Synonyms: My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute
Oct 3, 2010 to Dec 19, 2010
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisKyousuke Kousaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student, hasn't gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyousuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever.
One day, however, Kyousuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime entitled Hoshikuzu Witch Meruru (Stardust Witch Meruru), which had fallen into the entranceway of his house. To Kyousuke's surprise, inside the case is a hidden adult video game titled Imouto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!). Kyousuke attempts to fish out the culprit who dropped the case by bringing up the topic of magical girl anime at the family dinner table. All that comes out is a strong negative reaction from his parents, especially his anti-otaku policeman father.
That night, Kirino bursts into Kyousuke's room and, in perhaps the first conversation she has initiated with him in years, says they "have things to talk about." Kirino brings Kyousuke to her room and shows him an extensive collection of moe anime and lolicon bishoujo games she has been collecting in secret.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"irony" by ClariS
Ending Theme#01: "Imouto Please! (妹プリ～ズ！)" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 1)
#02: "Shine!" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 2)
#03: "Horaizumu (ほらいずむ)" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 3)
#04: "Shiroi Kokoro (白いココロ)" by Saori Hayami (ep 4)
#05: "Orange (オレンジ)" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 5)
#06: "MAEGAMI (マエガミ☆)" by Satomi Satou (ep 6)
#07: "Masquerade!" by Kana Hanazawa (ep 7)
#08: "KAMEREON DAUGHTER (カメレオンドーター)" by Hitomi Nabatame (ep 8)
#09: "Suki nanda mon!! (好きなんだもん！！)" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 9)
#10: "Iie, Tomu wa Imouto ni Taishite Seiteki na Koufun wo Oboete imasu (いいえ、トムは妹に対して性的な興奮をおぼえています)" by Yukari Tamura (ep 10)
#11: "AKIHABARA Dance Now!! (アキハバラ☆だんす☆なう!!)" by Ayana Taketatsu, Kana Hanazawa, and Hitomi Nabatame (ep 11)more
#12 "Tadaima (ただいま。) " by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 12)
People can look at this anime anyway they want, but it'll forever be (for me) a sweet story of how an older brother came to love his sister as any older brother should. So far, every episode managed to unfold into how the two get closer to each other as the older brother helps his sister with common teen problems.
The story is different from other brother-sister relationship anime. Told from the brother's point of view, it's light and has no weird physical and romantic interaction between the two. I like how he started from not even talking to his sister to how he realizes at the end of the day something new or an improvement with his sister.
Having said that, I like the brother's character a lot. He's sort of ideal as a brother. He acts, responds, reacts and shows his love for his sister naturally as how any boy should. On the other hand, his sister depicts any sibling with a whole lot of pride, asking for help from someone you don't expect to get help from. It's also fun to watch how she turns to her brother for help and learns to appreciate him.
Overall this anime is good and is highly recommended to those who would like to see some family values in a different way. read more
Every season we seem to get that one show that has all the buzz and word of mouth about it from the anime community. This time most of that was centered on this anime, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. I will admit that from the first time I saw details of this show pop up I was not to thrilled with its prospects, but the hype over the show was too much to ignore and I decided to give it a go. In the end I am left wonder just what was all the fuss about?
From the start we are setup with our typical and predictable harem anime plot, a high school guy Kyousuke who is fairly nondescript and normal finds himself involved in his little sister's secret hobby, eroge games and anime. Since up till now his sister, Kirino, has basically had nothing to do with him so both her secret and her sudden willingness to open up to him is a complete surprise. Now he finds himself helping Kirino acquire new eroge, hide her hobby from her friends, help her make new friends, and I suppose repair their sibling relationship. Seriously a pair of siblings find happiness through the power of eroge! Are you kidding? Is this a PSA for the eroge industry?
Now I haven’t read any of the light novels so I can’t speak for how well this anime does as an adaptation of them. Though I can say that if this really is a good adaption then I think I will pass. It’s not that Ore Imouto is a bad anime either; it’s just really uninteresting. Watching this show wasn't a chore but I just kept wondering to myself, why isn't this any good? I can usually see why someone might like or dislike an anime more that I do but with this one I cant for the life of me understand how anyone could think this one is any good. The lack of any interesting story makes this anime completely character driven and since the characters are so awful it just feels like it doesn't get anywhere nor do you care if it does or doesn't. Elements of the plot eventually becomes so totally implausible and unrealistic that they defy belief.
