I wonder if this is the second season to the horny series. Kanokon ~Manatsu No Daishanikusai~ though indeed is the sequel to the 2008 TV series but it has only 2 episodes and is released in the form of OVAs. To my surprise, I thought it was going to take at least a few months between the episodes but it only took a week for both episodes to be released.
 
For those who don’t remember what this story is about, oh heck, forget about the storyline. If you don’t like ecchi animes, stay away from this one because this anime is hovering closely to the hentai line. We’ve got a very busty gravity-defying-scientifically-impossible-boobs fox spirit named Chizuru who is totally in love with a little kid named Kouta. She doesn’t mind doing horny stuff with him even if they’re in public but he does. At a not-a-flatchest-but-rather-compact-boobs wolf spirit named Nozomu to the mix and there you have it, a love triangle with the ladies fighting each other for Kouta’s affection. So with this being an OVA, expect to see uncensored versions of you-know-what.
 
Episode 1
Kouta gets up during the hot summer vacation and is greeted by Chizuru in a PE outfit. What a way to start the day (and episode) with something ecchi. Something bugs me during the opening credits. No, not Akane turning down Tayura. But rather instead of Chizuru and Nozomu hugging and pinning down poor Kouta in the middle of the street, twins Ren and Ai also joins the bunch! I didn’t know they have feelings for Kouta. Not that I can remember. Some messy public tussle that is. Kouta is sure tangled in some bloody mess, is he? Anyway, back home after Kouta brushes his teeth, Chizuru wants him to do horny morning stretches with her. Leave it to that girl to think up of ecchi things. She can be a porn star if you ask me. How did summer gymnastics turned into sex gymnastics? Ask Chizuru, the expert. So while Chizuru is frolicking at Kouta’s place, poor brother Tayura has to do the cleaning and house chores instead. Meanwhile poverty-stricken Ren and Ai are so poor and helpless that they can’t even get a decent meal and flop big time to even catch a cicada! Poor girls. Lack the strength to even catch a bug. Studious Akane is at the library when Tayura thinks of calling her to ask her out to the festival. Of course she gets embarrassed when her handphone rings and shuts it off immediately. No prizes to guess how Tayura feels. As for best friends Kiri and Yuki, they’re out shopping with each other.
 
Kouta is diligently doing his physics homework so bored Chizuru can even turn that subject into something horny. Thermal expansion of something that gets bigger and harder when it gets hot. You know what she’s talking about. Chizuru then feels hot so she does some fanservice (literally) by fanning her skirt to purposely show Kouta what’s underneath. I wonder if he can finish his homework at this rate. Speaking of Nozomu, I wonder why she isn’t with Kouta, hugging all over him. Instead, she is lying naked in her empty room doing nothing. Elsewhere Ren and Ai are so hungry that they are starting to imagine the clouds as soft ice cream and tofu. Yum. Kiriyama and Mio are going to the former’s house together but Kiriyama gets embarrassed when he sees Kumada and Sahara. They both know of their relationship and wish them the best and not to get their cover blown. Chizuru suggests to Kouta to have flowing soumen so she goes to clean her body. Kouta should have seen this coming because she is using her body for the noodles to flow! Though that kid is very embarrassed, I’m sure many viewers would find it stimulating as the noodles flow over her body, through her cleavage… I don’t know why Kouta just didn’t tell her to stop. Maybe he really wanted to eat flowing soumen so he tries to do so with his eyes closed. Because of that, his chopsticks picked the wrong places (ahem, ahem!). Chizuru must really love it. Finally it took that kid long enough to realize that he can’t do it as he rushes out. Nozomu finally arrives outside Kouta’s apartment but since nobody answered, she has a bath outside the garden in the hot sun. Huh?
 
Tayura is taking walk and gets himself a drink at a vending machine. Akane just came out of the library and sees him. She goes to talk to him as he learns why his call was cut off. Tayura gives her a bean soup can drink that he bought by mistake as she obliges since her skin is dry due to the library’s air-cond. Yuki intends of buying a digital camera but has spent most of her pocket money. Kiri dismisses the idea of lending her money. I don’t know how but Yuki got it. Kouta and Chizuru are out searching for rhinoceros beetles. Chizuru suggests that she sits on Kouta’s shoulders to catch them. Yeah another attempt for a horny move. After catching it, Chizuru makes a horny statement of its horns. Shining black, thick and bent backwards. Can’t she think of something else? The duo spot Ren and Ai (tree hugging?). The starving twins rushes to Chizuru as their ‘mama’, pleading that they haven’t eaten anything since yesterday. Kouta gives his room key so that they could have some leftover noodles at his place. Chizuru’s mom, Tamamo, and her assistant, Yukihana, pays a visit to Kouta’s room but find the poor twins and Nozomu slurping on their noodles.
 
As Tayura and Akane part ways, he asks if she is still mad about yesterday’s incident. But she didn’t give a reply and only said goodbye. Chizuru and Kouta come back and she isn’t pleased to see her mom here. And she thought she could have all summer with Kouta alone. Now she’s got to deal with her mom who isn’t leaving anytime soon and her snow woman assistant. Everyone heads over to Chizuru’s place for more food as Tamamo gives Chizuru and Kouta yukatas to wear. Chizuru thinks her mom is being considerate to let her and Kouta go to the fireworks alone but all that evaporated because Tamamo tells her to go there alone and that mommy will go with Kouta together. Tamamo further puts words in Kouta’s mouth that he promised her to do so, upsetting Chizuru. Nozomu joins in the tussle to have Kouta go to the fireworks. Summer is sure lively, eh?
 
