Posted by psgels on 24 August 2010 with categories: Anime Reviews




Usually when I compare a series to melodrama, I mean this in a negative way. Onii-Sama e, however… is just one of those exceptions that struck me by utter surprise. It comes with such a style, grace and elegance that the huge amounts of teenaged angst and bitchfights fit completely into place.

It’s another one of the television series directed by Osamu Dezaki, and seriously, the more I watch of this guy the more respect I get of him. The direction in this series is just fantastic, especially considering how old it already is (1992!). It’s a series that may not have the highest budget, but it makes optimal use of the animation techniques that were available at the time.

Characters are drawn swiftly and elegantly. Even the still frames are packed with movement, while the animated scenes have surprisingly good frame-rates. Everything is dedicated to making the characters look as elegantly as possible, without going over the top and just making the characters look silly, like what’s happening to most modern shoujo series.

The melodrama is obviously there: the characters in this series really have issues, and vicious catfights, screaming, yelling and suicidal thoughts are no stranger in this series. But the thing is that while it’s over the top, it never gets cheesy. The drama doesn’t get silly in how hard it tries, and instead it continues to colour the different characters throughout the series.

Characters, who are another part of the series’ highlights. Ranging from the main characters to the side ones, they are varied, engaging and deep. It’s great to watch them grow throughout the series, and deal with their own issues that while over the top, are things that I can very easily see teenaged girls to relate with. The chemistry and bonds between the characters is also great to watch, not to mention the excellent script that hits the mark time and time again.

At the same time though, I do see how Osamu Dezaki’s involvement can be a bit of a double edged sword. Judging from the reception of the Air and Clannad movies and Ultraviolet, his style is something that you can hate just as easily. His series also often have character-designs that look like no other anime out there. In Onii-Sama e’s case, it pretty much depends on how you’ll be able to stomach the dramatic scenes. The scenes beyond that are very accessible though: I’m still amazed at how much life the creators managed to put into them.

Storytelling: 9/10 – Fantastic direction, excellent dialogue, really dramatic.
Characters: 9/10 – An excellent cast, well fleshed out and developed throughout the entire run of the series.
Production-Values: 9/10 – Love it or hate it style. I loved it. The soundtrack is beautiful as well.
Setting: 8/10 – A bit of a soap opera setting, but solid and does its job to make the rest of the series shine.

Suggestions:
Ultraviolet: Code 044
Revolutionary Girl Utena
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  • Chris says:

    correction, wasn’t banned entirely just removed/banned from television.

  • Firechick says:

    Oh, Osamu Dezaki directed this? I didn’t know that. Well, psgels, definitely check out Ie Naki Ko next. I swear, you’re gonna love it to death.

  • Meep says:

    I watched this quite a while ago, only because it was recommended for ROV (Rose of Versailles) fans. But this particular anime felt too awkward to enjoy..just something about it.. xD

  • Universal Bunny says:

    I wouldn’t normally do this, but would you please suggest a place to where to find this series? I’ve been on the lookout for well over a year without much luck.

  • Machi says:

    Oh GAWD ANOTHER nostalgia anime for me XD You didn’t have to call this anime old :_:

  • Saint-Just says:

    Great show, I’m glad you liked it. One of my favorite shojo anime, along with Utena and Rose of Versailles.

  • Brand says:

    I put this in my own personal top 20 anime titles. It is a really great series. I started watching and ended up marathoning the whole thing. I would say this is a must see for anyone who loves Utena. The parallels Utena has to it is rather impressive in a way where many of the aspects are incredible similar but manage not to feel like a straight rip-off.

    This (also much like Utena) is one of the few series I also feel the anime is way better then the manga. The manga isn’t bad, but at 3 volumes you don’t really get the depth that the anime series has.

  • windy says:

    One of the best shows for me as well, I was completely under the spell while I’ve been watching it. I think that all those who liked “Rose of Versailles” will definitely love it as well, I was enticed by both the style and the scrypt in both of those series and have read those both manga drawn by a mangaka I deeply admire: Riyoko Ikeda.

  • Universal Bunny says:

    Thank you psgel. I’ve made an account but there is a limitation on what one can see within 6 days of sign-up. I’ll try in 6 days.