Overall Ore Imouto is an idealistic view of how otaku and anime fans want to be viewed by others. It clearly panders to the otaku community and those who fancy themselves as wannabe otaku, i.e. weeaboo’s. They really aren't creepy guys who cuddle with full size oppai body pillows on the train or buy an anime special edition box because they have a pair of blue striped panties inside. They are fashion models, Buddhist monks, and super rich oujosama's! It’s not that I have anything against otaku mind you, but at the same time I don’t find the lifestyle to be particularly interesting or commendable. While I do think Ore Imouto tries to deal with some serious issues at times, Kirino's character makes it impossible to really accept them. On the plus side I will give the anime credit for not caving in completely to the fan base by drowning the show in pervy fan service.
The main issue overall with the story is there is too little of everything. There isn’t any story to speak of, though that would probably be ok if it was completely episodic, but it’s not. We start out with Kirino's hobby being laid out and the drama that unfolds as her best friend and her father find out about it. Both are coincidentally very anti-anime/eroge. Though I can’t really blame them really too much for the later, I mean she is in middle school for god's sake and watching/playing those things is technically illegal for her. Kyousuke stands up for her every time along the way. It actually sounds kind of inspiring and sweet but it isn’t (more on why later).
The romantic elements don’t work either, since we really aren’t given much about each character to think there is even a relationship developing. There is really no chemistry between any of the characters either. This is mostly due to Kyousuke's complete and utter lack of anything resembling personality. The ending is also bad, but not unexpected given the genre and this lack of chemistry.
The lead Kyousuke is without a doubt one of the most uninteresting characters I have seen in recent memory. He seems to exemplify the ordinary lifeless harem lead. It seems he has absolutely no interests of his own. A look into his room shows a barren waste that lacks even the most Spartan decor and might as well just be a room at a hotel. I think his room tells you a lot about him because like him, the only time it contains anything is when it belongs to someone else. He is like an empty glass, waiting to be filled by whomever he comes into contact with. I mean sure, he is a really nice guy. He helps his sister and her friends whenever they need him, every time! All of this without any thought or expectation of a reward. However it feels more like he does out of sheer boredom than anything else. He doesn’t seem to really care one way or the other about anyone, especially his sister. You get the feeling that he’s helping her out of an obligation as her brother. Of course why would he like, let alone love her or want to help her for any other reason? She’s nothing but a complete bitch to him anyway.
Kirino is on the surface your standard tsundere archetype. Visually she’s got everything that makes for otaku wet dreams but under the pretty exterior lays one of ugliest and most unsympathetic characters in anime. There is a really fine line to walk when doing tsundere characters. The difference "tsundere" and a "bitch" is extremely small. Kirino falls squarely on the side of the bitch. Her actions are not cute nor are they even funny. She’s conniving, mean-spirited, selfish, vain, disloyal, and wholly unlikable. Despite apparently "loving" her brother she treats him totally opposite, in true tsundere fashion but unlike most characters in this archetype she never backs down at all from this role. She uses everyone in the cast for her own selfish wants and then casts them away when she doesn’t need them anymore. Unable to even stay true to her new otaku friends she shuns them as soon as her "cool" personality and friendship with the “in crowd” is threatened. Additionally she is utterly unbelievable as a character. We are supposed to believe she is popular, athletic, a professional model, successful novelist, an imouto, AND an otaku? All before even entering high school? Right...
By the end of the anime little has changed for either Kirino or Kyousuke. They haven’t grown at all as characters or as people. Kyousuke remains an emotionless robotic proxy with no will or dreams of his own and still unable to see all the girls throwing themselves at his corpse of a personality. If Kirino had become better at expressing her love for her brother and her friends or even learned to embrace her hobby openly without care as to what other people thought, it might have made her character easier to take.
With lead characters this bad it really makes the supporting characters seem even worse by comparison, or better depending on who you’re talking about. The downside is everyone with the exception of Kuroneko and to a lesser degree Manami. Manami is Kyousuke's childhood friend and I suppose defacto girlfriend was a likable character who I actually felt pity for than anything else. She is poorly developed and mostly ignored by the plot but from a cast that is so poorly conceived she stands as a lone bright spot. In a better cast and with better leads she is probably lost as just an also-ran character.
