Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 21, 2012
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisHimenokouji twins Akito and Akiko have finally reunited with each other after separation due to the death of their parents. After six years of living apart they suddenly began to live under the same roof due to Akito's desire to live as a family unit once more. Things were fine at first until Akiko began to express her incestuous love for her older brother, who only sees her as a little sister.
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"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
the harem genre is an interessting phenomenon. altough its premisses are completly delusional, it is this very fact, that can be used to produce quite an entertainment. but of course, chances are high, that the result is just annoying. „Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!“ is certainly the latter.
usually --at least that is the impression i have so far--, the whole plot is resolving arround the incapability of the male protagoist in transcending his infantile characteristics in regard to his sexuality, so that he is either in a state of paralysis or in an attitude of complete avoidance, when targeted by the naturally quite aggressive and voluptuous females surrounding him. well, since this is certainly not enough to advance the plot, there is likely to be an attempt of an interessting background story, complicated relationships, et cetera, et cetera. that is/should be stuff we are able to relate to, because it corresponds more to our actual experience and that shows a distinct sense of humour.
but not in this case. all you get is just a boring and faceless male character, whith no deeper emotional or sexual affections whatsoever, who is having unending monotonous dialogues about crap with the other equaly boring and faceless female protagonists, living under the same roof, while they are hitting on him in the most exaggerated presentation of cliche. actually, it was not just boring. the complete lack of imagination and innovation, and the mindless overcompensation by fan service made watching tiresome, even annoying. after half of the season, i couldn't stand it anymore. so, don't waste your time. read more
- Both a story about a brother and sister where one wants an incestuous relationship
- It's not as blatant, but the art is similar as is the storyline
- Incest relationship without harem
Brother-sister incest is the topic of both titles, although OreImo takes a more calm and quasi-serious approach while OniAi is almost exclusively comedy and fanservice. Both involve the pressing question of whether fiction is indeed separate from reality (Kirino's eroge and Akito's novels). Both also feature other girls who, together with the younger sister, form some degree of a harem. Kirino and Akiko are also similar in their iconic perverted-ness.
Both animes follow the concept of little sisters. Though the little sister's personality is flipped in Onii.
Many people may find Onii to be less enjoying compared to the mass favourited Oreimo. You can sense some kind of weird incest sh*t goin on in the title already.
BUT some others can find incest enjoying in anime, therefore you may find the romance you want between the sibling leads that you did not find in Oreimo.
Instead of a conflict and tension between siblings , Oniai is the opposite, the little sister is in love with her brother. while in Ore no Imouto ; the little sister pretty much hates her brother I think. Anyways I think if you like Ore no Imouto you're gunna like this anime.
Both involves brocon.
Both have a the same harem, comedy and school genre.
Both involves the harem who wants to pop the guy's cherries.
In one anime the guy has to find out who among his harem is his sister, while in the other anime the guy knows who his sister is.
The guy in one anime is filthy rich, while the guy in the other anime has to run the dormitory to earn a living.
The harem in one anime lives with the guy, while the harem in the other anime lives away from the guy.
Same sibling comedy ecchi loveness
These two anime have very similar themes- romance/comedy, harem. The male lead tries to avoid sibling love, ends up meeting a bunch of girls who become romantically interested in him. Very similar.
If you liked one you may like another one.
both harem and romance
both suddenly get a younger sister
These two series are both about love between a brother and a sister.
In NakaImo, the main guy must find a marriage partner at his new school in order to claim his huge inheritance. The catch? His sister also attends that school.
In OniAi, the main guy is reunited with his little sister after six years apart, only for said sister to repeatedly express her incestuous love towards him.
NakaImo has a little more mystery (nothing complex at all) and OniAi is maybe more comedic, but essentially, if you liked one, you will enjoy the other.
Opening Theme"SELF PRODUCER" by Minori Chihara (eps 2-12)
Ending Theme#1: "SELF PRODUCER" by Minori Chihara (ep 1)
#2: "Life-Ru is LOVE-Ru!! (Lifeる is LOVEる!!)" by Liliana Sisters (Ibuki Kido, Minori Chihara, Eri Kitamura and Asami Shimoda) (eps 2-12)
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