Sunday, August 18, 2013

Last Three Episodes of Oreimo Review


The last three episodes of Oreimo finally came out. Every Oreimo fan wanted to see the final true ending of Kyousuke’s fate. Luckily, everyone (except Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and other countries that I don’t even remember who are qualified to see it) can view the final episodes on Crunchyroll.com. As far as I am aware of, the rest of the world will be able to see the last three episodes, once the Blu-ray is out.

I did see all the last three episodes on Crunchyroll.com (Premium Member) and man, was I shocked to see this…

Before I discuss with that topic, it comes to my knowledge that Kyousuke will never fall in love with Kuroneko. He already rejected Ayase in Season 2, Ep 12, but on the side of Kuroneko, Kyousuke confessed that he truly loves his sister more deeply than her. Kyousuke wanted to tell his confession of all this time to her, during episode 8-9, but was interrupted by Kuroneko’s laughter as she fell onto the floor with a slight exhaustion, believing their dating scheme was all a joke. On the present time where Kyousuke ran all the way up to the hill to see Kuroneko, he yelled at her with all his hearts’ content with a passion, which made Kuroneko broke into tears. It made her show the notebook that she and Kyousuke cherished in their dating moments. She tears it apart, forcefully into pieces. Most of the notes on Kuroneko’s notebook show the first steps of her dating plans. Kuroneko learned about handling rejection and accepted Kyousuke’s decision.  This ends the Kyousuke and Kuroneko romantic shipping.

On episode 15, Kyousuke decides he wanted to go on a date with his sister on a Christmas shopping trip in Akihibara. During their Christmas shopping, Kirino feels upset where she explained to her brother that she will leave Japan. Kyousuke interrupted by announcing he is love with another girl. Kirino, horrendously, runs away from him. Kyousuke attempts to catch her, but couldn’t keep up with her fast running speed. He attempted in continuing chasing after Kirino, until Saori and her big sister, Kaori,  stopped by in a flash with their white car. Kyousuke headed inside the white car, greeted by Saori, Kaori, and especially his ex-girlfriend, Kuroneko. All of them agreed in chasing Kirino. Kyosuke was surprised to see Kuroneko and asked why she came. Kuroneko replied to him saying that she wanted to see his last moments with his little sister. Kyosuke appreciated her understandings. Kaori finally found Kirino stopping on the next corner of the street, but was halted by a traffic jam. Kyousuke ran out of the car and chased Kirino. He finally grabbed his sister’s hands and announced his confessions to Kirino. When Kirino was about to argue against her brother’s creepy confession, it was interrupted by large loudspeakers, coming from Kaori’s car on the back of the trunk, played by Kuroneko. It contained all of Kyosuke’s confessions to his ex-girlfriend, recorded  secretly, during their conversation. Played throughout the public Kirino was shocked, at the same, appalled to her brother’s true confessions. In the end, Kyousuke broke the ice by asking Kirino to marry him. Kirino gladly accepted his proposal.

At the night during Christmas Eve, Kyousuke and Kirino stayed in a hotel room, where they agreed with the confession that took place in public. As Kyousuke was about to explain Kirino with the next step, Kirino jumped right in to her laptop and asked Kyousuke in joining her playing the latest Christmas eroge. Right when they were playing, Kirino shut down her laptop, feeling guilty that something was missing in herself. Kyosuke gave a present to Kirino which was an engagement ring. Kirino was surprised that her brother really cares for her after buying the expensive engagement ring. Then, Kirino came up to Kyousuke and whispered to him on his brother’s ear about their secret promise. The end of the episode shows them playing the last level of the Christmas eroge, where the main heroine is making out with her Oni-chan.

The last episode was a big surprised. Kyousuke finally graduated high school. He rose his right-hand up high with his diploma on hand, feeling victorious of all his endeavors. At the exit gate, he sees his sister standing next in front of the gray brick wall. Both of them walked together home, until Manami shows up, sitting on a bench. Kyousuke feels this is the last battle between his long-time friend and his sister going against each other.

At the next scene, Kyousuke is sitting between next to Manami and Kirino. Kirino faces away from Minami. Minami,  then, explains the reality of Kirino’s relationship with her brother. Minami subjectively explained to Kirino that their relationship will never be accepted in society. Society will scorn both of them, if Kirino continues to act like that with her brother to the public. Whether she will continue to have this dilemma as she grows older, it would become taboo and face dire consequences. Kirino refuses to believe Minami’s statement, but was suddenly punched on the gut from Minami. Kirino, then, fought back against Minami by punching her in the face, breaking her eye-glasses. Every Oreimo fan knows Minami was the quiet-shy girl in the whole series, but turns out she’s one hell of a vicious fighter. Kyousuke broke up the fight, as he was punched in the face by both girls. Kyousuke in turn, explained to Minami that he will accept his fate by loving his sister more than anyone else. He will not care whether society rejects him for accepting this taboo. Feeling disgusted, Minami finally slapped Kyousuke in the face for making that dreadful decision with his sister. At the same, Minami made a confession to Kyousuke that she, too, is also in love with him. Kyousuke rejected her confession. She walked away and said farewell to the both of them. Kyousuke smiled until punched by Kirino for making her feel even more embarrassed. He calmed his sister down by patting her on the forehead, just like on EP 13, where Kyousuke always pat his sister’s forehead to calm her down when they were young. Kyousuke announced his final plan to Kirino, “let’s get married.”

The last scene was the biggest moment every Oreimo fan is waiting for. Kyousuke and Kirino are in a big, white Church with their wedding dresses on. Both of them smiled for remembering all the moments they had cherished, whether good or bad times, as they proposed to each other in the empty, quiet atmosphere. Kyousuke and Kirino kissed on the altar, as the sun glared from the stained glass window over them. It was over. With their consensual agreement, Kirino and Kyousuke agreed with their promise by going back in being normal siblings. Kirino hands over the engagement ring to Kyousuke as a souvenir and walks out of the altar, telling Kyousuke to hurry-up in exiting the Church. Kyousuke accepted Kirino’s order, while smiling jovially of how remarkably cute his sister is with her anger tantrums. The very last scene shows the both of them in Akihabara, shopping together for the latest brother-sister eroge. Kyousuke explained in the end that he will love his sister more, no matter what society thinks of him, and kisses his sister on the left-cheek. Kirino, as usual, becomes even more embarrassed. Kirino walks out from him, but Kyousuke continues to smile for his sister.

The next blog I will explain about my opinion of the kissing scene between Kirino and Kyousuke.

This is my review of the last three episodes of Oreimo.
Any comments, suggestions, or anything you have to blarg out, go ahead and state your comments below.

Until next time…

-Carl G. (Galatra)

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