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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    I can recall enjoying a certain Jason Todd centered story called Batman:death in the family.
    K-Off
    Well, even when Damian does completely cross the line and become a villain, he's not even that interesting, i.e Injustice. Yup, Jason Todd already covered everything, but better.
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    @K-Off, I like the contrast that Batman refuses to cross the line and kill but Damian has crossed that line. As well as his potentail to become a villain. Tim and Dick didn't really have that though Jason sort of did. Damian's arc is more about teaching him the morality of a hero.
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    K-Off
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    AidanAK47
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    @K-Off, I like the concept of Damian as a character. But it's executed so badly.
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    Teen titans needs one more season to wrap up all the loose ends. Such as what happens to Slade, and Blackfires revenge. The creators clearly wanted to explore those plot lines but got cut short.
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    Teen Titans hasn't aged very well, but one thing I still do like about it is how contained and local the setting and cast were for the first half of that show. When godly superpowers are involved, that appeals to me. Much of the same reason why I like Logan and Raimi's Spiderman so much.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Very rarely watched teen titans when I was younger, I was vaguely interested in slade, stopped watching around when Terra appeared. I actively avoided comics where Damien appeared, never liked that Talia x Batman pairing much, I can only imagine how much worse it is to listen to Damien than read him.
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    @Aidan, I like some aspects of those movies, but I'm not a big fan of the new continuity and art style in general...and yeah it doesn't help that Damian is irredeemably unlikable.
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    @K-Off, There is also the DC animated Teen Titans movies like Teen Titans vs Justice Leage and Teen titans the Judus contract. Though it's not the same as the the TV series and Damian is such a dick.
    K-Off
    @Anon I don't think Teen Titans needs another season. The last season wasn't that good, but the movie ended the series on a high note and Young Justice pretty much rebooted everything, at least in terms of replacing people's want for a more mature DC cartoon about the Titans.
    K-Off
    Yeah it's become more of a hassel (for myself and my friends) to set aside time to go to a theater.
    SuperMario
    I guess in the end it all comes down to how easily it reaches the viewers. Give us a hard time and we don't give a damn to check the new movie/show out
    SuperMario
    ... otherwise have to wait for a year, even more before it reaches Australia. But many companies will raise in the wake of Netflix and that will be where problems arise
    SuperMario
    This trend isn't happening within the anime industry, but it's happening in the movie world as well. In the past 2 years, Netflix starts to exclusively distribute many films, meaning that they won't have theatrical release, but straight to Video on Demand which caused quite a stir in the industry. Personally, I actually don't have much problem with it as now I will get a chance to see a film that
    SuperMario
    Dive!! , a series that will air next season on noitaminA slot will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Not that I'm eagerly looking forward to Dive, but that news again makes me frustrated. No one will watch it and then all the hypes it might have will die down eventually.
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    Considering I didn't even expect a season 5 it's more than I could've evr wanted. Now if only if only Teen Titans could get the same chance.
    Lenlo
    Oh yeah, it turned out well. Didnt mean to say it didnt.
    AidanAK47
    @Lenlo, Considering that the ratio of great to alright episodes is 8 to 2 I say that it turned out pretty well.
    Lenlo
    I have to say, the Samurai Jack season started stronger than it ended imo
    AidanAK47
    So this is how Samurai Jack ends. 16 years in the making. Honestly considering how much needed to get wrapped up I knew the ending would be a bit flawed. Really think Gen should have givin it one more episode to flesh out the ending and then it wouldn't feel so rushed. Overall despite it's flaws, it's a decent ending. Not prefect by any means but it will do the job.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
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    KTravlos
    worst recap ever for me? Gangsta. That was a stupid recap episode. Really like a Public Announcement. Useless, stupid, and ruining atmosphere. Utter stupidity. There I got it our of me :p
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Masky: Unfortunately too far behind in the sequel manga to catch up, I did take a look at THAT in the latest chapter though.
    Masky
    Huh, for some reason thought Tokyo Ghoul was under shonen when its seinen. Welp now that makes more sense, I was thinking story about cannibalism would be kinda absurd for shonen.
    Spike
    They serve no purpose except to fill airtime when production gets fucked up. They have 2 bad choices - run a recap or run an unfinished episode. Recap is generally the less dogshit choice. I've seen a few anime that ran the episodes with unfinished animations and still frames.... the backlash was about 100x what a recap is.
