The four-minute long special episode is way better than the regular show. It's not lewd, dumb or dynamic. The main character, Ichika, is not obsessed with her younger brother as she was before. At the beginning of the episode she is an eight-year-old only child who desperately wants a younger sibling. Needless to say she's being constantly rejected by other children who find her demeanor irritating and weird. We can even sympathize with Ichika, even if she usually wasn't very likable in "Oneechan ga Kita".
We become familiar with Ichika's past dreams and fears, we understand her behavior more and better. This special episode seems
quite tragic and nostalgic, because not only Ichika's early childhood is shown, but also Tomoya's infancy and loss.
To be honest, this episode is not very deep and original because such stories were probably imagined a million times before. Nevertheless, I liked it.
Oneechan ga Kita is a rather short and sub par sis-con series. on the level of Kiss x Sis but without the fan-service.
Its an unfunny comedy with each episode being a sketch finishing in a bland punch line involving the sister coming on to the brother and then him after initially being put off he starts to think it may not be that bad.
However after watching the special I feel like it wasn't that bad.
Hear me out-the special wasn't amazing in fact it was pretty average, however it actually had a conclusive story over the full 4
minutes. This special tells of the sister and the borther's meeting and the sister's obsession with having a sibling.
I would not recommend the series as a whole but if you have already sat through the rest of the series I say its best to watch this as well-its only 4 minutes after all.
Unlike the main anime, this special is exactly that: special. It's like an animated short story you would read about online, or maybe even a letter you received from someone long ago about a moment in their life that was important to them. It's rather sweet and has this intimate nature to it that makes you wonder what happens afterwards, where everyone is years later, and even want to befriend those who take part. It's everything the main show wasn't.
Same problems as the main work, except, due to its length, we're saved from some boring copy/pasted backgrounds or expressions. It's a fresh work with nothing
crowding it's short runtime.
The VA work is as good as it needs to be, but what makes this better is the music. The music in the first work didn't really matter since it was a failure of a comedy, but this one is more sentimental, so the music actually has a purpose. It's quite enjoyable.
Having actual character development is nice. I was eager to see how things panned out as the special continued, and I almost imagine the real show didn't happen so things could be, well, normal for the characters. This special is normal and relatable, something the standard show didn't have.
For it's short length, and having my standards unbelievably low when walking into this thing, I was pleasently surprised by how nice this was. I would have preferred the rest of the show to be rather serious and more of a nice, cute sibling narrative. However, the main show is an incestuous 'comedy.'
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It's probably worth watching this before the main series, as it helps to give a bit more context to that, than if the series is watched first. Another reason is that this special is veers more towards drama than the comedy found in the main series, and so watching this after the main series does make things a bit odd.
The animation is better than in the series, but not by much at all - it does it's job, but with no real flair or brilliance.
End music is okay-ish, so nothing to get excited about there either.
It's certainly worth watching, if only too see how
the two main characters were fated to meet.