Japanese: ヨスガノソラ In solitude, where we are least alone.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2010 to Dec 20, 2010
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 6.941 (scored by 32360 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
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Dec 21, 2010
When I first started watching this, it was some form of a "guilty pleasure" decision, while I thought it was going to be just another under-developed hentai (or half-hentai, as I used to call it). I was very pleasantly surprised.
Believe me, this is NOT a hentai. Yes, the main character does have sex with multiple girls over the course of the series, but these scenes have a meaning. More important thing is how they got to it, the story behind each girl, more than just the act of having sex.
This was made after a visual novel, so it's reasonable that every girl gets a story. Still, in this anime, stories are seperated from each other and only in the last arc, some of the elements from other ones come together. It is obvious that every story, a lot of things change related to each other, but I think it would be more correct to say that the only thing that's really changed is one: the main character.
One of the main reasons why I started watching this anime, was the art. Everything was done fluid and crisp; I equally enjoyed watching the nature and surroundings, and... hmm... body parts. (lol) The people seem real, and the girls are differently built (I really hate it when in anime, all girls look the same). The endings of each episode are made using chibi art, with normal one only used during a ecchi scene. I thought Akira's enourmous chibi head was hilarious, though xD
Sound is great too, both voice actors and music. The background music was done nicely, and it didn't feel weird in any part.
In the beginning, the characters seem chiched and boring: tsundere girl, meganekko slut, awkward class president, childish/mature girl convo... but at the end almost every character has depth.
During the different timelines, as Haruka's personality changes for a little, girls' personalities change a little too. Maybe out of jealousy, the non-main girls become much less likeable than they are in their own arc, even though it is made that the personalities are believable: they didn't change the essence, only circumstances.
Haruka is a main character out of the cliche from the very beginning. Even though he isn't one of the typical male harem leads, he seems a little too perfect; nice and charming, so much that all the girls love him. Though, he is a "Prince Charming" only on the surface; when the time comes for it, he becomes undecisive and weak. The thing changing over the acrs isn't only the girl he likes, it's his personality as well. Even though, in the end, he always stays the same.
Sora is a troubled girl, so much that you can't actually hate her, even if you try. She is clingy, moody, dishonest and insecure, maybe because of the time spent at a hospital that made her delicate like a doll. But, unlike Haru, she knows exactly what she wants and doesn't care what others'll think about it. And it is, being with Haru.
Aside from the main arc's, the other timelines' heroines were likeable too: at the start, Nao seems annoying for some reason, but every time there is a need, whichever timeline, she is there to help like an older sister of some sort. Akira reminds me of those theather masks that only have smile on them: regardless the situation, she will mask everything with a smile. Kazuha tries and tries to be like a strict older sister, despite her real gentle personality.
The order of arcs was the backwards one of my enjoyment as well. I liked the Kazuha one the least, Akira a little more, and so. Motoka chibis in the ending were hilarious, too.
If insecure, try to make the best decision possible. At the end, at least one person must be hurt, and that is the natural course of things. When loving someone, you shouldn't care what other people think or say. That's what I think, at least!
I enjoyed this "half-hentai" a lot more than I previously thought. :) read more
Mar 18, 2012
Story 9/10 Yosuga no sora was originally a PC visual novel, this means that the story cannot possibly lack content. The story is very unique, instead of having a million girls liking the main character at the same time, the story focuses on one heroine for a few episodes then goes back to a "save point" and starts a new story with the next one.
I have to split the art part into two.
General art (how the characters look) 8/10
Mood art (what makes the current situation or story more interesting)10/10 The art of this anime is capable of completely expressing the character's feelings. The artist is not simply making the characters blush and changing the eyes and eyebrows to express a character's emotions. Instead, the artist uses the body language of the characters. ( the way a character is standing, sitting, lying down, getting f**ked)
Sound 9/10 The voice acting for most characters is very satisfying.
The background music and sounds were generally good. ( with a few scenes that have great background music and sounds) The opening is one of my favorite anime openings. The op song beautifully expresses the general feeling of this anime.
Character 10/10 In general (because I might flood the review with my own opinions and lower the quality since i have too much to say）The character portrayal is great, partially thanks to the art; each character has a very unique and attractive personality which also makes the individuality of the characters extremely strong.
Enjoyment 9/10 The only thing holding me back from giving this series a 10/10 for enjoyment is the intense conflicts made one episode seem very long and made me want to take a break. Which is also the reason this anime is enjoyable.
I would suggest this series to everyone, especially people who likes interesting conflicts and romance.
Note: this is a completely girl friendly series, I've talked about this anime with a few girl anime lovers and most of them liked it.
Dec 21, 2010
I am a 18 year old girl. I love anime, but I'm not anti-social or any other stereotype that really fits otaku. I have plenty of friends who think anime in general is weird. And I, possibly the most 'normal' out of all my otaku friends, LOVED this anime.
The art is amazing. especially when contrasted with the characters. I adored how they made the lead male a bishi without having his character be a total soft-hearted pussy, like they do in almost every harem anime I've ever seen!
That being said, normally I don't even go for harem anime, but this one was very... sincere? I think that's a good way to put it. It really made the best of each arch, so that I felt good and satisfied when the happy ending was reached for each pairing. Even the twincest arch, which I'd never have pinned myself as being a particular fan of.
