Hay, waiter, there’s some incest in my animu.
Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru is a touching story about a brother and sister who fall in love.
Pfft, fuck no it isn’t – BokuImo is an overly compacted OVA starring an ass-hole and the moronic twin sister he loves. I say ‘overly compacted’ since this was adapted from a ten volume manga into a fifty-minute long OVA, and the result is pretty bad.
Once upon a time, there were two children who were twins. As little kids, they pledged that they would marry each other out of youthful innocence and naivete. Unfortunately, years later, male twin Yori is hit with a sudden realization – he’s in love with his twin, Iku! Oh shit! And they still share a bedroom despite being a pair of fifteen year olds! So he becomes distant and verbally abusive, then screws her friend, who plaintively tells Yori that its ok if she’s only someone else’s replacement to him. Iku is confused by Yori’s cold manner toward her, and says as much, which results in a confession on Yori’s part. A beautiful incestuous relationship almost begins to blossom, but is interrupted by their parents returning home.
The next day Iku accidentally finds out that Yori has taken an exam to get into an elite high school… which of course is hours and hours away. Iku is confused as to why Yori would go away for high school, since she’s stupid like that. They almost have sex but don’t since all of sudden Yori isn’t an absolute bastard like he is at all other times.
A demented love triangle springs up between the siblings and the girl Yori did, Tomoka. They do fun things like ditching Tomoka so they can run off to the church they made their childhood promise at and make crowns out of flowers. And visiting a love hotel to have sex. Yori also takes the opportunity to tell his friend Yano that he’s in love with Iku and that they had sex. And after all that he still flounces off to his far-away school, telling Iku that this way they can have a ‘normal’ relationship wherein she can visit him at his school and go on dates with him, and no one ever has to know they’re siblings! Sweet! Yori also gets Iku a puppy to keep her company. But she tries to hide in his bag so she can go too, anyway.
At the train station, the family sees Yori off. Tomoka crashes the party, which irritates Iku, but Yori hugs her instead, pushing Tomoka aside. He later cries on the train, because he’s emo when Iku isn’t around.
Ugh, that was awful – I can’t even call this thing the poor man’s Koikaze, although it seems like it’d love to be ranked on that level. I feel like a lot of this has to do with the fact that they cut this down so much from the original material – here we go from adorable kids frolicking in fields to Yori wanting to fuck his sister. Its pretty jarring. At the same time, though, the fact that this is crap (and not even good crap!) has a lot to do with the characters, and I wonder at how much they really were changed in the switch from book to screen. Iku is dumb as a doornail, with an obnoxious little girl’s voice to match. Yori is a jerk who is verbally abusive and physically rough. Tomoka is whiny and manipulative. Yano has maybe three minutes time on-screen, so I can’t really vouch for him, although he is bizarrely unaffected by Yori’s confession of incest.
Strangely enough, this is actually a shoujo title, which only is at all apparent in Yori’s behavior toward Iku when he declines sex with her, saying he wants both her body and her affections, and later on prior to when they actually do have sex. Otherwise, one could easily mistake it for bad seinen schlock – Yori’s a complete ass-hole, after all, and Tomoka might as well have been pulled from a generic harem game. That Iku is basically the moe imouto trope in character form doesn’t exactly help reverse such an impression.
The best thing about this show are probably the sex scenes. Are they well-animated? Mm, not really. Are they well-varied? No. Is the sound quality good? Why, yes, it is! The sound quality is excellent! They have classical music running over the proceedings, and its clear as a bell! In fact, its so clear, they didn’t even decide to include any audio for the characters.
So we end up with seriously hysterical sex scenes, because the entire time we’re watching the characters rut, we’re listening to some classical music. It’s like someone decided the make a bad Nodame Cantibile hentai parody.
Other than the so bad/absurd its good sex scenes, the only true good thing in all of this junk is the ED, which is the song ‘Ai ga Hoshii’, by Shion. I don’t know who Shion is, and really don’t care one way or another, but whoever he is, Ai ga Hoshii is actually a good song. Further amusement of the ass-hat variety can be had, however, by keeping in mind that Shion apparently looks like this:
So a middle-aged, average looking Japanese man put on a pimp suit, grabbed a red rose, and wrote a song for an anime about incestuous twins. Ah, isn’t that just like the Japanese?
I can’t recommend this show unless you’re absolutely desperate for twincest in your anime (and legit twincest at that – none of that unrelated sibling crap that crops up so much in other shows). Or if you liked imagining that Mai Tokiha and her little brother were incestuous (Mai Nakahara voices Iku).