Episode 2
The hot summer continues with Kouta, Chizuru, Tamamo and Yukihana having breakfast at Kouta’s place. Tamamo further teases Kouta about Chizuru’s cooking, upsetting her. As for Ren and Ai, they’re having problems even catching a river fish for their meal. Yeah, those group of boys does it better. Kiri and Yuki wake up after camping on the school rooftop. Yuki gets an idea of filming Nozomu who is seen rolling and lying around doing nothing in her room. Is peeping legal? Not if they call it observation. As Kouta and Chizuru prepare to go out in their yukatas, Chizuru plans to show him her slip and smothers him in her boobs. But all that is ruined when Tamamo appears in a very short yukata so Chizuru tells her old hag which has past her prime to stop seducing Kouta. Tamamo takes this opportunity to show her enormous voluptuous boobs as proof. Tayura sums up his courage to ask Akane out to the festival but after seeing her upset reading some weird book at the library, he hesitates. Even after she is done, he tries to offer her his bean soup drink but she refuses. Later Tayura treats Akane to ice cream so she asks him why don’t he have some. He misinterprets and tries to bite from her stick. She punches him. While Kiri and Yuki tail Nozomu around town, Ren and Ai could only watch the (tasty) goldfish being sold at the roadside. As Tayura watches Akane eat her ice cream, she notices him and tells him off that he had better not think of any weird stuff. But Kiri and Yuki come by and think that Akane may be the one who has perverted thoughts, embarrassing her. Akane learns that they are on an observation project on Nozomu so Nozomu shows her the proper way on how to suck a popsicle. The perverted way. Haha!
 
Kouta and Chizuru are at a vast field with rows of bed of flowers. Chizuru is going to do it with Koura right out in the open when it starts raining. Yeah, her plans dampened. They take shelter are a nearby hut and since they’re soaking wet, they strip naked but kept their distances. Chizuru thinks of hugging for body warmth since nobody will be coming but Kouta knows too well of her intentions. A struggle has Chizuru falling on top of Kouta in a compromising position. She intends on showing Kouta her part as poor embarrassed Kouta tries to stop her and keep her modesty covered. That’s when the rain stopped and the sun out again. Kouta is relieved but Chizuru obviously isn’t. Tayura and Akane soon part ways and this time he doesn’t manage to say anything. Kiri and Yuki think he sucks big time but will help out when the situation becomes hopeless. Later as Kouta talks to Chizuru to cheer her up, the latter says she isn’t mad because being with him makes her happy enough. Then she suggests hugging him in which he obliged.
 
In the evening, Tayura calls Akane and his nervous voice is obvious. He asks her out to the festival. It seems she agrees to come though she gave an excuse that he knows the best place to watch the fireworks. That place is the school’s rooftop and everyone else is there having a picnic (Ren and Ai must be so delighted). Akane isn’t happy that she’s been ripped off so she gives Tayura the cold shoulder. Yeah, the rest even prepared a special spot for the both of them. Nozomu comes up to Kouta and wonders where has he been all day and thinks he has been flirting with Chizuru. Nozomu starts hugging Kouta so the eternal rivals start arguing that Kouta is their lover. The fireworks start as Sahara gets drunk with a little sip. Tayura tries to get close to Akane but stops when she sees what he is doing. She says that this is a nice place to watch the fireworks, making him happy. But that doesn’t mean he can put his arms over her shoulders yet. The next morning, Kouta wakes up to see Chizuru in a sleeveless dress (hey, it’s better than all those kinky outfits) as they greet each other good morning.
 
Ero-kon
This OVA does not feel anything much besides an extension over the TV series. There is relatively no plot here except to see how the characters interact and do whatever to pass the time during the summer. So those expecting to see that new character Minori who appeared in the final episode of the TV series and learn more about her would be disappointed as she doesn’t make her appearance here at all. Though this OVA offers nothing much and is another one of Chizuru’s attempts to get kinky with Kouta, I felt that the other main focus is between Tayura and Akane. Though not officially a couple yet but if he is patient and take a slow step, I’m sure he’ll win his way to that strict disciplined class rep. Besides, it’s not that she totally hates him.
 
It was obviously less fun in this OVA because Nozomu wasn’t there to bug Chizuru 24/7. Because of that, not much fighting over Kouta which made the TV series funny in the first place. Another thing about Kouta is that I still find him a weak guy. His pleas for Chizuru to stop doing ecchi stuff feels pathetic. It is like he does not want her to do so but at the same time do not want to hurt her feelings by being too forceful. He whimpers and wails in desperation each time Chizuru moves in. In a way, it is annoying and irritating to me. As for Chizuru, her horniness says it all. It’s either you love her or loathe her, depending on your stand on ecchi animes. In fact, she has never changed. Though the OVA does show some of the females being topless, perhaps due to the duration of the number of episodes and the story, it is less ecchi and ‘naughty’ as compared to the TV series. As for the drawing and art, I’m not sure if it is the same as the TV series but upon closer look, it is somewhat a little less refined.
 
Unless you are an ecchi or hardcore fan of the series or simply have too much time to waste on your hands doing nothing (like what the characters do for their summer here), then you should pass on this one. I don’t know if having memories of the TV series would make me laugh and smile at the funny parts or cringe at the near-hentai sections. But I do know I do not EVER want to have a girlfriend as horny as Chizuru. I’ve said this before that she could be responsible for the declining moral standards in today’s society, but if it’s not her, there’s a big chance that somebody else would. Define that to Chizuru…

 
Kanokon

Kanokon

March 28, 2009

WARNING: If you cannot stand the tiniest bit of ecchi and fanservice, then do not, I repeat DO NOT watch Kanokon at any cost. Unless you are an ecchi fan lover, I feel that this series is somewhat walking on a tightrope and on a very thin line between ecchi and hentai. It’s like teasing viewers that it may go into hentai just about anytime. And this series has lots of ecchi and fanservice bits.
 
Me, I’m not an ecchi fan but I watched this 12 episode supernatural series just for the comedy and laugh out moments. No doubt that the fanservice and ecchi stuff is what make this anime funny, but sometimes like I have said, it may be too much and sometimes nearly stepping into the hentai boundary. So are you curious to know how ‘bad’ (meaning naughty) it can get?
 
Well, the main male protagonist of the series is the petite first year student of Kunpou High School, Kouta Oyamada. On a bright day when it is drizzling a light shower, he meets a very busty girl named Chizuru Minamoto, who takes an instant liking for him. This isn’t just your typical girl meets boy. Now this little boy isn’t really a pervert but it is the girl who is horny. And I mean real horny and kinky! Chizuru is so shameless to show her public display of affection and seduction to flirt with Kouta even in broad day light in front of any crowd! Need I say more? Uh huh, you can say she has X-rated problems. Yeah, her huge boobs somewhat defy science and gravity. I suppose shy Kouta is a normal kid and doesn’t mind getting smothered by Chizuru’s boobs unless when they’re in public or when she goes overboard, but at the same time, I think he is too good a character to tell her off or to stop. Yeah, indecisive. Because of that, most of his classmates have given him the nickname "The Great Erotic King". Yeah, he doesn’t really put any effort to dismiss it. Really that shy or partly true too?
 
