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WHO IS IMOUTO episode 7 – Oh god I can’t take this crap anymore

My notepad was open. Mindmaps from previous investigations were splayed across various sheets strewn across the room, sometimes disappearing off the page and onto my bedroom wall. Instead of posters I had scrawls that looked like they came from a weeaboo homophobic cell phone enthusiast. It was time for my latest descent into the world of…of…of…

Oh god oh god oh god I can’t do this. This show is fucking terrible. It’s embarrassingly bad. I feel ashamed to have watched it and to have watched it this far, and I’m only just past the halfway mark, and that’s not included the spin off OVAs and DVD/BD special episodes where you can be treated to underage ass and all the uncensored shots of underwear you could ever ask for with the possible exception of sneaking into your mother’s room and emptying her underwear drawer over your head. I feel embarrassed for the people who had to work on this anime, feeling their creative potential whither away as they inform the newest aspiring voice actress that she needs to take another deep breath of helium to differentiate her voice from the previous helium inhaling voice actress who trudged woefully through these recording doors, her life force visible to the naked eye as it wafted off her body. Everything about this anime is terrible. Forget even the premise and writing and more fundamental aspects, even the animation is woeful. For a show whose appeal lies firmly with how cute the girls are supposed to be, you’d think they’d put more effort into keeping their cutesy looks intact. They don’t even have the excuse that their free-flowing animation requires some simplification of character designs, because these girls move about as frequently on screen as a man at the opera who is in a coma. But returning for a second the idea that these girls are supposed to be desirable, because I’m increasingly struggling to wrap my head around why anyone would want to spend time with cream puffs. Even assuming your ears have become accustomed to the high pitched squeal that is their voices, although in that situation I’m pretty sure I’d leave every conversation with my ears ringing like I’d just been to a Bruce Springsteen concert where the microphone was broken so all we got was a high pitched feedback wail for the entire event, the girls are completely braindead. The guy is braindead too mind you, having absolutely no discernible personality, yet somehow all the girls in the show want absolutely nothing else other than to grab onto his arms and call him Big Brother as though they had all just read 1984 but got the completely wrong end of the stick, so maybe being braindead is an attractive trait in this alien world. The girls though, do they not have any purpose in life nor thought in their head that does not involve the male lead? Even the whole Lyrical Sister’s maid cafe appears by this episode to have been run entirely to get the attention of the male lead. The swimming girl’s main thought about the swim meet is that the male lead will be watching her. I thought the appeal of watching these crappy ecchi harems over actual porn was because the appeal of watching a girl you know get her tits out was more appealing than watching any old girl get their tits out, but that theory of mine has to be set aside when their personalities boil down entirely to “I want to get married to him”. Yes, it’s that they want to get married to him. Not have some kind of crazy one night stand or form a stable long lasting equal relationship based upon mutual respect, but to be at his every beck and call. I know this is fantasy fulfillment, but do people seriously aspire to this sort of backward concept of the woman’s role in life? Is a woman who is confident so fucking frightening that you idolise personality-less doormats who are actually your sister. Yes we’re back to the whole sister thing, and even that has stopped making a lick of sense. Why does the phone have anything to do with them being his sister anymore? Am I missing something here? They’ve called him up, claiming to be his sister, but there is absolutely nothing to suggest that his sister had the tone of a voice synthesiser when she talked to him at his father’s funeral through a window. One girl decided to call him up and pretend to be his sister, so the other decides to use the exact same formula even though it has absolutely no connection to his actual sister, and the main lead believes that because? I guess we can throw him onto the big pile of absoltuely fucking idiotic characters in this show, which I guess is a personality trait at the very least. Except everyone is stupid, so as they say, in the world of the conservative and braindead, the one who inherited all the money is king. And remind me why someone being his sister is relevant anyway? So he doesn’t accidentally bone his sister? A Russian Roulette with his cock? Why does it matter, they won’t allow themselves to have sex with him until marriage anyway.

