Brothers Conflict ~ Review
“Reverse harems have never been so full-on!”
We see a lot of harem anime series; where there is one male protagonist being surrounded by many girls who have feelings for him. But not often in anime do we find anime series that are reverse harems; where there is one female protagonist with many male characters who have feelings for her. Well, here is a reverse harem anime that takes the genre to the next level.
Brothers Conflict revolves around Hinata Ema, a high school girl who gets adopted into the Asahina family after her father decides to remarry into the Asahina family. She then decides to move into the Asahina residence, where she discovers that she has a total of 13 step-brothers. As they get to know each other, there is a movement within the brothers, as many start to fall for their new sister. What will happen to Ema and the many conflicts she is faced with her brothers?
The anime uses shoujo and reverse harem elements to get the female viewers to go crazy.
The anime contains for 12 episodes, running during the Summer 2013 Anime Season (July 2013 – September 2013, finishing today at the time of this writing). Although many people think the anime is based off a game (like many reverse harem series), this series is originally based off a novel series written by Mizuno Takeshi. The series then spawned many games from which it became famous for. The series is animated by Brain’s Base Studios, who have given us such anime series as Durarara!!, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and reverse harem series like Amnesia.
As there are many characters that make an appearance in this anime (13 brothers + main character), there are obviously many voice actors as well. Interestingly, all the voice actors that play the brothers are also the same voice actors in the game. Some of those voice actors include Suwabe Junichi who voices Kaname (and is also known as the voices of Grimmjow Jeagerjaques from BLEACH and Vergo from One Piece), Hirakawa Daisuke who voices of Ukyou (and is also known as the voices of Ito Makoto from School Days and Rei from Free!) and Okamoto Nobuhiko who voices Hikaru (and is also known as the voices of Ogami Rei from Code:Breaker and Okumura Rin from Ao no Exorcist).
I’m going to be honest here; as I am not part of the female population, I am in no way a fan of the reverse harem genre (I much prefer to watch a harem genre than anything). So straight off the bat, this wasn’t a great series to watch for me. But I won’t be too harsh on this series because of that. Some negative points I found in this anime include some characters getting little to no character development and the lack of common sense found in the main character. But at least the series ended quite nicely, with no cliffhangers or sense of rush. If you like your reverse harem series, then I guess this one is for you, but that’s all I’m going to say for now.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 2.5/5 – Watch it if you want
Final Score: 5.5/10