Anyway after watching the series for awhile, it then hit me how Kouta and Chizuru resembles so closely to the main protagonist in the anime series Girls Bravo. In fact, I was bloody shocked to find that the seiyuus of Kouta and Chizuru are Mamiko Noto and Ayako Kawasumi respectively! That’s nearly like the same as they did for Girls Bravo as Yukinari and Miharu in Girls Bravo! Wow! Coincidence? So this is the second time that I have come to know that my all-time favourite seiyuu Mamiko Noto is voicing the role of a little boy. So as comparison of the lead characters of Girls Bravo and Kanokon, instead of having a boy who breaks out in hives when comes in contact with girls, we have one who can be ‘touched and overwhelmed’ anytime. Instead of having a blur naive alien, we have a seductive foxy lady who is hornier than ever.
 
Foxy lady? Yeah, I forgot to mention that despite Chizuru’s normal human looks, she is in fact a fox spirit. Ah, so why does this vixen likes a normal kid like Kouta? Well, love does works in mysterious ways. And something about Kouta’s scent. Don’t ask anymore. Not only that, she is 1 year Kouta’s senior (too bad she can’t be in the same class with him) and is actually 400 years old! Wow! Still looking good, huh? You’ll soon learn that some of the other characters in Kunpou High School are in fact other animal spirits taking human forms. The reason being, they can’t let normal humans know their identity. Why? Let’s not think any further and get back to the real storyline. Besides, leave your seriousness and brain at the door while watching this one. You need an ‘open mind’ to watch this. Yeah, what an ‘eye opener’ this series is. Hahaha.
 
Thus in episode 1, because Chizuru is continuing to ‘harass’ poor Kouta in the middle of the street while on their way to school, their public indecent behaviour is causing Kouta’s class president, Akane Asahina, to scorn them. Yeah, she’s somewhat a self-proclaimed moral police and despises anything indecent. But I don’t think Akane’s words are going to stop Chizuru for getting even hornier on Kouta. Besides, they have 2 other classmates, Yuuki Sasamori and Kiriko Takana, who seem to be like commentators in watching the interesting ‘show’ between Kouta and Chizuru. Then there’s Chizuru’s younger brother, Tayura, who is in the same class as Kouta but you know, big sister always bullies him in doing things for her or hits him away if she deems him in the way between her love. Poor guy.
 
In school, we are introduced to several more characters, whom are animal spirits in disguise. Like the scary gym teacher Takao Yatsuka who isn’t too fond of what Chizuru is doing especially to a human (and his other job is to oversee the other spirits in the school), Iku Sahara who is Kouta’s homeroom teacher (looks like a student more than a teacher), the big-sized Ryuusei Kumada (a bear spirit with a scar across his eye. Hey, he spends most of his time facing is PC playing share stocks?! Plus, he looks more like a gangster than a student), Omi Kiriyama (a weasel spirit), Mio Osakabe (a frog spirit), and a pair of ‘lethargic’ twins in Kouta’s class named Ren and Ai Nanao (interestingly, they seem to do things what poor people do like eating food made from wastes and finds it delicious!).
 
In order to curb Chizuru from her further lovey-dovey act, Kumada sends Kiriyama and Mio to do the job since he is too glued to his share market on his PC screen. I don’t know if it’s affective or not, but when Kouta is having trouble getting bread during recess even with Tayura’s help, Kiriyama comes by to unleash some wind power (hey, he’s a weasel spirit, so he can control the wind) to rip Kouta’s bread in half. Just that? After that, Kouta gets a love letter from Chizuru to meet him in the piano room alone. The surprising thing isn’t about Kouta getting kissed by Chizuru or she’s on top of him semi undressed, but the fact that she reveals her true fox form to him. Okay, long ears, blonde hair, bushy tail. Still have more humanoid features than anything. However, Kouta doesn’t hate her and notes that she is beautiful.
 
Tayura comes in and is horrified to know that Chizuru has revealed her true form, something which animal spirits shouldn’t do. Ah well, all for love? Chizuru insists that she is deeply in love with this little kid and because Tayura still thinks otherwise, he is going to put an end to this relationship. Chizuru then kisses Kouta once more and suddenly, the duo merges! Yeah, Kouta now has fox ears and whiskers. Chizuru is inside Kouta’s body and though it isn’t usually possible, Chizuru explains it is because of Kouta’s deep acceptance of love for her which allows this to happen. Even Tayura can’t believe in this merger. Tayura decides to test her by unleashing a little fireball over his palm. But he’ll be getting the biggest shock of his life because Kouta/Chizuru unleash an even bigger fireball, enough to blast a hole in a building! Oh sh*t! Now we’re really f*cked!!! You could say Tayura has been blown away. Not after leaving a big destructive hole in the building wall. When the duo demerges, Kouta is shocked to see Chizuru naked! I mean when she entered his body, she can’t bring her clothes with her, right? Chizuru explains that the size of their flame depended on their love for each other. As Kouta collapses due to exhaustion, Chizuru continues to seduce him.
 
So in each episode, you have to expect to see lots of fanservice, lots of panty shots, lots of panty flashing, lots of cleavage, lots of boobs in your face, even more ecchi teasing from the queen of seduction herself. I wonder how Kouta can tolerate all of this. Yeah, it’s somewhat become part of his daily life. Everytime Chizuru is going to ‘do it’ with Kouta, helpless Kouta will be praying to his grandpa like how he is going to ascend into manhood. No, he’s not a pervert. It’s just that I feel he’s too ‘weak’ to stand up for himself or stop her. Or perhaps he’s enjoying it? Well, his distressful facial expression doesn’t seem to indicate so. Oh yes, Chizuru isn’t going to monopoly over Kouta’s love. At the end of episode 1, we see a new girl arriving. She is Nozomu Ezomori, a wolf spirit, and things are going to be more interesting and heated up with competition. Kouta is a hell of a lucky guy isn’t he? Or not. So everytime Chizuru is making headway on her advances on Kouta, there’ll be like something to interrupt them. Yeah. Girl, interrupted.
 
