No sooner has Nanako Misonoo started attending Seiran, the most prestigious girls’ school in Japan, when she is unexpectedly chosen to join its most exclusive club, the Sorority. Believing that she was given preferential treatment by the Sorority’s leader, the beautiful and intimidating Miya-sama, Nanako’s jealous classmates begin to bully her. Slowly, life at Seiran begins to unravel and Nanako wonders why the Sorority chose her over more eligible candidates. Not only that, what could lie behind Miya-sama’s mysterious smile? With only the letters to her ‘dear brother’ to help her make sense of it all, Nanako must try to find answers to these and many more questions.
As a child, I used to dream about going to an all-girls boarding school, living away from my parents, and having bold, giggly adventures behind my teachers’ backs like in those Enid Blyton novels. Once I hit my teens, I could think of nothing worse – I learned to prefer the company of men, and my idea of social hell is getting stranded on a desert island with a bunch of young women. To... read more
As much as I try to avoid generalizations, I have to admit that my childhood gave me a chance to spot several differences in the way boys and girls mistreat each other. While boys tend to go for physical assaults, girls seem to place most of their faith in psychological warfare of a quite unnerving kind; rumors, verbal abuse and trash talking to be a bit more precise. With this in mind, watching Oniisama e... read more