  • trunkschan90 says:

    AnimeSols is currently streaming and crowdfunding the DVD release of Oniisama e :)

    http://animesols.com/video_sets/26

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    lmao. But I 100% agree. Maybe you're lucky if you live in the US but otherwise you are often enough f*ed. Bad marketing.
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    Point I was trying to make is that, region blocking is only encouraging piracy more.
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    narf~ couldn't manage to finish that Firework movie, do I miss much? It seems like something that might have a bunch of good ideas for the later part but the first half just bored me and I couldn't get into it for some reason.
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    @Mario: Truly you have become the most super of Marios.
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    Finally pulling those reviews out. Guys, if you're expecting for Hinamatsuri and Masotan posts, the former will be done tomorrow and if I have more time I will do the second one too. Enjoy for now
    Anonymous2037529
    LWA academia is probably the only trigger project i've truly cared about. I haven't watched KlK to completion or luluco for that matter(i got to get around to that) but ive seen everything else and i just don't give a damn about any of em
    Amagi
    But to say something positive - I liked the second episode of Kamuy way better than the first one. Budget seems to be really bad but the rest makes up for it it seems.
    Amagi
    I think Luluco was the only one I enjoyed after KlK which already had a bunch of problems - but overall it was far too entertaining for me to seriously care about those.
    Amagi
    Guess the last 1/3 might be more interesting when they start with the actual world building for once, although they could probably slam the love stuff even more in our faces but who knows. Not fond of any of the latest Trigger anime to be honest.
    Amagi
    Also they're really overdoing it with all that obvious message stuff and the "love superpower" trope I always hated anyway. Still watching I mean at least it has a plot and tries.
    Amagi
    I still can't care about anyone or anything in this series I think it's really not made for me. I might have liked Goro but he's too unimportant and the sauros revelation was kind of a letdown since it's the most common twist for these kinds of things.
    AidanAK47
    Alright Franxx, you are forgiven for episode 14.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Do you ever go to those surprise horror/thriller preview screenings? Where they don't tell you what film it is until it starts?
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    *worrying about
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Its saying something, when I haven't seen eternal sunshine since it came out, but even by re-watching the trailer, the feelings, the whole film comes back. At that point I'd grown out of Jim Carey's comedy, so seeing him play against type was refreshing.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Ah, I'm more forgiving then, I'm likely to give higher points for sheer imagination that I'm not as bothered by worry about the story.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
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    SuperMario
    and I just watched A Quiet Place. A solid indie horror one. It builds on atmosphere and it does the family chemistry right
    SuperMario
    I don't like The Science of Sleep to be honest. Tons of interesting ideas and visually creativeness but the story itself is a mess
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Gondry needs to avoid making any more commercial comedies, he also needs to start working with Kaufman again, they brought out the best in each other, although on his own, he can be playful and inventive with his films, such as mood indigo and science of sleep.
    SuperMario
    But check out his other movie Eternal sunshine of Spotless Mind. It has an inventive mind control/ mind altering concept in there
    SuperMario
    Jim Carrey is kind of mind controller himself. I couldn't take my eyes off him
    SuperMario
    @anon2028818: it was indeed season 5. SORRY FOR MY IGNORANCE :)
    Vonter
    The Jim Carrey movies.
    Vonter
    Dorei-ku seems like a Kakegurui. You see one episode you've seen all. It'll be better if it was crazier like Mirai Nikki. Mind control IMO could be a very creepy setup if it's watched through the perspective of the victim rather than the perpetrator. Losing notion or reality and control. Could liar liar and Yes man be considered mind controlled stories?
    Vonter
    Ore Mahou Shoujo, baffles me, since I had to skip another long musical off key number, which makes me wonder where the budget cut starts and where the trolling begins. Also makes me sad, there aren't a lot of female to male transformations since it'll be interesting watching that perspective. Maybe a love triangle from both genders could apply since females are more accepted to be bi, in media.
    Vonter
    Megalobox could be something really special, but I hope like with Ashita no Joe, the anime isn't solely boxing. Joe, had social commentary, had a personal struggle do to the protagonist origin, attitude and view of life, since he started very immature and rebellious.
    Amagi
