Oniisama e...

Dear Brother

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Synonyms: Onii-sama e, To My Brother...
Japanese: おにいさまへ…
English: Dear Brother
French: Tres Cher frère
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Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 1991 to May 31, 1992
Premiered: Summer 1991
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Girls LoveGirls Love
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 1012010,120 users)
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Ranked: #8592
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Popularity: #3124
Members: 45,451
Favorites: 1,025

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When 16-year-old Nanako Misonoo enters the prestigious all-girls Seiran Academy, she believes a bright future awaits her. Instead, the unlucky girl finds herself dragged into a web of deceit, misery, and jealousy. On top of that, she is chosen as the newest inductee of the Sorority, an elite group whose members are the envy of the entire school. Having none of the grace, wealth, or talent of the other members, Nanako quickly draws the ire of her jealous classmates—especially the fierce Aya Misaki.

To cope with her increasingly difficult school life, Nanako recalls her days through letters to her former teacher, Takehiko Henmi, whom she affectionately calls "onii-sama" (big brother). She also finds comfort with her four closest friends: her childhood friend Tomoko Arikura, the sociable but erratic Mariko Shinobu, the troubled musician Rei Asaka, and the athletic tomboy Kaoru Orihara.

An impassioned drama about the hardships of bullying, Oniisama e... chronicles a young girl's harsh life at her new school, as she endures cruel rumours, heartless classmates, and countless social trials.

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Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Etsuji
Sound Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director
Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director


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"Kin no Utsuwa, Gin no Utsuwa" by Satomi Takada

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"Kimagure na Yousei" by Takako Noda


Aug 26, 2023
reminds me of christmas 2021 cuz thats when i watched it. the best way i can describe it is just a dark melodramatic lesbian soap opera. if this is rlly how lesbians act then i guess the domestic abuse statistics really are true, these bitches r INSANE !!! almost all of them belong in a mental asylum, but thats what makes it so based. i think their craziness has more to do w being in an all girls school than anything tho. you cant go an episode without someone flinging a knife at someone else or contsant screaming and crying. id recommend watching an episode ...
Sep 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
If you happen to have watched a lot of 80's action movies I'm pretty sure you'll remember the intro to one of the most reviled (not by me) flicks of the lot, Last Action Hero, where Arnold Schwarznegger made a spoof of Hamlet with the guy going guns blazing on the enemies of Denmark. This series, albeit having nothing of testosterone-action in it, feels a lot like that intro. Why, you ask? because this feels like a completely out-of-place lyrical opera adapted from the manga of a wanna-be (at the time) opera singer that was so in love with opera that she literally used it ...
Sep 6, 2018
Oniisama e… is an anime that I really wanted to like. Aesthetically, it’s right up my alley.

○ Beautiful flowers!
○ Musically talented and proper young women!
○ Lady Prince archetypes!
○ Creepy dolls?
○ Riyoko Ikeda's fabulous OG shoujo style!
○ Sexually ambiguous and lesbian overtones!

○ While my reasons for wanting to indulge seem terribly vapid, these are things that I have really enjoyed in the past. An example in anime is Maria-sama ga Miteru: a very simplistic, platonic, and elegant TV series about ordinary girls coming to terms with their blossoming sexual preferences and just generally being an adolescent.

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