So I just got done watching Brothers Conflict, the shoujo anime of the summer season 2013. So in Brothers Conflict we are following Ema Hinata, a young girl of 16 years old that decided to live with her 13 so called 'siblings' and here is where the trouble begins.
Story: 4/10 The story is very simple, it is a reverse harem it speaks for itself. Girl lives with brothers, all the brothers want a piece of her (or at least most of them). The sad thing is that each episode basically jumps from brother to brother, the main character Ema doesn't form a strong bond
with any of the brothers because of the continuesly jumping from one to the other yet most of the brothers all want a romanctic relationship with her while they barely know anything about our main character Ema. But I will delve into this further in the character section.
The reason why I gave the story a 4/10 is because it is a very mainstream anime and not a lot happens, it is all centered around one question which is: who gets the girl? which is exactly the point of a reverse harem. The odd thing that bothers me is that each time you see one of the brothers on screen with Ema they either hug her or kiss her or in the very least touch her and after all that happened she just carries on with her day like nothing of the sorts happened though she consiously knows how all of them feel about her but it just seems like she shrugs it off like it is an everyday thing. Although she proclaims to only want to be 'siblings' with her brothers she gradually allows any of the guys to kiss her and do anything with her as they please.
From episode 1 she knows that they aren't really her siblings since her dad married their mother so technically non of them are related by blood only they are legally a family on paper. Eventhough she knows this she still continues to call them her 'siblings' which is disturbing since the fact that almost everyone of them want to have a romantic relationship with our main character Ema. Everytime she called them her siblings I found myself yelling at the screen 'You aren't siblings! realize that!'
Art: 7/10 the art is basically the save and grace for this anime, the animation is beautiful and fluent, the backgrounds are spendidly done and of course the originality of each character is beautifully portrait. Each one of the brothers are easy to recognize by either hair style/hair color and the color of their eyes. The only downside I have on the art is that the emotions aren't easily recognizable on their faces. Even when they are happy they are very mediocre about it.
Sound: 5/10 the sound was very average in my opinion, each time the intro music and the outro music began to play I found myself skipping over it entirely since I didn't enjoy listening to them. The lyrics weren't the best either, the music is very upbeat and fast paced. Not that there is anything wrong with an upbeat song and I understand they needed to make a happy sounding opening/ending since it is a reverse harem and it is all about romance but I felt like it wasn't necessary. It wasn't bad so to say but it wasn't really enjoyable to me but that is just my personal opinion, each person has his or her own taste of music.
Character: 3/10 The character development is very bad to say the least. Like I said before each episode focuses on one brother at a time and since we have 13 brothers in the house and our main character Ema, character development is very limited.
Not to mention that Ema our lovely main character is as emotional as a brick wall. What is so appealing to her that almost every guy wants a romantic relationship with her? The only traits she has is that she is a nice and caring person and likes video games. That's it. Nothing more.
The fact annoys me that the brothers barely spoke with her and immediatly they have a crush on her, with some of the brothers she has a better connection then with the others but eventhough despite this most of them want her, is it because she is good looking? Not particularly, she looks like an average young girl. Is it because of her character then? No because her emotions are turned off 24/7. So what is it? It is because she is our main character and so that makes it automatically the person everyone desires.
Because it has so many characters and only 12 episodes the character development was sadly nowhere to be found.
Enjoyment: 7/10 despite all the negative aspects of this anime I found it rather enjoyable. not because of the story writing or the characters but mostly because I had a good laugh out of it, every time one of the guys had an encounter with Ema that didn't make any sense at all I found myself at least given a chuckle about this whole affair.
I might give a little spoiler here but in one of the scenes one of the brothers realized he wanted to grow more before he can be a good man to her and it was a very dramatic scene with sad music playing in the background and you know that this was one of those scenes that was meant to make your heart break but instead I found myself laughing on the floor because especially that brother had barely any interactions with her at all.
So my overall score of this anime is a 5/10. If you are into the harem genre I would recommend it or either if you want to laugh at a romantic story that doesn't make any sense at all this is the anime for you!
So I barely ever write reviews but I just have to share my opinions on this horrible anime.
Brothers conflict is a reverse harem, and probably the worst one out there. I don't really dislike anime that easily, but this anime is the worst anime i've seen. (Ps: Excuse my horrible punctuation)
Alright, to sum it up it's basically about a girl who's always been alone in her childhood (excluding the squirrel) and then her father decides to marry a woman that has 13 sons (like seriously? wtf how could she conceive 13 boys without dying) anyway, she ends up moving to the house where 12 of
the sons live. And of course, they all start liking her and fighting over her without reason.
The story was a pile of absolute shit.
it was very cliché (girl moving to a house/school full with boys) but that wasn't even the problem. It's not so much lacking comedy, the comedy is just horrible that it's basically non existant. They even manage to mess up the classic "overreactions" that anime characters usually make. The jokes that are made don't match the voice acting and the characters expressions, and just end up looking extremely awkward. The problems/events that happen during the anime are just plain dumb and make no sense - making the anime super boring.
I admit the art in this anime is not THAT bad, but i've seen alot better. The backgrounds are quite dull and boring.