In episode 2, Nozomu arrives in town after being drop of by her biker brother, Saku. After getting more teasing ritual from Chizuru, Kouta on his way home spots a girl (Nozomu) having a tremendous appetite at a store. She’s eating like nobody’s business. Kouta can sense that she’s another animal spirit but goes to help her pay for her food when the store owner wonders if she could pay after eating so much. But it seems, monotonous-sounding Nozomu paid all the food herself anyway. After they introduce themselves, Nozomu takes a good sniff at Kouta. Hey, she’s a wolf, isn’t she? Back at Kouta’s apartment the next morning, I suppose Chizuru must be getting real desperate because she shocks Kouta when he finds her sleeping on top of him in a sexy lingerie! Even on their way to school, Chizuru attempts to get horny and starts stripping in the middle of the street! Chizuru tells Kouta not to worry because she has put up a barrier so nobody can disturb them. Before anything can happen, Nozomu comes by and breaks the barrier just to pass by. Yeah, now everybody can see the indecent duo… And if Akane sees this, she’s going to blow her top. Oops. Too late.
 
In class, Kouta’s classmates are commenting on his erotic behaviour when Nozomu comes by to hug him. Not wanting to lose, Chizuru too starts hugging him. I think Kouta’s suffocating badly. With a new girl in Kouta’s life, I guess it must be a new interesting twist of events for Yuuki and Kiriko to comment on. Later, Kouta and his classmates get news that Nozomu will be a transfer student in their class. In an instant, Nozomu shoves off the boy sitting next to Kouta and puts her table close to his and wraps herself around his arms! Where is Chizuru? She’s all tied up in Yatsuka’s room in order to prevent her from doing anything horny. Yeah, and she says how Kouta’s chastity is in danger. But I guess ropes can’t hold down a girl in love forever as Chizuru breaks free and rushes to find Kouta. Well, Nozomu is still over him at the school park when Chizuru throws a can at Nozomu but she avoids it and the can hit Kouta. An argument ensues. Then later that night as Kouta thinks of having a peaceful bath, both Chizuru and Nozomu enters to continue fighting for his affection! Now, Nozomu isn’t as busty as Chizuru. She’s in fact a flat chest! Nozomu insists they’re not flat but compact as Chizuru insists that her busty boobs aren’t flabby excess. So Kouta, which do you prefer? Big is better or compact is more economical? But I guess since the duo are engaging in too much fanservice fight (breasts squeezing, to give an idea), this causes Kouta to pass out and his nosebleed tainting the bath water before they could ask what kind of attributes he like in a woman. The next day, Kouta seems to have slight fever and is resting peacefully in the infirmary. But his peace is cut short once more when the 2 sexy semi-naked ladies continue to flank him and seduce him. Ah, he can never escape the life of ecchiness. Better not let Akane see this. Oops. Too late again. So perverts out there, I think Kouta would very much like to trade places with you. No, I’m not one of them, mind you.
 
The battle for Kouta continues in episode 3 between foxy lady vixen and wolfy woman over a bento contest. Thing is, they both can’t cook well. Kouta nearly had a near-death experience with them trying to hug-cum-suffocate him and now his stomach too is facing the same problem. Also, Nozomu takes Tayura advice to act like as though she has never met Kouta before in order to win his affections. When Chizuru finds out that Tayura has been giving such advice to her (yeah, Chizuru was reading the same magazine Tayura told Nozomu his advice), she pounds him real good. It gets even worse when Chizuru and Nozomu are pressing Kouta to make their homemade lunch. Yeah, Yuuki, Kiriko and Akane have become somewhat a game show-like commentators. Oh which will he choose? Kouta decides to self-destruct by eating both bentos and this causes him to collapse! Even after Kouta has been released from the infirmary, the girls come back with even weirder food combination! Nobody in their right mind would eat such monstrosity! Deja vu? He collapses again. Man, and you think making big corporate decisions and deals are tough.
 
Later, sly Chizuru decides to improve on her bento and ties up Akane, Yuuki and Kiriko as guinea-pigs! Oh the horror! Their days are numbered. But surprisingly, Ren and Ai seems to take a liking after tasting that horrible grub. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. Later as Tayura talks to Kouta on the school rooftop, Akane comes by to tell him to be a man and make a stand. Because of his indecisiveness, he has caused a lot of trouble. Yeah, we all know for who too. She wants him to honestly tell them his feelings even if it means hurting them. Later Kouta goes to talk to Chizuru but Kiriyama intercepts them with his wind power. Unfortunately, his aim was only Chizuru and when he finds out Kouta got hit (just a small tiny bruise on his cheek!), Kiriyama panics because he knows he’ll get into trouble if a human is wounded by an animal spirit. Chizuru takes advantage of this situation as Mio says she’ll do anything for them. In the store room, Chizuru wants that frog girl to squirt out some oil for them. Chizuru rubs the oil on herself and starts rubbing her body all over Kouta with an excuse heal him! Then Nozomu too comes by and starts doing the same thing, pissing off Chizuru. Kouta wakes up to find himself in yet another pinch situation. Is getting sandwiched between 2 hot girls a bad thing?
 
The next day, the bento war continues. Chizuru has had enough of Nozomu and gets rough with her by pushing her down. Kouta remembers Akane’s words and tells off Chizuru. But this causes her to feel hurt and runs away. He chases after her but I think it’s part of Chizuru’s ploy to get alone with him in an empty room. Though Chizuru is happy that Kouta still cares for her, she wants Kouta to punish her for being a bad naughty girl. Yeah, she gets into a sexy position and faces her butt at him. She wants him to spank her and takes off her undies! Yeah, she even said how pain must be felt in its raw form. I guess Chizuru is such a smooth talker so much so she manages to get Kouta to spank her more than once! Ouch! Is she loving it? Must be. Imaginations going wild here…
 
Sly Chizuru forces Tayura to think of a way to win Kouta’s affection in episode 4. Though Tayura suggests some medicine in a forbidden store room as a joke, Chizuru drags him along to the forbidden place. Hey, if anything goes wrong, it’s Tayura’s fault because he’s the one who suggested it, right? Slick. Chizuru finds a bunny suit and puts it on. However, she can’t take it off! It’s stuck to her body! Even Yatsuka and Sahara can’t do much so poor Chizuru has to wear the embarrassing bunny suit throughout the day. Oh those perverted eyes staring with those pierceful looks! She deserves it anyway. Chizuru decides to stay at Kouta’s place for the night but to her dismay not only finds Nozomu staying there but Akane, Yuuki, Kiriko and Tayura there as well! They can’t just leave them alone, can’t they? Too juicy to let go, huh? Ah, I guess Akane’s reason is to prevent them from doing anything indecent.
 
