English: OreImo Specials
Synonyms: My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Specials
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 22, 2011 to May 31, 2011
Duration: 28 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.951 (scored by 27728 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Feb 23, 2011
I imagine the producers at Aniplex were quite peeved and banging their heads against the wall about 6 episodes in, when they realized that their anime could be milked for at least another season. But what can they do now? There isn't enough episodes left to change the filler ending. Then one sensible producer, whom I will dub Jim, pointed out that there is this thing called the interwebz, and they could just post new episodes up there, if only for the sake of continuity. And all the studio were happy and had party that night, and Jim got a big promotion.
If you watched the original 12 episodes and liked it, then you'll probably like this, because it's more or less the exact same thing, only a slight different (and longer) ending. This arc DOES feature Kuroneko over Kirino, so if you're a fan of her then go wild. And of course to fans of the novel, this IS a faithful adaptation, so if you didn't like the filler ending then you'd probably like this one. Everything else, art, music, characters, still maintain the high level of quality as the tv series, so it is still the Ore no Imouto that we know and love.
Nothing else to say really, except with this new ending, hopes for a second season are high. *fingers crossed* =3 read more
Apr 2, 2012
i in fact liked these episodes, i felt like it gave the anime a much needed ending, or simply "better ending" if you will... a department which the anime left very un-satisfying... at first i had a hard time watching these because i saw it as "the sad-ending" but nope, its still light hearted and happy for everyone. adds also much needed character development for black cat *if you are truly not interested in the black cats story but want to know more about kirino then i don't think it would do any harm to simply watch the first ep and the last ep... but all in all; its only four episodes so you might as well just watch it all* read more
Jun 1, 2011
That being said, no I did not enjoy the specials at all. I understand this was an effort to continue the series with what little ongoing story material not covered in the televised series. However, from what was presented in the specials, I think that the overall series would've benefitted more from original televised ending. I do understand that the stories in light novels often continue even after their animated counterpart's intended ending and because of that we viewers are subjected, at many times, to sudden cliffhangers that leave the stories open ended. If a light novel series proved to be successful, the story may be revisited with a second season of animation. Animated specials, on the other hand, contain materials that were not featured in the televised series for reasons uncontrollable by the producers. They often feature side stories that provides insight into the story but not enough to further the development of the story on their own. For that reason, the animated special of Ore no Imouto failed. It was too short to be a second season on its own and contain too much development to be half-hearted animated special.
The animated special continues the story with what is considered the "true path" in line with the story development from the light novel. Kirino was removed from the main cast while Kuroneko and Kyosuke was pushed to the center stage. There were minor re-introductions of several secondary characters like Saori and the game club's president as well as the introduction of new characters like various members of the game development club and Sena Akagi. This too was another weak point of the animated specials. I never did like Kirino, however, she is the glue that ties this story together; removing her and placing Kyosuke as the story's focus was a stupid idea. Kyosuke, of course, can't function without being a hero coming to the rescue of young maidens and for that Kuroneko replaced Kirino's position. The story hinted at the romantic tension implied as the schoolmate replaced the younger sister's position but with all due intent, the romantic development between Kuroneko and Kyosuke was much anticipated. However, even that was cut short by second cliffhanger ending the animated special provided. And to further comment, nothing is more frustrating than seeing two Japanese teenagers taking such a puritanical approach to dating. Sena Akagi was hilarious and interesting for exactly 30 seconds. The gay joke dies quickly. The rest of the cast received no development. I won't comment much on the music or art as those rarely impact the value of an animation to me unless in the case that they were extraordinary; they weren't but they weren't bad either.
I do no hate animated special or the Ore no Imouto series but am just disappointed at the decision the production staff has taken. They could've just waited a while longer for the author to release more novels and created an eventful second season but instead they opted for a lackluster continuation that dragged on throughout the summer. In short, the animated specials were a story of Kyosuke and Kuroneko NOT doing anything.
Dec 23, 2012
This is definately something to watch if you found the series enjoyable....the only problem being that the two middle episodes don't really add anything to the emotions or story as far as progression (there was plenty enough build up in the series and so much character progression that these 2 episodes only really explore Ruri's relationship to Kousaka...which at this point is not the first thing on everyone's minds as Kirino is the main focus), and the first episode (except for minor details) is a repeat of episode 11 from the tv series. What sucked the most was the fact that Kirino was too much of a side figure throughout what should have been a revised closure since the one in the tv series was easily brushed aside.
That being said, i found that i could have just watched the end of the 3rd episode, and all of the 4th without missing much at all, but nevertheless, i did find episode 2 interesting. it's a good watch for sure read more
Aug 5, 2012
This "special" is actually the true arc that follows the Light Novel's original story, unlike the filler ending in episode 12 of the OreImo anime. It's comprised of 4 episodes so you could consider this as an extension of the first season.
To be completely honest, it was a bit unsatisfying. I know that this arc stays true to the Novel but I was hoping for some development between Manami and Kyousuke. Saori is not given enough time yet again, so she's still in the "shallow character" zone and guess what - more martyrdom for Kyousuke. The only characters that were actually given a significant portion of the time were Kuroneko and a newcomer - Sena.
Manami - a supporting character and clearly in the same boat as Sena priority wise, gets shafted and literally only makes 5-6 appearances throughout this arc. Why have the makers done something like this I have no idea but it definitely made this series inconsistent.
