Eromanga Sensei: A Modern Masterpiece

Eromanga Sensei: A Modern Masterpiece


I’M GOING TO JAIL ! Occasionally, we are blessed with a show which upsets the natural order of things, and oftentimes can change the way we view entire genres or a medium. The original Mobile Suit Gundam revolutionized the way we saw mechas, grounding it in a commentary of war and politics. Akira opened up the door to international acclaim, pushing the limits of what animation can do that stands to this day. But today, I would like to bring attention to a currently airing show which I feel is a classic in the making that would change the landscape and would be talked about for years to come The masterpiece that is Eromanga Sensei *drops bag* Masterfully disguised as the typical fanservice harem show we’ve seen a million times every season, one can easily assume that this is just another otaku bait anime appealing to the lowest common denominator. But the more I watched, the more I came to the realization that Eromanga Sensei is a true masterpiece of our time. Now, understandably, you may be skeptical with words like “Masterpiece” being thrown around a lot these days, but I assure you, those of us who understand can attest to everything that this show has been able to achieve. *creepy laugh* Eromanga Sensei is the latest addition to the glorious “Imouto” genre which has seen a huge surge within anime in recent years along with genres like the “Isekai” genre, the “Slice of Life” genre and the “Dear “Dear god “Dear god just “Dear god just please “Dear god just please kill it with fire” genre. For those of you unaware, Imouto is the japanese name given to the little sss ssss sssss ssssss sssssss ssssssss sssssssss ssssssssss *inhales* SSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SIS SISTER And the genre normally involves a focus on her and her onii-chan which translated to English is basically what she calls her Fuck Fuck Buddy Coming from the same light novel author that wrote the revolutionary “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute,” a show which everyone thought was going to be the good old incest bait-and-switch only to realize that the show was doing exactly what it said on the fucking tin, his latest work aims to push the boundary even further on his eternal mission to alienate every sibling pair on Earth and, possibly, the entire cosmos. This time, it focuses on a young, light novel author who discovers his shut-in little sister *who’s not related by blood* was the famous erotic illustrator, Eromanga-sensei who has been drawing the illustrations for him the entire time. And, thus, we follow on our daily adventures as our lead meets a bunch of other under-aged girls who vie for his attention against his not-related-by-blood little sister. *Did I mention the sister is not related by blood, ’cause that’s really important* Now, you may be asking yourself, “How can such a series be considered a masterpiece?” I mean, it just sounds like another super trashy show. This is a common misconception, as Eromanga Sensei isn’t just a trashy show. High School DxD… is a trashy show. High School of the Dead… is a trashy show. Himouto! Umaru-chan… is a trashy show. Eromanga-sensei is something else. It is… an enigma that transcends the limits of trash itself to become something beyond. A perfect car crash of garbage that takes the lowest common denominator and divides that by zero. This isn’t just trash, it’s a full-on fucking landfill and, in doing so, has become the ultimate work of art. Not all heroes wear capes, and not all art belongs in a gallery, but if a urinal can be tastefully presented as an art piece, then we must ask: “Why can’t we do the same with a loli saying, ‘I love dick!'” But, of course, not all art can be appreciated by everyone which is why, to understand the full extent of this masterpiece, one needs to fully accept who they really are. In Buddhism, it is said that “The root of all suffering is attachment,” and Eromanga Sensei has a similar mantra about it. For, you see, it is this attachment you must first sever yourself from before you will be ready. Appreciation can only be achieved once you let go of everything. Self-esteem, shame, human decency, dignity, and any chance… of your parents looking at you with pride. You must dedicate years of your life enveloped in the world of anime, and I’m not talking about good, well-written shows… Fanservice, glorious jiggling tits, uncomfortable fetishes, adorable anime girls becoming one with the idea of panty-shots. Throw yourself off the deep end with no safety net to catch you, as only once you have fully dedicated to this lifestyle will you reach true enlightenment, and come to the realization of the one, undeniable truth of this world… Anime Anime is Anime is Trash and so am I. You see, to fully comprehend trash, you must first become it, and once you have reached this higher(lower?) plane of degeneracy will you begin to realize the miracle that has befallen us here because… this is beyond what everyone thinks it is. It’s not really an incest show because they aren’t related by blood and that makes it totally acceptable. And, you see, it’s not this weird sexualization of twelve year old lolis, because they’re just anime characters that don’t even exist! *Officer!