Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki ja Nai n da kara ne (Ochinko for short, thanks to 2channel!) is an anime series with a title longer than its premise. Its premise is basically “an ecchi incest story!”, and it doesn’t make any apologies for it! Originally a manga series, Ochinko tells the story of a high school guy and his younger sister who both lust after each other, but neither of whom have been able to reveal their feelings. The sting is taken out of the incest equation by the usual reveal that they’re not blood-relating siblings, but then it’s compensated for by the the unusual twist of both of them being incredibly perverted. This series would definitely be comfortable wedged into a Kiss X Sis DVD collection, but it does have its own spin on things.
For a start, it’s less erotic than Kiss X Sis. The fanservice is there, but it’s fairly restrained and stops far short of Kiss X Sis’s more ‘intimate’ moments. There’s an abundance of panty-shots, approximately half of which are conveniently blocked by a disconcertingly realistic drawing of a bird, and all of which seem to be of striped panties to appease the shimapan fans. There’s also a degree of sexual tension and a few slips of nudity here and there. But on the whole, it would be a mistake to look at Ochinko as just an ero anime, because its biggest selling point is the fun it draws from having two utter perverts with a thing for each other. The sister, Nao, pleases herself by arousing her brother, and is fascinated by his perverted side. She makes Yamada from B Gata H Kei look like a nun-in-training. Meanwhile, the brother is a high-grade teenage pervert, with a veritable porn museum hidden strategically around his room and a penchant for playing eroge. He would like to be intimate with his sister but can’t seem to work up the courage. Their interactions lead to plenty of awkward moments.
The show is done with a good sense of humour, and it’s surprisingly watchable. The production qualities are average, but they get the job done without looking too cheap or ugly. The character designs looks strange, but when you’re watching the anime you somehow don’t seem to notice their CLAMP-esque anatomy. The episode was colourful and generally easy on the eye. The director is Keitaro Motonaga, whose work I either dislike or haven’t seen, and there isn’t much to talk about for the rest of the staff. On the whole this is a fun but mediocre anime that appears to be cashing in on the incest buzz. But anything that pisses off ANN staff sits well with me!