    Megalo Box, Tiramisu (I find this genuinely funny), S;0, GGO which is so much better than SAO, Wotaku, Hinamatsuri, Cutie Honey, LotGH, Hisone to Masotan and so on
    Amagi
    I really love this season as well.
    Lenlo
    Also personally I am enjoying this current season a alot. But I also know/like a good bit of the reboots/sequels
    Lenlo
    Oh man... 2015 winter was good. Forgot thats when those came out
    Anonymous2028818
    @SuperMario: Wasn't that Natsume season 5?, pretty sure season 4 was several years earlier.
    SuperMario
    Another strong anime season for me was 2015 Winter, where we had YuriKuma Arashi, Maria the Virgin Witch, Death Parade, Durarara whatever season, second cour of Shirobako, Parasyte and Your Lie in April
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    Even so, with this season I'm still willing to give some shows another chance, like Caligula or Cutie Honey Universe(!)
    SuperMario
    For me, the best season in recent years was Fall 2016 when we had Flip Flappers, Sound Eupho 2, Yuri on Ice, Natsume 4, Fune wo Amu, Drifters and 3-gatsu no Lion. But I know that Aidan would disagree with me on this
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    @anon2028201: it's me who said this season is a mixed bag. It's like you said, this season is too heavily on sequels/ reboots and only some new anime stand out, the rest of the pack is just meh.
    Anonymous2028201
    To me this seems like a pretty good seasons, but judging some of the impressions, it's a bit more of a mixed bag for most. Just curious, what were the best seasons for recent anime? This one seems good to me, but to early to tell right now
    Anonymous2028201
    Lovin this season so far: a lot of reboots/reimaginings and sequels, but I'm enjoying them all. MHA S3, LOGH DNT, S;G 0, Megalobox, Golden Kamuy are what I'm watching right now. I hear Full Metal Panic is good as well, but I haven't gotten around to watching the original series.
    Anonymous2028258
    so i just recently rewatched fullmetal panic fumoffu and i gotta say that this is easily one of Kyo ani's best works. It's such a surprise that this was their first anime; it's a damn good romance comedy
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Lol I love B-movie type stuff, because the rules are off.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I was the only person who watched Mazinkaiser skl and shin mazinger and skullman.
    Anonymous2026379
    @Kaiser Takeshi Koike really wanted to really sell it as a grindhouse feature and I ate that shit up; I really dug the tone he was going for.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: It was strange seeing that Goemon short, much as I enjoyed it, thats the goriest I seen lupin get.
    Anonymous2026379
    Megalo box is pure retro while lupin is a mix of old and new...and you're right; people just think they can't jump right into it. But that's why more people should be talking about it; to let the masses know that you don't need a starting point to get into the Lupin franchise
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I'm a massive fan of the devilman manga and I thought devilman crybaby was better than it.
    Anonymous2026379
    90's-esque throwback feeling shows like lupin and megalo box have been giving me
    Anonymous2026379
    Luoin part 5 is definitely mixing the best of new and old. Honestly, I've been having a blast with it as well as this generally 90
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I think the problem is, people see lupin as this long thing they can't get into, when really its so episodic/standalone mostly you can pick up and watch.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    And of course getting the best bits out of old and new.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    *visual style
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I'm a fan of this hybrid old and new style, megalobox does it too, mine fujiko aswell and casshern sins.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I was surprised by how well the Fujiko mine show came together in the end.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I'll be interested in picking up more facts about thrm.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Come think of it, Akira Kurosawa did some old western (eastern?) in Russian, that had an Ainu in it.
    Anonymous2026379
    Asirpa is sooooo adorable.....almost feels patronizing to say that about her due to how badass she is
    Anonymous2026379
    What makes Fujiko work so well as this sexy icon is that she isn't just sexy: she's smart as shit and uses that sexiness to dominate and control her opponents (similar to bayonetta) rather than be chained by the objectification of her opponents (and the viewers for that matter)
    Anonymous2026379
    I wonder what other obscure cameos we may get this season. And yea you're right about some of Lupin's potentially sexist traits being assuaged by his level of cool and the genuine respect he shows a good deal of the women he has encountered throughout the series
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Yet still a fun film at the same time.
    Anonymous2026379
    @Kaiser Yea, mamo was a pretty dark element introduced to the lupin franchise; and considering the tone of the gravestone of Jigen, it makes sense he would cameo there
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Help I want to kidnap Asirpa =<
