The Aoi siblings, Aki and Sora, are as close as a brother and sister can be. But as Sora enters high school, he realizes that his feelings for his older sister go beyond simple family ties. Oblivious to her sibling's affair, Sora's twin sister Nami attempts to get her best friend to go out with him. And unbeknownst to either of them, Nami harbors a deep and jealous lust of her own.
Aki-Sora is a love story, for sure, but whose love will be returned? Whose love goes unrequited? Can the bond between brother and sister be strengthened by romance, or will Aki's and Sora's affection drive them apart?
Aki-Sora isn't your run-of-the-mill brother-sister incest story. There have been too many OVAs to count where a boy and his step-sister(s) of no blood relation at all, made quite clear early in the story, have expressed their forbidden love. One of the attractive points of Aki-Sora, though, is that Aki and Sora are, in fact, full siblings. Finally, the 'I' in incest was dotted, and the 'T' in taboo was crossed, like the line that Aki and Sora cross when they give in to their desires for each other.
A point I find particularly appealing about Aki-Sora is Sora's twin sister, Nami, whom he is not
incestuously involved with. Had I been writing this story, the temptation to have the twins become involved would have been too great to ignore. Twins tend to be closer to their other "half" than to anyone else, so it seems reasonable in an anime about sibling love for there to be strong feelings between the two.Yet Aki-Sora doesn't rely on cliche here, and instead presents us with a more original story: one where, instead, Sora's twin is just the opposite, and there's no particular closeness between the two. Beyond that, there's an amazing love polygon that will surely make you take notice.
Backstory is adequate for understanding the relationship between Aki and Sora, but not so much that we lose sight of the main action, which is well paced. I would like to have seen more backstory with Nami, however. The characters are not completely cliche despite the mold this anime fits into. Sora especially is a bit more dynamic than we might expect. He does, however, blush far too easily. One interesting thing to note is that the relationship between Aki and Sora seems to be a bit of an Oedipal complex, with Aki acting as a stand-in mother. Their mother is not absent (as we see in the sequel), but is rarely home.
I rate the art higher than I might have otherwise, only because more than once did I find myself pausing to admire it and to take screencaps -- but not for the reason you think. Sora is beautiful [I am fonder of boys than girls], and in many scenes, the background and landscapes have an almost magical quality thanks to the shading and glow on them.
The female voices were good, but the seiyuu playing Sora (Kinoshita Sayaka) was quite good. Some may think that Sora sounds TOO much like a girl, but even though there may be a few moments when he sounds unconvincing, it works for him. As Aki tells him after she dresses him in a girl's tennis outfit, "Don't worry. You look like a girl anyway." The only time it may be truly distracting is during the sex scenes.
This was a fun one to watch. I'm more than a bit hentai myself, which is a requirement for enjoying it. If you're not, skip it. There's no point in wasting your time. Thankfully, though, it seems to blaze a new trail right beside the beaten path, so even though some notions may seem worn out, old, and trite, others will be refreshing, eye-opening, and enjoyable.
I followed up this OVA with episode 1 of Aki-Sora: Yume no Naka, which I can say only improves on this one.
IMO, this is the top of the line in borderline hentai & taboo.
This anime doesn't hide its taboo. No sir, its full blown incest. Unlike kiss x sis where they are not blood related and the story shoves that in your face on multiple occasions, Aki-Sora casually mentions. It doesn't try to justify that what they are doing is socially okay. It doesn't give a fuck.
The scenes are amazing. Nothing is shown of course, but its still amazing. Considering the fact that sex isn't just one pose and that's it, it varies from scene to scene, moment to moment. It has more to shown than
soft porn bullshit with moving furniture.
Sora (the guy) is presented as a weak male that ALMOST resembles a female and even a couple of times is forced to dress like one. Almost all of the female characters are so masculine that this anime is a sort of gender power-play in a way. Depending on your taste, you might find this distasteful to a degree and I am compelled to understand why. Its almost always the females that initiate any sort of sexual action because Sora is just plain ashamed and embarrassed of even thinking about it.
I can't say it has a story, as it is on a day by day basis and it has little to show story wise. They are all going to school ( OF COURSE THEY ARE ) and there are some plots here and there, but they are minor. Mostly it revolves around emotional discovery of Sora, his two sisters and one of the sister's friend who also likes Sora but has no clue what is going on.
I highly recommend it to ecchi lovers that haven't already seen it.
IMO, you need an open mind for this because this is incest and the anime doesn't even try to hide it. Otherwise you'll just judge it.
As I sit in my dark room, pants removed, and screen blaring in my face while beginning to sweat profusely searching for something to get me worked up, I encounter this magnificent example of incest garbage. Now, don't get me wrong, a brotha' loves his incest. In fact, if my siblings were at all cute, I'd go all in on that. Unfortunately I don't, so I use Anime as my alternative. Aki-Sora was 20 minutes of a cute feminine boy that would squizzle his dizzle into his big ugly sister. I do find the brother of the relationship a lot more attractive than the sister,
but I won't get into that. What I will get into though is the brother, Sora, which made me feel immense anger. This emotionless homosexual retard threw me out immersion the moment he showed up on the screen. Most scenes I had to look away because he makes me cringe so badly. The thought of this kid growing up and trying to function in society makes me feel conflicted because I'm not sure if it's funny or awful to think about how this guy will never have any friends or social interactions as he gets older. He's going to die being that guy that kept banging his sister and grew up gay and lonely. Again, I'm not sure if I would love it or hate it if this became an actual series and this kid got older. Its either he kills himself due to his depression and loneliness, or he kills himself because of the retarded inbred child he accidentally has with his sister. Hahahaha, that would actually be great. I'd totally like to see a spinoff called "Accident-Sora". About a young inbred boy trying to live in the real world with a gay suicidal dad and a clueless idiotic ugly fat mom that all the kids at school make fun of. Now that I think about it, that sounds pretty sad but I think if I'm drunk enough it'd make me fall out of my chair and I'd spill cheeto's everywhere. Anyways, this was pretty gay. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're 13 and horny and don't have any siblings you'd wanna smash. Any adult that watches this and thoroughly enjoyed sitting through it and felt great about watching it, I won't judge you but I'll definitely not go out of my way to talk to you either.
My personal feel after this anime was: What did I just watch!?
Sure, the art is quite good, same as the story line, which is as good as it can be in just 1 episode, but seriously, if you can't stand brother-sister relationships with no limit at all, you will find this anime shocking...
Also, it comes quite close to hentai, it is extremely "detailed".
Anyway, if you're planning to watch this OVA, prepare!
Incest, loli, extreme gore, and cannibalism are just some of the subjects considered taboo but they are not really rare in anime. Can you guess which taboo anime shows have found their way to this list?