Okay one of the few things that pissed me off was the fact that the voice of Wataru did NOT match the characters voice AT ALL. It's like placing a cute anime character in a cute shoujo setting but then giving him the voice of fucking godzilla or some shit. Some characters fit their voice actors but some absolutely don't. The squirrels voice was the most annoying out of all, but i'll get into that later.
An character could be casually looking but the voice of it would be excited and laughing, Making the voice acting not match the actual expressions of the characters. I've also seen a few out of sync voice acting (when the character doesn't have their mouth open and moving but the voice is still playing).
Other than character voices I enjoyed the theme song, and the ending song with the dance.
Oh my god, the fucking squirrel. I can not handle that thing, it made me want to jump of a cliff. it was constantly ruining the mood and failed with it's attempts at jokes. Not even a funny type of 'ruining the mood' that usually happens within anime. As for the other characters : they're ok, some don't make fuckin sense in what they dobut basically the entire anime series doesn't make sense anyway. The heroine was really annoying, she wasn't standing up for herself or saying anything back, the anime could've been way better without a cliché annoying heroine.
None, I got so bored watching this anime. It had so many flaws it made me focus more on them then the actual story.
It's a piece of shit, and even I, an reverse harem lover thought this was complete shit.
Now, this is my first review ever and I feel I need to write it after seeing so many bad reviews about this anime.
In fact, the only reason I watched this anime was because I was curious after I read all these negative reviews. I wanted to see just how bad it was, and I'm glad I did. I went in with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised.
I will detail what I liked or didn't like about the anime, and will not focus on individual scores for story, characters, music etc.
The things I didn't like/understand >
# The girl's character
# Why everybody liked her.
There was nothing special about her
# The squirrel (who also is in love with her)
# Why such unbelievably hot guys would instantly fall for someone so average.
# No romantic development - they just fall in love with her
# The eldest two bros showed no romantic interest in her (the lawyer was once left red faced, but that story line wasn't pursued)
# Why such a rich family has no servant
The things I liked>
# Unlike what many reviews here state, the brothers did have character development, some more than the others.
# Pleasantly surprised to see how well balanced these guys were - instead of fighting with each other over the girl, they gave her the option of choosing one of them. Very mature and very unexpected.
# I really liked the 2 guys who were shown to genuinely (according to me) like her - the red head and the sports guy.
# Every brother has a distinct personality
# The brothers are smoking hot.
I'm sure there are more likes and dislikes, but only these come to mind now. It's a "junk food" type of anime where you watch it for the sake of watching it. I binge watched it in a day. Go in with low expectations and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to watch this anime. But I do know watching this anime was a complete struggle.
Story: The storyline is fairly simple: dad remarries, daughter moves in with 'brothers'-they certainly don't act like brothers-and 'shenanigans' ensue. Predictable and incredibly dull. Although this anime is only twelve episodes long, it felt longer and it was a chore for me to watch. I can't even remember how it ended. 1/10
Art: I am just going to cut to the chase and say that I didn't like the art. While it is more appealing than the actual story, that
doesn't really say a lot. The art is boring for lack of a better word. 3/10
Sound: I despised the opening...it was tedious in every way possible. I don't have any words to describe how bad it is. 2/10
Characters: Oh boy, on a scale of 1 to Haruka from Uta no Prince-sama on the irritating metre, the female protagonist is about as annoying and spineless as Haruka is. She barely reacted when her so-called brothers were being perverted and hitting on her. I hoped that she would stand up for herself and tell them to back off. The vast majority of the characters fade into the background. 1/10
Enjoyment: Needless to say I didn't like this anime. At all. It was pure torture. 2/10
We all know that the internet has a lot of power nowadays. And it can raise a lot of awareness for all kinds of good causes, such as famine and natural disasters, but instead, the producers of this anime decided to use it for illustrating the dilemma that every young female has to face nowadays: with which of her 13 brothers does the main character want to start a romantic relationship? First world problems, right?
So I kind of explained the plot of this show in one sentence in my introduction. The series is about Ema Hinata, a 16-year old girl, who's actually been alone
all of her life (can you already see the clichés coming?), and I'm excluding her stupid pet squirrel while making this statement. Basically, her life sucked until her father decided to marry a woman who has 13 (!) sons. And so Ema ends up with 13 new brothers, who are, of course, all deeply in love with her. I won't start about how unrealistic it is that a girl ends up with 13 brothers because of a remarriage, but what are the chances that ALL 13 OF THEM (including a toddler for God's sake) are in love with her? Every episode featured Ema with another brother, and it was all incredibly predictable and dull. Seriously, when I finished, it felt like I had watched around 50 episodes, and watching these 12 episodes (which felt like 50) felt like a chore. I'm not going to dig deeper into the story, because this is all there is to it. I'll admit it, maybe I'm just not the kind of person to enjoy reverse harems, but I can't imagine anyone else (apart from obsessive fictional bishounen-sensitive teens) enjoying this crap.
It's debatable whether there's really a story in this. The comedy was lousy, and not in place, sometimes even cringeworthy. The "plot" was unrealistic and seriously stupid. Who came up with this?
The art in this wasn't the worst I've ever seen, but it definitely wasn't great. For some reason, every single dude in this looked like a chick, and there was even one brother that resembled a cat (yes, I'm talking about the perverted one). It had some pretty colors (to attract horny nose-bleeding teens, probably), but don't fall for them, this anime is still a pile of shit. A colorful pile of shit, but still a pile of shit.