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: I'm probably as surprised as you, at finding someone to talk to about Lupin on here.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: And through comparing/contrasting the jigen grave stone and Fujiko mine, with some of the sillier older ones, it shows the Lupin characters are flexible enough to work both in a darker AND sillier context.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    *character
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Fujiko is precisely how a fanservicey character should work and how built in/essential it is to her haracter, without becoming an irritant.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: By all means Lupin himself shouldn't be a character we like, much like Bond, but like Bond theres a coolness to the character that allows us to love him.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Another great thing about Lupin is how it uses its 60s cool to get away with what would normally probably be considered fairly sexist.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: I had a big smile on my face when Mamo made a cameo appearance at the end of one of the recent ones and thats because I remember the Lupin Mamo movie was one of those first anime that I watched about 20 years aago.
    Anonymous2026379
    not to mention that its one of the few anime this season that actually knows how to utilize dialogue to explore flesh out its characters rather than exposition or contrivance: looking at you darling in the franxx
    Anonymous2026379
    @Kaiser-Eoghan Nice fun facts; but yea Lupin III is a series that has always had an amazing sense of pacing and adventure, traits that are definitely on display this season
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Its a huge franchise too so I'm often never sure where to go next.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: You may or may not know this, but the voice actor for solid snake voiced Lupin in one of the dubs.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: I watched a few episodes of the Italy set lupin show too .
    Its a fun franchise due to its cast but its something I have to follow irregularly, lest it get repetitive.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Fun fact, guy who directed the gold of babylon film was a famous B-movie noir director in the 60s.
    Lenlo
    Dont trust anything written by the original SAO author. Everything is his fault. Kirito is not in this series.
    Lenlo
    Even the original SAO author has little to do with it, which is why its actually good
    Lenlo
    So SAO Alt is basically completely removed from the rest of SAO
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Anon: Lupin is one of those things I dip in and out of, whatever part of the franchise it is. I've seen birdcage kingdom, Mamo, cagliostro, nostradamus, Jigens grave stone, mine fujiko and the recent Goemon centred special.
    Anonymous2026379
    it's a damn shame not a lot of ppl are talkig about/watching lupin the third this season
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    But for all I know with that team behind it, its an improvement, but theres probably not much point in me watching as I dropped the first season after less than 10 episodes.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    See how he attempts to seduce me into watching something related to sword art.
    Lenlo
    Huh... I didnt know the writer for SAO Alt was written by the Kino's Journey creator and produced by the Flip Flappers people. Explains a lot
    Lenlo
    I wish I knew what you meant by shaman girls, and I cant wait
    AidanAK47
    @Lenlo, Oh I know Leskinen. May he find his Japanese Shaman girls one day. But seeing as I know the story I wanna experience it differently.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Its even set in hokkaido, Korean/Japanese director, Japanese cast, Ken Watanabe is in it: https://letterboxd.com/film/unforgiven-2013/
    Lenlo
    Also, I love the ED. Really, 2 episodes in, I love S;G all over again.
    SuperMario
    @Kaiser: really? They remade Unforgiven in Japanese?
    Lenlo
    its*
    Lenlo
    Like... is good.
    Lenlo
    But your missing out on the cult of Leskinen. The engrish is actually one of my favorite parts
    AidanAK47
    @Lenlo, Meanwhile I am happily waiting for the dub.
    Lenlo
    Dangit... I have to wait another week for Steins;Gate 0 now. I cant do this.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: The Japanese remake of unforgiven had ainu people in it.
    Anonymous2025797
    Also I wonder if budget is distributed according to the director, some animes will spend more in the first episode. Some will spend more in the last ones. It's subjective, but if it's like all business it is looking for the better result at the minimum expense. Hence why I believe Berserk was made the way it did.
    Anonymous2025797
    @Kaiser-Eoghan - Ideally a story should be as long as it needs. But reality seems that a number of episodes is decided before production. And so you either have to stretch or cut material. Kinda like that 300 page manga of Les Miserables, is simply unfeasible translating that book into that few pages.
    KTravlos
    Oberstein was a great character.
    KTravlos
