Anime |OT| Summer 2019 - Avenge the Off Modeled

DarknessTear

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Oct 25, 2017
3,152
Carole & Tuesday Episode 20
Come for the cute, stay for the music. Plot is... not that special and I don't mind. It has its moments though.
 

jman2050

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,151
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. 11–12

We're gathered here today to watch Kyousuke feast on the hearts of his little sister's friends. Ayase route unlocked. Kanako route unlocked. Saori route unlocked. Ruri route remodeled. Hinata route... unlocked? Harem route blocked. The banquet of nightmares ends when the boy claims his steak stake. Let the roast begin!


Mom thinks her son might have made move on his sister, citing how Kirino addresses him by first name now. Of course, the little liar sister states plausible deniability first and chalks it up to a spontaneous change of heart. Then, the photo-booth sticker that was attached to the fridge is exhibited. Dad's not as worried though. Instead, he's rented an apartment for Kyousuke and tasks him with studying hard enough to get into a first-choice college before he's allowed to return home. This is all they want to waive suspicions... They're using this as an opportunity to do something good for their son, and the creator is using it as a means of getting the parents to look the other way. Kirino makes a display of not caring, but she's clearly gone mad about Kyousuke agreeing so easily to separating.


Manami doesn't want to give Kyousuke opportunities to be alone with Kirino, so she plans to get everyone involved. Little did she know that the sister had already claimed the territory. Kirino bought him a fridge and waited for him in the new bachelor pad to show it off. She also gifts him an erotic game about cohabiting siblings. This is her way of taking responsibility for him taking the fall. They make a candid bet on whether or not Kyousuke succeeds on his exams as she leaves. Either he becomes her slave for life or she'll do any one thing for him. His reversal of her being his slave for life wasn't taken off the table...


Kuroneko loses another one of her nine lives, and all integrity.

Instead of the game Kirino gave him, Kyousuke searches for erotic images of the 14-year-old Ayase online to relieve his stress. It's then suggested that he spent the rest of that night looking up fansites of his little sister by association. When Ayase brought him a housewarming knife, she talked about how different Kirino acts around her brother. She also wants to help Kirino and Manami talk out their differences, which gets postponed because of Manami's housewarming party. Speaking of talking, Kyousuke finally tells Ruri what's what: that she's a sour-puss unwelcome in his heart until he's done tenderizing his sister.

Now, who's going to make Kyousuke's meals! Kirino counts on her best friend to do it since Ayase never raised her voice. Through this, Kyousuke and Ayase make up for the past, and with that, It's finally over between them. He immediately turns her down because there's something else he craves for. Imitation meat's not good enough for this boy—he wants 100% homegrown.


Remember how Ruri's Destiny Record ended? With the siblings sharing a meal? Before this hunger pang tears through the very fiber of morality, Manami needs to be served. I'm mildly surprised the mother cared enough to separate them but not visit the son. Well, that didn't stop Kirino from being the first one there; or from buying him a personal fridge to stick photo-booth stickers on; or receive personal updates from him through texts; or wait for him at the gate after his exams; or offer a reward to him for doing his best to return home. Kyousuke clearly did well on his exams, so Kirino's going to give him a flavor favor. Stick a fork in it already, it's all but wrapped up anyway. The parents are satisfied, the friends are powerless... Now I just wonder if there will be any just desserts after the main dish.
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Domestic violence count: 37.5
Sexual abuse count: 8
This is what descent into madness looks like.
 

Cornbread78

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,331
Northeast USA
Takagi san ep. 8-9
She is not only cruel to him, but she's starting to be cruel to herself as well. She's just waiting for his to grow u pa little bit and learn to be honest with himself before she goes all-in.

Either way, this show is just too damn cute for its own good.
 

