Hello everyone, it's a Friday. For me, it's another day of work after working at the family business this whole spring break. This week, I was working on the Spring Anime 2014 Trailers Guide and the Anime Vice's Top 20 Manga Series of 2013. It's time to take a little detour and revive this embarrassing project, take some stress off.
You guys and gals can call me weird or perverted. I don't mind. We all have fetishes deep inside.
Why are we covering sibling love, incest or non incest (for non blood related characters)? This winter season of 2014 was pretty awkward. We had two dirty shows that focuses on the forbidden love to little sisters while we had one show dedicated to little brothers. The summaries are from Crunchyroll.
Fetish Friday: Little Sisters
Technically, this show wasn't aired during the winter season, but it was the first show I saw that pulled me into this world. Who got me into the show? It's my good friends, Daniel Newton and Kurt. I can't omit this show because of its infamous ending that drove many fans who love the show to hell.
Plot: Growing up with an abusive father, Utsutsu is highly protective of his younger sister Yume. One day, Yume sees a red butterfly and contracts the strange Pupa virus. She begins to sprout grotesque wings and to indiscriminately attack both animals and humans. Hoping to find a way to stop the advance of the virus, Utsutsu seeks out Maria, a researcher who knows the secret of Pupa. He decides to sacrifice his own body as live bait for the sake of saving Yume.
|3. Recently, My Sister is Unusual|
Plot: Yuya and Mitsuki have recently become brother and sister because of their parents remarrying. Mitsuki is having a hard time opening up to her new family, but their parents leave for a foreign country right after getting married before that can get any better. As Mitsuki is troubled by her new life living alone with Yuya, a amnesiac ghost girl, Hiyori, appears before her, and she is forced to help her pass on to the next world...
Fetish Fridays: Little Brothers
|1. Oneechan ga Kita|
Plot: Tomoya’s father remarries to another woman, giving him a stepsister, Ichika. However Ichika is 17-years old and has completely fallen in love with her stepbrother who is only 13!! Families will collide in the most unusual fashion this season, in the new anime short: ONEE-CHAN GA KITA!
Let's go over the differences between how little sisters love are portrayed in Pupa and Recently My Sister Unusual and how are little brothers love portrayed.
In Pupa and Recently, My Sister is Unusual, it gave off a more sexual vibe. Both shows had some controversial fan service with their scenes. Pupa is all about the little sister eating her brother's flesh. The brother gives his consent. In that one episode, he was on the bed while she was on top. She biting him and saying Onii-chan for the entire episode. The brother was in great pain as he gritted his teeth and bite down the pain. Yeah, it was a terrible series, but damn, I couldn't hold back laughing.
For My Sister is Unusual, it was about the step brother trying to rebuild his family to get back the connection. Yuya's mother died, so his father remarried. He wanted to be a good brother, but Mitsuki who is forced to wear a chastity belt due to Hiyori, a perverted ghost obsessed over Yuya. This drives the wedge between Yuya and Mitsuki. Yuya wants to get closer to Mitsuki while Mitsuki tries to get away from him. It's a like a tug of war.
(I lost my train of thought. Trying to remember the crazy theories that were formed back then. I forgot what I said to my pals in this community)
With these two shows, the little sister fetish comes from the virtues of her being innocent and pure. She needs protection and guidance. With Oreimo, Kyousuke helps Kirino find friends that love her despite her love for eroge. He is willing to sacrifice his image and make himself as a scapegoat in the first season when their father found out Kirino's unhealthy collection. In Pupa, Utsutsu is willing to let his sister treat him as a food source. I remember in No-Rin that one character said it was a form of paternal love. Have to check No-rin again.
Also, others argue it comes from the whole forbidden love thing.
I only have one example. I can't really based a pattern on this. From my impressions, the show was light hearted comedy. You had three sisters with brothers. All with their own unique relationships. Ichika's love with her step brother was endearing and not so creepy. For the light blue hair siblings, the younger brother hates his older sister. They have a rough relationship. Ichika reminds me of Hiyori from My Sister is Unusual. Both women are quick to jealously when their love interest interacts with another girl.
Let's end this blog. I'm distracting myself from my teammates' project for the spring guide.
In the end, the sibling love is more seen in anime and not much in the states. In the states, (from a non native American citizen) cousin love is more common than sibling love. I could be wrong since I don't watch a lot of TV or movies. It depends on the culture. For my home country, cousin love is seen as okay while in the states, it's looked down.
Hope you enjoy this blog. I know it's crazy. Had to get it out of there.