But seriously, who is imouto?


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  1. Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    This was the most roundabout and “creative” way of saying that the show is utterly bad, although you kinda lost that track of that halfway. Man, ANN would be proud of you.

    • Scamp
      Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

      I applied to write for ANN once. They didn’t hire me because I hadn’t thrown enough newborn babies off cliffs

      • Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

        You don’t understand. ANN has standards! They are the most trusted news website when it comes to Chinese cartoons, after all.

      • overlyanimated
        Posted September 2, 2012 at 4:07 am | Permalink

        ANN has standards? When did this happen?

  2. Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I watched a ton of worse crap than this show in order to make myself more stupid so I can enjoy it. Imouto will not get away from me!

    • Scamp
      Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      This is the second worst ecchi harem show I’ve watched, and I’m pretty sure Love Love!? was trying to be bad

      • Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

        Ugh, Love Love!? That opening theme alone hurts me.

      • Chocolate Toothpaste
        Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

        I remember suffering through Green Green when I was fifteen but it’s been so long since I saw it that I can’t tell whether or not IMOUTO is going to take my ‘worst ecchi harem watched’ title away from it. I have half a mind to go back and check but I dread the prospect of how it will feel six years on when it was so bad at the time.

      • Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

        I recently saw Green Green and I can guarantee you that it’s not as bad as this. Those three perverted guys make the girls in this show look like a docile puppy.

      • Scamp
        Posted September 2, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink

        Green Green was gross, but at least that’s something noteworthy. I’d say it’s marginally better than WHO IS IMOUTO

  3. Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    The thing on the neck of Emperor Wakamoto in your avatar looks like a tongue. I thought you should know.

    Anyway, I’d like to be the doormat for my boyfriend because it’s easier since it doesn’t require any thinking, unfortunately he’s not braindead and forces me to think, make decisions and learn things. Real life is tough.

  4. Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    “You’re only a rebel from the waist downwards.” – Winston Smith, 1984

    In the world of anime, Shougo can rebel solely with his dick. The world has been constructed for the specific purpose of getting him laid, and for the secondary purpose of obtaining a kitchen slave/Easy Bake Baby Oven. The only agency he possesses concerns his man spear. But the hullabaloo regarding Shougo’s sister is a smokescreen: as has been demonstrated frequently, he shies away from carnal relations, even when he has reasonable proof that he wouldn’t gattai with his sister to form the beast with two backs. You may say that this makes him no different than your ordinary harem protagonist; however, while they reject all-day boning sessions on the pretense of decorum and purity, Shougo’s behavior betrays an abject fear of doing the nasty.

    In a world where everything exists to sexually assault the senses, Shougo can fight back only by withdrawing his cock like a turtle’s head into its shell.

    • Scamp
      Posted September 2, 2012 at 1:45 am | Permalink

      I guess we know the content of your next IMOUTO post

      • Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:32 am | Permalink

        Or DO you?!?!?!

        (Really, it all depends on what ep8 throws at me.)

  5. Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I… I actually geniunly enjoy this show.

    • Golos
      Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

      Tell us your secret.
      How can a decent person enjoy this kind of anime?

      • Posted September 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

        Don’t take it too seriously, I guess? I’m not really sure. But the moment an episode starts, I get a silly smile which stays for the whole episode, with occasional laughs (“piss it out!”).

        I have bad taste?

      • Scamp
        Posted September 2, 2012 at 1:46 am | Permalink

        Legit, I thought the piss scene was pretty funny too

  6. eternia
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    “Oh god oh god oh god I can’t do this. This show is fucking terrible. It’s embarrassingly bad. I feel ashamed to have watched it and to have watched it this far,…”

    My thought exactly. I don’t even list it on my anime list. It will be a disgrace. This anime is a dirt, crap, trash among trash. Not only the plot is written by a brain-dead dumb ass, for a show who’s using ecchi and moe as it’s selling point, the art is super ugly, so that I would rather watch animated stickmen. UTW staffs were definitely trolling when they called it hot & sexy.

