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View Poll Results: Ore no Imouto - Episode 9 Rating
Perfect 10 54 41.86%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 35 27.13%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 20 15.50%
7 out of 10 : Good 11 8.53%
6 out of 10 : Average 5 3.88%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 0.78%
3 out of 10 : Bad 2 1.55%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 0.78%
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Old 2010-11-28, 23:31   Link #21
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They say that two similar people will inevitably hate each other. This is proven true here with Kirino The fact that everything she said could be applied back to her was priceless.

Kyouke calling Kuroneko a call and her reaction was
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:05   Link #22
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i got a good laugh out of this episode. It was enjoyable to watch.
I liked the first half when Kirino was basically flaming herself unintentionally .
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:10   Link #23
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YES!! Ore-imou has redeemed itself! I agree, it really needs the original author to whip the series back into place (surprisingly without any pacing issues, which some newbie writers have trouble with).

It also shows a side of this series that I really like; a broad survey of otaku culture. This time it was about playing eroge, and although Kirino's actions are greatly exaggerated, probably matches what some players in real life do. Kirino's stoic expression when hitting a bad path, route-branch studies, explosion of expressions while staring at a monitor and so on.

Update: Almost forgot. Kuroneko was, as always, very, very moe.
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:22   Link #24
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In addition, the series put the dere back in Kirino...
How so?

She struck Kyousuke twice (once with a slap, and another time with a kick), and insulted him a lot. She didn't say anything nice to him in the least, or do anything nice for him.

At first, I found it highly amusing for Kirino to get a taste of her own medicine with that eroge character that was annoying her at first, by acting just like Kirino does.

However, I was kind of hoping that it would help Kirino realize that if she wanted to build a closer relationship with her brother, that she's been going about it the entirely wrong way. But Kirino doesn't change her approach to her brother at all. If anything, she even seemed a bit more abusive than typical here. I mean, really, talk about Kirino completely missing an obvious point here.

So, between this and the last episode, it seems like this anime likes to bring attention to its own faults. This was done last episode with Kyousuke being confronted about why he does so much for his sister when many of us viewers wonder the same thing given how she treats him. And now in this episode, we see Kirino encountering an eroge character that's just like she is in real life and her complaining that the character is all tsun and no dere is precisely what many of us have been saying about Kirino herself.

And raising the complaints of some of this anime's viewers in this fashion would be great (not to mention clever, I'll admit) if the anime would then turn around and correct things. But, by and large, it's not doing that. Nine episodes in, and Kirino is as tsuntsun as ever. It seems as if the anime writers think that merely admitting to the validity of some of the specific criticisms of some viewers equates to fixing the core issue behind those criticisms. It's almost like a politician saying "Yes, we hear you loud and clear over Issue X, and we will make sure to rectify the problem there", and then the politician goes on to ultimately do nothing about the issue. At some level, I almost find it insulting to my intelligence.

However, I'll admit that there is a glimmer of hope here, and that came with Kyousuke finally standing up to his sister, and speaking up on his own behalf for his own well-being. That was good to see, and that alone made me like this episode much more than the last one.

Well, that and the Kuroneko and Saori scenes. Those were a real treat to watch. Personally, I'd love to see an anime surrounding them and their lives more. Seeing what they both look like when not wearing their typical attire was great to see. My whole perspective of Saori has completely changed. On a major anime blog, I read her described as the daughter of Al Borland from the sitcom Home Improvement, and I have to admit, that really did fit. Here we see that she's actually a very lovely girl when she's not wearing the handyman attire, lol.

I'll give this episode 8/10 because it did have some entertaining and amusing bits, but Kirino's character badly needs to grow a bit, imo.