Colors everywhere, and males looked like females. It was so confusing that at one point, I couldn't even tell who was supposed to be a trap anymore.
One word to describe the music in this: forgettable. The opening was a stereotypical reverse harem intro, so forgettable, I have no idea how it went anymore. The show probably had some OSTs, but umm yeah. Wait, I remember three things considering the sound in this. 1) The ending. I didn't know I was watching Uta no Prince-Sama? Nobody asked for those traumatizing ending visuals, but then again, nobody asked for this piece-of-shit-anime either... "Kissu kissu, Ai need ur lavu"... 2) The voice of that damned squirrel. At one point, I was just irritated beyond belief, to the point where I actually wanted to set my computer on fire, so that I could see that stupid rodent with its stupid voice finally burn. 3) The voice of that toddler..... Woah. You know how some things are called a match made in heaven? Yeah, the character and the voice of the toddler were the complete opposite of that. It was as if Jigsaw was trying to convince the viewers of his cuteness. Seriously, no toddler has a voice that low.
Most of this was below average, and the voice acting was rather bad.
Well, this should be fun. I'll go over the characters a bit quick, since there are so many. I'll start with the main character, Ema. The wiki calls her the heroine of the story, but I don't think she's a heroine. She's just kind of there. She doesn't stand up for herself even once. Seriously, why is the girl in reverse harems always either an aggressive tsundere or a retarded, brainless zombie like Ema? There's nothing interesting to tell about her, so I'll move on to my favorite character: the squirrel. Just kidding, I hated him more than anyone. He was trying to "protect" our beloved main character from the brothers, which involved some serious stalking incidents. There was even a moment where us viewers were supposed to feel bad for that gnawer, because Ema didn't take it with her to school or something. Is that the definition of "feels" nowadays? Now, for our 13 Asahina brothers. The oldest son, Masaomi, the stereotypical caring guy, whose only life concern is his family. The second son, Ukyo, the stereotypical smart guy, who is basically the slave of the entire household. The third son, Kaname, who is a monk, but a very perverted one, and he hits on every girl he sees. Great monk. Seriously, does buddhism allow that kind of shit? The fourth son, Hikaru, is the trap of the family. The fifth and sixth sons, Tsubaki and Azusa, the twins who have the same two lifegoals; becoming anime voice actors and becoming Ema's boyfriend. The seventh son, Natsume, the only normal guy, who decided to leave the house and live on his own (and who could possibly blame him for that?). The eighth son, Louis, the stereotypical silent guy who wants to be a hairdresser or something. The ninth son, Subaru, the stereotypical sporty and awkward guy. The tenth son, Iori, who seems normal at first, but he has a strange obsession for flowers. The eleventh son, Yusuke, the stereotypical tryharding guy, who's failing at life. The twelfth son, Fuuto, who is 13 years old, yet looks like he's 18. Has some sadistic tendencies, even though he's just a spoiled 13-year old. He's kind of like the Joffrey Baratheon of Brothers Conflict. And last but definitely not least, the thirteenth son, Wataru, the toddler with the godzilla voice. I don't know about you, but I love this cast.
The cast consisted of stereotypes and the characters got no development at all.
Well, this is very subjective. After watching this (which I do not recommend you) you might end up laughing at the stupidity of this, or you might be crying because of your loss of faith in humanity. One thing that's for sure though, is that you'll be incredibly frustrated by the main character, who could have been replaced by a doll and no one would have noticed a thing. The final episode of this show is absolute and utter bullshit and will make you question why you watched it (even though you already did that whilst watching the series itself). Oh, and your eyes will probably bleed because of the ending.
The second hand embarrassment in the comedy of this was huge, the show wasn't funny and all in all just very boring.
I have only one more thing to say: spare yourself. Spare yourself from this so-called Brothers Conflict, which I experienced as a conflict with my inner self, debating about whether I should drop the shit or not. And that repeated itself after every episode. I definitely made the wrong choice finishing it, it's not worth your precious time. Peace.
Brothers Conflict was a breath of fresh air for me. Sure, it's a reverse harem, but it is one that isn't too flamboyant and with a myriad of personalities, this is a show that I could easily re-watch again and again. This show is not for all, but from what I've stated from another review, I am weak at heart when it comes to this type of genre. ;)
Story: So the protagonist, Ema Hinata, is put into a predicament in where she has to move in with 13 step-brothers. Yes, 13 of them. Her father is re-marrying and here is a girl who has lived
most of her life alone, so the result is that she has had a lack of physical and social contact with her father. Now, you throw her into the mix and boy oh boy is she in for some surprising events. Sure the plot isn't too creative, but it's nice to see that the female is self-sufficient and not such a damsel in distress like in other shows I've seen.
Art: The animation style is nice, though not mind-blowing. It's nice to see the different character designs of each of the men and the one younger brother. Some wardrobe and fashion designs were thought out and sometimes it's nice to see a new hairstyle or a charming outfit on the characters you are viewing.
