Late one night when Jun was out on his bike, he came across a drunk, half-naked girl sprawled on the side of the road. She came round just long enough to be uncomfortably affectionate. Jun took her to his home so she could sleep it off. It turned out that she is Kawase Narumi, his author mother's new assistant. Unfortunately, she has no idea what she's doing in her new job, so Jun's going to have to coach her. He's also going to have to deal with her habit of getting drunk, mostly naked, and cuddly. Jun's life will never be the same!
If you like a thrilling romance this story is not for you If you like super casual romance where the author seems to be making each chapter have almost nothing to do with the next this is the manga for you i don't know the people here read the manga saw it was getting kinda interested decided on a rating and never came back to change it when they read through the whole thing. When i saw that it was tagged as seinen i was expecting a lot more than what i ended up with it was more like a kiddy story that when you
were thirteen you thought would have been sorta kinky i honestly wasn't expecting much but it seemed the author was making the manga for kids rather than adults no where in the manga did i see something original or anything special about this manga if you're going to read this manga just note that
The way i see the story its about a kid almost perfect and seems like the author does a good job at making him seem popular while at the same time making it seem like all the girls that like him just would make him their fall back boy in case their real love doesn't work they would probably pick him up as a close second the ending there is so little conflict that the mc just looks like a kid having a bad day but if you just want to see a very boring romance story with the dumbest problems in the world this manga is a perfect candidate for it
The protagonist is a 28 year old, unemployed, alcoholic hottie named Narumi Kawase. For reasons unknown (no spoilers here, you'll have to find out yourself!), she's out of a job and is now scraping by as the assistant of an established manga artist. At first glance, this manga is seemingly another take on the harem genre, especially if you consider the amount of attention the deuteragonist Jun Yoshikawa gets. However, as the series progresses, you'll see a lot of the other characters being fleshed out and having their share in the spotlight, as well as see how their personal and romantic lives advance, which is
a great thing since this series is very character driven.
The anime is a romantic comedy, slice of life type of deal. With the latter in mind, it's important to make sure your characters are fully developed and have a sense of groundedness about them. That is what "Kono Onee-san" does very well, and it's always a pleasure (and a riot) to see them interact with each other. Whether it be supporting each other through tough times, finding the solution to their problems, and seeing the sheer chaos that erupts from their misunderstandings, I did not have one boring moment while reading this series.
The artwork is a pleasure to look at (especially Narumi), and stays consistent throughout. There are some odd looking frames with some of the guys, but they're few and far in-between.
"Kono Onee-san" is a wonderful series that intrigued me from beginning to end, and it succeeded without being over-the-top like most romantic comedy manga. The only thing keeping me from rating this an overall 8 is, like a lot of niche manga I've read recently, its ending is hastily wrapped up and doesn't leave a satisfying conclusion. The author,Tsutomu Mutsuki, has stated that he wanted to have at least twenty more chapters, but unfortunately could not reach his quota. It's a shame that has to happen to such a good series like this one.
Personally, this manga is an 8 to me, but I'd recommend it as a 7 for everybody else. Enjoy!
This show is a 9/10 before the final Chapter (c49/48 depending on how you count the half chapter).
The characterisation and devlopment of the characters is really good until the final chapter or 2 (these where very well done through the slow paced story and would get a 10/10 without the final chapter)
It's a really intresting (if predictable) story that would get a 7/10- the chapters don't always follow on from another and there is sometimes little connecting them- the story is meerly a medium for the 2 MC an the SC development.
However, the ending is really bad, the writer clealy hadn't planned on that
being the last chapter until the last 2 or 3 chapter previous- Either they had originally planned for the series to have another arc or for some other reason they couldn't write the ending they had planned. The ending literly makes no sence from the way the set up the Characters in the rest of the chapters, there was little set-up for the ending and the last chapter is just trying to tie up all the 'loose ends of the story' but it seems like even if this was the planned end to the story it would need at least another 15-20 chapters to properly haddle the events of the last chapters to do it properly and without editing early chapters to set this up it would still feel like forced BS
If you read this and enjoy this please do not read the final chapter (crunchyroll counts it as chapter 48)
Kono Oneesan wa Fiction desu... It's a manga with great characters that started out strong, stalled for a bit, then went for a rushed and underdeveloped conclusion.
Let's start off with the one I feel most divided on - Story (beginning-middle 9/10, ending 4/10):
The story is pretty simple, it is just a slice of life with elements of harem and romance. The main character finds a passed out girl on the side of the road, gets in a ecchi situation, and learns later that she is his mother's (a mangaka) assistant. He teaches her about her job, she gets a crush on him, characters from his
school are introduced... and that's about it for the story, with the exception of the ending.
The ending was a rushed ending, and I personally found it very unsatisfactory. Without spoiling it too much, I will say that relationships remain mostly unsolved, the canon pairing was weird, and it felt like they were trying to tie up loose ends by serving it as a sort of spaghetti.
Now for the first of the nice categories - Art (8/10):
Art was good, not exemplary, but I never looked at anything as "off", and everything looked like what it was supposed to, though I never had a "wow I love that art" moment either.
The characters were what made the story. The main character is a confident and mature high schooler, contrary to so many other harem leads. He's not boring, nor overly comedic, and he often acts as a straight man, while still maintaining his own personality. Every girl in his class likes him, whether romantically or as a friend, to the point of him getting valentines chocolate from all of them. However, he leans towards the side of being oblivious about anything love related. The attempt of the author to solve this is about 50% of my grudge towards the ending, as it was 2 chapters of character development that came out of the blue and seemed unrealistically forced.
The main girl for the majority of the story is his assistant. She is an attractive, dedicated, and intelligent young women, but she has several flaws. First, she is terrible at alcohol, and will use the main character as a pillow to sleep with if she gets drunk, and second, she often leaps to conclusions, despite there being not enough info to fully conclude that. However, she is a loveable and interesting character. She quickly gains a crush on the main character; but alas, the manga never fully goes all the way with this, another of my main faults with the ending.
The other major girls are primarily 2 of his classmates. The first is a small shy loli who also jumps to conclusions, and she had a crush on the main character since the first chapter. Unfortunately, he character remains able to be described in a single sentence for the entire manga, and is my candidate for most boring girl.
The second girl is a much more interesting character, in my opinion. She loves to tease the other girl and is generally a playful and fun character with a good sense of humor. Early on she seems to develop a crush on the main character; however, the author seems to have forgotten that, as she doesn't show much signs for the rest of the manga. Despite being an interesting and likeable girl (and personally my vote for best girl), she never gets much character development, primarily being a sidekick for the loli, and rarely getting moments for herself.
Other characters drop in from time to time, but most of them have their own relationships and are basically side stories, so the harem pretty much remains at 3 relevant characters. However, each and every one of them is an amusing and interesting character.
Now, the most important field - Enjoyment (8/10):
I would give the beginning 10/10 for good character introduction. I would give the middle 8/10 for keeping my interest. I would give the ending 2/10, for one of my least favorite endings of all time, and would recommend you stop reading as soon as you see definite pairings being established (excluding for minor characters), as it just goes downhill from there.
Overall, 7/10, a great manga ruined by a terrible ending.