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Light Novel / Ore Ga Suki Nano Wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto Ja Nai

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Yuu Nagami, a high school student aiming to become a light novel author has a little sister named Suzuka. Suzuka is an excellent student with good grades and great looks, but she's very cold toward her older brother. Every year Yuu keeps failing at the preliminary rounds of the light novel contest, but one day Suzuka reveals a shocking truth. The flirty sibling romantic comedy that Suzuka wrote has won the light novel contest! To make matters worse, Suzuka doesn't understand anything about light novels or moe so she begs Yuu to stand in for her under her pen-name, Towano Chikai!

Translated as My Sister, My Writer (The One I Love is My Little Sister But She's Not a Little Sister, 俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない) is a comedy Light Novel series. An animated adaptation premiered on October 10 2018.

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  • The Ace: Not only Suzuka is the student council president of her school and excellent in sports and other chores, she wrote an award winning Light Novel relatively easily.
  • A-Cup Angst: Suzuka develops one soon enough when she sees the bust sizes of Mai and Double Peace.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Yuu finds himself surrounded by surprisingly perverted women, with Suzuka and her un-sibling like thoughts, Mai and her stalking issues, Double Peace making very explicit images for work, and Reika has no shame whatsoever when interacting with Yuu.
  • Animal Motifs: Suzuka is cat themed. She randomly says "nya" or "nyu" when she is flushed, as shown in the light novel and episode 2 of the anime
  • Brother–Sister Incest: While Yuu doesn't feel attracted towards his sister, Suzuka hides some very un-sibling like feelings for him.
    • In Volume 2, she literally turns into an idiot when Yuu gave her a kiss on the forehead. It lasts nearly the rest of the volume.
  • Casting Gag: This isn't the first time Chinatsu Akasaki voices a busty, blonde woman who uses Gratuitous English.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Suzuka doesn't like it when other girls hang out around Yuu. Even if their interactions with him are completely non-romantic in nature, such as Ahegao Double Peace simply being the illustrator for the light novel, she always gets jealous and suspicious of them.
  • Covert Pervert:
    • Beneath her initially aloof and proper demeanor, Suzuka has very some very, interesting, thoughts towards Yuu.
    • Mai Himuro also has some serious imagination when interacting with Yuu.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Yuu and Suzuka both have purple hair and purple eyes.
  • Education Papa: Apparently the Nagami siblings' father is very strict and wouldn't approve his daughter writing a Light novel.
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  • First-Name Basis: While he tries to address her by last name instead, Yuu ends up calling Mai by her first name at her insistence.
  • Freudian Excuse: Several of Suzuka's "confessions" are interpreted by Yuu in this manner, since he thinks she's just saying it for research for her light novel. When Ahegao Double Peace asks them to do some S&M roleplay for some illustration ideas, Suzuka uses this opportunity to lash out physically and verbally at her brother, whipping the floor around him while also angrily chastising him for hanging around so many other women and ignoring her advances. Once again he thinks she's just getting into character for her light novel.
  • Gag Boobs: Ahegao W Double Peace is introduced Gainaxing for no apparent reason.
  • Informed Ability: Suzuka is supposedly a brilliant writer and everyone else gushes over her light novel series, but it's never shown what makes it so great aside from the fact that it's a "flirty sibling rom-com".
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Mai Himuro, a recognized light novel author in her own right, finds herself incredibly impressed by Towano Chikai's novel and becomes Yuu's biggest fan.
  • Mythology Gag: An excited bookstore clerk in Episode 2 bears strong resemblance to Shinpei of Hajimete No Gal. Both shows are produced by the same studio.
  • Oblivious to Love: Yuu fails to notice the romantic advances and even some confessions to him by the other women, including several from Suzuka.
  • Off-Model: The anime suffers badly from this, to the point that it looks as though the art style changes constantly between scenes.
  • Older Than They Look: Esaka most be older than Yuu, but she's much shorter and looks like a kid.
  • Pen Name: Suzuka asks Yuu to stand in for her under her pen name Towano Chikai. Mai goes by the pen name of Homura Enryuu. The viewers don't know the real name of Ahegao W Peace.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Suzuka's hair reaches all the way to her legs.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Although she denies being a stalker, Mai follows Yuu to work and tries to find as much as possible about his personal life when they first interact.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Reika literally lets Yuu grab her boob so he can get inspired for his next story. Ahegao W Peace Sensei puts Yuu's hand between her breasts instead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yuu and Suzuka have purple hair, although no special attention is drawn to it.

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