I wouldn't necessarily call Akito a hypocrite. It depends on why he writes those things. It could be because he's just good at it, because it sells and he's been asked to do it, or because he actually likes it. Only the last one would be hypocritical. I still like how he relates to his sister. He makes it obvious that he does love her, as a sister, but still maintains a strict limit to anything further than that. At the very least, it does give a sense that he's at least capable of saying no
, something harem protagonists tend to suck at.
I think Akiko is balancing the border between cute and creepy pretty well. Or having a leg on each side... She's at least far more endearing than the usual character of her type.
I've not put my head around Gin yet. She looks like the typical Rei Ayanami Expy
, and gives a hint of being somewhat of a Yamato Nadeshiko
, but she's far more tsundere to fit any, despite not really being much of a tsundere. I do like that she's capable of arguing with him and not having it be a big thing. People don't always agree, and sometimes they fight, but that doesn't mean they're even afraid it might affect their friendship.
Arashi seems rather simple, but is probably less so than she appears. So far, she mainly seems to be there to have a character with a hot body, though I'd disagree with that. I'd guess she's smarter and craftier than she looks, considering her position.
Ana is the most interesting to me so far. She's got a weird sense of logic and humour. I just enjoy the conversations she's involved in.
Overall, it seems rather generic, but the interactions between the characters are still interesting and somewhat fresh. Partially.
Lastly, I don't care whether it follows the LN or not. It might be the same story, or it might be a somewhat new one. Judging something out just because it's different from its origins is stupid, IMNSHO. (Not saying anyone does.)
edited 14th Oct '12 10:29:58 PM by AnotherDuck