SolidSnakeBoy

Member
May 21, 2018
370
Given 9:

Alright the build up was worth it. That song had me literally crying. Holy smokes, the way it all comes together just hits like a truck, god his pain is just so tragic. The after credits scene hit me again just as I was finally done clearing my eyes. This show deals with loss in such a human and perfectly thematically intertwined way. It truly gives me hope for the future of BL shows. It may be my anime of the season.
 

Sterok

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,881
Machikado Mazoku 9

Heh, even the teacher calls her Shadow Mistress now. For a demon Shamiko sure has some upstanding morals. Demons may be evil, but even they won't cheat on tests. Did not realize Ancestor was so smart, but she is pretty old. Great to see Momo being jealous. And even better to see Shamiko rooting for the zombies in an apocalypse movie. Maybe she still has some hope as a demon yet.
 

peyrin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,429
California
Violet Evergarden movie (originally January 2020) has been postponed but is "earnestly under production" and a new release date will be announced later

 

daveo42

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,727
Ohio
Carole and Tuesday 20

The stuff with Angela continues to be far better, tho it seems like all these plot lines are finally converging. The relevance is fine, it just feels far more tacked on even if it's become like a third of the show's overall plot.
Based on the conversation at the end of the episode, I assume Angela is also an immigrant, possibly on Mars illegally because that's the way things in the show have been going.
Ezekiel was little more then a plot device.
Gotta drive Carole and Tuesday to confront Tuesday's mother through a political protest song instead of having them more organically come up with and express their political stances naturally.
 

UltraGunner

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,756
Los Angeles, CA
Garfunkel and Oates in Space 20

"Take Mars, Remove the S
Spell it backwards, now I'm a Ram"

Damn, that's deep

Also, ICE is still arresting rappers in the future
 
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fertygo

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Oct 25, 2017
3,223
Goddammit.. best YOI anime content is the first 4 episode that can be presented as stand alone movie, so this movie also can be as fantastic
 

Kuro

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Oct 25, 2017
4,626
I just completed Tokyo Ravens. I had started the first 7 or so episodes back during its airing and got side tracked. This anime was honestly pretty decent and deserved its "underrated" status until half way through where they try to cram as much random storylines as possible and completely dump any kind of character development. Then the god awful ass-pulls begin where everyone has some sort of powerful hidden ability and jesus the ending was anticlimactic and nonsensical as fuck.

The animation is pretty laughable the whole time as well when it comes to actual character animation. The CG effects stuff looked great at least but it seems like they blew all the budget on them instead of animating something decent.

Natsume barely developed as a character besides being a love interest.

There's so much more I can go on about but yeah, always take "this anime is underrated" with a huge grain of salt. I'd actually consider the series overrated tbh.

Time to read the LN and hope its much better and makes more sense than the anime.

The anime looks even worse next to Unlimited Blade Works which has a very similar genre and released the same year.
 
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moogs

Member
Oct 25, 2017
133
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. 13

The little girl's heart belonged to her brother as children. She admired the boy so good at everything she wasn't. He'd fixed her toys and win all races, always in the spotlight. Being left behind did not stop her from following him everywhere. One day, her efforts earned his favor, and they went to visit his friend together. To see her brother so close to another girl was a big shock to the little girl. How could they be so close, when it's so hard for her? Then, the bar was raised to keeping up if she wanted to tag along again. Losing sight of him got her lost. It started to pour as she began to cry. Suddenly, a chop to the head cut through the darkness. Still, holding back her hero enraged the little girl. This motivated her to reach his level. To capture his heart when she passes him was the payback planned by Kirino.


Smoke and Mirrors

Kyousuke's festival conflicts with the tournament Kirino wants to watch. Recently, she's been winning school races, as he reminds her that she's following in his footsteps. Why didn't he join a track-and-field club then? This earns her another chop to the head. Her brother had changed, he had become easygoing. Long gone was the fast, smart, helpful, and cool boy. He now lives in peace. With her plan in pieces, she runs away from the imposter. No longer can she be acknowledged by the hero, nowhere to be found. Lost in thought, Kirino finds herself at Manami's place, where he lost his way. The demand for her real brother's return is met with a knowing smile. According to Manami, that brother never existed and Kirino's strange love shouldn't either. It pours as she cries while lost once again. Like before, Kyousuke gives her a hand, but it's averted, as if an illusion. Believing that he'll return one day, she engraves those feelings into her hollowed heart and buries it.