Sound: The show doesn't offer anything memorable in terms of music. Yes, even with one of the characters being an idol, I don't think the show really focused much of his particular songs. I would say The OP theme is probably the only thing that stuck out for me, which is sung by Nobuhiko Okamoto! That aside, we have a range of voice actors, all of which are very talented and that bit of fan-girl in me just goes *toki-toki* with various discourse that is portrayed throughout the series.
Character: For a 12-episode show, it's fair that they included all personalities and different perspectives of the males with how they view their beloved imouto (sister). Of course, don't expect to see flushed-out character development. Our female protagonist is a typical teen going through her goals and life choices; she's looking to graduate high school, but during the series, there are qualities in her that are quite passive. If she had a touch of spunk or another trait that made her more dynamic, I think I would have rated the character category a bit higher. Oh and let's not forget, Ema has a talking pet squirrel with whom she is able to communicate, which is a cute bonus.
Enjoyment and Overall Conclusion: This show is worth re-watching again. Though it's not my top choices of a reverse harem show, it's light and rather short, still leaving room for hope and a sense of mystery about various possibilities that could happen in the future. ;)
Pros - A shoujo, reverse harem that isn't flamboyant and provides opportunities for viewers to see many personalities of the male characters
Cons - Protagonist's qualities in some instances (imo), short series and lack of plot creativity.
Obviously, this show's not for those who look for a story to follow. So if you're here complaining about the storyline and shallow characters I wonder why you even watched the show in the first place.
This series is literally intended for a bunch of hormonal teenage girls, and it does a great job in being that kind of show. As a hormonal teenage girl myself I can tell you that as long as you turn off your brain, these kinds of anime can be highly enjoyable. (or a hormonal teenage boy idk luv is luv amirite)
I'm not even going into detail about this
show's flaws because there are too many to name and I also think we can all imagine them, especially if you've watched reversed harem before. To sum it up - masochistic heroine, twincest, "you worked hard", talking animal friends ft. "wait....that's supposed to be a guy?!"
If you're forever alone like me and you need something to replace the void in your cold empty heart, I recommend this show. Thank you for your time, it's been great.
Mechakucha ni aishiteru
Yasashii dake no kisu ga iinokai
Gomen dakishime tai yo
Kanashi mesae setsuna sasae
Hiki uketta ra
Ima sugu ni
Subete wo azukete
Kiss kiss kiss
I need your love.
Ok, so without further adieu, I hereby make my presnt my ratings for each category of this 12 episode anime, which at first it was 13, eh who cares?
So my ratings:
Story and character-fair 6.
Basically this is a reverse harem at its simplest and every plot revolves around Ema who is caught in a conflict with the Asahina Brothers who are vying for her affection. Despite of its title "Brother Conflict" only a handful are in competition
for the girl's heart, I gave it such score because there some episodes that I really don't like and there are episodes that were really touching.
I gonna classify each characters in this anime in the following:
No Contest: Masaomi, Ukyo, Hikaru, Iori and Wataru.
Under this category, the mentioned brother were never seen actually competing for Ema's affection in fact the anime itself never gave these character's such opportunity to show their romantic intention for Ema. Masaomi is more like the father figure, Ukyo was more of the mother figure since he does the cooking and cleaning before Ema's arrival, Hkaru is gay and even if he did mention that he's gonna get in the fray it don't look like he's serious due to the fact that he's a novelist who needs ideas for his literary works, Iori on the other hand have very limited roles and Wataru ? Well, he's still a kid dress as a girl that I'll never understand why this anime's illustrator drew him that way.
Predators: Kaname, Futo and Tsubaki
Here, pretty obvious these brother have exhibited a certain aggressiveness towards Ema, it started with Kaname whom it wasn't clear if he's a monk or a club host you might say he's one of the reason why I gave this category such score, Futo is one character that I would like to kick his balls and Tsubaki, I'd probably wanna slit his throat, I placed them in this category co'z these are the characters that I love to hate.
Nice guys: Azusa, Natsume, Subaru and Yusuke
These, for me, are the guys that I like to be Ema's love interest, though thery're gentlemen, it wasn't enough for me to give this anime a score higher than 6. Personally, if can have it my way I would prefer a Yusuke X Ema arc, since those two go nicely.
Friend zone: Louis and Juli
Pretty obvious that Louis and Ema share the same situation were they're both adopted and can speak to Juli (CHIIIIIIII), but Juli is quite annoying and you might say he's another reason why this anime's category deserves a 6.
The prize: Ema
basically she the center of the whole "Brother's Conflict," I like heer sweet and kind characteristics, but there are time that her being passive is quite annoying.
Art- mediocre 5.
I just really have no comment about this anime's art designed.
Sound, enjoyment and overall- good 7.
I like both the opening and closing theme.
Since this anime and the manga was taken out from a otome game, it wasn't surprising that such enjoyment was like a game itself, except it was studio Brain Base who is playing it.
This anime is good enough to be enjoyed, though there are some situation that we wish as to whom the female character should be with, I think that it's enough that such anime with a harem genre should end that way it is. overall this anime is good, CHIIIIIIII!!!!!
Brothers Conflict is an anime that in my opinion, never stood a chance beyond episode three. It follows the main character Ema Hinata, who we only ever really know as Chi. I didn't actually discover her real name until the very last episode. And even then, i never once thought, 'what actually is the name of this girl?' Nope i guess i was too busy trying to survive what has been one of the most disappointing animes of my life. What might have been exciting to reverse harem lovers, turns out to be...
