Anime Review

Eromanga Sensei Spoiler-Free Review

Japanese Title: Eromanga-sensei
Year: 2017
Episodes: 12
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Adaptation: Eromanga-sensei
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Ecchi

A pretty solid anime if you can get past its unusual premise.


Two siblings, Sagiri and Masamune Izumi have passions for creating erotic Manga. Unbeknownst to either of them, Sagiri (Eromanga-sensei) has been the artist for Masamune’s novels this whole time. They just haven’t realise it yet because she is your typical hikikomori (shut-in) who hasn’t shown her face to Masamune for more than a year of living together. Their bizarre adventure begins when Masamune discovers Eromanga-sensei’s identity.

I can’t understand the demographic for this anime. It’s almost like the authors themselves didn’t know their target audience. The protagonists are literally middle school children creating erotic manga which is such a ridiculous premise for adults to entertain; and the scenes are far too provocative for children. Sure you can make an argument that it’s geared towards teenagers but then again, the plot itself is already too niche. It’s difficult appealing to anybody when your story fetishizes incestual relationships and sexualises young girls. However, given the context, the premise isn’t actually all that abnormal. The siblings have spent a mere one year living together and aren’t blood related, so their attraction is understandable.

The series is also very self-aware and overall quite wholesome. Sure there are some questionable scenes but characters don’t act or behave in a creepy way, and, looking past the surface level, you can genuinely find some clear substance in the story. The art style also very pleasant and colourful.

I rate this anime 7/10.

Recommendations: If you enjoyed this anime, consider watching OreImo. It’s made by the same author and also has a similar premise.

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