OreImo Light Novel Gets Anime

Yeah, Anime News Network just reported it.

An anime adaptation of Tsukasa Fushimi’s Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai light novel series has been green-lit. The story follows the daily life of a high school boy named Kyōsuke Kōsaka. Kyōsuke’s younger sister Kirino is a fashion model but also a secret otaku. Fushimi has been writing the light novels since 2008, and the sixth volume is shipping in May.

Not surprising news since the manga just started and a really high quality Drama CD for OreImo also came out recently. It’s quite the quirky series and definitely in the “moé“(shit) niche so it’s not gonna be for everyone.

I do hope they keep the cast from the drama CD, Nakamura Yuichi did a great job in it as the brother and Kana Hanazawa in a rather different type of character than she usually gets was pretty awesome fun. Taketatsu Ayana voices the imouto, by the way.

Let’s just hope a /decent/ production studio gets this job.

UPDATE: Looks like Aniplex is getting the job.

Atsuhiro Iwakami (Kara no Kyoukai – the Garden of sinners, Kannagi, Cencoroll) is producing the anime at Aniplex with publicity producer Yūma Takahashi. The back of the wraparound jacket band on the sixth light novel volume will announce the director, scriptwriter, and animation production studio of the anime.

That’s a relief, I guess?


  1. remm Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 3:56 am

    I know the basic premise from reading the synopsis from baka-tsuki, but I haven’t read any chapter because I tend to stay away till there’s at least a couple of volumes fully translated. So, is it good (for the kind of people that like things like lucky star and hidamari sketch)?
    Also, is it as incest inclined as the synopsis leads me to believe?

  2. Sergio Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 4:00 am

    Wowow, it’s my favorite light novel!!! So great news

    Well, it will probably have moe elements, above all when they also show scenes from the anime/eroge mentioned in the novels, but the novels themselves don’t look like moe to me

    In fact it can be, lets say, quite realistic. When Kyousuke goes to a meido kissa in Akihabara, the crude reality is that the meido is calling him oniisan although she’s clearly over 20 and tricks him into buying the most expensive dish, so it’s more comedy, with some satire -and also some drama, and the characters are quite well developed- than moe, a la K-ON, imho

  3. Ryan A Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    BOOMFACTORY! Hey, this is good news.. I think.

  4. Rei Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    Sounds like Haruka Himitsu but with more promise.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 1, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    Comparisons with Nogimitsu should really be avoided because the character dynamics and outline are totally different based on what i have read in the manga and heard from the drama CD.

    In fact, it’s a lot more quirky and “realistic” because it deals with a bunch of characters that are on either extreme ends….

  6. //\ Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    Animation by AIC (who along with Deen get too much work these days. Lowest price wins during troubled times) LOL. Looks like Aniplex is offloading this to a budget studio.

    The lead staff is pretty decent though, with Keiichiro Kawaguchi as director and Hideyuki Kurata in charge of scripts.

  7. Something came up… « The aftermath of random encounters Said,

    May 2, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

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