Imagine being the only child your whole life, and then suddenly finding yourself gaining 13 step-brothers!
Ema Hinata's lonely life takes a new and exciting turn when her single father Rintarou Hinata, a famous adventurer, falls in love and marries Miwa Asahina, an apparel maker. In order to give the newly-wed couple space, Ema starts living with her new step-brothers in a mansion called Sunrise Residence and for the first time, experiences being part of a lively and big family. She finally feels safe and content.
Each brother has his own unique personality, and Ema soon realizes that it is not only family love that grows between them, but romance as well. Which brother will be the one to steal her heart in the end?
So I just got done watching Brothers Conflict, the shoujo anime of the summer season 2013. So in Brothers Conflict we are following Ema Hinata, a young girl of 16 years old that decided to live with her 13 so called 'siblings' and here is where the trouble begins.
Story: 4/10 The story is very simple, it is a reverse harem it speaks for itself. Girl lives with brothers, all the brothers want a piece of her (or at least most of them). The sad thing is that each episode basically jumps from brother to brother, the main character Ema doesn't form a strong bond with any of the brothers because of the continuesly jumping from one to the other yet most of the brothers all want a romanctic relationship with her while they barely know anything about our main character Ema. But I will delve into this further in the character section.
The reason why I gave the story a 4/10 is because it is a very mainstream anime and not a lot happens, it is all centered around one question which is: who gets the girl? which is exactly the point of a reverse harem. The odd thing that bothers me is that each time you see one of the brothers on screen with Ema they either hug her or kiss her or in the very least touch her and after all that happened she just carries on with her day like nothing of the sorts happened though she consiously knows how all of them feel about her but it just seems like she shrugs it off like it is an everyday thing. Although she proclaims to only want to be 'siblings' with her brothers she gradually allows any of the guys to kiss her and do anything with her as they please.
From episode 1 she knows that they aren't really her siblings since her dad married their mother so technically non of them are related by blood only they are legally a family on paper. Eventhough she knows this she still continues to call them her 'siblings' which is disturbing since the fact that almost everyone of them want to have a romantic relationship with our main character Ema. Everytime she called them her siblings I found myself yelling at the screen 'You aren't siblings! realize that!'
Art: 7/10 the art is basically the save and grace for this anime, the animation is beautiful and fluent, the backgrounds are spendidly done and of course the originality of each character is beautifully portrait. Each one of the brothers are easy to recognize by either hair style/hair color and the color of their eyes. The only downside I have on the art is that the emotions aren't easily recognizable on their faces. Even when they are happy they are very mediocre about it.
Sound: 5/10 the sound was very average in my opinion, each time the intro music and the outro music began to play I found myself skipping over it entirely since I didn't enjoy listening to them. The lyrics weren't the best either, the music is very upbeat and fast paced. Not that there is anything wrong with an upbeat song and I understand they needed to make a happy sounding opening/ending since it is a reverse harem and it is all about romance but I felt like it wasn't necessary. It wasn't bad so to say but it wasn't really enjoyable to me but that is just my personal opinion, each person has his or her own taste of music.
Character: 3/10 The character development is very bad to say the least. Like I said before each episode focuses on one brother at a time and since we have 13 brothers in the house and our main character Ema, character development is very limited.
Not to mention that Ema our lovely main character is as emotional as a brick wall. What is so appealing to her that almost every guy wants a romantic relationship with her? The only traits she has is that she is a nice and caring person and likes video games. That's it. Nothing more.
The fact annoys me that the brothers barely spoke with her and immediatly they have a crush on her, with some of the brothers she has a better connection then with the others but eventhough despite this most of them want her, is it because she is good looking? Not particularly, she looks like an average young girl. Is it because of her character then? No because her emotions are turned off 24/7. So what is it? It is because she is our main character and so that makes it automatically the person everyone desires.
Because it has so many characters and only 12 episodes the character development was sadly nowhere to be found.
Enjoyment: 7/10 despite all the negative aspects of this anime I found it rather enjoyable. not because of the story writing or the characters but mostly because I had a good laugh out of it, every time one of the guys had an encounter with Ema that didn't make any sense at all I found myself at least given a chuckle about this whole affair.
I might give a little spoiler here but in one of the scenes one of the brothers realized he wanted to grow more before he can be a good man to her and it was a very dramatic scene with sad music playing in the background and you know that this was one of those scenes that was meant to make your heart break but instead I found myself laughing on the floor because especially that brother had barely any interactions with her at all.
