After six years of living separately, brother and sister Akiko and Akito Himenokouji are finally reunited. The two used to be quite close, until their parents died and they were sent to live with separate foster families. Now the two can live together and go to the same school as brother and extremely loving sister!
It doesn’t take long before it becomes abundantly clear that Akiko has a huge brother complex. Unfortunately for Akiko, her brother only sees her as a little sister he must protect. But that won’t stop her from trying to win her brother’s affections!
Things are only complicated when more girls move in with the siblings, making Akiko even more determined than ever to keep her brother’s eyes only on her. That’s tough to do with other girls flaunting their swimsuit-clad bodies at Akito, fighting over who gets to take care of him, and otherwise meddling in Akiko's plans for her brother. This is going to be one fun household…!
"At the end of the day, at the end of the day when all was for naught, I can at least take pleasure in knowing that my little sister is waiting at home with open arms and a warm bosom." — Sophocles
Since the Armory Show of 1913, the state of Western Civilization has been one of decline. Though the rise of Modernist Art might not seem terribly significant to the average uneducated reader, the paradigm shift from Representational Art to Abstract Art planted the Seeds of Degeneracy that sprouted into the base and rotten Popular "Culture" that we are all so familiar with today. Indeed, with shameless and vile works like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey standing proudly at the vanguard of a modern Literary Movement that panders and coddles its audience, Western Literature has never been in more dire a state. What happened to authors who challenged their readers like real writers do? Where is the bravery? What happened to Subversive Literature like Great Expectations, a veritable seven-part Landmark Masterwork by David Copperfield about an orphan who goes to a secluded school that straddles the edge between "magic" and "reality"? And this horrible trend of dumbed-down throw-away culture is not limited to the realm of Literature (if horrible books like Twilight can even be called as such). We no longer have true artists like Fragonard whose shockingly honest and realistic depictions of the harsh reality of daily life were barred from the Paris Salon of 1863. But where the West has fallen, the East will rise, and today I am going to talk about the work that will undoubtedly serve as the herald of the most important Literary Movement of the new millennium: the Japanese animated television series "As Long as There's Love, It Doesn't Matter If He is My Brother, Right?"
There is a genre of writing called Allegorical Fiction. Considered by the vast majority of Rational and Moral Enlightenment thinkers to be the Highest form of Literature, the great Dutch librettist Voltaire famously said, "Give me not a story about a man who does deeds, but one where the man becomes the deeds." However, it is not nearly as accessible as a conventional linear narrative with wish-fulfillment elements like Fifty Shades of Grey and as it is very rare to find a work of Allegorical Fiction these days, it is an exceptionally rare treat to be fortunate enough to experience one. As such, we should be very thankful that the underground Japanese Literary Movement known as "Imoutocore" is giving us the opportunity to once again experience works from this all-but-forgotten genre.
The heart of Imoutocore is Family Values. Yes, these are the same Family Values that have been so savaged abandoned by the vulgar abomination that is Western Popular Culture, and it is a miracle that a small group of Japanese writers were somehow able to remember these vaunted Family Values after almost an entire century of Western Degeneracy. As Saint Thomas Aquinas so eloquently proclaimed on his deathbed, "As men there is much for which we should be thankful, but above all things, it is not the opportunity to know God for which I am most thankful, but the opportunity to know the bosom of my little sister." Thus, as Aquinas was one of the discoverers of Western Morality, we can infer that the central tenet of Family Values is the ability for one to love one's little sister.
Though the seminal Japanese light novel ("light" is short for "en-light-enment") "My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute" (Oreimo for short) is arguably the founding work of the Imoutocore Movement, the animated television adaptation of the light novel "As Long as There's Love, It Doesn't Matter If He is My Brother, Right?" (OniAi for short) will undoubtedly be remembered as the most important for both its deep and meaningful narrative and the sublime art and animation that was wrought from the hands of the maestros of Studio FUNimation. The crux of the story is what the early 20th century (aka. Pre-Degeneracy) Russian philosopher Edsger Dijkstra called "The Teapot of False Choice." Although Akito is living in the same house as his rightfully beloved little sister, he is surrounded by temptation in the form of other women. However, as this a work of Allegorical Fiction, the reader is not to think of them as "real" women. Instead, one is best served to think of each as a False Choice that together compose the metaphysical structure that Dijkstra termed "The Spout of Deontology." As for Akito, although it is tempting to think of him as some sort of Reader Avatar of sorts, he is what translators have varying called "The Cap of Moral Righteousness" or just "The Cap of Justice." When the Cap of Justice is in place, the only way for tea to escape the teapot is by following the Path of False Choices on the Spout of Deontology. Or in layman's terms, Akiko is best girl and a perfect miracle of the universe and MC is an ignoble gentleman for ignoring her and consorting with other females.
