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Oniisama e...


Alternative Titles

English: Brother, Dear Brother
Synonyms: Dear Brother, Onii-sama e, To My Brother...
Japanese: おにいさまへ…

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 1991 to May 31, 1992
Premiered: Summer 1991
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 3,273 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2833
Members: 11,402
Favorites: 249
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Episodes: /39

Synopsis

When starting at a new school, Nanako is thrust into the world of female rivalry and love. She is chosen into the Sorority, giving her an enviable position according to all the girls left out. However, since Nanako is not from a wealthy family, most girls find it unfair that she was chosen. Nanako is left to protect herself from wicked rumors and mean plots to make her leave the school. Along with her best friend since preschool, and new friends made along the way, she uncovers the past of some of the more popular girls in school and on her journey through high school she learns of love, loss and her own family's secrets...

(Source: ANN, edited)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Asaka, Rei
Asaka, Rei
Main
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese
Shimamoto, Sumi
Shinobu, Mariko
Shinobu, Mariko
Main
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Japanese
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Orihara, Kaoru
Orihara, Kaoru
Main
Toda, Keiko
Japanese
Toda, Keiko
Misonoo, Nanako
Misonoo, Nanako
Main
Kasahara, Hiroko
Japanese
Kasahara, Hiroko

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Etsuji
Yamada, Etsuji
Sound Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director
Satou, Yutaka
Satou, Yutaka
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Kimagure na Yousei" by Takako Noda




More reviewsReviews

Meiling
Jun 10, 2008
This early 90's anime addresses several controversial issues (especially considering the original manga was published in the 1970's) including drug abuse, homosexuality, bullying, incest and suicide. The story is set in a prestigious girls' highschool where the student body is obsessed with the school's Sorority and its leading members, dubbed "The Magnificent Three". The main character, Nanako, is a new student who became caught up in the affairs of the three most popular girls on campus and, with the help of her best friends, unlocks the secrets of their past as well as that of her own family. The title refers to the letters that read more
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AvalonKnight
Jul 17, 2014
Some people see narration as an outdated storytelling tool which shows that the creators were either too lazy or too inexperienced to provide the audience with different clues to the characters' thoughts and feelings. This show, however, is a great example of narration used creatively and to great success. It is prominently provided by Nanako, the main character, in the form of letters written to her titular elder brother, which gives it a unique structure and allows for a set of disjointed questions and thoughts about nearly all significant events. It all feels natural in a young girl's letter.

As you might expect with such read more
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Hatul
Sep 19, 2014
Onii-sama e.. is probably the most serious slice of life anime I've seen to date. It is also another major work from the same creator as the well known classic, Rose of Versailles. So people who liked that show should definitely give this one a shot.

This is a spoiler free review.

*Story and Characters*

The story is very simple, it's about a girl going to an all girls' school who ends up joining a sorority, a group for only the elite girls in the school (some girly crap, I don't know)... And that's pretty much all there is to it. How interesting could that be?

Despite the read more
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Midori-tan
Sep 12, 2009
Oniisama e (Brother, Dear Brother) is about a girl named Nanako who enters high school and be selected as a member of the schools best community The Sorority, which makes other students hate, and try to get her out of there any way they can. Nanako writes letters to her older brother telling him about what is happening with her life. Not only that, but the story revolves around how Nanako gets to know and meet a lot of other people and learns about them and their lives.
This anime is an old anime; there is no CG what so ever, and nothing to be impressed read more
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