In this fun, light-hearted Special episode, Miya Tachibana attempts to figure out why her weird and slightly perverted older brother (Junichi) has such a friendly relationship with many of the girls in his school, yet can't manage to find himself a girlfriend. Fearing he might become a bum later in life and lose his job, she decides to stalk him to find out if there's more to him than what she sees at home.
The episode is titled "Imouto" (Sister) and is available only on Blu-Ray in Volume 13 of the Amagami SS anime series.
As the blurb says, this standalone special features Miya Tachibana as the main character. As anybody that has watched Amagami SS knows, she does play a minor role in the series and is the classmate of Nakata Sae and Nanasaki Ai. I always enjoyed watching her interact with her brother Junichi and this special was a nice way to add more flesh to her character. If anything I would like to see her story made into a complete arc too.
As usual, artwork was soft and easy on the eye and each female protagonist from the Amagami SS series was briefly spotlighted as Miya tries
to find out more about her brother and his interactions with girls. There is a lot of affection between the pair and the usual banter is present between the siblings as well as between Miya and those she interacts with.
Possibly the only real gripe I do have is: where does it fit into the overall story? my personal opinion is "somewhere inbetween" because as a standalone episode it works too.
The whole Amagami SS franchise was a very enjoyable watch and this makes a great addition to the experience. I just hope it is not the last we see of Miya though, she is a very likeable character and I expect Junichi will be very protective of her whenever she ventures out into the world of dating and male/female relationships.
I really enjoyed watching this episode. It was nice to see Miya's own story for a change. I loved how the animators gave Miya her own small chance of romance. It felt warm and collective. Also, minor characters have feelings too! I think that is the main reason why this short episode became favorable to me. Amagami SS focused on every other girl except Miya, which, by the making of this episode, gave her a chance to shine as someone more than a sub character to Junichi. Miya, you got spunk, and your one episode of
fame proved you can be just as entertaining as anyone. Therefore, I give this one episode length series a 7/10. The Art was great as always and the story seemed admirable. Great job Pony Canyon. O Genki Neee????