Sticks and Stones

Now in middle school, the memories of her brother in the spotlight lead Kirino to modeling. He's far away now, but when he's back, she'll be ready to show off. She ignores the imposter at home, yet observes him closely. All her efforts haven't roused him... something's missing. A book store is where she finds her Rosetta Stone—a magazine depicting incestuous siblings as something romantic. This "positive" image completely contradicts Manami's words and turns Kirino's world upside down. With her head in the clouds, she scours the store for any and all related material. The floodgates open when she ceremoniously unboxes the game featured in that magazine. Within it, she can make the brother perform the amazing things she missed so much, and she could relish in how they made her feel again. It was ecstasy. The sleep she lost could not stop her. The boys in class, with their criticism of the influx in incest content within the "industry," did not faze her. Bottled up for years, she let loose until drunk on fantasy. She thought she had found her long lost brother, not realizing that he's been there all along.


Turn into...

Once settled, Manami's words finally hit Kirino; the brother she envisioned didn't exist and her past love was a sham. Kyousuke was just a normal boy. Three years between their ages caused an illusion. The now impressive girl had noticed the plain boy's efforts though. While he defended her against their father's wrath, she was listening outside. He did not express the same confidence that he did in their childhood, but it was far more vivid than her delusions. She was captivated over what she couldn't do herself. Like in the past, she had again become the hero's girl. Despite his shortcomings, and despite the attitude she inherited from him, he's there for her, as he's always been—staking his claim in the little sister's heart once more.


Flesh and Bone.

First things first, this really should have came sooner because it totally re-contextualizes everything. It would've diminished the impact of most events, sure, but it feels dishonest overall now. So, Kirino internalized the image of her brother, was told that was wrong, and then found a means of validating it with pornography. Why was this girl so left alone to her own devices? It's sad. There's too little conflicting arguments in her mind as a result, and from poor, peer-only sources at that (the "villainous" Manami and the despised boys in class). Manami sowing the seed she did meant Kirino wasn't going to listen to her, at least not immediately. It's hard to say what she hoped to really accomplish with that. Too bad for her that Kirino is a miracle worker. This is indeed a developmental mishap, but Kirino was clearly traumatized by it as well. That interference might have ruined the possibility of Kirino learning the truth for herself. She took it as a challenge instead. Oops.

This is simply a love story, twice over even. Kirino awakened to her feelings both before and after puberty. They're rooted in the past, but they grew anew in the present. For Kyousuke, Manami and her lifestyle were clearly a much needed escape from Kirino's taxing attachment to him. However, receiving her love after years of neglect had a huge impact on him, while her sexual awakening was in full bloom with incest fiction... For about 1 to 2 years, the little pervert indulged in it. Her hobby was shrouded in secrecy because in this particular case, it's rooted in sin. While it did make her realize the difference between fiction and reality, those lines were eventually blurred again with Kyousuke's new appeal. Her neglectful and rude behavior were just a copy of his past self as well. A tsundere effect years in the making and created in his image... Ugh.

It's a shame that Kirino's self-improvement was for her brother's sake. She does have pride in her work, but that isn't fleshed out well enough—no where near as well as her love for games and anime, at least. Even her friendship with Ayase started with paying her brother's deeds forward. What's more, Kirino never experienced any sort of advances from boys? I could maybe give that a pass after befriending Ayase the psychopath, but beforehand... It's not like she was unapproachable. At least show that she didn't have an interest in other people instead of avoiding it altogether until Mikagami. Again, she spent way too much time alone. Anyway, I have to guess for now that Kyousuke didn't want to compete with his sister for whatever reason.
 
