Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! ~ Review
“Every aspect of a harem squashed into one crazy series is now here!”
Harem is quite a popular genre, that is also long-standing; many anime fans have quoted the genre as being something that is quite unique to anime, and that might be one of the many reasons why anime is and has been loved by people all over the world. Well, this is another harem/romantic comedy series that is both high impact and hilarious, and is sure to draw you in.
Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! (or OniAi for short) revolves Himenokouji Akiko, and her brother Akito, who have lived separately for six years and have finally reunited together. Akiko is a serious brocon (brother complex), and has dreamt of this day where she can once again live with her beloved brother. Her dreams however are shattered when she finds out that her brother is living with the four girls of the student council. As each member becomes closer to Akito, it triggers the start of a very strange and wild harem.
The series is known for its high impact harem scenes and its hilarious content.
The series is based off a light novel series written by Suzuki Daisuke and illustrated by Gekka Uru. The series consists of 12 episodes (ending a couple of days ago from the time of this writing) and aired during the Fall 2012 anime season (although the series didn’t gain much attention, there were many hidden fans of the series). The series is animated by Silver Link Studios who also animated such series as Baka to Test to Shoukanjyuu, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and Kokoro Connect.
There are a few notable voice actors that make an appearance in this series, including Eri Kitamura who voices Arashi (and also voices Liliana from Campione! and Yui from Angel Beats!) and Minori Chihara who voices Anastasia (and also voices Nagato Yuki from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Horizon Ariadust from Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere).
If you love your harem series like To LOVE-ru and Ichigo 100%, then you’ll definitely love this series. Although there are a lot more comedy elements compared to the two I just mentioned, you can think of this series as a light-hearted comedy series that throws in harem and ecchi elements for the giggles. Either way, it is definitely worth a watch.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 3.5/5 – Recommended
Final Score: 7/10