Kanokon 01

So despite my general hatred (more like laziness) of episodic blogging, I shall talk about Kanokon in all its wonderful, mammary-filled glory.

OP: PHOSPHOR by Miyazaki Ui

Haha, wow. Exploding clothes in the OP. That’s pretty indicative of how this show will turn out. The song itself was pretty so-so. Not too bad, but nothing special; essentially, it’s “the song that we’ve all heard in those generic love-comedy-romance-shows.”

So the show starts out similar to the manga, with Kouta walking in a sun shower, but smiling, rather than making a run for cover. A woman by the side of the bridge smiles to herself as she looks at him. After the OP, it’s the usual morning rush with all sorts of students walking to school. Walking alone, Kouta gets ambushed by the rather amply-endowed woman from the beginning and is smothered in her huge breasts. Asahina, the class rep, reprimands both Kouta and Chizuru and tells them not to engage in such illicit high school relationships. After meeting up with a few other acquaintances, such as Tayura, Chizuru’s younger brother, they make their way to school, where they engage in more conversation. In another undisclosed location, a rather wild-looking fellow and a rather large student, along with a shy girl talk about Chizuru, and the former ends up leaving the room. Later on, Kouta is too weak to get his own lunch, so Tayura ends up giving him some bread (Yakisoba bread, it seems). Chizuru shows up as well and happily unbuttons her blazer, to the delight of many viewers out there. However, a gust of wind interrupts, cutting Kouta’s bread in half and results in Tayura chasing the cause of the attack, the delinquent-like student from before. Rather irritated from all these distractions, Chizuru gives a letter to Kouta, telling him to meet in the music room on dismissal. As Kouta enters, he is again assaulted(?) by Chizuru and they kiss.

As a trail of saliva drips down Kouta’s chin, he opens his eyes and sees a tail. Looking up, he notices that Chizuru has also sprouted a pair of ears on her head. As he stares in wonder, Chizuru notices and tries horribly (but incredibly cutely) to convince Kouta that it’s cosplay. However, Kouta (naturally) sees through it and she admits that she is a fox spirit. Chizuru, incredibly glum, says that if he can’t forget the incident, she’ll reveal her true form to the school and never return. In reply, Kouta says that he was scared, but out of her beauty. With her mood reversed, Chizuru jumps him and starts taking off their clothes, one-by-one with the intent of copulating. Before they can have their happy-fun-time though, Tayura drops in and yells at Chizuru for exposing her true form, to a human no less, and even going so far as to trying to have a relationship with him. However, to show their love for each other, Chizuru “combines” with Kouta. Forced by Chizuru, Tayura explains that for this to happen, both the human’s and the fox spirit’s hearts have to be open and accepting to each other. Despite this, because Tayura wants more proof, he challenges her to show how much they truly love each other – through a match of power. Chizuru gladly does so and blows Tayura out of the building, along with an entire wall. In the end, Chizuru exits Kouta and puts on her clothes, but not before getting intimate with him one last time in the music room.

ED: Koi no Honoo by Sakakibara Yui

So-so too, but the song itself is a bit of a step up from the rather bland OP. The animation though, if you could call it that, was just a camera panning around and zooming out of a few pictures on a corkboard.

Next Episode: Boobs and licking. Delicious.

edit: well fuck, WP2.5 decided to eat my three paragraph-long writeup of the show here, so I’ll just keep it short.

The show was what I expected it to be – lots of fanservice. Like Omni, the scene that stuck to my head the most was the kissing with saliva, if only because of the frenching factor. However, it’s still an enjoyable watch. Doubly so because of the lineup, with Mamiko Noto and Kawasumi Ayako in particular. I wasn’t too comfy with Mamiko’s shota trap voice, since it sounded just a tad bit too girly (though maybe that was intentional?). Kawasumi’s “Kon kon, nya nya” alone totally makes the episode worth watching though. Saito Chiwa was pretty good too; her work totally reminded me of Subaru for some reason though, despite their personalities being totally different. It’s a shame that Sugita Tomokazu didn’t end up doing Tayura at all, I kinda think his voice’d be pretty good (or maybe it’s just because I am GAR for his voice). Instead, we have Toyonaga Toshiyuki doing the VA work. I honestly have never heard of him, but he was pretty okay. Seems he did work on Eyeshield21, Kateikyoushi Hitman REBORN, and myself;yourself (source).
All-in-all, an enjoyable show, but probably not something truly memorable. Probably.

PS: This actually airs on Saturday at 10:30 in the morning. Good God, I can imagine the scars on the children’s minds already.
PPS: Less than 4 minutes in, we already have boob-pressage. Less than 5 minutes in, we have a panty shot too. This isn’t counting the OP.

5 Responses to “Kanokon 01”

  1. April 7, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I think this will be one of the more enjoyable shows this season. I wish I had Saturday Morning Cartoons like this in the States lol.

    I ended up showing this to some friends and got some pretty awesome comments such as “when can I use ‘we’re too busy loving each other'” and”rape in the first episode?!” I even got one of them to want to start watching Kanokon.

  2. April 8, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I saw the first ep this morning, and I might not continue with this. I like shows with a good plot, but Kanokon seems to be just about fun. That’s cool, but it’s probably not for me.

  3. April 9, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Honya, yeah, it’ll most probably be enjoyable, the way it’s going.
    marcus, that’s understandable. It’s really just sort of fanservicey, racy humor (and not much else, so it seems).

  4. 4 bob
    April 9, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Omg. So do they actually go at it at the end of episode 1?

  5. April 9, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    To be honest, I have no clue.

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