October 5th, 2012
At least she’s overt.
Meh. It wasn’t as insultingly bad as last season’s obligatory "I want to jump my brother’s bones" show, but it didn’t really replace the terribleness with much of anything. It’s not particularly creative or funny, there’s nothing interesting going on with the visuals or direction, nada. The BGM is often pleasant enough, I guess. I’m not sure why Silver Link censored a breast either. Since this is on AT-X, home of Queen’s Blade and sex with land-octopi, we know they didn’t do it. There are copious obnoxiously obvious shots of thighs and cleavage, but it’s not particularly titillating otherwise. A few suggestive t-shirts aren’t going to cut it.
So no, not a particularly good first episode. It seemed like it was trying to take the route of a certain other Sex-With-My-Brother show starring mostly noodle people, but unlike it, wasn’t overplaying the obsession of Akiko enough to actually turn it into genuine jokes. "I love my brother" isn’t a joke. Her brother playing the straight man and just smiling sheepishly to everything she and the rest of his harem did was’t helping sell any of the ‘jokes’ either. Not that they were even any good. "We did this when we were really young. EEEEH!? We’re not doing it anymore!?" Wash, rinse, repeat. Do something out to actually distinguish yourself from the pack. I’d prefer ramping up the comedy myself, but just do something.