Monday, October 4, 2010

My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute !

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Light Novel

Yesterday in Japan, the first episode of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My  Little Sister Can't Be This Cute) aka Oreimo. I desperately tried to search the Opening on Youtube/Nico Nico in order to be able to make my first impression on the anime. However, the first episode had no opening, so I'll have to wait for next week.

Well,  what can I say about this episode ? First, as soon as I heard the voice of Taketatsu Ayana (Azusa, Vanilla, etc.), I had a really good impression. I read the beginning of the Light Novel and read the manga, but I never imagined this voice for Kirino, and I would say it really fits her. 
In the voice actor/actress cast, we also find the lovely Hanazawa Kana (Nadeko, Kobato, Sakura, Mikan, ...) , Satomi Satou (Ritsu, Aria, ...), Nabatame Hitomi ( Yuma, Arcueid, ...), Tamura Yukari (Nanoha, Sakura, ...) and some good voice actors (as Yuuichi Nakamura (Ikuto, ...).

As you can see, the cast has some big names, and we can feel it. For me, every voice fits their own characters, and the work of the actors is faultless. 

One of my biggest fear about the anime was whether they would have taken the character design from the manga/Light Novel. Perharps it's just me, but I think that the Light Novel's (but not as much as the manga's one) character design is quite ugly. Kirino is kind of fat, every girl is "fat".
In the anime, it's not the case. They are all slim, but not too much. The art is also pretty good (sorry, I'm not very critic ;_;). I found nothing to say about it.

The ending sung by Taketatsu Ayana was also pretty good, but  I couldn't hear it very well. Next week, a new ending also sung by Taketatsu Ayana.

I don't know what else I should write, but as you could have already noticed, the show left me a really big impression. The biggest as of now. I can hardly wait for The World God Only Knows, but I think Oreimo will be big this season, probably the best anime of Fall and maybe of the year ? At least, it has the possibilities (with TWGOK).

Don't hesitate to post your opinions/impressions !


  1. Sounds like a good show. I'm glad they made the characters more to your liking :)

  2. Saw the first episode. Liked it enough to watch the second. Never read the light novels though. Maybe I'll take a shot at them.

  3. I'm looking forward to watch this show and I think it will be great. Kirino is cute. (・ω・`)
    Some say it's just another typical cliché-ridden show, but I don't care.

  4. >sorry, I'm not very critic ;_;

    Me neither.

    I'll get around to it if I can get to assembling the comp anytime soon.

  5. I like the manga as well as the first episode. Funny now everytime I hear MC's voice, I picture Hazama.

  6. I'm even less critic than you are!
    Tomorrow I'll post more reviews but I'm loving it so far~

  7. Definitely watching it this season, which so far is looking to be quite a good one

  8. oh boy, I'm definitely going to buy the blu-rays, when they come out!

  9. Wtf, didn't know you have a blog =D , well, I might come to kill some time ( you know who I am )

  10. @Anon : Yo, man ! ;)

  11. Woah. Wasn't planning on watching this but you've convinced me otherwise :)

  12. sweet new anime to check out.