Review: Boku no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru vol 1

Boku no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru (My Little Sister Can Read Kanji, 僕の妹は漢字が読める)
Author: Kajii Takashi
Illustrator: Minamura Hallki
Publisher: HJ Bunko

It’s the 23rd century and moe has taken over the world – little sister moe, to be exact. Cute 2D girls are hailed as gods. One of them is the Prime Minister of Japan. Bishoujo figures from hundreds of years ago are placed in museums as treasures of the past. There’s no such thing as a novel without moe artwork, a cute little sister character, panty shots, and hot springs scenes – because why would there be? Anything that doesn’t contain the spirit of moe is just blasphemy. What’s more, kanji has been completely obliterated from the Japanese language. Who needs those complicated characters when hiragana and katakana are more than enough to convey the grandeur that is moe?

But the protagonist’s little sister can read kanji. And that’s something amazing.
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