27 CommentsWHO IS IMOUTO? / By Scamp /

WHO IS IMOUTO episode 3 – We Are Imouto

Emerging from my pile of papers, like the chief editor of the Daily Days in Baccano, I analysed this latest piece of evidence. I needed to find the answer. This question that burned inside me harder than Shougo’s penis after eating a baked soft-shelled turtle loaded with garlic, eel and scorpion double virility seasoning, and some Hard as a Boss concentrated fur seal extract drink. The question of




Shougo may seem like a brainless idiot generic male lead with no personality, but at least he knows that the potential IMOUTOS are a cunning bunch. They disguise their pursuit of him under the guise of homophobia. The twintailed potential IMOUTO makes things doubly confusing by completely altering her personality from previous encounters, switching from an easily perturbed tsundere to an instantaneous stripping queen, leading us to the logical conclusion that there must be two of her. That’s yet another potential IMOUTO to add to the list. Or does she have a split personality? One of them could be IMOUTO while the other is not. She is at the same time both IMOUTO and not IMOUTO. Schroedinger’s IMOUTO if you will.

Not that our sparkling protagonist is a genius detective. An obvious way to discern which one of them was IMOUTO would be to analyse the candidates to see which of them share similar physical traits. For example, which of them share his unusual disability of having no nipples? He’s had ample opportunity to inspect at least 3 of the candidates already for these features. Although maybe this isn’t his fault, what with camera angles and conveniently placed limbs preventing the surveillance. We shall have to wait until the BD release to gather this vital piece of evidence. That crafty IMOUTO, doing everything in her power to torment us.

So perhaps we shouldn’t be too hard on our hero. He’s hard enough after what he’s been forced to ingest. There are many aspects to this in enquiry that are out of his control. He at least has the intelligence to learn from his mistake in trying to directly ask IMOUTO. That only ended in disaster. When he tried to interrogate one of the nominees directly, he used the roundabout question of whether they wanted to marry him. I find it hard to believe this puzzle will be solved quite so easily, but it’s a good start. Besides, we all know what would have happened if he had taken the most direct approach and summoned everyone into the one room and asked them all













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  1. Posted July 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Will Scamp ever discover the legendary Imouto particle? Am I the only one who considers it as weird when the main character thinks his bloody teacher could be his younger sister? And why do these girls change their behavior so quickly? The mystery is impressively strong with this one, that’s for sure.

    But rest assure, detective Zaku is here to reveal the truth! First of all, it has come to my attention that blond girl is unlikely to be IMOUTO. IMOUTO is obsessed with her love interest, she would never ever dare suggest that Shougo should just go out with DereTsundere or Cream Puffs. Or is this just a clever disguise? Whichever it may be, I refuse to get tricked by IMOUTO.

    On an unrelated sidenote, Mizutani Ikusu is the best character of the show. She’s not annoying, she’s not obsessive, she’s gullible though not stupid, she has got the l-o-o-k-s and she knows how to make some decent homo jokes. She’s the perfect Imouto.

    “I find it hard to believe this puzzle will be solved quite so easily”
    PUZZLE METAPHORS! You better watch Phi Brain now if you don’t want to be labeled as a hypocrite!

    • Desi
      Posted July 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

      What we need is a real-life Kaito to solve the age old puzzle!

    • Scamp
      Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      I was going to troll respond with who the best character really is, but honestly they’re all terrible. Maybe the crab shampoo bottle?

    • Posted July 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Oh yeah, that’d be a lot of fun.

      I also bet Scamp’s a Giver in Solver’s disguise. He keeps asking questions about his new favorite cartoon but has no real intentions of answering them. You can’t fool me, Scamp!

      Therefore: WHO IS IMOUTO is a sage puzzle. But what’s on the line?

  2. Posted July 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    The plot thickens like Shougo’s penis after eating a baked soft-shelled turtle loaded with garlic, eel and scorpion double virility seasoning, and some Hard as a Boss concentrated fur seal extract drink …

    The homophobia stuff came so out of nowhere lol. It’s so dumb and goofy that I can’t take it seriously, because it’s just a horrible excuse for the two IMOUTO candidates to make with the sexxxay, but yeah. What a ridiculous show.

    • Posted July 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      The homophobia stuff is a personal attack against me, is what it is. This anime just keeps on finding new ways to insult me and laugh in my face whilst doing it. I really wish I could just shoot all the IMOUTO candidates and call it a day. :)

      • Scamp
        Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

        I said this on twitter already, but the perceived homophobia comes more out of ignorance than any actual hatred. Still an issue, but a smaller one. They’re not homophobic, they’re just idiots

  3. Kamui
    Posted July 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Detective Potato-kun!
    But your IMOUTO is in another anime.

    • Chipp
      Posted July 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      Um, I thing that it will be better for him to know that there’s no IMOUTO in his anime ^^;

  4. Ryuuji-kun
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    Lol, the last picture reminded me of 300, this is IMOUTO!!!

    • Scamp
      Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      …please tell me you know which anime that comes from

      • Ryuuji-kun
        Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

        Yes, lol, it would be sad if I didn’t, I’ve been an anime weebo since 02 after all :P

    • Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Or at least what the last picture montage was a reference to.

  5. Inushinde
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    This was the most legitimately creepy Imouto episode yet. If this is a psychological thriller disguised as a crappy harem, it’s sure succeeding in the worst possible way.

  6. PWGCage
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Sherlock Holmes wishes a mystery as deep and intricate as this came his way

  7. Noname
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    Why are you watching this show in the first place?

    • Posted July 22, 2012 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      We can’t resist a good mystery, which is why we are watching this and not Hyouka.

      • Nebulous
        Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

        OOOH burn.

        Honestly why is Hyouka so effing boring?

      • Posted July 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

        Ouch. I love Hyouka. :(

    • Scamp
      Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

      Because I get to use the phrase “Schroedinger’s IMOUTO”

  8. gw_kimmy
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    needs a spartacus tag

  9. Posted July 22, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Scamp needs to give me credit for this travesty of a joke. :’D

    • Scamp
      Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

      Actually I saw more than one person make the joke even before you did :P

  10. Posted July 22, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Didn’t see that Code Geass pic coming — I almost forgot that


    So silly of me.

  11. Posted July 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Just letting you know, I fell off my chair in laughter at the Who is Imouto, I am Imouto pics at the end. I’m in pain. I’m going to sue you for…for something! Watch yourself Scamp!

  12. Light190
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    IMOUTO, just what i needed to brighten up audio class

  13. Posted July 25, 2012 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    Totally worth it for “Schroedinger’s IMOUTO”. Thank you for reviewing NakaImo.

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