* Somehow, the show manages to keep topping itself every week which is a testament to how revolutionary it is. Every episode, you go in, thinking, “There’s NO WAY this show can go any lower!” And then, against all odds, it it does… See, while other shows may say, “Panty-shot Fanservice,” Eromanga has the guts to say, “Moe, loli, incest, siscon, bondage, panty-shot fanservice with a dash of Ochin-chin.” If there was a single flaw in this show, it would be, probably, with the title. “Eromanga Sensei” is short, relevant, and to-the-point, but, with only two words, I think there is vast room for improvement as this is nowhere near the recommended word count for a standard light novel title. Some more suitable examples could’ve been: “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute But This Time She Draws Lewd Art And Is Twelve,” “Surely There’s No Possible Way We Could Make This Go Trashier Next Week, Right?” or my personal favorite: “Fuck It. I Was Already Going To Hell.” This is not mentioning one of the greatest opening and ending sequences to ever grace the world of anime. And, no, it’s not because of this expertly drawn calf muscle but, of course, the Sagiri Dance. Previous anime dances may have spread through this community through a catchy, well-animated, choreographed dance, but Eromanga Sensei asks, “Why do you need to put all that effort in when you can just wave your arms around like some kawaii twat?” Oh, you know, it’s whatever; maybe I’m overstating it. I mean, it’s just a cute girl waving her arms around at the end of the day, right? It’s not like I could watch this on repeat for hours or something. You know, i-it’s not, i-i-it’s not that addicting. I don’t, I don’t have a problem. *opens door* Sydsnap: Hey, I’m back, e- *sigh* I shoulda known. I thought we were over this… Gigguk: YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTA- Yet, somehow, against all odds, the show has somehow managed to dodge a “Best Girl War” as we all have a mutual understanding of whoever we choose as best girl, we are all losers anyway. I mean, we all know that Sagiri is going to win, so what’s the point of resisting that when we already have someone top tier? Okay, maybe you’re someone who thinks someone like Emilia is a good waifu, and, if you do, that’s completely fine! I have the highest respect for garbage men and the work that they do, but you have to ask yourself: “Is she a socially awkward, imouto loli who draws lewd pictures, steals panties, and permanently sounds like she’s doing ASMR?” If the answer is “No,” then that might be a sign for some self-reflection. You think it ends here, but it goes even deeper as episode 8 blows everything out of the water. See, with a scene in this episode, we get a shot of Kuroneko, confirming that the show indeed takes place in the same universe as Oreimo. But we can also confirm that both Mahouka and Sword Art Online exist in some form, also, through references. The implications of which are massive, as this could indicate the beginning of a franchise to rival Marvel itself. Sagiri, Kirino, Miyuki, and Sugu could join together to create the world’s first “Imouto Cinematic Universe!” WE’RE GETTING THE ICU, BABY! As the ultimate appreciation of things only the Japanese can do, see, the Japanese are absolute experts at creating these little inventions you didn’t know you needed until you saw them. Just go into any Daiso and you’ll see what I mean. I didn’t know a Pritt stick of butter would be something I wanted until I saw that. A tie that doubles up as an umbrella would be hella useful for living in the UK, and, until I saw Eromanga Sensei, I had no idea what I needed in life was an adorable imouto to blush and call me “Baka!” *Sagiri trembling* *gasps* *gasps* “BAKAAAA!” So, by now, you’re hopefully more understanding of the masterpiece that is Eromanga Sensei. A1 Pictures have absolutely outdone themselves, and I’m not sure of what they could possibly do to get this work closer to perfection. *clipboard slap* Wait a minute, d-did they just add a t-tournament arc… ssssssssssssssssssssssssss TOUR- In short, Eromanga Sensei is a masterpiece, a show we only get once a generation, which is why I can wholeheartedly say that we are witnessing this cultural revolution in action. It’s a show that reaches new heights of degeneracy, trash that transcends the idea of trash, and something that can only be admired by those few brave warriors who have given up on everything. In years past, we will look at this time as the redefining era, or say: “The world was never the same after Eromanga Sensei. Eromanga Sensei contributed to world peace. Eromanga Sensei solved world hunger. Eromanga Sensei isn’t just cancer, Eromanga Sensei gave me cancer… And then cured it… And then gave me AIDS instead.” *in slow motion* “I’M GOING TO JAIL!” Ending Song Lyrics: I–, I, I love little girls, they make me feel so good I love… Little Girls, they make me feel so bad…