On the other hand we see plenty of development between Kuroneko and Kyousuke, we see that their relationship is starting to grow and change. I'd go as far as to say that it's slowly developing into a romance but I did get that impression a lot earlier while watching the first season of OreImo. There was always a subtle romantic atmosphere surrounding those two.
Kirino is absent for most of this arc (she left for america unlike in the filler ending where she decided to stay) so nothing to write on her; she does come back in episode 15 though. Nothing too dramatic. This arc doesn't really bring that much in terms of the story, even though a considerable amount of times passes in it; half a year if my memory serves me correctly. Basicaly it was just a way for the makers to get back on track, after the filler ending fiasco.
I will be looking forward to the 2nd season.
Apr 29, 2011
Story: Very good, number 8.
Here we have an alternate of 'Oreimo' unlike in the original 12 episode, she canceled here plans to go to the US, but here, she pursued it leaving her masochistic brother alone in here room, but not for long, co'z he found a replacement form her crazy primadonna and sadistic sister in Kuroneko, but unlike his sister, she's more reserve, restricted but still a mighty handful for the muchacho (Kyousuke). well it is what it is from MAL's info.
Art: fair number 6.
The way the characters were drawn are still the same, so not much to say here.
Sound: Fair 6.
Character: Good 7.
Well, the usual characters from the original 12 episode anime, were now reduced to cameo roles, so this special features new bunch of supporting characters, but, as usual there is still the main lead and one former supporting lead who is now the main lead, so who are they?
Kosaka Kyosuke: He one hell of a patient brother who would be willing to put up with his sister's demands and nasty rebuffs, now she gone (spoiler, it is said that the muchacho is gonna be fetching her from the US on the last special episode), he sees Ruri Goku as his sister's replacement despite his denials.
Ruri Goku: She also goes by the name "Kuroneko," she a member of the "Anime Girls Unite " were the muchacho's hermana is part of. But, unlike the muchacho's hermana, she doesn't treat the muchacho like a pierro (dog), but she does give him a lot of cold looks and nasty comments. according to MAL info she has develop feelings for the muchacho as seen in the special episode 3.
Genosuke Miura: He's the president of the so called "The Video game Research Club," were the muchacho and Ruri joined with, co'z the muchacho suggest it and the Ruri reluctantly tried it. According to info, he's the oldest senior student who hasn't graduate since he enters the school were both the main characters were attending. Oh and there were also 2 fatso twins and another gringo who were also part of the viejo gringo's (Miura) club and not to mentioned another otaku by the name of Akagi Sena who's not only a proficient game player and designer but also a BL otaku as well, she's also a tsundere like Ruri and also gives the muchacho the same cold treatment as Ruri does.
Overall they make the special episode great.
Enjoyment: Good 7.
Frankly, the reason for such rating is simple, because Kirino is not in it and the relationship between the muchacho and the lead chica makes it enjoyable to wish if they are to be in a more serious relationship.
Overall: Good 7.
Definitely it is something which anybody could enjoy, I mean the fact here is that the kind heated muchacho does have a silver lining in his life with the lead chica in it. But, then again I really do want his childhood friend Manami Tamaru to be his love interest........then again, like that's gonna happen.
Jun 8, 2011
First of all, before I make any remarks on these special episodes, I scored Ore No Imouto Konnani Kawaii Wake Ga Nai with a 4. There were lots of flutuations in quality, a big lack of criativity and a very, very annoying Kirino by the barrel full.
Nonetheless, I gave these specials a chance. I quite didn't like (or dislike) the first episode (the real episode 12) until the last part, when Kirino actually travalled to the USA.
It's in episodes 2 and 3 that I really, really loved these specials. The abcense of Kirino and the main role for Kuroneko payed off. There were lots of enjoyable moments, good dialogues and characters, even though some people may not like the excessive approach on the otaku community. I personally loved the Akagi-Fujoshi thing, the constant yaoi references and the acting.
Then, episode 4 kinda disappointed. Standard Ore No Imouto episode, Kirino as the main star (that's bad) and another bad conclusion. I mean, how''s it possible that after a bad ending, the producers create a series of specials to counter that, and still make the same mistake, ending, yet again, in an awful way?
I would like to stood out the excelent and very loveble character Kuroneko, which was very well voiced. Her lines were particullary pleasant, and she kept the show rolling with a good pacing.
My real problem with the True Route, is the following: being this an attempt to erase the original ending, it failed miserably, because it ends with another bad ending. That's why, independent of the great amount of enjoyment and particular affection to Kuroneko, I score the True Route with a 7. read more
Jun 4, 2011
Basically, if you finished and liked the first twelve episodes of Oreimo, you'll probably enjoy these specials as well. It's basically a longer ending which includes a different (true) ending for Kirino and her brother, and starts to focus more on Kuroneko's and Kyosuke's relationship as friends. Kyosuke basically starts helping out Kuroneko like he did with Kirino in these specials. A few new characters pop up in the anime to help the story progress a bit, so the audience can start to better understand Kuroneko and her personality (and also Kyosuke's as well). Most of these characters aren't worth mentioning, with the exception of one character who adds a good bit of perverted humor to the mix of these specials. The ending for these specials seemed sort of rushed and cheesy for me though, and was extremely predictable, so don't get your hopes up for a massive surprise or anything like that.
If you're into Oreimo, then just watch it. It has the same feel to it as the first 12 episodes, so it would probably be worth it to watch it if you even remotely liked the first season. You might even start to prefer Kuroneko over Kirino once you watch these specials. You never know. read more