The last episode is here and with the end of Kyousuke’s Life counseling from Kirino, he doesn’t expect a secret that she is hiding from him.
Ever since Kirino apologized to Kyousuke, she has been acting a bit nicer than usual, especially when she begged to him so she can have him buy the latest eroge, “I’d Never Steal Something Like Onii-chan’s Pantsu,” which comes out at midnight. The only problem is, he doing it wrong! He just goes to the show right before it releases. In many of these midnight releases, people actually camp outside the shop so they can buy the newly released item and then leave.
Unexpectedly, he finds his classmate, Akagi who just arrived to buy a yaoi eroge game for his younger sister. They are simply on the same boat, but their sisters have different interests.
As expected, Kirino forces him to play with the recently bought eroge in her room. Later, they managed to finish one arc, which foreshadows what will happen in the future. She offers to show Kyousuke her album, but changes her mind that leads him to forcefully taking her album. A plane ticket and photo falls out of the album and yes, she is going to the United States for track. Afterwards, they get into a fight, which ultimately changes her mind. She forgets about it after she takes a consideration of leaving her friends all alone and other things.
The finale was okay, but nothing too special. No wincest even though it played around throughout the whole episode. It was a bit emotional at the end. Since Kyousuke found out about Kirino departure so soon that he didn’t want her to leave. However, the reaction was the opposite since his sister started to beat the crap out of him and saying hateful things to him frustrates him.
While Kirino may be 100% tsun 99% of the time, she isn’t the worst character, as other people want her to be. Sure she is a big jerk, but I think she genuinely cares for him, but not confidant enough to do so. She will eventually get over it someday.
Lastly, even though the title implies the end of the life counseling, it isn’t over yet. Also, Kuroneko playing around in a Nekomimi meido at the credits was pretty cute.
Ore no Imouto is in any doubt better than Nogizaka Haruka since it integrated Otaku Subcluture into the daily lives of the character. While there were some rough edges like shown in Episode 8, it proven to be good, but not a masterpiece. I wished they focused a bit more on the side characters, especially Saori and Kuroneko as they are pretty interesting. Unfortunately, due to time constraints from 12 episodes, they cannot do that. As a result, we have to wait until a second season, which will most likely happen in the future because of its popularity.
Series Rating: 8.8/10, B+ ¶