Oreimo light novels exceed 5.2 million copies in circulation

Oreimo light novels exceed 5.2 million copies in circulation

The headline of the 16th volume of the light novels written by Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute or also Oreimo), revealed that the literary franchise has exceeded 5.2 million cumulative copies in circulation.

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The official title of this volume will be “Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (16) Kuroneko-If” and its release is scheduled in Japan for next March, after having been delayed from its original date in February. due to "production situations". This is also the second and final volume of the Kuroneko-centric alternative route.

Tsukasa Fushimi began publishing the light novels through Kadokawa Publishing in August 2008 with illustrations by Hiro Kanzaki. The main route ended with twelve volumes, the last being published in June 2013. However, six years later, in August 2019, a new volume was published that started a new route based on the character Ayase Aragaki, which covered the volumes 13 and 14.

The author confirmed new volumes that will cover alternate routes for the characters Ruri Gokou (Kuroneko) and Kanako Kurusu. The play also inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation released in October 2010 and produced by AIC Build studios. A second season premiered in April 2013 and had thirteen episodes, this time being produced by A-1 Pictures studios.

Synopsis of Oreimo

Kyosuke Kosaka is an ordinary 17-year-old boy living in Chiba, who has had a terrible relationship with his sister Kirino in recent years. For as long as he can remember, Kirino has been quite cruel to him and despises him. Now, being 14 years old, it seems that this type of relationship will continue like this, however, one day, Kyosuke finds a DVD with a magical girl anime lying in the entrance of his house. To his surprise, what was actually inside the box was an eroge (an adult game) and he soon discovers that it belongs to Kirino. Fortunately, it seems that this fact could be the trigger for a reconciliation between the two.

Source: Official Twitter Account

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