Oh my God. So, back in the dark ages, aka my teenager years during 2009 and 2010, I was consuming anime at light speed. Back then, anime wasn’t categorized much, so I’d watch whatever was popular. And that’s where I accidentally stumbled upon Yosuga No Sora. Because this was the late 2000s. And God had a personal vendetta against me.
Here is the ‘TL;DR’ version of this review: No. No, Yosuga No Sora is not worth an iota of your time. If you like harem anime, there was an abundance of better ones to choose from, even back in the day. You did not have to resort to something that is not only bland and filled with tropes but also has an incest coupling. Look, I am not a prude, but you have to draw the line somewhere, right?
Like, I’m a big romance manga person, right? Ecchi is just part and parcel of the romance genre, and a lot of it is really fun. Like I actively read yaoi every day, and multiple love interests aren’t all that uncommon. Harems can be extremely entertaining when done right. And some of my favorite shows happen to be reverse harems, such as Ouran High School Host Club.
Maybe it was a product of its time or whatever, but there is just something so weird with early harem anime and having at least one incest ship somewhere. This was also a problem with Visual Novels around that time, which, incidentally, also happens to be the source material for this anime. But that’s not an excuse. And in the end, even if you try ignoring that god-awful aspect, this is just a bad anime, period. Let’s get into it.
The Premise: A Girl For Every Mood?
So, our main protagonist is Haruka Kasugano, who, along with his twin sister Sora, has recently been orphaned due to a car accident. They are now going to go live with their grandparents in the countryside as they used to four years ago. All a bid to heal from the trauma that has afflicted them and start anew.
There’s a lot more on Haruka’s plate with his issues and then taking care of his ailing sister as well. Despite this being home, it brings memories that are both welcome in their sweetness and painful in their sorrow. He hopes to make new ones, but he has exactly no idea just how much his life is going to change through the people he will eventually encounter.
Four girls, four arcs, and one boy in the middle of it all.
The Breakdown: Some Of The Worst Writing I’ve Seen (And Also, The Incest).
So, I’ve ranted enough about the incest, which happens because of the whole ‘reset’ option that they are trying to emulate from the Visual Novel’s game aspect. It’s nasty. There was no need for them to take this route. And it’s not even good.
But what about the other aspects of the story? See, I’d comment on that if any of it was even a minute amount of substance. The other girls are just plot devices, with no agency of their own. Their arcs are pointless because all it is is an excuse for Haruka to bone the girl and then dip. Their characters are never fleshed out beyond how they’ve affected either Haruka or Sora, and even then, it’s barely anything. Whatever plot they cook up never really ends up going anywhere.
The other girls are just there to make this softcore hentai passable when Sora is the ‘true’ waifu. Which, well, that says enough about it. Yeah, there might be some great animation, but this was also 2010. There are far better harems to choose from now.
Yosuga No Sora Verdict: Literally Watch Anything Else, You Degenerates.
Listen, get your kicks off literally anywhere else because Yosuga No Sora is not worth the stream. It’s tacky, tasteless, and yet another cheap hentai for the depraved amongst us. And even then, you can do better.
Pick up any title that doesn’t have incest as dynamic, and it’ll still be 100% better than this. This is a relic of a flop, do not recommend it!