....A story thats shallow and unrealistic.
So what this story is trying to make
us believe is that a seventeen/eighteen year old girl was able to seduce 13 boys regarded as her brothers all by sitting there and looking "cute". Though throughout this anime my opinion of cute and annoying have been dramatically redefined. Chi/Ema offers nothing to the story, she rarely does anything to actually seduce these boys and does nothing when they start falling at her feet. What we experience throughout this anime is the progression of love, awaiting the response to the many confessions this girl receives.
....Art that has nothing to say for itself.
The art was just your typical modern day anime art. Mainstream and unremarkable. Good quality yes but engaging or interesting, no.
....Music that that will make you cringe.
I have never rated sound badly in an anime before. Before writing this i had no idea what it actually meant to have bad sound, i mean what could be wrong with it? This anime however has shown me. If you actually attempt to watch this anime you will be plagued by a series of cheesy renditions afforded by one of Chi's superstar brothers, and if that wasn't enough, just to make sure you don't go away disappointed, at the end of every episode is a traumatising song in which all the brothers sing and dance. Never again do i ever want to experience what i went through here.
....Characters that have no soul.
You have the brothers. Some who like basketball. Some who like video games. One who is a superstar and another who is a transvestite. Just your typical everyday family. All of the brothers however, despite their likes and clothing preferences make the same cheesy moves on the main character Chi and then expect us to be surprised when the grab her by the arm and pull her against them for a dramatic and passionate...hug? Yeah, that all your really gonna get. A lot of hugging and not much else. The main character Chi or Ema is the most disappointing. This girl has no depth to her on any level. What we see of her is a boring girl who rarely makes a sound other than the occasional gasp when one of her brothers makes a move on her. She never objects to any of the things her brothers do but would rather stand there like a deer in headlights without any input what so ever. Yep she has been one of the most annoying characters of a the many shows i have seen, a conclusion i largely put down to her defenceless persona and stupid disposition.
This anime doesn't really amount to anything. Its got an unrealistic story that never evolves, run of the mill art, traumatising music renditions, characters with no depth or personality and an ending which renders all of these events pointless.
But by all means go ahead and watch this anime, it not so much terrible and as a big lump of boring that never improves or evolves.
[STORY] - 5/10
The story and the plot to me was a complete and utter blur. I didn't understand many things in this story, and often got to the point where I got so confused, I just got bored. The romance in this story was very weak in my opinion, although it wasn't the worst. The ending was also kind of disappointing, because nothing major really happened. I felt like there would be a continuation of this anime. Maybe the Specials is a continuation since it is listed as a sequel, but I don't think I'll ever be in the mood to watch it.
The graphics were fine, but I'd expect that from an anime that was released in 2013. The scenery and the background was kind of weak and didn't really fit in with the scenes most of the time.
[SOUND] - 5/10
I only watched the dubbed version of this anime, and the actors / actresses did an amazing job, except Asahina, Wataru, the youngest (I think) son. The English voice actor didn't really fit in with Wataru's appearance, because he's very young and probably around his teenage years still. I would expect the producers to have a young actor to act out Wataru. I also don't know how to feel about the opening and the ending themes. Often times, the ending would be so loud compared to the actual story of the anime, that it would often hurt my ears.
[CHARACTER] - 6/10
The appearances of the characters didn't really suit their personality, especially Asahina, Fuuto. His look gives a kind and generous vibe to me, but he was just shown to be very cold at times, and keeps to himself a lot. Also, I feel like there was too many protagonists / main leads. According to MAL, there are 14 main leads, like jeez, I already have to study for exams, and now I have to study all 14 of the protagonists' names? Give me a break!
[ENJOYMENT] - 3/10
I didn't really enjoy this anime all that much. Yes. That's all I have to say.
[OVERALL] - 5/10
Overall, I will definitely not recommend this anime to any of my friends to watch, and I don't think I'll rewatch this ever again, but again, it could've been worse, but it wasn't the worst.
Brothers Conflict is one of the very few watchable reverse harems in the world of anime, but that's just it. 's not good, or bad, it's just, "watchable." and unfortunately it can be addicting to weak watchers, like me.
I'm sorry, but the plot is way too outrageous to take seriously. I mean, really? A girl who isn't all that special looking moves into her brothers' home with NO PARENT SUPERVISION, and they all end up falling in love with her, and she just shakes them all off like they're a bunch of fucking cats. That's too perfect. I know its just an anime,
but that's not how life works. It actually made me kind of angry. Though, some elements, like the fluffiness of the cute scenes/exchanges with my personal favorite brothers. (Yuusuke, Natsume, Azusa, but I'll get into that later...) I really liked that. SOME of them respected her and that led to a lot of cute scenes.
The art isn't anything to giggle otokully (wtf Hattie?) at. It's obviously not as good as Death Note and Shingeki no Kyojin, but whatever. I mean, I didn't like the design of the protagonist, Ema. She looked ditzy and dumb. (Again, more on that later) But some character designs were pretty creative, even though they looked like ripoffs of other characters of other anime. Some their designs totally pissed me off. Whatever, it wasn't that bad, really...
