Oreimo continues its harem with all the girls coming to Kyousuke’s house at once – yet the episode quickly starts revolving around Ayase and her relationship with the protagonist before giving her a bad end.
The day of the move-in party has come – and of course, all of Kyousuke’s harem members are here, including his imouto. Though only so many people can fit in Kyousuke’s tacky hideout, a problem solved by Saoi as she uses her social skills to gain them permission to use the surrounding yard.
Now before anything else, it wouldn’t be Oreimo if this guy’s sister wasn’t so unbelievably whiny and annoying. Kirino is unhappy seeing her brother’s childhood friend and demands a thorough explanation. As mentioned an episode earlier, the osananajimi wants to make up with Kirino. The imouto makes an arbitrary effort to look reluctant, wasting time for the sole sake of complaining, yet she finally gives in and shuts up.
All is fine between the two of them for now – and as proof of Kirino’s will to make up, she thanks Ayase for having the two of them come when the yandere finally arrives. The yard is ready to be used – and the first person to walk on its grass is Kanako, who has brought another meal of hers for Kyousuke to try. His imouto and her non-otaku yandere comrade are not really happy with this – taking it out on Kyousuke because it’s apparently his fault that his sister’s friend brought him food to eat.
Yet Kyousuke doesn’t mind the blame, he enjoys being kicked like a dog by the yandere.
The party finally begins, which in other words means, everything that was already happening continues happening.
All is well in the world – at least until Kanako comes complaining to Kyousuke that she doesn’t like to see him enjoying food made by other women. It takes not long till everyone notices the dragging argument, which brings about a scene perfect in showing why this is such a disappointing second season. Every girl save for Kirino and Ayase joins the verbal brawl to explain why they would be the most qualified to take care of their beloved Kyousuke.
Kirino rescues the fool, or rather, stops the matter out of envy – saying that they’re all merely a bother as having such invasive females taking care of him would distract him from his studies which he’s putting so much effort into, like playing incest visual novels that she gave him. The childhood friend tries to argue she’s confident she would be no bother – yet Kirino replies it won’t be okay as she doesn’t like it, and Kirino recognizes herself as some ultimate authority.
Kirino has her idea of how things should be, and applies it regardless of anyone’s will.
This leaves Ayase to find herself going to Kyousuke’s apartment every day to take care of him – it was Kirino’s idea, but it’s also likely to be a choice Kyousuke is fond of himself as he takes an interest in yandere. And so the days go on, they’re all rather uneventful with the only exception being when one of Kuroneko’s little sisters angrily comes over as she believes Kyousuke has started living with someone other than her sister.
As seasons change, Ayase’s housewife duties have to come to an end. Despite Kyousuke’s belief that he owes Ayase a lot, she’s actually the one who’s grateful. They get rather emotional as they speak their mind – Ayase explains that she got to make up with Kirino all thanks to him when she discovered her fashionable friend was actually an otaku, even apologizing for doing so many horrible things to him such as kicking him in the face. He however feels it’s his fault as he lied to her so many times about wanting to marry her and such – which is why he apologizes.
She departs, and so their days together are over.
The day of the exam arrives, Kirino coming to check on her lover he comes out of the examination room. He’s confident to have done fine – and indeed, he seems to have gotten an “A” as he finally leaves his apartment.
But the imouto is not the only guest he’ll have today, Ayase has come to talk with him after their month of being separated – first congratulating him on his success before going yangry, declaring him a liar for making her hope for a romantic future together. After cursing him out for a while, she then tells him that she has deeply fallen in love with this sister-loving, deceitful man who rides bikes with naked young girls on them through public city streets.
It’s all too hard to watch – the yandere is one of the best girls in Oreimo, being such an attractive and entertaining female, yet she has to meet such a painful ending, an ending where she comes to love such a freak.
She’s already crying, and it doesn’t get any better when he adds he already loves someone. Ayase’s pain is an appalling sight – yet these words are indeed relieving. He clearly states he is in love with someone, making it clear as he says he has made his choice – he’s determined, even facing his friend’s pain as he says that. It implies there will be a proper romantic ending as he seems set to make such an ending happen.
And of course, as incest romance is technically impossible, it means Kirino might stop interfering with everything, letting the incest fade away and the romance between Kyousuke and Kuroneko take its due predominance and conclude the series the way it was meant to be.
Ayase is hurt, but leaves with a smile as the episode ends.
The title for next week’s episode is not too reassuring for that benefit of the doubt we provided a sentence before the last; “Little Sisters Can’t Fall In Love With Their Older Brothers”. It’s bound to be an episode with lots of incest. Taking a positive stance on this, if this episode indeed includes enough sibling affection, it may see the expected settlement between the siblings – thereafore finally allowing some real romance to take place.
But take warning, this series is Oreimo – a fact which alone makes it clear there’s nothing to be eager over.
There’s three more episodes scheduled after the semi-finale next week, not airing until August 18th – thus whatever occurs next episode, it may not even be worth the watch so long as the real final three provide a proper ending.
I Can’t Believe An Anime Series Can Be This Bad! But unfortunately, Oreimo is as this chapter was merely packed with ridiculous harem before focusing on purposeless moments between the yandere and her crush. The fact it’s deemed meaningless is because like seemingly every other event in this series, it has led to nothing. The ending was just a cloud of drama pouring atop a flooded city – an absurdly arbitrary and inane “development”, assuming it’s even deserving to be described with such a word.
Oreimo S2 has tripped and fallen in quality, and unless it has a half-favorable outcome in the end, it’s going to be run-over as well.