On top of all this, the voice acting is very high quality. A lot of the time, what I find in more obscure anime, especially ones like this, is that they supplement their budget by having crappy voice actors. Not Yosuga no Sora. The voice acting was actually very noticeably better than even some mainstream stuff out there.
Overall, I'd say the rating should depend on what you're looking for. When I try to rate anime, I do it based on how someone looking for that genre would rate it. Like, I wouldn't grade Code Geass by the same criteria I would grade Princess Princess. So, that being taken into account, this is an awesome series for those who can go into it with an open mind, and look at the good qualities. The soft-core porn is just a bonus XP
Mar 29, 2013
Once you get past that, you are able to watch an anime with a great, beautiful, romantic story. The anime divides itself into 4 different arcs with little to no connection between them, each one focusing on characters with their own different, interesting and well-thought out personalities, each one with their own troubled past.
No matter the emotion you're specifically searching in a drama, you'll eventually find it among the jealousy, love, lust, passion, anger, hatred and sadness that fills the plot. Even the sexual scenes aid in shocking situations, for example, when one character walks in on her love rival having sex with her love interest, or when the male protagonist feels he can't be with his beloved, unable to do anything about it and can only cry to void his pain.
In short, if you're looking for a seriously dramatic anime, this is what you've been looking for, all along! read more
Jan 15, 2012
Be it the soft-hentai or if its the story itself.
Many people cannot get over the fact that there is lack of character development and class and as such.
But, I don't think that is the main point of 'Yosuga no Sora'.
Its last episode especially.
It lets an individual judge what is 'Right' and what is 'Wrong'.
To be judged by others that it is 'Wrong' or to stay true to yourself.
After all, it is 'Incest'. Not every individual is able to adapt to the idea itself.
But, the irony comes in whereby,
"Is it wrong to stay true to whom you love?"
Or is it 'Right' to lie to yourself and be judged 'Correctly' by society itself.
Not everyone is capable of answering the above question or even comfortable with it.
That's where the anime also comes in, as it refines and indicates your own views on that is 'Right' and what is 'Wrong' to you.
On a side note, I am very open-minded. And I welcome all kinds of 'Love' and am not affected by the very society I live, if not, we live in.
I can answer the question easily.
I rather stay true to whom I love than lie to myself. Even if its Incest. read more
Jan 2, 2011
Normally I never really feel the pull to review a series, but not even finishing the series less then 10 minutes ago, I really felt I should write a review. Please note this is my first review, so either negative or positive feedback is greatly appreciated.
Now, I'm not going to lie, the first thing that pulled me into Yosuga no Sora was the fact there were twins and incest involved. Incest in anime and manga has always been one of my guilty pleasures so I really couldn't help but watch it. I came into this anime not expecting a lot and boy, did it surprise me.
The first thing that caught my eye was the art and animation. It just seemed so real. The characters moved.. swiftly. The characters and the background had such a real feel to me that I could have thought it was a live action show. Of course, that is very much an exaggeration but I was really pleased by the animation. Everything was also so pretty too, I couldn't help but be mesmerized. It really is better then most I see nowadays. I mean, Yosuga isn't perfect, it has its faults here and there but nothing really stood out to me to make me complain. Even the softcore hentai scenes were played out nice, I think.
I was really pleased with the music as well. I thought the opening theme was really catchy and it set the mood for the anime nicely. It was a really mellow tune. The ending theme was really nice too. Both of those songs are songs I could catch myself listening to out of pure entertainment. And the background music to the anime was really clean. Other words to describe it would be beautiful.. gentle.. and never a touch out of place. None of it annoyed me and I found it to be quite a joy to listen to! The voice actors I really enjoyed too. I thought each voice fit its' character perfectly. Really, I was pleasantly surprised.
Now, you could say that the girls were kind of stereotyped. But again, each character turned out real. They each had their own stories and feelings and personalities. The girls mostly stayed the same with each different arc I thought, except Sora of course. I definitely felt Sora's feelings were growing stronger and stronger within each arc but I always sort of felt that she knew what she wanted. I was actually very satisfied with Haruka. He was totally cute ( >.> ;; ) and he was really kind. Somehow I couldn't help but think of Makoto Itou... Oh Makoto.. Anyways, Haru was kind and responsible, always caring for Sora. I guess he really isn't your typical guy, but he kind of is. He's really perfect on the surface, but he has his own faults as well. Sora.. wasn't how I expected her to be. Going into the series I didn't read any character descriptions or anything, I kind of just jumped right in. From her looks, I thought she would be shy and sweet.. but she really can be quite selfish and rude. But she does have her sweet side! So I couldn't help but love her though.. Again, I really enjoyed most of the characters, granted Nao-chan got kind of annoying for me..
