Recently, My Sister Is Unusual OVA sub available

Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. (Recently, My Sister is Unusual) title card

The English subtitled OVA for the anime series Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. (Recently, My Sister is Unusual) is available for viewing online, so check your favorite unofficial anime streaming or download site.

For those unfamiliar with the 12-episode series, it’s about a high school girl named Mitsuki Kanzaki who suddenly gets an older brother when her mother remarries. On top of that, she is then partially possessed and forced to wear a chastity belt by the spirit of a dead girl named Hiyori who cannot reach heaven until she fulfills her earthly desires. Naturally, such desires involve getting very close to said brother. Hijinks ensure.

The OVA itself focuses not only on them but also on the Torii siblings, Shoutarou and Moa, who serve as secondary characters, which is a nice change of pace. Their story is less chaotic and supernatural but just as entertaining. A must-watch for fans of the series.

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Tales of Symphonia: Ready for Battle

Genis Sage and Raine Sage pose for battle

Raine Sage (right) and her little brother Genis support one another in combat.
From the anime adaptation of the videogame series Tales of Symphonia

Anime Review: Super Seisyun Brothers

Super Seisyun Brothers title screen

Slice of life anime Super Seisyun Brothers is a curiosity. With 14, four minute episodes (including thirty second credits), the entire series can be finished in less than an hour, but what strange viewing it is.

And between these siblings existed a strange relationship

The series stars two sets of siblings–both consisting of a college-age sister and a high schooler younger brother who get along reasonably well–and it focuses on their everyday interactions with one another. The Shinmotos are narcissistic and carefree, while the Saitos are quiet and mysterious. Being so different, one would think these two pairs would have little in common, but the two sisters and the two brothers are equally weird, which is what makes them the best of friends.

The series is billed as a comedic slice of life, and while there are some absurd moments, including a particularly shy shop manager and some gender-bending misunderstandings, there’s nothing here that’s laugh-out-loud funny. Admittedly, I don’t find the majority of anime comedies funny in that way, but I’m sure the characters themselves have a good laugh when reminiscing about such events later on.

Is the series worth watching? Yes, if you’re bored and looking for something with which to kill a bit of time. After all, there’s nothing wrong with being strange.

Don’t Mess with the Borgias

Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia

The dangerous and devoted Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia.
From the television series The Borgias

In honor of the Game Of Thrones season finale

Cersei and Jaime Lannister

The Lannister twins, Cersei and Jaime.
From the television series Game of Thrones adapted from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books.
Picture from Entertainment Weekly.

Mawaru Penguindrum: Love those Penguins

Penguins #3, #2, and #1

The silly trio of penguins belonging to the Takakura siblings.
From the anime series Mawaru Penguindrum

Maze the Megaburst Space: Amazing Maze

Maze

Day or night, Maze is Maze.
From the anime series Maze the Megaburst Space