Kuroneko on the other hand is different. She is actually a really interesting and well implemented character. As one of Kirino's new otaku friends she is basically everything that Kirino is not. She is true to herself and loyal to her friends. She is responsible and trustworthy and has her priorities in line. In one episode that shows her taking care of her little sister you can see from her actions that she honestly loves her sibling as she plays with her, puts up with her favorite anime, which she despises but she does so anyway. Although she is well aware that people and even her family thinks she is weird and abnormal, she doesn’t care and does as she likes. Because it gives her enjoyment. In my opinion Kirino doesn’t deserve her as a friend. Of all the people in this cast the only one I would want to hang out with willingly and be friends with is her.
Ore Imouto's visual aspects are top notch however. The character designs are pleasing to the eye and well proportioned. The settings and backgrounds are well done though a bit bland in some cases. Kirino's room is probably the most interesting with the most amount of things lying about. Some of the visual parodies and references to other anime and games I found were pretty amusing. Particularly those relating to Fate/Stay Night which appeared several times. I did enjoy the lack of tits and ass from the production and that went a long way towards making the show far less perverse as I had initially assumed it would be.
The seiyuu cast is also strong, featuring Ayana Takeatsu fresh off her success as Azusa from K-ON in the title role. It’s too bad she wasn’t given a better character to work with, but I think she played the part as well as it could have been. Other favorites of mine such as Yukari Tamura and Saori Hayami play smaller roles but overall I found all the performances to be very good. The music is a definite strength as well; ChariS OP "irony" is one of the better anime songs of the year.
When it comes down to it Ore Imouto is the kind of disposable anime that comes along every year. While it got more than its share of hype and press it is unlikely to be remembered in the years to come. I don’t necessarily think this is a terrible show, it has aspects that I think are terrible but overall I can’t say I hated it either. It had just enough to keep my interest from week to week and little else. I suggest you ignore the hype and skip this anime. If you want to see an anime about otaku that doesn’t pander to them, watch Kuragehime instead. You can thank me later.
'Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai' (Long titles for the win) is one of those animes I just can't figure out. On the surface it appears to be an anime about a brother and a sister who struggle to realise their feelings for each other. But in reality it is about much more than that. We have a good chunk of the story here focused on anime and the world of otakus as well as the friendships that one can gain simply by going outside and meeting new people.
That said, the plot's main purpose is to of course present us the life of siblings who, as is often the case, display aggression and hostility towards each other but in reality care deeply for one another.
The two main characters, Kyosuke and Kirino Kousaka are complete opposites when it comes to their personalities. Kyosuke is a kind and mostly peaceful person who enjoys 'ordinary and average things' - his words. He also happens to be quite possibly the unluckiest person on the planet, often blamed for things he didn't do and accidents he didn't cause. Add to that the fact that he'll do anything for his unappreciative sister and you've got the perfect recipe for a martyr-type character. Indeed the suffering this character will go through in this series is immense.
His sister, Kirino, is a spoiled brat with a serious attitude problem, completely cold and hostile towards her brother. She's a tsundere without the dere part. She behaves similarly to other people apart from her two closest friends. This character annoyed me to no end and at times I just wanted to drop the series simply because I couldn't listen to her constant complaining and her ways of screwing up her brother's reputation in the eyes of many many people. Ironically however, her tsun( no dere) behaviour perfectly fits in with the plot in this series and without that disgustingly hostile behaviour this anime would not be complete.
We have a few other supporting characters of course, the tall and mysterious Saori, the intelligent and menacing Kuroneko (real name Ruri Gokou) and perhaps the most relaxing character to grace the screens of anime watchers across the world - Manami.
Kuroneko is your typical gothic style anime watcher who mostly spends her days writing novels that even native Japanese-speakers wouldn't be able to read. Her vocabulary is vast and getting in an argument with her is always going to end bad for the challenger.
Saori is... tall. There's not much I can say about her apart from that because this series simply does not giver her enough time. From what we see we can make out that she's quite geeky and she simply enjoys spending time with her friends.
Manami is a hard working and kind person - mature beyond her years. Let me put it this way, if I was looking for a life long partner she's the person I would try to get to know better. No wonder then that Kyousuke prefers to spend every free minute he has with her. A lot of characters in this anime see them as a couple and Manami's grandfather is trying every trick in the book to push their relationship to the next level. Hilarious stuff.
