Ever since the release of the fourth episode, there have been a lot of people upset with the series, as the characters and situation no longer feels real to them , that they expected “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute” to be a realistic portrayal of what having an Otaku sibling would feel like…
Are we watching the same anime?
It’s been bugging me, and when I read Hinano’s post, it finally clicked. I never viewed the anime as realistic. There have been parts I could relate to, and I love that it hits some aspects of otaku culture on the nail, but as a whole, I can’t see the whole thing as realistic. It’s too absurd. Just…think about. There’s so many plot holes and flaws.
For example, just last week, I asked my boyfriend how did she buy her eroge is she was underaged? We concluded we had no idea, and then threw around some utterly ridiculous ideas. I also think there’s no way her modeling job would pay well enough to allow her to afford all the eroge unless she was super famous, and if she was, she’d never have much free time. I could go on from there, but I hate picking apart the flaws, especially when despite the flaws I still enjoy it. I never saw the amazing depiction of reality others see, and from the beginning, saw it as any other series about two people building a relationship. Admittedly, I didn’t expect a romantic/incest angle, but still thought it would a series that focus on the building of the relationship and growing together of two people.
There is still a lot I enjoy about the series, and I don’t seem to understand the disillusionment of everyone else. I like seeing the relationship build between the brother and sister, enjoy the humor, and really adore the relationship with Kirino and her friend Kuroneko.
I feel really awkward when I see people bash Kirino though. She’s not realistic, but at the same time, very similiar to how I acted in middle school…I was very strong-willed and angry although I had a sensitive interior. Luckily, I outgrew it. Still. I can’t help but…well…like her. Oh well. Only one last thing I can say, really, about everything overall.