Anime Review: My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Episodes 7, 8, and 9

(Originally published and formatted for Livejournal on 1/7/11)

Anime Summary Review: My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Episodes 7, 8, and 9

Rather than the longer reviews with all sorts of pictures and such, this is just a quick summary review. For a series that I’ve already been watching for several episodes, there’s not much of a reason to go into much detail. At this point in the series, you’re either still watching it (so you already know what’s going on and a long detailed run-down of everything is not really needed), or don’t care. So, without further ado:

My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Episode 7 – Kirino invites Kuroneko over to watch anime on their television, and they end up comparing their different fan-fiction efforts. While Kuroneko has struggled with her writing for years, Kirino’s sister-fetish stories have become an instant hit. She asks Kyousuke to take her on an “information gathering” trip on Christmas Eve, which is a thinly-veiled date.
My thoughts: …Okay? So, apparently Kirino is good at *everything*, including becoming a top-selling author in her copious spare time? Not that this series had much of a connection to reality to begin with. And then the second half of the episode involves Kirino very clumsily hitting on her older brother with the lunkhead obliviously suffering through it. Do not like.
A better review: Random Curiosity

My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Episode 8 – Kirino’s stories are so popular they are being turned into an anime series! She meets with the staff and bigwigs, all bubbly with enthusiasm only to get immediately smacked down by reality. Despondent she retreats into herself, and Kyousuke and friends stand in as her surrogate at the next meeting. Kyousuke pushes back against the somewhat hostile anime staff, but it’s Kuroneko who bluntly puts them in their place, salvaging Kirino’s vision for her stories.
My thoughts: Not only is Kirino a top-notch fan author, but now she’s going to have an anime series, too? Methinks I can see The Fonz preparing for his waterski jump from here. But putting the unbelievability of the scenario aside, the episode played out well, with Kirino having her puffed-up confidence balloon thoroughly deflated (really, the insufferable bitch needed to be put in her place), the long-suffering Kyousuke once again jumping in to the rescue, and Kuroneko showing uncommon valor and even more uncommon sense. Oh, and how long before there’s semi-serious talk of putting together a fake episode of the show-within-a-show ‘Justeen’ that was showing in the background of the anime cafe?
A better review: Random Curiosity

My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Episode 9 – Everyone stays home and does nothing important for a day. Kirino is playing erotic games in her room while Kyousuke gets increasingly annoyed at her moaning and giggles through the wall. Kuroneko babysits her younger sister, and Saori turns out to be filthy-rich and plotting something with maid costumes.
My thoughts: Could there be *anything* more uncomfortable than having to listen to various incoherent noises through the wall from your SISTER who is playing a dirty video game? I was uncomfortable just having to watch Kyousuke be uncomfortable. On the other hand, I’ve been happy to see that Kuroneko developed as more than a goth-loli cardboard cutout character over the past couple of episodes, actually more interesting and believable than the 110% “tsun-tsun” bitch front that Kirino puts up. But the real eyebrow-raiser is the wallflower Saori revealed to be secretly rich, and you know nothing good can come from maid cosplay. Oh, and essentially the whole big “I’m an anime star!” storyline from the previous episode seems to have been summarily thrown to the side. This show is all over the place!
A better review: Random Curiosity

The Verdict: – Meh. Less impressed as the show progresses.

Up next: Sexfiend and Sweettooth with Pedophile, Yawning Detective Yakumo, My Little Squid Girl Can’t Be This Cute, Fujoshi Aspberger’s Sanctuary, and Arakawa’s Neverending Bridge x Bridge x Bridge x Bridge

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