The art is staggering. It's extremely precise and all the lines and curves are perfectly drawn. The characters look beautiful and attention has been paid to every single detail. Likewise the music is spot on and voice acting accurate and authentic.
The enjoyment part of this anime is... something I had to think hard about. On one hand if you're into the whole tsundere/martyr thing then go ahead you will enjoy this series, especially since it's very realistic. But if you get easily annoyed by one character complaining about trivial matters over and over and over again every single episode then you will definitely sit there unsatisfied and more than likely, agitated. But if you ignore that one character then this anime becomes a paradise since it also focuses on the daily struggles of otakus. That's what had me thinking the whole time, this is an anime about anime (ANIMESEPUSHION!) and also a lot of other things that go with it.
Personally, despite Kirino's horrendous personality, I enjoyed this series. It is what it is. Don't go into it expecting it to be a masterpiece and don't take it too seriously either and you'll have fun. read more
I continue on my quest to explore new genres of anime and review really odd stuff. "Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai" roughly translates to "I can't believe my little sister is this cute!" I will call this title Oreimo for the rest of this review because honestly the full title is WAY too long. Much like one of my all time favorite spoof movies: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
Our main character is an obnoxious teenage male who is upset that his little sister doesn't bring him breakfast in bed and act like the cutesy little sisters in the anime he likes. The little sister is loud, irritating, and all things stereo-typically "Tsundere". One day the elder brother discovers that his little sister is REALLY into lolicon anime and videogames along with incest, and her favorite: Lolicon/incest together. This makes the brother immediately fall in love with his little sister and try grope her while she sleeps. My reaction...WHAT!? I am an elder brother myself and if I suddenly found out my little brother was a passionate member of NAMBLA, my first reaction would NOT be...."man, I really want to fuck my brother right now!" Of course, our MC meets his little sister's friends who are also ridiculous otaku stereotypes and it becomes a generic harem anime only with lots of wincest and loli! Hooray! Seriously, FUCK this anime!
Some anime are made "by Otaku for Otaku" to the complete exclusion of everyone else. I'm Ok with this. We all have our own likes and dislikes and not every show and movie has to be aimed at everyone. However, this anime absolutely embraces every negative stereotype about otaku and tries to pander to the lowest common denominator. I found this not only bad, but rather insultingly bad. I love anime as a medium of storytelling, but I fucking HATED this show. The parents in this show are "big meanies" who don't understand the joys of being an anime geek and try to negatively judge our heroes. However, I don't feel this show does a good job representing anime fans and defending us against those that dislike anime! For example, just because I like to read manga by Naoki Urosawa instead of reading comics by Stan Lee, doesn't mean I: collect hundreds of figurines, live in my parent's basement, buy hundreds of dollars worth of hentai, am a pedophile, am incestuous, or lack any semblance of social skills. Embracing these stereotypes doesn't represent our cause as anime fans or encourage others to give anime a chance! If you want to see a GOOD anime about the anti-otaku stigma in Japan and living the life of a secret otaku, watch the anime "Welcome to the NHK!" If OreImo was made as a satire attacking anime fans and encouraging people to NOT watch anime, it would be a crude, low blow but relatively effective. As a PRO-otaku show that acts as if it is the most wonderful, loving tribute to otaku everywhere, this show is a fucking failure!
Now for the question you have all been asking: "why did this piece of shit get a 2/10 instead of a 1/10?". The answer is that the comedy in this series is so stupid it's almost funny. It isn't actually funny, but it's almost funny in the way that Tim and Eric the Awesome Show is sort of funny in that oh so popular anti-humor style. This show's relentless awkwardness that it puts the audience through and totally bizarre style of "humor" almost reminded me of something Andy Kaufman would do. He was a famous..."comedian" well known for stunts like pulling out a copy of The Great Gatsby during a stand up comedy performance and reading it aloud...and just kept going. Eventually this created some nervous laughter from the audience because it was just so awkward and they had no idea how to react...then eventually they got up and left and he just kept on reading aloud. That is basically what this anime is like. At first you sort of chuckle with nervous laughter just because it is so WTF...then eventually you realize that...this is it, this is the whole thing...so you get up and leave. Or you finish the whole series if you are a complete masochist.
These two are so similar that the OreImo cast made a 'from behind' cameo appearance, in episode 11 of Boku.