The next day, as Chizuru and Nozomu continue their usual spat, Chizuru suddenly feels tired and eventually collapses. In the infirmary, the teachers explain that this cursed suit was created by a lonely woman many years ago and it is absorbing Chizuru’s life force. If this continues, Chizuru may die. When Akane suggests to just cut the suit out, suddenly some magical force changes Akane’s attire into a nurse cosplay outfit and forces her into some ecchi position! Ironic to see a strict moral police in such. Soon, the bunny suit takes control of Chizuru and starts flying around school, changing everyone’s school uniform into some cosplay outfit. Outside, the bunny suit starts talking like how she’s doing this as revenge because she was a loser at love. Funny part was the bunny suit was forcing some girls over Kouta. Then Nozomu shoves off one of the girls and puts her butt on Kouta’s face instead! Tayura gets knocked out when he openly tells what kind of cosplay outfits attracted him. Kiriyama then uses his wind power but ends up shredding all the cosplay outfit for some fanservice moments. With that, the bunny suits decide to make all the girls naked! Nosebleed levels overflowing. In the school hall, the bunny suit transform into a wedding suit when Kouta comes by. He manages to get to Chizuru’s side and kisses her to merge their bodies. They unleash another giant fireball to destroy that cursed suit once and for all. Soon everything returns back to normal and we see Saku returning to town on his bike.
 
Chizuru once again tries to seduce Kouta on the school rooftop in episode 5 but once again got interrupted with Saku’s presence. At a cafe, Kouta learns that Saku is Nozomu’s elder brother and things indicate that Saku may be in love with Chizuru. Uh huh, Chizuru is still adamant that her boobs are only for Kouta. Because Saku notices how close Kouta is to Chizuru, he puts a bracelet on Kouta’s wrist. As Chizuru tries to take it off, it causes Kouta great pain. Saku explains that whenever one wears this bracelet, one cannot think of ecchi thoughts and doing so will cause the wearer great pain. So it proves what is on Kouta’s thoughts, huh? Saku continues that he wants Chizuru to be his before leaving. Because of that, Chizuru cannot get close to Kouta. We see Chizuru having some sort of withdrawal syndrome. Yeah, she’s going crazy because she can’t unleash her pervertness on Kouta! Watching from afar just doesn’t quite cut it. That night, Chizuru is bent on removing Kouta’s bracelet by going up against Saku but Tayura disagrees that she will die if she does so. Well, she did mention that she’s already dead like this. I see.
 
The next day, Tayura with the help of Kiriyama and Mio decides to face off with Saku at the shrine (Chizuru being tied up). However, Saku’s power is too big for them to handle. When Chizuru frees herself and rushes to the place, she finds Tayura beaten to a pulp. Chizuru transforms to her fox form and battles Saku. In class, Nozomu notices Kouta’s depression (does it mean he still prefers to be smothered by Chizuru’s horniness?) and tells him that a battle is taking place at the shrine after Nozomu hears Saku’s victory howl from a distance. The duo head there to find the place nearly destroyed and Chizuru beaten up. Kouta goes by her side and even Nozomu seems to be preventing Saku from finishing her. Seeing her pitiful state, the duo kiss to merge. With renewed determination, they easily overpower Saku. Later Saku admits defeat and breaks Kouta’s bracelet. Soon he decides to leave town not after telling Kouta that he’s leaving Nozomu in his hands too. As Saku rides out of town, he meets a young girl and her guardian and reports to them that Kouta’s power is the real thing. Looks like his love for Chizuru was just a ploy to test Kouta’s latent powers.
 
New Year’s Day arrive in episode 6 but it’s not the kind of New Year Kouta wants to start off with. Yeah, Chizuru comes to his place in a sexy kimono to give him her usual seducing. In this episode, it dawned to me that it seems Tayura has a secret crush on Akane! He’s seen trying to prepare what to say to her. And I thought, such relationships between animal spirits were forbidden. Ah well, if her sister can do so, why not him. Back at Kouta’s place, Chizuru takes off her kimono to reveal a swimsuit she is wearing under. Then they play a horny board game created by Chizuru. Whatever spot Kouta lands on, he has to do something perverted to Chizuru. So when poor Kouta decides to skip his turn, Chizuru plays her turn and does the perverted act instead. But they’re interrupted when Nozomu comes by in her kimono. She strips her kimono and she’s better than Chizuru because she’s wearing nothing underneath! Cheater!
 
So as they go visit the shrine, they meet up with their usual classmates too. The usual New Year’s Day rituals like praying (they’re causing a long queue), Nozomu sucking a lollipop so ‘stimulating’ and ‘dirty’, having their fortunes read (too bad Tayura and Kouta got a misfortune about them having trouble with women. How true). Then it also dawned to me that Kiriyama and Mio are a couple! Well, their body actions indicate so. Kouta brings some sweet sake to appease Akane who is wary about Chizuru and her indecentness. However, with that little amount of sake, Akane becomes drunk instantly! She’s talking to the tree! Too bad Tayura can’t get closer to her at this point. Even if he tries to impress her by trying his hands at a shooting stall at the festival run by Ren and Ai, he can never get the gift drunk Akane pointed out she wanted. That’s because sly Ren and Ai is holding it up at the back, making it unable to fall. As the day ends, everyone decides to go to Kouta’s place but Chizuru isn’t pleased because she won’t get to be alone with Kouta.
 
