Oniisama e...

Brother, Dear Brother

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


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: PsychologicalPsychological, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Shoujo AiShoujo Ai
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 68056,805 users)
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Ranked: #8342
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Popularity: #3027
Members: 32,342
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Kimagure na Yousei" by Takako Noda

Jun 10, 2008
Meiling (All reviews)
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
Jul 17, 2014
AvalonKnight (All reviews)
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
Sep 12, 2009
Midori-tan (All reviews)
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
Sep 19, 2014
Hatul (All reviews)
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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