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  1. Highway
    September 21, 2013

    As an anime series, this one was way worse than Arcana Famiglia for me. From what you say about the game, I’d have to say that it really suffered in the transition from “one guy at a time dating sim” to “6 brothers competing against each other” harem anime. As a harem anime it was laughable. By the end, I was just thinking “…and ANOTHER suprise hug! Will he force a kiss on her too?” with about a 50% yes rate.

    Plus, it was pretty skeevy with the “I only want to be siblings.” “Ok, I hear you, I’m not gonna give up!” Read the atmosphere, guys! It makes you look so freakin’ desperate. As usual, the only ones who weren’t completely terrible were Yuusuke and Subaru, and Subaru basically took himself out of the running. I can respect that a lot more than the triplets with their “Your feelings were communicated properly, but we’re gonna totally ignore them!”

    I’m glad they didn’t try to shoehorn Iori in somewhere. 1) he sounds like a creep, 2) even if he’s a creep, he’s more complicated than a 10-minute “hey, here’s Iori!” sequence would deal with. And is Masaomi’s deal just that he doesn’t know how to deal with anyone who’s not a kid? “Have a lollipop.”

    Overall, this was good for ironic laughs. Especially capped off by that horrible ED.

    • Melina
      September 21, 2013

      The anime suffers from bad directing, I wonder why they chose Jun Matsumoto to directing this since he never directing shoujo series before.

      Plot-wise, the anime itself is really close to the novels. The story in episode 11 and 12 is pretty much the same to what happened on season 1 last volume novel.

      About “6 brothers competing against each other”, it is actually ““8 brothers competing against each other” in season 1 novel.I guess they removed the last pair on the anime since it going to destroy someone character and it doesn’t fit the family theme which the producers are going for.

    • Karakuri
      September 21, 2013

      I think the end line for me with Arcana Famiglia is that I just don’t like Chiaki Kon as a director. After reading the manga for Makai Ouji, it’s safe to say that she ruined the anime for that by drawing out the really unimportant parts to a ridiculous extent and then cutting half of the plot out so that things made way less sense in the long run. Like Felicita too, the main character’s personality is rather different in the original and focuses more on his more annoying traits as opposed to having him develop at all. …So good luck with Golden Time, next season.

      Well, to be fair to the triplets, that “lololol I’m not going to listen to that” reaction was the same for pretty much everyone who confessed. Futo, Hikaru joined in now, and even Subaru still seems to be going for her. I wouldn’t say that Subaru is quite out of the running yet. Really, the only one who’s completely removed himself is Kaname.

      …I don’t even know about Iori. He’s just that one mysterious guy, I guess. But yeah, that’s Masaomi’s character in a nutshell.

  2. d-LaN
    September 21, 2013

    I’m confused, is the BroCon anime based on the LNs or the Otoges?

    • Melina
      September 21, 2013

      The anime is based on the LNs, not the Otoges. The anime skipped some LN chapters, though the skipped ones aren’t really that important to the plot.

      The Otoges is pretty much a complement to the LN story where the player gets to known the brothers personality better. The Otoges is also what-if situations, some events in the games doesn’t happen on the LNs.

  3. Di Gi Kazune
    September 21, 2013

    Just my 2 cents here.

    A decade ago, I did work on the reverse of this show called… Sister Princest. At that time, there was a joke called “Brother Prince” – ie, complete gender reversal. Obviously, this is it realised into a product.

    Honestly speaking, to this day, I cannot remember WHY the goddamn hell possesed me to watch the entire series. Fortunately, did not watch the DePure sequel. It kinda put me off large-harem stuff. Incest was not, is not and will not be an issue.

    • Karakuri
      September 21, 2013

      …Oh hey, I remember that show. They did that reverse thing during april fools where they turned this into Sisters Conflict, but yeah, I totally get what you’re saying about Sister Princess’ similarities.

      Large harems get pretty ridiculous pretty quickly. I can’t even remember half of that show (…which may be a good thing), so I can’t really add much here.

