Japanese: BROTHERS CONFLICT
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2013 to Sep 17, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisHinata Ema is the only daughter of a famous adventurer, Hinata Rintarou. One day, Ema learns that Rintarou is going to remarry with a successful apparel maker named Asahina Miwa. Since she doesn't want to disturb them, Ema decides to move out and live with her 13 new brothers in a mansion called Sunrise Residence. As they live under the same roof, romance is starting to grow between Ema and the Asahina brothers.
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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!
Hopefully this was helpful
~Ms9222 read more
Hi everyone! This is my first review so please treat me kindly. Thank you!
Brothers Conflict as an anime pales in comparison to its light novel and otome game version. As typical to other reverse harem animes, the plot is overly simplistic, shallow, and completely unrealistic. Other than the fact that a single girl manages to cause 13 men to fall in love with her, Chi's (the MC) interactions with her brothers are even more cliche, unrealistic, and hollow.
The episodes fail to fit together neatly into a continuous story as the episodes bounce from an interaction with one brother to another sporadically within its limited time frame. Chi's interaction with each brother lacks any depth and meaning that are necessary in a true romantic relationship. The story could have been told much better, especially since her "romantic moment" with each brother is practically forgotten in the next episode. Due to fact that this series is meant to only have 13 episodes, Chi's interaction with each of her brothers is rushed and ultimately, frivolous. For each episode, the focus is on at least 2 or 3 of the brothers as they interact and form a possible romantic connection with Chi. The pacing of the stoy at times can be confusing as viewers would wonder upon the beginning of the next episode, "Hey, what just happened with this brother (insert name)? Was the romantic moment between him and Chi completely forgotten?" Overall, the romantic elements of the story were poorly done and far too rushed to even give off that "Aww how cute~" feeling. Although this anime series just recently started, I can't even figure out who the main couple will be. I don't even think there will be a main couple because that would just complicate things and cram even more stuff into the limited episodes that will air. Even though this series just recently began, many plot holes were already discovered. For example, no one in the anime found it strange that a girl can just walk around the neighborhood with a squirrel and talk to it as if she doesn't have any friends in the real world.
The character designs were nicely done as their image more or less fits their personality. The background seemed slightly out of place as the setting often seems to be more like a landscape painting than the background of an anime. However, this type of art didn't take away the mood in the presented scenes or Chi's feelings at the moment. Occassionally, the background mood would emphasize the feelings that Chi was sorting through at the moment. The colors used on the setting were more or less realistic. The characters' clothes often stayed the same with Chi usually in her school uniform (and sometimes casual wear). Unless there was a special occasion or outing, everyone typically dressed the same. The art is typically shoujo with a cute heroine and attractive/cute males surrounding her.
The animation sometimes can be awful. For example, when the characters are walking, it seems like they are walking in place. The sport scenes aren't animated. When someone falls, they fall awkwardly and occasionally, there are some random slow motion scenes. In other words, the animation can sometimes be obviously broken and haphazard. I honestly hope that in the future episodes, there will be less problems with the animation. Other than that, the scenes transition well most of the time.
The OP is pretty catchy and cute, but the ED is even better. The episodes generally tend to start out with 2-3 brother confessing their love for Chi. Then the OP begins with a catchy song. The ED reminded me of UtaPri with the singing and dancing brothers (which is why I love it!) Yuusuke (the red head brother) starts to sing the ED and let's just say that he isn't the best singer out there. However, as you continue to watch more episodes, his singing grows on you...more or less. There is relatively little to no background music or sounds throughout the episodes. Most of the voice actors do well to match with their character. However, Juri the squirrel (Chi's pet) talks a lot and his voice can be really annoying. When I first watched this, I expected a cute, adorable squirrel going "Chiiii Chiiii", but instead, I discovered an overprotective, grouchy romance-killer that talks more than the MC does. Thankfully, his scenes in the anime gradually decrease and he becomes more of a comical figure to the story. Wataru's (the youngest brother) voice didn't match his character very well in the first episode but his seiyuu improves on the next episodes. Also, many of the seiyuus in Uta Prince no Sama Maji Love 2000% are in this anime, so if you like UtaPri, go ahead and watch this anime.
Reverse harem MCs generally tend to be the following: shy, easily blushing, easily agitated, overemotional airheads, whose dialogue mainly consists of "Ehhh?, Kyaa!!!, Whaaa?, etc." which drive fellow viewers insane. Good news: Chi is more tolerable than your typical shoujo crybabies. Bad news: Her personality is more or less like a doormat. She is almost like the MC from Amnesia with her little to no personality. Her squirrel has more personality than she does. On the other hand, she has a shy, introverted personality that makes her cute and lovable but she is so freaking annoyingly submissive that she allows her brothers to boss her around and step all over her. Other than that submissive nature of hers, she is quite refreshing as a MC for a reverse harem anime. She is able to be pretty calm living under the roof with so many boys, which is unrealistic but somewhat interesting. Her character is actually pretty unrealistic since all she really does is "react". The 13 men generally have stereotypical personalities. You have a megane bishie, a Jinguji Ren (womanizer), shota, tsundere, kuudere, bumbling sweetheart, prince, twins, jerks, etc. Basically, if you love bishies and reverse harems, this is your anime heaven. Good luck trying to remember all their names. It is about as easy as remembering all the members from Super Junior. XD Some of the guys are more fleshed out than others but this show is just beginning so let's hope there will be more character development for all the characters in the future.