The story was kind of typical too. Watching it, I couldn't help but think of School Days. But this anime was definitely not School Days, especially the ending. Looking at this anime I thought almost instantly of harem. Normally, I don't really like harems. I'm more of a reverse harem kind of person, but because of my incest fetish.. I couldn't help but watch. Yosuga seemed to me.. so much more then a harem. Each girl got her own arc, so to speak, and each were very meaningful. Yes, Haru does have sex with most of these girls, but I found them to be truly touching and not just meaningless sex. This really was kind of softcore hentai, I was actually surprised. More pleased actually, since I admit I do watch my fair share of hentai... I thought it was nice to have a real series that showed some of those parts and not just skipped ahead and such.. but that just may be the pervert inside of me... > .> ;; But again, this is not a hentai. Again, with the repeating story and the repeating festival that happened, my mind could not help but think of Higurashi.. That Wataganashi Festival will be forever branded in my mind... O_O Unfortunately, we weren't blessed with any murder here! Well.. I don't think my heart would've taken it if any of the characters died.. I liked them.. > .> ;;
All in all, I really enjoyed this anime. I hope I don't seemed too biased as it seems to me I was just praising this series from the beginning. Yosuga does have its faults. I mean, it can be looked at as a typical harem.. and not to mention the controversial topic of incest, or more so twincest. Frankly, I was very pleased with the ending, since it was the one I was rooting for all along. And again, normally I'm not a fan of harems. I usually just have one or two girls I like and the rest of the girls I just find to be an annoyance.. But I found myself liking basically every one of these characters, granted Nao-chan. ( Okay I admit, Nao-chan wasn't even that bad... ^.^ )
So for you "deciding to watch" people, if you really like a bit of touching stories, with a little bit of harem, and a dash of incest, ( Okay, more like a scoop? ) then you might as well give Yosuga no Sora a chance. I think this series will definitely be on my re-watch list. But if you don't like romance, harems, ecchi, or incest, then maybe you should shy away. But I think if you give Yosuga no Sora a chance, you might even be a little surprised!
( Again, this is my first review! Any feedback would be appreciated~ )
Dec 23, 2010
The expressions of the characters reminded me a bit of "ef - a tale of memories", "True Tears" and other romantic anime that weren't also part comedy. My favorite genre is romance and I had high hopes going into this series. Unfortunately in this case, the old axiom of 'never judge a book by its cover' proved itself true.
====== Story ======
When I read the series synopsis, I came in expecting a serious story, perhaps even tragic in its setup. In contrast, the problems the characters dealt with in the series felt very trivial, adolescent even in importance. Only in Sora's arc did I feel that the characters were ever dealing with a true issue, not one so easily solved in an afternoon's worth under the sheets. Ultimately, I would describe the storyline as shallow at best, but perhaps this is what was intended. Those looking for a deeper storyline as was alluded to in the synopsis will only find disappointment here.
===== Art =====
The character designs in the anime were well drawn out, with proportions that closely resembled real people. There were varying levels in consistency from episode to episode in how the characters were drawn; it seemed that as the series wore on, some scenes revealed poor animation. Expressions were not as detailed or varied as one would have hoped, given the anime relies so strongly on character interaction. The backgrounds were weak to average at best. They looked very 2D to me, with low attention to detail. It seems as if the artists did just enough each scene to make it work, but nothing to make it stand out.
===== Sound =====
One constant throughout the series was the great soundtrack that helped to set the mood. Especially in the more serious scenes, the music felt very appropriate to what was happening on-screen and really helped convey whatever emotions the characters were feeling. Beyond simply setting the mood, the music was beautiful to listen to, I found myself listening more to the music in certain scenes than the voices. Both the OP and initial ED were well done, fitting the series quite well.
===== Characters =====
Perhaps it was due to only having a 13 episode season, but outside of Sora and Haru, the relationships between characters were not convincing at all. Characters felt very static, as they changed little throughout their respective arcs.
===== Conclusion =====
The main selling point of this series is the amount of skin that is shown. The story of the show is very weak, especially in earlier arcs and there is little redemption to be found in the characters; I would go so far as to say some of them were even annoying in how often they changed their moods or worried about problems that weren't really problems at all. If the promise of incest is enough to keep you watching despite these problems, then I would cautiously recommend Yosuga no Sora.
May 15, 2013
Genres: Drama, Ecchi, Romance, Harem (Not so much "Harem")
If neither of the above interest you, this is definitely not your anime, do yourself a favor and carry on.
I must state that after a few episodes, the anime got me hooked pretty quickly. There was actually a plot to the random sex, and the plot was actually pretty interesting. The idea of incest was really disturbing and repulsive to me, but the anime made it work and actually made me question it.
Story: Sora loves her twin brother Haruka, yet they are siblings and the idea of it is repulsive to outsiders. Haruka dates many girls in an attempt to replace his true love.
That's all I can say without spoiling the anime.
Would I recommend this anime? Well if you're interested in Ecchi/Hentai then yes I would, harem not so much. I had very little expectations of this anime based on it's rating, but I was very surprised with the outcome. It also made me change my ideas on incest, if both individuals are in love then it's not my business to say what's wrong and right.
The opening song is really good, and the art's not bad for this type of film. I watched the entire anime in one day, it's one of those anime where you can just sit down and finish the entire series.
The rating I gave is based on the genre of the anime, compared to other anime of the same genre I think this anime succeeded and deserved a 9. The anime fulfilled its intentional goal.
Dec 27, 2010
Believe it or not this actually have a story to it! And a pretty decent one too! However if you're a pacifist then Im sure you'll enjoy it because it deals with a lot of negative emotions surrounding the characters.
