Impression – Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai., Episode 12

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Episode 12 – “Total Angel Ayase-tan Can’t Descend Upon My Place While I Live Alone”

This development was rather unexpected, if I do say so myself, and I certainly didn’t expect the bitter sweet ending either. The episode plays out a lot like a visual novel scenario would. You have the happy party scene at the beginning, the montage-ish scenario in the middle, and then a jump to an epilogue. I’m grateful for the all of the Ayase we’ve been getting, and it’s a bit sad to say goodbye.

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The first half of the episode is devoted to the massive showdown that takes place on the lawn in front of Kyousuke’s apartment. I’m pretty surprised that his landlord let him have a party with a bunch of girls out in the public like that. Somehow, I think that scenario wouldn’t fly in real life Japan.

This episode is the first time we get to see Manami be even the least bit aggressive, too. She tries to play her cards right so that she can be the one to take care of Kyousuke, and even Saori gets in on the action! It’s actually Kirino that steps in to break everything up (even though her reason is just that she doesn’t like the fact that a bunch of girls are fighting over her brother).

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In the end, Kirino chooses Ayase to look after him because Ayase hates him, or so she thinks! Of course, in true harem fasion her hate is just a mask for an incredible love that would otherwise be impossible to contain. Like with Kuroneko, we get treated to the dream scenario of Ayase, as she essentially acts as a housewife for him, before he breaks her heart by telling her that he loves someone else. Gasp! This could either mean that he still loves Kuroneko, or maybe it could be flagging down the imouto ending right here, right now.

Since this season is taking a similar form as the previous one, 13+3 episodes, I’m assuming that there will be a split path too. I’m sure it was announced somewhere what the plan was, but I’m too lazy to find it. All I know is that the additional 3 episodes will adapt the rest of the light novels, which will probably be the “true end.”

B.W.

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