Kirino and Sena are the same character... breasts aside. Their spoiled princess attitudes, erotic game addiction, prideful arrogance getting in the way of friendship and fangs are NEARLY IDENTICAL. What's more, Kuroneko and Yozora ALSO MIRROR EACH OTHER--sharing 'bickering love' friendships with K&S respectively. They argue CONSTANTLY when together, oblivious to the how similar their personalities are. The only difference of note in the relationships between the shows is that Yozora clearly has the upper hand against Sena--often forcing her to run away, crying. THERE'S EVEN A GUY IN THE LOVE-TRI MIDDLE, IN BOTH SHOWS!
The episodic content is VERY familiar, also: making friends is central to Boku's story but even OreImo had an episode about trying to make friends. And both shows deal heavily with otaku/gaming jokes.
• Both have similar art styles
• Both have similar characters
• Both involve gaming, cute girls gaming.
The art is similar and both have many things is common.
The constant fighting between Yozora and Sena remind me a lot to Kirino and Kuroneko (and the personalities are also similar, as the fanaticism that Kirino and Sena have for the eroge).
In short, if you like "OreImo" you'll like "Boku wa Tomodachi..." as well.
Similar comedic formats (one male straight man, two females who argue constantly but are united in harassing the guy)
Also, similar themes about being true to yourself and learning to accept your own quirks.
Same animation style, both really funny and comical
Both involve girls who are obsessed with eroge and want friends. Also have similar characters.
Both animes are made by AIC Build. Also, in both animes, there is moe, a girl who likes ero-games, a girl who dresses in gotchic lolita dress no matter what weather, and a otaku girl who wears glasses.
Both are also seinen series, and have harem in them.
Similar comedy style and both series have a girl obsessed with eroge.
Both animes try to address certain problems in today's society. Oreimo deals with the problem of being an otaku while Haganai focuses on the issue of making friends. While neither are particularly educational, they both offer hilarious moments and sometimes emotional moments.
Very similar in art styles and in episode 11 of boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai there is an appearence of the characters from ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai.
-Similar character personalities
-Recurring eroge theme
There are some jokes/allusions to OreImo within the series.
I really like both animes.
In both you'll find a male main character that is surrounded by a lot of girls. One difference here is that Boku wa Tomodachi also includes younger girls that couldnt't be in a relationship with the main actor. Also there is no brother/sister love story, like you can see it in Ore no Imouto, especially later on in the story.
And still with have two girls with Sena and Yozora that seem quiet related to Kirino and Kureneko. Their relationship is the same and both want something from the main character. Also Rika fits Manami somehow..
So as you can see also from the other comments, both series got a different storyline but have many characters that are familiar.
Both the artwork and cast, especially the cast, are very similar. For example, Sena and Kobato are practically IDENTICAL to Kirino and Kuroneko and they end up in fights as well. In addition, both shows make references to other anime and have brother complex and eroge too so if you liked one, then be sure to check the other one out!
They both are comedy, obviously. They both have a male protagonist and a little sister to accompany them in some way. They both deal with solving a problem.
Both the characters Sena and Kirino are full on otaku and force the main characters into playing the games that they like.
Both shows have a similar feeling--lightly harem, lots of otaku-oriented references, mostly about character and relationships, not too much high-concept and nothing supernatural. The theme of acceptance is very strongly presented in both shows. Both are primarily comedy with some dramatic moments. Both have sequels that differ in quality from the original (except that Haganai's sequel gets better, and Ore Imo's gets worse).
oreimo and haganai both share characters with similar personalities. in oreimo, the main character is a teen girl who has a obsession over eroge which is similar to sena in haganai. the two stories are also simlar where the 2 main character has a friend they fight alot with, for example , krino and kuroneko , sena and yozora.
Both animes are very similar.
In both animes there is a guy and a girl that are both getting close in relationship.
Both MC has supports of their closest friends.
Both animes have a bit of ecchi.
Both animes were written by the same author.
p.s. You can see in Boku Wa Tomadachi ga Sukunai Oreimo characters.
In both anime a 'perfect' girl hides her anime-otaku hobby and is discovered by the male protagonist (Nogizaka: classmate, OreImo: Brother) who will support her and start exploring the subculture.
Both feature girls with outwardly perfect lives who hide their otaku hobby from family and friends. Both of them eventually outwardly embrace their hobby.
