Synonyms: Houzuki-san Chi no Aneki, Hoozuki-san Chi no Aneki, The Houzuki Siblings, Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki: Nano Branch
Published: Jul 4, 2009 to Jun 4, 2011
Score: 7.591 (scored by 1919 users)
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SynopsisHozuki Gorou is your average high school student in all respects, except for having a crush on his sadistic older step sister, Haru. Haru delights in toying with her step brother: flirting, deceiving, and humiliating him at every given opportunity. Serialized in Young Ace, Igarashi Ran's 4-koma crack comedy follows the relationship between the two step siblings and the troubles of their daily life.
Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki was really surprising for me. I picked it up pretty randomly, and it was the first 4-koma that I've read.
The plot is pretty simple. Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki goes through the daily antics of step-brother and step-sister Gorou and Haru. At the beginning, Gorou loves Haru romantically, and the sadistic Haru uses this to her advantage. But as the story progresses, Gorou and Haru truly become family. Although it's not really incest, Haru and Gorou don't really come to terms about their romantic feelings. However, the plot isn't anything dramatic or serious. There's no confessions, no melodrama, and no love triangles. The manga just shows their hilarious daily lives and nothing more than that. There are some pretty heartwarming moments though.
Art progressively gets better. Characters have attractive designs. Some scenes are drawn very well while others look like fast sketches. It's a crack comedy, so there's not much to expect out of the art.
The characters are surprisingly well-developed for such a short, light-hearted comedy. Gorou starts out as a perverted weirdo, but we soon see him change into a kind and loving person. Haru starts out as a seductive tsuntsun, but we see a very protective and empathetic side to her later on. (She's not really a tsundere though.) I can't help but love both of them at the end. And supporting characters provide much comedy.
I enjoyed this quite a lot. It's not as perverted as it seems in the beginning, and I appreciated this, as their was more emphasis on comedy than anything else. Actually, I'd argue that it wasn't ever supposed to be seductive at all--just another comedic element. Gorou's and Haru's interactions are very entertaining, and their comedic nature makes every heart-warming scene extra warm.
Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki averages out to an 8. A fun, light-hearted read with many hilarious moments and some touching moments. A good way to spend a lazy afternoon. read more
Sisters showing their bodies to their brothers in order to tease/mentally torture them, knowing just how much their brothers want them, as they live together. The heroines in these two enjoy NOTHING more than seeing the male leads squirming in anguish over them.
There are a few significant differences:
#1: In Hozuki the siblings aren't actually related, and only got to know each other starting with middle school. In Oniichan the siblings are related. (Why they aren't related in Hozuki, yet everyone reacts as if they share the same blood (including the 'siblings' themselves), is beyond me...))
#2: Oniichan's sister is a manipulative yandere. Her brother doesn't know about her yandere side, or that she's as into him as he's into her. In Hozuki, only the 'brother' is shown to be 110% into his 'sister', and it ends without anything resolved.
Both manga feature a manipulative sister who takes advantage of her brother's sister complex for her own amusement.
Related ClubsAge Gap RnD Department, Friends of 4-koma, Hoozuki-san Chi no Aneki , Sis con Club
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