Quite possibly the most misunderstood and I suppose controversial anime series when it comes to its genre which is truly the comedy genre and in some other deviations slice of life romance with some minor sprinkles of fanservice and the supernatural. The reason Recently, My Sister is Unusual gets such a bad reputation is probably because there are occurrences within Recently, My Sister is Unusual that reach very mature angles when it comes to how it approaches use of fanservice for certain characters. The fact that it does has garnered the wrath of some anime fans. Even if the some of the attention gained by Recently, My Sister is Unusual is somewhat negative. It doesn’t stop this from being a series that deserves attention and deserves to be given its respected credit. Anime should be appreciated from whatever walks it comes from and when an anime series or anime film manages to entertain sometimes that is all that you can really ask of the medium. Yes! Sometimes you get genius works of masterpiece that are brilliant like Psycho-Pass, Attack on Titan, Code Geass, and Gatchaman Crowds and while those works as well while now appreciated as at least changing the landscape of the medium that is anime for so many fans let’s also remember that many at some point also received put-downs and also blatant disregard toward how truly powerful they were. During Summer 2013, the Youtube Anime Community has just began their screening of Attack on Titan’s PV trailer and there were many anime fans who were calling out their negativity when it came to Attack on Titan. When I first saw the trailer could tell the way scenes moved and with the display of 3-D Maneuver Gear on the trailer it might turn out to be somewhat of a sensation. After the first episode hit there were still some skeptics, of course, and even some minor negativity over the naked depictions of the Titans. Now one year has passed and those skeptics and their comments can be put to rest because Attack on Titan is an anime phenomenon. There will always be haters but there will still be an anime community that knows what is good and should not be afraid to say they like what they like.
Recently, My Sister is Unusual is such a title concerning Mitsuki a very quiet girl who has had her share of a hard family past. Mitsuki’s mom finally finds a new husband. But her new husband also has a son and because of this now Mitsuki has a new stepbrother. Her mom and new stepfather though leave for let’s say parts unknown leaving Yuya and Mitsuki to take care after the house while they are away. The problem is that there is an amnesiac ghost girl with white angel wings after Mitsuki and she wants something from Mitsuki and Yuya. While that is very hard on Mitsuki things only become more problematic as she realizes she may just be in love with her own step-brother.
Recently, My Sister is Unusual what will grip you the most will certainly will be the story because it involves the most intriguing concepts in story-telling period: forbidden love. The characterization for the characters is also an excellent character study and some of the best moments are Mitsuki’s sheer distrust of most people which can honestly probably be connected to her family problems. Even so the series is one that really has moments where is just as unflinchingly embarrassing its main female character, Mitsuki, which in most instances can be quite hilarious. While some anime fans may ,in fact, say this series is truly perverted in how it portrays Mitsuki in these embarrassing moments this is not the point of the series and if anything it is a means to get across its comedic nature which should be noted. After all ,Qwaser of Stigmata, should not be considered perverted since it uses a similar nature to get across the comedic nature it has. Although it is fanservice-sy and the way it is attacked certainly leaves a deep impact on a viewer. Obvious fanservice being there cannot be denied. But then again Bakemonogatori and even Date A Live as well as The Devil is a Part-Timer! have those fanservice elements that are on the same level as this. Chiho’s boobs are just so humongous in some scenes. Blatantly impossible!
While the animation is honestly average it does have certain episodes where the animation stood out but the story and strong character development are central with Recently, My Sister is Unusual. It is certainly an anime series worth your time if your interested in something different from the norm. Something unique.
Recommendation Level: Phenomenal anime series. Very Highly Recommended.
For those considering to watch Recently, My Sister is Unusual. This is an anime series for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Crunchyroll only allows viewers 18 years of age to watch this content. Have this in mind.
So-So. Probably should be passed up.
Good anime series. Well recommended.
Phenomenal anime series. Very Highly Recommended.
Recently, My Sister is Unusual
Director: Hiroyuki Hata
Animation Studio: Project No. 9
Available to Stream Now: Crunchyroll
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural, Fanservice
Yuya and Mitsuki have recently become brother and sister because of their parents remarrying. Mitsuki is having a hard time opening up to her new family, but their parents leave for a foreign country right after getting married before that can get any better. As Mitsuki is troubled by her new life living alone with Yuya, a amnesiac ghost girl, Hiyori, appears before her, and she is forced to help her pass on to the next world…