As i write this blog about Oreimo's ending i'm pretty sure by now that you know what the ending is already. Hey my fellow vicers ! ARD here to give you my thoughts on the ending of Oreimo 2 and how it affected fans by it's dramatic conclusion.
Oreimo 2 had 13 episodes that aired from April 7 to June 30, 2013. Knowing that the first season had OVA's for the true ending i knew that the 13th episode was not the end of it. Having heard that the next OVA were in August, i decided to wait for it's release. Then finally, the 3 episodes were shown during OTAKON 2013 on August 9, 2013 the having release worldwide on August 18. Me not knowing this, I was lucky to watch it when a friend of mine told me that there are 3 episode added. So i rapidly went home and watched this series come to an end. And boy was i surprised about the ending.
To tell you the truth, Regardless about all of your opinions about how it ended. I just want to say that you guys have it the wrong way. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai is actually a masterpiece.
The show is a great example of a true love story is. With little sister's as a trend to Japanese culture to being moe, I see it in the show as symbol of destiny or fate in the show. The show itself is very ironic and also the title of the first season's opening called Irony by "ClariS". At the start of the series, Kyousuke defended Kirino's crazy obsession of eroge from people who think that it is weird for a girl to like Imouto themed eroge that will make her believe that incest is good. This in turn has made actually Kyousuke have a strong bond and closer with Kirino which was her goal from the start. Having a strong relationship. And after playing the eroge that Kirino made him play he actually wanted to do the bird's and the bee's with her.
But Kyousuke couldn't do it because in reality, it's actually disgusting and Hentai logic does not exist. Kirino and Kyousuke are just two roads that would just intersect and cannot come back to where they intersected. He gave up and turned down Ayase, Saori, Kuroneko, Kanako and, his chilhood bestfriend Manami (yes i understand that people are raging because there Ayase, Saori, Kuroneko, Kanako and, Manami X Kyousuke pairings are rejected because of him. ) just to announce to the public that he loves his little sister more than anything. But knowing how society will see it, It's nothing more than a guy's delusion of having his little sister as a lover as a True Route ending that he wants to clear that cannot happen in real life. Just having a fake wedding was just the only option they had since getting married for real is not possible for them to happen.
How did even end this way? They could have just said "let's not continue this anymore" and stop this incestous relationship right away (most likely during the start of the second season). But having much thought about it, there is no other alternative ending to end it. It's already said in the title, It's was already planned to end like that since the very beginning of the story. Even if his childhood bestfriend Manami was there too stop them, it was already to late to begin with.
Oreimo is not a Comedy, Harem and, Romance anime. It's actually falls into one theme that we never even saw coming. Romance-Tragedy. Yes! A Tragedy where all happy endings are just delusions in front of the audience eyes to see, but in reality they all getting scraped away because of the decisions of Kyousuke like Oedipus (sorta just like him).
I think there will never be an anime that could have a deep message like Oreimo and when that time comes, I hope you're prepared to make sacrifices that will make a good story for fans to understand.
For those who want to see the marriage seen between the two here's the vid below. What about you guys? Do you think that the ending was satisfying or should make another alternative true ending? leave down a comment and thanks for reading. ARD out!