Alternative Titles: Oreimo, Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。
Airing Status: Finished. October 3, 2010 – December 19, 2010
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Drama
Kyosuke Kosaka, a normal 17-year-old high school student living in Chiba, has not gotten along with his younger sister Kirino in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyōsuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever. One day however, Kyosuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime which had fallen in his house’s entrance way.
One of those anime that shouldn’t be judged by its title or cover! My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute (Oreimo) may require an an episode or two to get into but if it does capture you, you’ll see why it it is one of the highest rated slice of lifes. The interactions the characters have as they go about their hobbies are often reminiscent of real life and it is hard not to feel a bit envious towards them (Especially with the limited exposure these hobbies have in NZ!). The comedy and romance tropes featured are seen regularly in other anime following this one but with such unique characters and personalities, it is still very entertaining. Oreimo is a great watch for more adventurous viewers and would be perfect for something in between seasons!
“OREIMO Trailer” – AniplexUS