And did I mention Incest? Yes, like many Autumn line up this year, this one is incest themed, but only for the final arc. Most probably if you read the other reviews, they would have given a low rating due to "promoting incestuous relationship"
Hey, Im ok with incest, Im ok with homosexuality, but I am definetely not ok with Incestuous homosexuals! (Luckily for me, this anime has none)
Back to the story, every important girl in this anime is given the arc, even the maid in her little amusing chibi skit. (Except for the class president. WHY DOESN'T ANYONE LIKE HER!) And in each arc, Haru here, a.k.a Mr I Dont Know How To Lock Doors When Having Sex, will get down (No not that geddan spastic dance) with each girl. I think that's another reason why most people (including me) gave it a bad review. The sex scene was so unexpected an really... REALLY.. not needed. But does make up for a good fanservice and I know a lot of you pervert out there ain't complaining.
Like any visual novel adapted into an anime, art is one important aspect. Basically, I would even watch an anime with cruddy story plot if the art is outstanding (Which reminds me of Shukufu no Campbella) Nevertheless, the art is one of the positive side about this anime. It is exceptionally well done.
Besides the sound of girls moaning and Haru having sex, the choice of BGM for each scene is quite melancholic. I definitely would be adding this anime OST to my list.
Like every harem, each girl has their own unique set of.. Urmm.. racks...
Forget about that. Each girl portrays one of the many fetishes modern day otakus have. There's a gothic like lolicon. There's a cheerful miko. There's a glasses girl (Seriously, glasses? I still dont understand the sexual attraction on this one) There's a high class lady girl, and there;s even a maid! (Sorry but no props to the class president)
And the head of all this girls is the harem boss himself, Haru a.k.a "He Who Definitely Never Watched Porn Before In His Life Thus He Doesnt Know How To Lock Doors But How Come He Knows All Those Sex Positions!"
Wow thats a mouthful.
Haru as all male harem leads is a kind boy who haven't seen his sister for a very long time and thus use that an excuse to have incestuous relationship with her. Damn, that was genius, I wish I would have known that excuse a long time ago!
Sorry but I would have given a higher rating if it weren't for all those sex scene that ruined the rewatch value. Trust me, if you wanna fap I suggest you do it with REAL hentai, not this anime. Its ECCHI but not HENTAI
I dont think any of the female anime viewers would enjoy watching this anime. Even some male viewers are dissing it. I mean c'mon. Tachibana from Amagami SS needed 4 episodes to even kiss a girl (Well some are slightly earlier) but Haru here just needs 1 episode to get laid with her?
Anyways Im not here to judge on your anime preference. If you like fanservice, then by all mean GO WATCH IT!
If you love loli figures, then by all mean ONLY WATCH SORA'S ARC
But if you wanna touch yourself at night, go grab a decent hentai, will you?
Signing off! read more
Mar 17, 2012
The story is divided into arcs, and not the way you are used to. This is my biggest complaint about this show: the scatter-brained mess of separate timelines jumping here to there in an incredibly non-coherent approach at adapting a visual novel... However! There is a remedy to this! Getting an ordered list of what episodes to watch for each arc, so you aren't a victim of the horrible pacing and can simply enjoy the 4 stories separately. (I will post the list at the bottom of my review).
The Sora arc was my favourite by far, and the only reason I consider this show phenomenal. The rest of this show is still enjoyable though. My rating of 9 comes almost entirely from the Sora arc. That, and the ost, which I will talk about below.
There was also some stupid as all-get-out chibi skit at the end of each episode that I didn't even watch... >.>
For characters (ordered by my liking, favourites being at top, least favourites at bottom):
-Haru: The nice guy harem lead who happens to be very indecisive.
-Sora: The cute goth twin sister; tsundere.
-Akira: The cute, hyper, ditsy girl.
-Ryouhei: The pervy best friend.
-Kazuha: The classy rich girl.
-Kozue: The normal girl nobody cares about...
-Motoka: The maid featured in the chibi skits.
-Nao: The big busted girl with glasses.
The art is a huge success in this anime, it's absolutely wonderful, I loved the character designs and the array of pretty scenery (particularly when they would show the clouds in the sky).
The ost is my favourite ost by far! Even if you never watch this show I would still strongly recommend listening to the ost! It uses a lot of piano and violin. There's a specific track that I love with piano, violin, and a steel stringed guitar "I think". I don't know the name of that track, since it's in japanese, but I know it is track 5 on the anime ost (the vn ost isn't as good).
To sum up what I think of this show in a nutshell: It's a great dark, sad, drama. Great art and ost. I didn't mind the incest, but I know some people will. The sex scenes were a bit much, but did set a mood and aren't just for fan service. The timeline thing sucks, so use the list I'm posting below. The chibi skits seemed annoying, but i only watched 2 of them. I wouldn't recommend this show to everyone, but it was certainly a favourite of mine. I tried really really hard not to sound like an obsessed fan X.x , but I really am...
Here is the episode arcs order list I promised above (My favourite arc at the top and least favourite at the bottom). I would strongly suggest watching the episodes in these orders:
The above review is my second attempt at reviewing the Yosuga no Sora anime. My first attempt (that has already been up for awhile) is below.
you see a lot of people call this anime out on being a hentai with a sh*ty story to go with it; of course there is always that taboo problem with incest that turns people off.
