Review: Oreimo by Tsukasa Fushimi

(Vol. 1)
By: Tsukasa Fushimi, Sakura Ikeda (Illustrator)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Published: Sept. 18, 2012
Genre: Manga

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High-school student Kyousuke doesn’t get along with his cranky, dismissive, and secretive fourteen-year-old litter sister Kirino, but he suddenly finds himself forced to protect Kirino’s secrets–she’s not only a gorgeous fashion model, a track star, and an accomplished student, but she’s also obsessed with naughty video games and little kids’ fantasy anime! How can Kirino maintain her complicated lifestyle–and how can Kuousuke maintain his sanity? And might the tow of them, some how, just maybe, ever become friends?



Kyousuke and his younger sister Kirino don’t get along at all. They are not your normal close siblings. In fact they can’t even remember the last time they’ve spoken to each other. So imagine Kyousuke’s shock when he finds fantasy anime on the floor where his sister dropped her stuff. Kyousuke finds himself reconnecting with his sister and keeping her secret for her while trying to understand her odd obsession and helping her find friends with the same interest.

I thought this story would be light and fun but I found myself bored at parts and skimming over pages. The concept of the story sounded good but a couple of parts made me a bit uncomfortable. Since Kirino is into “Little Sister” anime, it’s no shock when Kyousuke wakes up to his little sister straddling him in the middle of the night. Aside from that thought, I thought the story was good.



I think this is funny because when I tell friends/family that I watch anime they thing it’s taboo. They can’t understand that I’d rather watch “cartoons” than these “blockbuster hits”.


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