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djinn

Member
Nov 16, 2017
2,952
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. 13

The little girl's heart belonged to her brother as children. She admired the boy so good at everything she wasn't. He'd fixed her toys and win all races, always in the spotlight. Being left behind did not stop her from following him everywhere. One day, her efforts earned his favor, and they went to visit his friend together. To see her brother so close to another girl was a big shock to the little girl. How could they be so close, when it's so hard for her? Then, the bar was raised to keeping up if she wanted to tag along again. Losing sight of him got her lost. It started to pour as she began to cry. Suddenly, a chop to the head cut through the darkness. Still, holding back her hero enraged the little girl. This motivated her to reach his level. To capture his heart when she passes him was the payback planned by Kirino.


Smoke and Mirrors

Kyousuke's festival conflicts with the tournament Kirino wants to watch. Recently, she's been winning school races, as he reminds her that she's following in his footsteps. Why didn't he join a track-and-field club then? This earns her another chop to the head. Her brother had changed, he had become easygoing. Long gone was the fast, smart, helpful, and cool boy. He now lives in peace. With her plan in pieces, she runs away from the imposter. No longer can she be acknowledged by the hero, nowhere to be found. Lost in thought, Kirino finds herself at Manami's place, where he lost his way. The demand for her real brother's return is met with a knowing smile. According to Manami, that brother never existed and Kirino's strange love shouldn't either. It pours as she cries while lost once again. Like before, Kyousuke gives her a hand, but it's averted, as if an illusion. Believing that he'll return one day, she engraves those feelings into her hollowed heart and buries it.


Sticks and Stones

Now in middle school, the memories of her brother in the spotlight lead Kirino to modeling. He's far away now, but when's he's back, she'll be ready to show off. She ignores the imposter at home, yet observes him closely. All her efforts haven't roused him... something's missing. A book store is where she finds her Rosetta Stone—a magazine depicting incestuous siblings as something romantic. This "positive" image completely contradicts Manami's words and turns Kirino's world upside down. With her head in the clouds, she scours the store for any and all related material. The floodgates open when she ceremoniously unboxes the game featured in that magazine. Within it, she can make the brother perform the amazing things she missed so much, and she could relish in how they made her feel again. It was ecstasy. The sleep she lost could not stop her. The boys in class, with their criticism of the influx in incest content within the "industry," did not faze her. Bottled up for years, she let loose until drunk on fantasy. She thought she had found her long lost brother, not realizing that he's been there all along.


Turn into...

Once settled, Manami's words finally hit Kirino; the brother she envisioned didn't exist and her past love was a sham. Kyousuke was just a normal boy. Three years between their ages caused an illusion. The now impressive girl had noticed the plain boy's efforts though. While he defended her against their father's wrath, she was listening outside. He did not express the same confidence that he did in their childhood, but it was far more vivid than her delusions. She was captivated over what she couldn't do herself. Like in the past, she had again become the hero's girl. Despite his shortcomings, and despite the attitude she inherited from him, he's there for her, as he's always been—staking his claim in the little sister's heart once more.


Flesh and Bone.

First things first, this really should have came sooner because it totally re-contextualizes everything. It would've diminished the impact of most events, sure, but it feels dishonest overall now. So, Kirino internalized the image of her brother, was told that was wrong, and then found a means of validating it with pornography. Why was this girl so left alone to her own devices? It's sad. There's too little conflicting arguments in her mind as a result, and from poor, peer-only sources at that (the "villainous" Manami and the despised boys in class). Manami sowing the seed she did meant Kirino wasn't going to listen to her, at least not immediately. It's hard to say what she hoped to really accomplish with that. Too bad for her that Kirino is a miracle worker. This is indeed a developmental mishap, but Kirino was clearly traumatized by it as well. That interference might have ruined the possibility of Kirino learning the truth for herself. She took it as a challenge instead. Oops.

