Aki Sora (Autumn Sky)
Plot: "Aki lives a charmed life. Popular, beautiful, athletic, and at the top of her class, she rules the school, and at home, her younger brother Sora caters to her every whim. Her younger sister Nami, however doesn't have it so easy. The small-chested and sarcastic girl is in love with her best friend - who has a crush on Nami's twin brother Sora - but her life could be worse: she could be her brother. Slight, feminine, and bullied by his twin, Sora cooks and cleans for the entire family. In addition, he harbors a deep-seated lust for his older sister, Aki. Will Sora get over his fantasies or give in to his desires? Will Nami ever win the heart of her best friend? And what does Aki want out of all of this?" (site synopsis)
Before starting with this review, which may be abit ranty, i will warn you guys that i wont restrain myself from spoiling, from manga and from this short OVA.
Story: Lucky me! LOL i started watching this anime from the recommendation of a perverted friend, telling me that this one is way over the edge, and i dun tend to deny his opinion because it really was too exagerated. Aki Sora revolves around blood related siblings (apparently), the younger brother Sora Aoi and the older sister Aki Aoi developed feelings for eachother since they were small kids. They used to do lewd things when they were small thinking that it wont be a problem, thinking that nothing will change when they will grow up, and somehow, so it was. As they grew up the feelings for eachother did not change at all, they were just forcefuly locked in themselves (after all sexual relationship between siblings is and will be concidered a taboo, named as incest). Aki at school is very popular and very appreciated for her grades, her athletic skills and because she is beautiful, what can i say, a perfect model for everyone apparently, but this is simply just a mask, because what was happening in her mind would surprize everyone. Even though she seems pretty good in almost everything she does, though when it comes to cleaning her room, housework more exactly she is a total mess. Since their mother was busy working, Sora was entrusted with the houseworks, the perfect choice since Aki was a total mess and Nami Aoi (Sora's twin sister and Aki's younger sister) did not show any interest in housework as well, though that does not mean she wouldn't scold Aki for her careless attitude. In other words, Sora was cleaning, Sora was making the laundry, Sora was cooking and other housework stuff. As for Sora's school performances, well this is another story, even though his sister Aki is a model for every student he does not exceed in terms of sport activities nor in school activities, the average-mediocre type of student. Most of the things that i mentioned above enters in the category of common sense, all except the relationship and the interactions of the siblings. Aki and Sora developed quite a fairytale type of relationship ending with a result of a sin, incestuous relationship. Though this does not mean that Nami was somehow better, she loves her friend Kana Sumiya (i dun really remember her name though i think this one was) but Kana was as well in love with Sora, so the things get complicated for Nami as well. One thing was nice here, doesnt mather if Sora is a boy, if he dresses like a girl he looks exactly like one (this could have been a nice gender-bender show but unfortunately it wont be this innocent). In conclusion, i want to shoot at wall the people who claim that this is a hentai, first of all this is marked as mature even though it involves sexual content there it will take much more for this anime to get to a hentai (to get an "adult only" mark). To be honest it is very extreme and exagerated, not as disturbing as the sexual relationship, but because of the incestuous relationship (i wouldn't mind if there was anyone else but not blood related siblings). I mean look at Kiss x Sis, it is damn perverted and funny as well, so the ecchi theme has a meaning there, though the bond between the siblings isnt blood related but still it does not go to the extent of a sexual relationship (not yet). For those who felt insulted, disturbed regarding the content of this short OVA, then my advice is, DO NOT COME NEAR THE MANGA OF THIS SHOW OTHERWISE YOU WILL REGRET IT! (and i mean it) mainly because this short OVA is like a kid compared to what actualy happens in the manga, and i dun really wana get into details, who is curious should check it up!
Animation and Sound: As for the animation, there wasnt something that catches your attention, just the typical, clasical animation style, directing from nowadays, the character designs weren't unusual as well, pretty likeable as well as the sound which was played during the scenes which made them quite light, warm, relaxing, likeable.
Characters: Nothing much about the characters as well, we know that Aki, Sora and Nami were blood related siblings (thats what is in this OVA, though in the manga its not really the same) we know something about their personality and some details of their past but pretty insignificant, pretty shallow. Also some stuff are revealed about Kana, the side character of this anime but nothing more. Also the characters from this show resemble the ones from Spice and Wolf since the authors that designed them are the ones that also designed the characters for the show mentioned here.
Overall: A sane person would say that this anime is sick and very perverted, though comparing it with porn, this is abit of over reacting in my opinion, yeah it might be different from the typical ecchi series but keep in mind hentai are the shows where the purpose of it is to reach and end with a sex scene, well i have to say that this anime had other elements beside this. The main difference is in the basis of the story and its pretty simple if the story is mainly or only about sex then thats "hentai" or Erotica, if it just has humor that is sexually related, no matter how graphic, it is still only considered Ecchi, as long as there is not exposed genitals involved in sexual activity. I also think there is also a thing about how detailed and graphic the genitals are actually shown too, like to still be ecchi and not hentai, it can't be up close and very life like or in great detail. All in all for the fans of ecchi animes i would recommend it, but even for them it might be abit too much. Well talking about my opinion about it, yeah i do thing that its way too exagerated but somehow i enjoyed it, and as well the manga (sometimes i wonder how sick i am as a person but anyway this remains to discuss for later, because its not important LOL).
~Enjoy and Cya Around~