Anime Review: Yosuga no Sora Episode 1

(Originally published on Livejournal on 11/13/10)

Anime Review in a Minute:
Yosuga no Sora Episode 1

Anime Review in a Minute: What this is all about. — Watching all the anime shows so you don’t HAVE to!

tl;dr review: Brother and sister move to harem-ready countryside town; All aboard the S.S. Twincest, full speed ahead!

The Skinny: Following the death of their parents, twin high school students Haruka and Sora return back to the countryside where they used to live years ago. The shy, frail Sora, who is more accustomed to city life, immediately hates the hick backwater; but Haruka, now the man of the house, is rarin’ to go. As the new boy in town, Haruka is immediately popular with all the girls — both those he is meeting for the first time as well as childhood friends from before — who practically throw themselves at his feet. Sora, restricted to their house, increasingly becomes jealous of all the attention her brother is receiving; she wants him all to herself!

Assorted video captures from the episode – click on each picture for a full-sized view in a new window:

My Thoughts: Oh boy, another harem anime based on yet another eroge video game. Within the first few minutes, literally *every* girl in town is swooning over the new guy. Nothing unusual to see here…wait a minute…what…OH DEAR GOD WHAT THE FUCK…

The “twist” that had me going “Ew! Ew! Ew!” and shaking my hands at the screen like I had touched something disgusting was the introduction of twin-cest as brother and sister engaged in some kissing (real or imagined) and at the end when the sister undresses provocatively asking her brother to “make her come”. Ew! Ew! Ew!

A little bit of a shame (just a little) because the artwork and animation are top-notch; there appears to be an actual plot, story and developing conflict. But there are some things that invoke by immediate three-strike-you’re-out rule, and incest is on that list of immediate disqualifiers.

Oh, and what’s the deal at the end with that graphic depiction of the topless girl getting herself off? That was…unexpected.

For more info:

Random Curiosity Review: http://randomc.net/2010/10/06/yosuga-no-sora-01/
Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosuga_no_Sora
Bouncy-fun Video opening sequence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP67MXaNL5I

The Verdict:

The tally for Fall 2010 season first episodes so far:
Passing Grade: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute, The World God Only Knows, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Psychic Detective Yakumo, Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Letter Bee Reverse, Bakuman, Otome Youkai Zakura, Yozakura Quartet: Hoshi no Umi, Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge

Failing grade: MM!, Star Driver, Iron Man, Fortune Arterial, Motto To Love-ru, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Yumeiro Patissiere Professional, Tamayura, To Aru Majutsu no Index 2, Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, Sora no Otoshimono Forte

Up Next (not necessarily in this order) — almost done!: Kuragehime, Robin and His 100 Friends, Agriculture Girl, Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu Special, You Are Umasou, Hakuouki: Hekketsu Roku, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Special

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