Kirino needs a boyfriend, and only Kyousuke will do it seems as this week's episode of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai kicks off.
Of course, rather than an actual boyfriend, Kirino is merely in the market for a fake one in the hope of putting off a rather over-exuberant contact from a modelling agency who simply won't take no for an answer. Such is the fervour of this individual that Kirino and Kyousuke end up spending an entire day out on a date in the hope of finally convincing her that Kirino is most certainly not available. This is all well and good, but it causes no end of confusion when the duo invariably run into their respective friends, including a baffled Manami and Kuroneko during their day out.
Still, at the end of it all Kirino is free from this pesky modelling agency, although a throwaway comment suggesting that she also has a real boyfriend throws Kyousuke into a spin, even if it's one that's relatively quickly forgotten as Kirino's otaku group decides to create a book for the upcoming Comiket - something that they duly achieve with great success while also giving us another glimpse at the relationships at play within that particular group.
Although the core premise which kicked off this episode was ludicrously forced, it did at least lead in to a surprisingly fun episode of Oreimo which felt somewhat like a return to the energy exhibited by the first series. For all of the stupidity inherent across the episode, we finally seem to be focusing in on the main cast again, which is where the series does its best work. While this instalment was no classic, in comparison to previous episodes of this second season it was a clear improvement, so maybe I can actually go back to looking forward to watching this show of a Saturday evening again rather than dreading it as I have been for the past few weeks.