    SuperMario
    I'm about to say that to you as well Kaiser, maybe watch the recap and then continue on. The only thing I kind of take from the recap episode is the editting: how they chop off the fat of 6 episodes to still give you important developments. But as a way to catch up/ to reintroduce the series, it's freaking useless
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    I don't think anyone should start from the recap episode. Unless there was a long hiatus, a recap in between episodes is unnecessary for new viewers and old
    Lenlo
    I mean, aside from whatever happens with Mugaro.
    Lenlo
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    Seems I was right, Azazel didnt predict that Nina might not be so easily riled up as she once was. To bad so sad Azazel, she has someone she loves now.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    How useful are these recap episodes anyway/actually? Hypothetically lets say I was feeling lazy and decided to watch tsuki ga kirei starting from the recap episode.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
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    Lenlo
    So long as there are consequences for how hes acting, then I am ok with it. I just dont want him to turn into some MC hero when hes acting like this.
    AidanAK47
    And in Re:Creators Sota is still being a goddamn pussy. Now that the exposition has gone down I am really starting to hate this kid.
    SuperMario
    It's the presentation that they differ. Ghost Hound focuses more on the atmosphere, so those details I mentioned before work for their benefits; whereas Sagrada Reset focus on plots (and confusing themes) so those stick out like sore thumb.
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    4 episodes into Ghost Hound so far. This show also reminds me a bit of Sagrada Reset this season- the way they both emotional distant, complex plots; keep viewers away at arm's length, and feature characters that have robotic facial expressions. Yet I enjoyed Ghost Hound so far and couldn't engage in Sagrada Reset at all.
    SuperMario
    @Spike: I was like... "tsuki ga kirei has a recap episode, so let's move on to Kado"... another recap. Tsuki ga kirei I'm not too worry as it confirmed that it'll have 12 episodes, but I'm not confident on Kado
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    @lenlo: in a sense you have to suffer it all alone. No worries thou as I intend to binge watch it when this season's over
    Spike
    Kado team crumbled under the pressure. Recap this week.
    Lenlo
    @SuperMario, im happy I dont have to compete with anyone to cover Berserk :P Got it all to myself to whine about, though its been ever so slowly improving.
    Anonymous1100725
    Ranka is ranka in any verse.
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    Bahmut no spoilers. Ranka Lee. She just doesn't get it so everyone dies. As she stands around wondering.
    SuperMario
    In fact, Okja will play in the Sydney film festival next month, but seeing that it will stream in Netflix at the end of June I think it's best to wait until then
    SuperMario
    @Kaiser: great, I'm super hyped to watch Okja. Always enjoy Boon's movies. The critic's reviews from Cannes on Okja should come up soon I believe.
    SuperMario
    @Kaiser: I watched Lain many times over as well but I'm sure that I didn't pick up everything. That show required multiple-viewing anyways.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Good news, netflix will stream Okja at the end of this June.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: Its not often that I rewatch things, but years ago I've seen Lain at least three times, its also one of those few anime series where I felt to look up deeper analysis into it. It had a tremendous atmosphere and was ahead of its time.
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    @Kaiser: watching Ghost Hound made me want to revisit Serial Experiment Lain and give my episodic thoughts on that. Not gonna happen soon as I have my hand full right now but I swear I'll get to that one day.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Mario: I actually am planning to rewatch ghost hound soon, so I'll give you my new thoughts on it then.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
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    KTravlos
    Kakegurui is on my list. I thought it would be crap (terrible setting etc), but the manga won me over. Princess Principal will be given a chance, so will Shoukouko no Altair.and perhaps Reflection. We shall see. Also Twilight Axis Gundam, as I love the manga team.
    AidanAK47
    @Anon, Recap episodes exist because of production troubles. Sometimes shit happens when you make an anime.
    You are being a bit overally argressive but I do agree with the statement that Ntr is pathetic power fantasy. It really is.
    Anonymous1099236
    Ntr is a pathetic power fantasy for pathetic people
    Anonymous1099236
    Why the hell do recap episodes exist. Do they think we're that autistic
    SuperMario
    I honestly don't even what NTR is so I had to look it up. Interesting
    SuperMario
    Just a quick remaider that Tsuki ga Kirei has a recap episode this week. And yep, after watching this week's Sakura Quest I think I'm gonna stick with it
    SuperMario
    Flipping through the list, I'm also pretty know what I'm interested in, most of them are original anime, which is a plus
    SuperMario
    @Aidan: I'm still amazed that us never have to fight over covering shows, except for that one time with Flip Flappers. Always thought that crappy tastes are the same
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    *Those two comments were refering to NTR trap
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I would really genuinely like to see some of these smut manga actually functionally use fanservice and romantic sex scenes rather than just cheap titilattion
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    @Aidan: Poorly done ragey drama with bad comedy bits , I've reached a point with it where I no longer want my time wasted by it.
