[AOW] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai (2/10-16/2013)

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I can't really say I love this anime, but I don't particularly think I can recommend it to people who aren't lurkers on 4chan or who have been anime fans for a really long time. This anime is like a combination of Bakemonogatari and CHAOS;Head- the first is an anime that is pretty much all 4chan jokes and the second is a anime only few could really like (I am one of them, but I also really liked STEINS;Gate)... so Sasami-san@Ganbaranai really limits it's audience. I particularly can like this anime because I myself can relate to the whole "being an otaku" thing but the main character is more of a NEET and that is where I tune out. There are several anime out there like this already... so I am waiting for this one to be unique outside of the context it is a SHAFT anime so the animation will be pretty, and what I like to call "full of space".

Type: Novel Adaptation
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
# of Episodes: 12
The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who've become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who's attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it's more than just a word. Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend. Not to mention, her "Brother Surveillance Tool" which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again. What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother's interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of "interest" in Kamiomi. And then things start to get really weird... Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Is life via the web warping Sasami's brain, or is it the universe that's going crazy?

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