What’s your pathetic excuse for not watching this anime? Some feeble fobbing off, declaring it to be crappy incest trash wish fulfilment? That the main character is a complete potato-kun of no personality and the girls are just a parade of moeblobs? That you are sick of trashy light novel adaptations with ridiculously long titles with ‘imouto’ in them? These may all be true, but in reality you’re just scared. You are scared of discovering the truth. The greatest mystery of our time. The kindred conundrum of our era. The relation riddle. The sibling stumper.
Before we ask the burning question the world needs answers to, we must first examine the origin case. Namely our lead male character potato-kun, a man so lacking in any sort of drive or emotion or personality that it physically hurts him to think. So we are looking for a female character with just as little personality and independence as he does.
This is where the intrigue thickens, as essentially every single female character introduced in the first episode fulfills this requirement. Which one of them is it? Is it the black-haired girl who calls her breasts cream puffs and wants to bone the main character? Is it the angry little girl with pokey twintails who wants to bone the main character. Is it the girl who actually calls herself his imouto but is possibly lying and is dressed up as a witch or possibly Nagato from Haruhi Suzumiya and wants to bone the main character? At first glance the puzzle appears to have very few pieces. The longer I analyse it though, the more difficult it becomes. It’s simplicity is exactly the thing that makes it so complex.
SERN CERN have finally discovered the Higgs Boson, the second-last great mystery eluding science for the past few decades. Perhaps they can now attempt a real challenge. They have the advantage of the Large Hadron Collider. If we take these dense particles (and let’s face it, these girls are pretty darn dense) and collide them together at high speeds, the resulting debris may include a brand new IM0 uT0 particle that we’ve been desperately searching for.
Someone must continue this quest. The rest of the earth’s population may give up. They may all accept that this will forever be the unanswerable question. But not me. I shall remain steadfast in my research. The answer will show itself. Einstein once said that insanity is to keep watching the same incest show and expecting different results. If that is the case, then call me insane, for I must know! I must discover once and for all