SP 1-2: Sister Princess, oh the time has come

Sister Princess episodes 1-2 review

Sister Princess

Sister Princess is an anime based off a dating sim. That’s probably all you need to know to have your siscon radar going off. A boy named Wataru fails his high school entrance exam by misaligning his answers on the test, so he gets sent to an island with a ton of cute girls. The catch? All of the girls are actually his little sisters, and all of them fawn over him.

The king of siscon is Oreimo. Oreimo doesn’t get enough credit for being a good anime; all anyone remembers is the final episode. This is totally different. We don’t have the siscon yet; we just have Wataru meeting all his sisters, who are all different in personalities and looks. Also, this series is rated PG-13. My guess is that we never even go the siscon route; we just toy with it and subvert it, very much the same way Oreimo did until it crossed the line.

Overall, I found these first two episodes to be humorous and super-super-cute, and while it’s not on the level of the last “Princess” anime I watched (that would be Princess Nine), it is at least entertaining and a good addition to my anime watching block.

Episode 1 rating (out of four stars): ***

Episode 2 rating: ***

HxH 68: The Waiting

Hunter x Hunter episode 68 review

HxH 68

This episode was pretty pointless. We saw Killua and pals throw matches just in order to “gather information.” Pray tell how you gather information by letting a soccer ball bounce off your foot? Then Jell-O Girl and her pals decide to quit, because they’ve got better things to do than beating the game.

Then they meet up with Hisoka. Hisoka obviously is super sneaky, but it’s not quite obvious what he’s being sneaky about. In fact, it’ll take another 75 episodes or so for us to find out if he’s really even a bad guy. Right now, he’s just a guy who likes to screw with other people’s minds.

The climax of this arc is about to occur, now that Hisoka’s on board. It’s going to be a super-complicated showdown which resembles a sports anime. Can you guess what sport they’ll be playing? Find out soon, on an episode that can’t be any duller than this one.

Character of the episode: Hisoka

Episode rating (out of four stars): **