    AidanAK47
    @Mario, I admit to having passing interest in Princess Principal but not enough to fight you over it.
    And Tsurezure Children is actually really really good. Really fluffy love stories with great comedy.
    SuperMario
    haha, even me who love slice-of-life won't fall for Tsurezure Children
    SuperMario
    @Aidan: Princess Principal
    SuperMario
    @Kaiser: The character designs on Centaur kind of weirds me out though
    AidanAK47
    @Kaiser, Ugh...that one. Imagine a discount scums wish and you get the general idea.
    AidanAK47
    Mate if you are talking about Fate then let me say there is no way in hell I am not covering that.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    NTR as the title of an anime? How shameless.
    AidanAK47
    @Mario,....Tsurezure Children?
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I was surprised by centaur no nanami's manga. Actually cares about its setting and genuinely charming characters.
    SuperMario
    @Aidan: and this time there is 1 show we might both want to cover ^^
    AidanAK47
    I will have to start writing up that preview for this. I think it's pretty obvious what I am looking forward the most to watching.
    AidanAK47
    Links generally work with text if you place them at the end of it. Like so:
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    Kaiser-Eoghan
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    I....I"] might at least try the Vatican kiseki one and centaur no nanami...
    AidanAK47
    @Anon, Don't believe Clickbait. This is all based on a quote from the author thanking the animation studio and hoping for an opportunity to work with them in the future. What this confirms is that there is no plans for a season 3...yet. Could very well happen in the future. What this confirms is that it ain't happening any time soon.
    Puran
    Natsume is killing it this season.
    Anonymous1094513
    RIP Konosuba. Season 3 confirmed to not happen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PvOmsKjcJU.
    Lenlo
    Im not sure what they are even saying.
    Anonymous1092432
    lmao Anon 250 got rekt
    AidanAK47
    Normally I would delete openly offensive posts but seeing as these don't make enough sense to be offensive I will give them a free pass.
    AidanAK47
    No idea who this Adnan guy is but if he watches gay porn then so what?
    Anonymous1092250
    adnan watches gay porn
    Anonymous1092250
    people who watch one piece are just watching gay porn
    Anonymous1092250
    one piece of shit
    SuperMario
    Hey, do you guys know about wanna cry ransomware? how's the heck that I just aware of its existence today? Scary@@
    Lenlo
    Haha will do, but im not gonna compete outside a local, maybe regional level, not anymore. I mostly want to get back into my old shape after 2 years of letting it lapse.
    SuperMario
    Oh, congrats. Used to play sport in competitive level myself (tennis), but now I feel like an old big fat geezer now haha. Keep me updated on your Fencing as it might motivate me to join sooner ^^
    Lenlo
    Dont even have to work out to do Fencing, you can just go for fun once a week. Im just trying to get back into competitive shape now that I have my degree
    SuperMario
    I'm not really big on workin out though; my housemate just keeps asking to join gyming but I always back out, haha. Although I'm okay with running and I'm doing yoga like 4 times a week
    Lenlo
    Cool. And definitely, give Fencing a try, find your local gym.
    SuperMario
    When you feel sore it just means it's working, so all good haha. I'm still pretty much interested in try Fencing one day btw. About Uchouten, it's about a bunch of tanuki in human shape wander around and having fun (I'm not serious btw). I think the forst episode of the first season can tell you exactly the tone of the show, so you can watch that episode to see if it's your thing
    Lenlo
    I both love and hate the post-workout aches. Its what I get for trying to get back into Fencing shape.

    Whats Uchouten about?
    SuperMario
    My love is blind, Kaiser. When I love a show I tend to go overboard with it ^^
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    I’d forgotten how fun these characters are, although some of the novelty, charm, humour has worn off, it is still there and I’m beginning to re-remember while watching.
    I do hope though that they’ll do more with Kaisei and Bonten however.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Annnnd thank you Mario again for your reviews tempting me to watch a show.
    I was hesitant sitting down to watch season 2 of Uchouten Kazoku because it had been so long since I saw the original.
    I caught up, Nidaime and Tenyama got my attention most, standout scenes were the shogi match and the second half of episode inside the painting, the bits between Yaichiro and that girl.
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    Honestly I could never do the sleeping on the back thing, thats largely because I heard that it increases the risk of sleep paralysis/apnea.
    SuperMario
    WHY PROTECTING THEM THEN?
    SuperMario
    You know that human is the only mammal/race that sleep on their back?
