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Promotional image from the official website
Promotional image from the official website

It was announced at the Anime Contents Expo that Oreimo--short for "Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai" (lit. There's No Way My Little Sister is This Cute)--is getting a second anime season. After the first season, which didn't follow the original light novels all that faithfully, a short series of extra episodes were released online called the "True Route" which branches off before the final episode of the first season and follows the light novels more closely. Whether the second season will follow on from the ending of the first or the True Route is unclear, fans generally want anime to match the source material as closely as possible, but would that be too jarring for viewers who only watched the first season? Or will the True Route be aired first to solve that problem? Or will they just continue on from the True Route regardless? We'll have to wait and see.

For those unfamiliar, Oreimo is about normal high school student Kyousuke and his perfect little sister Kirino, who he discovers is secretly a massive Otaku. The first season can be streamed for free on Crunchyroll.

The announcement was on the first of April, but with the official homepage sticking to it, and the fact that this was announced at an Anime Convention by cast members of the show, it appears this is actually happening. Personally I'm pretty excited, what do you guys think?

Daniel Newton is an Anime Vice moderator and runs the @AnimeVicers feed. Find his personal twitter, e-mail and more here.

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