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They say that two similar people will inevitably hate each other.
This is an aside, but I really don't agree with that saying, and I don't think that this episode proves it. What this episode does show is that if a person has an abrasive personality, then that someone meeting somebody equally abrasive can have a rather humorous effect.
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:30   Link #25
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For a filler episode it was oddly entertaining. Kuroneko is pure win. Wished Kirino's scream didn't cut off Kyosuke's question. Damn paper thin walls!
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:38   Link #26
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Liked this episode, but I have to wonder why Kyousuke called Kuroneko instead of Manami. Heck, even the fact that he has her number already is somewhat surprising to me. Saori's always been his "contact" among Kirino's friends anyway.

I mean, their conversation was enjoyable to watch, but I can't think of a good reason for it to occur at this point in the story.
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:39   Link #27
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Ah... what a fun episode, really enjoyed it. Watching Kirino play her eroge and not notice the parallels between her and the character Rinko on screen was hilarious. I mean, can't you tell when your looking at your own image on the computer monitor? In her case I guess she can't but its ironic how they are both similar. Its as she said 100% tsun and 0% dere (at least for now).

Also, shes still giving Kyousuke crap, a slap and a kick to the stomach. I can't help but feel like its about time for Kyousuke does something about his imouto's abusive behavoir. He can't take it forever and not do anything about it which reminds me, didn't Kirino during her game choose "bear with it" as one of her chooses. Yet another parallel between her and the game, its irony I tell you.

Btw, loved the Ojou-sama. To bad they didn't show her face.
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Old 2010-11-29, 00:55   Link #28
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Ah... what a fun episode, really enjoyed it. Watching Kirino play her eroge and not notice the parallels between her and the character Rinko on screen was hilarious. I mean, can't you tell when your looking at your own image on the computer monitor? In her case I guess she can't but its ironic how they are both similar. Its as she said 100% tsun and 0% dere (at least for now).
Yeah... the meta-humour in this episode had me completely giddy. I normally prefer the dramatic episodes of this show, but this may be my single favourite episode thus far.

As for the "eroge system requirements" bit... just about everything is higher than a normal eroge, but the 1080P display requirement really takes the cake.

The way the transition to Kureneko's house occured had me thinking that it was a scene from Kirino's eroge initially... that's how different Kureneko is without her gothloli outfit. That said, I was wondering why they would have used Kana Hanazawa even thought she already played Kureneko... so when I figured out it was Kuroneko, it made a lot of sense. She talks differently when she adopts her persona too, I guess.
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Old 2010-11-29, 01:01   Link #29
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Gotta love teh fact that the eroge hero looks just like Kyousuke, and even his study cards is giving him an omen of sorts for the future

The anime writers sure aren't being subtle with their foreshadowing.
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Old 2010-11-29, 01:02   Link #30
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Calling it that Saori's eyes shall forever be something we never see. Whether it be a camera-angle, obstructed by something or behind her geeky glasses. It shall be the greatest mystery of Oreimo. =p

Seems to me that Kuroneko's sister is her incentive to watch Meruru so she can speak about it on the same terms with Kirino. She doesn't like it entirely but she watches it anyway, which is admirable.

I kinda wonder about Kirino this episode though. I don't doubt some of the bigger fans of eroge do that sort of stuff when they play it but, they SHOULD usually be male, and it feels weird to me to see a 14 year girl reacting like that. xD;

Not a bad episode at all. Only fault is Kirino's usual abusive nature towards Kyousuke.
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Old 2010-11-29, 01:07   Link #31
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After a quick rewatch (of Kuroneko) I can't seem but notice how much Kirino is portrayed in a negative manner vs. Kuroneko. We have Kirino, a spoiled "abusive" girl with lots of cash (middle class family, but rich due to her model work), vs. Kuroneko, a girl from poor family but still manages to enjoy her otaku life, and a loving onee-sama to boot.

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Liked this episode, but I have to wonder why Kyousuke called Kuroneko instead of Manami. Heck, even the fact that he has her number already is somewhat surprising to me. Saori's always been his "contact" among Kirino's friends anyway.

