I’m allowed one guilty pleasure per season, right?
Well this was one of the shows I was waiting for this season, because I’m not exactly shy when it comes to my appreciation of a good fanservice lovecom romp. And as it turns out it pretty much ended up being what I expected for the first episode, and that’s a good thing because I was expecting a fun show like this =) No real attempt at a summary here this week, even by my Kimiaru standards. Instead have some tasty shots of things I found interesting, along with some unfunny, irrelevant captions and some impressions at the end for those curious about the series.
Yes, she looks so very sorry for glomping him with those lusty eyes ^_^
I’m usually all over iinchou characters, but the jury is still out on this one, although she is voiced by Chiwa Saito
I need to get my friends to start calling me this, I like
Well she certainly doesn’t mince words, you go girl
I for one would like to know the answer to this question too, preferably in doujin form ASAP…
That’s the right attitude kid, who cares if she has a tail or ears, it’s time to become a man! Too bad you got blocked.
Guh, a possessed sort of trap with Mamiko Noto and Ayako Kawasumi…I don’t know if I can handle this…I’m too broken.
Goodness gracious, great ball[s] of fire. You’re all right in my book, kid.
Song was standard faire, a light/rock alternative beat with lyrics about love that’s fairly common in these types of series. Animation was a bit weird, near the beginning where they had the three main characters walking along the arms were flopping in a very unnatural way. Other than that the animation quality was about the same as the rest of the show, and it cycled through animated shots of the rest of the cast as well as trap shouta and a naked Chizuru.
I’m hardly shy when it comes to sex and fanservice, so I jumped right into this one. I’m the type of guy that’s seen American Pie 5 times and loved it each time. I consider myself a fairly average 23 year old male, so a show like this doesn’t bother me in the slightest. However, if you are the type that for some reason is offended by sexual content then you probably want to stay away, because Kanokon shows no signs of letting up on it’s erotic nature.
That being said I think the sexuality and fanservice here was done pretty well when contrasted with a panty shot catastrophe like Rosario+Vampire. Now I have no inherent problem with panty shots, but I find them to be a rather lame form of fanservice without much creativity or sensuality. In Kanokon they waste no time with some hot, sloppy kisses that reminded me a bit of episode 4 of Genshiken, another situation where Ayako Kawasumi was making out with sound effects. Oh, and yeah they were about to have sex when her brother walked in too. This show is definitely not afraid to go there, and I give it my pervert’s stamp of approval in that regard.
Aside from the delicious looking characters, my primary attraction to this series before it aired was the all-star voice cast. Well, it may not be all-star to most people, but it has a handful of my all-time favorites including Mamiko Noto (Kouta), Ayako Kawasumi (Chizuru), and Chiwa Saitō (iinchou). I’d watch a lot of horrible shows if they had a voice cast like this, but the fact that the show is actually pretty good makes it even better. Character wise it’s hard to say so far, although I do like Chizuru’s forwardness. I’m a big proponent of girls who aren’t shy with how they feel over bitchy, jealous, and false characters (see Nemu, Elise, and Hiromi). Jury is still out on Kouta, he had some positive and negative adjustments to his man points. He was quite a bit shy at times, but he did engage in sloppy kisses without much resistance and was about to let Chizuru have her way with him when he got cockblocked by the brother. That being said he is kind of wimpy and way too shouta for me a lot of the time. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt for now, go get em boy.
Mmmmm well the show has some sort of plot here that is somewhat revealed. I was a bit confused a bit because they threw in some timeskip there, which I was only able to figure out by how Kouta addressed Chizuru (Minamoto-san before the transformation scene, Chizuru-san after). If you notice in the opening shots of the school there is a big ass hole in the roof, well that was caused in the scene where Kouta first witnesses Chizuru transform, which happens in the latter half of the first episode. There’s also some shady looking old guys, teachers, and bratty students who will probably be the antagonists. Nothing particularly amazing so far, but I really wasn’t expecting to be blown away by the deep plot here.
Animation quality varied a bit, the opening shot after the OP took a nose dive in FPS as the random extras walking around had really bad facial movement. I didn’t mind too much, they seemed to save their budget for the Chizuru on Kouta scenes. I didn’t notice anything particularly bad considering this type of show, which rarely gets much of a budget.
Overall the show looks pretty good to me. I won’t decide on whether to cover this permanently until I’ve seen a bit more of the other shows, but there’s a good chance I’ll cover it.
Introduction of the obligatory DFC character, voiced by a complete newcomer to the seiyuu world. Oh, along with some more healthy breasts.