Divine Intervention




You’re a real bro kuroneko ;_;

As much as I admit to hate Kirino, this episode just melts me up. her sincerity this time makes me want to let go of the hatred and the shit-ton of abuse that she’s been giving Kyousuke but knowing that this wouldn’t have happened if not for Kuroneko’s sacrifice, I find it hard to suddenly start liking Kirino’s character.

Oddly enough, this whole episode played out as if it’s the finale, which isn’t a bad thing imo. It leaves the viewers a sense of completeness while maintaining a hint of possibility. The thought ingrained of the viewers that goes “We would never really know who Kyousuke gets to pick in the end but this ending leaves it open to fan interpretation”. And I guess this is one of the secrets that makes anime goddamn memorable.

Not that I’m saying this early that Oreimo would hit the dust after all this is done but the fact that there are still episodes left, not to mention the extra, possibly, TRUE endings (14 – 17 was it) that were patterned after the light novels means that the siblings’ problems (with each other) aren’t over yet.

While they did make a huge progress in mending their sibling relationship in this episode, at the expense of Kuroneko’s happiness, the question still remains. What happened that started all of this? This cold war, these misunderstandings.

But we’ll see how the last 4 episodes play out especially since an anime-original end seems unavoidable. Though, I’d still prefer a Kuroneko end over Kirino.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 04:43:18

    Well, if we go by how the first season went, we will get a Kirino end at ep13, and a Kuroneko alternate story with the extra episodes, but a Kirino reappearance at the end ^^;. Kidding XD. Seriously though, this episode felt too much like a cop out for me :p.

    For a moment I was wondering Manami or Saori might make an appearance in this episode. Somehow this episode felt like there were a lot of things were cut out or something. So what’s left for the remaining episodes?


  2. Anonymous Coward
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 01:32:03

    Funny (actually it’s sad), how the series started with the message “anime/eroge otakus are normal people too” and ended (thanks to Kirino) with “no, actually they are freaks hurting people around them”.

    BTW, the last novel will be out in 2-3 days. Let’s see if the Author can finish it properly (ie, making the end at least believable, if not satisfactory).


  3. Anonymous Coward
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 01:48:48


    You have mentioned “anime original ending”. Does it even exist? Do you know of any anime that has different ending from original LN/manga?

    I am NOT talking about anime based on games – those OBVIOUSLY would have original ending often (especially if they are based on eroge ;).


  4. Wilco
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 05:11:58

    Umm @anonymous FMA the original is one of the biggest or Soul Eater and the list goes on and on


  5. baka~
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 07:32:10


    Oreimo S1 had an anime-original end before they continued and gave us a TRUE end (where they introduced Sena and Kyousuke went to America to bring Kirino back).


  6. Anonymous Coward
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 12:08:57

    Well, the last LN is out and it’s officially over. Read at your own risk (spoilers):http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=612365

    I guess it’s over for me as well.

    For several years I was going the “anime route”, as a refuge from brain-numbing Hollywood productions, but, with time I realized the anime is not good enough either.

    Granted, it’s still light-years ahead of anything pandering to American tastes…. still not good enough for me.

    Oh, yes, I would dearly remember animes like Madoka, or Haruhi, or Clannad, Kanon, Air, and moe-overloads of K-ON, A-Channel, YuruYuri, and fanservice heavens of Strike Witches and others, and sweet romance of Saki and Amagami, and bitter-sweet romance of Mashiroiro Symphony… and many others…

    still, in general, my “anime time” is over and I am back to books.

    It turns out, nothing can possibly beat books.

    Even though animes don’t have to pander to the least intelligent Joe-6-pack and his Mary-evangenical, still they are mostly made by un-educated stupid mangakas, whose only redeeming quality is ability to draw pictures. (Yes, yes, I know it’s not that simple, but you get the point).

    It’s not because of Oreimo (all that for incest in the end?). It’s more like Oreimo’s fail is the last straw…


  7. baka~
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 22:47:20


    While I do sympathize with your plight and agree when I learned of this @ Sankaku Complex, I still would like to see this series through. Reading spoilers and learning what happened is one thing, but seeing how it happens is another. If anything, it’s one of the charms of animation. The emotions that can be read is different when the same scenario is played with animated visuals and emotional audio.

    That aside, a bias reaction for me would go along the lines of “WHAT THE FUCK?!” but thinking logically, as someone who has not read much detail of the novels, I wanted to see how the story gets there. Cultures and countries have different responses to the topic of incest but I am interested in how Oreimo challenges that norm. Perhaps, I just wanted to see the entire series as it completes the big picture of establishing a love that challenges sensitive topics like that.


  8. x
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 05:24:51

    Heh, I’ve read books that are far worst than this :p. You just need to be picky. If I start abandoning every single series and genre that have things I really don’t like, I’ll probably end up giving up all of them (books included) ^^;. Also, as messed up as this story seem to be, it’s not as bad as the real world we live in to be honest :p.


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