*showing to a friend of mine, first episode, everything going good until...*
"ewww! they kissed that's nasty! they're siblings! what are you showing me?!"
i might feel this way because i don't have any sibling and could just "not understand" the nasty-ness here. BUT i will say that regardless on your opinion on incest, it makes one hell of a romance drama!
i liked this anime, i liked it a lot; as much as people will think i watch it to "get off" i can honestly say *though of course there are some hottish scenes* that YES i did infact watch it for the story >.>
now that i am on the topic of the story, lets talk about it some... simply i'll just say i liked it, i don't think it's necessary to get into the whole emotional/romance/psychological thing so i will skip straight to my complaints about it. my big complaint was how there are plenty of separate time-lines in the show. * basically, sense this has roots in visual novels, each time frame is about how haru gets with each girl* so there will be some story, then wham!: back to the end of episode 2 where it shows a sort of "what would have happen IF" ...the story i liked the most was the sora arc, yeah that's right, the incestuous story. if you feel like taking my word for it the sora timeline takes place with episodes "1,7,10,11,12" but if you're guna watch it i would suggest just watching the whole thing. its not all phenomenal but is all watchable.
one last note before i end the review; the soundtrack is wonderful! if i remember right there were a few tracks i thought were weird, but most of it is very pretty. there is a particular track i remember loving *track 5 on the ANIME ost; the vn ost isn't very good* that uses "i think" a steel string guitar, piano, and violin. if you never watch the anime i still suggest listening to this song ^.^ i also think it represents the anime pretty well so i will link it *regarding i can link things in reviews, have never tried before o.O* -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy95lu5WaPg read more
Mar 30, 2013
Sora and Haruka Kasugano are a pair of twins who are forced to move to their empty grandparent's house out in the country when their parents die. Episode 1 is introductory while the remaining episodes are comprised of 2-3 episode "route's" of the 4 main girls, which always start at a specific spot in the anime, resetting what happened with the previous girl. I felt that the first 9 episodes were an absolute drag to watch, because the first 3 girls are completely generic and uninteresting in every way, and their routes are full of cliches and unintelligent plot devices. This anime would have been best if it had concentrated solely on Haruka and Sora's relationship, which is done in episodes 10-12, the only episodes in the anime that are enjoyable and engaging to watch. The anime does have incest in it, as well as sex scenes with each girl, and both are done fairly realistically. Haruka does face moral dilemma in his relationship with Sora, and his hesitance throughout the whole anime seemed quite realistic and well-done. One scene I really liked was the end of episode 9 or 10, where Haruka cracks open the door to Sora's room and sees something rather unexpected inside. I felt his reaction to that was done very well, and I could practically feel his emotions as he watched what Sora was doing. The rest of the series after that is just as engaging to watch, and the conclusion is satisfying, though I felt a bit more insight into their future could have been shown.
The series comprises of Haruka, the male lead, 4 main girls (an energetic shrine maiden, a serious and over-worrying rich girl, a glasses girl, and Haruka's twin sister Sora), and one or two unimportant minor character classmates. The first 3 girls are truly generic and not much can be said about them other than what I typed in parenthesis. Haruka is the typical overly-nice protagonist, but his struggles with Sora are very realistic and enjoyable to watch. Sora, for most of the anime, is a lazy hikikomori who relies on Haruka, and gets very jealous whenever he's with another girl. Some may find her to be too much like a dependent child, but I personally found her to be a sympathetic and enjoyable character whose jealousy is completely natural.
Art & Music:
The art is very well done, and the backgrounds are gorgeous. Characters are drawn nicely, too - even the generic girls are nice to look at if nothing else. The music is quite mesmerizing, as well.. I found a few of the most-played background music pieces playing in my head while I wasn't watching the series. They both come together to create a perfect atmosphere for the final three episodes, while being wasted on the first 3 girls' routes.
Being a fan of "forbidden relationships," I watched this series for the twincest, and it delivered, albeit taking 9 episodes to get there. My final rating is a 6, because the first 3 route's are truly a bore to watch, though the final 3 episodes are worth an 8 or 9 alone. read more
Jan 2, 2012
There's the obviouse factor that if you were to reproduce with that sibling you would produce a eyed monster, but beyond that there is an obvious moral objection. Why not become one with a sibling?; They know you better than anyone, they love you regaurdless, and they are God's gift to you. These are the precise reasons why sex betwean siblings...or betwean mother/father and offspring is so morally disgusting, because you are abusing God's gift to you; But isn't it you gift? to use as you please, this is the premise this anime explores.
Two orphan >twins< move into the mountains, enjoying they're slice-of-life-life; with the costant sexual tension betwean them. Both characters have a deep, deep love for eachother that is obviously further than obviously love, but is pretended to be such. But what happends when one of them starts dating, and starts having sex withother women?
*Sigh* I'm sorry, I'm terrible with reviews. If you HATE fanservice, and can't get past it, then this anime is not for you; I, myself understand that ALLL anime, both good and bad will have a massive amount of fanservice (sucks..:P) If you can't get past the idea of incest, then this is also, not a good anime for you.
There are many sex scenes in this anime, 87% of which are relative to the storyline. This anime deals with the topic of right and wrong, on incest.
