty much the same case here. Just go watch Free!.
Lifesong’s Verdict: Incredibly Bad
Infodump the Squirrel introduces us to a bunch of creepy dudes who have adopted our protagonist to become their harem master. There might be a decent wish fullfilment fantasy for someone in the original story, but everything about this adaptation is just awful. I used to think that otome game anime adaptations were pretty bad, but until now I hadn’t seen the full scope of bad and what that is capable of meaning. For one example, I think they may have forgotten to hire a director. There is one scene where the camera literally pans over a blank ceiling for a portion of time. By the way, what is up with the magical squirrel? Ah well, I am out of here. I can’t say I am going to lose any sleep over this, but I do feel bad for any of the ladies who may have been looking forward to watching it. Apparently your otome game adaptations are just destined to be really, really bad.