My sister was obsessed with the ending song for some gay reason. She would sing it nonstop when we got home from school, and I would yell, "What the fuck is that?!" And she'd yell back. "It's the Brothers Conflict ending!" I'm not one to watch endings, but since she mentioned it, I took the time to watch it that day, and I guess the ending's pretty creative relatively. I mean, you got all these Brothers, why not use them for a choreographed dance number in which they all sing, even though some of them really shouldn't. (Subaru, when he sings, sounds like a dying cat.) It was okay. The opening was so annoying though!
Okay, there are 13 Brothers and one annoying protagonist. Its kind of given that I would hate all of them except a legitimate few. They all ended up falling in love with her, in which I scream,"BOLLLOOCCKSSS!" But some characters are worth mentioning. I mean, the only one that didn't force himself upon the protagonist was Yuusuke, that red haired bastard. Their exchanges were so sweet, along with Azusa's and Natsume's. I'm just saying, they weren't overwhelming, and seemed fair to her, giving her a chance to breathe! While there are characters I like, I pretty much hate the rest of them and their designs. A perverted monk is basically a contradiction in it's own name, really. Is that the best of your creativity? And that pop star! Fuuto! I spit at his name! He's 15, my age, and attempting rape! Modern society, people. Is that normal in Japan? Also, I hated his design. Whenever he came on screen, I'd yell, "FUCKING NEKO-CHAN!!" Cause face it, he looks like a cat and needs mouth surgery. There are too many hateable characters! That's a harem's nightmare!
As I said, it was my guilty pleasure. I watched it to the end, sadly. I didn't mean to, it just happened...
I saw this on HULU a couple of months ago and I already knew what it was about before looking at the Summary. I decided to watch it last night, and well. I honestly couldn't get past EP.1, it was dreadful, not the "oh my god Diabolik lovers" dreadful, it was so bad that it was good.
Now, I can't say much as I only watched 1 episode, but I refuse to watch the rest.
Basically from what I got from the first episode is that all her stepbrothers wanna date her. (Expect for like 1)
I didn't like the design for the girl, but
the design for the rest of the characters were okay.
I don't know, it was good I guess.
It really amazed me how they all were all up on her, shes literally the most boring anime character I've seen.
I often found myself dying of laughter due to how terrible this episode was. I had a pretty fun time.
I gave it an extra point for making me laugh. But other than it, its a terrible anime.
Well this anime earn my 2nd worst anime to watch. Reason the story start with a girl that live with 13 brother way older then her and wait the story lead to nothing and if I was the writer of the script I will be a shame to put a anime that have no development of the personage how so ever and to add the love that the brothers show the female lead personage is almost shameful. I just believe that should create a better story that to traumatize the girl in the show. Well to say that the show need better arts as the
Female lead she where 90% of the show the school uniform and useless character as Squirrel that is maybe 5% of the show. I do not recommend that show to been watch because even the script that is use make no scent how so ever. I do not recommend the waste of 13 episode to watch this show.
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that reverse harem is one of my guilty pleasures. This, however, was utter crap. I only watched half of the anime, but I don't think I need to watch any more. The ending is way too predictable, and I'd like to spare my eyes from finishing the rest of that dreadful anime.
The story (2/10):
Not only did this anime have no proper plot, it was just crammed with clichés and obvious scenarios. Furthermore, it had nothing else that could compensate for the horrible storyline. There was no humor, action, excitement, nothing. This anime was bland and a complete waste of
time. I demand to have my hours back.
The art (8/10):
Just about the only thing that prevented me from giving this anime a 1 was the art. I've seen better, of course, but I'm not going to lie and say that the artwork was terrible.
The sound (5/10):
I don't have anything particularly bad to say about the voices/soundtrack, mainly because I don't remember how any of them went. I was most likely thinking about how horrible the anime was than paying attention to the soundtrack.
The character (2/10):
Okay, I can probably write an entire book describing how detestable and flawed these characters are, but I won't because I don't want to waste your or my time.
Throughout the entire anime (or at least the half that I watched), I wondered if the female protagonist was a robot. I have never seen such a boring, voiceless character before.
As for the brothers, no matter how hard I tried to identify them and remember their names, I couldn't. Aside from the color and style of their hair, there's nothing else that distinguishes any of the brothers.
Did I enjoy this anime? Hell naw. Would I recommend this anime to anyone else? Have you been paying attention to my review?
This anime was just as bad as Diabolik Lovers (anyone who's interested in reverse harem would most likely know about this one). I strongly advise you to not waste your time watching this anime... I mean, unless this kind of stuff floats your boat, of course.
If you're planning on watching this anime, be WARNED: you WILL lose brain cells.
Ok. Now where do I start?
Brothers conflict was pretty much a reverse harem on steroids. Not only are there TOO MANY hot bishies, but there is also a stupid squirrel that can fucking talk. Oh lord.
The main protagonist is a stupid, indecisive, thick headed girl. She couldn't even tell if the guy liked or should I say lusted after her. Another thing that bothered me was the lack of character development. It seemed as if all Ema had to do was breathe or blink and another step brother fell in love with her. The step brothers had no respect for her and did not
hesitate to force themselves upon her. Honestly, I think I think I would have liked this anime so much better if it was a hentai.