I personally believe if you love someone, then sex is fine; However, the moment we stop frowning on incest is the moment horndog teenagers, who have NO feelings for each other start fucking. read more
Aug 19, 2011
The story separates into four arcs, where Haruka, the main character, courts one for each main female character: Episode 1,2,3,4 for Migiwa; Episodes 1,2,5,6 for Akira; Episodes 1,2,7,8,9 for Nao; and the main storyline 1,2,7,10,11,12 for Sora. This is not just some typical harem where the main character is just simply infatuated by each girl in their respective arc. There is a deep, thorough and complex story and personality behind each character, and it makes the characters feel realistic. The only flaw I see in the series is its short length. Not enough time is given for each arc to progress. Though it doesn't feel rushed, more details could be put between each arc to enchance the story. 9/10
I have to admit, this series have perhaps one of the best artwork and music I have ever seen in an anime. The characters are all designed beautifully, and the animation was smooth. This will really please any modern viewers like me. 10/10. Now the music is also beautiful. The BGM really brings out the emotion in each episodes and sets the mood perfectly. If you don't believe me, just watch the first episode. 10/10
The anime is filled with suspense and drama, so brace yourselves. Now the controversial parts. As the story progressives to the end of each arc, there is generally one or possibly more softcore sex scene. HOWEVER, this was not forced and has the motive of moving the story forward. It gives more to the plot rather than a cheap sex scene. People will also question the incest (twincest) in the story. I garuntee you potential viewers, watch the anime to the end, consider the character's feelings, WHY would they want to be together, and think about if you are to take the character's places, how much would you give to love. Morality is overall governed by yourself.
Consider these points and dive in for an epitome of romance anime.
Nov 10, 2012
The worst of these arcs was with the final one involving Sora as, regrettably, the show features an arc where Haruka commits to an incestuous fling with his twin sister. This combines the two normal issues to be expected with featuring incest in an anime title as it features melodramatic trappings and a cheap excuse to feature perverted/ sexual rompings with the twin fraternal siblings. Don't even think this is as tasteful and sensible as Koi Kaze in believably exploring incest.
The series also includes a dull attempt at comedy with an omake mini-episode at the end of each episode to Yosuga no Sora featuring some older maid trying to hook up with Haruka. The fact we see maid gal masturbating in the first mini-episode of the series didn't have my hopes up of even caring for what would take place in it.
The only thing I can generally praise with Yosuga no Sora would be its visuals as they featured well-detailed character designs, beautiful shots of scenery and vibrant colors, which are only downturned by the title's subpar frame rate within a number of animated shots.
Overall, Yosuga no Sora is just another cheap ecchi title for the otaku crowd to go googly-eyed for. Anyone expecting anything more tasteful, in-depth and sensible with their content should avoid this dud like the plague. read more
Mar 8, 2013
As I said a second ago, the story is amazing. I won't lie, I think it is a little bit wrong to say that underage sex and incest makes up a good story, but for one thing, that ties into the story well, it tells you just what the 2 characters are feeling towards one another, and the relationship that the brother and sister have with one another. But one of the things that made me fall in love with the story was the fact that it had multiple stories in it, and I don't mean like "this happened after the previous story", I mean like visual novel style, like "okay, so since I did this and got put on this route, I'll do this and go down this route", so you get to see what would have happened if he had started dating someone else. That's what made me love the show the most.
But then there's the artwork, which also plays a major role in how I fell in love with Yosuga no Sora. The first scene is the 2 main characters on a train, which is passing by splendid scenery, expertly drawn, that takes them to a town, which is expertly drawn as well, it feels real, like there might actually be a place in Japan that looks exactly like that area. Then it comes to the characters... at first I didn't believe that Hakura and Sora were twins at first, because Hakura was a skyscraper compared to Sora, but looking past that, they definitely got that "twin vibe" shooting out from them, and you don't see many good-looking twins these days in anime... then there are his lovers. Easily told apart from, so I don't get confused with any of them, like, "which one is ___?".
Voice acting, well done. In a lot of the scenes I watched, the character's voices were filled with emotion and realism... however, I didn't particularly like one of the voice actors... it's nothing personal, but he's done some acting jobs that I never really loved, so I was a little disappointed to see he got one of the roles in the anime, but I pushed that aside and focused on the main characters in the story and not as much on the minor ones.
Characters... characters, characters, characters... I think there was 1 out of the entire character list that I didn't like, and that just happened to be the role of the actor that I am not very fond of... but luckily he wasn't in a lot of the show, and when he was, it was for a few minutes at maximum. As for the main characters, Sora is my favorite. I have no idea why really, she just grips me as a favorite character for some reason... as for Haruka, he is what all girls want as a boyfriend. He's nice, funny, and he isn't perverted like most characters can be in echii animes. All his lovers had unique personalities, I really liked how hyperactive Akira was, she was one of my favorites as well.
As for enjoying this anime, I'm just going to say it, it may be a little hard to enjoy Yosuga no Sora. There are some fairly funny scenes, and I like seeing Haruka get together with whichever girl the story is focusing on, one of those, "Finally!" moments... but it was depressing about 3/4 through it. I felt really bad for some of the characters, the experiences they had to go through, it was really sad to watch... but in the end, most of the characters ended up happy, so that was what I was hoping for in the end.
Seriously, this was actually really, really good. I'm surprised this isn't higher ranked on MAL. I know a lot of people enjoyed this. So as I was saying before, even if you don't do well with sex and stuff, give it a shot. It may surprise you in the end and you'll enjoy it! read more
Aug 1, 2012
(I've got an important warning for those of you that have a sister at the bottom of my review, please see that if you want to completely finish this anime.)
