Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: True Genius

Miyuki Shiba and Tatsuya Shiba faintly smiling

Tatsuya Shiba is labeled and treated as an underachieving “weed” at his prestigious school because he failed a standardized test. His younger sister, Miyuki, who is greatly respected due to her scoring top marks on the same test, knows that he’s extremely talented in other areas and supports him privately and publicly.
From the anime series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)

Shinmai Maou no Testament: Thou Shalt Be Happy

Basara Tojo, Mio Naruse, and Maria Naruse standing outside in front of a building

When his dad suddenly remarries, Basara Tojo finds himself with two younger step-sisters, Mio Naruse (red hair) and Maria Naruse (white hair), who happen to be actual demons.
From the anime series Shinmai Maou no Testament (The Testament of Sister New Devil)

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!: Meh

Tomoki Kuroki looks back at Tomoko Kuroki who is reaching out to him

Tomoko Kuroki and her little brother, Tomoki, annoy each other. To him, she’s weird and selfish; to her, he’s frustratingly better at doing things than she is.
From the anime series Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!)

Summer Anime 2016: Shows To Check Out

It’s already been a year since the legendary Summer of Siblings. This season’s offerings are slim in comparison, but that’s okay. As long as there’s at least one show featuring a brother and sister, I am content.

Amanchu!

Amanchu! title

Starting life in a new place can be a challenge or an opportunity: the surroundings are unfamiliar, everyone’s a stranger, and you’re responsible for everything. For transfer student Futaba Ooki, it’s more of the former because she’s shy and easily gets nervous in front of people. However, upon meeting the endlessly cheerful Hikari Kohinata, a scuba diving enthusiast, and some twin siblings, she might just make things work after all.

There are two things to know about the series. The first is that, occasionally, there are exaggerated, doll-like faces, which are either creepy or cute, depending on whom you ask. I find them slightly unsettling, and they appear so often in the early episodes that they’re distracting. The second is that the siblings don’t show up until episode four. It’s a long wait, but honestly, I like them more than the main characters. Hooray for brothers and sisters!

Masou Gakuen HxH (Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia)

Masou Gakuen HxH (Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia) title

In Infinite Stratos Unlimited Fafnir Hundred Masou Gakuen HxH, invaders have attacked humanity, and only those people with Heart Hybrid Gear (HHG) technology implanted in them have the ability to fight back. Hida Kizuna possesses a weak but special version of HHG, so after being summoned by his older sister, Chifuyu Reiri, the commander of a massive city/school/military base floating on the water, he works with an elite team of female HHG users to save everyone.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a mysterious enemy; a small subset of people (all or mostly girls) have abilities to fight back but one guy has a better one; all the girls fall in love with said guy but he’s shy/dense. Still here? Yeah, this is another one of those. HxH seeks to differentiate itself from its many predecessors by increasing the erotic factor. Literally. Yes, the power of lust (or one similar to it) provides energy for the Heart Hybrid Gear that the pilots use to fight their enemies. Seriously, leave it to the Japanese to come up with such amazing/absurd technology.

(By the way, in the description for Hundred, I noted that I’d still be happy with yet another One Guy & Many Girls show even if it took place on “another academy city on the water.” Well, here we are, and I am, in fact, still happy. Such is the power of brother and sister enjoyment.)

Free!: Admiration

Makoto Tachibana puts his hand on Ren Tachibana's shoulder while Ran Tachibana hugs him

Makoto Tachibana is adored by his little sister, Ran, and her twin brother, Ren.
From the anime series Free!

Clannad: Stand Together

Youhei Sunohara and Mei Sunohara proudly standing side by side

Youhei Sunohara is lazy and hopeless, according to his sister, Mei, but she still looks up to him as a big brother. Meanwhile, he wants to dote on her and protect her when someone makes her cry.
From the anime series Clannad

Fate/stay night: Children of the Magus Killer

The Holy Grail War pits master and servant against master and servant, and in this fifth conflict, two of those masters are actually siblings. For those who already know who they are (or for those who simply don’t care), click the logo above or click here to see them.
From the anime series Fate/stay night

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