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.
One of my old banned reviews. The original review was taken down for not going into more intricate plot detail...even though I explain the entire plot.
Since the early 2000s, absurdly nasty "reaction videos" have been very popular on the internet. Whether it is "Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life" or "2 Girls 1 Cup", we ALL have to watch those videos, then force all of our friends to watch them and laugh sadistically as they retch in disgust. Aki no Sora is basically the anime version of this cultural trend...only it lasts for 30 fucking minutes!
Aki no Sora is the tale of a young
boy and his desire to fuck his older sister, who has giant boobs. To Americans like me, sleeping with your first cousin is incest and is gross enough already. Sleeping with your blood sibling is just...WTF!? However, the Japanese don't consider cousin banging to be incest at all. Not only is cousin marriage completely legal in Japan, but it isn't even frowned upon by polite society. Japan is a nation very obsessed with pure family bloodlines and homogeneity to the point that marrying a non-Japanese will make you get FAR more odd looks than marrying your own cousin! For some reason I can't really fathom, sibling incest is a common enough fetish in Japan that there is a HUGE market for that shit! We are talking about DOZENS and DOZENS of anime, games, comics, movies, etc. all revolving around brother/sister fucking.
This shitty anime is one of the most infamous of that genre.
The OVA starts with the brother and sister growing up together and always wanting to touch each other and bathe together. Then it time skips forward to high school and we have to see the older sister take a bath with her little brother and give him a handjob. BTW, I'm pretty sure it isn't possible to cum that much Aki Sora! Next we get some absolutely pointless school scenes, and the revelation that the wincest couple's other sibling is a lesbian...which is simply revealed for no reason and is never addressed again. Much like the mother's cancer in Tommy Wisseau's masterpiece The Room. Why the FUCK would you create a dramatic sub-plot that you are simply never going to address again? Dear God, I'm actually putting thought into the writing technique of Aki Sora as if it actually deserves literary criticism. I think I've finally gone completely insane! The anime ends with full on brother/sister fucking...unprotected...simply to make many geneticists and doctors cry.
Aki Sora is a REALLY shitty anime, but actually doesn't even work as a reaction vid. Game of Thrones gave us brother/sister fucking with real actors playing the parts of the siblings, so an animated version isn't even as cringe-worthy as that. I'm also afraid living in Eastern Kentucky has made me far too jaded to be shocked by Aki Sora. The next county over from where I lived for 3 years gained fame in the 1970s when geneticists flew in from across the world to study a clan of hillbillies. They were so inbred that they all suffered from an extremely rare genetic disease that makes your skin turn Smurf blue! The condition is called Methemoglobinemia. No I'm not making this up. I'm dead fucking serious! Basically, this hentai isn't even that fun kind of terrible where you just HAVE to make your friends watch it. It just sucks!
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?