Shougo is the heir apparent to a large business conglomerate and only child to the president. However on the day of the funeral, a lady’s voice comes through the window telling him that she is his little sister and wishes to marry him. One year later he transfers to his new school with the understanding that he need to find a nice girl and marry her before he graduates (good thing he is a second year). And he is surrounded by a lot of lovely ladies, until a mysterious caller calls and lets him know that his little sister is at the exact same school. Now he must not only be careful on who he falls in love with, but also narrow down his search and find the sister he never knew he had. You have a slew of potential suitors/sisters from the cute girl next door, to the rich blonde, to the mysterious store owner – each one with their own unique personalities and character story that just draws you in as you watch Shougo go through to find true love, but hopefully not with the sister he also wishes to be united with. You will enjoy this series if you enjoy a good story with a mystery and the chance for happiness for all involved.
The problem is, Shougo is rumored to have a secret half-sister who is also reportedly attending the same school. He doesn’t know what she looks like so he has to be very careful in his romances with any girl attending the school. After finishing it though, I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. What kept me coming back was the mystery. After every episode I was always looking forward to finding out who the sister really was. The characters for me was also one of the strongest points of the show. If you can get past some of the typical harem qualities the characters have and the run of the mill protagonist, the motives, back story, personalities, interactions and relationships each of the girls have are actually pretty fun, interesting and enjoyable at least for me. So if you’re a fan of romance and harems you will definitely enjoy this, but if not I think the mystery and characters will be enough to get you to finish it.
The anime was a fairly accurate adaptation until a certain point, where they decided to change the identity of the titular sister, although the change was ultimately inconsequential. This show has the basic characteristic of most harem anime: a gaggle of girls swarming around a male lead. Said lead usually falls anywhere within the intellectual spectrum between “complete idiot” and “hapless sane man”. Interestingly, this particular one seems a bit more competent than your average harem protagonist, demonstrating an ability to think through problems and solve them logically with only minimal assistance from others. The series does a good job at keeping you guessing, throwing red herrings, half-truths, misunderstandings and other tricks to make it so you have a good idea of who the sister is, but just can’t put your finger on it.
Going into much more detail would ruin the series for anyone who intends to watch. Those of you looking for a heart-pounding, edge of your seat, story should look somewhere else. Those of you looking to bask in yet another love locked harem tale, indulge, and add this one to your queue. The animation was good and the music is what you would expect from anime like this, all in all, a very good and complete anime worthy of a second or even third viewing. It’s hilarious, well put-together and the story has me more interested than most other harems I have seen to this day.