English: OreImo. Specials
Synonyms: My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute 2 Specials, Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 2 Specials
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 18, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.941 (scored by 18368 users)
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SynopsisEpisodes 14-16 of OreImo 2, to finish adapting the novels of OreImo.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Prequel: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
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I'll be honest here, I simply hate series that reach climaxes for certain issues, just to balance them out on every side in the end. OreImo 2 Specials are a beautiful example of such a case, bringing me (as well as many others) unbelievable displeasing, just in 3 episodes.
Assuming you've seen the first season with its specials as well as the second season, many suggest you to avoid these specials, since you might be better off without seeing them. I'll put it this way, if you are an anime-only watcher, I still think you should see them, since the ending is what it is, you cannot change it. However, it wouldn't be good to leave it out since you've got all the way here. It does round up and finishes the story, although on a dreadful way.
The climaxes and then balancing in the end that I have pointed out earlier is clearly visible. There is much drama shown through the first two episodes of the specials, bringing you the feeling that there will be a strong finish. But no, the third episode throws everything on the ground and stomps on it. All the climaxes and peaks of excitement, all the boldness and directness is shot down and nulled in a matter of seconds.
Many like to argue that the anime adaptation wasn't done right and that the light novel ended better. Well, there was quite a difference in the finish, since the ending relationship wasn't so nulled there. All in all, if you were to get my advice, reading the light novel would overall be a better choice. That is if you both read the light novels and watch the anime. Since many only watch the anime, and if you are one of those, I strongly suggest you to prepare yourself for what's going to go down.
In the end, I would have to say that these specials were a huge letdown. In 2 episodes, they get our hopes high by showing all those crucial and emotional scenes, just to totally deflect and flat that down in the final, 3rd episode. If you like fairy tale endings, in which the male and female characters live alone happily ever after, then you are going to get mad big time. read more
There really is no other way to visualise the plot of these last three episodes other than the metaphorical fist of God flattening everything you once knew about a harem king and his own little world. Whether the ending itself is satisfactory or not is entirely up to you, your expectations and how soon you realised it was inevitable. This does not excuse the incredibly poor execution of the conclusion to a show I wish I could hold in the harem halls of fame.
I will, unlike many, avoid using spoilers in this summary because I believe these episodes should come with a warning label attached to them. Something like, "Attention human! If you continue down this path you are now aware this plot was rushed and condensed into far too few an episode number due to pressure on the author and writers." Not that it really excuses the poor quality as production could have been held back or simply spanned more episodes, but that was not the desire of the producers. This review will also be short, because there isn't much to comment on that isn't the same as a previous series or just wild opinions.
Any and all hope of a story is long gone by this point in the show. The only credit that can be given is that we simply have an ending, and not a series of questions that were left over from season 2. Though, if you were expecting to have your questions satisfied, you'd better leave behind any attachment you had to anyone and everything first.
The art was the same quality as the previous season, so of course it gets its usual high calibre score.
Again, similar to the previous season and so high quality.
I will not slate the characters to their deaths here, because they suffer enough in this short span of screen time. Instead, to summarise, no character is left untouched, with the exception of Ayase who was dealt with in the previous season. You will be shocked, and you probably won't like it. Even the incredible performance by Kuroneko is not enough to shield her from the inevitable destruction. You may even get angry when they mess about with Manami. I punched the desk and it hurt, a lot. If you've seen what's coming, at least this will be less painful to you than it has been for some other viewers - one of my friends literally screamed at his monitor upon viewing the aftermath of this tragic resolution.
Whilst I was somewhat shielded from the pain because I saw this coming back in season 1, it did not make this any more comfortable to watch. When you do decide to sit through it, bear with the whole hour in one go and make sure you have some time afterwards to sit and think about it, because it's probably going to be heavy on your mind.
The Final Verdict: 3/10
The whole project became more and more time constrained towards the end of season 2 so it was no surprise that when the three OVAs were released the quality was even worse. Despite all the negative criticism that the OreImo OVAs receive, I would recommend that you watch it to complete the season. It will at least give you a more complete finish, no matter whether you like or dislike it. There are also a few important ideas about the theme of incest that are almost-but-not-quite explored, which may promote some interesting topics to think on. Most importantly, if you can remember the good from the seasons before it, you might just be able to forgive some of the ending and save yourself from buying that new monitor.
In both series the main protagonist has an incestous relationship with his little sister, also the protagonists struggle with their feelings thoughtout the series as it is no easy topic.
Although Koi Kaze has more of a mature, drama filled atmosphere both animes are thought provoking and have the courage to aproach one of the modern worlds remaining taboos in their own ways.
Definetly recommended to all those who are not afraid or wish to learn more about incest in modern society
Opening Theme"reunion" by ClariS
Ending Theme#1: "The last ceremony" by Kuroneko (CV: Kana Hanazawa)
#2: "will" by Kirino Kousaka (CV:Ayana Taketatsu)
#3: "Thank You" by Kirino Kousaka (CV: Ayana Taketatsu)
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