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WHO IS IMOUTO episode 5 – Family Values

WHO IS IMOUTO may indeed by an absolute joy of a schoolyard complex mystery cartoon, full of depth and complexity and tits, but what I really enjoy about the show is how well it reflects the cultural values I hold dearly.

Cultural Value 1: Strong belief in purity before marriage.

Our main character, like any growing young man with urges that are totally natural but should be prayed out of you every Sunday, fantasises about being together with these ladies. However, WHO IS IMOUTO values the sanctity of marriage above all else. He doesn’t try to make a move on any of the ladies to devalue them in the eyes of the Lord, nor do his delusions suggest he wishes to. Instead, the End Game is to get married. It’s then, and only then, do they get into bed and get down to making 16 babies to carry on the strong family tradition.

Cultural Value 2: Women who understand their role in raising a family

I could not imagine a cast of girls with a greater education and upbringing than the ones on display in WHO IS IMOUTO. Each of their goals in life is to be the perfect wife. The girl with the spirally pigtails may indeed take part in swimming, but this is clearly to perfect her body for childbearing, rather than going to compete in that multicultural scumhouse the Olympics. The girls in the café are learning how to cook for their husbands. They may treat their customers as brothers, but this is their method of bringing up the importance of family and their ability to provide for it. There’s even a girl whose desire to help childbearing is so great she is already trying to read up about it and practice. Such devotion to strong family values brings a tear to my eye.

Cultural Value 3: Anti-faggot

I was worried in an earlier episode when it appeared that WHO IS IMOUTO would fall foul of the faggot loving world we live in today when another male character tried to make a move on the main character. I was stroking my shotgun in a totally non-Freudian way in preparation for such a horrible deed. Imagine my relief though when it turned out they were a girl all along. The other characters in the show were equally worried, but took a more pro-active approach and have started to cure him. That totally works by the way. I went on one of those gay curing camps once, where we undertook activities like mutual masturbation sessions and The Curing Dungeon where the Gay was beaten out of us by a man in a black mask and speedos. I can assure you that I most definitely do not have the Gay anymore.

Cultural Value 4: Strong Family Values

Most importantly of all are WHO IS IMOUTO’s strong family values. The whole incest angle is just a metaphor for the importance of maintaining our cultural values in today’s society. IMOUTO is the importance of keeping our values within the family, much in the same way the main character has to keep his father’s business, and with it maintaining the family traditions that have been passed down through our forefathers. We must cast aside our sexual deviances and embrace IMOUTO. We must cast aside our sins and come together under IMOUTO.







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  1. Posted August 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Why Miyabi?!

  2. Posted August 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    What did I just read?

    • Scamp
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted August 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Praise be to IMOUTO!

    • Scamp
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

      I now have the image of the gospel choir singing the OP

  4. Posted August 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Scamp, I think you have shown me the way. I have seen the light, and have been purified. I am a new man. I have read your words and the teachings of IMOUTO and garnered a new outlook on life.

    Thank you kind sir

  5. Madu_Scientisto
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    WHO IS IMOUTO is truly the saviour of modern anime and youth alike!

    Also, Mr. X is the IMOUTO. Mark my words.

  6. fathomlessblue
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    You know what, as much as I hate being rude to people, this needs to be said; Fuck you man!

    For all your snorting derision, sarcasm & mockery I bet you’ve never had to experience the cold, lonely existence of a world with IMOUTO, or at least a sister in some form. If IMOUTO is god (which I truly believe), then there is no salvation for people like me, no redemption, no inner peace. Like Cain, we are forced to wander the earth for an eternity watching all our accomplishments turn to ashes.

    Don’t believe me? Think I’m being overly dramatic? Ok, then let’s bring this back to anime. Take the biggest name in the industry, Hayao Miyazaki. Born the second of four sons, no IMOUTO! – TRUE! Notorious grouch who always seems to have a chip on his shoulder – TRUE! Makes movies about idealistic young girls for people without IMOUTO’s – TRUE! His 1983 storybook poem “IMOUTO he” (For my Sister) was both a cry for help & a scream of rage against the cruelty of a universe that made him incomplete – TRUE! Will never be satisfied, even until his final moments – TRUE!

    Maybe WHO IS IMOUTO is completely false & pandering, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. For us the lie is more comforting than the truth; you just wouldn’t understand!

    So go on Scamp, sit up there in your tower & snort derisively at us. You’ll no doubt easily sleep this evening completely oblivious to our pain, as we walk these empty halls, red-eyed and awake. I hope just once or twice you count yourself lucky for that…. bastard!

  7. Posted August 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I wish I could tell you that Andy Shougo fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that – but prison a highschool girl cafe is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile – prison highschool girl cafe life consists of routine, and then more routine.

    The Sisters kept at him – sometimes he was able to fight ’em off, sometimes not. And that’s how it went for Andy Shougo – that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.

  8. Posted August 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    WHO IS IMOUTO is a post-modern family anime, there you have it. I’m glad Cart Driver #1 seems to understand this.

    Also, do I have to pay entrance fees for joining your religion?

  9. Posted August 21, 2012 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Imouto = God = Scamp


    Imouto = Scamp

    • Posted August 21, 2012 at 7:34 am | Permalink

      Is this why Scamp makes me feel funny inside?

      • Posted August 21, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

        I have troubles grasping the meaning of this statement.
        Please elaborate.

      • Posted August 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

        He gives me the tingles like God and little sisters.

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