ほおずきさん家のアネキ 鬼灯さん家のアネキ 鬼灯家的大姐姐 Hōzuki-san Chi no Aneki Hoozuki-san Chi no Aneki: Nano Branch Houzuki-san Chi no Aneki Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki The Brother and Sister of the Houzuki Family The Houzuki Siblings
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I guess you could say that this series has gone through a few transitions, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. At first it was really raunchy, and then transitioned to a more slice-of-life romance? comedy. And as of now (c21-25), you see the beginnings of a semi-serious plot development. I'm definitely looking forward to what is to come. I agree with auriga that this is a really good 4-Koma. It's helluva hilarious and a good read. You won't get bored.
This is a very funny manga, with very good art. The characters are great, I just love the sister. It's really different from what we usually get. And this manage to do almost everything great. There is just enough sister/brother love to get interesting, and they cross the line just enough to make things exciting but not as much as it gets kind of creepy like other sibling love mangas (not talking about hentais here). My only complain, is the ending which is kind of disapointing, it might have been a huge character dvpt flag in pretty much any way the author went... but this one. Still there is a spin off, and maybe this continues where the main manga left off. Anyways, I really recomend. This is funny, cute, and a great read. And the sister is probably my favorite character of all time . If I was fair, I'd give this manga a 8.5 or a 9/10 even with that ending. However, because this is my favorite 4koma manga, the sister is my favorite female character of all time, and the manga is just a huge "coup de coeur" for me I'll be biased and give it 10, since I'm not a professional reviewer .
... Last updated on September 14th, 2011, 12:30pm
Pretty Good Comedy
So far from what's scanlated it's pretty funny, and some of the stuff I would say is very normal comedy you see in everyday life, though for the most part the sister is one twisted individual in a funny 4-koma kind of way
This manga was quite the ride. It started out pretty funny and wild, then it toned down a bit and evolved into something bigger, developed the characters a bit and ended on a good note. It goes from ecchi to slice of life, to romance, to good things. It's amazing how it evolved. While the ending wasn't exactly what i was expecting it still was pretty good and it complemented the overall tone of the story. I recommend it if you're looking for a funny gag manga.
fun for a while
at half mark it loses it steam on the comedy part. however it become abit more substantial and their relationship in a firmer footing. there's still a lot of unresolved issues and i think this can go a bit longer but even as it is now is fine. i am fine with the ending, not a concrete resolution, but one can imagine one own's perfect ending
The Premise is Good
but sadly, the story doesn't measure up to what it could've been. A lot of the comedy is cute, but none of the jokes are over-the-top hilarious, making the prime directive of the story pretty much useless. I guess I'd recommend if you wanted some lighthearted love/comedy, but if you're really looking for something captivating, look elsewhere.
Teasing and pranks
I wouldn't call most of the pranks cruel, eating hot pepper and dressing up stupid are the most frequent. well maybe the time he gets lead on a bit by the cousin of his step-sister. The guy liking his step-sister works to make sure he doesn't get angry at her.
It's ends with things a bit up in the air but it's amusing throughout. There's only one moment that gets a bit dramatic and it's not bad. I think they could have done slightly easier job of say the girl explaining herself and the guy of thinking about things more and explaining himself but things escalated pretty fast(and being hit does send the mind reeling). The fight between them is a bit rough so it might not come off as funny to some. It didn't affect my opinion of the work overall though, and it ties up one loose end just fine. Though they had already done it and it got resolved pretty fast before, there was no callback to it. It might explain why she got angrier this time, along with the classmates teasing but as I mentioned, no one acted like it had happened before.
The humour has great timing and the strip has great expressions and reaction shots, really funny faces, and those two things really make this manga. An easy recommend if the synopsis sounds interesting, and I'll say it's worth reading for the humour anyway. But the resolution is left upto the reader to interpret(It's very easy on the people that think they/'ll like each other).
... Last updated on December 31st, 2012, 11:39pm
It's shaping up to be the best of both worlds
On one side it's dastardly hilarious, comparable to Imouto wa Shishunki with a sadistic but caring older sister replacing the hopelessly perverted younger sister. And based on the latest chapter (25 as of this posting) it seems we're also getting some plot care of Gorou and Mizuno's relationship.
So yeah, as a 4koma comedy this is top-notch. But the promising development of already lovable characters really takes the cake.
Inconsistent but OK
It starts off as an awesomely funny manga, but for for some reason several parts of this manga are just plain severely depressing. Almost expected a very bad ending, but it ended *neutral*; I guess. Good premise, could have been better.
... Last updated on January 26th, 2012, 4:06pm
Don't like ending :/
I don't like ending still overall i give 7/8 cuz i wanted incest not normal sister brother love still not bad read if u like when main protagonist is owned by his sister ... overall nice but last 2 chaps are not needed :]