OniAi

And they didn’t reveal the srzbzns. No biggie though. OniAi may have its share of slow and uneventful episodes (especially as it neared the end) but that doesn’t mean the series was bad. It has a good voice cast (Ibuki Kido and Minori Chihara FTW), a surprisingly fitting animation quality and character design, and entertaining characters. The story may be cliche but I only watch this series for the kicks and eargasm.

I actually forgot how scary Ibuki Kido is so I’ll be adding her to my list of fresh seiyuu that caught my attention (along with Misawa Sachika, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Mikako Komatsu). And it’s not just her looks or her age but man, this chick has really good acting skills. The various expressions and emotions displayed by Akiko in this series hinted of how flexible Kido is with her roles. She can be a klutz, scream, act tsundere, flirty, almost every possible role has been prepared for her in this environment and she took the most of such an opportunity.

Hope I get to hear more eargasm from her this coming season.

And yes, Chihara Minori. I am a fan of her acting skills but I rarely encounter her donning characters under the likes of Anastasia. I never expected her deadpan nature could effectively rouse so much laughter. Second to Akiko, she definitely carried this show and made everything interesting, even when moments are going too slow. I guess this is the charm of a well-conceived character breathed life by a talented seiyuu.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 02:14:13

    lol eargasm FTW :p. Yeah, this turned out more fun than I anticipated. Been trying to read the novel (just finished reading volume two). The novel gives more details of course, but the voices in the anime makes it more fun😄.

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  2. baka~
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 00:31:25

    I read that the LN wasn’t really that special since it presented the “we are not siblings clause” which seem to pissed off a lot of fans (they felt betrayed, so to speak)

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  3. x
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 01:24:03

    Probably the only readers who feel betrayed are those who strongly wanted yet another heavily incest themed novel (like those that Akito writes :p). I don’t see this as a big deal ^^;. The setting of the story isn’t all that interesting. It’s just a bunch of rich kids with quirky problems in an expensive high school where they are considered the elite. As for Akito and Akiko, their background story is mostly just rich families in a soap opera style drama :p. What makes the novel amusing enough to read, are the interactions between Akito and the girls.

    The novel “betrayed” the reader from the beginning :p. The first volume of the novel starts with this:

    “I’ll say it first. This is a .

    It probably won’t be very interesting.

    But of course, that is to be expected.

    I feel that this is just the way how everyday life should be, for an older-brother and his younger-sister.

    Well, it is precisely because of that reason that I am facing so much troubles now even after reuniting with my sister.

    Let me say it again. This story probably won’t be very interesting.

    There won’t be anything huge happening, no unexpected events and definitely none of those extremely exciting scenes.

    And because we are siblings, there won’t be much fan-service either.

    If you guys are expecting any of the above scenarios, feel free to throw away this book now.”

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  4. x
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 01:27:34

    Heh the filter messed up my post ^^;, the part that’s missing :p:

    I’ll say it first. This is a story of the lives of a brother and sister who were somehow separated from each other for sometime and for some reason were reunited again and began living together under the same roof, living their lives normally without any major incidents – much like the gentle flow of water, with no bumps or impacts.

    It probably won’t be very interesting.

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  5. baka~
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 18:35:23

    Now that’s quite a disclaimer. This made me wonder how strong this series is in the realms of LN

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  6. x
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 22:45:04

    @baka~

    Yeah, except that this disclaimer was quickly proven to be wrong within a few chapters :p.

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