So my overall score of this anime is a 5/10. If you are into the harem genre I would recommend it or either if you want to laugh at a romantic story that doesn't make any sense at all this is the anime for you!
So I barely ever write reviews but I just have to share my opinions on this horrible anime.
Brothers conflict is a reverse harem, and probably the worst one out there. I don't really dislike anime that easily, but this anime is the worst anime i've seen. (Ps: Excuse my horrible punctuation)
Alright, to sum it up it's basically about a girl who's always been alone in her childhood (excluding the squirrel) and then her father decides to marry a woman that has 13 sons (like seriously? wtf how could she conceive 13 boys without dying) anyway, she ends up moving to the house where 12 of the sons live. And of course, they all start liking her and fighting over her without reason.
The story was a pile of absolute shit.
it was very cliché (girl moving to a house/school full with boys) but that wasn't even the problem. It's not so much lacking comedy, the comedy is just horrible that it's basically non existant. They even manage to mess up the classic "overreactions" that anime characters usually make. The jokes that are made don't match the voice acting and the characters expressions, and just end up looking extremely awkward. The problems/events that happen during the anime are just plain dumb and make no sense - making the anime super boring.
I admit the art in this anime is not THAT bad, but i've seen alot better. The backgrounds are quite dull and boring.
Okay one of the few things that pissed me off was the fact that the voice of Wataru did NOT match the characters voice AT ALL. It's like placing a cute anime character in a cute shoujo setting but then giving him the voice of fucking godzilla or some shit. Some characters fit their voice actors but some absolutely don't. The squirrels voice was the most annoying out of all, but i'll get into that later.
An character could be casually looking but the voice of it would be excited and laughing, Making the voice acting not match the actual expressions of the characters. I've also seen a few out of sync voice acting (when the character doesn't have their mouth open and moving but the voice is still playing).
Other than character voices I enjoyed the theme song, and the ending song with the dance.
Oh my god, the fucking squirrel. I can not handle that thing, it made me want to jump of a cliff. it was constantly ruining the mood and failed with it's attempts at jokes. Not even a funny type of 'ruining the mood' that usually happens within anime. As for the other characters : they're ok, some don't make fuckin sense in what they dobut basically the entire anime series doesn't make sense anyway. The heroine was really annoying, she wasn't standing up for herself or saying anything back, the anime could've been way better without a cliché annoying heroine.
None, I got so bored watching this anime. It had so many flaws it made me focus more on them then the actual story.
It's a piece of shit, and even I, an reverse harem lover thought this was complete shit.
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I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to watch this anime. But I do know watching this anime was a complete struggle.
Story: The storyline is fairly simple: dad remarries, daughter moves in with 'brothers'-they certainly don't act like brothers-and 'shenanigans' ensue. Predictable and incredibly dull. Although this anime is only twelve episodes long, it felt longer and it was a chore for me to watch. I can't even remember how it ended. 1/10
Art: I am just going to cut to the chase and say that I didn't like the art. While it is more appealing than the actual story, that doesn't really say a lot. The art is boring for lack of a better word. 3/10
Sound: I despised the opening...it was tedious in every way possible. I don't have any words to describe how bad it is. 2/10
Characters: Oh boy, on a scale of 1 to Haruka from Uta no Prince-sama on the irritating metre, the female protagonist is about as annoying and spineless as Haruka is. She barely reacted when her so-called brothers were being perverted and hitting on her. I hoped that she would stand up for herself and tell them to back off. The vast majority of the characters fade into the background. 1/10
Enjoyment: Needless to say I didn't like this anime. At all. It was pure torture. 2/10read more
Well this anime earn my 2nd worst anime to watch. Reason the story start with a girl that live with 13 brother way older then her and wait the story lead to nothing and if I was the writer of the script I will be a shame to put a anime that have no development of the personage how so ever and to add the love that the brothers show the female lead personage is almost shameful. I just believe that should create a better story that to traumatize the girl in the show. Well to say that the show need better arts as the Female lead she where 90% of the show the school uniform and useless character as Squirrel that is maybe 5% of the show. I do not recommend that show to been watch because even the script that is use make no scent how so ever. I do not recommend the waste of 13 episode to watch this show.read more
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