Both have otaku female leads with male leads that try to protect their secret hobby. In Ore no Imouto, this is carried out by the brother while in Nogizaka, it is carried out by a "guy"
Both are about a girl that is living a secret otaku life
A popular school idol hides her otaku hobbies, which a normal boy finds out. They spend most of the show hiding this secret and doing various otaku activities. Haruka has a romance element that OreImo is lacking, but they're pretty similar shows.
both lead female protagonists are otakus who must keep their obsession a secret from their family
When you cross Seto no Hanayome (minus the mermaids of course) with Ore Imo, you get exactly Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu.
Both Oreimo and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu have the idol-like female who wields good looks, talent, and many fans. However, they have a dirty little otaku secret that is discovered by the male lead. The male lead promises to not only keep their otaku side a secret, but to support them as well. Oreimo lacks the romance aspect Haruka no Himitsu has, however.
-Both involve girls who are popular but are secretly considered otakus.
-Both involve a love relationship, although one is sibling love while the other is more of a romantic "development".
Both series adapts the theme of a young girl who is into anime despite being cute, admirable, and popular at school. She tries to keep it a secret from others besides the main protagonist in the series who knows about her hobby.
Both series' protagonists has a strange relationship but does get along well on occasions.
Both series are lighthearted that has romance, comedy, drama, and similar themes.
They are largely similar in many ways, except Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu has a romantic theme while Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai is not (or is it?), not much to say about this one, if you like one you should like the other.
• main character finds out that the heroine is an otaku.
• heroine's favorite animes look similar.(Chibi-like anime.)
• main characters go shopping in Akihabara
Similar situation of the whole otaku business. Both are funny however Nogizaka is more of a rom-com then just a comedy
The main girl is a "closet otaku", she need help of a boy for hidden her secret.
in oreimo, the main girl is "tsundere". In Nogizaka the main girl is "princess-dandere", both have a lots of Fan-service, but Nogizaka is more ecchi than fan-service.
Both female leads are trying to hide the fact that they are otaku's from the others and they end up being discovered by the main guy leads that are voiced by the same actor. Both female leads have more than enough money difference is one tsundere and the other one is shy and kind
These two anime's have a similar concept of the main heroine getting her secret revealed by the main character which is a guy. The main character then helps the main heroine to keep that secret so no one else will know. These two are very much alike but can be different in many ways. If you like Oreimo or even disliked it then this should be the anime for you it has less drama and it has a lot more romance in addition it seems that there are less major problems. Overall Nogizaka Haruka ni Himitsu is the anime for you if you enjoyed Oreimo or any other anime.
Male protagonist and storyteller, while the story is actually about a tsundere girl who walks over them and terrorises them. Both guys are cynical and comical, without them realising it.
Feature relatively over-expressive heroine with unbeatable attitude, and those dragged around by her.
Bossy girl drags some average male protagonist unwillingly into (insert random hijinks of the week.)
Both animes got a male lead who does everything for the bitchy girl (sister/friend). Ummm, don't really know what more to say. The are very much alike so if you like one of them, check the other out. =)
Both animes star an energetic, near-perfect female lead character who is both lovable and annoyingly confident at the same time with a laid-back male lead character to pick up the destruction in her wake. Though the events in the animes primarily revolve around the female lead, the story is seen from the male lead's point of view.
The protagonists in both series are extremely talents in everything they do - whether it's studies, sports, or learning new things.The personality for both character are also similar - close to the tsundere archetype (though Kirino is not as dere-dere). The male leads are both caring and responsible figures, but they both have to endure the hardships imposed by the female leads.
Both have bossy Heroines, and make the main male character do whatever they say. Kyon is Haruhi's bitch. and Kyousuke is Kirino's bitch as well.
Both shows are about a super-talented but rather bossy girl who always gets what she wants. The only difference is that Kirino can be quite a bitch, while Haruhi often proves to be an idiot.
Both are mainly focus on Dating Sim game/Visual Novel
Main character in each is deeply interested in adults game and tend to distinguish 2D and 3D world clearly
Both are about games, little sisters and the art is similar.
You would enjoy it, if you liked the other one too.
Both are comedies which feature an otaku who is addicted to dating games as a main character.
Both animes have a main character that is obsessed with anime and galge.
Both anime explore the otaku culture (more specifically the gaming aspect of it). The main characters are often shown to be playing visual novels and seemed to be addicted to them. They are also both knowledgeable when it comes to these kinds of games.
