Oreimo

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.4  (1,675)

Oreimo, short for Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai or My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute, is a popular anime television series that aired in Japan from 2010 to 2013. Produced by Aniplex, the show is based on a light novel series of the same name, written by Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki.

The show tells the story of Kyousuke Kosaka, a seemingly average high school student who has a strained relationship with his younger sister, Kirino. One day, Kyousuke discovers that Kirino has a deep interest in otaku culture, particularly in video games, manga, and anime. Despite their initial differences, Kyousuke decides to help his sister pursue her hobbies in secret, leading to a complex and often turbulent relationship.

As the series progresses, Kyousuke learns more about Kirino's interests and even begins to develop feelings for her. However, their complicated family dynamics, along with societal pressures and the disapproval of their peers, make it difficult for them to pursue a romantic relationship. Alongside Kirino and Kyousuke, the series features a cast of well-developed supporting characters, including Kirino's best friend, Ayase Aragaki, and Kyousuke's childhood friend, Manami Tamura.

The show's themes explore the complexities of sibling relationships, the challenges of navigating society's expectations, and the joys and struggles of pursuing one's passions. The series also delves into the world of otaku culture, examining the various ways in which it intersects with everyday life. From attending conventions to playing video games, the series offers a nuanced portrayal of the otaku lifestyle. Additionally, the show features numerous cameo appearances and references to popular anime and manga, which is sure to delight fans of the genre.

One of the standout elements of the series is its well-developed characters, each of whom has their own distinct personality and backstory. Kirino is an especially intriguing character, as she grapples with the challenges of balancing her passion for otaku culture with her responsibilities as a student and a daughter. Meanwhile, Kyousuke grows increasingly complex as the series progresses, wrestling with his feelings for his sister, his own self-doubt, and the expectations of those around him. Together, they make for a compelling and relatable central duo.

In terms of animation quality, the show is impressive, with vibrant colors, fluid movements, and detailed character designs. The series also makes use of a variety of animation styles, including chibi versions of the characters and occasional live-action segments. The soundtrack is also noteworthy, with catchy opening and closing themes and a score that effectively complements the emotional highs and lows of the series.

Overall, Oreimo is a thought-provoking and engaging anime series, filled with complex characters, intriguing themes, and stunning animation. While it may not be for everyone, it is a must-watch for fans of the otaku subculture and those interested in exploring the nuances of sibling relationships in a modern context.

Oreimo is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (37 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2010.

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Seasons
E 16
16. E 16
August 17, 2013
Summary is not available.
E 15
15. E 15
August 17, 2013
Summary is not available.
E 14
14. E 14
August 17, 2013
Summary is not available.
E 13
13. E 13
June 29, 2013
Going back 8 years ago... When Kyousuke comes home, Kirino comes running to him in tears. When she holds out a broken doll between her hands, Kyousuke gives her a confident smile and starts fixing the doll. Kirino watches with anxiety, but he easily fixes it. That was the Kyousuke that Kirino used to admire...
E 12
12. E 12
June 22, 2013
Ever since the events of the previous episode, Kyousuke has been nervous about his improved relationship with his sister. He asks Ayase, Saori, and Manami about it, but isn't satisfied by their answers. Then, one day, Kirino comes to him with a request for "one last piece of advice."
E 11
11. E 11
June 15, 2013
The Kousaka household holds a family meeting. Their mother, Yoshino, has grown suspicious of how Kirino and Kyousuke have grown too close lately. The two of them desperately try to smooth over the situation, but their father, Daisuke, orders Kyousuke to leave the house and focus on his studies until he can earn an A on his mock exam.
E 10
10. E 10
June 8, 2013
Once Ayase learned that Kyousuke was dating Kuroneko, she called him to her room and interrogated him. Several days later, she receives word from Manami that Kyousuke and Kuroneko broke up. Ayase believes it's all her fault, so she calls Kyousuke...
E 9
9. E 9
June 1, 2013
After going to the fireworks display with Kuroneko, Kyousuke can no longer get a hold of her. He can't get his mind off the line she showed him in her notebook, and when he goes to school he suddenly learns that Kuroneko transferred away without telling him. Unable to accept the truth and hanging his head in despair, Kyousuke turns to Kirino for advice that night...
E 8
8. E 8
May 25, 2013
Kirino has made her debut as an author. Reader response has been overwhelming, and her editor has even better news to report. The novel she wrote has been optioned to be made into an anime. Kirino attends the initial meeting with the anime staff accompanied by Kuroneko and Saori. However, the meeting takes an unexpected turn...
E 7
7. E 7
May 18, 2013
Kyousuke comes home one day and is startled to find Kuroneko loitering in the living room by herself. She came to the Kousakas' to watch Stardust Witch Meruru, but Kirino and Kuroneko got into a fight over stories that they had each produced. Kyousuke tries to act as mediator and hear out both sides, but...
E 6
6. E 6
May 11, 2013
Kyousuke is asked about his relationship with Manami by his friend, Akagi. Akagi is exasperated when Kyousuke answers that, although they don't have a romantic relationship, he doesn't want her to be taken by anyone else. Just then, Kyousuke learns that Manami's family of traditional Japanese sweets-makers will be holding a fair, and he is volunteered to act as taste-tester. He spends a soothing evening at Manami's house, where he feels more comfortable than he does at his own.
E 5
5. E 5
May 4, 2013
On the way home from an enjoyable Summerket. They bump into Aragaki Ayase, Kirino's best friend. In spite of the quick thinking of Kuroneko and Saori Bajeena, Kirino babbles on and on, badly rattled. Kirino and Kyousuke try to slip away, but Ayase puts the pieces together. Then, as they engage in a heated exchange...
E 4
4. E 4
April 27, 2013
Kirino wants her former roommate, Ria, to homestay with her while she is in Japan. Kyousuke can’t understand why she is determined for her former rival to say with her.
E 3
3. E 3
April 20, 2013
This is the story of Makishima Saori and Saori Bajenna.
E 2
2. E 2
April 13, 2013
Ayase has turned to Kyousuke in help pulling Ayase from her new game. Unexpectedly, it is Kyousuke who takes the game to far.
My Little Sister Can't Come Back Home Again
1. My Little Sister Can't Come Back Home Again
April 6, 2013
Kyosuke is concerned that bringing Kirino back from America has caused her to reverted back to her old ways.
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Where to Watch Oreimo
Oreimo is available for streaming on the Aniplex website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Oreimo on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,675)