I mean, their conversation was enjoyable to watch, but I can't think of a good reason for it to occur at this point in the story.
If you rewind a bit, you can see him thinking about calling Manami, but eventually deciding against it. Maybe he didn't want to bother her?
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Old 2010-11-29, 01:25   Link #32
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Okay, so from first glance, the final Kyousuke/Kirino interaction doesn't seem THAT deep, with kicks and all tsun tsun, but upon reexamination...

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Anyways, that's my wild theory, go ahead and bash it all you want :P.
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Old 2010-11-29, 01:53   Link #33
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After a wannabe that's episode 8, Oreimo is back.

Original? So what? Actually fits in the gap b/t Vol. 3 and 4 well, explain some more background of characters, and then there's Kuroneko's imouto.

And IMO at Rinko acting like Kirino, gotta love tsun 100% dere 0% character...(I laugh hard at Kirino reaction to Rinko when she acts 100% the same...)

And spoiling a certain ojou-sama already? Not that people haven't guess it already.

Did I mentioned Kuroneko (and her imouto) = win?
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Old 2010-11-29, 02:08   Link #34
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I knew Kuroneko had a sister, but I didn't know she had two of them.
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Old 2010-11-29, 02:11   Link #35
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Wow seeing Kirino arguing with a game representation of herself was more funny than I expected. I mean damn those two were just going at it .

It took me a while to recognize Kuroneko. I mean yeah the voice, but seeing her in normal clothes is such a shock. Interesting chat on the phone with Kyousuke though. I can kind of understand him wanting to chat to someone since he can't study at all like that.

Think that game at least hit Kirino in some respects. Though she is still locked up in her defensive comments. She just won't open up easily still hiding behind kicks, punches, and rude comments. Though being caught with the comment through the wall definitely embarrassed her. Not sure she realized how exactly the same she and that girl acted. But wow she really got into that game .
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Old 2010-11-29, 02:18   Link #36
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That has got to be the most boring episode yet. It was nice to get some more information on Kuroneko and Saori, but Kirino is just plain annoying this episode from beginning to end.

I was thinking that the girls in the series were feeling more towards Kyousuke, especially Kuroneko recently. As for Saori, I was thinking that she is the only one I did not want to end up with Kyousuke while watching the intro today until I found out her other personality as an ojou-sama. I am not reversed 180 degrees and think that Saori might be the best person for Kyousuke afterall. She is the most mature and understanding, probably very beautiful, and definitely very rich. Kyousuke deserves someone like that with all that he puts through with Kirino.

Kuroneko and Manami are great options, too, but Saori won me over this episode.
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Old 2010-11-29, 02:39   Link #37
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lol. Sorry, this episode earns a 1. Sure anytime Kuroneko is on screen it's good, but Kirino was like a -9 to this episode's rating.

Yeah. Admitting the faults of your anime does nothing for me.
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Old 2010-11-29, 03:06   Link #38
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I always knew that Saori and Kuroneko looked quite different when dressed as their "normal" selves. It was cute to see Kuroneko blush when Kyousuke called What I find interesting is that other than Manami, he doesn't seem to have friends of his own so he's getting to know Kuroneko and Saori more as time goes on.
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lol. Sorry, this episode earns a 1. Sure anytime Kuroneko is on screen it's good, but Kirino was like a -9 to this episode's rating.

Yeah. Admitting the faults of your anime does nothing for me.
Drop the series then. I mean, your Kirino hating is getting more mindless every single week.

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Well, it was not really mentioned clearly in LN how many imouto(s) Kuroneko has either other than the fact that Kuroneko has imouto...if I'm not wrong this is the first time Kuroneko's house is shown in both anime and LN as well (I don't think the group ever went to Kuroneko's house)
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Old 2010-11-29, 03:44   Link #40
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Finally another great episode, maybe the best so far. I'm glad we got to see Kirino playing an eroge (of herself? ) and Kyusuke being next door made it priceless. It clearly shows that Kirino knows that the final message of the eroge relates to her own life. Although it may seem like a filler episode to many, it actuallly provided important hints and some character development.
I really enjoyed this episode, 10/10.
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