Monday, October 31, 2016

Yosuga no Sora: Full Series Review (Spoilers)

Yosuga no Sora the story of siblings Haruka and Sora Kasugano who are forced to move back to their Grandparents medical clinic in the Japanese countryside after the death of their parents in an accident. Quickly introduces a cast of old friends and new acquaintances to the siblings while Haruka and Sora try to function given their new relationship dynamic and Sora's often jealous and possessive outbursts aginst anyone she perceives as "stealing" her older brother from her. There is no nice way to talk about this series Yosuga no sora is one the worst Anime I have ever seen it is emotionally manipulative, dull, artless, and profoundly unpleasant in the whole. The series it'self is set up as an Omnibus series much like Amagami SS wich had a few episodes dedicated to a given heroine than reset the continuity of the series. Yosuga no Sora instead uses the first episode to introduce all the girl's routes than parcels them up between episodes making it a confusing snarl of plot points that undercut other parts and plot continuity. While Haruka as a protagonist is nothing a blank slate and cipher that exists as nothing more than the heroine of the given route emote against while this series is not coy about its origin as an 18+ Visual Novel with each route haveing at least one sex scene with the given heroine including at least one badly explained rape scene that gets's hand waved with the tired explanation of the victim actually wanting it. None of these animated well with basic anatomy being beyond the animator's ability then there is of course probably the one thing most people who haven't even seen this series know about it. it is about a brother and sister who end up haveing sex with each other. Now incest as a topic in Anime can be explored intelligently the 2004 Anime, Koi Kaze being a prime example but even something as pandering as Kiss x Sis works better than Yosuga no Sora because it at least knows that it's a dumb fanservice show. Yosuga no Sora tries to invest some sort of tragic romantic element into Sora and Haruka's relationship that given the omnibus nature of the series feels broken along with certain scenes feeling lifted from better series. In short, this is a series that has frankly become mimetically bad a series one can use to troll people with when asked for Anime suggestions along with the likes of Boku No Pico and Bible Black. All of the females leads are one-dimensional archetypes and I really wish I could say something profound about the series but that giving something of this dubious quality more regard than it deserves and really if anything this deserves to be forgotten.

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