  7. Andmeuths
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    The only reason why the girls are after the MC is because of his money and power. That’s the only way to enjoy this show – treat every girl as conniving gold diggers.

    • Daniel
      Posted September 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      I’m inclined to suggest that this is the point scamp is missing. The MC is a billionare, this might as well be a disney movie. If anything this is the most realistic harem anime for a few years. The girls’ reasons are dump, only because they are lieing!

      To put it another way, what would it take for MC to not be ‘popular’? If he was ugly, rude, and half as rich there would still be a harem.

      Admit it scamp, this show is brilliant.

      • Andmeuths
        Posted September 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

        He’s rich, polite, bland, unoffensive, chilvaric, etc ,etc. I’d actually argue that he threads on Gary Stu territory.

        So no, the girls have a very good reason for going after him. His money.

      • Scamp
        Posted September 2, 2012 at 1:47 am | Permalink

        I have seen the light. IMOUTO for anime of the year

  8. Golos
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Don’t give up, Scamp.
    You’re stronger than IMOUTO and your imouto.
    Show us who is the true Big Brother and march on till the end.

  9. Posted September 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m not even watching this, but… I’d like to watch a terribad video review of this.

    • Scamp
      Posted September 2, 2012 at 1:47 am | Permalink

      Might do that if I find the time

  10. Inushinde
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Episode 7 had the only legitimately funny moment that I’ve seen since the show’s beginning, and that hardly makes up for it being just terrible. Oh well, not like I expected any better, so at least I’m not disappointed.

  11. Posted September 2, 2012 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    I have this listed as a 3 on my MAL account and it’s still going and I’m still watching this (haven’t watched the latest ep tho’), I must be a bad person

  12. Adrian
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Well, it was about time for some rage, wasn’t it?
    I guess good old Scamp is back.

  13. 3242
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    ..I only follow this show in order to fully get the awesome posts every week :(

  14. Posted September 2, 2012 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    This is absolutely the best thing I’ve ever read on Who Is Imouto. Please, I beg you, no matter how much it hurts, keep watching and blogging reviews of this show. This is total gold, man!

    • Scamp
      Posted September 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

      Man, people really do like these rage posts, don’t they?

    • coldacid
      Posted September 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

      Well, it doesn’t hurt that Who Is Imouto is such a terrible show. That just makes the rage all the more sweet.

  15. DarkEnergy
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    >big pile of absoltuely fucking idiotic

    Come now, how can you have a typo like this blemishing this masterpiece of Classic Literature? I like RAGE Scamp, hehe.

    It looks like a showdown. Who will win? Scamp or IMOUTO?

  16. Kirin
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I like posts like these. It’s like watching you guys shoot yourselves in the foot willingly.

    As for me, I’m enjoying this show for the exact same reasons that you’re hating it for (the reasons pertaining to the writing at least). But in my defense, I don’t think this was meant to be taken seriously in the first place.

  17. deadman80
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    At least for once, there is a potentially believable reason for the braindead MC to have forgotten about childhood friends, his early life in general, and have no doubts about a self-declared love-child little sister… He suffered brain damage and has the conveniently placed scar to prove it. And chicks dig scars, man.

    The only thing that I consistently rage about this show is why it took so long for a DNA test for the girls to come up.. If the only thing holding you back is a fear of banging your sister accidentally, and all the candidates already know about your knowledge of the situation, why not just say to them “If you ever want to get into my pants, then take a DNA test for me.”?

    Oh, and why the hell is no one at his father’s company fighting to keep it out of the hands of a brain damaged child like Shougo?

  18. Erif
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Ugh, what is anime coming to nowadays? All I can do now is throw my hands up despair and try to remember a time when anime was good. You know what, I think it’s time to relive the glory days of anime.

    Gonna watch Girl’s Bravo.

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