If we’re looking at new shows that have gotten people talking, then there’s no getting around the show that’s made so many of you lunatics uncomfortable, is there? Indeed, in the talkbacks for our Vice Pit on this very topic, there were a lot of comments about how this is just the nadir of bad taste in anime. Maybe I’d be more grossed out if I wasn’t going in expecting something so slimy that I’d need to wash my hands after viewing. As is, this is probably one of the most unintentionally funny pilots I’ve seen in a good, long while.
Don’t misunderstand me, now - - I know full well that there are plenty of intentional attempts at humor. They… just aren’t as amusing as the portions that so completely live up to the “pervy sex stuff” anime stereotype. Yes, I'm that far removed from this whole experience.
The show pretty much sets the tone from Scene One, when it skips over the very basic plot hole of how this guy wouldn’t have ever met his step-sister until breakfast one morning. Didn’t their parents date for a while before getting hitched? Wasn’t there a wedding ceremony? Asking such questions are akin to wondering how the plumber showed up so early in a porn. Not one part of the set-up matters. We all know what everybody came here to see.
There’s another unintentional punch line, though… because the show doggedly insists on not showing what everybody presumably came to see. All the naughty stuff is covered up with awkward locket icons and fuzzy black bars (I know you’ve seen the screengrabs already). Presumably, this means there’s a pricier cut that’s too hot for TV. As such, this is more-or-less on the order of porn companies sneaking Bowdlerized clips of their videos onto YouTube to lure unsuspecting surfers into Pleasure Island.
To be fair, that’s actually a sensible pushing strategy. It’s just so amusingly… transparent here. Why, it’s as blatant a ploy as having your cutesy angel/spirit/thing get immediately into pleasuring herself after she possesses her host's hot body. Pay kudos, if you must, to RECENTLY, MY SISTER IS UNUSUAL for not even bothering with foreplay as it goes about its agenda.
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