Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai - Episode 14

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai's Kuroneko focus has certainly been well received by most (it's almost as if people don't like Kirino), and thankfully these bonus episodes of the series continue to proffer plenty of everyone's favourite opinionated "fallen saint" with nary an irritating sister in sight.

After all of the commotion in the school game development club last episode, the senior members of said club see fit to pose a challenge to their juniors - to submit concepts for a game of their own, the winning entry of which is to be submitting into an online competition for such efforts.  Thus, Ruri and Sena are pitted against one another with an expectation of teamwork between the two of them once the best entry is chosen, with Kyousuke simply coming along for the ride... or rather, throwing a massive spanner in the works right from the off by suggesting that they both work on creating an eroge.

Then again, both girls final presentation to the game development club's seniors aren't all that far off just such a concept - Sena's idea for a dungeon exploring RPG seems like a sure-fire winner before Ruri's concept is even out the gate, but as is so often the case with these things the devil is in the details - the explicit, homoerotic details inspired by the club's male members to be more precise.  This leaves Kuroneko's concept as the clear winner, even if it is (to use her own words) as an exercise in "self gratifying masturbation material" designed solely to piss off people with differing views.  This decision leads to Sena leaving the club in tears never to return as Ruri and Kyousuke soldier it on alone with development of the game, before reaching a point of no return where only one individual can fix the game's numerous bugs in time for submission to the contest...

As has been the case with this series throughout, this is another hugely fun episode - hilariously and almost tastelessly hysterical at times but actually rather sweet at others as the relationship between Kyousuke and Ruri continues to be the major focus, with the latter clearly having grown considerably thanks to the support of others to give a slightly heart-warming undertone to the story.  It's the show's sense of humour that really wins me over personally though, and as per usual this instalment of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai managed to provoke numerous laughs from me - I didn't expect to be saying this when the show began (or even on occasion during it), but I'm going to miss it once it's all over at the end of its next, final, episode.

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