|Not as creepy as it sounds||8 out of 8 users found this review helpful.|
Kyōsuke Kōsaka is a normal boy; he barely talks to his sister and spends most of his time studying or with his mates. One day after literally running into his sister ( Kirino) in the hallway, he finds a DVD case with a hardcore dating sim hidden inside it. After confronting his parents in a roundabout way, he works out that it must be his sister’s. He baits a trap saying that a friend of his wants him to try out the game in front of her then heads to the store. When he returns his sister is in his room, he confronts her about it and returns her game.
Later at night, she comes to him and they go to her room. She shows him the mountains of anime and games that she owns and is genuinely worried that this is a weird thing to be interested in, Kyōsuke being the supportive older bother says it is okay and she seems genuinely happy about this. When he asks how she pays for it, she answers that she models showing how little the two siblings actually know of each other. Kirino asks him to play the games wanting her brother to understand how she feels about the stuff.
Oreimo is a weird show; it finely balances on the line of creepiness. In its current Form of a thoughtful show about a girls worries about being an Otaku it is very heart warming. The relationship between Kirino and Kyōsuke feels almost real in how little they know of each other’s full interests. Kirino comes off as a sweet girl that isn’t viewing the more hardcore items she owns just for the titillation factor, in fact there seems to be a genuine love for the games and anime that feels real.
The show also has a benefit of not being in a crazy anime style, hair and eye colours are realistic with no bright red eyes or the like. Kirino looks and acts like a young teenage girl and the same goes for Kyōsuke. The soundtrack also sounds good, it has a ska-like feeling that is smartly cut off during the more dramatic moments but flares up in the more comedic ones. My one fear for the whole show is that turns out to be a incestuous love story that relegates the interesting aspects that the first episode brought up.