ANIME & MANGA - Review
10:47 - 23rd June 2016, by NEO Staff

Oreimo Season 2

Now that his highly spirited younger sister is back from her studies in America, Kyousuke is in for another round of fraternal frustrations and foolish situations as the often strained relationship between Kyousuke and sister Kirino continues to make sparks fly in this concluding second series of Oreimo.

Adapted from the light novels of the same name, Oreimo is a shortened form of the Japanese title; which translates to My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute!, which should give you some idea about the series’ subject matter. Although it’s primarily played for laughs, the close relationship between the two leads is definitely a central focus of the series – especially as this season draws to a close – and most viewers will likely find themselves feeling uncomfortable with the portrayal, so much so that most of the jokes will fail to find their mark. Not that much will be missed on this score however, as the series is a fairly tepid harem comedy that doesn’t have much beyond its scandalous core relationship to set it aside from other entries into the genre.

In the art department at least, the series holds its own. The characters are lively and full of energy, and the backgrounds are vivid, detailed, and well-crafted. If you’re after something bright and bouncy to watch for a while, you could give Oreimo a shot, but even if you can get past the ick factor, you probably won’t find much to hold your interest.

It’s colourful and cheerful enough, but between the themes and the fairly dull script, most viewers will probably be put off by this second season of Oreimo.
SCORE: 1.5/5
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