Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Animated Commentary 01
You’re not alone, Kyousuke. Words fail me too.
If you’ve bought DVDs/Blu-Rays of most Oscar-bait movies such as Forrest Gump, Titanic, or
Avatar His Ex-wife’s movie (lolwut), you’d be used to seeing the Director’s Special Commentary or similar crap they bundle into the bonus materials.
I usually avoid stuff like that. Not only do I have absolutely no interest in what old men have to say about their films (screw your dreams, hopes, and aspirations, you’re a billionaire, shut up already), but also because it’s difficult to root for Gandalf smashing orcs while you’re rooting for Peter Jackson to shut up.
Thankfully, AIC has spared us this tried-and-tested nonsense with these delightful “Animated Commentary” shorts. Not only are the characters rendered in crushingly cute chibi format, but they break the fourth wall while still remaining true to their characters.
You’re not likely to be seeing pink bubbles of joy emanating from Kirino in the anime anytime soon, so enjoy this while it lasts.
Neither are you ever again going to be seeing Kirino do a spit-take as glorious as this one.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Kirino is hideous in this screenshot. I see your Animated Commentary and I raise you a K-On! Ura-On! Special.
AIC’s art could never approach the monstrosity that is Yui. KyoAni, I am disappoint.
Incidentally, KyoAni seems to be getting lazy. I’m once again commenting an anime that I haven’t watched, but the preliminary screencaps of Nichijou look like something out of a preschooler’s sketchbook.
Kyousuke is way more suave in the Animated Commentaries than he is in the anime.
Possible tl;dr to follow.
After a long period of contemplation, I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that OreImo is in fact a harem anime. This irks me, especially since I despise harem anime.
Because, as I stated in an earlier post, the protagonists of harem anime are the most insensitive/unobservant/blind/deaf/dumb characters you’ll ever encounter. This is intentionally done so as to allow more girls to approach the protagonist without him getting attached too early and putting off the other romance options.
I hate to admit it, but Kyousuke more than fulfills this condition. While he’s certainly not as dense as GOSICK’s Kazuya, Kirino could crawl naked into bed with him and Kyousuke would probably just shout/spasm humourously like the unfeeling cinder block that he is.
A great mental image, that, of Kirino naked and crawling into my bed.
Anyway, it is my theory that chibi!Kyousuke is not necessarily a perverted/alpha version of him, but the Kyousuke that he would be were it not for harem storyline restrictions. Just as Saori’s megane are the the limiters for her ojou powers, Kyousuke’s true manliness is held back by the need for a story. Otherwise, he’d probably have banged Kirino right then and there when she first woke him up for the first Jinsei Soudan. <- do want this alternate storyline.
Alternatively, pussy!Kyousuke may actually be a schemer of Yagami Raito proportions and is only pretending to be an unfeeling cinder block so as to gain opportunities with as many girls as he can before Tenchi Muyo-ing the whole lot of them at one fell swoop. Then Ayase can go yandere and we get the delicious Nice Boat ending.
This deserves praise for the lampshade hanging. It was so damn obvious that Kyousuke just wanted to go back to sleep and was just too nice/pussy to tell Kirino to screw off. But chibi!Kyousuke shares no such weakness and skillfully wrecks Kirino’s delusions of her caring Onii-chan.
Love that teardrop. I know this sort of laziness can only be pulled off because of the chibi representations, but there should be more tears in anime represented only by light sparkles. If only so I have more things to write about.
Of course,chibi!Kyousuke, being the player that he is, isn’t going to end this Kirino encounter on a bad note and thereby possibly miss out on her true ending, so he ingratiates himself with her like only chibi!Kyousuke can. Smug bastard.