Episode 7 starts off with another one of Chizuru’s disturbing seduction. She has heart-shaped stickers just to cover her nipples! But they are interrupted by a gust of wind created by a ninja girl called Yukihana outside. As they are walking to school, once again Chizuru’s advances are interrupted by Yukihana who shows herself before them. It seems Chizuru knows her. In school, Chizuru has a chat with Yukihana and the latter too doesn’t seem to think well of a relationship between animal spirits and humans. But you know, Chizuru is pretty stubborn on it. Yukihana notes a similar case to Chizuru’s mom. With that, she decides to test Chizuru and creates a heavy storm blizzard at school. The entire school is covered with snow and ice. In no time, all normal humans will freeze to death. As for the other spirit animals like Kumada, they’re hibernating. While the other classmates are trying to warm themselves with a pitiful small stove (Ren and Ai came to show them the meaning of survival. Sometimes being poor has its merits), Kouta, Chizuru, Nozomu and Tayura decides to find Yukihana and put a stop to this. They encounter several snowmen army but Tayura got taken away. As the trio escape from the snowmen, in an empty room, the girls strip naked and decides to warm Kouta’s body up with theirs. How can they think of such things at this time even if Kouta is starting to freeze.
 
Because they have been fooling around so much, I guess Yukihana got tired of waiting for them and appears before them. Nozomu uses herself as a shield when Yukihana turns Nozomu’s body into like of a snowman, and tells the duo to run away. Kouta is starting to grow weak due to the intense cold so outside, Chizuru kisses him to merge their bodies. They unleash the biggest fireball ever towards Yukihana. She acknowledges the tremendous power and strong bond between the duo and concludes that Chizuru has passed the test, surprising her. Yukihana disappears and the snow over school starts melting. As the students look out their window to greet a bright warm day, to their shock, they spot Kouta and naked Chizuru outside! They must be thinking what on Earth were they doing during the blizzard.
 
Chizuru and her friends are invited to a hotspring inn in episode 8. But Chizuru isn’t particularly happy because this inn is run by her mom, Tamamo, and Yukihana is her assistant. Now we know where Chizuru gets her bustiness. It’s in their genes. Plus, I’m not sure if she has something to do with Naruto because Tamamo is a nine-tailed fox spirit. The reason she invited them to her inn is for compensation for the blizzard caused at their school. As Kouta is soaking in the hotspring, Tamamo comes by to flirt with Kouta. Yeah, now we also know where Chizuru inherited her horniness. Yeah, she tries to wash his back and Chizuru is quite pissed off seeing that her mom is trying to get ahead of her and do something perverted and tries to break through. However, Tamamo has placed quite a strong barrier. Kouta finds out that Tamamo isn’t Chizuru’s real mom but she took Chizuru and Tayura in hundreds of years ago and treated them as their children. Before Tamamo could do anything perverted, Chizuru’s jealousy manages to break through the barrier. Tamamo’s boobs are another case whereby it defies science but in comparison to Chizuru, of course the former wins much more. Because of the mother-daughter argument, Kouta passes out after seeing too much fanservice between them. Meanwhile Tayura is climbing to a higher place to peep at the other girls but when he finally reaches the top, the girls are done and are on their way back down.
 
During dinner, Tamamo has laced a drink with some horny potion. Though there won’t be any effect on the animal spirits, a little dose can have a great impact on humans. They will fall in love with the first person they see. Chizuru who was being tied up by Tamamo earlier on, breaks free and to her horror finds out that Kouta has become all lovey-dovey with Nozomu. Tayura tries to do the same to Akane, but that girl is in love with the sake bottle instead. So close. As for Yuuki and Kiriko, they may seem like wanting to do something yuri to each other, but it turns out that they just feed each other. Plus, there is no cure and they will need to wait for the effects to wear out. Chizuru tries desperately to get Kouta and tries her usual seductive tactics but it didn’t work. Yeah, Kouta saying how she’s in their way. Poor Chizuru falling into despair. Then at a private place just before Kouta could do anything perverted on Nozomu, the effects wear off and Kouta regains his senses. Later he finds Chizuru crying alone but upon finding out that he has returned to normal, she hugs him. The next day, the gang leaves and though Tamamo tells Kouta that he will leave Chizuru in his hands, she indicates that she may take a liking for Kouta. Yeah, looks like this was another test.
 
Remember that girl and her guardian we see Saku talking to several episodes back? In episode 9, that girl Minori Mitama and her guardian Nue (no dialogues from her in this series), is watching Chizuru flirting with Kouta as usual from afar. Things indicate that Minori may be Kouta’s little sister. Since she wants to save her brother from that seducing witch, she enlists the help of Ren and Ai. It is revealed that they are also ghost hunters. Though the twins are reluctant to take the job upon finding out their target is Chizuru, I guess money can buy over them easily. I mean, a suitcase worth of money is enough to buy them lots of good food, right? If you’re thinking that they are going to be some effective in their job, think again. Due to several blunders, they’re somewhat incompetent. Like as they’re hanging upside down on a tree watching Chizuru making her move on Kouta in a room, they decide to throw a bomb at her. When Chizuru notices somebody watching them, she throws a table. Though the twins manage to avoid it but banged their heads, causing them to fall and the bomb explode in their hands. Then in class, the twins distracted Chizuru to put some potion in her drink. After drinking it, Chizuru feels a little unwell. Then in the infirmary to her horror, her boobs are gone! You heard me right! Chizuru is a flat chest now! She’s so sad that she decided to hang herself because she can’t go on living without her boobs! Hahaha!
 
So that night, Chizuru enlists the help of her Kouta, Nozomu and Tayura to help get her boobs back. Chizuru sends Tayura off on a world trotting adventure to get several rare herbs or animal parts that will bring her boobs back. Nozomu then suggests that Kouta massage Chizuru’s chest in order to make it grow back. This is such an ecchi part. Uh huh. Since Chizuru has no more boobs, even Kouta finds it hard on where to start! So when he does a little poking, Nozomu takes a measurement and it seems it has grown by 0.1cm! Well, at least there’s progress. Then Chizuru came out with an idea that if a girl is stimulated or gets excited in a pervert way, there is a chance her boobs will grow. What kind of a sick theory is that? I think it’s part of Chizuru’s ploy to get intimate with Kouta. And why is Nozomu helping her? Well, if she wants to beat her, she prefers to do it on a fair and square manner and not when her enemy is down. How noble. The next few scenes are a little horny and ‘stimulating’ because Nozomu seems to be inviting Kouta to lick Chizuru’s butt! Too much butt-in-your-face moments! Finally I suppose Kouta gives in and starts licking and psycho himself that he is licking some sweet cake candy. Ren and Ai are watching from outside and are embarrassed to see what is happening (feeling itchy down there too?). With that, they drop the bomb and once again exploded it upon themselves. At the same time, Minori and Nue prepare to put their plan in motion.
 