This is simply a love story, twice over even. Kirino awakened to her feelings both before and after puberty. They're rooted in the past, but they grew anew in the present. For Kyousuke, Manami and her lifestyle were clearly a much needed escape from Kirino's taxing attachment to him. However, receiving her love after years of neglect had a huge impact on him, while her sexual awakening was in full bloom with incest fiction... For about 1 to 2 years, the little pervert indulged in it. Her hobby was shrouded in secrecy because in this particular case, it's rooted in sin. While it did make her realize the difference between fiction and reality, those lines were eventually blurred again with Kyousuke's new appeal. Her neglectful and rude behavior were just a copy of his past self as well. A tsundere effect years in the making and created in his image... Ugh.

It's a shame that Kirino's self-improvement was for her brother's sake. She does have pride in her work, but that isn't fleshed out well enough—no where near as well as her love for games and anime, at least. Even her friendship with Ayase started with paying her brother's deeds forward. What's more, Kirino never experienced any sort of advances from boys? I could maybe give that a pass after befriending Ayase the psychopath, but beforehand... It's not like she was unapproachable. At least show that she didn't have an interest in other people instead of avoiding it altogether until Mikagami. Again, she spent way too much time alone. Anyway, I have to guess for now that Kyousuke didn't want to compete with his sister for whatever reason.
So what you're saying is that she needed therapy. Got it.
 

SliceSabre

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,864
Granbelm 10

Well I was not at all expecting the resolution to the battle that happened.
Kuon actually being killed, not only killed but I also realized she probably never had a chance from the start and the moment she pulled Suishou from her mech was the moment she signed her own death warrant. Suishou has been a great replacement antagonist since Anna died. She has successfully trolled all of the remaining girls and even killed the one who swore revenge against her. Her talk with Ernesta during the storm was absolutely perfect. Man the show has taken a depressing tone though, not that I mind.

Random thought: Suishou is probably a doll and obviously has something to prove.
 

Taruranto

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Oct 26, 2017
2,002
Sad Gay Boys Actually Sing 09



I don't have much to complain about this episode, so here's a hand-holding picture.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,473
I just completed Tokyo Ravens. I had started the first 7 or so episodes back during its airing and got side tracked. This anime was honestly pretty decent and deserved its "underrated" status until half way through where they try to cram as much random storylines as possible and completely dump any kind of character development. Then the god awful ass-pulls begin where everyone has some sort of powerful hidden ability and jesus the ending was anticlimactic and nonsensical as fuck.

The animation is pretty laughable the whole time as well when it comes to actual character animation. The CG effects stuff looked great at least but it seems like they blew all the budget on them instead of animating something decent.

Natsume barely developed as a character besides being a love interest.

There's so much more I can go on about but yeah, always take "this anime is underrated" with a huge grain of salt. I'd actually consider the series overrated tbh.

Time to read the LN and hope its much better and makes more sense than the anime.

The anime looks even worse next to Unlimited Blade Works which has a very similar genre and released the same year.
YaoiRavens was the best. Wished the LN made it over.
 

zulux21

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,816
I finished up with the 12 episodes of Carole and Tuesday that are on netflix and I'm just going to write it down with perm marker as OST of the year. (in general I have a preference to vocal tracks)

I'm not a huge fan of pop music in general, but hot damn does this series have so much legit talent attached to it. I don't think I've been this impressed with an OST since Nana.
 

Cornbread78

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,331
Northeast USA
YU-NO ep.22



She wants to be one with him because she loves him....


Did they really create a route for the family pet? Are you fucking kidding me?



It never ends.....
 

djinn

Member
Nov 16, 2017
2,952
Furuba 23
The perfect little happy episode...
Then that gut punch at the end.
"Let's go home" 😭
 

A.J.

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Oct 25, 2017
6,386
Granbelm 10:
Well that explains why Anna went off the deep end.

