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Story and Art: Tsukasa Fushimi and Sakura Ikeda
Release Date: 09.18.2012
Art Rating: ★★★★
Story Rating: DNF
High-school student Kyousuke doesn't get along with his cranky, dismissive, and secretive fourteen-year-old litter sister Kirino, but he suddenly finds himself forced to protect Kirino's secrets--she's not only a gorgeous fashion model, a track star, and an accomplished student, but she's also obsessed with naughty video games and little kids' fantasy anime! How can Kirino maintain her complicated lifestyle--and how can Kuousuke maintain his sanity? And might the tow of them, some how, just maybe, ever become friends?
I was overly excited to start Oreimo because I requested it from Netgalley and it is yet to be published. I thought it would be fun to start a new manga and anticipate each volume as they came. Unfortunately, the PDF file I received was extremely difficult to read and it took me a few tries to actually start reading. When I finally sat down in front of my computer, I struggled with the words as they looked on the screen and started reading this a bit frustrated.
I found the story to be a bit repetitive and with too much dialogue from the start. I had a hard time really getting into the idea of what was happening and didn't really care much for either Kyousuke and Kirino, a pair of siblings who do not get along until they are forced to talk by secrets that Kirino keeps.
About four chapters in, I realized I wasn't interested in the story and didn't really care to finish it. I flipped through the pages though, because I wanted to see the rest of the artwork. The artwork was pretty adorable and I really liked it, but this couldn't save the story for me. Unfortunately, Oreimo wasn't for me, but I do recommend everyone interested to give it a shot. It might work out better for others, but for me, the story wasn't fulfilling enough to want to finish.