Both animes have a character who is absolutely obsessed with eroge games.
Both main characters love games and in ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wakamga nai Ayumi's voice actor in kami nomi zo shiru sekai is the main character!
Watashi is the OreImo only reality can offer. What this means is Watashi's sister heroine isn't beautiful, isn't an athlete, isn't at the top of her class and just generally doesn't have the world at large fawn over her. In OreImo acting bitchy whilst having a sexual fetish typically associated with fat otaku men is rewarded, and the icing on the cake is a doormat brother willing to do anything to appease her--incest not withstanding.
OreImo delivers as far as entertainment goes. This is true. But after following Kirino's tsundere self down the road toward incest for long enough, it makes a nice change of pace to see Watashi's socially awkward sister heroine have to practically blackmail her brother into just talking to her as she deals with being a weird outcast in comical fashion.
They are the parallel world of each other. Because both feature a girl of Anime, Visual novel fanatica and a brother. But they are good and they give good moments to enjoy.
In both series, the main female character is considered an otaku of sorts with a habit of playing games alone by herself. (Their popularity with the outside world is vastly different though.)
The main male protagonist is the brother of their sister, and they have opposite personalities. The bothers also share the same VA.
Both series make fun of the otaku culture, have catchy dialogues, as well as have the ideas of growth and relationships with family. Both series also have a school-life setting filled with drama and comedy.
Both series involves a female main character (Kirino/Tomoko), who loves play videogames and other otaku stuff. Both girls wants to make friends, but there's the difference between both girls: Kirino is a pretty popular girl who wants to make otaku friends, while Tomoko is a lonely unpopular girl who just wants to make friends. Under their own situations, both girls has to appeal to their brothers (Kyosuke/Tomoki). Both brothers have an average attitude, but Kyosuke tends to be more careful about Kirino, while Tomoki doesn't seems to care about Tomoko
The main females leads in both animes are otaku and play dating sims.
Both main females want friends ( in Oreimo though she wants Otaku friends).
The brothers of both main protagonist have the same actor and act similarly.
The main females leads in both animes are otaku and play dating sims.
Both main females want friends ( in Oreimo though she wants Otaku friends).
The brothers of both main protagonist have the same actor and act similarly.
Watamote and OreImo have two strong female leads that are almost opposites of each other but share the same interests.
OreImo's Kirino is a cute, popular and smart girl who is secretly an otaku and gets no greater pleasure than playing the eroge and watching the anime she loves. However, she must hide her hobbies for fear that people will shun her if they find out.
Watamote's Tomoko is an unpopular, slightly odd looking girl who is socially awkward but desperately wants to be popular. She, too, loves anime and dating sims, just like Kirino, and is more open with her love of them.
Both series have funny and adorable brother characters, although, in OreImo, it's an older brother and in Watamote, he is younger. In Watamote, Tomoko's younger brother, Tomoki is more popular than her and she has to pretty much blackmail him into doing what she wants. However, Tomoki and Tomoko shared a close relationship when they were younger, as seen in many flashbacks.
Kyosuke is Kirino's older brother and he considers himself to be completely normal, which makes conflict with his much more extraordinary sister. Kirino ends up blackmailing and coercing Kyosuke many times as well, though it is later discovered that Kirino looked up to her older brother immensely when they were young, also seen in flashbacks.
Honestly, I'm shocked these two don't have some studio, directer, author or producer in common, and though I could be wrong, I have yet to find anything that connects them. Though these two anime look different on the outside, at their core they are very much the same.
A story about a determined protagonist who has to take care of a rude but at the same time weak girl with a tsundere personality. It also has the potential to turn into a real drama.
they are both hilarious both have their own sense of comedy
Both tell the story of a blue-haired high schooler and his attempts to help his shorter tsundere friend/sister learn to become more open and develop friendships. Romance and comedy aplenty. Not quite as many 'otaku' in-jokes, but still thoroughly enjoyable.
Both have a tsundere leading a caring, live in male who assists them with tasks that they may not want others to know about.
Ryuji and the brother are very similar.
both male protagonist has to take care a (tsundere) girl and both male are helping the female protagonist to achieve their goals in life.
Both with tsundere main chacracters, rom-com, slice of life, both my favourite animes ever, both are heart warmers, and both brought tears.
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