Also that damn tilt
 

Twig

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,786
Fire Force 9

Jesus fucking christ. One of the most serious fights in the show so far (full of generally serious fights) and it features the main character being blown away by the bad guy into cat girl's tits, accidentally somehow grabbing and stealing her skirt, then blocking the flames in front of her just enough that she isn't hurt but her clothes are burned nearly completely away.

Every time I start liking this show, they do something like this.
 

Sterok

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,881
Granbelm 10

Just keep piling it on why don't you.
Whelp, rip Kuon. Shouldn't have powered up the mysterious bad guy who still has plenty of unexplored backstory. At least she might have taken out Medusa, so that's a win. Suishou's sudden no u was amazing and exactly what I want from this crazy villain. Oh, and Mangetsu is disappearing from the world because now that she knows she's an artificial being meant to help the chosen one (Shingetsu) win she's becoming unstable. Sucks to not exist. Not sure if Shingetsu can save Mangetsu then blow up magic after winning. So if only humans are supposed to win Granbelm, and Mangetsu and (almost certainly) Suishou not being human, Shingetsu should win by default. But if that's not the case Suishou is at least right about being able to prove them wrong. Well, she's certainly proved she knows how to twist.
 

Kapryov

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,701
Australia
So, uh, I finished Sound Euphonium a few days ago.
I feel empty inside. No other seasons left, Liz and the Blue Bird is not available in my country, or apparently anywhere outside Japan and the US (I'm actually considering importing the BR).

Jumping around trying to find something else to watch - and to justify paying for this sub - landed on the following:

Shirobako
Not sure about this yet. The characters are just a little bit too annoying so far. Only 1 episode in. Learning about the inner working of the industry is neat though.

Tamako Market
Figured another Kyoto Animation show would work instead... and maybe not that either. Does this get better? I do like Mochi, I don't like that bird.

I keep reverting back to watching episodes of Space Battleship Tiramisu instead.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,229
So, uh, I finished Sound Euphonium a few days ago.
I feel empty inside. No other seasons left, Liz and the Blue Bird is not available in my country, or apparently anywhere outside Japan and the US (I'm actually considering importing the BR).

Jumping around trying to find something else to watch - and to justify paying for this sub - landed on the following:

Shirobako
Not sure about this yet. The characters are just a little bit too annoying so far. Only 1 episode in. Learning about the inner working of the industry is neat though.

Tamako Market
Figured another Kyoto Animation show would work instead... and maybe not that either. Does this get better? I do like Mochi, I don't like that bird.

I keep reverting back to watching episodes of Space Battleship Tiramisu instead.
If possible, I would recommend skipping Tamako Market, which isn't especially interesting overall, in favor of the film Tamako Love Story, which is actually very good.
 

peyrin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,429
California
I love Tamako Market a lot and its director was series director on sound eupho but it probably does depend on your tolerance for slice of life
 

moogs

Member
Oct 25, 2017
133
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. 14 "O Holy Knight"


Another tragedy awaits the black cat, down on luck. As the holy night approaches, Kyousuke must again choose his fate while recounting the summer spent with Kuroneko. He escapes into the dead of night—as she expected—"Ruri" is turned down for the final time. There's someone else, with certainty now. Being pulled to bits yet again results in tearing apart her Destiny Record. She loves him no more. Never again will they cross paths, the grimoire's curse lifted. Then, she lets out a wretched screech. This gives birth to her final form. Yamineko immediately curses the world around her, especially those in love, like her ex-boyfriend. The curtains close on their future together when she walks away into darkness—everything she ever wanted relinquished to his little sister.


RIP

Back home, Kyousuke asks Kirino out to a couples-only event in Akibahara on Christmas Eve. Him pointing out they can do anything else they want afterwards gets her to agree. She ceremoniously wears what she did last time they went out on this holiday. It's a date full of nostalgia for them. Once Kirino nabs her limited-edition trinket, he suggests visiting Sky Tree. When she whines that it's meaningless during the day, he shows her they can pass the time playing an incest game at the hotel he's already booked... Come nightfall, the skies are unfortunately clouded. How's he going to make up for that! By the power of God Almighty, it begins to snow.


