A Sister’s All You Need #12 — An Ending’s What You Need

December 24th, 2017


You know the best way to end things? An origin story.


Not just an origin story, but another stupid board game bit. I'm just going to assume that they made up a game all about the trials and tribulations of being a light novel author because I'm sure the truth of its existence would just depress me. They could've at least put a capstone on this dumb thing, but since we're a light novel adaption, and any deviation nowadays is anathema, we got nothing and get nothing. Despite all the melodrama at the end of last week, here's some random completely different angsty melodrama that's the complete opposite of anything even vaguely looking like an ending. Almost appropriate.

Final Thoughts:

I was a little amused by the first episode actually overplaying the joke of the title, and pleasantly surprised that the second episode showed a little talent in structuring an actually episodic story (albeit not well), but those, weak as they were, ended up probably being two of the strongest episodes. The characters never grow or develop. The relationships are static. Nothing interesting ever happened. At best, a character or two could be snarky or teasing in a more unusual way from the vast majority of these kinds of shows, providing something akin to a breath of fresh air, but that's about all it ended up ever having.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    So (M̶i̶n̶o̶r̶i̶ ̶K̶u̶s̶h̶i̶e̶d̶a̶) the red haired girl was in the opening all along but what was randomly glued here with no cohesion whatsoever? They also ran out of budget and put another board game segment to fill some seconds. It is far from the worst show of the season (looking at you Osama Game) but yea past the initial episodes it ran out of budget/plot/jokes.

    • anise_punter says:

      yeah i just assumed that was one of the little sister characters from his books that they showed while I wasn’t paying a ton of attention (which admittedly was a lot of parts where Nayu or Sexual Harassment Accountant weren’t there). It was a very out of place segment.

      Really though, if you just make yourself ridiculous from start to finish, you don’t have to worry about character development. Why did Nayu only mimic fellatio on an egg when she could have used m- that is, made a running gag out of it? Why couldn’t there have been “MC almost finds out his sister is a girl but absurd slapstick hijinks ensue to stop him in time” gags? Why did Sexual Harassment Accountant only make two appearances and not sexually harass the MC’s best friend some more? Well the main answer is it’s a light novel adaptation and people get Mad Online if you stray too far from the source material, but apart from that I mean.

      So if they made more, I’d watch more, but just like the author’s previous LN-turned-anime it’s probably peaked here.

  • XLV says:

    Pretty good show. The boardgames and rpg were used creatively, and the show pushed boundaries but did so in the service of an interesting character study. Not a typical anime; I guess too non-mainstream for Tenka Seiha’s conservative tastes.