Anime Spotlight - ONIAI

by Justin Sevakis,

October, 2012 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director - Keiichiro Kawaguchi
    (Mayo Chiki!)
Series Composition - Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
    (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
Character Design - Kosuke Kawamura
    (Mayo Chiki!)
Animation Production
SILVER LINK. (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts)


-A brother-loving sister's romantic comedy- You're My Brother, But That Doesn't Matter as Long as we Have Love!


This was supposed to be the quiet, idle, uneventful story of two separated siblings who finally reunite after six years to live under the same roof once again. …But when the protagonist, Akito Himenokoji finally meets his little sister, Akiko Himenokoji, she's developed an incredible brother complex, and bears romantic love for him.

To further complicate matters, they're joined at their new school, Saint Liliana Academy, by the student council president, Arashi Nikaido, the student council vice president, Anastasia Nasuhara, and Akito's friend who followed them from Kyoto, Ginbe Haruomi Sawatari, all girls with their own peculiar traits. And before he knows it, they're all living under the same roof! The peaceful life that Akito wished for was gone with the wind.


Akito Himenokoji
VA: Ryota Ohsaka
Akito is the main character of this story, and Akiko's twin brother. He's a sophomore at Saint Liliana Academy with average looks and average grades. It's been six years since he last saw his sister, and now the two of them are living together. Others say he has a sister complex, but he doesn't think so.
Akiko Himenokoji
VA: Ibuki Kido
Akiko is Akito's little twin sister. She's a sophomore at Saint Liliana Academy and Student Council Secretary. She's a splendid lady, who can behave properly in any setting, but she has also has an extreme brother complex. She loves her brother romantically, and takes pride in that fact.

Anastasia Nasuhara
VA: Minori Chihara
Anastasia is a sophomore at Saint Liliana Academy and Student Council Vice President. She's a cool beauty with blonde hair, blue eyes, and she rarely shows her emotions. For some reason she has a prickly attitude towards Akito. She doesn't get along with Akiko at all.
Ginbe Haruomi Sawatari
VA: Asami Shimoda
Haruomi was Akito's friend back when he was in Kyoto. Even though her name is masculine, she's still a girl. She transferred into Saint Liliana Academy to be with Akito. Her moods tend to swing, but she loves to play around by teasing Akito.
Arashi Nikaido
VA: Eri Kitamura
Arashi is a senior at Saint Liliana Academy and Student Council President. She wears her red hair in a ponytail and always has her eye-patch and katana with her. She surrounds herself with both male and female lovers, earning the nickname “Predator”.

Arisa Takanomiya
Arisa is the daughter of the Takanomiya family who looked after Akito while he was in Kyoto. She's 12 years old and she's been appointed as the manager of St. Liliana Academy's dorm. She's a super elementary schooler with excellent grades, great skill at housework, and the ability to read others and be considerate. However, she still acts like the kid she is when Akito's involved.

Kaoruko Jinno
Kaoruko is a talented young editor working for a publishing company. She's taking care of Akito, and believes he has great talent so she shows concern for him both in regards to her work and privately. She's a beautiful, caring older women, but her imagination also tends to run wild more than most.


Akito Himenokoji
Ryota Ohsaka
Akiko Himenokoji
Ibuki Kido
Anastasia Nasuhara
Minori Chihara
Ginbe Haruomi Sawatari
Asami Shimoda
Arashi Nikaido
Eri Kitamura
Arisa Takanomiya
Kaoruko Jinno


Original Creator
Daisuke Suzuki
(MF Bunko J)
Original Character Design
Gekka Uru
Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Series Composition
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Character Design
Kosuke Kawamura
Chief Animation Director
Kosuke Kawamura
Color Design
Toshie Suzuki
Art Director
Yutaka Mukumoto
Director of Photography
Kojiro Hayashi
Sound Director
Satoki Iida
Sound Production
DAX Production
Takahiro Ando
Music Production
Animation Production
Opening Theme “SELF PRODUCER”
OP Vocals
Minori Chihara
OP Lyrics
Saori Kodama
OP Composition & Editing
Daisuke Kikuta (Elements Garden)
Ending Theme “Life-ru is LOVE-ru!!”
ED Vocals
Liliana Sisters
ED Lyrics
Aki Hata
ED Composition & Editing
Kyo Takada

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