Kouta continues massaging Chizuru’s chests in episode 10 as we see Tayura making his great escape from several dangerous places in the world. Ren and Ai continues with their bomb plan. This time using a TNT from a safe distance. Upon pushing down the lever, it didn’t blow up so they approach the bomb to check if there’s anything wrong with it. As expected, it blows up then. Tayura finally returns from his globe adventure but instead of getting a warm welcome from Akane, she reprimands him for missing class. Tayura’s misery continues when Chizuru forces Tayura to cook and boil all those stuff for her. After all that he has gone through? No heart at all. Meanwhile Ren and Ai reports back to Minori about their failure and wish to be given a second chance. After more massaging, Chizuru is horrified that there isn’t any progress at all. On their way home, the gang spots the twins (who are spying on them) and decides to treat them for a meal. Since they have never eaten such a good meal before or even been to such a cafe, they felt bad about making Chizuru drink the potion. That night, the twins confronted Minori and wish to be relieved of their duties. With that, Nue zaps them unconscious as Minori tells them that even though she knew they were incompetent, their mission was already over when they gave Chizuru drink the potion.
 
The next day, Minori summons several monsters to descend upon Kunpou High School. Sensing great danger, the animal spirits of the school put all humans to sleep as they prepare to protect the school. The barrier protecting the school soon breaks and the monsters start attacking. Yatsuka, Kumada, Kiriyama and the other animal spirits lead the defence. Soon Minori sends Nue to get Kouta. It seems Nue is a mix of several animal parts like raven wings and snake as her tail. She manages to easily do away with Kiriyama and even pound the strong Kumada. Of course Chizuru’s advances on Kouta once again have to stop after hearing all that ruckus. Nue manages to find Kouta but Tayura and Nozomu faces off with Nue to buy them some time even if they know they aren’t able to defeat her. Nue soon closes in on them. Because Chizuru is slightly weakened (I’m thinking does she draw her powers from her boobs?), they cannot merge as they did. But Kouta’s strong will to protect Chizuru, he starts glowing from his chest and he starts to transform and power up! He merges with Chizuru and his powers are equal to Nue’s. Kouta’s immense power destroys the other monsters below and Minori notes how she didn’t expect her brother’s power to awaken here and tells Nue to retreat and that she will come back for him another day. When Kouta awakens, he finds a naked Chizuru by his side and that her huge boobs and powers are back, though he doesn’t remember much that has happened. With that, Chizuru decides to flirt Kouta with her boobs and since Kouta thinks for once it’s okay to congratulate her for returning to her usual self, he shyly tells her to spoil him, in which she gladly obliges by putting his face in her boobs.
 
After all that little suspense, it’s back to more fanservice again in episode 11 and you can’t have an ecchi series complete without a beach episode. That’s right. Chizuru and her usual pals head to the sunny sands of the beach for some fun and relaxation. Another disturbing eye opener is when the girls changed into their swimming outfits. Now, Nozomu’s swimming outfit is just putting band aids covering the necessary areas! WTF?! Definitely a fashion crime! Is this what future swimsuits will evolve into?! When they are done, they smell something good to eat and following their noses leads them to a beach restaurant. To their surprise, it seems Tamamo and Yukihana are operating it! I guess for survival in business, they need to have a branch elsewhere too. Chizuru must be in dismay that her mom is here to ruin her plans. As Kouta suggest to have lunch there since they’re already here, the food somewhat doesn’t taste as delicious back at the hotspring inn. Tamamo teases Kouta to feed her, much to Chizuru’s jealousy. Yeah, she’s all over him too. Because Chizuru is acting like a spoilt brat, Tamamo then asks Kouta to feed her as well, making Chizuru quite happy.
 
Later Chizuru wants Kouta to apply sun lotion on her when Nozomu comes by to do the same. Yeah, it may look like a 3 person orgy at first, the way they scrub each other body to body. Tayura tries to do the same for Akane but gets whacked instead. Since Chizuru has got sun lotion over her, she decides to take a shower to wash it off. Then she bumps into Tamamo who asks her about her relationship with Kouta, causing her to fluster a little. Their conversation is cut short when the heard cries for help from Akane. It seems she is alone riding on a raft at sea and the waves got to violent. Unfortunately, Kouta can’t swim so he can’t go save her. Which means it’s all up to Tayura as he dives in without hesitation. Akane comes to on the beach with Yuuki and Kiriko telling her how Tayura saved her. She remembers how scared she was clinging on to Tayura. She then goes to thank him. Finally Tayura scores with her. That night, as Chizuru and Kouta walk alone on the beach, she asks him about his feelings for her, taking him by surprise.
 
Back to school in episode 12. On the way to class, Kouta is thinking of letting Chizuru meet his grandpa and Chizuru thinks she’s part of the family already. Of course a flashback on the previous episode whereby Kouta didn’t manage to give her an answer because Tayura called on them to watch the fireworks. Yeah, Chizuru wasn’t too happy about spoiling the mood and threw a giant rock on him. Though Chizuru knew Kouta’s answer, she still wanted him to say it out loud. Even so, Kouta still avoids answering that question as he rushes to school. In class, the gang are surprised to find that Akane is going out on a date with Tayura but that girl says it’s just her way of saying thank you :). I don’t know why but Ren and Ai have their hairstyles being made by Yuuki and Kiriko. At school, happy Chizuru tries to seduce Kouta in order to get him say those words. She is even unfazed when she passes by Yatsuka. In an empty room, seduction time begins when Nozomu comes in because she smelled some erotic aroma. Even the next day, Chizuru is interrupted when Ren and Ai comes hugging Chizuru and wants to call her mom! That grateful, huh? Upset Chizuru storms off but gets pissed off upon seeing Kiriyama and Mio being lovey-dovey with each other. None of your business! Back home, Chizuru could guess from Tayura’s body language that he is going to confess to Akane. Next day at school, Tayura seems to be embarrassing himself with some football goal victory dance because he was too happy daydreaming about his confession.
 
