Review: Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

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Anime: Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!
Animation Studio: Zexcs
Number of Episodes: 12
Length per Episode: Approximately 24 minutes

Not only did I not see the episode until night, but it looks like AnimeNano isn’t updating at all. It’s due to these reasons that you’re seeing this post later than I wanted. I’ve scheduled this post to release early Tuesday, so hopefully AnimeNano is fixed by then.

Anyways, first (real) show of the season! Haiyoru doesn’t count because I say so.


Before I start, I need to restate something I addressed in my preview of this show, because some people are, quite frankly, retarded.

It still baffles me that there are people bashing the show and/or refusing to watch it due to the character design. I’m only going to say this once, so listen carefully.

First off, they just adapted the art of the manga. Now, I know what the reply would be: “But if the manga’s art is so bad, why adapt it? And why is the manga’s art so bad anyways?” BECAUSE IT’S A GAG MANGA, YOU TWAT. The show and manga are for shits and giggles, so why bother with high-end art? The art style just adds further to the joking atmosphere the series is supposed to have.

I could go into further details, but I think I’ve made my point. Now, onto the actual reviewing of the show.

When most people read the synopsis for the show, they figured there’d be a lot of… well, this.snap2

That’s not entirely wrong. The overarching plot of the show is how Nao wants to get freaky with her not-actually-related-by-blood brother. However, that’s not the entire show. After about an episode and a half, Nao takes a backseat while other characters take the spotlight, and while Shuusuke just does stuff on his own.

The change is pretty blunt, too. Hell, Iroha nearly rapes Shuusuke in the middle of the second episode.snap3

So while most people expected to show to be along the lines of “Onii-chan! Onii-chan! Onii-chan!!!”, they were quite wrong. After the second episode, the show plays a lot more like this:snap4

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Around the fifth episode, Iroha even joins Nao as they stalk Shuusuke around town. So while they’re still certainly main characters, the spotlight is always on something else that is happening.

The show mainly stayed this way throughout because, while Nao does want to get in her brother’s pants, she discovered a different, nearly conflicting interest.snap7

Nao always gets excited and pants whenever Shuusuke is in a tight predicament. Her only real role in a good chunk of the episodes is:
1) Stalk
2) Get turned on by Shuusuke’s predicament
3) Rinse and repeat

Iroha also helps her stalk, usually, but she isn’t as much of a sadist as Nao.

 

However, all of this is irrelevant. This show is about the gags, the laughs. And there is no better source for this than the A.G.E Explorers.

Take, for example, what they do for Shuusuke in the second episode in response to his porn collection getting thrown out.snap8

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Not only are these guys hilarious, but they’re true bros. They help Shuusuke whenever he’s in a trouble all the time, and are always on a quest for bigger and better porn.

They’re the biggest and best source of humor in the show, and I know this because they got an entire episode to themselves where all four of them went to Akihabara. The big conflict in the episode happened because they had conflicting fetishes. One likes MILFs, one likes younger sisters(-in-laws), and one likes childhood friends. It was easily the best episode.

There are a lot of memorable quotes for that episode, but this one was one of my favorites.snap10

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They have a lot of great moments throughout other episodes, too. If there was a spinoff show just for their adventures, I would definitely watch it.

 

I think the best way to sum up this show is that it’s not how everyone expected it would be. After a season of wincest (Yosuga no Sora and Ore no Imouto, which wasn’t really incest but people joked that it was), most people expected similar with this show. However, Nao only gets the spotlight with Shuusuke for an episode and a half, and one or two episodes afterwards. The show gave a nice amount of time for each girl, except maybe for the twins at the end, but I figured they were just temporary characters. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of the psycho-lesbian one, though.

There really isn’t much more to say. The show is about laughs, and it easily delivers. I was laughing pretty hard through most of the episodes.

My only real problem was with Kondou, the BL fanatic. While the beginning of her arc was hilarious, with Shuusuke being exposed to and forced to read BL, I didn’t really care for her as a character. Just personal preference, I’m sure. It wasn’t enough to effect my enjoyment of the show, but I would have liked less episodes with her.

Also, while the show overall was pretty hilarious, there were a few episodes that fell short. Though honestly, comparing them to the Akihabara episode isn’t really fair. I do think the ending episode should have had more of a punch to it, though.

Overall, it’s a hilarious show. You can’t really take the show seriously, but that’s kind of the entire point. If you take this show seriously, then you’re doing it wrong.

RATING: 9 out of 10.

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