Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne – First Impressions

This season’s serving of delicious twincest.

Last season we had “Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!”; this season it’s “Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne”. Oh, and I’m sure you all remember “Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai”. What do they all have in common? Why, ridiculously long names. Ok, so they’re also all incest-related shows. Coincidence? Perhaps. But luckily they all have shorter aliases. So from now on, I will be referring to this show as “OniAi”. Phew. So as you might have guessed from the name, this is a show about a sister attempting to get in her brother’s pants. And boy, is this one determined. The poor guy can’t go five minutes without her interpreting his actions and words in some sexual manner. Now, the incest genre is understandably controversial, and obviously most of us feel uncomfortable (to a degree) viewing such a subject, but so far the show hasn’t taken things to extremes.

Aside from the incestuous central plot, OniAi also throws in a harem of girls, setting it up as “yet another generic harem show”. Such a generalization is undeniable (just look at the screenshots I took for you guys), but it’s just as silly to brush a show aside immediately just because it falls under this “category”. I’ve found OniAi to be quite humorous so far. Akiko’s perverseness and┬ánaivety┬áis an interesting combination that leads to some very hilarious situations. Take the scene where she attempts to explain her feelings to Akito, only for him to distract her with “praise”, for instance. Sometimes I wonder if she even fully comprehends the things she suggests to her poor brother.

Unfortunately for her, the rest of the harem is just as interested in getting it on with Akito. We have the cool yet sharp-mouthed “Ana” (certain name jokes abound), the cheerful and domestic Gin, and the aggressive Arashi (appropriately named). Out of the three harem-ettes, I’ve found Ana to be the most amusing so far, given the deadpan verbal abuse she can dish out, complete with a straight face. The girls are obviously using Akiko’s blood relation with Akito to their advantage, but I wonder if the show will in fact brush the incest factor aside or actually play it straight. Supposedly there’s no doubt as to the relation between Akiko and Akito (they’re even supposed to be twins), so there’s no grey area (ie. not actually blood-related bullshit) to dick around with. It’s an “all or nothing” setup, and I’m interested in seeing what it does turn out to be.

Nothing noticeably bad so far.

This is one of those show where I typically replace the “Ugly” section with pictures of scantily clad girls. Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne – First Impressions

  1. I thought this was pretty good, and actually liked Akito’s attitude. He knows what Akiko (and the other girls) are up to, and he’s not buying it yet. Let’s see how he deals with it as we go, and if he turns into an idiot harem lead, or if he stays as a good guy who’s in a weird situation.

    Right now, all the girls are quite cliched. They’re all really one-sided, and I hope that changes, because they’ll just be caricatures.

  2. I thought this first episode was moderately funny. The rest of the glorioblog is giving me a lot of grief for it so I’m glad to see I’m not the only one amused by it. And hey, at the very least it’s not ever day the best character in a harem show is the male lead.

    • People giving you a hard time for liking a silly show? People need more things to spend their time on. Sometimes you just need to watch a silly show where the girl is wearing an “I *heart* imouto” shirt and trying to trap her brother into sleeping with her, right. There’s plenty of shows with DEEP MEANING and HARD QUESTIONS otherwise.

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