Oreimo, Volume 1

Oreimo, Volume 1

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ISBN-13: 9781595829566
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Series: Oreimo Series , #1
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 592,674
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tsukasa Fushimi (born 1981) is a Japanese author of light novels. He made his debut in 2006 with the novel series Jūsanbanme no Alice. This was followed in 2008 by his well-known novel series Oreimo, which spawned a media franchise encompassing multiple manga, anime, and video game adaptations. In 2013, Fushimi began writing his novel series Ero Manga Sensei. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Sakura Ikeda is a manga writer, artist, and cover artist. Ikeda is known for her work on Oreimo and Kuroneko. 

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Oreimo, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The editorial review missed the point of the book entirely. The book has to use such an uncomfortable and taboo setting because the whole point of the book and series is understanding, standing up for what you believe in, growing up, and friendship. The editor doesn't know much about the Japanese culture and so the humor isn't there. The art caters to the people who actually play eroge and visual novels and since the story revolves around Kirino's passionate hobby of eroge, it's quite brilliant to double up on the theme. While the series markets a suggestively incestuous theme, readers will come to find it really doesn't advance into that sort of relation between the two siblings. This series is worth a read if you actually care to look beyond the ridiculous taboo theme and into the heart of the story.
Eliya_Shirwood More than 1 year ago
As mentioned previously, the editorial review utterly missed the mark. Atop said reasons, the theme also puts emphasis and brings question to moral standings of whom one should love and express feelings for. The series succeeds in creating a marvelous potential in how a protagonist reforges the relationship with a sibling, in particular one who portrays both extremities of society (popular and seclusive). The editor does heavily distort the primary focus of the manga, including the obligatory voyeur shots of the genre, due to an inferred bias. The 'disturbing implications' only rest on the surface of the games-within-the-series' goals; the series itself does not venture any further than an innocent farce between the siblings (though the last installment may prove otherwise soon enough). I honestly don't know what metric of reputation the writer holds for manga (a linear cliché mold, surely), but that expression cannot be more incorrect. Granted, as a spinoff writer of the same series, I cannot vow a neutral opinion. The manga adaptation doesn't cover as much of the content and depth as the original light novel, but the artwork does bring sufficient illustrations to relate Kyousuke's perspective on events that unfold. This drawing style suits much better to those who enjoy the bubbly highlight and cutesy representation of characters akin to shoujo. I highly recommend- if not implore- anyone who likes romance in their readings to take up this series, especially if the light novels are ever imported/localized. This kind of fiction really brings justice to eastern literature (definitely not 'thoroughly unpleasant,' which I find "hilarious").
Anonymous More than 1 year ago