    KTravlos
    hahaha
    Lenlo
    Is his wall being built with Mexicans? Are they inside the wall, AoT style?
    Kaiser-Eoghan
    MAKE TITAN GREAT AGAIN =<
    Yes that is true aim of Donald Trump's wall, he's actually in the know, trying to keep out Titans.
    AidanAK47
    WE SHALL KILL ALL OF THE ANONS.
    ....Wheres my 3D gear?
    KTravlos
    they all are anonymous and thus enemies of the human race :p
    AidanAK47
    @KTravlos, Just to clarify but the guy who wrote " idk wtf " and the guy writing the paragraphs are clearly two different people.
    KTravlos
    I also dislike anonimity on the net. If you are not in danger of being killed or purged because of your name, you should offer it. It is the right thing to do.
    KTravlos
    done by a lesser director. Simply put and to end it on my part: Exaggeration is the core of art. You can exaggerate the mundane , but exaggeration it still is.
    KTravlos
    They focus on it and make it the centerpiece. All motion picture does this, and anime does this very well in my humble opinion. There are things that are "easier" to do in live action. But make no mistake, it all comes down to the director and his team. Despite the fact that Monster is very grounded , some of its most evocative scenes would not work if done live action. Or would had not worked if
    KTravlos
    Look I was sharp because I do not like the whole idk etf culture thing. Should tell you my age.

    What I meant with my words can be made more accessible with this analogy. Do you find yourself moved by paintings? Photos? None of this give the immediacy of the whole picture a moving image gives. And yet we are moved by them. This is because they take a element of reality and exaggerate it....
    Anonymous1091057
    Anyways, I should stop lol. I just ranted like less than 24 hours ago. Gotta go to uni soon anyways
    Anonymous1091057
    Whoops, I meant to say, ... or even stuff like Baccano could work in western live action.
    Anonymous1091057
    Also, I feel like shows that have some western context already infused in them, like most sports shows (i.e. Kuroko no Basket for example), or even stuff like Baccano, but once again it'd be hard to pull of the craziness and coolness of the shows, because a lot of it comes from the shows animation and style.
    Anonymous1091057
    But also, those shows might just be too weird for western live action.
    Anonymous1091057
    I don't see shows like One Piece or JJBA for example working in western live action well, at least for a long time till the CGI becomes much, much better so to not to completely destroy our suspension of disbelief.
    Anonymous1091057
    Those sort of works have a cross-potential for working both in anime and western live action. Then I feel slowly you can start littering in some of the more sci-fi esque ones like Steins;gate, or supernatural horror ones like Death Note.
    Anonymous1091057
    That's why I feel like the best hope for adapting anime into live action movies and TV shows (TV probably would be better for adapting anime tho), is to start with the more grounded, like Monster or even something like LoGH which has a sci-fi element but still maintains a sort of realism.
    Anonymous1091057
    There are good western movies and TV shows that are strange, but not bizarre; weird, but not the same kind of say JJBA.
    Anonymous1091057
    I feel like this difference between the 2 mediums makes it hard to adapt anime into live action, particularly western movies. Most anime are closer to the extreme of creative and zany than the extreme of grounded which movies are better at pulling off.
    Anonymous1091057
    Or another example is Steins;gate. No other medium could have a plot about bananas, time machines, cell phones, world war 3, and make it work pretty well everything said and done.
    Anonymous1091057
    Or how in the world could JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ever work out, with its complete craziness, except in anime. I know they're making a movie from the first arc of DiU, but they inevitably have to strip away some of the weirdness that makes the series great.
    Anonymous1091057
    But then on the other hand, I'm not the biggest fan of modern western superhero shows, particularly because I feel like it's better suited to anime. I'll take One Piece, FMA, or Hunter x Hunter (just to name a few) over 90% of superhero movies today.
    Anonymous1091057
    *movies aren't a great example of this as a whole, there's a scene from the last Hobbit movie which kinda shows how live action captures the tiny tics and "boringness" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIaJb6RY0TQ
    Anonymous1091057
    Or like, just the way a character breathes; while the movies aren
    Anonymous1091057
    I feel live action is better able to capture the minute, "boring", or slow parts of life. For example you don't see too many slow shots in the animated medium (maybe movies being an exception), but they're common in live action (not as much in modern movies, but still).
    Anonymous1091057
    I agree its a matter of personal preference, and I didn't mean to imply that I thought anime was inferior to TV or vice-versa, but just that they offer different types of experiences. I feel anime excels at the imaginative, crazy, and bizarre, while live action succeeds at the grounded, mundane, and "boringness" of living.
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