Okay, so despite all the negative reviews, I absolutely fell IN LOVE with this anime. i was just searching for something to watch, but after the first episode, I just wanted to keep going. The brothers all have pretty different personalities, and in each episode, the girl has a "special moment" with some characters.
Story (7/10): Like most other reviews have mentioned, it is just a typical reverse harem anime, but story was very well written.
Art (8/10): This art was overall really good! It's nothing too fancy, but it's a lot better than most animes.
Sound (6/10): I didn't like the intro or outro song a
lot. The tune was kinda hideous and it was not catchy. The lyrics were okay, but the voices for the songs were terrible.
Character (9/10): Okay, so this is all based on personal opinion. As I said, different boys get their time with Ema. The development, although kind of slow, was pretty entertaining.
Enjoyment (10/10): As I've mentioned, I was hooked on the first episode! Each episode, it wanted to make me continue watching! Most of the characters were pretty hot and despite their outside appearance, their inner personality is quite adorable. ^-^
Overall (9/10): This reverse harem anime is mostly directed towards girls. The way I see it, just put yourself in the position of Ema, the main character, and it's basically like a choose your prince games. If you need to get something or someone off your mind, this is a great piece to watch.
I think what really made my issue was the age differences in the characters. While some only shared 3-5 year differences, it's still very very strange and mostly illegal. Ema is 17 in the first season, and only 4 of the boys are anywhere near her age, from 20 and under.
Lets do this by age shall we?
Here are the 4 nearest to her age:
Fuuto - 15
Yuusuke - 17
Iori - 18 (Mind you he is now a legal adult and since they seem to set in Tokyo, any relations with Ema are considered a type of statutory rape)
Subaru - 20 (Same applies to this
Everyone Else's Ages from Youngest to Oldest:
Wataru - 10
Louis - 21
Azusa - 24
Natsume - 24
Tsubaki - 24
Hikaru - 26 (though not really romantically involved with Ema)
Kaname - 27
Ukyou - 29
Masaomi - 31
Therefore, everything else should be off limits and all of these men (excluding Wataru) should be quite disgusted with themselves.
One of the most flirtatious is Kaname, who is nearly 30 and he flirts and kisses her, and that is not appropriate. And Ukyou is 29 and has fantasies of her, and Masaomi also has feelings for her and they are the two oldest siblings! Then there is Tsubaki, who likes to tease her and make her feel bad or nervous, and if that isn't a sign of emotional abuse/manipulation, i don't know what is, especially from his jealousy.
I have to say, this underage girl with older men liking her is very unsettling and what moved me to stop watching it. It would have worked better if say, they were the father's sons from different mothers, all closer in the same age, rather than coming from their mother ( i mean 13 kids? that poor woman ). I really couldn't see past that in the anime and could not enjoy it.
Not to mention there wasn't really any reason to like Ema that was spectacular, she was a kind person and though pretty, it would be unlikely ( yes i know its a fictional thing ) that ALL the boys would like her. Ema's emotions seem stuck on: "Um, hi, im Ema, and i'm still new so everything is awkward".
I'm going to have to say that this anime, unfortunately, is on my bad list of anime. It's not the worst though. This anime does has its pros along with its cons. I'm going to admit, this review may have spoilers, but to be rather honest, it's best to maybe put this anime to the side, reader.
The reason I give the story a 3 out of 10 is because, well, the 'story' isn't that great. In fact, there's no real story at all. There's no plot driving this anime. The main objective of this anime was to sell its game(s) to the young audience
of teenage girls. If I have to say what the anime use to drive the anime to keep going, its that it use each episode to show off a brother for the main protagonist. And I must admit, this makes this EXTREMELY boring to watch. Because there's nothing to help the viewer to keep motivated to watch, it was so boring to watch that it was mentally painful. One of the main objectives of an anime to do is to keep the viewer encouraged to keep watching. If there's no real plot or anything to keep the viewer watching, the anime will turn stale, no matter how much pretty artwork you shove into the anime itself. And speaking of art...
Now, the art isn't that bad. The art was able to stand on its own ground and it helps catches the viewer's eyes. The background of the anime, however, is boring and bland. It had the generic anime style to it, but the characters had an interesting appearance. But the male characters, unfortunately, mostly look like females themselves. The anime is supposed to grasp its audience of young, teenage girls, right? If the characters don't look masculine, it'll throw off the viewer who was interested in a reverse harem. Art is a major key opponent to an anime, and if it can't appeal to the audience, it might throw them off and eventually make them not feel the need to continue watching the anime. The art is good enough to keep me wanting to watch, but due to the lack of plot, it left a dryness in my mind, a static, basically.
Honestly, I don't even remember the music at all. If I don't remember or ever notice the music to begin with, it must've not been anything special. Music in reverse harem tends to be bland and lacking of what it could've been, in my opinion. I feel bad for the composer(s) of the music. Maybe because of the lacking of moments that could've gotten the viewer's attention, they weren't able to push out good, emotional music. In a short summary, I'll say the music was lacking here.