As it turns out, Kirino's going abroad again after graduation. Her assurance that she'll be fine this time is met with Kyousuke's silence. He turns to tell her there's someone he likes and that person is—she stops him and runs away in tears. This is the hobby group's cue to swoop in on their otakumobile. Because this date was Kyousuke and Saori's brainchild, she was on standby in case anything went wrong. (Yamineko's just here to bear witness to the end of the world.) Kirino's spotted just in time for the traffic to stop them. Now effortlessly on the green, all that's left is to tap it in.


The one Kyousuke loves is Kirino and he doesn't want to let her go far away again. She reminds him not to mix up 2D and 3D, and what about Ruri! On cue, Ruri blasts Kyousuke's voice through the busy street from the mega speakers of the otakumobile. This tailwind encourages him to press on. All others were sacrificed for this moment. Once more, she implores him to reconsider. He tearfully lets go of wasting the chance to fondle those other girls' breasts. Like some self-aware puppet, though, he can't stray from this performance. There's not an ounce of regret to any of it anyway. Even fear of rejection—nothing stops this show.

The incest games she loves, the courage to elope, he can't live up to those expectations but his love won't lose to fiction. Like before, Kirino professes how much she hates him and how grossed out she is and he should be. That "all love is impure" is his only defense (thanks Yamineko). Finally, to tie her down so that she doesn't go anywhere, he asks for his sister's hand in holy matrimony. This melts away all reason in her mind. It's official once she replies with the softest...

"Yes."


People watched this. Many people. That's the most crazy thing about it all. For those unaware, there's something of a sexual connotation Christmas Eve holds for Japanese people... The siblings just leaped to the most binding bond of all too—marriage, the gatekeeper of morally just sex. There's so many issues with this that I don't know where to begin. Age and relation being the biggest ones, obviously. However, it "solves" all of their problems in one fell swoop, so whatever.

Someone somehow recorded Kyousuke's last rejection to Ruri. Was it Kirino listening on the other end of Ruri's phone? I mean, recording speech is Kirino's thing, not Ruri's, so... sigh, I just don't care any more. All these characters are nuts, so what does it matter which one's the most far gone. Bring on the last two nightmares.
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Sexual abuse count: 8.666
 
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Kapryov

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,701
Australia
If possible, I would recommend skipping Tamako Market, which isn't especially interesting overall, in favor of the film Tamako Love Story, which is actually very good.
I love Tamako Market a lot and its director was series director on sound eupho but it probably does depend on your tolerance for slice of life
Thanks guys, I might try it again to see if it clicks.
I like slice of life too, but some character tropes can really annoy me. If a Eupho fan likes it then it must be ok!

Looks like the movie also doesn't exist in Australia though, so I guess the series is all I got for now. Fun.
I've had terrible luck with Anime films here, I don't know what's going on. Even popular series, like the recent Eva rebuilds, those are all out of print here now.
 

Punished Goku

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
7,274
O Maidens 10
This show just loves to give me a fucking panic attack lol

Samurai Champloo 10
Holy shit, that fight at the end was badass.
 

peyrin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,429
California
Thanks guys, I might try it again to see if it clicks.
I like slice of life too, but some character tropes can really annoy me. If a Eupho fan likes it then it must be ok!

