This is one of the few times I say that a show would work better if it was a hentai.
Let me just say right now that this show has some merit to it. Even if the side characters are bland, the sibling relationship has a good amount of awkwardness and uncertainty that makes their relationship believable. The ghost rape premise brings a good reason for the sister to be against brotherly attraction rather than just being tsundere. And despite the hatred i’ll be letting out later, I was open to this premise if they went all the way with the naughtiness.
But what really turns me off about this show is the half-assed attempts to make this seem cute and mischief. Things work better when it’s either nice or naughty(Acchi Kocchi, Nisemonogatari), but a balance between the two can be made(Hentai Ouji). However, that only works if it’s all kept in good taste and is self-aware of the naughtiness. I don’t remember keeping a girl’s urinating privelages hostage being considered good taste, and yet the show pays no attention to this fact before going on it’s merry way.
This is especially true for the ghost character Hiyori. I don’t care if she died without relaying her feelings to our lead brother; it does not excuse the bullshit she forced this sister into. She has a chastity belt that doesn’t let her piss after 3 minutes, has her life at jeopardy if she doesn’t comply, and possesses her body like it’s the most interactive sex doll. All of this could work if they really made her diabolical or somehow made the sister responsible for the possession(aka Keima’s contract in TWGOK). Not only did Hiyori possess her at random, but they make it seem like everything she does is simple mischief. All it does is piss me off, especially when she embarasses her to the point of crying.
So with all that’s being said here, do I plan to blog this. NO, and if anything this has finally convinced me to start dropping shows more often. I’ll probably finish watching it though and maybe read the manga. But expect this one to go and maybe see a new show to replace it.