Basically, this is a horrible anime since the romance is rushed and the animation can be wonky. Personally, I find this my guilty pleasure since I love bishies. :p I enjoy watching reverse harems and I like this MC since she isn't super cliche and she doesn't whine or cry over every little thing, which gives her brownie points in my opinion. This anime is merely lighthearted entertainment that one would watch just for the heck of it (or just for the bishies xD). I enjoyed it since the characters can act really cute and adorable at times. I thought BroCon strayed from the stereotypical reverse harem animes due to the fact of the sheer number of guys in the harem. This is probably the biggest reverse harem in any anime, which makes it pretty unique in its own wacky way.
The only reason I watch this is because 1) there are bishies and 2) the cliche romantic moments can be quite cute. However, to the general public out there, if you are looking for OTPs, true romance, character development, slice of life, action, or a good anime, Brother Conflict IS NOT for you. This anime is within the ranks of Amnesia and UtaPri. That in itself already tells you how mediocre it is. If you decide to watch this anime to indulge in your guilty pleasure or for the sake of bishies, then go ahead and join the club. XD
Thank you for reading this review and I hope it helps! :) read more
Watch out: both of these series are absolute guilty pleasures. The main character is forced to live with several brothers she has never seen before. As always with (reverse) harems, all the boys want to be with her.
Two stories with extremily passive main characters surrounded by handsome guys that all wish to have her.
- Has triplets
- Step brothers
- Reverse harem
- Brothers Conflict (normal human world) x Diabolik Lovers (supernatural with vampires)
The main female from both series must live with a new family. She doesn't know what to expect from them. In BroCon, she meets 14 step brothers who are all talented and beautiful. We have a doctor/father-figure, lawyer/home-cook/caretaker, cross-dresser, game developer, hairstylist, Idol, voice actors, pro basketball player, florist/gardener, Monk/hostess, a student who goes to the same school as the heroine (her crush), and finally cute little brother. They all fall in love with her and have accepted her to their family. They will protect her. While in Diabolik Lovers, we have vampires who want her blood and have taken interests in her. They will do anything to her. Talented voice actors can be heard from both series. Both series are adapted from an otome visual novel and categorized as reverse harem.
both anime are about a girl forced into a situation by their father which leads them surrounded by a bunch of beautiful male testosterone
both have attractive males with each of their own unique personalities, to rival the others to compete for the 'beauty *passive/useless/quiet* in distress' in their own way
both are different in the way the surrounding boys 'act' upon the main protagonists feelings, where one is the stand alone same old harem, and the other is an S&M type, appealing to those types of audiences
they are similar in the bunch of beautiful handsome males surrounding a timid and standoffish girl, but the audience factor is different, you might like one if you like the other, but it depends.
*They are same but in BC guys are normal while in DL guys are vampires.
Female protagonist transferring into a giant mansion with a bunch of seductive - and sadistic - guys who are brothers. One is an unrequited sibling-love while the other is a dark shoujo romance. Both have a slow plot and zero character development though both are interesting shoujo shows.
Both anime series have so many similarities, it's unbelievable.
Of course, both series are reverse harems. Involving a girl - who's sweet personality is overdone and boring, making the brothers actually the most interesting characters in both series. Each episode brings out the same sort of outcome - another brother makes some sort of move on the uninteresting girls. Diabolik Lovers is more to suck the girl's blood. Brothers Conflict, more trying to win her heart. Either way, it's not all that exciting.
Eventually there is some lame "plot twist" although there really isn't a plot in either of them to begin with, but I guess there isn't much to complain about considering it really makes no difference.
But on a serious note - if you've "enjoyed" one of these, then you'll enjoy the other. Both these series are here purely for entertainment, we're here for the humour of it all - not for the plot.
Both are full of hot guys with different personality that will makes all of you fangirls go "kyaa"
Both have an innocent girl that out of place.
Both girl got into the situation because of her father.
Both are Shoujo genre anime.
-guy's after 1 girl
a little rapey
Two stories with extremily passive main characters surrounded by handsome guys that all wish to have her.
The main heroine from both series have similar personality. Both are surrounded by good looking guys who have fallen in love with her. Also they have a partner who helps them out when she needs it. They protect her and give her advice. Both series are based on a reverse harem visual novel.
They both involve a girl who is surrounded by super hot guys and the girl is pathetic(no offence) and she has problems and is very quiet and mostly just talks to herself. They are very similiar, when you watch, you will know what i mean!!
-Both main characters are surrounded by a lot of gorgeous guys
-Both main characters have a sidekick that guide them (Ema-Juli) (Heroine-Orion)
-Includes some tense romantic stuff
-Unfortunately, both female characters are quiet/shy, usually thinks to themselves or chats with their sidekick
-Based on an otome game
-REVERSE HAREM =w= lol
Girls have kind of the same personality, both are loved by the guys around them, every guy gets his own episode.
Opening Theme"BELOVED×SURVIVAL" by Gero
Ending Theme"14 to 1" by ASAHINA Bros.+JULI
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