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NEWS: Himōto! Umaru-chan Sibling Comedy Manga Gets Anime




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Stark700



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:30 am Reply with quote
I hope this won't be a short series. The manga is quite amusing at times although each chapter is no more than 10 pages.
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Student no.0



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:32 am Reply with quote
Really hope this doesn't have incestuous undertones like almost every other sibling anime I can think of, particularly when they're of the opposite sex.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:23 am Reply with quote
Student no.0 wrote:
Really hope this doesn't have incestuous undertones like almost every other sibling anime I can think of, particularly when they're of the opposite sex.


It doesn't. It's a cute, fun serious and unlike Kirino, Umaru is quite likable.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:50 am Reply with quote
Vaisaga, that's a relief for me to hear because I otherwise might not bother checking this series out.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:54 am Reply with quote
The pilot of the manga was great because it was all about Umaru's outrageously childish personality, but the ongoing series resorts to sentimentality too often. It's like over-seasoned food.

Vaisaga wrote:
Student no.0 wrote:
Really hope this doesn't have incestuous undertones like almost every other sibling anime I can think of, particularly when they're of the opposite sex.


It doesn't. It's a cute, fun serious and unlike Kirino, Umaru is quite likable.

She spends most of her time drawn in SD style, looking like a cartoon toddler, so she's impossible to sexualize.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:45 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
Vaisaga, that's a relief for me to hear because I otherwise might not bother checking this series out.


There's some yuri undertones and one of the sister's friends has an obvious crush on the older brother (he's in his 20s) but other than that there's not much in terms of romantic tension.

The siblings do love each other, but in a normal sibling way.
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Student no.0



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:38 pm Reply with quote
[quote="Vaisaga"]
Kadmos1 wrote:


The siblings do love each other, but in a normal sibling way.

Welp, now I know what's going to my 'Want to watch' list. Thanks!
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:38 pm Reply with quote
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However, "Himōto" (beautiful little sister) has a certain secret.

According to a scanlator who did the pilot manga, this rather is a pun on "dried fish" (himono) and "little sister" (imouto). The explanation of the reference wasn't great, but it involves the way Umaru's personality is so different at home than outside.
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kevkn



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:37 pm Reply with quote
Might try this one Very Happy
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drifty1



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:48 am Reply with quote
I just hope the anime is as cute and amusing as the manga...I get at least one good belly laugh with each chapter.
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_Cyphon_



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:05 pm Reply with quote
The chibi's are so cute in this. Looks funny as well. Will give this a try.
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