(A reason there really isn't much sory to look for, is that this anime is basically "half-hentai", watch out)
If you want a good story, this anime will most likely not provide as much as you want. So I've heard it's a "sim" based anime, so it's a lot of rewinding and it shows that one little thing can change what happens for the next few days/weeks/months. For an example, Someone showing up sooner rather than later, your decision to listen on something rather than keeping it private etc. That's the kind of anime you've got here. So the outcome depends on whether or not you like these rewinding type of stories.
This type of story is for those of you who want to see the many possible outcomes. If you want a progressive story that goes on without reconsidering possibilities, this may not satisfy you.
Only out of personal opinion, I'd give it a ---6---.
If I were recommending this to people who like this kind of anime, I'd give it an ---8---.
I've watched my share of animes and overall I did like the art.
On a rating scale, I give it an ---8---.
Sound went pretty well throughout the anime, I was pretty satisfied. Those of you pervs like me out there, yes although this is sorta half-hentai, you might be like "Oh crap" when you here the main character moan. Yes I don't like having guy moans in there either LOL. Unfortunately you won't get your share of yuri in there.
I honestly got annoyed with the characters. With the consistent "sims" rewinding you get a lot of personality changes. To me, it's like no ones personality stays the same.
I give it a harsh ---4---.
My outcome kinda varies on the personal level. I enjoyed it quite well til episode 10, but when you read what I have to say lastly you'll see why I give these ratings LOL.
My personal rating would be a ---6---.
My reccomend-to-a-friend rating would be an ---8---.
Now here's why I was so bothered by this anime and why it'll probably bother those of you like me who have a little sister, I will try my best not to give out spoilers.
But trust me, those of you with a sister will care LOL
The site I watched this anime on put in description the type of anime it was. It labeled
I lost my sense of Ecchi-ness when it hit Episodes 11 and 12.
Excuse my language, but you experience one word during those episodes. Kids, if you hate bad language please scroll past me.
The word is
And yes, thats all I can express with words. Haha
but for those of you sickos that can handle it, good luck I hope you enjoy the anime.
Jun 5, 2012
I never thought that this anime would turned out to be something like this. I did saw the Ecchi genre. But, I never would've thought that the Ecchi parts are kinda or sorta (how do I say this..? Hmm.. Half-hentai??) I really think they should come out with a new genre to categorize this kind of anime. It is definitely not Hentai and Ecchi is kinda too general. I did watched some of other Ecchi+Comedy anime but they're not this ecchi. And I'm not really a fan of this kind of genre (I'm serious! It disgusting!)
Also the synopsis. WTH?? The synopsis is completely misleading. Let say for example, the synopsis said "going to the village to visit their grandfather".. WTF? They moved back to the village just the two of them. Not even mentioned about the grandfather. In the story, it said that the grandmother is dead, but nothing about the grandfather and he never even make any appearance in this anime.
Another example "secret promise that the twins made with each other long ago". What is it? No one mention about any secret they make before. The reason why they return is because the sister doesn't want to be separated with the male lead. That's all. Nothing about a promise or anything.
Okay. Now back to the storyline. At first, I kinda confused how come the male character suddenly in love with the other girls instead of he already having sex with another girl. But then, I understand that the male character is the only character that doesn't change. The storyline is like "What if the male character is with this girl? How the story should be if he fall in love with this girl instead of that girl? ". So, don't get confused by thinking that "How come he can date and have sex with so many girl at the same time."
And, if you want my opinion, I don't think all the sex scenes were really necessary. The story is just fine without those. Except the incest part. How can there be incest if no sex is involve, right? LOL.
As conclusion, I don't really enjoy watching this. For those who like ecchi anime, yeah, you should try watching this. But, you won't get enough of 'that'. So, just watch hentai instead. Period. read more
Dec 23, 2010
story(3/10): I know it is quite controversial to give such a low score on something like that but I was frankly expecting more from the story. The story itself can be resumed to basically some guy with an awful lot of sex appeal (like any other harem hero) who nails girls one after another in a village (lets not forget the part which was based on the game, which gives us some kind of alternate ending for each girl...). I'm not criticizing the actual story that much but rather its content, it was generic, repetitive, clichéd and destroyed the very essence of the ''romance'' genre it was suppose to be.
art (5/10): The art wasn't that bad actually and would merit a better score than 5, but the forced 3d animation inserted was obviously done by some amateur or had very little budget associated to its production, thus lowering the score.
sound (3/10): The voice acting itself was not that horrible, though some voices did tend to get on my nerve (the sisters voice for instance). The real downside to the sound was the repetitive background with a range of 3 or 4 instruments maximum (and an excessive use of the piano/violin).
characters (5/10): The characters wouldn't have been half bad if it would have been another style of anime and not a romance one, which focuses the whole plot around the actual character development and the interaction of one with another. That part of the anime was actually pretty boring since the characters were all passing the same developments almost in the same order (likes the main character, relationship, problem, reconciliation , sex).
enjoyment (2/10): I can't say i have enjoyed this anime at all. It was long, repetitive and boring, but I must say i have laughed hard in the eleventh episode when i actually saw the overly incestuous couple get caught... and the incest kinda did not help to the enjoyment factor, if your into that kind of stuff, i suggest you watch episode 10/11/12... what you do while watching that is your own damn thing.
overall: 3/10 Overall, this was a pretty bad anime, it was nothing but soft core hentai, and if your really into hentai then its not even for you since its too censored. either way, i don't think this will please people who like romance, since its a harem and they are commonly known to massacre the genre with each episode. plus i don't even think it will satisfy the hentai lovers since its too censored. in the end, this is only something for the pure hardcore lovers of the genre... read more
Jul 25, 2012
Now on to the review and I hope you enjoy reading this review and hope its helpful in anyway:
Story & Characters (6/10)
This anime was based on a visual novel developed by Sphere. It contains a short 12 episodes.