Looks like the movie also doesn't exist in Australia though, so I guess the series is all I got for now. Fun.
I've had terrible luck with Anime films here, I don't know what's going on. Even popular series, like the recent Eva rebuilds, those are all out of print here now.
hi yes it's me the eupho fan

hyouka is another great way to scratch the kyoani itch after eupho if tamako doesn't click for you - it has some more of the plot urgency of eupho and a different director (the late great yasuhiro takemoto) means there's a bit more focus on living in the present than yamada's focus on coming-of-age

bloom into you isn't a kyoani show but its original author has cited eupho as a major influence and it's very evident. definitely essential if you want to see the romantic themes in eupho explored more deeply

liz and the blue bird is often considered the best work in the eupho franchise so i hope you can find a way to watch it!
 

Punished Goku

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. 14 "O Holy Knight"


Another tragedy awaits the black cat, down on luck. As the holy night approaches, Kyousuke must again choose his fate while recounting the summer spent with Kuroneko. He escapes into the dead of night—as she expected—"Ruri" is turned down for the final time. There's someone else, with certainty now. Being pulled to bits yet again results in tearing apart her Destiny Record. She loves him no more. Never again will they cross paths, the grimoire's curse lifted. Then, she lets out a wretched screech. This gives birth to her final form. Yamineko immediately curses the world around her, especially those in love, like her ex-boyfriend. The curtains close on their future together when she walks away into darkness—everything she ever wanted relinquished to his little sister.


RIP

Back home, Kyousuke asks Kirino out to a couples-only event in Akibahara on Christmas Eve. Him pointing out they can do anything else they want afterwards gets her to agree. She ceremoniously wears what she did last time they went out on this holiday. It's a day full of nostalgia for them. Once Kirino nabs her limited-edition trinket, he suggests visiting Sky Tree. When she whines that it's meaningless during the day, he shows her they can pass the time playing an incest game at the hotel he's already booked... Come nightfall, the skies are unfortunately clouded. How's he going to make up for that! By the power of God Almighty, it begins to snow.


As it turns out, Kirino's going abroad again after graduation. Her assurance that she'll be fine this time is met with Kyousuke's silence. He turns to tell her there's someone he likes and that person is—she stops him and runs away in tears. This is the hobby group's cue to swoop in on their otakumobile. Because this date was Kyousuke and Saori's brainchild, she was on standby in case anything went wrong. (Yamineko's just here to bear witness to the end of the world.) Kirino's spotted just in time for the traffic to stop them. Now effortlessly on the green, all that's left is to tap it in.


The one Kyousuke loves is Kirino and he doesn't want to let her go far away again. She reminds him not to mix up 2D and 3D, and what about Ruri! On cue, Ruri blasts Kyousuke's voice through the busy street from the mega speakers of the otakumobile. This tailwind encourages him to press on. All others were sacrificed for this moment. Once more, she implores him to reconsider. He tearfully let's go of wasting the chance to fondle those other girls' breasts. Like some self-aware puppet, though, he can't stray from this performance. There's not an ounce of regret to any of it anyway. Even fear of rejection—nothing stops this show.

The incest games she loves, the courage to elope, he can't live up to those expectations but his love won't lose to fiction. Life before, Kirino professes how much she hates him and how grossed out she is and he should be. That "all love is impure" is his only defense (thanks Yamineko). Finally, to tie her down so that she doesn't go anywhere, he asks for his sister's hand in holy matrimony. This melts away all reason in her mind. It's official once she replies with the softest...

"Yes."


People watched this. Many people. That's the most crazy thing about it all. For those unaware, there's something of a sexual connotation Christmas Eve holds for Japanese people... The siblings just leaped to the most binding bond of all too—marriage, the gatekeeper of morally just sex. There's so many issues with this that I don't know where to begin. Age and relation being the biggest ones, obviously. However, it "solves" all of their problems in one fell swoop, so whatever.

Someone somehow recorded Kyousuke's last rejection to Ruri. Was it Kirino listening on the other end of Ruri's phone? I mean, recording speech is Kirino's thing, not Ruri's, so... sigh, I just don't care any more. All these characters are nuts, so what does it matter which one's the most far gone. Bring on the last two nightmares.
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Sexual abuse count: 8.666
The Targaryens would be proud.