I think I enjoyed OniiZen way a lot more than I should have. Unlike OreImo’s supposedly “serious” take on the matter, OniiZen is over-the-top to the point of parody and it actually works.
Also well, Kitamura Eri is doing a bloody fine job as Nao as well. She’s hilarious as her and her fast-talking skills are really key in to making the inner monologues of Nao (which get VERY common) don’t drag out too long to lose the point of comedy. I love how KitaEri probably used up most of her voice range as Nao in one single episode, from super high-pitch loli voice in the beginning, the spitfire sarcasm-laden voice throughout and the serious, deadpan voice at the oniichan diary at the end.
I really didn’t expect to like OniiZen, but the first episode and KitaEri’s performance have proven otherwise. Guess I will be following it for now. Hopefully, it’ll turn out better than expected, but I’m not hoping for much for this show.