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Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Gets Anime (Updated)

posted on 2010-04-30 13:26 EDT
Tsukasa Fushimi's light novels about high school boy, secret otaku sister

An anime adaptation of Tsukasa Fushimi's Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai comedy light novel series has been green-lit. The story follows the daily life of an ordinary high school boy named Kyōsuke Kōsaka. Kyōsuke's younger sister Kirino is a pretty fashion model — but also a secret otaku of adult games. Kyōsuke is the only person to whom Kirino reveals her hidden obsession and other issues.

Fushimi has been writing the light novel volumes since 2008, and Hiro Kanzaki illustrates them. The first five volumes have sold 920,000 copies, and the sixth volume is shipping on May 10. Sakura Ikeda has been drawing a manga adaptation in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine since 2009, and the first manga volume shipped last October.

Atsuhiro Iwakami (Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners, Kannagi, Cencoroll) is producing the anime at Aniplex with publicity producer Yūma Takahashi. The back of the wraparound jacket band on the sixth light novel volume will announce the director, scriptwriter, and animation production studio of the anime.

Sources: Mainchi Shimbun, Akiba Blog

Update: More background and story information added.

Update 2: The official website has launched. Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Zettai Karen Children, Nyan Koi!) is directing off scripts written by Hideyuki Kurata (Kamichu!, Sasameki Koto, Read or Die). Hiroyuki Oda, an illustrator on the original work, is handling the anime character designs, and AIC is producing the animation. The anime will retain the cast from the drama CD released in March. Source: Anime Newtype Channel


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