I've watched this anime a few months back and if I can recall it is basically about a guy and his twin sister going back to their old town in which they once spent their childhood there. The protagonist is not your average looking guy, he and his sister stands out in the town because he is a pretty boy and his sister is like an angelic doll. They both came from the city and traveled by train. As soon as they arrive at the town he was soon noticed by the girls there and some they knew from way back. His sister Sora has a condition in which prevented her from being Independent and relies on Haruka (the protagonist) to take care of her all the time. Haruka is surrounded by girls who will eventually fall for Haruka as each girl had their own story to tell and is separated by different arcs throughout the series. This is the first anime I know that had the arc separated as most would just merge them into a single story.
Some people might get put off in the series as the characters are viewed from a paralleled universe after a certain episode but you will find it probably worth it to continue towards the end. The best drama is saved to the last. You will find in the first few episodes that Haruka and Sora shows signs of being attracted to each other and that the narrator has certainly left an obvious clue there for you to catch on.
Your main character, Haruka, is a nice, considerate, and extremely kind pretty boy and his sister is very much a cute delicate doll that lies around and does absolutely nothing besides letting her brother take care of her and being extremely lazy and apathetic. She will be her brother’s secret crush and vise versa.
The animation is smooth and very eye-catching but the other girls beside Sora are blend and plain looking especially Nao. I love the country side landscape and it surely compliments the anime. Surely an anime based on adapting to the visual novel art and graphics are expected to be good. Unfortunately some of the girls deserve some improvement to their appearance in order to not look plain. The image shown after the opening music when both Haruka and Sora are riding together is very appealing and adds a touch of finesse to the anime.
The opening music is truly magnificent as it gives off an atmosphere of serenity and beauty. Totally compliment the anime. I love the voice of the opening theme music as I think all Japanese voices are amazing and very touching. The voice acting is normal like any other anime but the cheerfulness and fun character of Akira will surely lift you. There is no complaint about the voice acting. The ending theme song is also pretty good.
Opening theme music
Song: "Hiyoku no Hane"
“Yosuga no Sora” does not stand out much in the romance and drama genre and can be regarded as boring sometimes but it is nonetheless interesting to watch depending on your taste. When you first watch this series you will get an immediate impression that this might be your Clannad kind of anime with well-polished animation and good story focusing more on the plot instead of fanservice but you be wrong. Although the animation is eye-catching and the two main characters are attractive by comparison to the rest of the cast, it contains incest, some fanservice and sex scenes. Sort of borders on eroge and soft-core hentai. The incest part is a taboo and may lead you to feel disgusted but most people still watches it though because you want to know how it all ends and it will be dramatic.
One thing I find it really stupid in this series is that when Haruka first arrived in town all the girls are attracted to him just by appearance alone and I bet that if he comes around to greet them they might fall over him. The story seems one-sided and two dimensional for me in this regard.
The plot seems somewhat predictable but still good for those who want to watch a decent anime and are interested in the element of the story minus the hentai. read more
Feb 15, 2012
From what I heard, this series is based off a popular visual novel with well-written females and complicated stories. I actually like those kinds of series if they're done well, so I thought I'd just look into it to pass the time. What I got was sleeping pills.
The series is told in an omnibus style, which already should have drawn out warnings for me, as I think that sort of style just promotes laziness. It's not exactly a style that carries over all that well in the anime department unless OVAs are made. But no, the entire series is just multiple universes dedicated to each female with no connectivity whatsoever. On top of that, the stories are forgettable. They're not deep, they're not very interesting, and I've seen them all before in better visual novel adaptations. And because we go to another universe after a story ends, it just throws away all the "hard work" the female and the male put into getting their happy ending. I really wish that the story was told in one universe with him bagging multiple girls. That at least would keep me awake.
The only thing I remember about this anime is the fact that it treated incest like a serious issue. That a huge drama was made over it. I can't imagine any guy who has a sister would be comfortable hearing this. Especially when it seems that the relationships is mostly physical rather than chemical. You ever heard of going on a date?
And wouldn't you know it, even the sex is not done well. While I'm not familiar with hentai, the sex scenes looked awkward and the editing is terrible. Half the time, the anime censors something poorly, but other times, it thinks that some of the more kinky stuff is fair game. On top of that, why is the guy wearing all his clothes while the girl is practically naked? I'm aware it's a censorship technique, but it looks awkward and weird, especially when you think of the damage that can be done with a zipper.
I don't really know what else to say about this anime. The soundtrack is good, but forgettable. The art is okay. The adaptation is lazy. The drama is terrible. The characters are forgettable. The sex isn't very exciting, nor does it further the plot in any real way. It's just a stupid anime with nothing redeemable about it. Unless you want to see the most boring softcore sex anime I've ever seen in my life, I say this is a definite skip. read more