Ore no Imouto is the best anime of the season.
I am so in love with this anime that I find myself crying. We are so lucky to have it animated. Sometimes I think I can’t handle all the cute, but I can’t stop watching. I have an exam tomorrow and all I can do is rewatch the OreImo (俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない) episodes over and over. The girls are so petite and adorable and their seiyuus are just perfect. The anime has all the humor and fanservice you could want.
When Kirino and Kuroneko get into their heated discussions, it just reminded me so much of all those times I’m chatting with my friends about anime. When Kirino tells Kyousuke that her love for moe can’t be explained, that’s how I feel! It’s just a feeling we otakus have and it’s a wonderful feeling. There’s just so many different ways you can read Kirino’s reactions and moods! It’s an anime that keeps revealing new things to me every time I watch it. The execution is so flawless that I’m afraid that the series just ended every time the credits roll. Then the previews for the next episode shows up and I breathe a sigh of relief.
It’s too bad some people out there want to ruin the OreImo experience for everyone else. These are the self-proclaimed moe-haters. Every single day, they climb onto their little soapbox to broadcast their message of vitriol and negativity. What a sad way to live. These bloggers are in some sad competition to out-snark each other. Enough. Enough with the snarkiness. Anime owes us nothing. Instead of spending hours hating moe, they could simply just watch what they enjoy. Wouldn’t that be a better use of their time?
I will confess to you all, my readers, that their hostility to all that is cute and adorable almost got to me, but after watching OreImo, hnngh. To all the moe-haters, all I have to say to you is download this show for yourself and let the emotions take over. That is moe~ If you still can’t understand after that, you’re just close-minded.
Allow yourself to be in Kyousuke’s shoes. Don’t you just want to wrap your arms snugly around your younger sister and tell her everything’s going to be okay? Don’t you just love how her cheeks flush when she’s in your embrace? She’s not perfect, but she’s your imouto. The only imouto you’ll ever have.
Wasn’t Kyousuke gallant when he took the blame for Kirino’s eroge? Isn’t sacrifice among siblings a virtue to behold and praise? I can think of nothing cooler than an aniki fighting for his sister’s rights to play what she wants to play. Eroges are part of what makes Kirino tick. If her dad took that away from her, she would cease to exist as the cute otaku sister. Censorship is stupid, anyway! If everyone was like Kirino’s dad, the industry would be in trouble not to mention the valuable fanwork.
Haters always say OreImo is unrealistic, but so what? Why should brothers and sisters have to fight? Why can’t they just get along? That’s what OreImo is all about. That’s why 2-D represents escapism. The 3-D world has enough problems for us to deal with. Anime doesn’t have to be the same.
The haters and trolls keep hammering on the fact that Kirino likes eroges featuring young girls in love with their brothers. They always seem to not notice that Kirino thinks 2-D and 3-D should remain separate! And is it not possible to play the game for anything else?
These critics don’t realize that another term for these eroges is visual novels. Make fun of eroges all you want, but I’ll bet you an otaku like Kirino have read more novels than most of us ever will. How can we make fun of that? I dare you to play Kana: Little Sister (加奈～いもうと～) and not shed a tear.
And sometimes, novels contain sex scenes. It’s just natural that visual novels would have sex scenes too. Do you think the people who read absolute epics like A Song of Ice and Fire (氷と炎の歌) harbor rape fantasies just because the novels themselves have rape scenes?
How is that even a bad thing that Kirino is into “dirty” stuff? Get off your moral high horse! Wouldn’t it be cute if you could finally talk to your sister about the latest doujinshi from Comiket? We could even form our own translation group. I would just melt if my imouto ever told me she was an otaku.
So don’t listen to the haters. They’re always taking things too seriously. They see things that aren’t even there. Sometimes a gun is just a gun.
These trolls won’t admit it but they have a hidden agenda that just shows they’re even shallower than the rest of us. They’re always trying to point out the racism of this and the sexism of that and for what?
Impressing and getting women by showing how socially aware they are? And for what? Fuck them and forget about it? Some life. “Getting women” improves your social status amongst those who hi-five people for being “playa’s.” Who gives a damn about being more social amongst those vapid wastes of food and employment?
Anime and sharing your love of anime are great ways to have fun, and enjoy things that are available to you in life. Not only this, but the making of a anime is an art form — by watching, say, OreImo, you are treated to a touching story of developing sibling love that is just overwhelmingly more fulfilling than going out, fucking some chick, hi-fiving yourself and calling it a night.
We take anime for granted folks. We have to learn to appreciate anime for what it is. Do you really want more violent robot shows? Do you really want another pretentious anime for elitists to jerk over? I’m thankful that OreImo isn’t trying to be more than what it is. It’s funny and cute and that’s all it needs to be.
To all the haters out there, moe is never going away. Moe is even more popular than ever. What an exciting time for anime!