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An OreImo question.

November 14, 2010

So I like just about every other anime fan out there has been watching the series My Little Sister Can’t Be This Fuckable. This is the first anime since Fall 2008 I’ve followed on a week by week basis. I’m just typically not one of those dudes that does self-righteous Preview Guides that EVERY other blogger does. There’s a handful of good ones, but they’re you know the people that have been doing it for a while!

I’ve been enjoying this series on a superficial level and I’ve turned off all parts of my brain so I could enjoy this show. We finally get to see some slightly more accurate portrayals of otaku than Genshiken and how society treats them. People actually consider otaku garbage in this show, as opposed to anime like Genshiken where society is completely overlooked.

There are however a couple of question that remains in my head after all of this. In episode five after Kirino exposes her otakuism to her friend Ayase, her brother “reveals” that the doujin she was carrying of brotherxsister pornography was because they are in love with each other. Ayase eventually takes this as being okay, as long as she wasn’t an otaku. Although this was completely hypothetical, I really wonder if incest is taken lighter than being an otaku? Really? Fucking your sister is okay, but watching a magical girl show is shunned upon?

Another thing I’d like to bring up is the downloading of OreImo. I’m still amazed at the amount of people that are downloading OreImo when there is an amazing, high-quality, FREE, legal stream of the show on AnimeNewsNetwork’s site. Are people just natural assholes to the point that they feel the need to download something even though there is a legal form of getting it? Sevakis did a beautiful job with his video player (it makes Hulu look like shit) and people still refuse to watch the show legally? I’m aware that there might be region lock on the show, but unless I’m incorrect, Virginia is in the U.S.A. and is not blocked from watching it on ANN.

So far I recommend you watch this show. Even if the main character is a tsundere bitch and she gets annoying, there is some quality character designs (Kirino is probably the most realistic portrayal of what a teenager looks like and she’s what I would define as “hot”) and some very nice comedy. There are some issues with music throughout the show, but it doesn’t completely disturb from the enjoyment.

If you like this show and just didn’t know about the legal form of getting it just click here.