By this stage I assume you already know about the ending of OreImo. Doubtless, you have opinions. I am here to tell you that they are incorrect. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute! is a work of literary genius.
OreImo is such a deep and beautiful love story. The ‘little sister’ in OreImo is a metaphor for fate. The little sister rules over our lives, driving us towards ruin. Just like Kirino is a bitch towards Kyousuke, fate is a bitch towards us. But we can’t help but want what is bad for us, just like Kyousuke can’t help wanting to screw his little sister.
Not only that, OreImo is full of irony. In the beginning of the story, Kyousuke defended Kirino’s eroge from the normalfags who thought watching too much shitty imouto porn will make you want to do incest for reals. This was the act which brought him closer to his sister. And then after playing eroge himself he actually did want to do his sister. The normalfags turned out to be right.
But Kyousuke could not complete the dirty deed with his little sister because real life does not operate with hentai logic. Kyousuke and Kirino are star-crossed lovers. They could only play at marriage; it could never be. Kyousuke gave up all his chances to be with a score of hot (non-related!) girls just so he could publicly announce his incestuous intentions on a busy Tokyo street corner. And it all came to nothing in the end.
Where did it all go wrong? They could have said ‘no’ and stopped the farce at any point (preferably before the second season started). But on retrospect, there was no other ending it could have been. It was in the series title. It was all preordained. By the time Manami, the dutiful childhood friend, came in to stop them, it was already too late.
The story of OreImo is not an incest romantic comedy. It is a tragedy wherein all the possible happy endings are dangled in front of the audience’s eyes, only for them to be eliminated one by one because of the tragic flaws of the protagonists. As you can see, this is just like Hamlet and King Lear.
I doubt there will ever again be an anime as deep, wonderful and poignantly tragic as My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute! This anime will go down as a classic in the history of all Japanese incest cartoons.
It truly moved my heart.