Although Visual Art is the most corrupted aspect of contemporary Western Civilization—recall that the Seeds of Degeneracy were planted by Modernist Artists in the first place—the Japanese arthouse film collective Studio FUNimation was able to shed the weight of one hundred years of Degenerate Art and produce what can objectively be called nothing less than a feast for the eyes. Drawn in the style of Socialist Realism that was favoured by Russian masters like Lu Xun and Ai Weiwei, a complete mastery of the female anatomical form is not only demonstrated in the art of "As Long as There's Love, It Doesn't Matter If He is My Brother, Right?" but employed as a key element of its unique style of visual storytelling. Indeed, even the Greeks were not fully confident in their mastery of the human form and frequently used lewd distractions like exposed genitalia in order to distract viewers from anatomical imperfections. Furthermore, they, nor any culture that followed were skillful enough to use the female form in such a bold way as the Siscons (the term that Imoutocore artists use to refer to themselves) do in this work. Boldly bringing new meaning to the term "False Choice," Akito's temptation is profoundly palatable in each and every scene where the talented artists of Studio FUNimation grace the screen with their powerful depictions of the components of The Spout of Deontology.
The reason why I started this review with a quote from the great Roman tragedian Sophocles is simple: "As Long as There's Love, It Doesn't Matter If He is My Brother, Right?" is a tragedy. In the end, Akito is unable to make the right choice, is unable to love his little sister, and is unable to uphold Family Values within his household. The ending of this story is perhaps the very saddest in Literature, as the heart of any viewer should wrench during the highly emotional climax and somber aftermath. And after everything, when we realize that his little sister will never truly know the love of her older brother, we also realize that just as Akito is doomed, Western Civilization is as well. But as the Korean sociologist Watari Wataru added to the end of one of his treatises recently, "My wife might have left me and I didn't get tenure, but goddamn am I glad that OniAi is getting a second season."read more
Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! is one of those Ecchi-anime which happen to pop up once in a while and though there may be a ton of crappy ones, some of them at least have a decent story, or a good sense of humor, making up for the usual flaws Ecchi-anime often have.
But nope, we are out of luck with this one, meaning that this anime does not have a decent story and while we´re at it, it also lacks of interesting characters, character development and all the other stuff that make up a decent anime.
To be fair, it´s an Ecchi, so there isn´t a real need for story and deep characters, I can somehow understand that point of view but it´s no excuse for not having it at all, saying: it´s Ecchi, so who cares about that crap, just add some boobs and panty shots and call it a day.
Is it really too much, if you ask for quality ?
Starting with an unbelievably embarrassing intro, which by the way sums up the whole anime, we get to know a handful of girls who all try to seduce one guy.
By the way, thats all there is to it, that is the whole story, once again, it´s an Ecchi but if you are really trying to make a good anime, even Ecchi needs at least SOMETHING you can work with.
There really is nothing special about the characters whatsoever, we got the brocon girl, the big titted brute, the bisexual pervert, the housewife and a loli, to top it all, we get to know a seemingly mentally disabled manga editor, who is so incredibly stupid that, well I can´t find words to describe her awkwardness.
If you like Ecchi, there are plenty of moments that will give you your 12 year old boy panty shot boner, the whole series consists mostly of Ecchi moments, perverted communication and girls seducing a boy who does not give a damn.
This is, suprisingly enough, the best part of the whole series, the main character just does not care about all the nymphomaniac crap that s going on in his home, letting all the girls run against a wall over and over again, funny, but no salvation, more like a sacrifice.
Talk about humor, I did not laugh that often during the nine episodes that I have watched, though there are plenty of funny scenes but they just did not get me.
So whats left ?
I really did not enjoy watching this anime, and it felt really awkward that after a week of waiting, I get nothing but brocon pervertedness and swimsuit-softporn.
3 points for this one, if you want real Ecchi, there is enough thats better and if you want real Comedy, there is even more than enough thats better.
But if you can enjoy anime without development, story, deep characters etc. then please, give it a try but don´t blame me, if you feel like your time was wasted.
Tsundere Right? Follow me. I don't like you one bit. Not at all
Reply: I don't see you as a love interest one bit. Not at all.
That wasn't Tsundere!