Oh boy, here's the fun part. The characters were UTTERLY BORING. They lacked real personalities and above all, I could only see them as just selling points of the games the anime producers were trying to throw over to get customers. The only time I can see the 'personalities' of the male characters were when an episode puts them into the spotlight. And what makes me very tasteless to this anime is that they threw in a young boy and the freaking squirrel (the voice's annoying, might I add) and that astounds me. If there was one character I had some interest in, it was Fuuto, even though I have an angry hatred towards him as a character after a major stunt he attempts in one later episode.
If there's something I would've love to see, its how the brothers interact with one another, showing brotherly love. There were 'times' where they would, but its cut in a matter of seconds. Showing brotherly love would've helped create characters. What I would've also love is how the brothers would've reacted to having a new step-sister in the house realistically. Their mother just married to some guy they barely even knew about and now they have to act like its nothing when there's a new sibling in the house? That would've been interesting to see really, to see maybe some react negatively to the new step-sister of theirs, and the new step-father even. But then again, what am I saying? Their mother had 13 sons and somehow is not dead or extremely fat. She seriously needs to get her tubes tied.
I didn't have a fun time watching this. It was a painful watch through and I feel empty after finishing this anime. This left a dry taste through out the whole anime and never will I ever watch this again, period. Hate would be a strong word for this, but rather heavily disliked this anime. The anime doesn't show real conflict (get it?) between the idea of having a new step-sister and for some reason, the bland main character, Ema, they fall for her easily, and all 13 of them. What kind of luck is that? Even when she flat out says that she only sees them as brothers, they will still get onto her and kiss her. Heck, one of the brothers even almost raped her in her sleep! Unacceptable!
If anything, its the art that somehow pull this anime out to a '2' on me. This anime is not appealing, even as a reverse harem. I know I shouldn't expect much from a reverse harem, but this anime goes down into a very big, dark hole and it won't be able to dig itself out. I will never recommend someone to watch this anime. If you're looking for an interesting reverse harem to watch, this is not the place you should look over to. There are some other actually good reverse harems out there, trust me.
Honestly, this has to be one of the most boring anime I had ever watched. When I first watched it, I thought it was gonna be a good reverse harem anime, but boy was I wrong, this anime was super boring and I literally took a nap while watching this. The story was...meh, it's about a girl romancing with her new 13 step-brothers. The art was pretty, in my opinion. The opening is catchy, that's the only thing I like about this anime! :D The characters were decent, I'm not even sure if they even had character development, I'm pretty sure they didn't. Overall, I
did not enjoy this anime one bit and dropped it because of how boring it is. It's a painfully boring anime and I give this a 1 out of 5 stars. :(
When I first came across Brothers Conflict, I was binge watching reverse harem anime like nobody's business. I mean what else could entertain a 13 year old girl on a quest for the perfect fantasy? Well, after checking out my review from the past, I see that I grossly undermined the true awfulness of this particular harem, so I'd like to correct my original findings.
Story - 4/10: A harem revolving around the daughter of a famous adventurer, who one day finds out her father's going to re-marry. Instead of living with her father and new step-mother, she decides to move to an apartment complex owned
by her step-mother, only to find out that she has 13 step-brothers. Sounds interesting? To my past self, yes, to present me? No way on God's green earth would I give an anime with a synopsis like that a second glance. Unfortunately, I find this a reoccurring theme with reverse harems in general. Typically a really shallow plot revolving around a girl who somehow gets caught up with a bunch of attractive guys who fall in love after she breathes. Although shallow, the plot could have been put to use (somehow), unfortunately the creators squandered that opportunity with the characters.
Characters - 3/10: I cannot force myself to give a score higher than this because of the way the characters turned out. Out of all 13 brothers, only Tsubaki, Azusa, Louis, and Subaru get decent background stories. That may be sad, but just wait til you get a hold of the main character, Ema Hinata. Like I said before, in most reverse harems you get main characters lacking a personality (see, Amnesia and Diabolik Lovers), but man Chi's squirrel had more personality in his stupid bow than she had in all 12 episodes. It really soured my mood to see 13 dudes fall in love with a chick who's only capable of blushing. All in all, the story just had too many characters, with bland/blank backgrounds, and too little reason for them all to fall in love with blandy, the blushing broad.
Art - 8/10: Although there's many things wrong with this anime, to my amateur eye, the art is fantastic. The only thing all the characters have going for them, is that they're at least distinguishable in a crowd. I'm not much of an art fiend, so I can't be too specific, but I'd have to say that one of the reasons I kept watching had to be because the art was so nice.
Music - 5/10: The main reason I watched this anime was for the opening. There are too many anime that I've come across with lackluster music, but I have to say, the opening is catchier than I'd like to admit and I looked forward to starting each episode for it. Besides that, I don't remember the music standing out in any particular way, so I'd say a 5 is a fair score.
Enjoyment- 3/10: If you couldn't gather from the rest of this review, I did not enjoy this poor excuse for an anime. My time was thoroughly wasted and those hours I spent drooling at my computer screen, could have been dedicated to drooling over better anime, or repeatedly bashing my head into a wall. :)
Overall Score- 3/10: I was going to give it a 4 just to be nice, but I'd be lying. The only reason I'd recommend this anime to anybody is if I wanted revenge. I could have gone my whole life without watching this sorry show and others like it. All I can hope is that, all who read this take will take my review seriously and spend time on the endless list of GOOD romance anime, with a GREAT plot, and AMAZING characters.