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Jun 8, 2013
Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki was really surprising for me. I picked it up pretty randomly, and it was the first 4-koma that I've read.

The plot is pretty simple. Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki goes through the daily antics of step-brother and step-sister Gorou and Haru. At the beginning, Gorou loves Haru romantically, and the sadistic Haru uses this to her advantage. But as the story progresses, Gorou and Haru truly become family. Although it's not really incest, Haru and Gorou don't really come to terms about their romantic feelings. However, the plot isn't anything dramatic or serious. There's no confessions, no melodrama, and no love triangles. read more
Apr 6, 2013
Mawaru Penguindrum is a beautiful piece of art. It can inspire either much love or hate, and new details are discovered with each viewing. Intelligent symbolism and heavy themes span all of Penguindrum's 24 episodes. Despite its surreal delivery, Penguindrum remains very real.

The story of Mawaru Penguindrum is completely absurd. Not absurd because of the surreal elements, but how it makes something so imaginative and implausible seem real. We start off with a dying sister, her revival, and eventual search for a mysterious object, called the "penguin drum". Yet, somewhere along the way, the story becomes a situation of life, death, and existence itself.

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