And the harem lives happily ever after. The end.
Well we all knew a silly and really “meh” ending was coming because that’s how these shows always end. There was less ecchi this time, but that is uh, somewhat made up for by the DVD extra releases that also came out. More on that at later in this entry.
Continuing from last weeks EPIC CLIFFHANGER, most of this episode swung around through light melodrama drudgery that’s mostly forgettable. Frankly, we knew they were going to hook up and that they just had to come up with some drama to end the series.
Well we know who wears the balls around this classroom, Tayura gets his woman to go out on a date with him. Although it’s a really boring place for a teenage guy (by the way I enjoy art museums, but I’m 24 and uh, cultured or something) to have a date.
You know, I could have taken the screenshot for this scene from the front showing the girls doing the broke twins hair, but why should I do that when I can do it like this? I think I would do a disservice to the show if I avoided ecchi shots, and I want to keep with my standards I’ve used throughout. *sagenod*
Haha, ok. The side characters in this show are pretty funny at times. I guess they see big boobs and “girl who buys them food” and think “Mama!”
I really wanted to punch the kid through my monitor right here. Freaking hot and sexy big breasted woman who you really like wants to have sex with you and you act like you are being waterboarded. *Sigh* A couple of humorous notes though. First, how awesome is that cheesy porn music they played during this scene? It’s not the first time they’ve used something similar. And finally all I could think of as this scene was ending is that she ran out of the room without her panties on. I’m a degenerate perv, aren’t I?
Took long enough FFS. I had to sit through all of that crap just for that? Lame.
Ah Nozomu, you didn’t really have a chance to start but at least you put up a good fight. And like in any proper harem show you leave it open for polygamy.
The only thing I can really say about this last episode is “it could have been worse.” We only had to suffer through one episode of melodrama throughout the entire 12 episodes for the most part, so I can consider us lucky. I’ll accept it and move on, I wasn’t expecting anything dramatic or story revealing anyways.
Eizou Tokuten- DVD Extras
You may remember how I previously reported that the DVD releases will be even more like softcore porn. Well I haven’t seen any DVD rips of episodes, but someone put out the DVD extras and uh yeah, you could say they went a bit beyond. Basically the first of the two short clips has some stills mixed in with some really crisp looking animation of Chizuru in various states of dress and undress. Just to warn you before someone complains, both of these extras show bare nipples. The second involves both Chiziru and Nozomu getting naked and rubbing on Kouta with sound effects. Cold showers all around gentlemen.
I’d have to say that I generally enjoyed Kanokon throughout. I didn’t expect Shakespeare coming in and didn’t get any in return. What I did get was ecchi for the sake of ecchi. The show didn’t bother to try and fit a plot in like so many other shows, with only passing references to the underlying plot of the novels in order to keep things somewhat fresh. The writers knew what they wanted to accomplish and did so, entertaining us often by pure shock value. It was such blatant pandering fanservice and ecchi that I was just blown away by how awesome it was. Now admittedly some of the shock factor wore off after a bit, and they often had to try and come up with new ways to cross that proverbial line and shock us again. Highlights of such efforts are the two best scenes of the series- the spanking of episode three and the “cake” licking of episode nine.
The show was often hilarious for the shock value as well as just how corny and blatanly sexual Ayako Kawasumi’s (Chiziru) lines were. But the side characters drove a lot of the humor as well. Tayura and the poor twins had several good moments of humor, and there was the irreverant Yuki, always quick to find amusement in the antics of the Great Erotic King. Aside from episodes nine and three, probably the most humorous part of the series was the cosplay demon in episode four. I mean, can you ever forget Akane dressed in a nurse outfit while her legs are being forced open as she screams out “iiiyyyaaaaaaaa!!!!?”
It wasn’t all gravy though, the series suffered from poor animation quality that was due more I’m sure to an extremely low budget than anything else. And as the shock value of some of the borderline softcore porn parts wore off I found it less enjoyable. Finally, as I said before the ending episode was pretty weak and forgettable.
Overall though, I’d give it an 8.5 just for novelty. It managed to surprise us on many occasions by pushing just how far you could go on TV (even when airing at 10:30am Saturdays). It definitely gave us something unique and different in that regard. Recommended to any hardcore perv or other fans of fanservice anime.