In the last episode of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (season 2, episode 16 / OVA episode 3), we learn that Kirino and Kyousuke agreed to the following:

Kirino and Kyousuke will be boyfriend and girlfriend starting on Christmas Eve (when Kyousuke confesses to Kirino that he loves her), and ending when they both graduate (Kirino from middle school and Kyousuke from high school).

This is kind of weird, since:

That's just 4-5 months. It's fairly clear that they're in love with one another, and Kyousuke goes so far as to reject all the other girls that are basically throwing themselves at him. Why would they cut it off after so little time?


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In an interview, FUSHIMI Tsukasa (the author of the light novels) was asked for his comments on the following:


I felt that volume 12 [the last volume] was written in a manner informed by galges. It felt like a return to the way it originally was.

Fushimi responded:





I guess so. I wrote so that it would have scenes that felt like those in volume 1. With Dengeki Bunko [Fushimi's publisher], it was very difficult to write a thrilling story in which they settle everything and head down a forbidden path. I was sure I would give Kirino a happy ending, so I did my best to set up as good a situation for her as possible, for the sake of her future. I found it very difficult to do so. It ended up the way you read it [in volume 12], but if I were to add a few unnecessary comments for those readers who are reading it for a second time, I would say:

"A Completely Kirino Ending"

"The story ends with the two siblings sharing a secret, the same way their first life-advice-talk [jinsei soudan] began."

That's basically what volume 12 was about.

In another interview, Fushimi was asked:


The ending [of the anime] will probably come as a bit of deja vu to those who have already read the novel. How did you decide how the story would reach its end?

Excerpted from Fushimi's reply:


In the main story [as contrasted with the PSP game], I couldn't write an ending where Kirino's affection is truly and entirely rewarded. Various circumstances prevented me from plainly writing that sort of ending. Nonetheless, I realized that she cared deeply for [Kyousuke], and so I felt I had to do something for her.

Fushimi's comments strongly suggest that he wanted to write a different ending - presumably a more "taboo" one in which Kirino and Kyousuke remain in a relationship - but was prevented from doing so by his publishers. Hence the "until we graduate" provision.

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