Jun 18, 2013
Time for a short series. I randomly picked a short series to watch for some joy. So, it's Boku no Imouto wa Osaka Okan, animated by some very obscure studios. After completing the anime, I have to say I'm surprised(with a very small "s"). It's a rather cute story about an imouto who returned after 10 years and reuniting with her older brother. From her brother's(protagonist) point of view, she changed a lot; She came back as a hyperactive Osaka-n girl.
Story-wise, it's nothing too extraordinary. Just the usual slice of life I've seen, quite similar to "Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga
Nai" in a way because of it's "imouto" concept. Unfortunately, in terms of comedy, it terrible. Jokes and gags are not hilarious at all. The show teaches the viewers the "rules" on how Osaka-n people talk and their habits. On the plus side, the anime doesn't have any incest.
First of all, there's Ishihara Namika(the imouto); cute, eccentric and has an "Osaka-n" accent. While, Ishihara Kyousuke(brother/protagonist) is the really laid-back type of guy, but compared to some of the other protagonists I've seen, he isn't too bad as the main male character for one reason, he's not obnoxious. But all in all, he's just the bland protagonist we often see in anime.
In terms of artstyle/visuals, it's decent, but in terms of animation? It's bad. Characters' actions and movement are very poorly animated - there's barely any movement. It reminds me of those flash games: Happy Wheels, QWOP, etc. Personally, these "animations" are nifty for flash games and other flash-related media, but for an anime? No, it ain't. Well, fortunately, you can get used to it, eventually.
To sum up, Boku no imouto Osaka Okan is a short, adorable Slice of life anime but with flaws. I might had enjoyed it more if it was lengthened to a full, TV-sized, 20 minutes episodes series and with "proper" character animations. In the end, it falls just below the passing mark.
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