Because Kouta still couldn’t bring himself to say those words, it’s like an awkward atmosphere between them. But the next day, Chizuru becomes desperate for Kouta’s answer and forces herself on him. To her surprise, Kouta says how he doesn’t want to do it with her, which causes Chizuru to run away in tears. He couldn’t find Chizuru anywhere in school and in class he is spacing out and not paying attention. Sahara notices Kouta’s behaviour and makes up and excuse that he may be a little sick and excuses him from class. With that, Kouta goes to search for Chizuru and finds her on the bridge where they first met. Finally he confesses that he loves her, making Chizuru back to her happy self again. Just like the first time they met, it is drizzling a light shower on a sunny day and Chizuru says how such phenomenon is also called "A Fox’s Wedding". So are we going to see Kouta finally doing it with Chizuru? Well, alone in a classroom, Nozomu appears out of nowhere to hug Kouta. She says that since Chizuru is Kouta’s lover, Nozomu herself will be Kouta’s mistress! And since it turned out like that, I guess Chizuru is okay with it. I mean a lover and a mistress are 2 totally different levels and meaning even if they are after his affections. The ending credits show the characters as they go on with their lives. Like Saku who is still riding his bike, Kiriyama and Mio continue to be a couple, Kumada is in total despair because the share market tumbled (ironically, a bearish market means down, right?), Akane and Tayura going out together to an art exhibit but that poor guy got whacked when he tries to get closer to her.
 
After watching too many ecchi and fanservice moments, it kinda feels a little mind-numbing. Yeah, I won’t say that this would be one of my favourite animes as I felt at the end it was just okay, if not mediocre. I mean, though the show has its funny moments, I read that even with all the ecchi stuff, many people felt like this anime was a total bore and sucked big time right from the start. To be honest, I initially liked the earlier parts when Chizuru was all over flirting and seducing Kouta. Of course too much of anything is bad for health and I felt it went downhill in the middle. For those who still can’t get enough of the horniness, there is the visual novel which the series is based on, a videogame (yikes!), and a drama CD.
 
No doubt it got interesting with Minori and Nue’s presence but I felt that it wasn’t sufficient. Besides, Minori didn’t even come face to face with Kouta nor Chizuru. So if there is a second season, perhaps they will explain more of this mysterious little girl and her relationship with Kouta. It got me thinking is Kouta some sort of a spirit to? And what is this hidden super powers of his? Also, at first I thought it’s going to be a heated battle for Chizuru with Nozomu’s arrival but along the way, that fizzled out and Nozomu became somewhat a passive fighter for Kouta’s love. So it’s pretty much Chizuru and Kouta anyway. I kinda noticed that Chizuru always seem to get tied up and locked away in some place and then cut herself loose. It shows you can’t keep this girl down with just strings. It was nice too seeing that Tayura finally made some headway with Akane, though it’s going to be a long winding road. As for the other characters, their presence doesn’t seem to make an impact. Like Kumada who’s always facing his PC and even his most prominent battle against Nue was a very short one. What about Kiriyama and Mio? Nothing much about them too. Just like Yatsuka. Intimidating presence, but nothing much ado. And that Saku guy’s role just pretty much ended after testing Kouta and Chizuru. Feels like a one-episoder guy. Though Ren and Ai’s weird behaviour may be amusing, but that’s so much about them. So I could say that the character development here isn’t much and probably sucked. Besides, it’s like a trade-off. You can’t have every minute of fanservice and at the same time some character and story development.
 
Hmm… I think I have a theory how the name of this anime title came about. I think Kanokon is derived from the abbreviated words of kanojo complex (girlfriend complex). Erm… I don’t think Kouta’s character would suggest anything close to it. Yeah, Chizuru is the one who is having that obsessed boyfriend complex.
 
The drawing, art and animation seems to border between bishoujo and cute. I mean, most of the characters have a pink blush on their cheeks so much so it reminded me of the kind of art in the anime series Manabi Straight. In addition, sometimes in a different light, I could see the character’s face (especially Chizuru) giving off a faint reddish-kind of light. Is it my PC graphics card or what? Other than that, I could say that the sceneries are quite well done but it’s not as spectacular so much so as to take your breath away. The name of each episode’s title sounds like a horny question like episode 1’s "Doing It For The First Time?", episode 6’s "Can I Please Do It?", episode 11’s "I’m getting wet already?", and episode 12’s "Can We Finally Do it?".
 
At first, hearing Mamiko Noto voicing Kouta seems unsuitable at first because at times Kouta really does sound like a girl. But of course I got used to it. Ayako Kawasumi’s impression of horny Chizuru suits her just fine. The other casts include newbie seiyuu Miyuu Takeuchi as Nozomu, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Tayura (Chikusa in Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn, Leo in Tsuyokiss), Chiwa Saito as Akane (Kirie in Girls Bravo – as opposed to her role in this series, her character is still a tough girl but not so violent as the one in Girls Bravo), Ui Miyazaki as Kiriko (Aisia in Da Capo Second Season), Takashi Kondo as Kiriyama (Hibari in Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn) and Kumiko Nishihara as Minori (Iris in Sakura Taisen). The rest of the cast either didn’t have a long resume of character roles or either they voice anime characters which I didn’t watch ;P.
 
It’s a good thing that in real life there is no such over-sexed over-horny kind of girl (maybe there are, but I wouldn’t know about it). What more a fox spirit. Sometimes you’ve got to really admire Chizuru’s brazen and unshamed adult lines. Not for anyone’s ears. Love can sometimes be such a dirty word. I really don’t wish to have a girlfriend like that. So Kouta, good luck to you. It must be getting tough seeing that 1 babe is hard to handle, he has another one to deal with. Ah, just like Shungo’s case in Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun. But Kouta’s got it much worse since he can’t fight nor defend himself unless when in dire situations. But it’s better to be stuck in between 2 gorgeous loving ladies rather than in between a rock and a hard place. I wonder if this show will be the benchmark for future morally declining standards.
 

Kanokon