Another random blog update.. and this time
It's about an anime that just aired during summer 2012.
But before that, let me get started on a few of my own stuff.
School started again, and my professor is hilarious.
He asks the entire class "Why is 5 to the 0th power 1?"
Suddenly the class begins attempting at explanations such as "well because 5^1 is essentially 1*5" or some other crap..
and then he just says
"You're all thinking too hard. The reason it's 1.. is because thats the definition"
And then the entire class is looking at him with a hilariously dumbfounded stare as everyones just like "wtf man."
Ever since then, the answer all of the math questions involving "why does X do Y" is now officially because of definition.
What else is there..
Little Tokyo Trips 3 times a week.. never gets boring
Boredom in class
Nothing to do
Boredom in class
I still need a job
WELL without further adieu, time to get to the main part of this blog
「Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!」
No Significant spoilers.
No Significant spoilers.
Oh my god, the only thing i can really say about this anime?
Plot twists EVERYWHERE.
So what's this anime about, you ask? Originally from a light novel series, the son of a famous company, Mikadono Shougo arrives at a school to find his "perfect mate" and ultimate discover who his illegitimate sister is.
But come on.
Going to school for a perfect mate..
This calls for some massive fanservice yes?
Well here you go!
Nah, I'm joking.
Though this anime does include a lot of fan service, the way they balance it out with the actual storyline is rather interesting. At first when Shougo arrives at the school, he conviniently meets up with probably the most perverted character of this entire anime, Tsuruma Konoe (above). She brings the ideas of "cream puffs" and i think that phrase alone is enough to shove some suggestive material up your supposedly innocent brain
Thats besides the point.
Of course in the beginning, the intro is very important and you are clearly able to distinguish what kind of character is who in the intro. Konoe, the very straight forward one who obviously has some weird fantasies of her and shougo (really weird..). Miyabi, the semi-tsundere? Maybe not, but clearly the one who can't portray her feelings correctly. Rinka, the elitist. Mana, the carefree one. And finally Mei, ... i really dont know how to describe her.
Anyways, as shougo gets used to the school, he begins receiving an anonymous phone call from his supposed "sister," in whom proposed a marriage before shougo lost his brain to a car accident.
But that's not enough to really bring up a conflict is it?
Just marry her?
Naaah, it's not as easy as that; gotta make it a bit interesting. As he grows intimate with a few classmates, Ikusu, put bluntly.. shougo's bodyguard arrives notifying shougo that there is a possibility that one of the girls might be trying to cause a scandal to take his money. Dont forget, hes one rich bastard. Everyone wants his babies lol.
That phone has the function to fake voices.
The phone calls dont end there. He gets a call like.. every freakn morning. If that was me, i'd probably throw my phone on the floor everytime i see the number.. but yeah.
Oh by the way, ikusu is a girl, crossdressing as a guy. Yes, they hang out a lot and the students think that they're gay. Just throwing that out there for the possible reverse trap & fake B.L. people
Not going into the massive spoilers because thats for you to find out~
Seriously though, if you do watch it.. i GUARANTEE that it will throw you off guard. It's kinda like a detective anime without the detective feel.. if that makes any sense buuut..
"If there's someone around you who uses that phone"
Godamn, EVERYONE uses that phone.
oh btw, it's a supposedly outdated phone.
Oh did i mention? This anime does a superb job at convenient censoring.
It's really amazing how well they do it. Even that never ceases to make me laugh.
Anyways, if i had to give any final ratings...
Animation: 8/10 Really loved the design. They really did know how to simplify faces at the right time, and their censoring both convenient and not was though somewhat disappointing, very well incorporated. I love the scenery especially in this anime too.
Music: 6/10. I wasn't too fond of the music. Though the lyrics were somewhat entertaining/fitting, as a hard music critic i just didn't like how somewhat imbalanced the entire song was. Felt like i was listening to Lucky Star or something. Oh and a random chat for you all, the ending starts with the view of girl's oshiri just waddling as she runs. Fanservice? Fanservice.
Story: 9/10 Oh man, like i said before PLOT TWISTS. Kono Naka Ni Hitori Imouto Ga iru! is really good at keeping you on your toes AND deceiving you when you least expect it. Whats more, they're really good at building up the idea that any one of the classmates could have been his real sister. And who the real sister was? Hell, I had my suspicions but i didn't expect it to be her. Though IMO, the ending could have been executed a lot better, they still made the story worth waiting for.
Overall, i'm tossing this a 8.1. Though some may say im not the best at analyzing/predicting stories, this anime threw me off guard a LOT. You expect the sister to be revealed only to be denied by a legit-sounding plot to take shougo away.
Either way, this a REALLY REALLY interesting anime.. and i assure you, it bring the unexpected straight into your face. Border between must watch and watch. If you have the chance, check it out. It's really fun.
Currently looking into the light novels to see if there is any continuation.
And that's all :3