100 thoughts on “Eromanga Sensei: A Modern Masterpiece

  1. I made an "Anime is Trash and so am I" T-Shirt. You definitely don't need it, but I know you want it anyway

    https://teespring.com/stores/Gigguk

  2. The reason there is no best girl war in Ero manga sensei is because to have a war over best girl means to admit we’ve watched it

  3. Eromanga sensei. Screw you too, YouTubers.

    Yes it’s frickin sarcastic. Maybe. Kinda. Sorta. You’ll never get an opinion off me, ha ha.

    Leave me alone.

  4. I'm sorry but I saw this show after watching domestic girlfriend, so this didn't quite reach my high standards of trashiness.

  5. The naruto and the my hero academia community (and even just the mha show) made me hate anime recently or at least the people that one have one purpose in life and is to do naruto jutsu signs and cosplay

  6. 2:52 How dare you?! To put DxD and High School of The Death in trash category… I saw even kissxsis on this pile of trash! I knew my taste is shit but damn, placing it on the same level with himouto umaru really hurts… It's harakiri time

  7. 2:52
    "High school DxD is a trashy show"
    You take that back!!!
    "Highschool of the dead is a trashy show"
    LALALALALALA NOT LISTENING
    "Himouto! Umaru-Chan is a trashy show"
    Yeah ok, fair enough…

  8. Just finished binge watching Eromanga-Sensei & I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! 😘😘💗 Most fun I've had with an anime since How Not to Summon a Demon Lord! Say whatever you want about its lolicon & incest issues, this story is just a LOT of fun, gives you a LOT of insight into what it's like in the light-novel & manga publishing worlds (Masamune is a light novelist & Sagiri is an illustrator, respectfully), & the characters are just TOO adorable! Masamune & Sagiri are just MADE for each other, but the story goes a long, long way to avoid the usual brocon/siscon junk by constantly reinforcing that they are NOT blood-related, but still struggle with getting "grossed out" because they're "brother & sister." They get really close to admitting their feelings for each other, but then one or the other will flip out & accuse the other one of being a pervert to hide their own feelings. The animation is just PERFECT for the story, being super cute, but not "cartoony"; the supporting characters are incredibly fun & charming in their own rights (esp. the flamboyant "Elf" Yamada); and the show has the CUTEST, catchiest OP & ED I've ever seen. I usually fast fwd past the OP & skip the ED in most shows, but not only actually looked fwd to watching these, but went on YouTube to save the first ED so I could watch it again whenever I need to smile! So, I just want to say a big "thank you" to Gigguk for posting this video & introducing me to one of my new favorite anime. I never would've even heard of it without your hard work.

  9. With each minute I spend watching your philosophical content I begin to accept the fact that anime is garbage.
    So am I.

  10. After have seen this video multiple time, i've gave up on evrything and i gave eromanga sensei a try.
    Gigguk wasn't sarcastyc, this show is really a masterpeace. It's so trash that the trashier moments don't bother you so much, it's like blood in a Tarantino movie: so exagerated it becomes funny. This show made me laught so many times, it's perfectly animated, It makes you root for the character and reflect on sagiri condition. I'm GLAD to have watched it. It embraces it's trashiness openly and i truly consider it a masterpeace.

    Anime is trash, and so am i.

  11. Oreimo was a Magnum Opus. Eromanga Sensei is a worthy follow up. Both are dumpster fire anime, but even there one can appreciate the light and heat given off by the flames.

  12. About the whole "connected universes thing" for those of you that don't know, all of the above listed light novels are published by one publisher, that being Dengeki Bunko.

  13. Eromanga Sensei defeated ISIS, brokered lasting peace between the Palestinians and Jews in the Middle East, and finally got China to forgive Japan for WW2. It truly is, a masterpiece for our time.

  14. Just in case anyone cares… the song used between 4:30 – 4:40 is "Marconi Union – Weightless". apparently it was a song that was created with the goal of reducing anxiety.

  15. Well then…i wonder how trashy I must be, to have really enjoyed high school dxd as much as I did. Hmmm… I must meditate on this… While watching Maken-ki. Lol

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