  4. Namika
    September 21, 2013

    This wasn’t a good show. But I’ll still miss it TT^TT Aaaaaw~ I need to find another otome game adaptation quick! Diabolik Lovers doesn’t count, I need something that’s already finished airing. I got quite addicted to the reverse harem type of shows. Now that BC is over I need some more 0-0

    • Karakuri
      September 21, 2013

      Uhh… UtaPri? La Corda D’Oro? Neo Angelique?

      • Namika
        September 23, 2013

        Hmmmm. I’ve seen UtaPri. I’ll try the rest. Thnx ^_^

      • Karakuri
        September 23, 2013

        La Corda was good as far as I remember. …I can’t say that I remember a whole lot about Angelique though. Plus I never got around to the 2nd season.

      • Irenesharda
        September 23, 2013

        I remember Angelique. I saw the original Angelique series as well as the Neo Angelique. Neo Angelique was better plot-wise but Angelique had better guys in my opinion.
        La Corda D’Oro was okay, but I only watched the first season, I never got in the second one much.

    • Irenesharda
      September 23, 2013

      I don’t know, do you want regular reverse harem or game adaptation ones?

      Have you exhausted the reverse harem staples, like Ouran Host Club, Fruits Basket, Fushigi Yugi, etc.?

      Ouran and Fruits are really too good to be considered simply reverse harem, but if you haven’t seen them definitely give them a try. Pretear’s also a good one. There’s also Haruka: Beyond the Streams of Time as well, though that’s pretty similar to Fushigi Yugi.

  5. Irenesharda
    September 21, 2013

    Well, the Conflict is finally over, and what did I think of it? Well, I’m actually kind of two minds about it. I truly appreciate the small but noticeable character growth of Ema. She actually admitted to her flaws of being too passive and not putting her foot down earlier. She learned that she has to be more decisive and to choose what’s best for her. In the end, she’s really made a mature and natural decision to not get in any relationship right now and to concentrate on her studies and college. Hopefully she finds that maturity that most get once the shift to college and find out that high school was not the big deal they once thought it was.

    However, on the other had, I found this show to end up being a huge gigantic tease, and after all this strife and anger and conflict, they decided to leave the whole thing open-ended with no resolution except “better luck next time”? I actually feel a little let down by it. I don’t want to say that I feel as if I wasted my time, but I feel somewhere close to that. Brothers Conflict was nothing special, and honestly I was more interested in Amnesia despite its worse heroine. However, it was okay for what it was worth.

    I give this series a 7/10.

    • Karakuri
      September 21, 2013

      Yeah, Ema’s growth was nice. She was much better at the end of the series than she was at the beginning.

      …But did you really want her to end up with any of the brothers? None of them ever really seemed like they were all that close with Ema other than kissing her or whatever. And Yusuke or someone like him would have been fine, but imagine if it was Futo. I know you never watched UtaPri, but it was more frustrating there, since Haruka and the 7 guys all had meaningful interaction that wasn’t forced.

      Amnesia didn’t really have a conclusion to it either, romantically. Ukyo was the best choice hands down, but they just showed the heroine with everyone.
      I’m rather used to these open ended things by now though. To the point where I expect them for every otome game turned anime that I watch.

      • Highway
        September 22, 2013

        I could still get behind Yuusuke ending up with her. I don’t think he ever tried to parlay his sibling-ness into boyfriendness. He always seemed to treat her separately: when it was sibling things, he was like a brother. Of course, he never really did anything about his feelings for her, either.

      • Irenesharda
        September 23, 2013

        Well, I actually would have preferred her with Yusuke. I really liked him and how he looked out for her interests before his own. He never even got to really confess his feelings either, which I thought a shame since he was the one who liked her before all the others even knew her.

        I really didn’t watch Amnesia for the romance, but more for what was going on with her memories and the jumping through dimensions and how she had to die in order to exit each. I also loved how psycho Ukyo shook things up from time to time, and Ukyo was best guy by far. I doubt any of these boys would be willing to die for Ema hundreds of times over and over again, and yet only wish her to be happy even if it was with someone else. I don’t care how the series ended, in my mind those two ended up together. :)

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