    I actually feel Aidan can do a good job on it. Sometimes been too exposed to the material may lead to clouded eyes.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Though I'm surprised by how I unexpectedly laughed at wotaku, I do wonder if later on it will include any slight drama elements to sustain interest.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    OMO; OBERsteins; Gate =P
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    From watching episode 2 of golden kamuy, yeah, the source material definitely is lifting this.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I'm going to have to wait and see on steins; gate 0, it is encouraging to here this might be darker , at the same time I remember having to sit through too much goofy humour in the first one.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I was actually surprised, that, while rare, there were some moments of humour, that lightened it for me.
    AidanAK47
    Throughout the entire series I expected Oberstein to pull some inevitable double cross. And was shocked when he never did.
    Amagi
    @Kaiser: Agree with Oberstein. I think antagonists are es important as the mains in fiction and I loved this guy, he's perfect for series like these.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Galactic heroes was an example of where when watching it, when big death scenes occured, I would make noooooo and shouting noises at the screen while clenching my fist.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I love characters like Oberstein, shrewd, clever, but done right to where I can believe it, not characters like, say Lelouch .
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I'd be concerned if the new galactic heroes series skimps on the violence, that kind of thing needs to be in there, in most shows/films and shown to be explicit, consequences need to be shown.
    Amagi
    *about, not with
    Amagi
    Sadly, most original 2+ cours series I know feel dragged whereas many 1 cours originals could have needed ~3 more episodes. Talking with series that have an actual plot of course.
    Amagi
    I really like the 13 episodes thingy for originals but I wish there would be more 26 episodes series, especially for adaptions.
    Amagi
    @Kaiser: I agree. Nothing kills my interest faster than formularic episodes and repetition.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    In general I think 50 episodes would be the most I'd watch for an anime, 39 seems ideal.
    Amagi
    Or worse and the romance drama is the main plot and it's Kiznaiver all over again, while the rest is just flavor to make the romances more forced since they're the MCs are only teens and such. Dunno but I can never bring myself to care about this kind of stuff.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Though better 110 episodes of galactic heroes than a long shounen that just repeats itself.
    Amagi
    Speaking of recent episodes, I unironically thing that FranXX's world (building) is pretty interesting (although I hope those klaxxosaurusses will be more than just random cannon fodder) but I doubt the series will ever get to the main plot again the next time.
    Amagi
    Same here. It was really the only time I did this. I am usually exhausted by just thinking about marathoning long series. It's the reason why I won't get into FMP for the new series either. LotGH was an exception since I found it easily to watch for some reason.
    SuperMario
    Man, just image burning through 110 episodes of it and my spirit fades away
    Amagi
    Watched that whole series ages ago.
    Amagi
    Just watched the first three Neue These episodes and I surprinsingly liked it. Thought I would hate it due to being an OVA fan, and I still prefer the old designs by far but overall it's pretty good. I think I might even prefer this version of the first battle, but I have to rewatch the old one I guess.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Also while I can't remember which episode, Yang picks up a book with the author of the series' name on it.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Arslan feels so lightweight by contrast/comparison.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    And I think, given your knowledge KTtravlos, that a series review of the new galactic heroes season would probably benefit from you writing it.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I bring up the music in my earlier comment, because I can understand your reservations regarding the music choice in the remake.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    And certainly one of those shows, that going back to the first episode after finishing, gives a strong perspective just on how evolving the series was.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    *despite me not
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Despite not being monarchist , because the characters were human moreso than cartoon characters I couldn't hate on Reinhard.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Travlos: I suppose by the time it got to Julian's arc, I was surprised they were still bothering to fight but the fact that they were essentially the last bastion of their beliefs made it special.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Travlos: Sometimes when I just finish a show, its a case where I HAVE to jump online immediately after and excitedly ramble out an essay on it.
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