Every anime has its own priorities, or goals. If every anime was aiming for the same thing then there would be little variety. Shounen anime like one piece or naruto are meant to make the watchers enjoy awesome fights and power ups through a long adventure and Key productions such as Clannad and Angel beats are meant to be a romance story that could make a grown man cry.
OniAi(this anime) does not aim for a romance or action. Comedy is the only goal. If you expect a plot or a goal then this is not for you.
OniAi is an anime aiming to be a romantic comedy. Do not let the word romance fool you. It uses romance as comedy, there is no actual romance development.
OK. After all I have said it may sound I am a huge critic who hates this show. Not at all. In fact, I love it. It does its job splendidly making me smile and laugh so much throughout an episode I need to calm down because my face hurts due to smiling ( I am doing so as of now ).
The story is the little sister trying to win her brother's heart (kind of... the methods are... strange). It is hilarious with all the obstacles and events she has to overcome and how she gets past them.
The art is very nice, colorful and fits with the mood of happiness and laughter. The pictures bring out the best of each characters. However I have a tiny problem with the eyepatch which reminds me of evil pirates so it's an 8.
The sound is very well done and the characters voices could give you a good idea of what is going on, even if you don't understand ( trust me I tried ). The sound blends well with the show and amazing.
This is perhaps my favorite part of the show. The characters are all unique, though quite unrealistic and symbolizing a strange trait or characteristic their interactions are simply hilarious. I also love how the characters react to different situations and their strange attract to Akito ( the main character ). Best of all there is no stupid male perv that ruins moments by acting stupid stupid stupid. The introduction of new characters is equally enjoyable as you get to see new characters representing something you may like or would of liked to see.
A smile is much easier to make than a frown is so false. It usually takes a ton to make me laugh out loud. However, if it takes a ton to make me laugh out loud then this show would be like a trillion tons of comedy and happiness. I laugh at every moment and it does not make me sad, angry or depressed at all. This is pretty much laughing gas compressed and packed in an anime. Super duper enjoyable.
If you want to smile, laugh, have fun. Or just take a break from your stressful life, watch this. If you are simply looking for a story with a great plot or something this won't have it. I would consider this a masterpiece at what is does, which is comedy however I really do not expect much of a story. If you have seen one of those harems where the indecisive male lead gets nothing accomplished, expect it. However, this is not due to indecisiveness but to the uniqueness of the situation and how the anime would actually lower in grade due to plot. The comedy would greatly reduce if anything was actually accomplished and the unstable situation is what causes the laughter and happiness to overflow (kind of like how unstable ions can make explosions or something).
This is definitely a good watch for having fun. Try it! (if you read books it's kind of life Dr.Seuss books vs the Hunger Games or Harry Potter except this anime is wayyyyy funnier)read more
Guilty pleasures...things you know are bad but like them regardless. This show would have to be one of my biggest guilty pleasures of 2012. So generic, so predictable, yet funny and entertaining at the same time.
Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne, or OniAi, is yet another fan service heavy romance anime. An incestuous tale about about a high-school girl who, after six long years, finally gets to see her beloved brother. After some random unexplained developments, the story develops into a harem in just the first episode.
From there, the plot becomes extremely predictable to the point of just being plain sad. A mere copy and paste of every other bland romantic comedy. As if having one of those every season now isn't bad enough. At least add some twists to it like Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru did.
The characters are just as predictable. You have your normal guy main character who just wants a quiet life. Then you have your cast of horny, hot, and cute girls. All of which fall into generic anime stereotypes. Examples? Well you have your brother complex little sister, childhood friend, rich blond girl, and mature/seductive girl. I can't say they were not funny though. It is always amusing to watch anime chicks do crazy things for the one they love.
There isn't much i can say for the sound, except that i think the voice actors did a good job. They portrayed the cute cast of girls very well. The opening song and its suggestive scenes were pretty good too. Not to mention it was very erotic.
I loved the artwork in OniAi. Silver Link and their bright animations always gave me a pleasant feeling inside. The backgrounds were colorful, and the characters looked very attractive.
OniAi severely lacks in originality and effort to keep the viewers interested. Fan service and cliche jokes were the only thing that kept me watching. Honestly, that was all it took. Boobs and lame jokes had me watching this all the way to episode twelve. Sometimes, that is all it takes to make an anime enjoyable.
OniAi was an OK anime overall. Like i said in the beginning, this is a guilty pleasure. There are obviously many faults with it, but that does not mean you should completely condemn this series without giving it a shot. Lower your expectations and bit, and enjoy it for what it is.read more
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