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I cannot understand this anime.
It might be a strong bias because of my personal life, and I know the suspension of disbelief is incredibly strong with me considering I'm on /a/, where it's normal for robots to be the children of demons or the size of the universe, but I cannot fathom, comprehend, or believe the plot to this show. Perhaps there is a major cultural difference that I'm unaware of, being a baka gaijin, that would allow his sister to remain an otaku, but my experience in the US with my own family has been that, regardless of her interests or enjoyment my little sister and I shared, because she is "attractive" to other males, she was more than eager to abandon all the cartoons, cards, and video games she was previously so adamant and obsessive about playing with me as soon as she entered middle school.
So, again, more than likely there is a key piece of information I am simply unaware of to this story that makes it plausible. However, with others I have talked with over the internet, their little sisters have met with the same fate; the girls at school discover they like Pokemon or Inuyasha (prior to it being ironically hipster and being at an age where it's okay to be a shounen-casual, of course), and they are immediately met with snide comments and rude remarks. Invariably, they abandon the things they enjoy in order to become more popular. The next thing I know, my sister is an alcohol-drinked, cum-slurping, truck-driving "contra grill" who never shies away from laughing at my hobbies and interests. (I'm personally waiting for her to succumb to cirrhosis of the liver, but this is not my personal blog.)
That is why I turn to you, /a/, the expert of all things 2D. What is the appeal of this show? What makes it enjoyable to the viewer? Regarding the suspension of disbelief, are the characters understandable on a level that I, a Westerner, am completely unaware of?